20 Delicious Recipes to Grill for Father's Day

Treat the dads in your life to something grilled to perfection this year, including steak, chicken, veggies and even pizza.

May 11, 2023

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If you need Father’s Day dinner ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Give Dad a break and grill him up something he’ll love (think barbecue ribs, pizza and even potato salad). Mix and match these mains and sides for a menu that’s guaranteed to please. Dad can’t resist a good burger? Try these sweet and salty burgers. The recipe calls for three tablespoons of maple syrup to flavor the bacon slices and a teaspoon of Louisiana-style hot sauce to make the fiery mayonnaise—now there's a meal he's sure to remember!

Get the Recipe: Maple Bacon Double Cheeseburgers

Grilled Potato Salad

Consider this a great take on warm potato salad, flavored with sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard. Grill the potatoes in a foil packet until they’re nice and tender, then open the packet for about five minutes so they can take on a little smoke.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad

Herbes de Provence Grilled Flank Steak

Herbes de Provence is an easy way to dress up flank steak. Simply rub the steaks and grill. Dinner will be ready in 30.

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Grilled Salmon with Sherry Vinegar-Honey Glaze and Spicy Tomato Relish

Bobby Flay turns a simple grilled salmon into an impressive meal that’s sure to please. He brushes salmon fillets with a sweet-and-sour honey glaze, then serves them with a spicy tomato relish.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Sherry Vinegar-Honey Glaze and Spicy Tomato Relish

Grilled Cobb Wedge

Brush iceberg lettuce with a smoky paprika-olive oil mixture, then grill for just seconds. Topped with soft-boiled eggs, thick-cut bacon, blue cheese and more, this salad is hearty enough to stand on its own.

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Best Barbecue Ribs Ever

Katie Lee Biegel says the best ribs are messy and sticky, and we agree! After baking her ribs low and slow, she brushes the meat with a sweet, syrupy glaze while it browns on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Best Barbecue Ribs Ever

Grilled Potatoes

Kardea Brown dresses up russet potatoes with an easy, garlicky marinade that gets a hit of bright flavor from fresh chives and parsley.

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Grilled Korean-Style BBQ Glazed Pork Chops with Red Onions and Baby Bok Choy

Make a hoisin sauce to coat tender grilled pork chops and onions. Serve with easy-to-make bok choy for a Korean-inspired meal.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Korean-Style BBQ Glazed Pork Chops with Red Onions and Baby Bok Choy

Grilled White Pizza

Follow Michael Symon’s lead and use two cast-iron skillets to create a pizza oven for your outdoor grill. If this doesn’t impress Dad, we’re not sure what will!

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Grilled Prawns

This shrimp dish looks impressive but is actually quite simple to prepare and calls for ingredients you probably have on hand: Beyond the shrimp, you need only olive oil, salt and lemon wedges.

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Brown Sugar Skirt Steak

Use a few pantry staples like brown sugar and pepper to turn skirt steak into a decadent dinner.

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Grilled Shrimp Salsa

No grill? No problem. Valerie Bertinelli’s easy salsa is made entirely on a grill pan. Let the dressed shrimp and veggies rest in the refrigerator before folding in fresh chopped cilantro for an extra dose of bright flavor.

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Grilled Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan is comfort food at its best. When you can make it in just a half-hour and serve it hot off the grill, it's even better.

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Grilled Salmon Steaks and Summer Beans

Fire up the grill for these delicious salmon steaks. A four-ingredient spice mixture gives them flavor you thought you could get only from a high-end restaurant dinner.

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Grilled Scallions

Grill marks make everything better, especially the sides on Father’s Day. These grilled scallions are ready to eat in minutes and will taste delicious next to a meaty main.

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Grilled Chicken Mole Negro

Guy Fieri’s spicy chicken mole takes some time to prepare, but it’s worth the effort when it comes to treating someone special on Father’s Day. Chiles, spices and Mexican dark chocolate help give this sauce its amazing flavor.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Mole Negro

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ginger-Scallion Noodles

Just a touch of five-spice powder goes a long way in adding irresistible flavor to these grilled chicken thighs. Served them atop a bed of stir-fry noodles seasoned with rice vinegar, scallions and fresh ginger for a meal Dad won’t soon forget.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ginger-Scallion Noodles

Grilled New York Strip Steaks

Your cabinet most likely contains everything you need for Ina Garten’s New York strip steaks. Her spice mixture features little more than light brown sugar, garlic, chipotle powder and ground coffee, but fans call it excellent.

Get the Recipe: Grilled New York Strip Steaks

Grilled Skirt Steak Caprese

A three-ingredient vinaigrette is all you need to add tons of flavor to Bobby’s steak and arugula salad.

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Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

If you’re craving a healthier main for Father’s day, look no further. This grilled chicken cordon bleu, complete with the ham and Swiss cheese, delivers on flavor without all the fat.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

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