Father's Day Dinner Recipes

Got a special dad who deserves a great meal? Plan the perfect dinner menu with these recipes.

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Porterhouse Steak

Whether you’re planning to fire up the grill or cook him a special sit-down dinner, there’s no denying that Dad deserves an extra-special meal (and dessert!) on his big day. Where to start? We recommend this dad-approved favorite: Tyler’s dry-aged porterhouse, cooked in a simple-but-flavorful mix of clarified butter and fresh herbs.

Get the Recipe: El Paseo Porterhouse Steak

Maple Bacon Double Cheeseburgers

These sweet and salty burgers are bound to make Dad's Father's Day. You'll use three tablespoons of maple syrup to flavor your bacon slices and a teaspoon of Louisiana-style hot sauce to make the fiery mayonnaise.

Get the Recipe: Maple Bacon Double Cheeseburgers

Stuffed Pork Chops

Guy stuffs brined pork chops with a meaty mixture of pancetta, mushrooms and fontina cheese. Once they're stuffed, secure the opening with a toothpick before frying the chops — this will ensure a picture-perfect presentation for a Father's Day meal.

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Double-Cut Pork Loin Chops

Best Barbecue Ribs Ever

Katie 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

Muffuletta Tortellini Salad

Filled with cheese tortellini, sweet grape tomatoes, chopped giardiniera and more, this easy salad is hearty enough to serve on its own. Our recipe calls for mozzarella-and-pepperoni rolls, but use whatever flavor the special guy in your life will like best.

Get the Recipe: Muffuletta Tortellini Salad

Crispy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Coat chicken in breadcrumbs before tossing on the grill and cooking until golden brown.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Grilled Chicken Thighs

Steak Sandwich

This Father's Day, follow Jeff's lead by building these meaty sandwiches high with layers of thinly sliced hanger steak, red onion and a hearty spread of bourbon creamed spinach.

Get the Recipe: Hanger Steak Sandwich with Bourbon Creamed Spinach

Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

If your Father's Day plans include grilling, this salad makes a great first course. Marinated grilled shrimp, smoky bacon and hard-boiled eggs are the perfect dad-approved salad toppings.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Cobb Salad

Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Trisha’s decadent potato salad is the perfect side dish for Dad. Yukon gold potatoes are grilled until tender and caramelized, then tossed with scallions and a warm bacon vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Grilled Baby Eggplant with Balsamic Glaze

The great thing about grilled veggies is that they pair perfectly with everything from chicken to steak.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Baby Eggplant with Balsamic Glaze

Crisp Chicken Wings with Chili-Lime Butter

In just 30 minutes, you can make Tyler's crispy wings that are sure to please any dad.

Get the Recipe: Crisp Chicken Wings with Chili-Lime Butter

Whiskey Glazed Flat Iron Steaks and Grilled Potatoes

The flat iron steak is the second most tender cut of beef, after the petit filet mignon — and it's a lot less expensive. Coat it in a whiskey and brown sugar glaze, and grill potatoes to serve alongside.

Get the Recipe: Whiskey Glazed Flat Iron Steaks and Grilled Potatoes

Fried Chicken

Bobby's crispy, buttermilk-marinated chicken is the perfect centerpiece for a Father's Day picnic.

Get the Recipe: Classic Fried Chicken

Swiss and Mushroom BBQ Burger

Fire up the grill on Father's Day and impress Dad with these beefy burgers topped with creamy Swiss cheese and button mushrooms.

Get the Recipe: Swiss and Mushroom BBQ Burger

Grilled New Potatoes with Tarragon Butter

New potatoes are small and tender, so they cook up in no time on the grill. Better yet, you only need a handful of ingredients to turn them into a super-delicious side.

Get the Recipe: Grilled New Potatoes with Tarragon Butter

Sweet-and-Spicy Baby Back Ribs

Cover juicy ribs in a sweet Thai chile sauce that has a bit of kick!

Get the Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Baby Back Ribs

Garlicky Grilled Flatbread Strips with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Brush prepared pizza dough with olive oil and garlic, sprinkle with cheese and then grill until char marks appear.

Get the Recipe: Garlicky Grilled Flatbread Strips with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Grilled Ginger-Beer Chicken

Brush chicken with a thick layer of ginger beer-based sauce as the skin grills to a crispy brown.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Ginger-Beer Chicken

Braised Lamb Tacos

You won’t believe how much flavor this simple marinade gives Michael Symon’s lamb tacos. Toasted cumin and coriander seeds, a cinnamon stick and brown sugar are just the beginning.

Get the Recipe: Braised Lamb Tacos

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

Bobby 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 with a spicy tomato relish.

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

Chicken Parmesan Drumsticks

Here, chicken Parmesan is transformed into a one-pan meal you can eat out of hand. The drumsticks are oven-fried, then topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella and baked until the cheese is gooey.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Drumsticks

Brown Sugar Skirt Steak

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

Get the Recipe: Brown Sugar Skirt Steak

Spiced Scallop-Zucchini Kebabs

Elevate your typical backyard cookout with buttery sea scallop kebabs with a kick. A fresh mint and cilantro chutney add bright flavor that will surely make this a Father’s Day no one will forget.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Scallop-Zucchini Kebabs

Hanger Steak Tacos with Chile and Herb Oils

Transform a basic hanger steak into an extraordinary meal fit for a king. One bite of the marinated meat with fresh toppings (think quick pickled onions, avocado and bright cilantro) will have Dad feeling like an Iron Chef cooked his dinner.

Get the Recipe: Hanger Steak Tacos with Chile and Herb Oils

Strip Steak with Spiced Salt

If you’ve never made spiced salt before, now is definitely the time — it will elevate your grill game like no other, and you can make it a whole week ahead!

Get the Recipe: Strip Steak With Spiced Salt

Breakfast Burgers

If Dad's a big breakfast guy, he'll love these egg-topped burgers. Serve the patties on English muffins for the ultimate breakfast-inspired meal.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Burgers

Smothered Pork Chops

For a Southern twist, Tyler smothers pan-fried pork chops in rich buttermilk gravy.

Get the Recipe: Smothered Pork Chops

Cedar Plank Salmon with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

Valerie's method for grilling salmon produces bold flavor with minimal ingredients, thanks to the use of fragrant cedar planks.

Get the Recipe: Cedar Plank Salmon with Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

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

Ale-Brined Roasted-Turkey Sandwich With Red-Pepper Pesto

This is the ultimate picnic sandwich, with roasted turkey and pesto on a sourdough loaf.

Get the Recipe: Ale-Brined Roasted-Turkey Sandwich with Red-Pepper Pesto

Charred Broccoli

This 15-minute side is delicious enough to draw Dad’s attention away from the main dish. A soy sauce-based dressing infused with sesame oil and honey gives it the perfect balance.

Get the Recipe: Charred Broccoli

Baltimore Beef Bad Boy

Guy marinates top-round beef before grilling for extra flavor.

Get the Recipe: Baltimore Beef Bad Boy

BBQ Chicken Wings

For an easy coating, Geoffrey tosses these wings in a zesty sauce made with cumin, paprika, piquillo peppers and his favorite store-bought barbecue sauce.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

Grilled Chicken Skewers

These quick-and-easy chicken skewers (with two different dipping sauces) make a great Father's Day appetizer, especially if you're planning to grill with Dad. Just be sure to brush the grill grates with oil before you cook the chicken, so it doesn't stick.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Skewers

Sloppy Joes with Maui Onion Straws

Take sloppy joes to the next level with a special mix of spices and a sprinkle of fried onion straws.

Get the Recipe: Sloppy Joes with Maui Onion Straws

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