33 Delicious Ways To Say “I Love You” For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than by preparing a special meal at home? We’ve curated a diverse collection of recipes, ranging from easy to elaborate. Some are kid-friendly enough for older children to whip up, yet still impressive to make Dad feel like the king of the house. Whether you’re aiming for a hearty breakfast, a satisfying lunch, or a memorable dinner, we’ve got you covered with a selection of 33 recipes to choose from. Vegan and vegetarian choices, too.

BLT Omelets

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Versatile omelets! This BLT version is fantastic for breakfast or lovely light supper, in which case you might want a larger serving. The recipe is super simple and makes a perfect brunch or lunch dish, too. Get the recipe.

Breakfast Pork Sausage Patties

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Never thought of making homemade sausage before? These pork sausage patties are no more difficult to make than a burger. Make a double batch and store the patties in the freezer for even more convenience. Get the recipe for Breakfast Pork Sausage Patties.

Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

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Sometimes you want your scrambled eggs to be a little fancy and we love this combination of smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill. Very quick to put together, but fancy enough for guests. Get the recipe for Scrambled Eggs With Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese.

Home Fries

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We think the best Home Fries start with starchy potatoes, like russets. They will create that creamy interior and crusty exterior that we look for in a great home fries recipe. Parboiling the potatoes first until a bit tender, but still firm and not fully cooked, also helps achieve the desired end result. You can peel the potatoes, or keep the peel on, or do a combo approach. Get the recipe for Home Fries.

Quinoa, Greens & Bell Pepper Puff

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This makes a great side dish or vegetarian main dish: high protein quinoa with eggs, spinach, kale, red bell pepper, leeks, scallions and Gruyere. Get the recipe for Quinoa, Greens & Bell Pepper Puff.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Pancakes

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Yes, you read that right! Chocolate Pancakes! For brunch? Sure. But we also suggest these for dessert after a light meal. Serve with maple syrup, or even a scoop of ice cream and salted caramel sauce. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Pancakes. 

Breakfast Casserole

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This all-in-one breakfast casserole features eggs, hashbrowns, cheese and ham. Easy to make, feeds a crowd and kids and adults will ask for seconds. And it is made with five ingredients, in addition to salt and pepper. Could not be simpler. Get the recipe for Breakfast Casserole.

Ham & Cheese Scones

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These savory scones are unexpected and a lovely way to use leftover ham after a holiday meal – or buy some ham just for the purpose. Gluten-free, too! Get the recipe for Ham & Cheese Scones. 

Cheddar Waffles with Bacon & Chives

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We love waffles and these Cheddar Waffles with Bacon & Chives rival any of our sweet versions. Cornmeal adds texture and substance, cheddar cheese and chives hit the right savory note, and chile powder, oregano, cumin and cayenne bring some spice. Top with an egg, fried or poached, crisp bacon and maple syrup for a meal to remember – breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! Or go another route and try a dollop of sour cream and LOFO salsa! Get the recipe for Cheddar Waffles With Bacon & Chives.

Skillet Lasagna

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Lasagna made in a skillet? You bet, with all the classic flavors. Lasagna is a standby when we want to feed a crowd, but it takes time. It is not a weeknight dish. This recipe for Skillet Lasagna is going to change all of that. Here we combine all of the ingredients that you love in a classic lasagna but use techniques to get it on the table fast – about 35 minutes! This recipe features ground turkey, to lighten it up a bit, and chopped carrots, zucchini and green bell pepper for nutrition, color and crunch. Get the recipe for Skillet Lasagna.

Loaded Wedge Salad

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Our Loaded Wedge Salad might be the perfect accompaniment to your burger. Or steak. Or roast chicken dinner. Heck, it is almost a meal unto itself. A big wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with our very own, homemade Blue Cheese Dressing, crisp, crumbled bacon, chopped tomatoes and chives. Get ready to dig in! Tons of texture and flavor. Don’t tell us that Iceberg lettuce is boring! Get the recipe Loaded Wedge Salad.

Pork & Noodles

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Our Pork and Noodles is quick enough for a weeknight and will satisfy your cravings for Asian take-out. If you love our Super Quick Korean Beef, served with rice (and MANY of you do), this is the noodle equivalent! Economical ground meat, noodles, simple seasonings and DINNER IS READY! Get the recipe for Pork & Noodles.

One-Pot Greek Salmon with Feta & Peppers

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We eat salmon every week, but sometimes we are pressed for time. Pull out a large skillet and this dish with feta cheese and bell peppers is simple, elegant and delicious. Get the recipe.

Deep-Dish Pizza with Sausage

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We have several pizza recipes for you; this one is deep dish, with a hearty crust, enhanced with cornmeal, and a rich filling of cheese, tomatoes and sausage. Get the recipe for Deep-Dish Pizza with Sausage.

Turkey Meatloaf with Mushrooms & Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

Turkey meatloaf.
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Turkey and oyster mushrooms, scallions and carrots make our turkey meatloaf super moist – and yet, it is as easy as dumping everything into a bowl, mixing, shaping your loaf and throwing it in the oven. I have included a Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup, which goes on top of the meatloaf before it goes in the oven and is also served alongside. It is an extra step but you will see that it is very easy and incredibly tasty. The Muir Glen fire roasted tomatoes add a smokiness and depth that we just love. Get the recipe for Turkey Meatloaf with Mushrooms & Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup.

One-Pan Berbere Spiced Spatchcocked Chicken

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Opening up a whole chicken (spatchcocking) allows it to cook quickly, evenly, and yields a juicy bird with crisp skin. Our Berbere spice mixture is complex and flavor packed. A drizzle of lemony yogurt at the end brings it all together. Get the recipe.

Bacon Chicken Ranch Mac n’ Cheese

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Bacon. Ranch dressing. Mac and cheese. Any one of these alone is a crave-able food, so we thought, why not combine them in a low FODMAP, gluten-free, rice noodle casserole? Get the Bacon Chicken Ranch Mac n’ Cheese Recipe.

Chili Mac

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 Hearty, beefy chili, beans and mac and cheese are married together in this family-favorite, which uses rice-based elbow pasta. Get the Chili Mac recipe.

Roasted Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Basil & Arugula

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We always keep a package (or two) of shelf-stable gluten-free, rice-based gnocchi around. And once we roasted them, instead of boiling them, we never went back! You gotta try this recipe. Get the  Roasted Gnocchi recipe.

Drool-Worthy Father’s Day Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting & Sour Cream

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Have your kids give their dads these awesome Father’s Day sugar cookies! They can use cookie cutters to shape and decorate with the cream cheese frosting. It’s a great Father’s Day activity for kids and a cute DIY Father’s Day gift children can make. Get the recipe.

Italian-Inspired Grazing Board

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This Italian Mediterranean platter is chock-full of healthy dips, spreads, and small bites.

From sweet to spicy, hearty to umami-flavored, I share 7 amazing recipes you can easily make in advance to build a fun and stress-free party platter or enjoy this fun Italian grazing board as an entire meal. 

It also comes with various suggestions on how to fill up this colorful Italian board with store-bought items and more protein-centric recipe ideas. Get the recipe.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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This Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip slashes unwanted fat and calories. But don’t worry … nobody will even notice! This clever recipe re-boot has all the cheese-y, gooey, buffalo-y flavor that makes the iconic dip an absolute MUST at practically any kind of party. Even better? It’s super fast to cook … in only one dish! Get the recipe.

Cinnamon Roll Casserole (Easy Breakfast Bake Recipe)

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This easy breakfast casserole is made with store-bought cinnamon rolls! It’s perfect for Sunday morning breakfast during the holiday season. 

Imagine waking up as a child on Christmas morning to the smell of cinnamon rolls baking. Cinnamon and nutmeg wafting through the air, and the anticipation of gifts under the tree! Perfect, right? This simple recipe takes an everyday thing (canned cinnamon rolls), and turns them into something fit for special occasions. Get the recipe.

Fudgy Red Velvet Cake Mix Brownies 

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These fudgy red velvet cake mix brownies are so easy to make with only 4 ingredients. They have white chocolate chips inside and a super moist, chewy texture that melts in your mouth. It’s the perfect doctored red velvet cake mix recipe that you won’t regret making! Get the recipe.

Mini Cherry Tiramisu Dessert Cups 

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Indulge in Mini Cherry Tiramisu Dessert Cups – a delightful blend of flavors and textures. These treats feature layers of espresso-infused gluten free ladyfingers, light whipped cream, and a sweet homemade cherry filling. Topped with a hint of dark chocolate, each bite offers a balanced mix of sweetness and richness. Get the recipe.

Reuben Casserole

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Reuben Casserole has all the yumminess of a Reuben sandwich baked in one dish. It’s a hearty casserole with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, canned biscuits, and rye crackers. Get the recipe.

Chicken Lasagna

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Experience comfort food at its finest with creamy Chicken Lasagna. Delight in layers of tender chicken, velvety cheese, asparagus, lasagna noodles, and a white wine sauce. Crowned with homemade marinara sauce, this dish strikes the perfect balance between indulgence and sophistication. Whether it’s a special gathering or a cozy night in, savor the sumptuousness of white chicken lasagna. Get the recipe.

Creamy Boursin Pasta

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This recipe for Boursin Pasta is the most delicious creamy pasta you’ll ever eat with just 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes of cooking time! It’s a quick side dish or vegetarian meal that’s easy and delicious. One of the most popular recipes on this site, the 5 star reviews don’t lie! Get the recipe.

Air Fryer Naan Pizza

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Air Fryer Naan Pizza is a fast, easy and tasty way to make pizza at home. Learn how to make a scrumptious personal-size 5-ingredient naan bread pizza with an Indian bread in this fusion recipe.  This air fryer pizza gets done in just Fifteen minutes. Get the recipe.

Almond Flour Banana Pancakes

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These almond flour banana pancakes are moist, fluffy and absolutely delicious – plus they are gluten-free and naturally sweetened! Take your breakfast to another level with these divine healthy pancakes! Get the recipe.

Coca-Cola (or Pepsi) Chicken Thighs Recipes

Coke thighs.
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Learn how to make easy Coca-Cola chicken thighs with an easy family recipe for a simple dinner. Kids love the idea of making a dish with soda! Even though the recipe is called Coca-Cola chicken thighs, you can use any type of cola you like. It doesn’t matter whether you use Coke or Pepsi. If you prefer Pepsi, you can use the same basic recipe and call it Pepsi chicken. If you prefer diet cola, you can make Diet Coke chicken. However you choose to adjust the recipe, the chicken thighs turn out moist and juicy every time. Ready to learn how to make the best Coca Cola chicken recipe? Let’s get started! Get the recipe.

The Best Easy Taco Salad Recipe

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Learn how to make the best easy taco salad recipe with fun ingredients like Thousand Island dressing and Nacho Cheese Doritos. This Thousand Island taco salad is perfect for potlucks, especially when you need to feed a crowd. Looking for a great easy main dish salad recipe to serve at your next gathering? You’re in the right place! Get the recipe.

No-Bake Biscoff Chocolate Truffles

Biscoff truffles.
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The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread joy than by whipping up some delightful treats for your loved ones? If you’re a fan of Christmas Truffle Recipes and the irresistible combination of Biscoff cookies and chocolate, you’re in for a delicious treat! Great for any holiday! Get the recipe.

A Bevy Of Juicy Burgers And The Best Oven-Baked Fries

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There’s nothing quite like a tasty hamburger; there is a reason entire restaurants and chains are dedicated to the art of the burger! Whether it’s grilled, cooked on a griddle, or broiled, served between buns, wrapped in lettuce, with all the toppings, or just with ketchup, we enjoy them all. Explore our selection of the best burgers, then head to the market, grab your protein of choice, toppings, and start cooking. We’ve got beef burgers, pork, lamb, turkey, salmon and more! Jalapeño cheddar stuffed, Italian Grilled, Wagyu, Lamb with Tahini Dressing, cheeseburger sliders, Fajita Burgers with Guac – and so many more. We also included two oven-fries recipes (one potato, one parsnip) that round out your burger plate perfectly.

READ: A Bevy Of Juicy Burgers And The Best Oven-Baked Fries

20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

macaroni slaw.
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 Here are 20 of our favorite side dishes to pair with burgers, from oven-baked fries (2 kinds), green salads to hearty potato and pasta sides, even a quick stovetop mac and cheese. READ: 20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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