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Spoil your dad this Father’s Day with all his favorite cookout food! Whether you’re looking for grilled classics or new recipes to surprise him with, this roundup has everything you need. You can create your whole menu with these recipes or pick and choose your favorites, either way, your dad is sure to be impressed!
Making a beautiful meal is a great way to show your love and appreciation for someone, but especially your dad! Whether your dad likes fresh salads or hearty comfort foods, this versatile collection of recipes will have everything you need.
Since Father’s Day is always in June, throwing a family grill night is a fantastic way to celebrate! I’ve included all kinds of cookout foods, from main dishes and finger foods to dips and side dishes. Many of these recipes can also be made ahead of time so that you can spend the day with the dads in your life!
If grilling isn’t on the schedule for Father’s Day, no worries because I’ve also included 10 fabulous Crock Pot recipes! You can prepare these dishes in the morning and let them cook throughout the day, so you don’t have to worry about dinner. That being said, we all know it won’t matter what you make him, it’s really the gesture that counts!
Useful Tools For Making These Recipes
If you’ve been following me for a while, I know you must be tired of hearing this by now, but a cook is only as good as the tools in their kitchen. Whenever you’re hosting a cookout, grill night, or a party, you’ll need all the BEST tools. These are a couple of my favorites…
Appetizers and Finger Foods
My husband is a big appetizer person, he loves any kind of dip, finger food, snack, or slider! One year for Father’s Day Dinner, I made all of his favorite appetizers and served that as the whole meal… he went crazy for it! You could mix and match these recipes to serve for Father’s Day Dinner, and I promise your dad will be amazed!
Grilled Main Dishes
What better way to celebrate your Dad than by hosting a Family Cookout! Father’s Day is always during the early summer, so you know the weather will be perfect for grilling. These tried and true grilled main dish recipes are all easy to follow and absolutely delicious!
Slow-Cooked Family Favorite Recipes
Making one or two Crock Pot recipes is a great way to lessen the workload when you’re preparing a big meal! I like to refer to slow cooking as ‘hands-free cooking’ because you don’t have to sit there and babysit the stove. You can prepare the recipe at your own convenience and then go about your day knowing that dinner will be ready to serve.
Best Side Dishes
All of these side dishes can either be prepared in advance so most of the work is done, or they can be completely made ahead of time! I recommend specifically choosing a couple of make-ahead side dishes, especially if you’re grilling-out, those grilled main dishes will need all your attention.
Desserts And Sweet Treats
There’s no better way to end an evening than a good sweet treat! I’ve included a little bit of everything with these dessert options. Whether your dad is a fan of chocolate, fruity desserts, cookies or cakes, you can find the perfect dessert for him right here!