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16 Delicious Father’s Day Recipes

The best gift is a restaurant-worthy meal.

A clever way to use all those perfect summer tomatoes is to make a cheesy bacon cheddar tomato tart like this one from Brooklyn Supper. Savory and delicious, it’s basically a fancy version of a BLT but light enough to follow with dessert.Brooklyn Supper
Fire up the grill and make these grilled lamb chops from A Cozy Kitchen. They’re topped with blistered tomatoes and tangy chimichurri which the recipe shows you how to make (but no one will mind if you buy it pre-made).A Cozy Kitchen

Summer squash, like zucchini, is often thrown on the grill or added to a salad, but it can also be stuffed. This yummy recipe from Adventures In Cooking uses dill and feta along with ground meat for a fresh summer taste.

If your Father’s Day is packed with activities, you’ll want a recipe that doesn’t take all day. This pappardelle pasta uses beef ragu made in an instant pot for a restaurant-worthy meal ready in about an hour.Dude That Cookz
Put a modern twist on surf and turf with this mouthwatering seared steak and lobster risotto from I Am A Food Blog. You can’t go wrong with a cheesy, lobster-stuffed carb.I Am A Food Blog
If you’re planning on an elaborate Father’s Day dessert, you may want a lighter dinner like this crispy salmon with pesto and cauliflower from Cooking For Keeps. Best of all, it uses just five ingredients.Cooking For Keeps
If dad’s a vegetarian or you just want a meal that feels super fresh, try this pasta with spring peas from Two Red Bowls. The burst of lemon makes this tasty dish sing.Two Red Bowls
Taco-bout a crowd-pleasing meal (sorry). Half-Baked Harvest has the scoop on how to make these summery crispy chicken tacos that will be fun to top in whatever way you please.Half-Baked Harvest
The dad who just wants to grill on Father’s Day will love this cheeseburger from Climbing Grier Mountain. It’s topped with guacamole and summer veggies (and it’s worth the splurge for bakery buns).Climbing Grier Mountain
You can never go wrong with a classic cheese pizza. This homemade margherita from A Beautiful Plate is bursting with summer flavors like basil and tomato, and it tastes especially wonderful when made with a baking stone.A Beautiful Plate
Wings are a great food to eat at home because you can get as messy as you’d like. Treat dad to these easy barbecue chicken wings with a little heat from A Classic Twist that can be made right in the oven.A Classic Twist

If dad’s itching to try out his new grill gear, try these grilled pork skewers from Kitchen Confidante. They can be marinated in advance so the dinner comes together quickly.

Kitchen Confidante

A classic shrimp boil just screams summer, and the variety of flavors makes for a memorable, fun meal. This recipe from No. 2 Pencil is made on a sheet pan, so instead of a long clean-up, you’ll have time to kick back with dad.No. 2 Pencil
If you opt for heavy appetizers or a big lunch, a light dinner is perfect. This refreshing salad from All The Healthy Things is bursting with fresh summer flavor.All The Healthy Things
Vegetarian dads and meat-eaters alike will love this portobello mushroom burger from Love & Lemons. It’s fun to get creative with toppings like tzatziki, classic onion and tomatoes, hummus, or whatever else you can dream up.Love & Lemons

A shrimp pasta, like this recipe from Brown Sugar Food Blog, feels light enough for a hot day but is still satisfying and special. You can use spaghetti or bucatini noodles (if you’re lucky enough to find it).

Brown Sugar Food Blog