Some of the most commonly exchanged gifts on Father’s Day include greeting cards, golf balls, mugs, neckties — you get the idea. While all of these presents are fine, it gets harder for dad to appreciate the “#1 Father” mug after his 16th year receiving it. If you struggle to find unique presents he will actually use, don’t worry, you’re not alone. But we have a perfect (and easy) solution: Father’s Day recipes!
If Dad wants anything this Father’s Day, it’s a home cooked meal made by his most favorite people in the world. For the man that strives everyday to be a good dad and provide for his family, these recipes are the ultimate way to show your love.
If you’re making breakfast…
This take on the classic breakfast food is the perfect special occasion bacon because it is enhanced with the indulgent taste of truffles. Treat dad to a Father’s Day brunch he is guaranteed to love with this flavorful bacon recipe.
These everything potato waffles are basically just giant hashbrowns slathered in chive cream cheese. And yes, it sounds amazing because it is amazing. This recipe also gets bonus points because on top of being absolutely delicious, it’s vegan!
For the hardworking dad with a big appetite, you need to make this breakfast charcuterie board. It’s got everything: bagels, donuts, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes — you name it. If you’re hosting a Father’s Day get-together, this board could easily feed a crowd.
If you’re making lunch or dinner…
Jackfruit ‘pulled-pork’ sliders
What better way to celebrate Dad than with a summertime barbecue? These jackfruit sliders slathered in a homemade barbecue sauce and topped with fresh coleslaw are just what you need to make it perfect.
If you’re dad is a coffee snob, there’s no way he won’t love these coffee coconut macaroons. These small cookies contain a combination of deliciously complex flavors that make them an irresistible treat for Dad’s special day.
Serve this boozy margarita pie and you won’t have to worry about serving drinks with dessert. This ultimate two-in-one recipe covers all the bases for the perfect Father’s Day.
And a drink to top it off…
Boba can be intimidating to make, but the end result is one-hundred percent worth it. Use Father’s Day as an excuse to try your hand at these flavorful pearls by making our Guinness beer boba cocktail and your dad will be so impressed.
Pickle juice cocktail
This pickle martini might sound a little weird, but you’ve gotta trust us when we say it is a drool-worthy mashup of both savory and tangy flavors that will blow your dad’s mind and leave him craving more.
Miranda Judd is an editorial assistant at Thanksgiving & Co. She’s currently attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU with dreams of one day becoming a food journalist and developing her own recipes. In her free time, Miranda loves to bake, clean, and spend time with her mutt Cosmo.