We have the Best Father’s day Dinner Ideas for a meal Dad will love. These easy ideas are simple to prepare and budget friendly.

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Best Father’s Day Dinners Ideas

If you are looking for new ideas to cook for Father’s Day, we have the best Father’s day dinner ideas. These ideas will definitely impress Dad and he will feel special on his day.

Whether you want to grill or toss something in the crock pot, we have options to suit everyone. This list is packed with so many delicious items you might want to save it for year round.

What is a good dinner for Father’s Day?

Burgers, rib eyes, fried chicken, BBQ Chicken or tacos make great meal ideas for Father’s Day. Most dads love hearty meaty type of meals.

Keep it simple while serving a meal Dad will love. Add a few easy side dishes such as pasta salad or potato salad and dinner is complete.

Let’s get started with these Father’s day dinner ideas.

Collage of various meals such as steak, meatloaf, subs and beef.

Father’s Day Main Dish recipes

Let’s get started with the main dish. Choose one of these easy entrees sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

1. Grilled Shrimp Foil Packet

Dinner will be ready in minutes thanks to this easy foil pack with perfectly seasoned shrimp.

Grilled Shrimp Foil Packet
Grilled shrimp foil packet recipe is a mess free and flavor packed dinner idea. The shrimp has the perfect blend of seasoning and takes only minutes to cook.
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2. Air Fryer Hamburgers

You can’t go wrong with burgers. Plus, the air fryer makes it so easy and delicious. Just add your favorite toppings such as red onions, tomatoes and pickles for a great meal.

Air Fryer Hamburgers
Air fryer hamburgers are delicious and so easy to prepare. Enjoy juicy and flavor packed burgers in just minutes thanks to the air fryer. 
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3. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak

Fans of Texas Roadhouse need to make this copycat version to enjoy at home. It is super easy and loaded with the best seasoning.

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4. Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe

Once you learn how to cook brisket in the slow cooker, it is so easy. The meat is tender and delicious.

Crock Pot Beef Brisket Recipe
Learn how to make Crock Pot Brisket Recipe that is so tender it falls apart. The flavor from being slow cooked all day is amazing and the recipe is so easy.
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5. How to Grill Steak

Learn the best tips to perfectly grill steak every time. It is so easy and makes a delicious steak dinner for Father’s Day.

How to Grill Steak
Learn how to grill steak so that it turns out perfectly each and every time. We have lots of tips and tricks for the best steak!
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6. Steak Kabobs

Layer steak and veggies for colorful and delicious skewers. The combination is delicious.

Steak Kabobs
Grilled steak kabobs recipe has everything you need for a great meal. Flavorful steak and tender veggies combine on a skewer for an amazing dinner.
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7. Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

There are so many options for these shrimp kabobs. You can use any type of veggies you love.

Grilled shrimp kabobs
Lots of vegetables and flavorful shrimp combine to make easy Grilled shrimp kabobs. In 10 minutes or less, you can have dinner on the table!
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8. Easy Homemade Flatbread Pizza

In just 15 minutes, these flatbread pizza go from oven to table. Everyone can add their favorite toppings for a delicious dinner option.

Easy Homemade Flatbread Pizza
Try this easy homemade flatbread pizza recipe that your family will love. Flat bread pizza is ready in 15 minutes making it a fun family dinner.
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9. Shish Kabobs

These beef skewers are so filling and really easy to make. Layer all of your favorite veggies for a great meal.

Shish kabobs
Shish kabobs are so easy and always a crowd pleaser. Alternate beef and veggies in a delicious marinade for the best meal in minutes.
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10. Sauteed Mushrooms

In just 10 minutes, these tasty mushrooms are ready to enjoy. They are seasoned perfectly for a great meal.

Sauteed Mushrooms
Sauteed Mushrooms are ready in less than 10 minutes. They are perfectly seasoned and golden brown for a great side dish.
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11. Crock Pot Butter Chicken Recipe

The curry flavor makes the sauce so tasty for this chicken dish. It is an easy meal but packs a ton of flavor.

Crock pot butter chicken recipe
Turn plain chicken into delicious Crock pot butter chicken recipe. Your family will enjoy this flavorful and creamy sauce with curry flavor and more.
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12. Blackened Chicken Alfredo

Alfredo is the best comfort food and it pairs perfectly with blackened chicken. Each bite is so tasty.

Blackened Chicken Alfredo
Chicken alfredo is even better with this perfectly seasoned blackened chicken. Make blackened chickened alfredo recipe in under 30 minutes.
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13. Chick Fil A Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Everyone loves Chick fil A and Dad will be so excited to enjoy this at home. Learn how to easily make this copycat recipe.

Chick Fil A Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Chick-fil-a Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe is easy to make with amazing flavor. From the grill flavor to the marinade, this is the best.
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14. Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

While Filet Mignon sounds fancy, it is an easy dish to prepare. The bacon adds to the wonderful flavor. We use a digital thermometer to ensure the meat is fully cooked.

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
Make this Bacon Wrapped Filet for a steakhouse quality meal at home. The steak is so tender and the bacon makes each bite flavorful.
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15. Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

If comfort food is what Dad wants, this meatloaf recipe is a must try. Fans of Cracker Barrel will love this copycat recipe with tomato sauce.

Cracker Barrel Meatloaf See the Recipe

16. The best Steak Marinade

Just 3 ingredients and this easy recipe comes together fast. This marinade makes steak flavor packed and tender.

The Best Steak Marinade – only 3 ingredients!
This is by far the best and easy Steak Marinade recipe. It has only three easy ingredients and is packed with flavor. You will love this marinade for steak!
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17. Crock Pot Sesame Beef

Skip takeout and make Sesame Beef at home for Father’s Day. It is tasty served with rice.

Crock pot Sesame Beef
You are going to love this Crock pot Sesame Beef recipe. It is so easy to make and the beef comes out so tender and flavorful.
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18. Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

French bread makes the best crust for pizza. Load each serving with our favorite toppings for a great meal.

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza
This Air Fryer French Bread Pizza recipe can be made in minutes. This French Bread Pizza is easy to make with only a few ingredients.
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19. Air Fryer Steak

Once you cook steak in the air fryer, you will be hooked. It turns out perfectly every time.

Air fryer steak
Air fryer steak is juicy and so flavorful. This is an easy way to cook steak and turns out perfectly every time.
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20. Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs Recipe

Ribs in the crockpot taste so tender and flavorful. They will literally fall off the bone and the barbecue sauce is the best.

Slow Cooker BBQ ribs recipe
Find the best slow cooker BBQ ribs recipe here. It’s so tender and full of flavor. Even better, you can set it and forget it! Dinner will be waiting.
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21. Taco Lasagna Recipe

Craving Mexican? Make this simple Taco Lasagna for an easy Father’s Day meal.

Taco Lasagna Recipe
Enjoy Taco Lasagna Recipe any night of the week for dinner full of cheesy and delicious layers. Lots of ground beef, salsa and more blend for a great meal.
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22. Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Wings

The air fryer is a great cooking method for chicken wings. They turn out crispy on the outside every time.

Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Wings
If you love Buffalo Sauce and Chicken then these Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Wings are for you. Easy seasoning and air fried to perfection.
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23. Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas Recipe

The crock pot makes it a breeze to make Beef carnitas. They are so hearty for a great meal.

Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas Recipe
Try Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas Recipe for a meal sure to impress. There are tons of options for this easy beef carnitas recipe from tacos. salads and more.
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24. Easy Lasagna Recipe

Make lasagna the easy way with this lazy day version. It will not disappoint and takes very little work.

{Lazy Day} Easy Lasagna Recipe
This simple lasagna recipe tastes like traditional lasagna without all the work. This is the best lasagna recipe for a lazy day.
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25. Chicken Parmesan

This restaurant quality dish will definitely impress dad on Father’s Day. The tender chicken and fresh marinara will be a hit.

Chicken Parmesan
This Chicken Parmesan Recipe is so easy but tastes like restaurant quality. Enjoy classic chicken parmigiana with marinara sauce and cheese.
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26. Crock Pot Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs taste fabulous when slow cooked. This recipe makes it effortless to enjoy ribs.

Crock pot braised short ribs recipe
Crock pot braised short ribs recipe gives you tender ribs with the ease of the slow cooker. Now you can enjoy braised ribs any day of the week.
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27. Air Fryer Meatballs

Learn how to make meatballs in minutes. The recipe is so easy and the air fryer makes it fast.

Air fryer meatballs
Air fryer meatballs recipe takes all of the work out of making homemade meatballs. In minutes, your family can enjoy flavor packed meatballs.
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28. Crockpot Meatball Subs Recipe

Subs make a great meal on Father’s Day. This easy slow cooker recipe cooks everything to perfection.

Easy Crockpot Meatball Subs Recipe
Crockpot meatball subs are amazing! This Meatball sub recipe is packed with flavor and it’s so simple! The tomato sauce is so delicious and the homemade meatballs are the best. Give this Crockpot meatball sub recipe a try. Your family will love it!
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29. Dorito Taco Salad

Jazz up plain taco salad with this Dorito version. It has the best seasoning, fresh veggies and seasoned beef.

Dorito Taco Salad
Doritos Taco Salad is a family favorite recipe. It is loaded with ground beef, taco seasoning, Doritos and tossed with Catalina Dressing.
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30. Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa

You can serve this amazing Chipotle Barbacoa over rice or with tacos. Then add toppings and fresh lime or lemon juice.

Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa
Enjoy slow cooker chipotle barbacoa recipe with little effort thanks to the crock pot. Tender beef is cooked to perfection and tasty with rice or tortillas.
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31. Blackstone Smash Burger Recipe

Everyone will enjoy these smash burgers on the blackstone. They have the best grilled flavor.

Blackstone Smash Burger Recipe
Blackstone Smash Burger Recipe is one of the best and easiest burgers you will make. Cooking Smash Burgers on a Blackstone makes feeding a crowd fast and easy.
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32. Olive Garden Herb Grilled Salmon

Enjoy this savory salmon dish at home for a great meal. You will save time and money.

Olive Garden Herb Grilled Salmon
Olive Garden Herb Grilled Salmon is one of our favorite copycat recipes. The salmon is seasoned with easy ingredients then rubbed with amazing garlic herb butter.
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33. Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops 

Everyone will love this sweet and savory pork chops recipe.

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops
Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops are the perfect weeknight meal. They are grilled with savory marinate flavor and topped with a slice pineapple.
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Father’s Day Side Dishes

Every meal needs a couple of delicious side dishes. These ideas are easy and so yummy. Try one of these side dishes with your favorite Father’s day dinner ideas.

34. Candied Bacon Recipe

Impress Dad with this easy Candied Bacon recipe. It is caramelized to perfection.

Easy Candied Bacon Recipe
You will love this candied bacon recipe. Easy caramelized bacon recipe is a crowd pleaser. Candy bacon is the best recipe. Learn how to make candied bacon
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35. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

This recipe only calls for 3 ingredients and makes a great side dish. The jalapeno poppers are stuffed with the best filling.

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers recipe
Easy appetizer recipe – This Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers recipe is amazing. Only 3 ingredients to make the best bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers!
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36. Grilled Corn on the Cob

While corn is simple it is always a hit. We love to grill this for an easy and healthy side dish.

Grilled Corn on the Cob
How to grill corn on the cob. This grilled corn on the cob recipe will give you the perfect corn on the cob every single time.
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37. Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

No need to buy the boxes when it is so easy to make scalloped potatoes from scratch. It goes perfectly with numerous meals.

Cheesy Scalloped potatoes
Skip the box mixes and make this delicious Scalloped potatoes recipe. It is so cheesy and the perfect side dish for dinner.
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38. Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

These fun little bundles taste great and look fancy. Not to worry though, Green Bean Bundles are easy to make.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Make easy bacon wrapped green beans for a delicious side dish. The green beans are topped with brown sugar and bacon for the best flavor.
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39. Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe

The tanginess from the vinegar is the best combination with cucumbers. Try this salad for a quick and easy side dish.

Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe
You just have to try this easy Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe next time you find cucumbers on sale. This easy salad recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or a snack.
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40. Grilled Garlic Bread

Every meal needs a side of bread. This garlic bread on the grill is fabulous.

Grilled Garlic Bread
Grilled Garlic Bread is the perfect addition to dinner. The garlic butter combined with the grill flavor makes this absolutely fabulous.
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41.One Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and Cheese is such a classic side dish. Make this recipe in 15 minutes for lots of cheesy goodness.

One Pot Macaroni and Cheese
You can make this easy macaroni and cheese recipe in just 15 minutes. The kids love it and it tastes amazing!
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42. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon gives asparagus the best flavor. It tastes great and takes very little effort.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
Easy bacon wrapped asparagus recipe. Asparagus wrapped in bacon is easy to make and tastes amazing with this easy recipe.
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43. Twice Baked Potatoes

Turn plain baked potatoes into stuffed potatoes. There is lots of cheese, sour cream and more.

Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes are so simple and make the perfect side dish. If you can make mashed potatoes, you can easily make these quick twice baked potatoes.
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Father’s Day Desserts

You definitely need dessert on Father’s Day. Make one of these amazing recipes that Dad will enjoy.

44. Lazy Day Cinnamon Bundt Cake

If Dad likes Cinnamon rolls, try making this Cinnamon Bundt Cake. It has lots of yummy swirls of cinnamon and brown sugar with the best glaze.

Lazy Day Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe
You have to try this delicious Lazy Day Cinnamon Bundt Cake Recipe. This Cinnamon Swirl Cake is simple and easy to make. It's perfect for any occasion!
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45. Chocolate Cola Cake

You will never guess the secret ingredient is soda in this recipe. It makes for such a moist and fabulous dessert.

CHOCOLATE COLA CAKE
Cola Cake is the best Chocolate cake recipe for you to make. The secret ingredient is Coca Cola!
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46. Chocolate Crock Pot Lava Cake

This amazing chocolate cobber is the most decadent dessert. Top each serving with ice cream for a real treat.

Easy Chocolate Crock Pot Lava Cake Recipe
This Crockpot Lava Cake Recipe is so decadent. Crockpot Lava Cake has the best topping. It has lots of chocolate chips and chocolate pudding. Yum! Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake is even better topped with vanilla ice cream. Slow cooker chocolate lava cake is SO delicious! 
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47. Melted Ice Cream Cake

Each bite is super moist and the glaze is the best. Top with sprinkles to make it festive on Father’s Day.

Melted ice cream cake
Melted ice cream cake is such a fun dessert and super easy. The cake is really moist and the glaze is delicious.
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Easy Ideas for Father’s Day Dinner

Surprise Dad with a fabulous meal on Father’s Day. These simple recipes make it easy to serve a great meal without a ton of work.

Which of these Father’s day dinner ideas do you plan to cook?

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