If you need Father’s Day lunch recipes, I’ve got several for you. I think that a great Father’s Day Sunday dinner is one of the best gifts for Dad. Not only does it show how much you care–because you are investing your time, talents, and creativity–but it also can be super personalized. What other Father’s Day gift can truly be as customized as creating his favorite meal, complete with memories and stories around the table? And when you serve it at home, you don’t need a reservation, you don’t have to wait to be seated, and you don’t have to worry about how long you stay.
Father’s Day Lunch Ideas
Father’s Day Lunch ideas can be creative or traditional for Dad. If he loves chicken, try my crock pot roasted chicken recipe. Using the slow cooker means you get that out of the way in the morning, so you can head out to church and it will be ready when you get home. You could do some easy sides that you can make ahead and just warm up when you get home, such as Skillet Green beans or a Broccoli Cheese Casserole. Easy Asian Slaw can be made ahead and kept in the fridge, and so can my Summer Orzo Salad.
Keep your sides simple by going with all the delicious fresh vegetables that are available right now. Garden zucchini, yellow squash, and sweet corn are coming in, and nothing tastes better. My Picnic Pasta with summer squash and tomatoes pairs perfectly with chicken or any other meat you are serving for Father’s Day. Food ideas for Dad need to include burgers and ribs too, so don’t be afraid to grill.
The Best Father’s Day Recipes
The best Father’s Day recipes for dinner are the ones that includes his favorite foods. Unless he is on a restricted diet, be sure to allow for some special, indulgent foods today, whatever his preferences are.
Most men love burgers and ribs. My Gourmet Cheeseburger Sliders are a smaller portion size, so Dad can indulge without going overboard! My BBQ Pork Ribs are another favorite. Use whole wheat buns and bread, go with the lighter versions of condiments, and balance the meats with healthy, all vegetable salads.
With tons of berries in season, try something fresh and fruity for dessert, like an easy fruit cobbler.
Father’s Day Restaurant Ideas
If you can’t swing a home-cooked meal or if circumstances prevent you from attempting it this year, you need some Father’s Day restaurant ideas. Check out my restaurant deals HERE.
Find Ideas for Father’s Day Breakfast HERE on Faithful Provisions.