Father’s Day Menu Ideas
This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase using these links. As an Amazon Associate, and a King Arthur Baking affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Father’s Day is the perfect time to thank and honor our dads. Here are a few Father’s Day Menu Ideas to help you plan a family gathering for all the dad’s in your life.
Father’s Day Menu Ideas – Begin with Appetizers
Appetizers are a must at any of our family gatherings. Perfect for those standing around mingling with each other while waiting for the meal to begin. Here are a few finger foods to get you started!
I enjoy making Spinach Dip during the holidays or for family gatherings. A creamy dip seasoned with chopped spinach, dried veggies, and crunchy water chestnuts. It really is delicious.
Black Bean Salsa is an easy and tasty appetizer to make for your family or gathering. It’s so easy, and the ingredients are common enough to be in everyone’s pantry.
Tortilla Pinwheels are a favorite at our family gatherings. They are wonderful. And they are always devoured. Quickly. What’s not to love? Picante Sauce, Black Olives, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Ham. Yum!
Meat on the Grill
Father’s Day is the perfect time to get out the grill and cook something delicious to celebrate with your family. Beef. Pork. Chicken. Shrimp. You decide. Or cook an assortment for everyone!
Sirloin Steak Marinade is a recipe we have been enjoying for many years.
Here is an easy and tasty recipe for serving Grilled Pork Loin Chops. Thick slices of pork seasoned with a tangy spice rub that is so delicious you’ll want to always have some on hand.
Last summer we made these Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs, which turned out quite delicious.
Cajun Shrimp is a great addition to any barbecue. We love shrimp at our house. This recipe is sure to please any shrimp-lovers out there.
Side Dishes and Salads
Fried Okra Bites is a great dish to serve at your next fish fry, shrimp boil, or barbecue. Small pieces of okra that have a crispy cornmeal coating laced with seasoned salt and garlic. So good!
Crunchy Broccoli Salad is the perfect dish to take to your next potluck dinner or family gathering. It’s easy, full of flavor, and people devour it. Broccoli Slaw, Carrots, Radishes, Golden Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, and the main attraction–Ramen Noodles.
Try Creamy Cucumber Salad during the hot summer months. Perfect for when your garden cucumbers are growing out your ears!
Kenny’s Cowboy Beans is a recipe my oldest brother concocted, which turned out fabulous. My favorite go-to recipe when I want a batch of cowboy beans.
My mom used to make Easy Macaroni and Cheese for me when I was a girl. As a mom, I made it for our girls, and now I make it for our grandchildren.
Bread for the Family Gathering
Here are a few of my favorite bread recipes that go well with grilled foods or barbecues. And which make enough for a large family gathering.
I first made Molasses Rye Bread after my husband and I ate at Outback Steakhouse where they served us the most wonderful dark “Bushman” bread and also my first Bloomin’ Onion! I loved it and knew I had to try making my own. Sweet, dark, and rich. Yum!
Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. They are incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for chicken, beef, or pork dinners. Even sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack.
We love this Tangy Sourdough Bread and make it every week! It makes two loaves, so I’ll either freeze one for later in the week or take it to our weekly potluck at church, or give a loaf to family or friends.
Dessert to Finish off the Celebration
Ice Cream, Brownies, and Cookies are all favorite desserts for the men in our family. Try one of these for your family gathering.
This recipe for Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies is one we make just about every month at our house. Decadent, chewy, fudgy brownies that are easy to make and oh so good!
Chocolate Sheet Cake is a dessert my husband’s grandma used to bring to family gatherings. Everyone always loved it. I hope you will too.
Here’s my Mom’s Homemade Ice Cream recipe that is served at almost every family gathering we have on my mom’s side of the family. Creamy and sweet. A family favorite.
Cowboy Cookies are our favorite go-to camping cookie, fair cookie, or even picnic cookie. They have so much stuff in them, they could almost qualify for a breakfast cookie. Almost.
See more Entertaining Ideas Here. Have a Happy Father’s Day!