This Father's Day, ditch the clichés and try our marvellous meat-free menu, full of stunning vegetarian mains to please the whole family. These recipes are fresh, filling and full of irresistible seasonal flavours. Don't get stuck with the standard token veggie restaurant main – treat your dad to a foodie extravaganza and create your own menu from our choices below.


Looking for even more veggie classics? Our vegetarian hub is filled with recipes, tips and guides on meat-free living, or take a browse through our round-up of best vegetarian fakeaway recipes, vegetarian dinner recipes and vegetarian one-pot recipes. We also have a vegan Father's Day menu for those following a plant-based diet.

For plenty more inspiration see our collection of Father's Day recipes, Father's Day cake recipes and Father's Day cocktail recipes – you could even treat dad to a homemade card with our Father's Day card ideas for kids.

Interested in trying our FREE 7-day healthy diet plan? Click here and choose between our meat eaters, vegetarian or vegan meal plans.

Veggie starters

Baked feta on a bed of tomatoes

Whether you fancy a relaxed, pub grub-style menu or something a little different, we've got tasty bites everyone will be wanting seconds of. Our smashed feta, pea & mint vol-au-vents are a brilliant way to kick off celebrations, while our baked feta with burst tomatoes & chilli honey delivers multiple layers of flavour and is a perfect sharing dish for everyone to dip into with some crusty bread.

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Upgrade much-loved cauliflower cheese into a seriously addictive finger snack – we bring you cauliflower croquettes. These crunchy, cheesy, golden-brown beauties will disappear rapidly, so make sure you grab one. Or, if you own an air fryer, try our air fryer buffalo cauliflower wings and air fryer tofu popcorn nuggets.

Keep it simple and try a Mexican-inspired starter of classic chunky guacamole, fresh tomato salsa and spicy Mexican potatoes. Tuck into them with gusto, and have plenty of homemade tortillas on hand for a crowd-pleasing spread.

Alternatively, try our equally easy Italian fare, with simple tomato bruschetta or an extravagant burrata and broad bean version. Nobody could say no to these classic pairings, bursting with summer flavours.

Take a look at our vegetarian starter collection for even more ideas.

Veggie mains

Sunday roast classics

Sharing vegetarian toad-in-the-hole with vegetables

If classic English family fare is your dad's favourite, our veggie toad-in-the-hole with all the trimmings is not to be missed. This moreish main is perfect for satisfying the whole family. Serve with vegetable sides like our ultimate roast potatoes and our roasted root veg and, of course, our smooth veggie gravy.

Impressive centrepieces

Galette topped with charred courgettes and goat's cheese

Want a sure-fire showstopper? Bake this charred courgette, lemon & goat’s cheese galette for a veggie main course with the wow factor – it's a delicious combination of nutty pastry with tangy cheese and citrusy veg. Our roasted carrot & whipped feta tart makes brilliant use of budget-friendly carrots while our summer vegetable and pesto rose tart is sure to raise a gasp or two and is well worth the effort. Serve it hot or cold with simple side salads. For a classic flavour combination in the prettiest of pastries, try our open leek & sweet potato pie with crisp filo pastry, or recreate this chilli cornbread pie for a gluten-free feast.

Veggie BBQ favourites

Mushroom burger with lots of

Thinking of dining al fresco? Our veggie barbecue recipes will inspire you to get grilling in no time. Highlight the umami flavour of portobello mushrooms with a slathering of miso butter, then stack them with grilled halloumi for some next level plant-based burgers. Pair barbecued halloumi with caramelised pineapple in these epic spiced halloumi & pineapple burgers with zingy slaw, and top it off with our barbecue sesame sweet potatoes, shredded charred corn salad and griddled vegetables. Our seriously indulgent veg-packed mains will leave meat eaters green with envy.

Cuisine-inspired plates

Plate of spanakopita with a slice missing

Take some inspiration from dishes around the world for your Father's Day feast. Keep it relaxed and full of flavour with a colourful mix of Mexican dishes. Take your pick from spicy black bean tacos, tostadas or chickpea fajitas. Serve with Mexican guacamole, charred spicy salsa, cheesy courgette quesadillas and endless bowls of all your favourite trimmings. Make our spring greens spanakopita for a seasonal twist on the classic Greek dish, or serve up this moreish Moroccan-style vegetable platter for supper.

You could also treat dad to a selection of Indian street food-inspired dishes: our tandoori paneer wraps & green chutney and samosa chaat are perfect for feeding a small crowd. See the rest of our vegetarian dinner recipes for more veg-packed meals to impress.

Sweet treats

Brown sugar pavlova topped with summer fruit

Need some inspiration for dessert? These indulgent ideas are perfect for feeding a crowd. Capture a taste of summer with our nostalgic pineapple inside-out cake or showstopping brown sugar pavlova, loaded with fresh passion fruit, strawberries, raspberries and pineapple. Or for a classic dessert with a twist, add a little grapefruit zest and vibrant hop bitterness to create our IPA treacle tart, or try our Battenberg blondies for an update on a childhood classic.

Try something light and fruity with one of our favourite summer cake recipes, or take a trip down memory lane and make one of our top 10 retro British desserts. If you're throwing a barbecue, then our sophisticated rum-glazed pineapple with lime crème fraîche is sure to impress Dad and it's perfect for using up those last embers on the barbie.

Find more sweet treats in our collection of Father's Day cake recipes and wash it all down with one of our easy Father's Day cocktails.

Enjoyed these suggestions? Try our other Father’s Day guides...

Our Father’s Day hub
Vegan Father's Day menu
Top 10 easy baking recipes for Father's Day
Father’s Day recipe collection
Father's Day food gifts


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