Celebrate this Father’s Day by treating dads to their favourite foods. Kick off the day with a hearty brunch or breakfast in bed, followed by summer barbecue dishes and fun bakes which will keep the kids busy in the kitchen. If the weather isn’t so kind, a Sunday roast is also sure to go down a treat.
Breakfast in bed
Does he love eggs for breakfast? Keep it simple, but special with this indulgent twist on a classic dish. Our eggs Benedict pancakes are stacked with layers of spinach, ham and hollandaise, then topped with an oozing egg. Serve with coffee and the Sunday papers for the ultimate chilled morning.
More breakfast and brunch options…
Dad’s special brunch
Chorizo & halloumi breakfast baguette
Gordon’s eggs Benedict
American blueberry pancakes
Croque madame traybake
Soft-boiled duck egg with bacon & asparagus soldiers
Fire up the barbecue
Everyone loves a good burger. These ultimate cheeseburgers will have dad, and the rest of the family, wishing it was Father’s Day every day. If burgers aren’t his thing, our succulent barbecued Greek lamb with tzatziki or chicken tikka skewers are tempting alternatives. For meat-free barbecue options, try these delicious vegan kebabs with avocado dressing or a fully-stacked spiced halloumi & pineapple burger with zingy slaw. Serve with a generous helping of our epic summer salad.
More barbecue dishes...
Pork & peach kebabs with Little Gem salad
BBQ sausages with smoky tomato sauce
Easy vegan burgers
Seared steak with chimichurri dressing
Chicken wings with cumin, lemon & garlic
Barbecued pork with sage, lemon & prosciutto
Barbecue sesame sweet potatoes
Find more ideas in our barbecue recipe collection.
If the weather isn’t in your favour, or dad prefers a more traditional main, why not serve him up a hearty Sunday roast. Try our special twist, with steak and all the trimmings inside one giant Yorkie. For a more classic affair, our succulent slow roast chicken is a delight for the tastebuds and super simple to prepare.
But who says roasts have to be all about the meat? Show your affection by creating a sumptuous veggie feast in the form of roast butternut squash, stuffed with herbs, nuts, barley and feta cheese.
More roast dinners…
Cakes and bakes
If cake is the way to a dad’s heart then this is the perfect chance to whip out the baking aprons and get creative in the kitchen with the kids. A slice of banana cake and a cup of tea is guaranteed to make his day a little more special. Or write a heartfelt message on this American-style fudgy chocolate traybake using colourful sweets, edible sprinkles, nuts and chocolate shavings.
More Father’s Day desserts…
Get more ideas in our Father’s Day cake recipe collection.
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PS… Adult guidance is essential whenever recipes require kids to get close to the cooker.
Will you be making something special for a dad this Father’s Day? Leave a comment below…