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What to cook for Father’s Day

Express your gratitute to the dad in your life this Father's Day by letting the kids make him breakfast in bed, baking him a sweet treat, or getting the barbecue blazing. 

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. 
 

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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
Healthy shakshuka
Chorizo & halloumi breakfast baguette
Eggy bread
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.
 

Roast dinner

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…

Beef Wellington
Nut roast
Greek-style roast fish
Roast summer vegetables & chickpeas
Roast lamb studded with rosemary & garlic
Maple-mustard pulled pork
Piri-piri chicken
 

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…

Dad’s chocolate drop cake
Beer tiramisu
Chocolate brownie cake
No-bake orange cheesecake
Starry toffee cake squares
Tutti frutti rounds

Get more ideas in our Father’s Day cake recipe collection.
 

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Vegetarian Father’s Day menu
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All our Father’s Day recipes

Visit our Father’s Day feature page for more inspiration.

PS… Adult guidance is essential whenever recipes require kids to get close to the cooker.

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