What to Cook on Father’s Day

The best way to dad’s heart is through his stomach. Show him how grateful you are by cooking him a homemade meal this Father’s Day. Whether he’s a pasta, burger, steak, or even a vegan or gluten-free dad, we’ve got tons of recipes that can make dad feel extra special. 

From appetizers, to dessert, here are our top recipes for a father’s day meal that will make dad proud.

Father’s Day Meal Ideas


Skewered Beef Rolls with Sesame and Spring Onions

Asian-inspired, juicy beef fillet rolls will get any meat-loving dad off to a great start. 

Sole Rolls with Crab Butter

These fish rolls look and sound fancy but are actually easy to create. Just make sure to get some good quality crab butter.

Salmon Croquettes

A twist on the classic potato croquette, we add salmon to the mix and take this simple appetiser up a level. 

Eggplant and Tofu Millefeuille

Is dad a vegetarian? He will love this layered eggplant and tofu dish. Dressed in herbs and spices, it is full of flavour that even the non-vegetarian will love. 

Fried Mozzarella Ball

Up for a challenge? Try this fried mozzarella ball served with a trio of sauces, pea puree, grilled tomato sauce, and basil puree. Recipe courtesy of Italian chef Rosanna Marziale. 

Gluten-free Quinoa, Zucchini and Parmesan Cake

A tasty recipe for a savoury gluten-free cake prepared with quinoa, zucchini and Parmesan. 

Gluten-free and Vegan Lentil Fritters

Looking for new vegan appetizer ideas? Try these vegan lentil fritters: a tasty appetizer prepared with lentils and served with sesame seeds on the top.

Main Course

5 Crowd-Pleasing Homemade Hamburgers

From Italian-inspired ciabatta roll burgers to turkey, lamb and tofu – take your pick from our five favourite burger recipes bound to make any burger-loving dad feel special. 

Slow Cooked Smothered Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes Recipe

You can never really go wrong with classic pork chops. Try our recipe with red wine sauce and bacon.

Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Spicy Potatoes

This super easy, baked salmon recipe scores high on the flavour factor and low on effort. Don’t forget to get started earlier on the spicy potatoes so they are ready to serve at the same time. 

Duck Breast with Apple and Mushroom Stuffing

If you are looking for something extra special, this is it – duck breast with apple and mushroom stuffing served with gravy sauce will make dad feel like he was at a fancy restaurant. 

Beef Fillet with Port Shallots and Celeriac Cream

Upgrade a classic beef dish with port shallots and celeriac cream and potato gratin. 

Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

A rustic Italian pasta dish, spaghetti all puttanesca is a true crowd-pleaser. 

Baked Chard Gluten-Free Rigatoni

Everyone loves a pasta bake, and so will dad. Make Father’s Day fuss free with this gluten-free, cheesy pasta bake that you can set in the oven and forget about whilst you share a beer with dad. 


Mango Sorbet with Marinated Orange

Make ahead desserts are king when it comes to entertaining, even on Father’s Day. Try this delicious mango sorbet with marinated orange and mint recipe. 

No-Bake, Dairy-Free, Vegan Lemon and Coconut Cream Tart with Berries

This cream tart ticks many boxes: it’s no-bake, dairy-free, vegan, and tasty. Make this feel good dessert a day ahead and serve with whipped coconut cream, berries and lemon zest.

Raw Raspberry and Hazelnut Slices

Don’t let its dainty appearance turn you off from making this for dad; this raspberry, hazelnut, chocolate buttercream slice is the perfect sweet ending to any meal.

Apricot Ice Cream Cake

There’s no need for an ice cream maker here, but you will need time for it to set. The crunchy cookie crumb base and passion fruit pulp topping elevates a simple ice cream into the ice cream cake dad deserves on his special day. 


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