This Father’s Day, there’s no better way to express dad-preciation for your special guy than cooking good food. Whether baking a meat cake for your dad or decorating cookies for your husband, our list of ideas for your Father’s Day menu features great options that work for appetizers, lunch, dinner or dessert.
1. Bufflo Chicken Bites & Mini Applie Pies
Give dad options with sweet and savory starters you can make using just one pan. Buffalo chicken and mini apple pies are like you and dad: a perfect pairing.
2. Pulled Pork Cakewich
Two words: meat cake. End your picnic or family Father’s Day barbeque with this showstopper: a cornbread cake layered with pulled pork and cream cheese.
3. Mini Bacon Cheddar Pull-Apart Loaves
If you’re looking for something to bake other than regular dinner rolls or bread, this one’s for you. These mini pull-apart loaves are delicious, and the recipe uses pre-made refrigerated dough, so they are quick and simple. Best of all, they’re packed with one of the best flavor combinations: bacon and cheddar cheese!
4. Mini Taco Cups
Even if it doesn’t fall on a Tuesday, Father’s Day is a great day for tacos. Use phyllo dough in a mini muffin cup for a fancy version that’s easy, looks great and tastes even better.
5. Cheesy Muffin Tin Potato Tots
Dads gonna dad, and taters gonna tot. Top off your snacks with perfectly baked tater tots bursting with cheesy garlic and green onions.
6. Mini Pizza Puffs
For those dads who appreciate a little multi-tasking, these pepperoni and green pepper mini pizza bites are baked in a mega pan that can also be used to hold all your condiments. Tasty and practical!
7. Mini Corn Dog Bites
Quick, delicious and easy enough that you can draft little hands to help before baking, our mini corn dog bites are a riff on a classic ballpark snack.
8. Cookie Awards for Dad
Sports-loving dads will love these adorable award cookies. Get the kids in on the gift by having them write thoughtful and cute messages with an edible ink marker.
9. Too Sweet To Eat Dad Jokie Cookies
Q. Have you heard the one about the cookie? A. Never mind, it’s crumby. Capture all the special sayings and quips that remind you of your favorite funny guy by writing them down on roll-out cookies covered in royal icing.
10. Happy Father’s Day Cake
If your time with dad was all about the outdoors, our camping-themed cake features cute line drawings that make a centerpiece out of your memories.
11. Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
Wish dad the best day ever with this larger-than-life Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie cake. With plenty of room to add a personalized message, this tasty cookie cake is one Father’s Day treat dad is sure to remember for years to come!
12. Cappuccino Cheesecake
Nothing goes better with this Cappuccino Cheesecake than a hot cup of coffee. A delicious treat to serve after Father’s Day lunch or dinner, this rich and decadent cheesecake is a great way to show dad how much you care.
13. Garlic Swirl Bread
Get ready for a serious game-changer! This Garlic Swirl Bread begins with a simple homemade bread recipe, which is then filled with a savory garlic filling for the perfect side dish to pasta, salad, turkey and more.
14. Honey Whiskey Balls
These Father’s Day treats are sure to bring a smile to dad’s face! Featuring the flavors of honey, whiskey, walnuts and chocolate, these Honey Whiskey Balls can be served after dinner or gifted to dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers and friends!
15. Cinnamon Sugar-Baked Cake Donuts
Start Father’s Day off right with these Cinnamon Sugar-Baked Cake Donuts. Great for dunking in coffee or hot cocoa, these homemade donuts are sure to become a family favorite.
16. Loaded Waffle Fries
For Father’s Day recipes you can make for a crowd, look no further than these Loaded Waffle Fries. Easy to customize with whatever toppings you desire, these waffle fries make a great appetizer or side dish to a plate of burgers or hot dogs.
17. Pina Colada Cupcakes
If dad likes cocktails more than beer, he’s sure to enjoy these Pina Colada Cupcakes. With a sweet taste of summer in every bite, these coconut and pineapple-infused cupcakes are a delicious way to end your Father’s Day celebration.
18. Easy Lemon Meringue Pie
If you’re looking for some classic Father’s Day picnic ideas or some light and tasty recipes you can make for an outdoor celebration, you’re going to love this Easy Lemon Meringue Pie. A classic summer dessert, this pie is deliciously refreshing, perfect for Father’s Day or any summer gathering.
19. Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos
Dad is sure to love noshing on these tasty Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos. Piled high with bacon bits, zesty ranch dressing and an extra kick of spice from the sliced jalapenos, these quick and easy nachos are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
20. Maple Buttercream and Bacon Cupcakes
Go big or go home with these Maple Buttercream and Bacon Cupcakes. These decadent treats start off with a sweet chocolate cake recipe, then are topped with chocolate ganache, homemade maple buttercream and candied bacon bark for the perfect finishing touch.
21. Tennis-Inspired Donuts
Dad is sure to love these Tennis-Inspired Donuts. Easy to serve for breakfast or brunch, these cute vanilla donuts are all dad needs to pump up his strength before his next singles or doubles match!
22. Mega Greek Salad Flatbread
Whether you’re hosting Father’s Day lunch or having some friends over to watch the big game, this Mega Greek Salad Flatbread is sure to score big! Serve it as an appetizer or a main course.
23. Classic Lemon Bars
No summer celebration is complete without lemon bars. With just the right amount of sweet and tart, these buttery and tangy lemon squares are sure to sweeten your Father’s Day gathering.
24. Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
Treat dad to the breakfast of his dreams with these Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. Aromatic and oh-so delicious, these tasty breakfast pastries are sure to get even the sleepiest heads out of bed.
25. Brown Sugar Candied Bacon
Bacon makes everything better! If dad loves that traditional sweet and salty combination, this Brown Sugar Candied Bacon is sure to please. Serve it as a snack or appetizer or use it to top a chocolate cake for Father’s Day.
26. Brownie Dessert Pizza
Feel better about eating a slice (or two!) of this Brownie Dessert Pizza by topping it with your favorite fresh fruit. A great treat for a small gathering or dinner party, this fruity dessert is sure to become a yearly favorite.
27. Easy Homemade Banana Cream Pie
After a hot day in the sun, there’s nothing better than a cool and refreshing dessert. Creamy and classic, this Easy Homemade Banana Cream Pie is a delicious treat for Father’s Day. Served cold, this dessert is great for June and July celebrations.
28. Bacon Breakfast Casserole for a Crowd
For big family celebrations, look no further than this Bacon Breakfast Casserole. Large enough to feed 10 to 14 people, this breakfast casserole is not only easy to eat, but easy to make! Prep it the night before to enjoy more family time in the morning.
29. Bloody Mary Muffins
Stir things up with a breakfast muffin infused with a spicy bloody Mary mix and spiked with Tito’s vodka. Add a splash of hot sauce to waken up your taste buds!
30. Classic Turtle Cheesecake
If you make this Classic Turtle Cheesecake for Father’s Day, be sure to save a piece for yourself, as this one goes fast! Topped with drizzles of fudge and caramel and sprinkled with pecans, this turtle cheesecake is a hands-down favorite with everyone!
31. Complete Breakfast Muffins
Get a complete breakfast in one muffin with these great on-the-go delights. Start with a cornmeal and buttermilk muffin, then pack it full of morning flavor favorites like cheddar cheese, egg and chives.
32. Bourbon Bread Pudding with Boozy Caramel Sauce
This boozy Bourbon Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce is the perfect ending to any meal. Made using buttery croissants, this bread pudding is all the sweet comfort you need on a Sunday morning.
No matter what you decide to make, the time you spend baking or decorating a special treat for dad is a gift he won’t soon forget. Tell us what you make below or tag us on Instagram @WiltonCakes. Happy Father’s Day!