This Father’s Day, there’s no better way to express “dad-preciation” for your special guy than cooking good food. Whether baking flavor packed mini bread loaves stuffed with bacon and cheese for dad or bringing grandpa some cheesy muffin tin tater tots, our list of finger food ideas for your Father’s Day menu features great options that include some absolutely perfect appetizer recipes.
1. Buffalo Chicken Bites & Mini Apple 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. 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.
9. 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!
10. 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.
11. 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!
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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!
17. Garlic Knots
Italian Dads and garlic-loving fathers rejoice! These garlic knots are simple and easy to make and are a great accompaniment to any meal. Be certain to make enough because these disappear fast.
18. 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 one of these Father’s Day appetizer recipes 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!