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Fathers are dependable, trustworthy, reliable, and steadfast! And so are these recipes. This collection of Father’s Day recipes is inspired by our respect for fathers everywhere.

Plate of smoked chicken wings served with a bowl of ranch.


Make your Father feel special on Father’s Day this year by preparing him a meal with all of his favorites. Make him feel like a king with a delicious meal full of big, bold flavors.

We have you covered if you need a good menu for Father’s Day! We are sharing some of our favorite filling breakfast and brunch recipes, summer grilling recipes, meaty main dishes, fatherly side dishes, and fruity desserts.

Plus, we included a few nostalgic meals, like our popular Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes!

Father’s Day Breakfast or Brunch

Start the day off with a filling breakfast for brunch for dad! Serve up our popular quiche with his favorite fillings, this recipe works great for adding meats like bacon and sausage plus veggies, like sun dried tomatoes, spinach or mushrooms.

Sliced quiche stacked in a pie dish showing a custard egg filling and flakey pie crust.

Basic Quiche Recipe (Using Any Filling of Your Choice!)

4.96 from 94 votes
How to make a quiche using any filling of your choice!! This basic quiche recipe is the ONE and ONLY recipe that you need to make a smooth and creamy quiche. All the tips and tricks you need to know to make and serve the best quiche ever!
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Baked, crispy breakfast potatoes mixed with red bell pepper and jalapeño spread onto a piece of parchment paper served with a cup of ketchup.

Southwestern Breakfast Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
Southwest Breakfast Potatoes. These easy to make BAKED potatoes are roasted with bell pepper, jalapeno, and the perfect seasoning blend. Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, these potatoes are better than your favorite diner! 
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Tray of Breakfast tacos loaded with eggs, bacon and potatoes served with salsa.

Breakfast Tacos

5 from 9 votes
A breakfast staple in Texas restaurants these Breakfast Tacos are easily made at home! Tortillas layered with potatoes, crispy bacon, soft scrambled eggs and all the toppings! Filling and flavorful these tacos are the BEST way to start the day.
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Cut open kolache with sausage, jalapeno and cheese.

Texas Sausage Kolaches (Klobasnek)

4.94 from 136 votes
Easy to follow recipe for Homemade Texas Sausage Kolaches! Sausage, cheese and jalapeño all rolled up inside of a sweet, yeast Kolache dough. Brushed with a bit of honey butter after baking, these kolaches will be better than the ones at the local donut shops!
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Bowl of cheese grits topped with melted butter and black pepper with a spoon.

Cheese Grits

5 from 24 votes
Cheese Grits. Perfectly creamy and cheesy grits. This Southern classic is perfect as a side dish, loaded up as a main dish, or served as breakfast! 
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Meaty Main Dishes

Fire up the grill for some smoky meat dishes! We have recipes for perfectly tender grilled chicken drumsticks that are always a hit. Plus our smoked brisket or chuck roast are favorite 5 star recipes. For the taco lover there’s the internet’s most famous Birria recipe, or a flavorful Slow Cooker brisket taco.

Plate filled with birria tacos and a bowl of consommé.

Birria Tacos (Quesabirria Tacos)

4.99 from 2602 votes
Rich and flavorful these beef Birria Tacos are perfect served with onion, cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice with a bowl of consommé on the side for dipping! These Quesabirria tacos are famous!
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Texas Brisket on peach paper, sliced with slices of bread, cheese, pickles and onions around.

Texas Smoked Brisket Recipe

5 from 26 votes
This Texas Smoked Brisket uses simple ingredients, but the process used creates meat so tender it will melt in your mouth. Apply a simple rub and let your smoker do the work!
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Cast iron skillet with two seared ribeyes topped with rosemary and garlic.

Cast Iron Ribeye Recipe

5 from 2 votes
This cast iron ribeye is a great quick and easy family dinner recipe. Tender, juicy beef with a gorgeous sear all made in less than 20 minutes! 
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Smoked chunks of beef served with a cup of bbq sauce on a piece of brown parchment paper.

Smoked Chuck Roast Burnt Ends

5 from 3 votes
Get all the classic BBQ flavor of burnt ends in this easy-to-make Chuck Roast Burnt Ends recipe. Slow-smoked beef is seasoned with a simple rub, then braised in a sweet, sticky sauce with a hint of spice and black pepper kick.
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Grilled chicken legs on a wood cutting board with a bowl of bbq sauce and a beer.

Grilled Chicken Legs

5 from 1 vote
This recipe for grilled chicken legs is a beloved family classic. The chicken becomes deliciously tender and savory thanks to a simple marinade of lemon, garlic, and seasonings. While grilling adds a smoky, charred flavor that is ideal for summer.
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A plate of smoked chicken wings served with a small bowl of ranch, one wing dipped into the ranch.

Smoked Chicken Wings

5 from 2 votes
These smoked chicken wings are cooked with sweet smoke and low temps giving you tender, fall of the bone wings with crispy skin! 
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Carnitas Tacos lined up and topped with fresh cilantro, and diced red onion, lime wedges on the side.

Slow Cooker Mexican Pork Carnitas Tacos

5 from 24 votes
This crispy Pork Carnitas recipe is easy to make in a slow cooker, and delivers perfect flavorful, tender pulled pork. Perfect for using in tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, tostadas and more!
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Sloppy Joes with homemade sauce on a hamburger bun served with potato chips.

Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes Recipe

5 from 28 votes
Hearty and flavorful old fashioned sloppy joes! This homemade sauce is perfect for using as a quick weeknight meal for the family! 
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Bowl filled with shredded Mexican brisket and corn tortillas for making tacos.

Brisket Tacos

5 from 99 votes
This easy to make slow cooker brisket recipe is flavored with chiles, onion, garlic and herbs. This is the perfect recipe to make for brisket tacos, burritos, nachos and more!
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Up close view of shrimp on skewers after being grilled.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

5 from 45 votes
Grilled shrimp. These shrimp are marinated in a garlic, cilantro, lime marinade. Then grilled over charcoal to give a wonderful smokey flavor. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner option! 
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Platter of smoked chuck roast sliced and served with juices.

Smoked Chuck Roast (Texas Style)

5 from 58 votes
This smoked chuck roast yields a tender, juicy meat! Slow cooked at a low temperature, this smoked beef roast is the perfect weeknight family dinner or a twist on your usual Sunday Roast.
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Fatherly Sides

Cheesy, spicy, or simply loaded with bacon, these sides are all perfect for serving alongside a meal fit for a king..or father! Ranging from simple like our favorite bacon baked beans to the soft, fluffy Jalapeño Cheese Rolls there’s something sure to please the men in the house.

Up close view of fluffy cheese rolls with diced jalapeno.

Jalapeño Cheese Rolls

5 from 1 vote
These easy, fluffy Jalapeño Cheese Rolls are made with a homemade brioche dough and stuffed with a sweet honey butter, cheddar cheese and jalapeños. The perfect appetizer, snack, or side dish for any meal. 
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Plate of elotes served with extra crumbled cotija, lime wedges and fresh cilantro.

Mexican Street Corn

5 from 8 votes
Mexican Street Corn, or Elotes. This grilled corn recipe is coated with a cooling lime Crema, spiced with some Chile powder, and topped with crumbled Cotija and diced cilantro. The perfect side dish or appetizer!
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Overhead view of baking dish with baked beans, topped with fresh parsley as a garnish.

Favorite Baked Beans

5 from 1 vote
Favorite Baked Beans with Bacon! These are the baked beans that EVERYONE loves! Loaded with a sweet, brown sugar sauce and seasoned with black pepper bacon. These beans are the perfect side for all your BBQs
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Stack of cheesy corn fritters topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Cheesy Corn Fritters

4.86 from 42 votes
These easy to make Cheesy Corn Fritters are loaded up with fresh corn, flavor, and most importantly cheese! Fried in a small amount of olive oil, these fritters are the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of summer!
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Chicken bacon ranch pasta in a bowl topped with fresh herbs.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

5 from 15 votes
This Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is loaded up with juicy chicken, crisp bacon, sweet tomatoes, cheddar cheese, red onions and tossed with a creamy homemade ranch sauce.  This dish is constantly being requested and it never lasts long!  Perfect for potlucks or family meals. 
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Drink Recipes

Nothing is more refreshing than a tart, crisp Classic Margarita served alongside the rich flavors of meat. For the beer lovers try our Michelada for a fun, spicy twist.

A perfect classic margarita garnished with salt rim and a wedge of lime.

Classic Margarita

4.94 from 16 votes
Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make these Easy Classic Margaritas at home! No pre-made mixes are required. Enjoy the flavors of fresh squeezed lime juice, orange liquor and your favorite tequila.
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Glass filled with red Michelada drink, showing ice cubes, Tajin on the rim of the cup, lime wedges on the counter, and a corona bottle behind the glasses.

Michelada – Spicy Mexican Beer Cocktail

5 from 6 votes
Michelada. This spicy Mexican beer with tomato and lime juice is the perfect summer drink!
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Glass filled with Texas margarita, garnished with a lime wedge, on a cutting board surrounded by sliced limes.

Texas Margarita

5 from 2 votes
This Texas Margarita has a refreshing citrus flavor with the combination of lime and orange juices. This sweet, citrusy cocktail is the perfect companion for all your Tex Mex and Mexican meals. 
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Father’s Day Desserts

Every summer meal, Father’s Day included, isn’t complete without a sweet, fruit-filled dessert. The Southern Banana Pudding is light, fluffy and always requested! Our Apple Crisp is nostalgic and just like Gramma’s. Plus if you have the grill going it is quick and easy to toss on some pineapple to grill up for some crisp caramelization for a sweet treat!

Trifle dish filled with layers of bananas, Nilla wafers and pudding.

Homemade Banana Pudding

5 from 4 votes
Creamy, homemade Southern Banana Pudding with vanilla pudding made from scratch layered with vanilla wafers, slices of banana, and topped with a whipped topping! An easy to make, Southern dessert recipe sure to please a crowd!
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Baked apple crisp being served with a large spoon.

Apple Crisp

5 from 3 votes
Warm baked cinnamon apples topped with a buttery, brown sugar oat topping. This simple, classic recipe highlights the natural flavoring of the apples with timeless fall flavorings. Making this Apple Crisp recipe a family favorite.
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Slice of chocolate tres leches cake on a plate.

Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

5 from 6 votes
Tender and moist this fun, flavorful Chocolate Tres Leches is easy to make and always gets rave reviews!
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Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Rum Sauce

5 from 9 votes
Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Rum Sauce.  Sweet, juicy, caramelized grilled pineapple drizzled with a creamy coconut rum sauce.  Tropical paradise!
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