I’ve rounded up the Best Father’s Day Recipes for a Cookout.
“What’s a girl to do without her Daddy?” I sure am thankful for mine. I have a wonderful Daddy who would do anything in the world for me. My father has been such a blessing in my life.
Father’s Day is a time where we celebrate our fathers or the fathers of our children and the important paternal role of Dad.
Let us celebrate this Father’s Day with a cookout filled with some amazing dishes that Dad and everyone around him on this day will enjoy.
“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ~Jim Valvano
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers, step-fathers, fur-baby dads, and the father’s who are in heaven…we love you!
Now, let’s eat y’all! Here are 42 of the best recipes for your next cookout.
Best Father’s Day Recipes
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus On The Grill
The trick of this recipe is that you want to use a thick and long cut of bacon. I used center cut bacon because it is wider, but you can adjust based on what you have.
Best Southern Style Baked Beans Recipe
The official side dish of summer - Homemade Baked Beans
How to Bake a Pie Outdoors in a Dutch Oven
Baking a pie outdoors in a dutch oven isn’t any more complicated than indoor baking, and doesn’t heat up the house in the summer months. Once you get the process down, you can have a fresh homemade pie anytime you want, even while camping.
Delicious turkey burgers on the grill or skillet method.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach Balsamic Sauce
This is a wonderful grilled entree which is so simple but delivers big flavors.
Instant Pot Beer Ribs
Instant Pot Beer Ribs are made with beer in the pressure cooker, slathered with homemade orange BBQ sauce and grilled to perfection. These fall-off-the-bone ribs are perfect for cookouts, tailgating and summer cookouts!
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Creamy Avocado Dill Dressing • Happy Kitchen
Perfectly Grilled Corn on the Cob is very juicy and pairs so well with creamy vegan avocado dill dressing. Easy and impressive recipe for your summer barbecue!
Easy and Authentic Carne Asada Recipe!
Grilled Carne Asada tastes better and looks more beautiful than it has a right to, if you judge a meal by the amount of effort it takes.
Balsamic Jalapeño Grilled Tri Tip
This Balsamic Jalapeño Grilled Tri Tip is SO mouthwatering good. The secret is all in the marinade. You can’t rush magic, my friends. The longer you let the meat marinate, the better.
Chicken Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese & Buffalo Sauce
Just in time for grilling season this ground chicken burger stuffed with buffalo sauce and blue cheese is sure to be a hit at your next grill out. A mashup between a classic cheesy stuffed burger and your favorite buffalo chicken wings, these chicken burgers are made by stuffing buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and blue cheese inside the burger!
Grilled Steak with Herb Butter and Spice Rub #SummerGrilling
This Grilled Steak with Herb Butter and Spice Rub is the perfect summer grilling experience. Delicious and really easy to grill!
Julia's Southern Hot Dog Chili Sauce
Perfect on hot dogs or burgers, this classic Southern style chili sauce adds lots of delicious flavor.
Italian Summer Pasta Salad
Italian Pasta Salad is a quick, easy & colorful cold summer salad with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, fresh herbs and Italian seasoning vinaigrette all tossed together for a great potluck dish!
New York Style Hot Dogs with Onion Sauce and Red Pepper Relish
New York Style Hot Dogs with Onion Sauce and Red Pepper Relish will put a gourmet touch on otherwise ordinary hot dogs at this year’s Summer picnics. Grilled all-beef hot dogs dressed with stone-ground mustard are smothered in a tangy tomato onion sauce and topped with a roasted red pepper relish that’s also amazing on grilled chicken or salmon!
Perfect Every Time Classic Burger
Juicy & flavorful, this classic burger recipe includes garlic and a few other special ingredients to make a mouthwatering hamburger. You don’t even need a grill to make the best burgers ever – these stand on their own two feet!
Grilled Lobster Tails with Bourbon Sauce
This grilling season, bring out the lobster! These incredibly easy Grilled Lobster Tails with Bourbon Sauce are grilled to perfection and coated with a bourbon butter sauce.
Macaroni Salad with Grilled Vegetables Recipe
Going to cookouts is a fun thing. There’s the smell of freshly cut grass, delicious homemade food, lots of friends and family etc. It’s a good recipe for a memorable day. Food is all about sharing moments together. One of the things that you usually find on a barbecue party is a macaroni salad.
Mediterranean Salmon and Artichoke Skewers
If you’re looking for a fun and healthy BBQ recipe this summer, these Mediterranean Salmon and Artichoke Skewers are just the thing! Salmon is skewered with thinly sliced lemons, and served with skewers of artichokes, peppers, and onions. A simply parsley marinade adds flavor and keeps everything moist on the grill.
Seafood Pasta Salad
An amazing pasta salad with all of your favorite seafood: lobster, shrimp and crab. This is a potluck favorite.
Smoked Prime Rib Roast
Smoked Prime Rib Roast
Classic Grilled Chicago Hot Dog
How to cook a delicious Chicago hot dog, char dog style. Grilled beef hot dogs recipe with all the best toppings and poppy seed buns. Perfect for a crowd!
Beer Braised Brats and Sauerkraut
Beer braised bratwurst are flavorful then thrown on the grill for a delicious meal when paired with homemade sauerkraut.
Orange-Ginger-Jalapeno Glazed Grilled Pork Chops (paleo & only 6 Real Food ingredients!)
These spicy-sweet Paleo Orange-Ginger-Jalapeno Glazed Grilled Pork Chops prove that a Real Food dinner can be easy, delicious, and (almost) mess-free!
Tropical Hot Dog Bar
a slew of exotic toppings, including homemade spicy kiwi relish and Maui onion slaw, that will turn your next barbecue into an island paradise! Get ready, because it’s full-on summer just ahead…
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
This Strawberry Pretzel Salad is obviously not a salad, but as long as I have known about this dessert, it’s always been called a salad. It's a crowd favorite too.
Buffalo Burgers – BBQ & Beer
Burgers just seem to go with BBQ but it’s time to grill up something out of the ordinary – Buffalo Burgers. They’re lean, tasty & awesomely delicious!
Chipotle-Honey Barbecue Spareribs
Fire up the grill – these Chipotle-Honey Barbecue Spareribs are worth it!
Easy Country-Style Pork Ribs Recipe with BBQ
Easy Country Style Ribs roasted low and slow in the oven or make them on the grill in a foil pan. A delicious barbecued favorite.
Bacon Jam & Blue Cheese Burger
There may be a lot of ways to use bacon jam, however, eating it on this burger is my #1 favorite way! The burger has a ton of flavor. The blue cheese is tangy, the bacon jam is super bacon-ey, sweet and salty, and the lettuce and tomato are fresh and balancing.
Smores In the Oven (S'mores Bars)
Smores in the Oven, or S’mores Bars, are such an easy dessert to make. We all love eating s’mores around a campfire, but now you can make them at home in the kitchen. This Smores dessert recipe is rich, decadent, and totally worth baking.
Easy Outdoor Grill Recipes and Cookout Side Dishes
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“If summer had one defining scent, it’s be the smell of barbecue” ~ Katie Lee