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
This Honky-Tonk Tequila Steak is so good it just needs to be shared
This is personally the simplest, and easiest way I've found to cook a brisket to get that tender, juicy, and full of smoke flavor you want out of a brisket!
Easy and unique cookie bars made with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chips, cut and rolled in powdered sugar.
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.
The official side dish of summer - Homemade Baked Beans
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.
This is a wonderful grilled entree which is so simple but delivers big flavors.
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!
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!
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.
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.
This delicious cut of meat is as tender and juicy as it appears in the photo. It’s fantastic! Plus it’s so EASY to make.
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!
When making these chicken kabobs, make sure to cut the chunks into bite size pieces, but make sure they are large enough so that they won’t break when you pierce them with the skewer.
This surf and turf recipe takes that classic restaurant meal to the next level by spicing it up and grilling it. Impress that special someone, with this amazing meal.
This Grilled Steak with Herb Butter and Spice Rub is the perfect summer grilling experience. Delicious and really easy to grill!
Perfect on hot dogs or burgers, this classic Southern style chili sauce adds lots of delicious flavor.
The Best Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burger. How to make a perfect juicy burger. Stuffed with flavor filled center of cheddar cheese, onion, jalapeño, and bacon; then topped with avocado.
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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
An amazing pasta salad with all of your favorite seafood: lobster, shrimp and crab. This is a potluck favorite.
Are you ready to get that grill flaming? These Honey Chipotle BBQ Wings will fire up your taste buds! An easy and delicious way to kick off your summer!
Grilled Beer Can Chicken is a fun and different way to achieve perfect grilled chicken that will have your friends and family thinking you are a prize-winning BBQ Pit Master!
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 bratwurst are flavorful then thrown on the grill for a delicious meal when paired with homemade sauerkraut.
This Cajun pasta salad recipe will brighten up any summer potluck, picnic, or BBQ! It has tender marinated chicken and a zesty creamy dressing.
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!
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…
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.
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!
Fire up the grill – these Chipotle-Honey Barbecue Spareribs are worth it!
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.
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.
Perfect Apple Pie From Scratch, a favorite dessert!
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.
Low-Carb Peach Mascarpone Dessert Flatbread makes a wonderful light lunch or healthy snack. And, it only takes minutes to make.
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
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