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20 Father’s Day Dinner Ideas for 2022

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The best way to treat dad on Father’s Day is to cook an epic spread of his favorite dishes. So if you are wondering what to make for Father’s Day, then you have come to the right place. Here’s a round-up of 20+ of my favorite Father’s Day Dinner Ideas that dads all over the world will love!

father's day dinner ideas

Father’s Day Dinner Ideas

From summer grill recipes, seafood meals, light summer salads to cheesecake, these Father’s day dinner ideas are guaranteed to make him feel extra loved.

No matter your dad’s tastebuds I hope that these father’s day meal ideas will offer some inspiration.

And now… 20+ Father’s Day Dinner Ideas that are NO dad joke!

This Steak Shish Kabob recipe is flavorful and easy to customize. The Lebanese beef kabob marinade helps make them tender, juicy and delectable. 

Lebanese Steak Shish Kabob

This Steak Shish Kabob recipe is flavorful and easy to customize. The Lebanese beef kabob marinade helps make them tender, juicy and delectable. 

steak salad wit balsamic vinaigrette

Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

For the classic dads, nothing beats a good piece of steak, especially if you throw it over his favorite greens and drizzle it with a super easy and quick tangy balsamic vinaigrette. 

Now that’s what I call a perfectly balanced meal.

kafta kabob- kafta kabab- kofta

Kafta Kabob

Quick and easy, classic Lebanese kabobs made with a very simple mix of ground meat, — usually beef, lamb, or a combination of both — Middle Eastern spices, finely chopped onions and parsley. Then threaded on skewers and grilled to perfection.

No dad will say no to Kafata Kabobs! A go to Memorial Day recipe too!

Non breading air fryer chicken breast recipe- Father's Day Dinner Ideas

Air Fryer Chicken Breast- No Breading

Is your dad a fitness buff? Then this Air Fryer chicken breast is the perfect dish for Father’s Day dinner.

Air Fryer Chicken Breast with Greek yogurt marinade and no breading is perfect year-round. Seasoned on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. All you’ll need is a quick Greek Yogurt marinade and a few pantry staple seasonings! Ready in 20 minutes, this air fryer fried chicken breast recipe is also oil free, low carb and keto friendly.

shish tawook- Father's Day Dinner Ideas

Chicken Tawook

Tender chicken chunks are marinated in a perfectly spiced and tangy sauce, then cooked to perfection! These chicken chunks can be cooked on an outdoor or indoor grill or on stovetop.

It truly is the epitome of Lebanese comfort food and guaranteed to make your dad proud.

Malfouf salad- salata

Lebanese Cabbage Salad

Fresh, crisp, Lebanese cabbage salad is a must-have recipe for a summer barbecue or picnic, make it in less than 10 minutes.

chicken and rice topped with toasted almonds

Lebanese Chicken and Rice

This traditional Lebanese Chicken and Rice recipe is the definition of comfort food. Flavorful, seasoned rice mixed with golden pine nuts and topped with tender shredded chicken and toasted almonds! 

This Father’s Day Dinner is especially perfect, if you’re hosting a large family gathering.

air fryer steak tips with garlic butter

Air Fryer Steak Tips

Don’t feel like firing up the grill? I’ve got you covered! You’re dad will love these garlic butter steak tips in the air fryer. Not to mention, steak and garlic butter are just a perfect combination, wouldn’t you agree?

hummus with beef

Hummus with Beef

Hummus with beef is a perfect appetizer, side dish or even a low carb meal on its own!

You can say goodbye store bought hummus as this quick and easy recipe is all you’ll need.

You will seriously fall in love with the quick and easy vegetarian appetizer or side dish. This Mozzarella Tomato Basil Flatbread recipe takes less than 15 minutes to throw together.  It has the perfect combination of fresh flavors from  fresh basil, and cherry tomatoes, to lots of mozzarella, and a  crispy flatread which is then topped with a sweet Balsamic glaze. 

Mozzarella Tomato Basil Flatbread

Is your dad requesting pizza for dinner, but you don’t have the courage to make a homemade crust? Don’t worry, Naan has you covered. This quick pizza recipe uses the popular Indian flatbread for the crust.

The toppings are just as epic. The perfect combination of fresh flavors from the basil leaves and cherry tomatoes, to lots of mozzarella, all topped with a sweet Balsamic glaze. 

Man, to say that this pizza delivers plenty of flavors is an understatement.

Lebanese Beef Shawarma- Father's day dinner ideas

Lebanese Beef Shawarma

Tender beef strips are marinated in Middle Eastern spices, onions, apple cider vinegar and olive oil, then seared on stove top to perfection and served in pita wrap with veggies and tahini sauce — always a favorite! 

hummus bowl

Quinoa Hummus Bowl

Quinoa Hummus Bowl is a simple, filling, and delicious meal loaded with quinoa, chickpeas, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, olives, and hummus for a healthy and satisfying Mediterranean meal.

High protein, healthy, vegan, & flavorful! Make it in 20 minutes.

Shrimp and rice with peas in a white plate

Shrimp Peas and Rice

Shrimp, even on its own, already gets a 10 out of 10.

Now imagine that delectable seafood flavor topped on a bed of perfectly spiced rice and peas. Isn’t it amazing?

healthy alfredo sauce with chicken and pasta

Pasta with Chicken and White Sauce Casserole

This Pasta with Chicken and White Sauce Casserole is pasta tossed in a flavorful chicken, mushroom and spinach sauce, then topped with plenty of cheese and baked until golden brown. A super easy dinner idea for Father’s Day or any Sunday supper.

quick salmon recipe wit a butter garlic sauce.

Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Butter

This Pan Seared Salmon is delicious, flaky, and tender. The butter garlic makes this salmon recipe extremely tender, moist and packed full of flavor. It’s is one of the easiest salmon dishes to make at home. 

Here’s the best part: this dish is ready to be devoured by dad in just 15 minutes.

zaatar swirl bread

Zaatar Swirl Bread

Get ready for a serious game-changer! This Zaatar Swirl Bread begins with a simple homemade bread recipe, which is then filled with a savory zaatar filling for the perfect Father’s side dish or appetizer.

riz w hummus

Lebanese Beef Pilaf with Chickpeas

This Lebanese Beef Pilaf with Chickpeas dish, is loaded with rice and proteins, this one pot meal is a complete meal on its own.

Delicious, filling, and easy to make: it’s everything you can ask for in a party dish.

potato kibbeh in a casserole

Lebanese Shepherd’s Pie

The epitome of simple, homey comfort food, Lebanese Shepherd‘s Pie is a casserole consisting of a perfectly cooked, spiced mixture of ground beef between two layers of creamy mashed potatoes, topped with breadcrumbs and baked to perfection!

Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how heavenly this dish is. 

Jello Cheesecake

No Bake Jello Cheesecake

An awesome dad deserves an awesome dessert. This Jello cheesecake has everything you crave in a dessert.

A graham cracker crust? Check. A creamy filling? Most definitely. A tangy strawberry Jello topping? You bet.

Best of all, this cheesecake calls for zero baking. Less time in the kitchen, more quality time with dad.

no bake pastry cream tart

No Bake Strawberry Tart

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 No Bake Strawberry Tart. A classic summer dessert, this tart is deliciously refreshing, perfect for Father’s Day or any summer gathering.

If you are looking for easy no bake desserts recipes, you will this no bake pie idea! Creamy, refreshing and is favorite easy dessert topped with roasted hazelnuts.

No-Bake Cream Pie

After a hot day in the sun, there’s nothing better than a cool and refreshing dessert. Creamy and classic, this easy No-Bake Cream Pie is a delicious treat for Father’s Day.

Plain biscuits dipped in coffee, and the fluffy cream filling make this cream pie even more delicious. It is then topped with some crunchy crushed roasted hazelnuts. The hardest part about making this pie is waiting for it to set in the freezer! Served cold, this dessert is great for June and July celebrations.


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father's day dinner ideas

20 Father's Day Dinner Ideas

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The best way to treat dad on Father's Day is to cook an epic spread of his favorite dishes. So if you are wondering what to make for Father's Day, then you have come to the right place. Here’s a round-up of 20 my favorite Father's Day Dinner Ideas that dads all over the world will love!


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Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300

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