Father’s Day Recipes Your Kids Can Make With Dad
Tired of plain hamburgers and hot dogs every time you barbeque?
Try these great grilling recipes with your kids for Father’s Day and make his day extra-special.
The editors of My Kids’ Adventures searched the Internet for simple, delicious dishes to make for your Father’s Day cookout.
In this article I’ll share our favorite Father’s Day recipes: BBQ that goes way beyond ordinary, special sides and cute, tasty treats to make for Dad.
Choose one of each for a cookout menu that’s sure to please the whole family.
What does Dad really want for Father’s Day? We asked and dads answered: They want to take a day off from chores and responsibilities to focus on having fun with their kids. And one of the activities that ranked highest was to have a cookout.
So fire up the grill, grab aprons for the kids and prepare some delicious BBQ recipes for Dad together.
Give him a Father’s Day filled with good food, family and fun.
Read on for 20 Father’s Day recipes. There’s something for everyone, so you’re sure to find something he’ll love.
#1: BBQ Main Dish Recipes
An easy rub makes this chicken simply mouthwatering and forms a gorgeous crust during grilling. Mix up this spice rub for Father’s Day and enjoy delicious chicken all summer. One recipe makes enough for 5½ pounds of chicken.
Check out Leigh Ann’s recipe for the simple secret to tender, tasty ribs that the whole family will love.
Guy Fieri would say, “a triple F”—filling, flavorful and fun to eat.
If you aren’t able to use your grill or for some other reason, you might want to try this skillet steak recipe. Don’t skimp on the herbed butter.
These beef burgers are juicy and delicious on the grill or stovetop! Serve on buns with your favorite condiments.
Any of these recipes can be made with veggie dogs instead of beef hot dogs.
You can choose from Mexican to Hawaiian—there’s something for everyone’s taste.
The secret to making pizza on the BBQ? Cook the crust on both sides before adding the toppings.
#2: Sides, Salads and Snacks
Shirt and Tie Crackers
Your kids will have a ball decorating these crackers just for Dad.
This savory mix of cereal, pretzels and white cheddar crackers is sure to please while you wait for the coals to heat up.
Check out his recipe for grilling perfect vegetables every time.
If you want to make Boston baked beans the way the Pilgrims made them, give these a try.
This potato salad is particularly great because it’s not only lighter than your traditional mayonnaise-and-sour-cream combo, it’s packed with protein from the Greek yogurt.
Just make a banana split the way you like it and add something manly to the top of it. What will the kids choose?
Lawnmower Krispie Treats
Drinking straws and mini Oreo cookies transform Krispie treats into fun food art.
Convey your kids’ sweet sentiments to Dad at your cookout—no baking or cooking required!
Dad’s Root Beer Floats
One Charming Party shows how you can make Father’s Day special by serving up some frosty root beer floats (made with Dad’s root beer of course).
A root beer float is a great way to root for dad and celebrate his special day.
Choose your favorite Father’s Day recipes from this list and you’ll have an entire cookout meal—from appetizers to dessert.
Some Final Thoughts…
Have a great day celebrating Dad and spending time together at your Father’s Day cookout. I hope you found some recipes that your whole family will enjoy—both cooking and eating!
What do you think? What are your favorite Father’s Day recipes and treats? Does the dad in your life like to cook out? We’d love to hear about your Father’s Day celebrations in the comments below.
Images from iStockPhoto.
Jennifer Ballard is the associate editor for My Kids’ Adventures where her past experience as a Cubmaster, birthday party entrepreneur, marketing writer and mom of two boys fits together and finds relevance. Other posts by Jennifer Ballard »