Father’s Day Cookout Recipes

This Father’s Day Cookout Recipes collection has impressive, easy-to-make recipes from Prime Rib to Grilled Corn on the Cob! Check it out!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, grilling outside will become a favorite activity for many fathers all across the USA! Whether or not dad himself is the one grilling, these recipes are perfect for celebrating their hard work and sacrifice for their families.

From sizzling steaks hot off the grill to scrumptious sides and perfect pairings, you’re sure to find a recipe or two from this curated list of timeless father favorites! Make this year a memorable time with recipes made with love to show Dad just how much he is appreciated!



Chipotle Queso (Copycat)

Chipotle Queso (Copycat) recipe is an all natural creamy chili cheese dip with tomatillo salsa in just 20 minutes that tastes just like you’d get at Chipotle!
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Buffalo Wings

The BEST Buffalo Wings ever and they're oven baked! Tossed with a delicious buffalo wing sauce these will be the hit of your parties!
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Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes perfectly combine sweet and salty with crispy bacon, tender sweet potatoes, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
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Ranch Dip

Ranch Dip is a delicious condiment you can make yourself, with mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, chives, and spices.
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Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions

Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions are a delicious option for your regular weeknight rotation and impressive enough to serve at your next party!
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Corn Dip

Easy Cold Corn Dip is a creamy, cheesy appetizer made in minutes with sweet corn, cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, green chiles and peppers.
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Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers are the easiest appetizer recipe! Jalapeno peppers stuffed with cream cheese and cheddar, wrapped in bacon, then baked.
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Garlic Shrimp Dip

Garlic Shrimp Dip is a creamy, savory dip that's perfect to serve at parties. Made with shrimp, cream cheese, mozzarella, and lemon juice.
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Easy Grilled Shrimp

Easy Grilled Shrimp is the ultimate and easy appetizer dish flavored in a honey, garlic, and paprika marinade, and grilled to crispy perfection.
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Steak Recipes

Get ready for some mouthwatering steak dishes that Dad is going to love! There will be some familiar ones and some new ones that you just have to try. So pick a dish, or two, and let the fun begin!


Perfect, Easy Ribeye Steak

Perfect, Easy Ribeye Steak butter basted in a cast iron skillet with rosemary. An error-proof medium rare in 20 minutes including rest time.
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Salisbury Steak Meatballs

Salisbury Steak Meatballs are amazing savory, flavorful meatballs with breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, beef broth, and more.
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Broiled Steak

Broiled Steak makes it easy to create the perfect steak dinner without a grill: Cook tender, juicy steak in less than 30 minutes! Try today!
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Steak Sandwich (with garlic aioli)

Steak Sandwich (with garlic aioli) is the perfect sandwich with tender steak flavored with brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and topped with onion and cheese.
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Carne Asada Recipe

Authentic Carne Asada Recipe marinaded in a spicy citrus marinaded and grilled to perfection, this is the perfect Mexican steak recipe you’ll keep forever!
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Surf and Turf (NY Steak and Shrimp)

Surf and Turf an easy, indulgent dinner of pan seared NY Steak and Shrimp served in a rich butter sauce. Great for special occasions!
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Air Fryer Ribeye Steaks

Air Fryer Ribeye Steaks are the easiest recipe for tender and juicy steak ready in under 20 minutes. Perfect topped with blue cheese butter!
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Marinated Flank Steak (Stove or Oven)

Marinated Flank Steak (Stove or Oven) is the perfect way to make a tender, juicy steak with no grill needed. Prepped with soy sauce, lemon, and brown sugar.
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Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken Fried Steak is made with a seasoned buttermilk crust topped with an easy, perfect milk gravy ready in less than 45 minutes!
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Steak Tacos

Easy flavorful Steak Tacos are a tasty Mexican dish with marinated grilled steak strips in soft tortillas loaded with your favorite toppings.
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Steak Salad

Delicious Steak Salad recipe for a hearty steakhouse salad with juicy steak strips, crisp greens, fresh veggies and creamy homemade dressing.
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BBQ Recipes


Ultimate Oven Barbecue Ribs

Ultimate Oven Barbecue Ribs come out wonderfully tender with sticky barbecue coating seasoned with paprika, brown sugar, and garlic powder.
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BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

BBQ Pulled Chicken with baked tender chunks of chicken breast, so easy and convenient you'll skip the slow cooker for this quick meal.
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Cheesy BBQ Beef Bites

Cheesy BBQ Beef Bites are easy flaky biscuit cups with BBQ sauce and cheese made in 30 minutes with just 4 ingredients! Try them today!
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BBQ Beef Short Ribs

BBQ Beef Short Ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender, cooked in a tomato, beef broth, brown sugar, and vinegar sauce with stovetop and slow cooker options.
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Applesauce BBQ Chicken

Applesauce BBQ Chicken is cooked quickly and glazed in a sweet and mildly spicy sauce with applesauce, bbq sauce, brown sugar, and hot sauce.
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Oven BBQ Beef Brisket

Oven BBQ Beef Brisket is tender, juicy, and smokey. It's just as fork-tender as meat made outside in a smoker, but this recipe is simmered in the oven. 
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Memphis BBQ Sauce

Memphis BBQ Sauce is a tangy, sweet barbecue sauce made with molasses, brown sugar, tomato sauce, and cider vinegar. The best BBQ sauce for pulled pork!
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BBQ Chicken Wings

BBQ Chicken Wings are an awesome game day appetizer, baked chicken wings smothered in barbecue sauce.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches made with a chuck roast, bbq seasoning rub and barbecue sauce will feed a crowd without firing up the grill or the smoker!
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Fried Chicken and Other Fried Recipes


Super Crispy Fried Chicken

Super Crispy Fried Chicken made with buttermilk, chicken, hot sauce, and seasoned flour is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside!
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Fried Mozzarella Sticks

Fried Mozzarella Sticks are a classic cheesy appetizer perfect for parties! Easy delicious recipe for homemade gooey crispy cheese sticks.
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Fried Plantains

Fried Plantains make a perfect side dish or snack. They are a well-loved Caribbean dish that you can make at home with just 3 ingredients!
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Fried Oreos

Fried Oreos are a delicious carnival food made by dipping chocolate sandwich cookies in batter and frying, then topped with powdered sugar.
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Lemon Pepper Honey Fried Chicken

Lemon Pepper Honey Fried Chicken is marinated in lemon and spices, then breaded and fried on the stovetop to golden, crispy perfection.
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Home Fried Potatoes

Home Fried Potatoes are easy to fry up on the stovetop until wonderfully crispy on the outside and fluffy inside with onions, peppers, and paprika. 
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Fried Okra

Fried Okra made with buttermilk, flour, cornmeal, okra, and seasoning is savory, crispy, and fried to perfection in under 30 minutes!
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Oven Baked Burgers

Oven Baked Burgers are easy to make, perfectly cooked, and juicy every time. This family favorite is ready in 30 minutes! Try them today!
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Korean Beef Bulgogi Burger

Korean Beef Bulgogi Burgers have juicy beef patties made with Korean BBQ sauce with gochujang, ginger and sesame seeds. Topped with kimchi!
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Air Fryer Cheeseburgers

Air Fryer Cheeseburgers are easy and delicious patties cooked without a grill in just 8 minutes. Serve with toasted buns, cheese, and your favorite toppings.
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Bacon Bacon Burgers

Bacon Bacon Burgers are the juiciest burgers for a summer cookout. Ground chuck patties filled with smoky bacon and spices, topped with more crispy bacon!
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Salmon Burger

The Best Salmon Burger recipe for summer! Easy salmon patties made with canned salmon, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and fresh dill grilled to a golden brown.
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Shrimp Burgers

Shrimp Burgers are savory and wonderfully crispy. Tasty shrimp is combined with old bay seasoning, breadcrumbs, and lemon juice for the perfect patty.
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Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers are easy to make, juicy, and taste just as good as a hamburger. Made with classic burger fillings like lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.
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Truffle Mousse Burgers

Truffle Mousse Burgers made at home with delicious truffle mousse, mushrooms and pepper crusted beef patties, this is the perfect indulgent burger for your summer cookout, graduation or Father’s Day.
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Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheeseburgers

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Cheeseburgers are ultimate grilled summer burgers! Ranch dressing seasoned ground beef and bacon patties stuffed with cheddar cheese.
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Filling Summer Sides

Now that you’ve got an impressive main course decided and going, let’s get a tasty side working. This selection is an intentional variety from hot potatoes to cool and refreshing salads – just to get the creative juices flowing! Check them out and see what you like!


Classic Butterhorn Dinner Rolls

Classic Butterhorn Dinner Rolls are lightly sweet, rich and airy homemade crescent rolls. The perfect addition to your next holiday meal!
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Balsamic Garlic Roasted New Potatoes

Balsamic Garlic Roasted New Potatoes are the perfect savory side with baby potatoes roasted in balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and garlic.
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Crispy Thin French Fries (Fast Food Style)

Crispy Thin French Fries (Fast Food Style) is the perfect crisp and tender side with great flavor. Made with 5 ingredients – try these today!
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Brown Sugar Bacon Garlic Meatballs

Brown Sugar Bacon Garlic Meatballs are the perfect sweet and savory party appetizer! Easy to make and bursting with flavor – try them today!
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Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread is a New England quick bread made with molasses, whole wheat flour, buttermilk and raisins. Baked and steaming options.
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Seasoned Potato Wedges Recipe

Seasoned Potato Wedges are an easy side and baked to a crispy perfection! Perfect to serve as an easy brunch side that everyone will love!
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Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans is an easy BBQ side dish recipe! Dried white beans and bacon slow cooked in barbecue sauce with ketchup, brown sugar and mustard.
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Zucchini Patties

Zucchini Patties are an easy delicious summer zucchini recipe! Pan-fried cheesy, garlicky shredded zucchini cakes with a crispy exterior.
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Grilled Corn

Easy Grilled Corn is the best side dish for a 4th of July cookout! Fresh corn on the cob grilled in the corn husk for tender, crisp grilled corn every time!
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Skillet Bacon Cornbread

Skillet Bacon Cornbread is the ultimate comfort food baked in the oven in a warm cast iron skillet. Enjoy crispy bacon and onion in light, buttery bread!
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Brisket Baked Beans

Brisket Baked Beans might be the best baked beans ever! Flavored with ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, and made slightly sweet with brown sugar. 
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Desserts to Finish

Is the main dish decided? Check! Is the side dish working? Check! Now let’s finish the meal off with something sweet and delicious. These easy recipes are popular enough and tasty enough to make everyone want seconds. You can choose from ice cream to a refreshing fruit-based dessert. Enjoy!


Coconut Macaroon Bars

Coconut Macaroon Bars are an easy dessert recipe with a buttery shortbread crust topped with chewy coconut macaroons. Perfect summer treat!
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Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies are crispy, chewy oatmeal brown sugar cookies with chocolate chips, coconut and pecans that are done in less than 30 minutes!
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Key Lime Cupcakes

Key Lime Cupcakes bake tangy, sweet key lime pie flavor into light, fluffy cupcakes with real key lime juice and creamy sweet lime frosting.
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Butterfinger Bars

Butterfinger Bars are your favorite candy bar made even more delicious with creamy milk chocolate over a sweet and salty candy filling.
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Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Peanut Butter Layer Cake with double layers of classic peanut butter cake, a dreamy peanut butter frosting, and topped with crunchy peanuts.
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Easy Baklava recipe for the classic Greek dessert with layers of buttery phyllo dough, cinnamon walnut baklava filling, and sweet syrup.
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Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake is a decadent creamy cheesecake recipe layered with homemade chocolate ganache, caramel sauce and chopped pecans!
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Peach Crumb Bars

Peach Crumb Bars are the perfect summer fruit dessert with sweet and tart peach filling between a buttery shortbread crust and crumb topping.
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Caramel Stuffed Brownies

Caramel Stuffed Brownies are the perfect gooey, chocolatey treat with chocolate chips, creamy caramel, and flaky sea salt.
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Raspberry Peach Pie

This Raspberry Peach Pie is a fresh summer dessert filled with sweet, juicy peaches and tart raspberries. Topped with a pretty and easy lattice crust!
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Drink Recipes for Dad

Are you looking for something special to sip with Dad? Check out some of these irresistible recipes he is sure to love. Some of them are adult beverages while others are family friendly. Either way, pick something to cool down with after working on the hot grill.


Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade is a perfect refreshing drink recipe for the summer! Made with real strawberries, simple syrup and fresh lemon juice.
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A Classic Mojito is the perfect, refreshing summer cocktail recipe made with white rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and muddled mint leaves.
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Cosmopolitan Cocktail

A Cosmopolitan Cocktail or Cosmo is a classic drink with vodka, triple sec, and cranberry juice. Perfect balance of sweet and tart flavor!
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Cucumber Water

Cucumber Water is an easy infused water recipe for a cool, delicious drink with fresh cucumbers and optional mint leaves for extra flavor!
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Orange Julius (Copycat)

Orange Julius (Copycat) tastes just like the creamy mall food court drink. Made easily with cream, orange concentrate, and ice.
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Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule is a classic and refreshing ice-cold cocktail with vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. Easy to make in just a couple of minutes!
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Iced Sea Salt Coffee (Cold Brewed)

Cold Brewed Iced Sea Salt Coffee is a sweet, salty, creamy twist on a classic cold brew recipe. Easy creamy drink for strong coffee drinkers.
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Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

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