12 Grilling Recipes for Father’s Day

What better way to celebrate Dad than grilling some of his favorite foods up and relaxing with a beer and family. Why not shake up some of the classic grilling recipes, and wow Dad will your culinary skills with these main course, sides, and dessert ideas, all on the grill.

Main Course

Bistro Burgers

Via Martha Stewart Living

Even with simple beef burgers, adding the right toppings can make your burgers go from bland to gourmet. This recipe features buttery brioche buns, horseradish and sweet grilled onions, for the perfect burger combination you’re sure to return to.


Southwestern Steak Salad

Via Today

Who doesn’t love a good steak, but who says it always needs to be with mashed potatoes? This hanger steak is incorporated with light greens, grilled corn, and Cotija cheese, along with southwestern spices for a refreshing and inviting salad even Dad will love.


Spicy Orange and Jalapeno Grilled Shrimp

Via The Spruce Eats

Marinated with garlic, lime, orange marmalade, and hot sauce, this sweet and spicy combination will transform your shrimp to the perfect main dish, while keeping Dad’s waistline trim.  


Whiskey BBQ Sauce Baby Back Ribs

Via My Gourmet Connection

What is Father’s Day without a little bit of whiskey, and what better way to enjoy it than with smoky, slow-roasted, grilled to perfection, baby back ribs. These flavorful ribs will pack a punch, but don’t worry, you can do a non-alcoholic version with apple juice instead.



Smoked Jalapeno Poppers

Via Weber

Jalapenos filled with cream cheese, topped with parmesan and wrapped in bacon…need we say more? These jalapeno poppers make a great side or appetizer and are perfect bbq addition.


Barbecue Sweet Potato Wedges 

Via Today

A perfect vegetarian side option, these sweet potato wedges are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. You can easily swap out sweet potatoes for any root vegetable such as russet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, or beets.


Mozzarella, Red Pepper & Bacon Skewers

Via Country Living

Appetizer on a stick? Yes please. This unique spin on tomato, basil, mozzarella comes the gourmet, grilled flavor forward version.


Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini

Via Damn Delicious

Crips, tender, with a lemon-y butter finish, these grilled zucchini rounds will go with any main dish and are simple yet delicious.



Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple

Via Gimme Some Oven

Perfect topped with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, delicious rum, brown sugar, and cinnamon mixture is positively delicious. Don’t forget to drizzle with extra rum sauce.                                   


Banana-Nutella S’Mores

Via Food & Wine

Make Dad feel like a kid again with these adult version s’mores. Sandwiched between two graham crackers is the unstoppable banana Nutella duo, combined with marshmallow flush and hazelnuts.


Grilled Cranberry Pear Crumble

Via Taste of Home

Crisp fruits tossed with delectable granola and cinnamon, all cooked in the grill in a cast-iron skillet, Yup Dad will love it.


Grilled Peach and Berry Dessert Pizza

Via Southern Lady

Pizza doesn’t always need to be topped with sauce and cheese, grilled fruits, crème fraiche and orange zest can be just as tasty for a Father’s Day dessert sure to make him ask for a second slice.