Father's Day Food: 13 Southern Recipes to Celebrate Dad

Show Dad how special he is with one of these easy Southern recipes.

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

Everyone knows how difficult it can be to find the right gift for Dad, so why not celebrate with food? Since food is the way to a man's heart, treat Dad to a special meal to show him how dear he is to you. If you find yourself wondering what to make for Father's Day, you are in luck! We have assembled this collection of Father's Day Food 13 Southern Recipes to Celebrate Dad to give you some inspiration.

With the help of these easy Southern recipes, you can enjoy the warm June weather as well as a special meal with your Dad. Whether he likes spicy foods, a good 'ol burger, recipes with bacon, or a decadent dessert, you will find the perfect dish to make for Dad in our Southern recipe collection. Take the day to appreciate the important things in life, like Dad, as well as the little things, like bacon. Remember, the best way to celebrate Father's Day is to spend time with him. Make sure Dad knows how special he is!

13 Father's Day Food Recipes

Father's Day Recipes for Appetizers

To get the festivities off to a great start, give Dad something good to snack on. These easy Southern recipes are sure to please even the grumpiest of Dads!

  1. Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers - Cheesy cornbread is baked inside halved jalapenos for an appetizer that is the perfect blend of zest and indulgence.

  2. Caramelized Onion and Bacon Dip with Bourbon - Bacon is made even more delicious when it is combined with carmelized onions and bourbon. Dad will be asking you for this creamy dip recipe.

  3. Sweetly Spicy Southern Meatballs - A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, these meatballs are a whole lot of delicious.

  4. Lazy Man's Salsa - This simple salsa recipe is the perfect addition to any summer gathering. Dad is sure to love it!

Father's Day Burger Recipes

You can't go wrong with a burger, and Dad will love these inventive burger recipes.

  1. Honey BBQ Burger Recipe - This burger is so perfectly delicious, you almost have to taste it to believe it! Honey and BBQ sauce are a match made in heaven.

  2. The Southern Burger - Fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese might be surprising burger additions, but the combination is truly amazing.

  3. Fried Green Tomato Burger - Bacon, cheese, and fried green tomatoes deem this the "Dad burger" if there ever was one.

Father's Day Side Dish Recipes

The perfect addition to that homemade burger is a delicious deli salad on the side.

  1. Southern Broccoli Salad - Crunchy broccoli and bacon have never tasted as good as they do in this Southern deli salad recipe.

  2. Sour Cream and Bacon Potato Salad - Everyone loves bacon, so Dad is sure to love this delicious deli salad recipe. Green onions are the perfect complement to the sour cream dressing.

  3. Best Ever Bacon Ranch Macaroni Salad - If you're Dad likes the classic BLT sandwich, then he will love this BLT macaroni salad.

Father's Day Dessert Recipes

Whip up one of these special sweet treats for Dad on Father's Day. It will be the perfect finish to a wonderful meal.

  1. Butterfinger Cheesecake - This indulgent cheesecake is sure to delight anyone with a sweet tooth. The chocolate cookie crust is the perfect mate for this Butterfinger Cheesecake.

  2. Luscious No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bars - Lemony desserts are the perfect treat on a warm summer day. Plus, you don't even need the oven to make these lemon icebox bars.

  3. Scrumptious Strawberry Cobbler - Strawberries signal warm weather, so this is the perfect dessert to make for Father's Day. Dad will love this fruity cobbler, especially when it's served with a cold scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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