11 Father's Day Recipes to Make for Dad

By Nellie's Kindness Crew

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From reading (and re-reading) favorite bedtime stories to coaching little league and magically making scraped knees all better, there's a long list of reasons to be grateful for dad. And for all those moments of selflessness, nurturing, and care, it's only right to spend an entire day making sure dad knows how much he's loved and appreciated. What better way to show dad a little love than with an extra special Father's Day breakfast, brunch, or after-dinner dessert? Whether you're celebrating first thing in the morning or planning an afternoon cookout with the family, any one of these recipes is guaranteed to keep dad's spirits high and his belly - and heart - full all day long.

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1. Chilaquiles With Fried Eggs

Starting dad's day off on the right foot is easy to do with breakfast in bed, and these chilaquiles are the perfect comfort food for the job. We suggest making the morning special with extra sprinkles of queso fresco and jalapeños or his favorite hot sauce.

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2. Popover Pancakes on the Grill

Dads are known to never pass up an airy, crispy, tender-in-the-middle popover pancake, but nobody wants a hot kitchen first thing in the morning. Enter: popover pancaks on the grill. No overheating the kitchen, less mess to cleanup, and the perfect vessel for fresh berries and a dusting of powdered sugar.

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3. Cheesesteak Baked Eggs

Dad's favorite cheesesteak sandwich, brunchified. Loaded with all the sizzling flank steak, veggies, runny yolks, and gooey melted provolone dad could ever want, this baked cheesesteak skillet is a dream come true for fathers everywhere and a guaranteed success for Father's Day brunch.

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4. S’mores Donut Sandwich

If a family camping trip with dad isn't in the cards this year, bring the magic of his favorite campfire classic home with these rustic donut sandwiches. All the essentials of a good s'more are represented, from melty chocolate and gooey marshmallows to graham cracker crumbs and the promise of sticky fingers and smiles.

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5. Pull Apart Pigs In a Blanket

If quality time is the only thing on dad's wishlist this year, make the moments last with shareable snacks that are fun to eat and full of flavor. These pull apart pigs in a blanket check both boxes and pair perfectly with dad's famous chili for dipping and a couple rounds of his favorite board game.

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6. Sheet Pan Brussels Sprouts Bacon Egg Hash

For fathers who prefer their food saucy, sizzling, and on the spicy side, we present this ultimate sheet pan meal sure to make him smile. With savory bits of bacon, crispy Brussels sprouts, perfectly runny free range eggs, and a generous smattering of buffalo sauce on top, you just can't go wrong.

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7. Egg in a Hole Burgers

If dad's a grill fanatic, give him a mouthwatering challenge with these egg in a hole burgers. Unlike burgers simply topped with fried eggs, these are artfully grilled with a free range egg nestled inside the patty itself and are sure to be the star of your Father's Day cookout.

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8. Grasshopper Sandwich Cookies

End dad's day on a sweet note with these cocktail-inspired sandwich cookies. Featuring a fluffy green-tinted buttercream filling stuffed between two soft brownie rounds, these sweet treats boast all the fudgy, minty, refreshing goodness of dad's favorite minty cocktail in a form the entire family can enjoy.

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9. Jalapeño Popper Frittata

Who says you can't serve dad jalapeño poppers for breakfast? With just a few familiar ingredients and a handfull of free range eggs, this appetizer-inspired frittata packs all the spicy, salty goodness of dad's favorite finger food into a skillet fit for anyone's Father's Day breakfast or brunch table.

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10. Stuffed Peppers With Eggs and Sausage

Minimal cleanup and plenty of fresh air make outdoor cooking a no-brainer for Father's Day brunch, so we suggest having a few grill-friendly recipes ready for the occasion. These cheesy stuffed peppers are a savory combination of sausage, eggs, onions, and mushrooms...and a delicious reason to get the grill going early!

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11. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Totchos

For a fun and filling breakfast the whole family can prepare together, grab a bag of tater tots and get to work on these cheesy breakfast totchos. Already yummy as a classic bacon, egg, and cheese situation, these tatchos can also be upgraded with dad's favorite toppings and dipping sauces for the ultimate nacho experience.

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