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Easy Dinner Recipes for Father's Day

When Dad's special day comes along, we definitely want to show him how much we care. Well, making an extra special dinner is definitely one way to do it. Sure, we want it to look and taste amazing, but we don't want to spend hours in the kitchen either. So, instead, we've got easy dinner recipes for Father's Day. If he prefers beef, we have everything from steak to meat loaf, not to mention a super easy goulash recipe. When it comes to chicken, we've got it fried, baked, and smothered. And, we couldn't leave out the pork, like pork chops and brats. There's something for every Dad out there, and because they're such easy dinner recipes, you'll get to spend more time with him on his special day. 

Don't worry about the go-alongs either! We've added a section for that. Whether its veggies or hearty potatoes, we've got it here. One thing is for sure, no matter which of these easy dinner recipes you decide on, Dad is sure to love it! 


Farmstyle Hamburger Stroganoff

Transport your taste buds to an Amish country farm with our easy skillet Farmstyle Hamburger Stroganoff. Off the shelf ingredients will help you bring this comforting meal to the table in no time flat. It's the perfect easy dinner recipe that we know Dad will love! 

Flank Steak Pinwheels

Our Flank Steak Pinwheels are a mouthwatering, savory meal that's perfect as a Sunday night supper! The delicious rolled up flank steak is stuffed with salami and cheese, taking this recipe to the next level! Not only does it taste amazing, but it looks like it came straight from a 5-star restaurant!

Garlicky Steak

What makes this sizzling T-bone steak so flavorful? The fresh garlic! Anytime we have a hankering for steak and can't grill outside, this one, packing both a filet and a strip steak, cooks up to a "T" on our stovetop! That's why it's the perfect easy dinner recipe to whip up for Dad on his special day! 

Skillet Chopped Steak

Remember good ol' homestyle Salisbury steak? You're gonna love the comforting tastes of our Skillet Chopped Steak with a rich mushroom sauce. Thes best part is that after a little prep, it cooks up in a quick 10 minutes. Pair it with some creamy potatoes and a side of veggies for a satisfying meal!

Beer Basted Rib Eye Roast

The name says it all! Our Beer-Basted Rib Eye Roast gets its rich flavor from a bottle of dark beer. This classic German-style roast makes any day taste like Oktoberfest. Plus, it's the perfect easy dinner recipe for Dad! The bold flavors and tender meat will make him feel like a special man on his special day.

Sweet  Spicy Meat Loaf

Make over your classic meat loaf recipe with our sweet and spicy ingredients to give this comfort dish a "today" spin! Featuring tangy French dressing, it'll become a favorite meat loaf at your house, for sure!

American Goulash

There's no wrong way to make a goulash -- and this version is super easy and full of flavor. Dad will love this easy dinner recipe, but it's also one the whole family will enjoy. We just know you'll fall in love with our American Goulash after just one bite!


No-Fuss Salisbury Steak

Can you guess some of the reasons we love this recipe so much? We love it not only because it's delicious, but also because it's no stress and no fuss! This No Fuss Salisbury Steak is easy and delicious- our kind of recipe!

Firehouse Pot Roast

We visited a local firehouse to find out what one of their favorite dishes is and came out with a chuck roast recipe that's so good, your whole gang is going to be fired up! Our Firehouse Pot Roast is slow-cooked and topped with an unforgettably good, homemade barbecue sauce that'll leave you smiling all dinner long.

Dads Meat Loaf

Let's face it - we all have a favorite easy meat loaf recipe, including Dad. For Dad, the best meatloaf recipes call for a combination of beef and pork, as well as some essential but basic meatloaf seasonings and sauces. It's a good possibility that Dad's Meat Loaf could be everyone's favorite easy meatloaf recipe! Plus, this classic meatloaf recipe is easy enough to be a weeknight meal, so you can whip it up any night for dinner. 



Looking to put a little heat and sweet in your chicken wing recipe? That's what you'll get with our Sticky Red Wings! The sweetness of pomegranate mixes with fresh chilies to make the most finger licking delicious wings you've ever had. Make some today and get ready for sticky smiles from everyone around the dinner table. 

Beer Can Chicken

Saucy and flavorful, this easy recipe for a barbecue classic, Beer Can Chicken, will have everyone raving about this tender and moist grill favorite! Be sure to watch the video to see how you can end up with one of the most tender and moist chickens you've ever tasted! 

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

It's time to pinch pennies, and Howard's got exactly what you need. Pick up a pack or two of chicken thighs to make our Teriyaki Chicken Thighs. The only thing this recipe doesn't cut corners on is taste!  Our homemade teriyaki marinate is the key to a dinner your family, and your wallet, will appreciate every time it hits the table. 

Chicken Alfredo

Talk about temptation! Who could resist the creamy flavor combo of chicken baked in an Alfredo sauce? Dad probably couldn't! This easy dinner recipe is one we know he's going to love. It's packed full of flavor from our rich, creamy Alfredo sauce, and the chicken is cooked to perfection! It's the perfect dinner to show him just how special he is!

Quick Chicken Marsala

You don't need hours to put together a dinner dish that looks and tastes fancy. With this recipe for Quick Chicken Marsala you can dress up your dinner plate and impress your taste buds too!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pinwheels

A classic French dish that's quick and easy to make. Impossible, you say? Well, not in our Test Kitchen! Dad will love this easy dinner recipe. It's packed with flavor, quick to make, and sure to fill the belly! 

Nothing to It Chicken

Looking for the easiest of easy chicken recipes? Our Nothing-To-It Chicken is about to take the fuss out of dinner. Mix it, pour it, bake it, and serve. You'll be blown away with how easy it is to make, and everyone else will think that you prepped all day! Don't worry. The truth behind this easy chicken recipe can be our little secret. 

Cheesy Baked Chicken

Tired of serving chicken breasts the same ol' way every time? If so, then you'll love this recipe for Cheesy Baked Chicken. These chicken breasts have a cracker crumb coating made from crushed cheese crackers and sesame seeds, so you can expect lots of crunch and flavor in every bite. Plus, this one is done in just about 30 minutes, which makes it great for busy weeknights!

Lemon Linguine with Chicken

When it comes to easy pasta recipes, this is the best of the best without lots of effort. We think you're going to enjoy this light pasta recipe since there’s no heavy sauce, only lots of lemon which adds a fresh "sparkle" to this must try Lemon Linguine with Chicken!

Oven-Fried Chicken with Honey Butter Sauce

Pure Southern hospitality on a platter! Try this once and we promise it will become your new favorite fried chicken recipe.


Caesar Stuffed Pork Chops

Feel like a pro when you use our Test Kitchen's easy tips to stuff pork chops. Our delicious filling for Caesar Stuffed Pork Chops will have everyone wondering if you have a secret chef helping you out in the kitchen!

Beer-Basted Sausage

What goes best with Oktoberfest? Beer, of course! So tap the keg and turn up the oom-pah for a tasty celebration that includes this easy recipe for beer-basted sausage they'll love!

Parmesan-Crusted Pork

Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, our Parmesan-Crusted Pork loin chops are fancy enough for company but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Almost Stuffed Pork Chops

Once you start eating these Almost Stuffed Pork Chops, you may not be able to stop. Be careful, or the pork chops won't be the only things getting stuffed! Either way, they'll definitely be added to your list of favorite baked pork chop recipes.

Southwestern Pork Chops

You know those dishes that explode with flavor with every bite? Well, this dish is one of them! These Southwestern Pork Chops are a fave among the Mr. Food crowd because there's no mess and tons for good flavor. The best part? This meal is as budget-friendly as it gets. Cheesy, zesty, and oh-so-tender, our Southwestern Pork Chops are a skillet-friendly way to enjoy dinnertime.

Tuscan Pork Chops

Betcha didn't think a dish as fancy looking as this one could be made in under 20 minutes! Well, it's true. Our Tuscan Pork Chops come together in no time at all, and are made with easy ingredients. Dad is sure to love this supe reasy dinner recipe, packed with a ton of flavors! It's an Italian favorite he'll want every year! 

Hand-Breaded Pork Chops

Sherry Gore, the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking, has graciously shared her recipe for Hand-Breaded Pork Chops with us, and we couldn't be happier. Sauteed in a pan and drizzled with gravy, this mouthwatering dish will disappear in a flash!

Texas Two-Step Ribs

These saucy, barbecue-slathered ribs will have you doing the two-step 'round the dinner table. We used baby back ribs to make our Texas Two-Step Ribs 'cause they're the sweetest and most tender of all the ribs, and who doesn't want to have the sweetest summer ever?  

Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Roast

Here's a pork dinner that's just as great on a weeknight as it is for a special Sunday supper. Our Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Roast is a sheet pan dinner that features a flavorful, glazed pork loin surrounded by tasty veggies. By roasting everything together, you can bet that every bite will be really great!

Unstuffed Cheesy Pork Chops

The family is going to rave over these budget-friendly skillet pork chops! Made with a box of shortcut stuffing mix, and lots ooey gooey cheese, our "Unstuffed" Stuffed Cheesy Pork Chops are layered to perfection. It's a dish that looks and tastes like it's fit for royalty, so there's no need to tell everyone just how budget-friendly it actually is! 


Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Want to turn plain baked potatoes into company fancy baked potatoes? This mouthwatering easy recipe for stuffed baked potatoes is loaded with rich, creaminess and good taste! Plus, it's a classic go-along that Dad is sure to love! Make sure to show him how much he means to you on his special day with this easy go-along recipe! 

Skillet Creamed Corn

Creamed corn makes a delicious side for any meal with its creamy sweetness and warmth. Now we can make homemade creamed corn in our trusty skillet! This recipe for Skillet Creamed Corn is sure to be a hit every time you serve it up. It's very easy and absolutely delicious. The Test Kitchen loves this creamed corn recipe and we know you will too! 

Sweet Relish Potato Salad

This Southern-style potato salad is perfect for picnics and parties...or any time we want a homestyle potato salad. With ingredients like celery and hard boiled eggs, Sweet Relish Potato Salad is a mom-approved country recipe.

Thyme Roasted Mushrooms

These Thyme Roasted Mushrooms are perfection! Our Test Kitchen couldn't get enough of them and your crowd won't be able to either! So, make them today, or for your special holiday dinner. The tasty seasoning of this easy mushroom recipe is going to take your dinner from plain old traditional to wonderfully memorable! 

Cheddar Potato Casserole

Serve our Cheddar Rice Bake bubblin' hot from the oven, and expect requests for second helpings when your gang tastes this comforting cheesy go-along casserole. Dad will definitely love this as part of his easy dinner recipe menu! 

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

There's something special about these Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts that makes them the best veggie appetizer around. Oh wait, it's the perfectly cooked bacon! We can't get enough of this easy Brussels sprouts recipe. Whether you need it for a dinnertime side dish or you're serving it at a family get-together, you're gonna love this savory bite-sized treat.

Rustic Homestyle Potatoes

Our hearty Rustic Homestyle Potatoes are stick-to-your-ribs delicious. When you want to welcome your family home to some true comfort, this is the go-along for you.

Country Kitchen Pork n Beans

You'll find lots of comforting goodness waiting for you in a country kitchen, like these Country Kitchen Pork 'n' Beans. They're made using a couple of shortcut ingredients, but it's the true country add-in's that give 'em the taste you know and love. You may want a double helping of this one!

Cheesy Onion Potatoes

These home-style potatoes topped with Cheddar cheese bring back memories of a restaurant specialty. A scrumptious side dish couldn't be any easier! Our recipe calls for unpeeled potatoes, which make this dish quick. Remember, though, there are no rules. So if you want to peel your potatoes, go for it!

Garlicky Buttered Green Beans

These green gems are super easy, super quick, and super tasty! You want to get 'em in and out of the pot fast to maximize true color, texture, and nutrients. This is the perfect side to go with Dad's easy dinner recipe, no matter what you make him! He's definitely gonna love 'em!

Bonus: Easy Dessert Recipes!

Put your spoon in, take your spoon out, fill the cake with pudding, and serve it all about! Hokey Pokey Cake is fun and sure to create smiles all around. Dad is sure to love this easy dessert recipe, but we bet you'll enjoy it just as much! 

Banana Pudding Dream

This creamy-dreamy version of banana pudding is easily going to become a new favorite! Our Banana Pudding Dream is decadently delicious and so easy to throw together. Since there's no baking involved, it can be made ahead of time or as a last-minute dessert. Bring it to your next family get-together or potluck and you'll receive lots of compliments!

Frozen Chocolate Chip Fantasy

You'll bring a smile to everyone's faces when you pull this Frozen Chocolate Chip Fantasy out of the freezer. This homemade ice cream cake is loaded with chocolate chip goodness and creamy whipped topping. It's a no bake dessert that's simply delicious!

Death by Chocolate

This was Mr. Food's favorite dessert! Art lived a full, sweet life, and this dessert is representative of just that. There's a reason why Death by Chocolate is the most requested recipe on our site, and Art wouldn't have it any other way. For even more decadently-chocolaty recipes that we love here in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen, try our Candy Bar Brownie Trifle, Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Cake, or check our Our 12 Best Chocolate Cake Recipes!

Twinkie Cupcakes

If you've walked down the snack aisle of any grocery store over the last 85+ years, you've probably seen Twinkies. (Hey, you've probably even tried them too!) We've recreated this favorite American snack, but with a twist! Our Twinkie Cupcakes feature light, yellow cake, filled with a delicious filling and frosting combo. You're going to love them!

It's warm outside, so why not make a satisfyingly cold dessert? Strawberry Icebox Cake is an easy, no-bake treat shared with us by Amy over at Chew Out Loud. It's perfect for Easter, 4th of July, or any summer get together. Just mix, chill, serve, and enjoy!

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