Food & Recipes
15 Hearty Recipes That Kids Can Make Dad on Father’s Day
Dad has enough ties, so make Father's Day special with his favorite food instead. Check out these simple recipes that kids can create with minimal adult help.
Bacon Egg Cups
Father's Day breakfast starts best with a hearty helping of bacon. This egg recipe is easy for kids to assemble, and it's gluten-free.
Totchos: Supreme Tator Tot Nachos
What happens when you combine the spicy cheesiness of nachos with a tator tot base? You get Totchos, an easy, but hearty recipe that is kid-friendly and dad-approved.
Blue Plate Cheeseburger Pie
Dad loves cheeseburgers. Dad loves pie. Here's what happens when you and the kids combine them into one hearty, classic Father's Day dinner.
Monterey Jack Pita Pizza
This pizza recipe lets you cheat a bit by using deli chicken to make your Father's Day dinner a breeze. Kids will love spreading out the colorful toppings to impress dad.
Baked Ham and Cheese Roll-ups
Just three store-bought ingredients are all you need to make this versatile recipe that works for breakfast, snacks or dinner. Dad will love the meaty cheesiness while kids will love rolling it all together.
Root Beer Pulled Pork Sliders
Kids will enjoy pouring the bubbly root beer into the slow cooker for this low maintenance recipe, and dad will like digging his teeth into the robust flavor the soda gives the meat when it's done.
Baked Ravioli Lasagna
Three simple ingredients are combined for an easy, cheesy dinner recipe that even picky eaters will like. You can make it even simpler for kids to help by using store-bought ravioli. Serve with salad and bread and you're set.
Chicken Kebabs and Couscous
Kebabs are an easy way to let kids get into the grilling mood with dad's favorite meats and vegetables. Add or substitute steak if dad is a red meat lover.
Toasted Tortellini Bites
This recipe is both fun to make and to eat. Kids will love breaking up the bread crumbs and shaking the bag to coat the tortellini. The whole family will love grabbing a handful and popping them in their mouths.
Cheddar BBQ Mini Meatloaf
It's got meat, barbecue sauce and cheese, so it is definitely dad-approved. Plus, they're easy and fun to assemble for kids who like making homemade gifts for Father's Day.
Cheesy Pull Apart Bread
You can't go wrong with cheese and bacon. This recipe is not only easy for kids to make, but it's a fun finger food to eat for the whole family. Just don't forget the napkins!
Churro Apple Pie Cookies
Crispy, crunchy and sweet on the outside, with a tangy apple flavor on the inside. These cookies have everything dad loves in one delicious bite.
This three-ingredient dessert can be prepared in advance for a sweet treat on the hot Father's Day night. Combine two of dad's loves by eating your s'mores while camping in your backyard.
Grilled PB & J Quesadillas
The simple goodness of PB & J is dressed up for a special occasion in this recipe that can be customized with dad's favorite fruit and fillings.