Are you still looking for ideas for your dad or hubby for father’s day? I never know what to get my husband! He’s the type of guy who doesn’t need much to make him happy.
One thing most all dad’s love : a good meal.
This is the ultimate father’s day menu in my opinion. It’s a mix of my own recipes and some of my favorites from around the web that I’ve been using for years and know are excellent!
Disclaimer : this menu is very rich and definitely not diet friendly. You can scale back by only picking a few of the sides or go all in cause hey it’s a special occasion!
So what’s on the menu?
A perfectly cooked steak with compound butter on top
Baked Mac n cheese
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Herbed Cream Corn
Parmesan Crusted Zuchini and Squash
And for dessert : PEANUT BUTTER PIE!
So let’s start with the steak. You want a good cut and can either grill or pan sear. I personally prefer pan seared in butter. This is a great recipe here. Grilling is great option if your having a good amount of people because a lot of times you can outsource that job to someone else while you get everything else ready. Plus dad’s love grilled food!
For special occasions I always make a roll of “cowboy butter” aka compound butter to put on top of steak (or chicken or potatoes or eat it straight whatever you choose 😂). It gives the meal a special touch and is SO good. I put some aside for myself to eat on toast the next day.
This is the recipe I have been using for years. I’ve had other people ask for this recipe and now they use it regularly too because everyone loves it! It’s essentially a compound butter with yummy lemon parsley and red pepper. So so so good.
Next up : baked Mac n cheese. Who doesn’t love baked Mac n cheese? Find my recipe here. Make it ahead and keep it in the fridge before baking so it’s one less thing to worry about when your getting everything else ready.
Roasted Garlic Mashed potatoes are another great way to take a regular already yummy dish and kick it up a notch (or 10.) This is another recipe I’ve been making for years and love. It’s also another pioneer woman recipe so I guess I have a certain taste when it comes to recipes! This one is just oh so delicious and creamy and flavorful and all the things! Perfect for a special occasion. If you want to simplify things you could also make baked potatoes and serve the compound butter with it as well.
My herbed cream corn is a great side for this menu because it’s quick to make and doesn’t require alot of ingredients or prep. And it is delicious! To make it extra special and yummy cut the corn straight off the cob.
Parmesan Crusted zucchini and Squash because I felt like I should probably throw a veggie in there and these are so good! Just chop your zucchini and squash into thin rounds toss with olive oil, throw on a cookie sheet, sprinkle on panko bread crumbs and grated parm and bake at 425 until golden brown (about 20 mins)
ok dessert time. GUYS if you make only one thing from this menu let it be this peanut butter pie. I have been making it for years and it is such a hit every time! I also feel like peanut butter is a very dad like food lol! Find the recipe here.
What do you guys have planned for father’s day? What are you getting your special guys? Tell me in the comments below!