15 Meat and Potato Recipes To Make Dad on Father’s Day

Nicole Austin

“He’s a meat and potatoes man.” I’ve heard that phrase a lot explaining why someone might not want to venture out to that hot new sushi place.

If you’re wondering what to cook up this Father’s Day, these recipes will show the father figure in your life just how appreciated he is without straying too far from his comfort zone - all while still feeling special!

Whether literally comprised of meat and potatoes, or one or the other, these Father's Day recipes are the perfection addition to your celebration menu.

1. Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Who doesn’t love a delicious steak dinner? Spice things up for Father's Day with our chipotle flank steak served with a fresh and spicy avocado salsa and enjoy! This delicious dinner brings something new and exceptionally flavorful to a classic steak dinner. The father in your life will love it!

2. Skillet Beef Tips and Gravy Recipe

This comfort food meal is wholesome, filling, and a true classic. A true meat and potatoes recipe, our skillet beef tips and gravy is out of this world. Fans of beef stew or roast are going to, literally, eat this one up. This is also a one-pot meal that kids or grandkids can help prep ahead of time if needed.

3. Carne Asada Steak Tacos with Fries Recipe

If you want to add more spice and flair to your family’s go-to recipe book, start with these carne asada steak tacos that will be sure to satisfy Dad this Father’s Day. Topped unexpectedly with French fries, these tacos can’t go wrong! This pairs well with not having to mow the lawn - just ask Dad, he will agree!

4. Buffalo Chicken Hash Recipe

This sweet potato loaded Buffalo chicken hash is an excellent hearty breakfast or lunch for the man in your life that deserves some recognition this Father’s Day. Chicken sausage is the main meat in this tasty breakfast, and Dad can add as little or as much hot sauce to the top as he would like!

5. Miso Glazed Burger Recipe

If Dad is a classic burger fan, he will absolutely love these burgers - our miso glazed burgers topped with crunchy Asian cucumber pickles. Spicy and savory, yet not too wildly out of his comfort zone, these burgers mix things up and keep your Father’s Day spread from being anything but boring.

6. Greek Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans Recipe

This delicious side dish, our Greek roasted potatoes and green beans, adds lemon, mint, and feta to upgrade a classic pairing of potatoes and green beans. The result is a touch fancier and a lot tastier. Dad will love this roasted potato recipe alongside any of his favorite roasted or grilled meats like chicken or steak!

7. Carne Asada Nachos Recipe

If carne asada tacos with fries just weren’t your calling, try pairing this savory steak with nachos and veggies for an unbeatable combination that Dad can’t help but love. This new spin on a beloved classic recipe will be the first thing he asks for again when Superbowl Sunday rolls around so be prepared!

8. Tex Mex Enchilada Meatballs Recipe

If your special man loves meatballs, these Tex Mex enchilada meatballs are definitely going to spice up his life on Father's Day. Perfect as an appetizer or even the main dish, these ground beef and chorizo meatballs will make your Father’s Day celebration extra special. Try topping with Monterey Jack cheese!

9. Parmesan Smashed Potatoes Recipe

Dad won’t miss mashed potatoes once he tries these Parmesan topped smashed potatoes that are so simple to make it isn’t even funny! With very few ingredients and not a lot of time, you can make a side dish that is classy and delicious enough to impress your father for years to come.

10. Miso Marinated Steak Salad with Avocado Recipe

This deliciously Asian spin on steak, served atop fresh greens and vegetables, will burst with flavor that is appealing to anyone who loves to indulge in steak or salad. Filling but not too heavy, this salad will surprise Dad with a new, delicious flavor combo that will leave him feeling like the superhero he is.

11. Traditional Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

This comfort meal is a classic go-to recipe that has a couple extra ingredients to liven things up, like Guinness draught and Worcestershire sauce with extra servings for anyone who says that right the first time!. Traditionally made with ground lamb, you can use beef in its place. Dad will love this!

12. Grilled Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers Recipe

Use Dad’s grill without hearing any grumbles about it once you serve him these delicious beef skewers. The tangy, fresh flavor combinations of spices, cilantro, soy sauce, and lime juice will add new life to his existing love of steak while the jalapeño avocado dipping sauce is an added perk that he will love!

13. Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks Recipe

Our fan favorite slow cooker Salisbury steaks recipe comes together quickly. By making them in the slow cooker, you get plenty of opportunity to prepare a dessert and also sneak in some relaxation time together with the dad in your life. He will love this familiar dish that you prepared with him in mind.

14. Braised Beef Shanks Recipe

Served atop creamy polenta this savory beef shank recipe is bound to become a Father’s Day memory Dad won’t soon forget. If polenta isn't Dad's thing, serve the braised beef shanks over mashed potatoes instead for a true meat and potatoes dinner that he'll ask for again and again.

15. Southwestern Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Loaded baked potato lovers will appreciate this southwestern spin on their favorite classic recipe. This unexpectedly delicious Southwestern twice bake potato recipe can be made extra spicy or more mild depending on what Dad prefers. Top them with fresh jalapeños and serve with a variety of salsas.

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