7 Easy Grill Recipes for Father’s Day


With Father’s Day falling in the month of June every year, we love to heat up the BBQ and make a delicious grilled recipe to honor the special Dads in our lives. Whether he likes to man the grill himself or wants to sit back and kick up his feet while someone else does the grilling, your Dad, husband, or special guy will certainly love a meal made with him in mind.

A collage of seven easy grill recipes for Father's Day

No matter what Dad desires, there’s a perfect, healthy grilled recipe with his name on it. From steak and pork to chicken, salmon, and more, there is no shortage of options with these easy grilling ideas for Father’s Day. Bookmark, print, and share these Father’s Day recipes so you’ll know just want to make when the day comes.

Grilled Steak Kebabs

We believe simple is the best way to go! Take these Grilled Steak Kebabs as an example; just steak, onions, peppers, and a 6-ingredient marinade is all you need. You can easily prep them a day or two ahead so it’s easy grilling the day of.

Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Nut Free | Paleo

Easy Steak and Veggie Kebabs on skewers fresh from the grill on a white serving platter

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Avocado Green Sauce

You can’t go wrong with this juicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin. It will have Dad and everyone around the table mmm’ing at every bite! It’s made flavorful thanks to the an easy wet BBQ rub and a perfectly garlic-lime Avocado Green Sauce for topping the pork.

Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Nut Free | Paleo

Grilled pork tenderloin cut into thick slices with green avocado-cilantro dressing on top of each slice.

Smoked Spatchcock Chicken

Want to impress Dad? Make him this whole Spatchcock Chicken on the grill to really knock his socks off this Father’s Day. Removing the backbone of a whole chicken allows it to lie flat which significantly speeds up its cooking time. This spatchcock chicken recipe can be prepared on the grill or in your oven. Our flavorful, no-sugar-added rub takes it over the top!

Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Nut Free | Paleo

An easy spatchcock smoked chicken with seasoning fresh from the grill and served on a white platter

Grilled Pork Kebabs with Peanut Sauce

Whether you’re a grilling newbie or an old pro, you’ll find these Grilled Pork Kebabs with Peanut Sauce easy to make and even easier to enjoy. Big hunks of tender, lean pork are marinated in slightly spicy and ultra flavorful homemade peanut sauce, for extra flavor, before they’re threaded onto skewers with fresh veggies. If your Dad loves Southeast Asian cuisine, this one’s for him!

Dairy Free | Egg Free | Gluten Free | Grain Free

Pork kebabs with veggies on skewers served on a black platter with peanut sauce on the side

Feta Spinach Grilled Turkey Burgers

Don’t just serve Dad a plain ol’ burger. Make is NICE with these full-flavor, juicy turkey burgers that pack in flavors of garlic, spinach, and feta, plus a topping of Tzatziki sauce and pickled red onions. No grill? No problem. We’ve included stovetop instructions, too.

Egg Free | Gluten Free | Grain Free | Nut Free

A grilled turkey burger on a toasted bun topped with feta, pickled onions, cucumbers, tomato, and lettucePhoto Credit: Plays Well with Butter

Grilled Salmon with Elote-Style Veggies

This recipe combines Mediterranean and Mexican flavors, for a delicious summer grill recipe that Dad will appreciate. If he loves Mexican street corn AND a good grilled salmon fillet, then this recipe is the ticket. Full of nourishing superfoods and delicious flavors, here’s a recipe that will speak to his heart.

Egg Free | Gluten Free | Grain Free | Nut Free

Grilled Salmon with grilled corn and zucchini salad on the side topped with limes.

Grilled Bacon Burgers

Made with grass-fed beef or bison, this bacon burger won’t disappoint! It’s juicy and has a depth of flavor that you can’t get from just any old burger patty. The addition of bacon, mushrooms, onion, and seasonings make it a winning Father’s Day burger recipe that will have Dad smiling from ear to ear.

Dairy Free | Gluten Free | Nut Free | Paleo

A grilled bacon burger on a lettuce 'bun' topped with mushrooms, tomato, and onions plated on a white metal plate.

We hope you make and enjoy these delicious, nutritious, and easy Father’s Day Grilling Recipes. If you make a recipe please leave a comment on the blog post, and tag us @therealfooddietitians on social media.

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A collage of three easy grilling recipes for Father's Day.

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About Jessie Shafer

Jessie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living near Denver, CO where she splits her time among nearby playgrounds, typing away at her trusty laptop, and heating up her home kitchen with delicious experiments. Her best taste tester is her husband, a Denver firefighter with a well-trained palate. A former magazine editor-in-chief, Jessie has a long career in food publishing and health writing. While she once played centerfield for the Northwestern University softball team, Jessie now prefers her fitness in the way of biking up mountain passes and chasing two busy toddlers (the latter proving to be the more exhausting activity).

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