Father’s Day Barbecue

41 BBQ and Grilling Recipes To Celebrate Dad


Summer is finally here time to fire up the grill and whip up a dream barbecue for Dad.

All 37 Recipes are Dad tested and guaranteed to be delicious and easy.  So everyone can get outside and enjoy the party.

Here at our house we usually start our Father’s Day with a leisurely brunch by the pool or a mid-morning boat ride and then ease into an early backyard barbeque.

Mix and match from the recipes below to create the perfect father’s day barbecue that will make Dad’s day!

Happy Father’s Day!




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Celebrate Dad with a Father’s Day Barbecue

Father’s Day Barbecue Appetizers

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Featured Image:  Crudités Plate with 3 Dipping Sauces – Pesto, Tzatziki, and Roasted Beet Dip
Homemade Pesto
Roasted Beet Dip

This is another budget-friendly platter that can be made with fresh vegetables from the supermarket.

  • Quartered Baby Cucumbers
  • Pepper Slices (Use a combination of red, yellow and green peppers)
  • Carrot Sticks (or look for multi-colored Rainbow carrots. Carrots are readily available in five main colors in the stores these days: orange, red, purple, white, and yellow.
  • Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Rainbow Radishes
Gambas Al Ajillo | Classic Spanish Tapas | Garlic Shrimp
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Spanish Garlic Prawns (Gambas Al Ajillo) with Crusty Bread

This classic Spanish tapa is super easy to make and is the perfect appetizer or starter for your Father’s Day barbecue.  The garlicky goodness is pure heaven.  Make sure you have lots of crusty bread to soak up every last drop of this dreamy garlic sauce.

Blackberry Bourbon Grilled Chicken Skewers
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Spicy Blackberry and Bourbon Chicken Skewers

Simple and easy this is the perfect starter for a backyard barbecue to celebrate Dad.  Grilled chicken skewers are so easy to make and easy to eat (leaving a hand free for Dad’s cocktail).  The spicy bourbon and blackberry barbecue sauce take these tender pieces of chicken to the next level of goodness.  This may just become your favorite barbecue sauce.

Learn how to make an Italian Charcuterie Platter
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Charcuterie Platter with fresh fruit and assorted cheese and crackers 

I know charcuterie is soooo last year, but it remains a favorite around our house.  I love searching for the perfect ingredients to put on my board, trying new cheeses and other little tidbits.

And everyone loves having something to nibble on while enjoying a cocktail and waiting for dinner to be served.

Learn how to make an Italian Charcuterie Platter
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Make a Creative Crudités Platter

These are definitely not your mama’s old crudités platters or the dreadful grocery store vegetable tray of wilted carrots, celery, and ranch dressing. 

These creative crudités platters are beautiful and are filled with amazing flavors and textures that will wow any crowd.

Perfect for appetizers, nibbles before a meal or BBQ, and awesome for potlucks and block parties.

Without meat, these are a great vegan and vegetarian-friendly appetizer that everyone will love.

Learn how to make an Italian Charcuterie Platter
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Easy Grilled Chicken Wings

Everyone loves chicken wings and these are made super easy with a super-secret hack – the slow cooker.

It can be hard to get wings cooked perfectly on the grill.  Cooking the chicken wings in the slow cooker before grilling makes these wings super tender, perfectly cooked, and ready for your favorite chicken wing sauce.

Try them with one or all of these sauces.  yum!

Anchor Bar Buffalo Sauce (the original)

Sweet & Spicy Orange Glaze

Tropical Coco Loco

Honey BBQ

Chili Sesame Soy Sauce

Homemade hummus with veggies tray
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Homemade Hummus and Veggies Tray

This Homemade Hummus with veggie is so easy to make and super delicious you’ll wonder why you ever buy packaged hummus.

This is a terrific starter for any party or backyard barbecue.

Plus this recipe is easy to customize.

Homemade hummus with veggies tray
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Hot Crab Dip Recipe

Filled with tons of lump crab meat and served hot this is so good.  This is by far the number one dish people request for potlucks, birthdays, and any special celebration.

Serve with a selection of crackers, crusty bread, and vegetables.  

It’s also really good served with tortillas chips.

Father’s Day Barbecue Salads

heirloom cherry tomato salad
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panzanella salad
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Goat Cheese and Walnut Panzanella Salad

Goat Cheese and Walnut Panzanella Salad with a light honey mustard vinaigrette is the perfect starter salad to serve for a Father’s Day barbeque.

Panzanella is just a fancy name for a salad that includes bread as one of the main ingredients.  It’s very popular for summer filled with tomatoes and bread.     

Once you learn to make this delicious bread salad you’ll find all sorts of ways to customize this salad.

Arugula Salad with Nectarines and Gorgonzola
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Healthy Arugula Salad with Grilled Nectarines

I love to pair fruit with cheese in salads.  I really love grilling my fruit before adding to the salad, it just brings out an earthy sweetness that I can’t resist.  Try this super delicious, low calorie, and healthy arugula salad with grilled nectarines – it’s sure to be a hit at your next cookout.

Grilling the nectarines brings out the full flavor of the fruit. The sweet, tartness of the nectarines paired with gorgonzola is the perfect complement to the bite of arugula.

Greek watermelon feta cheese salad with mint
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Watermelon and Feta Salad

Refreshing, light, and delicious. This super easy watermelon and feta cheese salad recipe is sure to be a big hit.

Strawberry Salad Cup
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Simple Strawberry Summer Salad

Strawberries and salad greens come together in this beautiful simple strawberry summer salad. The salad looks special and fancy but is really easy to make, your guests will be impressed.

No time for the fancy presentation.  No worries, just toss everything together.  It will be just as delicious and still look amazing.

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