Want to show Dad—or the father figure in your life—how much you appreciate him? We’re here to help, with this specially curated collection of 14 Father’s Day recipes for the perfect plant-based dinner. Get out the grill, fire up the oven, and create lasting memories with your special dude this Father’s Day.

Taco-Spiced Tortilla Chips

These tasty baked tortilla chips contain no added oil and are just as give-me-morish as their high-fat cousins. Serve with Green Pea Guacamole or one of these tasty hummus recipes.

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle-Lime Rub

Grilled in their husks, ears of corn stay moist without getting too smoky. And the chipotle-lime juice rub is better than butter. We probably don’t need to say this, but be sure to make plenty.

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Crispy Potato Vegan Cheese Sticks

Your dude will flip over these crispy-on-the-outside, creamy-on-the-inside potato “cheese” sticks. The recipe has two main steps: First, make the cheese sticks and freeze overnight. Then, roll in breadcrumbs and bake. They’re worth it!

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Sweet Potato Jalapeño Poppers

Kick off the meal with these handsome sweet-potato stuffed jalapeños. The combination of the sweet filling paired with the tender, spicy jalapeño skin is divine.

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Potato Snackers with Red Pepper Dip

Seasoned with lemon juice, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder, these crispy baked potato rounds will go fast. Note: The red pepper dip is made by mixing jarred roasted red peppers with store-bought hummus. If you can’t find an oil-free store-bought hummus, this easy homemade hummus will work, too.

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Loaded Lentil Nachos

The natural earthiness of lentils make them an ideal nacho topping. For a tasty meal, serve over a bed of baked corn tortilla chips and top with a creamy vegan potato cheese sauce, pico de gallo, scallions, and cilantro.

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Veggie Steaks

Get creative with veggie steaks this Father’s Day. It’s really easy and fun to do. Just cut ¾- to 1-inch-thick rounds of your favorite veggie, season with your choice of spices, and cook on the grill or in the oven.

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Barbecue Bean and Cornbread Bake

Swiss chard, beans, and tomato always work well together. But when you bake them up with barbecue flavorings and a homemade cornbread crust—now you’ve got baked-bean bliss.

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Szechwan Coleslaw

With densely chopped veggies, hearty beans, two grains, and a richly flavored peanut-ginger dressing, this colorful coleslaw will hit the spot.

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Five-Ingredient Veggie Burger

This is a great recipe for children to help with. Seasoned with lime juice and chili powder, these vegan patties, made with black beans and oats, taste amazing. Serve on whole grain buns or in lettuce wraps with tomato, red onion, and your favorite ketchup or dressing.

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Tex-Mex Potato Skins

Filled with a well-seasoned bean and corn mix and topped with a creamy vegan cheese sauce (made with some of the scooped out potato flesh), these potato skins are a real crowd-pleaser. Serve them as a hearty appetizer, or as a main, alongside a salad.

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4-Layer Enchilada Cakes

In this four-tier stack of deliciousness, corn tortillas and enchilada sauce layer up with cashew cheese, black beans, mashed potato, Swiss chard, and mushrooms. This is a great special-occasion dish, bursting with flavor and wow-factor.

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Peach-Cranberry Cobbler

Watch as Dad takes his first bite of this mouthwatering fruit cobbler. Sweet peaches, tart cranberries, and an oat crust come together with our Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to create an extra special dessert.

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Cherry Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Add chocolate chips to this creamy banana-based cherry ice cream, or leave it plain: It’s great either way. This is one ice cream Dad can eat freely.

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. Lisa is the author of Reach your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway?.

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