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 20 Father’s Day recipes for the perfect plant-based dinner. Think hearty appetizers, pizza, burgers, mac and cheese, grilled veggies, rustic salads, comforting desserts, and more. Get out the grill, fire up the oven, and create lasting memories with your special dude this Father’s Day.
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.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
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!View Recipe
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.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
Made with canned chickpeas, these crispy air-fried falafels taste amazing in this Greek salad grain bowl, which also features bulgur wheat and a creamy cashew-garlic sauce.View Recipe
Surprise Dad with these incredible baked yuca fritters. Yuca is a tropical root vegetable, also called cassava root or manioc. A staple around the world, it cooks quickly and has a mild flavor that pairs well with tasty toppings like roasted red pepper sauce.View Recipe
The intensity of roasted mushrooms and cherry tomatoes give this comfort-food classic an appealing boost of flavor, while the oat-based vegan queso is so cheesy that it’s hard to believe it’s dairy-free.View Recipe
With densely chopped veggies, hearty beans, two grains, and a richly flavored peanut-ginger dressing, this colorful coleslaw will hit the spot.View Recipe
Packed with crisp, colorful veggies and a delicious homemade peanut sauce, this scrumptious stir-fry is so much better than takeout!View Recipe
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.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
For a memorable meal, grab your favorite whole wheat pizza crust (or this gluten-free cornmeal pizza crust) and pile on sweet and spicy toppings including barbecue-flavored cauliflower, fresh pineapple, and a cumin-infused white bean mash.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
Naturally sweetened with applesauce and maple syrup, this moist, richly flavored, polenta cake is as festive as it is satisfying. For best results, serve warm with a simple cherry compote.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
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.View Recipe
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