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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 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.

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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New American Veggie Cheeseburgers

What says “dude food” better than a cheeseburger? This plant-based version approaches things from a different perspective by serving the hearty veggie patty open-faced on a grilled bun and piled high with tangy veggies and a potato-based cheese sauce. Dig in!

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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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Taco-Spiced Tortilla Chips

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

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Vegan Korean-BBQ Waffles

This savory Korean-inspired waffle recipe is the perfect meal to impress your Pops. The fluffy batter is infused with scallions and acorn squash then topped with a mountain of smoky tempeh, tender veggies, and a scrumptious spicy BBQ sauce.

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Mushroom Stroganoff with Wheatballs

Treat your dad to a delicious dinner and whip up this saucy mushroom stroganoff. The savory gravy is infused with fresh herbs and poured over hearty plant-based meatballs made from quinoa, beans, mushrooms, and bread crumbs. Tender pasta catches all the flavors in this dish, which your family won’t soon forget.

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Garlic-Jalapeño Naan

Give Dad the delicious gift of fresh-baked bread this Father’s Day. Studded with onion, garlic, and jalapeño, this mouthwatering naan tastes incredible on its own or with a warming bowl of curry.

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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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Barbecue Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Smoky Jackfruit

Turn the classic steak-and-potatoes meal into a veg-forward feast with this delectable sweet potato dish. The tender orange spuds are loaded with meaty jackfruit and smoky lentils so each bite feels like a backyard BBQ. Pickled onions and sliced cucumber make for an irresistibly fresh finish.

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Grilled Mushroom Burgers with Tarragon Crema

Transform portobello mushrooms into tantalizing burgers for a Father’s Day recipe that won’t disappoint. The savory mushroom caps are paired with juicy tomato slices, fresh spinach, and a creamy tarragon sauce that’s reminiscent of Thousand Island dressing. Add some baked french fries on the side for the perfect dad-appreciation dinner!

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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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Mushroom Chorizo Tacos con Papas

These savory tacos con papas (aka tacos with potatoes) are perfect for enjoying with your pops! Stuffed with smoky, seasoned mushrooms, chickpeas, and potatoes, this scrumptious meal will surely stick to his ribs. Plus, creating a colorful topping bar is a great way to infuse meal time with extra fun.

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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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Carrot Dogs

One of our highest-rated recipes to date, these scrumptious carrot dogs are bound to impress the father figure in your life. Carrots are marinated in flavor-packed sauce for several hours before being tossed on the grill and into a bun topped with all your favorite fixings. One happy reviewer raves: “My mind was blown away by these!”

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Vegan Welsh Rarebit with Mushrooms

Perfect for a hearty breakfast or a satisfying afternoon snack, this plant-based twist on the Welsh rarebit utilizes the power of umami-rich mushrooms and cheesy nutritional yeast to replicate the classic flavors. Chewy English muffins make these tasty treats easy to hold so your dad can enjoy a slice on-the-go.

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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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Greek Salad with Air-Fryer Falafel

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.

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Jackfruit Barbecue Sandwiches with Broccoli Slaw

This vegan Father’s Day recipe will easily become an annual tradition. Jackfruit and farro soak up a homemade BBQ sauce that’s perfectly paired with a crunchy broccoli slaw. The flavors are absolutely out-of-this-world delicious, and you’ll definitely want to keep extra napkins on hand for this delightfully messy meal!

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Baked Yuca Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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.

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Mac and Cheese with Roasted Veggies

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.

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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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Vegan Spaghetti Marinara with Lentil Balls

Present this eye-catching plate of pasta to your dad on Father’s Day and watch his face light up! Lentil “meatballs” are packed full of Italian herbs and nestled in a bed of tender spaghetti and luscious tomato sauce. Top everything with fresh basil leaves for restaurant-worthy presentation.

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Crispy Baked Polenta Sticks with Ranch Dip

Have these crispy snacks ready to go as you work on the main course so Dad can munch before the main meal is served. Polenta is formed into sticks and coated in crunchy breadcrumbs to create irresistible finger food. Dunk each stick in a homemade vegan ranch dip, and you’re all set!

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Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

Packed with crisp, colorful veggies and a delicious homemade peanut sauce, this scrumptious stir-fry is so much better than takeout!

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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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Fancy Vegan Meatballs

Dad deserves the best on his special day, so make him a batch of these fancy meatballs! Formed out of beans and rice, these loaded snacks are full of flavorful herbs and spices that make it impossible to eat just one. Top each ball with marinara sauce and cheesy cashew crumble to score extra points from the man who helped shape you into the person you are today.  

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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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Vegan Chili Cheese Fries

Cheesy, spicy, and packed full of hearty ingredients, these chili cheese fries are the perfect Father’s Day recipe for the foodie in your life. Steak-cut potatoes are baked to crispy perfection then doused in a homemade kidney bean chili. The potato-based cheese sauce is thick, creamy, and the perfect way to top off this decadent dish. 

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BBQ Cauliflower and Pineapple Pizza

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.