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I’ve pulled together 35 of my most man-friendly recipes to help you get ready for the day when we honor our guys by feeding them whatever the heck they want! Maybe he’d like to fire up the grill, maybe he likes things cooked low and slow, or maybe he wants a great big pot of chili bubbling on the stove. Whatever the man wants, I’ve got you covered.
I feel pretty comfortable when it comes to guy food. This is my territory. My arena. My turf. If you’re wondering why, take a look at my About page. Despite the fact that I’ve raised four boys, I’ve frequently been accused of being a “girly girl” but I must say, I love all of the recipes I’m sharing in this post. So there! This girly girl is a fan of guy cuisine.
You’ll find the link to the recipes beneath each photo. Click on the recipe title to go straight to the corresponding post.
Manly Main Dishes
Whether he wants steak, chicken, short ribs, chili, pasta, burgers, or pizza – there’s something here for everyone.
Big, powerful ingredients work their magic to create incredibly flavorful grilled steak.
I think it’s almost mandatory that these tacos be washed down with some icy cold Mexican beer.
This here chicken is smoky, flavorful, and grilled to perfection.
This marinade turns sirloin steak into something really special. A long running favorite in our house and one of the most viewed recipes on this site.
My husband could eat chili dogs once a week. My husband is lucky I don’t let him eat chili dogs once a week. Why are chili dogs so crazy good? Darn you, chili dogs!
The filling for these Sloppy Joe Squares is incredible. And, square food is fun.
Definitely a good one for the guys. I think the picture tells the story.
Tell him it’s called Macho Chicken Marinade. Trust me, he’ll love it.
Add a big scoop of this vibrant, fresh, salsa to wake up simply grilled sirloin.
You’ve GOT to try this recipe straight from one of the best men on this planet, my brother, Jim.
One of my all-time favorite pasta recipes. Fast, easy, and it has sausage in it!
Read the recipe title. Need I say more?
There’s nothing like slow roasted brisket. Fork tender, falling apart, yumminess.
The best elements of a cheeseburger piled on to deep dish pizza crust.
Pure and absolute comfort.
Finger food at it’s best.
This collection would not be complete without my husband’s favorite – eggplant parmesan.
There might be a little bacon in some (or all) of these great side dish choices for your Father’s Day meal.
This crunchy, slightly sweet, flavored packed coleslaw will knock their socks off.
Tortellini and a creamy balsamic dressing take broccoli salad to a great place.
If your man likes spicy food, these are the beans you’ve been looking for all your life!
These beefy baked beans are one of Boy #1’s favorites from way back, thus the name.
Appetizers the Guys will Love
You can turn the heat up or down to your liking. Serve this creamy, cheesy dip with sliced baguette.
Always a winner!
This smoky, spicy stuff is so addictive. Help me.
This is one hearty, satisfying appetizer. Frozen bread dough makes it simple to put together.
I love everything about this Mexican Shrimp Cocktail. I could easily make a meal out of it.
Because Dad deserves more than just plain old guacamole!
Everybody loves Cowboy Caviar. It’s a fact.
The last time I made a batch of this salsa was for Memorial Day Weekend and it was gone in a flash. Try this one. You will not regret it.
Breakfast for the Big Guy
Substantial and delicious.
He’ll like it – there’s bacon in it.
Ooey, gooey, sticky, sweet. Always a nice addition to a special breakfast or brunch.
Dessert for Dad
It may look complicated but it’s really one of the easiest dessert recipes on this site. And, it’s literally oozing with chocolate goodness.
A super rich and decadent summer dessert.
As far as my man is concerned, pecan pie is never out of season.
Here’s to all the Dads. Thanks for taking care of all of those things we need – filling the gas tank, cutting the grass, helping with those really hard math problems, coaching every sport the kids play (even if you never played), capturing scary spiders and taking them outside so they can reunite with their spider families (okay, that was specifically meant for my dad), listening, having endless patience, and loving all of us all of the time. We love you Dad. You’re the best!