14 No-Grill Recipes Dad Will Love

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Taking a break from the grill? Dads will appreciate these 14 delicious recipes that are grill-free and perfect for Father's Day.

Almond Butter and Jelly French Toast

Kick off Father's Day breakfast or brunch with this fluffy, nutty French toast that is a playful, delicious mash-up of French toast and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Instead of peanut butter, it’s made with almond butter.

Get the recipe: Almond Butter and Jelly French Toast

Huevos Rancheros Verdes

Huevos rancheros or “ranch eggs” is a classic Mexican dish that is great for either brunch or dinner. Traditionally, it's made with a red tomato-based sauce. Here we use tart and tangy green salsa instead.

Get the recipe: Huevos Rancheros Verdes

Pancetta & Greens Frittata

This frittata is packed with hearty greens and leeks with a touch of salty bacon or pancetta and Asiago cheese for flavoring. This recipe tastes great using either egg substitute or whole eggs. Originally 238 calories per serving, this recipe can shave off more calories and saturated fat when you use egg substitute.

Get the recipe: Pancetta & Greens Frittata

Cinnamon Polenta Pancakes

Using polenta (cornmeal) in addition to white flour in these pancakes makes them especially satisfying, as the ground whole grain delivers lots of fiber and a good amount of protein. Try this hearty pancake recipe for Father's Day brunch.

Get the recipe: Cinnamon Polenta Pancakes

Breakfast Burrito

For a fast and healthy breakfast, stuff burritos with scrambled eggs (lightened with egg whites), feta, turkey bacon and spinach. One serving only has 193 calories and packs 14 grams of protein!

Get the recipe: Breakfast Burrito

Minute Steak Sandwich with Fried Onions and Sweet Mustard

Pan-fried steak slices stuffed in toasted bread and plenty of fried onion and sweet mustard fixings make this hearty sandwich the perfect go-to for lunch on Father's day.

Get the recipe: Minute Steak Sandwich with Fried Onions and Sweet Mustard

Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas

These tasty quesadillas are so easy to make and quite delicious.

Get the recipe: Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas

Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Slow-roasting the tomatoes gives the tomato sauce for this lasagna recipe an intense depth of flavor—which is then enhanced by the umami in onions, Parmesan and spinach. You get all the slow-cooked flavor for only 275 calories per serving - perfect for a healthy and satisfying Father's Day dinner.

Get the recipe: Lasagna with Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

For a Father's Day brunch or dinner, you can't go wrong with these elegant prosciutto-wrapped bundles of grilled asparagus.

Get the recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Braised Lamb with Herb-Scented Jus

This recipe for braised lamb is well worth the effort - by cooking in its own juices, the lamb comes out tender and flavorful. Plus, you can use the leftovers in delicious lunch sandwiches topped with pickles and drizzled with drippings.

Get the recipe: Braised Lamb with Herb-Scented Jus

Beer-Battered Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Fried chicken-loving dads will rejoice over this recipe for beer-battered buttermilk fried chicken that comes out golden, crispy and delicious.

Get the recipe: Beer-Battered Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Pork Medallions with Fig & Port Wine Sauce

Pork complements the sweet and tart flavors of fruit very well. Pork medallions smothered in a decadent fig and port wine sauce sound appetizing for Father's Day dinner.

Get the recipe: Pork Medallions with Fig & Port Wine Sauce

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

Try this heart healthy recipe for gnocchi with shrimp on Father's Day. The gnocchi cooks right in the skillet, along with shrimp, shallots, asparagus and Parmesan cheese, in this gnocchi recipe.

Get the recipe: Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp & Asparagus

Bruschetta Salad

Bruschetta in a crisp romaine lettuce salad makes for a easy, healthy dinner on Father's Day. If you need to make it more filling, you can add strips of chicken on top.

Get the recipe: Bruschetta Salad

Roast Leg of Lamb, Cauliflower & Shallots

Roast leg of lamb makes a beautiful Father's Day meal. Slather this meat with a tarragon-and-parsley rub and roast it with shallots and cool-weather-loving cauliflower.

Get the recipe: Roast Leg of Lamb, Cauliflower & Shallots

Spanish-Inspired Tomato Salad

This simple salad, topped with crunchy garlicky breadcrumbs, is the perfect vehicle to showcase a unique, colorful mix of tomatoes—any size, shape or color will be delicious. While sherry vinegar adds a special touch, red-wine vinegar works too.

Get the recipe: Spanish-Inspired Tomato Salad


While Father's Day is nearly synonymous with grilling, dads who want to take a break from the barbie can enjoy plenty of grill-free options. We've rounded up our favorite recipes, from brunch-worthy French toast inspired by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to decadent pork medallions doused in fig and port wine sauce for dinner, so you can retire those grilling tongs.

Check out the slideshow above to discover 14 grilling-free recipes perfect for Father's Day.

Learn how Chef Alice Waters's dad helped her accomplish her dream of opening a restaurant in this video from our friends at MAKERS.

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