20 Delicious Father’s Day Recipes in Australia

Father's Day Recipes

Father’s Day is a special occasion to show appreciation and gratitude towards our dads. It is a day dedicated to celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. One of the best ways to express our love and gratitude for our dads is by cooking delicious meals for them. The old adage that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach is true, and Father’s Day is the perfect time to put it into practice.

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In this article, we have compiled a list of 20 delicious Father’s Day recipes that you can cook for your dad. These recipes include breakfast, appetizers, main course, side dishes, and desserts. We have included a variety of options to suit different tastes and preferences, so you are sure to find something that your dad will love. So, without further ado, let’s get cooking!

Appetizers and Snacks


Cheesy Bacon Dip with Homemade Chips

Cheesy Bacon Dip with Homemade Chips is a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that is perfect for Father’s Day. The creamy and cheesy dip is loaded with crispy bacon bits, green onions, and garlic, and is served with homemade chips that are baked until crispy and golden brown.


  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 large potatoes, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, minced garlic, and sliced green onions. Stir until well-combined.
  3. Fold in the crumbled bacon bits and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer the dip to a baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. While the dip is baking, prepare the homemade chips. Slice the potatoes into thin rounds, about 1/8 inch thick.
  6. In a large bowl, toss the potato slices with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  7. Arrange the potato slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chips are crispy and golden brown.
  8. Serve the cheesy bacon dip warm with the homemade chips on the side for dipping.

This Cheesy Bacon Dip with Homemade Chips is sure to be a hit with your dad and the whole family on Father’s Day. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor, and perfect for snacking on while enjoying the day’s festivities.

Spicy Chicken Wings


These spicy and flavourful chicken wings are perfect for the dad who loves a little heat in his food. Marinated in a blend of spices and hot sauce, they are baked until crispy and juicy. Serve them with a side of blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.


  • 2 lbs chicken wings
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the chicken wings with vegetable oil, then sprinkle with the spice mixture and toss again to coat evenly.
  4. Place the chicken wings in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until crispy and cooked through.
  5. While the chicken wings are baking, mix the hot sauce and melted butter in a small bowl.
  6. Remove the chicken wings from the oven and toss them in the hot sauce mixture until coated evenly.
  7. Serve the chicken wings hot with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. Enjoy!

Note: For extra crispy wings, you can broil them for 1-2 minutes at the end of baking time. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.


Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer that consists of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with fresh tomatoes, basil, and olive oil. It’s a simple, yet delicious, dish that can be served as a snack or an appetizer for Father’s Day. Here’s a recipe for making bruschetta:


  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3-4 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Bake the bread in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  4. Remove the bread from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  5. While the bread is cooling, mix together the diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  6. Top each slice of bread with a spoonful of the tomato mixture.
  7. Serve the bruschetta immediately and enjoy!

This bruschetta recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. You can add different toppings such as mozzarella cheese, balsamic glaze, or even prosciutto for a more savory flavor. It’s a great appetizer to serve alongside other dishes for a complete Father’s Day meal.

Mini Meatballs

These bite-sized meatballs are perfect for snacking on while watching the game or chatting with friends and family. Made with ground beef, breadcrumbs, and seasonings, they can be cooked in the oven or on the stovetop. Serve them with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Marinara sauce for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  3. Mix well using your hands or a spoon.
  4. Roll the mixture into small balls, about the size of a golf ball.
  5. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-6 minutes.
  7. Transfer the meatballs to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through.
  9. Serve the mini meatballs with marinara sauce for dipping.

These mini meatballs are a perfect appetizer for Father’s Day celebrations. They are easy to make and can be prepared in advance, leaving you more time to spend with your dad. The combination of beef, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese makes them flavorful and delicious. Serve them with a side of marinara sauce for dipping and watch as they disappear off the plate in no time.

Crab Cakes

These delicious and elegant appetizers are a great way to impress your dad on Father’s Day. Made with fresh crab meat, breadcrumbs, and spices, they are lightly fried until golden brown. Serve them with a side of tartar sauce or remoulade for dipping.


  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over for shells
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the crabmeat, mayonnaise, red onion, parsley, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Gently fold in the beaten egg and panko breadcrumbs until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as the crabmeat can become too dense.
  3. Form the mixture into small patties, about 2 inches in diameter.
  4. Melt the butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the crab cakes and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. Serve the crab cakes hot with lemon wedges on the side.

These crab cakes make a delicious appetizer or snack for Father’s Day celebrations in Australia. The combination of lump crabmeat, herbs, and spices creates a flavourful and aromatic dish that is sure to impress. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten the flavours and add a touch of acidity.

III. Main Courses

  • Recipe 4: Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Recipe 5: Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Recipe 6: Fish and Chips with Homemade Tartar Sauce
  • Recipe 7: Australian Meat Pie

IV. Side Dishes

  • Recipe 8: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
  • Recipe 9: Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumb Topping
  • Recipe 10: Creamy Coleslaw with Apples and Walnuts

V. Salads

  • Recipe 11: Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing
  • Recipe 12: Grilled Halloumi Salad with Watermelon and Mint

VI. Desserts

  • Recipe 13: Pavlova with Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream
  • Recipe 14: Lamingtons – Australian Sponge Cake with Chocolate and Coconut
  • Recipe 15: Classic Aussie Anzac Biscuits

VII. Drinks

  • Recipe 16: Mango and Lime Margaritas
  • Recipe 17: Australian Beer Tasting Platter

VIII. Father’s Day Breakfast Ideas

  • Recipe 18: Classic Aussie Breakfast – Bacon, Eggs, and Toast
  • Recipe 19: Avocado Toast with Poached Eggs and Feta
  • Recipe 20: Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Fresh Berries

IX. Conclusion

  • Recap of the recipes
  • Final thoughts and wishes for a Happy Father’s Day