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Father's Day Recipes to Make Together With Kids

Cooking is a little more fun when you have some help
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Grilling, dad jokes, hot summer weather, fishing — what else reminds you of Father’s Day? This year, things might look a little different than usual, but if you’re at home to celebrate dad, these are some super simple recipes that the kids can help with too.

Breakfast Taquitos

Breakfast Taquitos

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Start the day with all your favorite breakfast ingredients wrapped into a tortilla. Lay all the ingredients out in dishes and have your kids roll them into the tortillas for you to pop in the oven.

For the Breakfast Taquitos recipe, click here.

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches
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This copycat recipe is ideal for anyone in the family who loves McDonald’s. While you cook the eggs in the skillet, have your kids toast the English muffins and stack them with the cheese and bacon.

For the Egg, Canadian Bacon and Cheese Muffin recipe, click here.

Honey Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots

Honey Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots
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If this is a childhood favorite you forgot about, it’s time to bring it back. Your kids can wrap the tots with bacon, you can cook them in the oven, and then you can all drizzle honey over them before devouring this yummy brunch appetizer.

For the Honey Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots recipe, click here.

Three-Ingredient Bagels

Three-Ingredient Bagels
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If no one in the house really likes to spend much time cooking, then easy, fun recipes are the way to go. Plus, the kids will have a blast kneading and shaping the dough.

For the Three-Ingredient Bagels recipe, click here.

Bacon Waffles

Bacon Waffles
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Two of the most iconic breakfast items in one? Yes, please. If you normally opt for chicken and waffles, then this twist is the dish for you.

For the Bacon Waffles recipe, click here.

French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks

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This recipe uses ingredients with some long shelf lives, so you probably already have most of them in your pantry. Teach your kids a lesson in measuring for this tasty breakfast food.

For the French Toast Sticks recipe, click here.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

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Whether you’re doing a bunch of fun activities or just having a relaxing day, sloppy Joes are a winner when it comes to lunch with kids. Show them how to blend up the ingredients while you brown the beef on the stove.

For the Kid-Friendly Sloppy Joes recipe, click here.

Homemade French Fries

Homemade French Fries

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Burgers are just one of the things you have to grill before summer is over, and you have to have fries on the side. The kids can season them and then you can bake them.

For the Oven Baked Homemade French Fries recipe, click here.

Chili Dogs

Chili Dogs

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A hot dog may be a summer classic for baseball games, but they’re perfect for an afternoon of grilling too. Set up an assembly line with the buns, hot dogs, chili and toppings for the kids to put together. Finish off the meal with a Coca-Cola on the side.

For the Coney Chili Hot Dogs recipe, click here.

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders

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No matter where you’re from, regional barbeque styles will make these sliders a Father’s Day game changer. Get your slow cooker ready for this recipe.

For the Pulled Pork Sliders recipe, click here.

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwich
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Once you’ve properly thawed your chicken, it’s time to fry the breasts for a crispy chicken sandwich. If it’s too hot out for a heavy sandwich, fry the chicken and use it to top off a refreshing summer salad.

For the Fried Chicken Sandwich recipe, click here.

Chicken Fingers

Chicken Fingers
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One of the easiest ways to save money is to buy groceries instead of eating out. So instead of going to a restaurant, why not make your favorite meals at home instead?

For the Ultimate Chicken Fingers recipe, click here.

Oven-Baked Chicken

Oven-Baked Chicken
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A rainy day might put a damper on your plans to grill, but you can still cook a Father’s Day dinner in the house. Use your oven to cook the juiciest chicken you could imagine.

For the Oven-Baked Chicken recipe, click here.

Cheeseburger Pie

Cheeseburger Pie
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There are some pretty next-level burgers out there, but turning your burger into a pie has to take the cake for most interesting. You can brown the beef while the kids stir up the other ingredients.

For the Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie recipe, click here.

Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese
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With all the grilled cheese recipes that exist, it’s hard to pick just one — so why not make a couple? Have the kids prep the sandwiches with their favorite cheeses before you finish them on the skillet.

For the Classic Grilled Cheese recipe, click here.

Guacamole

Guacamole
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If you have chips, you have to have guacamole for dipping. Get your chef’s knife and cutting board ready to chop the ingredients, and then let your kids do the mixing.

For the Chipotle Guacamole recipe, click here.

Chili Pizza

Chili Pizza
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One way to show your family members you love them is by spending time with them. Turn dinner time into some family fun by making pizzas together.

For the Chili Pizza recipe, click here.

Frito Pie

Frito Pie
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Plan a family game night and then prep this delicious, simple snack to munch on while you play.

For the Frito Pie recipe, click here.

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs
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If you had a whole spaghetti night planned for Father’s Day and then realized you don’t have any ground beef, fear not. Turkey is an easy food substitution to make.

For the Easy Turkey Meatballs recipe, click here.

Loaded Taco Fries

Loaded Taco Fries
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If you have frozen french fries in your freezer, it’s time to pull them out for this delicious twist on nachos. The kids will love getting a little messy when they get to mix up the ingredients.

For the Loaded Taco Fries recipe, click here.

Taco Roll-ups

Taco Roll-ups
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If a whole feast of appetizers is more your style than a sit-down dinner, then plan out a menu with the kids and enlist them to help make home feel like a restaurant, tapas-style.

For the Taco Roll-ups recipe, click here.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

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If you’re celebrating Father’s Day outdoors, this simple sandwich is great for picnics or backyard fun. Plus, the slider size is perfect for kids.

For the Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe, click here

Barbecue Chicken Flatbread

Barbecue Chicken Flatbread
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There are tons of different pizza and dough recipes floating around the internet, so why not switch things up with a flatbread instead?

For the BBQ Chicken Flatbread recipe, click here.

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

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You don’t have to take an online cooking class to learn how to make mac and cheese. If cooking isn’t your forte, opt for something simple that both you and the kids will love.

For the Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas
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If enchiladas are one of your favorite Mexican dishes, then this is the recipe for you. Have your kids line the pan with the ingredients while you preheat the oven and cook the chicken.

For the Easy Chicken Enchiladas recipe, click here.

Mini Naan Pizzas

Mini Naan Pizzas

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Perfect for a simple weeknight dinner, these mini naan pizzas will be fun for the whole family to make on Father’s Day too.

For the Mini Naan Pizzas recipe, click here.

Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

Air-Fryer Chicken Wings
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You might feel like chicken wings are one of those meals you should never make at home, but if you have an air fryer, your homemade wings might just turn out restaurant-worthy.

For the Air-Fryer Chicken Wings recipe, click here.

White Chocolate Popcorn

White Chocolate Popcorn
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You can’t celebrate Father’s Day without a little dessert, can you? This chocolate-covered popcorn is ideal for a movie night and is super easy to make. After all, it calls for only three ingredients.

For the White Chocolate Rainbow Popcorn recipe, click here.

Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats
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This is for your inner child. Rice Krispie Treats are one of those childhood desserts you might have forgotten about, but what better reason to bring them back than to make with your kids?

For the Rice Krispie Treats recipe, click here.

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake
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What’s more fun for kids than digging in dirt? Making a dirt cake. Indulge your sweet tooth with this classic dessert for kids. If you usually go out of town for Father’s Day and you’re looking for even more ways to make the day special, use some tips on how to have a staycation.

For the Dirt Cake Recipe, click here.

 

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