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7 Recipe Ideas for Dad on Father’s Day

As the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and that is especially true when spoiling dad on his special day by treating him to delicious meals all day long from breakfast to a late-night snack.  These 7 recipe ideas are packed with essential nutrients to provide him with energy and fortify his health – not to mention dairy-licious!  


Easy Egg Casserole 

Start his day with a surprise breakfast in bed with this hearty and easy-to-make egg casserole. With only 6 ingredients, it’s a dish that the kids can help prepare and serve. Pair it with some fruit and a glass of milk for a balanced breakfast to help him conquer the day. 

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Sweeten up dad’s day with chocolate and banana in this delicious smoothie that has ingredients you likely already have in the house.  Simply add all the ingredients in the blender and he’ll be sipping this sweet creation in no time.  

Buffalo Chicken Dip 2.0  

Give dad the remote to watch his favorite game while enjoying this salty and spicy snack. Greek yogurt is the key ingredient that takes this classic favorite to the next level.  Greek yogurt has twice the protein as regular yogurt and makes the dish extra creamy.  

Laurelbrook Farm’s Homemade Mac and Cheese


Mac-and-cheese is a guaranteed dad-approved comfort food that can be either a meal or a side dish.  Make it your own by using your favorite type of pasta.  Make it a lighter version by using reduced fat cheeses and milk.  Remember, all milk including skim has the same 13 essential nutrients.   

Scallop and Corn Chowder 

Whether dad is a landlubber or has experience on the water, we know he’ll love this twist on a chowder.  The buttery and slightly sweet taste of the scallops, combined with the salty goodness of bacon, gives this hearty recipe its signature taste.   

No Churn Homemade Ice Cream

Impress dad and satisfy his sweet tooth by serving him homemade ice cream you can make in minutes without a machine. Add fresh and seasonal fruits as well as his favorite ice cream toppings to create a variety the whole family can have fun making.  

Crazy Sriracha Grilled Cheese 

This fun and creative take on grilled cheese is packed with flavors and with just the right amount of spice. Cheddar and mozzarella cheeses are great for melting and complement the sriracha.  Serve with his favorite chips and add a glass of cold chocolate milk.  


Connecticut Dairy hopes these recipe ideas help to make this Father’s Day special and delicious for dad. We wish all dads, including the many dads who are dairy farmers, a fun and relaxing Father’s Day.  Enjoy your day! 

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