25 vegan and vegetarian father's day recipes with waffle, guacamole, taco pizza, and peanut butter brownie 

25 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Father’s Day Recipes

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Check out these 25 best vegan and vegetarian Father’s day recipes, all from Registered Dietitians. You will find everything from breakfast to barbecues and desserts! Treat your Dad to homemade healthy foods that taste great too!

Vegan Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Start off the day with delicious homemade meals like burritos, waffles, blueberry coffee cake, or peanut butter banana muffins plus fresh fruit! Kids can definitely help with making these too. Great ideas for breakfast in bed.

breakfast burritos ingredients in pan with pears and whole wheat tortillas in background
Ultimate High Protein Breakfast Burritos
Tasty breakfast burritos with tofu, turmeric, black beans, walnuts, apples, and avocado. A delicious and filling start to the day!
High Protein Breakfast Burritos
breakfast burrito with tofu and sliced kiwis on the side.
apple and peanut butter waffle on plate with syrup and apples in background

Easy Apple and Peanut Butter Waffles (Vegan)

Blueberry Coffee Cake – Without Dairy or Eggs
Delectable and satisfying – try this coffee cake fresh and warm from the oven. Made with fresh blueberries and light and fragrant Ceylon cinnamon. A delicious and lighter vegan treat!
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Blueberry coffee cake on plate surrounded by blueberries
Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
Fluffy, easy muffins with bananas and melty dark chocolate. A perfect light breakfast or snack! These are dairy-free and egg-free plus have less sugar and fat than most muffins
Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Muffins
vegan banana peanut butter muffins on white plate

Vegan Appetizers

Next, check out these appetizers for a tasty start to your meals. Hummus, guac, cauliflower bites, and red cabbage slaw are some vegan appetizers to try:

Vegan Hummus Layered Dip
This easy snack elevates hummus to a new level with fresh, crunch veggies and Mediterranean flavors! You can increase the serving size for appetizers for a crowd, too!
Hummus Layered Dip
vegan hummus layered dip on plate with crackers, red pepper strips, celery sticks, and carrot sticks.
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Artichokes and Kale
This delightful Italian style appetizer is a sure guest-pleaser. Enjoy the fresh flavors of garlic, wine, artichokes, and herbs.
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Artichokes and Kale
vegan stuffed mushrooms with mushrooms and kale on white plate with fresh thyme
Homemade Lemon Dill Hummus Recipe (quick + easy)
This bright and tangy lemon dill hummus recipe comes together in just 10 minutes and is perfect for those sunny spring days.
Lemon Dill Hummus
Homemade Lemon Dill Hummus Recipe (quick + easy)

This easy guacamole would be fun for kids to make, with a little help to cut the avocados:

Kid’s Guacamole – 4-Ingredient Recipe!
All you need is 4-ingredients and 10 minutes for the easiest and absolute BEST homemade kid’s guacamole recipe.
Kid’s Guacamole
Kid’s Guacamole - 4-Ingredient Recipe!
Crispy Baked Cauliflower Bites (Vegan and Gluten-free)
Easy baked appetizer made with chickpea flour – perfect for parties and snacks!
Crispy Baked Cauliflower Bites
crispy baked cauliflower wings on plate with buffalo sauce and celery and carrot sticks.
Purple Cabbage Slaw
This tangy purple cabbage slaw is a simple healthy side dish and pairs well with tacos, sandwiches or grain bowls.
Purple Cabbage Slaw
Purple Cabbage Slaw

(Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian) Appetizers

If the Dad in your life eats cheese or yogurt, here are some more appetizer options: or substitute with vegan alternatives:

Taco Hummus Flatbread Pizza
In Texas, it seems that every potluck has to have a Tex-Mex seven layer dip. We used it as inspiration for this taco hummus flatbread pizza (with optional yogurt)!
Taco Hummus Flatbread Pizza
Taco Hummus Flatbread Pizza
Ancient Grain Salad (Mediterranean-style)
This Mediterranean-style ancient grain salad is easy to make, flavorful, and filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. (contains feta cheese)
Ancient Grain Salad
Ancient Grain Salad (Mediterranean-style)
Orzo and Arugula Salad
Is there anything better than a summer salad? Summer salads are my favourite, loaded with bright and fresh flavours from seasonal veggies, they are the perfect summer side dish (contains feta cheese).
Orzo and Arugula Salad
Orzo and Arugula Salad

Vegan Barbecue

Wondering what to grill? Marinated vegetables and pineapple are always good, and here are recipes for black bean burgers, tofu, and lentil baked beans for a BBQ.

Mediterranean Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
Black Bean Quinoa Burgers have so much flavor! Stuffed with garlic, sundried tomatoes, and tons of herbs, it’s your new go-to bean burger!
Mediterranean Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
Mediterranean Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
Quicker Lentil Baked Beans
Using lentils makes this version of baked beans a snap. No soaking required! Smoky and sweet – perfect for your BBQ.
Quicker Lentil Baked Beans
Quicker Lentil Baked Beans
3 slices of grilled tofu on orange plat with grilled red peppers and zucchini

Orange Tahini Grilled Tofu – easy Mediterranean-style tofu for the grill.

Flavorful Vegan Lunch and Dinner Main Courses

If you’re cooking inside, here are favorites including gnocchi, meatloaf, chili, and Mexican pizza to enjoy:

Plant-based BLT gnocchi
If you marry a BLT sandwich with a bowl of gnocchi — and veganize it — you’ll get this super tasty plant-based BLT gnocchi dish! Or at least I did! So, now there’s no need to make decisions … you get to indulge in both comforting foods at once.
Plant-based BLT gnocchi
Plant-based BLT gnocchi

For this meatloaf recipe, just check the brands of ketchup and barbecue sauce you select. The sugar in these may not be vegan.

Beyond Meat Meatloaf
This recipe for Beyond Meat meatloaf is not only tasty and satisfying, but so easy to make! Plant-based and perfect for Meatless Mondays!
Beyond Meat Meatloaf
Beyond Meat Meatloaf
Easy Spicy Lentil Chili – Instant Pot Recipe
This lentil chili Instant Pot recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor. It's hearty and filling with fiber from lentils, pinto beans, and veggies. Make it for a quick family lunch or dinner.
Spicy Lentil Chili
Instant Pot next to spicy lentil chili in glass mug with spoon
Vegan Mexican Pizza
Try this easy melty vegan version of a Mexican pizza for a healthy meal or snack!
Vegan Mexican Pizza
vegan Mexican pizza

Vegetarian Father’s Day Main Courses (Contain Dairy)

Stuffed portobellos or poblanos provide a hearty meal option.

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These vegetarian stuffed portobello mushrooms make for a tasty main dish or filling side dish (contains goat cheese).
Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe
This vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers recipe is a favorite pantry meal! Mild roasted poblanos are stuffed with a mix of refried beans, rice, and baked with enchilada sauce and cheese! Perfect for nights you’re craving nourishing comfort food! – (contains cheddar cheese)
Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Vegetarian Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe


End your meal on a sweet note with homemade nice cream, brownies, or cookies.

Fresh Cantaloupe Berry Nice Cream – refreshing and easy to make without an ice cream maker.

2 bowls of cantaloupe berry sorbet with cantaloupe half

Vegan Peanut Butter Brownies -Instant Pot Recipe – fudgy goodness, easy to make on a hot summer’s day.

vegan peanut butter brownies on white plate with peanuts and chocolate chips
Homemade Vegan Oatmeal Date Cookies (Gluten-free)
These crave-worthy chewy cookies are a great snack or dessert (or even breakfast?). Plus chocolate chips! Enjoy childhood memories in a healthier recipe.
Vegan Oatmeal Date Cookies
homemade vegan oatmeal date cookies on baking rack and white plate

Enjoy these vegan and vegetarian Father’s Day recipes for a terrific celebration!

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Originally published 5/25/22. Updated 6/11/23

8 thoughts on “25 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Father’s Day Recipes”

  1. Michele Peterson

    So great to see some Father’s Day options that don’t assume all Dads want to eat steak! I’ll be making a few of these!

  2. Mary O’Brien

    Wow, what a fantastic collection of vegan recipes. I scroll stopped on the Tahini Grilled Tofu and the waffles. Bookmarking for later.

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