20 Father’s Day Dinner Recipes

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Father’s Day brings families together to honor the men who support, care for, and love their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other people in their lives. The celebration doesn’t stop there until the whole gang gathers for a hearty dinner that can satisfy a man’s appetite. What can you serve that everyone likes, is healthy and keeps you (and maybe Dad) on track with your weight loss plan? Here are 20 healthy Father’s Day dinner recipes that use real ingredients and lots of protein to keep you all fed up. Many are so quick and easy to make that you won’t have to wait for a vacation to prepare them.

Calories per serving: 263

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1½ PowerFuels and 2 extras

Special occasions call for special meals, and Dad will really appreciate a Father’s Day meal of filet mignon, the most tender, tastiest piece of beef. Topping it with parmesan cream sauce sounds decadent, but this version is actually healthy without compromising on taste. Click here for the full recipe! >

Bone pork chops, mashed sweet potatoes and roasted broccoli

Calories per serving: 444

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 SmartCarbs, 2 PowerFuels, 3 extras and 1 vegetable

This recipe allows you to serve bone-in pork chops that are juicy and tasty but still fit into a healthy diet. Fast cooking in a cast iron pan seals the flavors and prevents them from drying out. We paired the chops with two simple side dishes that complete this classic home-style Father’s Day meal, but you can substitute your family’s favorite veggie. Click here for the full recipe! >

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Calories per serving: 332

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 PowerFuels, 1 SmartCarb, 1 vegetable and 1 extra

Dads who love home cooking will be delighted to try this hearty beef stew, which is filled with potato pieces, carrots, and meat in a rich, flavorful sauce. Using the practical instant pot saves you hours in the kitchen and still gives the stew its “slow-cooked” taste. Click here for the full recipe! >

Sheet pan pesto salmon and vegetables

Calories per serving: 232

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and 1 vegetable

Serve your family an elegant Father’s Day meal from only the ingredients that you can fit on a simple sheet metal pan. Everyone gets a protein-rich salmon fillet, topped with spicy pesto, with crispy green beans and tender fried potatoes. If you like a milder fish, you can substitute tilapia. Click here for the full recipe! >

Marinated and baked beef flank steak

Calories per serving: 281

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 PowerFuels and 3 extras

The only way to make a steak better is to soak it in a marinade that highlights its naturally rich flavors. After you’ve marinated this flank steak for a couple of hours, bake it in the oven for less than 10 minutes per side, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the day with the dads you love. And if everyone in your family doesn’t like steak, the marinade enhances the flavor of chicken too. Click here for the full recipe! >

Chicken stuffed with jalapeno cheese

Calories per serving: 191

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 PowerFuels and 1 extra

Tender white meat chicken will get hot with hot jalapeno peppers, while creamy melted cheese will ease the stinging. You can accompany these quick and easy chicken breasts with a vegetable and whole grain side, or you can slice the chicken and serve with tortillas, salsa, and other burrito ingredients. Click here for the full recipe! >

Pork chops in a herb crust with herbs

Calories per serving: 265

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel, 1 SmartCarb, 2 extras and ½ vegetables

When dads love a classic American dinner, they’ll smile when you serve them these rosemary, thyme, sage, and garlic-flavored pork chops with roasted baby potatoes and sauteed Brussels sprouts. You will be delighted that you can enjoy this hearty meal and pursue your weight loss goal. Click here for the full recipe! >

Caprese turkey burger

Calories per serving: 282

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 SmartCarb and 2 PowerFuels

Ordinary burgers turn into a meal for those special days when you add sticky melted mozzarella, thick tomato slices, and sprigs of fresh basil. We’ll start with ground turkey, which is high in protein but has fewer calories and saturated fat than beef. Click here for the full recipe! >

No-bake French onion and beef casserole

Calories per serving: 326

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels and 2 extras

Throw hearty onion and garlic-flavored beef along with whole grain fly noodles, grated mozzarella, and light sour cream for a filling dish that the whole family will love. Add in broccoli, zucchini, or your favorite vegetables and you have a complete healthy meal. Click here for the full recipe! >

Marinated grilled chicken legs

Calories per serving: 219

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 PowerFuels and 1 extra

Hot and juicy chicken legs, fresh from the grill, are the basis for a relaxed meal outdoors on a mild Father’s Day. The marinade made from orange juice, lime juice, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, black pepper and a pinch of salt is so aromatic that you can do without the high-sugar barbecue sauce in bottles. Click here for the full recipe! >

Cedar Salmon

Calories per serving: 161

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 PowerFuels

The secret to grilling fish perfectly lies in a soaked piece of cedar wood, which gives the salmon a rich, smoky flavor as it is heated until tender, flaky, and ready to serve. Seasoning the fish with paprika, garlic, and black pepper adds a lot of flavor, but no extra calories. You can use the salmon as a starter with vegetable and whole grain side dishes, or place it on a bed of vegetables to turn a salad into a meal. Click here for the full recipe! >

Easy chicken enchiladas

Calories per serving: 204

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel and 1 SmartCarb

The kids can celebrate dad by helping prepare this simple meal of enchiladas stuffed with chicken, cheese, and diced tomatoes. Set up a topping bar with ingredients like salsa, hot peppers, and avocado slices, then let everyone add their favorites to their plates. Click here for the full recipe! >

Instant Pot Brisket

Calories per serving: 139

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel and 1 extra

This brisket will satisfy the big appetite for smoky, hearty beef. With the practical instant pot, you don’t have to stew the meat for hours before you can enjoy it. It comes tender and flavorful in less than an hour. Click here for the full recipe! >

Marinated steak kebabs

Calories per serving: 183

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel, 1 vegetable and 2 extras

Beef lovers will be happy with these skewers of lean sirloin marinated in a flavorful mix of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic. Add baby potatoes, onions, and peppers to complete the hearty meal. You can cook these skewers on the grill or in the oven. Click here for the full recipe! >

Bacon Jalapeno Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Calories per serving: 178

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and ½ vegetables

Smoky bacon, flavorful jalapenos, and creamy cheese come together to take mac and cheese to the next level. The tender cauliflower bites provide all the great flavors and fill you up with lots of fiber. Don’t be surprised if the family asks for seconds. Click here for the full recipe! >

One pan chicken parmesan and green beans

Calories per serving: 321

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 PowerFuels, 1 vegetables, 2 extras

Chicken jam is a crowd-pleaser for many families, but preparation can be messy and is often loaded with calories. With this version, you still get all the good stuff you crave, starting with the coated chicken breast – crispy on the outside, tender on the inside – topped with spicy marinara sauce and melted mozzarella. It comes with a ready-to-eat green bean side. Click here for the full recipe! >

Prawns fra diavolo with coriander garnish

Calories per serving: 155

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel and 1 extra

If your family loves classic pasta dishes, this one is sure to become a favorite. It’s loaded with sweet and juicy prawns that are tossed with whole wheat pasta and topped with a zesty tomato sauce. Click here for the full recipe! >

Air fryer chicken legs

Calories per serving: 155

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel and 1 extra

Drumsticks are a fun party food that can be both delicious and really healthy in the air fryer. We’ve flavored ours with Cajun spices, but you can use any herbs and condiments that you and your family like. Click here for the full recipe! >

Sandwich with chicken sausage and peppers

Calories per serving: 310

Count on Nutrisystem as: 2 PowerFuels, 1 SmartCarb and 1 vegetable

Warm and juicy sausage is placed in sauteed peppers and onions, and then placed in a toasted bun. Look around your table and see everyone else enjoy these filling sandwiches. This is a healthy meal worth celebrating. Click here for the full recipe! >

Tin pan steak fajitas

Calories per serving: 212

Count on Nutrisystem as: 1 PowerFuel, 1 SmartCarb, 1 Extra and ½ vegetables

Fajitas made from tender steak slices make Father’s Day dinner a feast. All ingredients, including peppers and spicy onions, go into the oven on a single sheet pan so the cook can enjoy the party too. Click here for the full recipe! >

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