23 Ultimate Man Pleasing Meals

June 16, 2024
Amelia [Writer]

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Main pleasing recipes that are sure to be a hit with the men in your life! From delicious pizzas and comforting pastas to flavorful wings, juicy burgers, sizzling steaks, and irresistible desserts, there's something here for everyone to enjoy!

23 Ultimate Man Pleasing Meals

Dive into some seriously satisfying 'Man Pleasing Meals!' From hearty dishes that hit the spot to flavorful recipes that are sure to impress, these creations are perfect for any occasion. Whether you're cooking for your dad, grandpa, husband, brother, or just hungry friends, get ready for delicious flavors that everyone will love! Vegan, Gluten-free + Dairy-free Options.

Collage of Man Pleasing recipes in roundup.

With Father's Day around the corner, I wanted to put together a go-to list of cooking inspiration for the men we love, whether it's Father's Day or any day. So, I asked my husband + dad to share their absolute favorite dishes, and they didn't disappoint! Think classics like steak, burritos, pizzas, wings, and plenty more—these are guaranteed to be hits with the special men in your life!

Oh, and how could I forget— This isn's just dinner man meals! Am I the only one who notices that the men in your life have the biggest sweet tooth? Haha. Be sure to scroll to the end for the desserts + sweets that I know they (and you) will absolutely love. In my opinion, food makes the best gift because you get to share it and enjoy it together!

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The Ultimate Man Pleasing Recipes

Alrighty, let's dive into this roundup! These recipes will please everyone at home, not just the guys ---- but they are certianly a perfect perfect dinner for men There's a variety of delicious options here --- And as always there will be delcious complex flavors + simple ingredients. Plus, I've included plenty of dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan recipes to suit everyone's preferences!

Stacked burritos on a platter with drinks and dips.

1. Ribeye Steak Burrito

Loaded with all the best fillings alongside perfectly seasoned ribeye steak wrapped snugly in a warm tortilla. It's a flavor-packed handheld meal that'll keep you coming back for more. Gluten-free Option.

Chicken wings on a platter with white paper, herbs, and sesame seeds.

2. Sticky Gochujang Chicken Wings

An easy spruce up to weeknight or weekend meal that comes jam-packed with flavor + the right amount of sweetness and spice! Air Fryer + Gluten-Free options.

Birria tacos being held and dipped in consomme sauce.

3. My Fave Birria Tacos

These mouthwatering gems are bursting with juicy, tender meat, wrapped in warm corn tortillas, and ready to steal the show at any taco party. Make-ahead, Gluten-free, Dairy-free + Vegan option.

Burger on a black plate with a drink in the background.

4. BBQ Ranch Turkey Smash Burger

Picture succulent turkey patties, seasoned + smashed to perfection for a mouthwatering masterpiece that's crispy, flavorful, and easy to whip up! Totally Dairy-freeGluten-free Option.

Up close shot of seafood boil on a baking sheet with a drink, cornbread, and mac + cheese on a brown wood table.

5. My Favorite Cajun Seafood Boil

Loaded with fresh shellfish, sausage + veggies. All cooked to perfection and smothered in a spicy Cajun buttery sauce. It's messy, finger-licking good, and downright delicious, a dreamy dinner for men! Gluten-free + Dairy-free Option.

Chicken breasts in a skillet, half sliced with a gold spoon.

6. Hot Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

The perfect man pleasing meal prep partner, boast juicy, tender chicken with a delightful sweet, sticky, and spicy honey glaze. Totally Gluten-free + Meal prep-friendly. Make Ahead, Air-Fry + Less Spicy Option.

Closeup of sliced Homemade Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza

7. Best Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza 

This loaded and flavorful pizza starts with a homemade crust, topped with roasted bell peppers, tomatoes, Jerk chicken, and BBQ sauce. Just amazing! Gluten-free Option.

Fully seared steak in a skillet.

8. Pan Seared Steak

This Pan Seared Steak Recipe is an easy way to create Steakhouse quality steak at home with just a handful of ingredients, perfectly crusted, + a whole lot of flavor. The perfect dinner for men!

Plate of Creamy Tuscan 'Marry Me' Chicken with silverware. A delicious man pleasing dinner + meal

9. Creamy Tuscan 'Marry Me' Chicken

Looking for a flavorful + rich weeknight meal to enjoy with the entire family? Look no further----this Creamy Tuscan 'Marry Me' Chicken is just the thing! Dairy-free + Vegan options.

Up close shot of beef and broccoli in a blue plate. A delcious man pleasing dinner + meal

10. Spicy Takeout Beef and Broccoli

A homemade twist on a takeout classic. Tender beef, crisp broccoli, and a savory, spicy, + slightly sweet sauce make this dish irresistible. Completely Gluten-free + Dairy-free.

Overhead shot of Creamy Tuscan Lobster Pasta

11. Creamy Tuscan Lobster Pasta

Looking for a comfort food that's both easy and fancy? This Creamy Tuscan Lobster Pasta is the answer! It's the perfect man pleasing meal, and the best lobster pasta recipe out there. Dairy-free + Gluten-free Option.

Baked mac and cheese in a green skillet with two spoons. A delcious man pleasing dinner + meal

12. Baked White Mac + Cheese with Bacon

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food dinner for men. Perfect as a main dish or a standout side on any table! Creamy, dreamy, and loaded with irresistible flavors, it's a cheesy delight you won't want to miss! Gluten-free Option.

Roasted potatoes in a dish with a spoon and parmesan.

13. Parmesan Herb Crusted Roasted Potatoes

Crispy, tender, and loaded with savory flavor, they feature a golden parmesan herb crust that elevates them to absolute PERFECTION. Perfect as a side dish or snack anytime.

Po boy sandwich on a brown cutting board with chips and corn and hot sauce in the background.

14. Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

You can't have summer weather without a delicious, flavorful Po' Boy and this Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy is the absolute best thing you'll ever make! All Dairy-free + Gluten-free option.

Plate of Braised Steak Ragu with Pappardelle. A delicious man pleasing dinner + meal

15. Braised Steak Ragu with Pappardelle

Enjoy the perfect man pleasing pasta night. This easy beef ragu recipe the ideal dinner for men, providing warmth and deliciousness without any hassle! Gluten-free + Dairy-free option.

Up close shot of sandwich with honey mustard and chips. A great lunch or dinner for men.

16. Southern Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Sandwich

Perfect for backyard barbecues or a satisfying lunch, this impressive Southern Chicken Sandwich is a sure crowd-pleaser! Gluten-free option.

Chopped jerk chicken on a cutting board with bread and a fork. A delicious man pleasing dinner + meal.

17. Authentic Baked Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Savor the vibrant taste of Jamaica with this Authentic Baked Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Marinated in homemade Jamaican Green seasoning and jerk rub, it's a spicy delight that brings Caribbean flair to your table. Dairy-free + Air-fryer option.

Nachos on a baking sheet with a drink and a side of guacamole and salsa on a brown wood table. A delicious man dinner.

18. Southern Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Nachos

These bad boys are loaded with tortilla chips, sweet potato fries, oodles of melty golden cheese, savory BBQ chicken, and all your go-to fixings. Gluten-free + Make-ahead option.

Alfredo on two white plates with two forks and a drink on a black table.

19. Weeknight Creamy Chicken Alfredo

A beautiful rendition of a classic-----including all of the savory flavors! Perfect for the entire family and certainly a great dinner for men. Meatless, Dairy-free + Gluten-free options.

Desserts That Everyone Will LOVE

Can't forget about some sweet treats, right? These are what make my husband, dad, and son absolutely happiest, Haha! Enjoy!

Up close shot of stack of cookies on white plates with a glass of milk in the background.

20. Hubby's Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Get ready to elevate your cookie game --- These soft, chewy delights are infused with the irresistible sweetness of maple syrup + loaded with decadent chocolate, creating a heavenly treat that's impossible to resist. Gluten-free option.

Chocolate ice cream in a white bowl on a white wood table with two spoons and Oreo cookies.

21. No-Churn Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream

Indulge in the ultimate frozen treat that combines the rich and velvety essence of chocolate with the delightful crunch of Oreo cookies. Introducing the mouthwatering sensation of No-Churn Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream. The perfect summer treat. Dairy-free + Gluten-free Option.

Up close shot of baked cookies on baking sheet with parchment paper.

Deliciously soft, chewy, gooey in the center, and crispy, these cookies are generously studded with decadent pockets of chopped, cookie chunks. The ultimate 'cookie within a cookie' recipe! Gluten-free option.

Peanut Butter Banana Pudding in a stemmed glass.

23. Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

This Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding is a twist on a Southern-style dessert with a light, creamy texture, banana chunks, crispy vanilla wafers and creamy peanut butter.

That's A Wrap!

And there you have it! If you're craving more recipe inspiration, feel free to explore my Main Meal or Dessert catagories. I hope you enjoyed this list and have a beautiful day celebrating the special men in your life. I'm truly grateful for you!


Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with many of the recipes on this list of Man Pleasing Meals. Everything from my fave glassware, baking sheet, skillet, mixing bowls, cooking thongs, cooking utensils, skillets, dutch ovens, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

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