Sunday dinners are a time-honored tradition in many families. There’s just something special about gathering around the table to enjoy a home cooked meal.
Whether you’re looking for easy Sunday dinner ideas, classic comfort food, or a one-pot meal, we’ve got you covered!
From juicy pork chops to melt-in-your mouth pot roast, these Sunday dinner recipes are garuanteed to please the entire family.
So the next time you’re wondering, “What do I cook on Sunday?”. Fear not!
We’ve rounded up 25 of the very best Sunday dinner ideas.
You’ll find everything from southern favorites like fried chicken, creamy pasta, casseroles, side dishes, and more.
These classics are sure to make your tummies full and your hearts happy.
Best Sunday Dinner Ideas
1. Southern Fried Chicken
Can there be a more classic comfort food than perfectly fried chicken? From the crispy skin and tender meat to the well-seasoned flavor, this good-old classic hits all the right notes.
It’s no wonder this is a favorite Sunday supper. One of the most requested by my family.
2. Pot Roast
Another traditional Sunday supper is succulent pot roast swimming in thick gravy.
Throw everything in the slow cooker and you’ve got one of our favorite family dinners. And for an even more tender and flavor-packed meal, let your roast cook in a red wine sauce. Yum!
3. Sunday Pork Chops
Whip up some juicy pork chops in the skillet for the most irresistible dinner!
The secret to pork chops is all in the seasoning! And for best results, you’ll want to cook them on the stovetop. This cooks them to a nice golden brown with a beautiful sear.
And for dessert, fried apples are the perfect treat!
4. Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings is another all-time favorite. I love gobbling up this rich and creamy soup on a chilly Sunday evening.
Complete with juicy chicken, fluffy dumplings, and crunchy veggies, this dish is a meal on its own.
But you can also serve it with cornbread and fried okra for the ultimate Southern dinner!
5. Spaghetti & Meatballs
I mean, who doesn’t love the classic spaghetti and meatballs? It’s that beloved dish that never fails to transport us to childhood!
This Italian-American dish always hits the right spot with its sweet and tangy sauce, al dente pasta, and savory meatballs.
Serve with toasted garlic bread and you’re all set! It’s the perfect weeknight dinner.
6. Honey-Glazed Ham
Looking for an extra special Sunday dinner idea? Look no further than this sweet and savory honey-glazed ham.
This one is sure to make your next family gathering extra special.
Plus, you can make it with just 5 simple ingredients!
7. Lemon Roast Chicken
This roast chicken is super tender, moist and perfectly flavored with lemon and pepper. It’s tangy, savory, and delightful!
8. Easy Homemade Lasagna
Now this one is a personal family favorite. Those layers of al dente pasta, ground beef, tomato sauce, and cheese are just absolutely stunning.
Serve with garlic bread and put this recipe on repeat! It’s the perfect meal to share with family and friends.
9. Buttermilk Biscuits
Soft, flaky, fabulous biscuits are always welcome at my table. No supper is complete without a side of biscuits.
Top it off with a slab of butter and drizzle with honey.
Comforting Sunday Dinner Ideas
10. Chicken Pot Pie
This chicken pot pie is full of juicy chicken, veggies, a creamy sauce, and a flaky golden pie crust.
Spend less time in the kitchen with this easy recipe. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner and takes just 10 minutes to prepare.
11. Beef Stroganoff
In this recipe, tender beef and baby bella mushrooms are coated in a thick and creamy sauce.
There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of beef and noodles. Plus, it’s ready to go in just 30 minutes!
12. Easy Beef Stew
Another beef dish that’s truly impeccable is beef stew. There really is nothing like a tender homemade stew brimming with potatoes, carrots, and peas for Sunday dinner!
Serve with a side of crusty bread to sop up that decadent sauce.
13. Wendy’s Chili
This hearty bowl of chili is a combination of ground beef, bell pepper, kidney beans, pinto beans, and spices that will warm you up from the inside out!
Top it off with all your favorite fixin’s. Some of my favorites include shredded cheese, tortilla chips, bacon, and sour cream.
Serve with cornbread on the side for an even more comforting meal.
14. Chicken Alfredo
Creamy chicken alfredo is a one pot meal that’s ready in less than 20 minutes!
This classic comfort food combines seared chicken, brown mushrooms, penne pasta, and parmesan cheese in a thick and creamy sauce.
For a fancy feast, add some wine to your meal. Chardonnay and white wine both pair really well with the creamy pasta.
15. Chicken and Rice Casserole
This no-peek chicken and rice casserole has just 5 ingredients. Simply put all the ingredients in a baking dish and let the oven do the rest!
It’s my go-to recipe when I’m looking for a super simple meal that looks way fancier than it actually is.
Lazy Sunday Dinner Recipes
16. Baked Spaghetti
Looking for the perfect family dinner night? Baked spaghetti gets my vote!
Just imagine all the goodness of the classic spaghetti, but with an added layer of ooey-gooey mozzarella on top! The additional cheese just makes everything so much better.
Layers of cheese, ground beef, and spaghetti noodles are covered in quick and easy marinara sauce.
Serve with a side of garlic bread to scoop up that extra sauce.
17. Shepherd’s Pie
The traditional shepherd’s pie is complicated to make, so while I love it to death, I don’t make it often.
But then I stumbled upon this easy recipe with an American twist. This alternative is made with ground beef, savory vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes, and then baked.
Serve this tasty dish with dinner rolls for an unforgettable dinner.
18. Easy One-Pot American Goulash
The American goulash is another classic that’s bursting with wonderful flavors and textures. The combination of al dente macaroni noodles, flavorful ground beef, and tangy tomato sauce is just to die for.
Serve with a side of garlic bread or cornbread. Both are great for dipping!
Meatloaf: it’s the epitome of comfort food! One bite is sure to delight your taste buds and uplift your spirits.
Turn your meatloaf into a fantastic feast by pairing it with equally beloved comfort foods: mashed potatoes and mac and cheese!
Easy Sunday Dinner Ideas
20. Homemade Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes are not just tasty, but are affordable and easy to make as well.
One bite is more than enough to bring back fond memories from childhood.
And that’s why I love making it for Sunday dinner. With this meal, I get to share my best memories with my loved ones.
Plus, it makes fantastic leftovers the next day!
21. Baked Ziti
Let’s end this list with another Italian-American comfort food that’s sure to satisfy your palate. Complete with al dente noodles, rich tomato sauce, and gooey cheese, this dish is a certified crowd-pleaser.
And it’s a quick and easy to boot! Serve with garlic bread or a green salad and you’ve got yourself a heavenly dinner.
22. Roast Chicken
Here’s a Sunday favorite you’ll be making over and over again! Juicy roast chicken with a crispy skin and seared to perfection.
Tender chicken roasted with garlic butter, rosemary, parsley, lemon, and just a touch of white wine.
It sounds fancy, but is surprisingly easy to make. Crispy on the outside, incredibly juicy on the inside.
Pair it up with some creamy mashed potatoes and roast carrots and you’ll have a dinner fit for a king… or queen!
23. Fall Off the Bone Ribs
These ribs are extra tender, juicy and melt in your mouth!
Best of all, there’s no need for a grill. You can make these lip-smackingly good ribs right in your oven.
This recipe comes with a homemade BBQ sauce that could win awards. Smokey, sweet, and finger-licking good.
24. Mac and Cheese
This southern favorite is the KING of comfort food.
But not just any mac and cheese. This is a copycat version of Cracker Barrel’s cheesy, creamy, and delicious bowl of mac and cheese.
It’s my go-to recipe and a family favorite!
25. Corn Pudding
This creamy corn pudding is classic comfort food just like grandma used to make. It’s super easy and pairs perfectly with ribs, BBQ, fried chicken, glazed ham, and all of our other Sunday favorites.
Plus, with just 7 ingredients, this recipe is super easy to make!
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