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25 Sunday Dinner Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

Looking for some good Sunday dinner ideas? From juicy pork chops to melt-in-your mouth pot roast, we’ve got you covered!

To many, Sunday is family day. It’s the one day of the week where everyone can sit down and have dinner together. So it’s just natural to want Sunday meals to be extra special.

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Looking for the best Sunday dinner ideas? Gather around the table with these family favorites! From southern classics like fried chicken to comforting meals like old-fashioned goulash, these Sunday suppers are definite crowd-pleasers.

And there’s nothing like a home-cooked meal to make priceless memories around the dinner table.

So this weekend, why not spend quality time with your loved ones with one of these 25 Sunday Dinner ideas?

You’ll find everything from southern favorites like fried chicken to comforting meals in the slow cooker.

These classics are sure to make your tummies full and your hearts happy.

Sunday Dinner Ideas The Whole Family Will Love

Southern Fried Chicken

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.

Pair it with a rich and buttery gravy and creamy mashed potatoes for a satisfying and heart-warming Sunday meal.

This tender pot roast is comfort food at its best. Potatoes, carrots, celery, and savory chuck roast smothered in a rich and delicious gravy.

2. Pot Roast

Another traditional Sunday supper is succulent pot roast swimming in thick gravy. 

Pot roast may not be the easiest dish to make, but you can definitely make things easier by using the slow cooker. And for an even more tender and flavor-packed meal, let your roast cook in a red wine sauce. Yum!

Pair your pot roast with some roasted carrots, potatoes, and a garden salad. Then round out your meal with a decadent chocolate lava cake.

Whip up some juicy pork chops in the skillet for the most irresistible family dinner.

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.

Pair this savory dish with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies for a well-rounded meal. And for dessert, fried apples are the perfect treat!

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Chicken and Dumplings

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!

Homemade Spaghetti with Meatballs on a plate

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. Bursting with lovely flavors and textures, this one’s definitely a crowd-pleaser. 

Serve your spaghetti and meatballs with toasted garlic bread and you’re all set!

Honey-Glazed Ham makes it feel like the holidays. But with just 5 ingredients, this simple recipe can be enjoyed all year long.

6. Honey-Glazed Ham

Succulent honey-glazed ham is the quintessential Christmas dish. But, sometimes, I like serving it on a random Sunday night! 

Because who says you have to wait for the holidays to enjoy ham’s sweet and savory flavor? It’s so easy to make, too!

With just 5 ingredients, this holiday recipe can be enjoyed all year long.

This lemon roast chicken is juicy, tender, and incredibly flavorful. Seared to perfection.

7. Lemon Roast Chicken

This roast chicken is super tender, moist and perfectly flavored with lemon and pepper. It’s tangy, savory, and delightful!

Homemade lasagna with layers of al dente pasta, ground beef, tomato sauce, and melted cheese.

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!

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits on a white serving plate with strawberry jam in the background.

9. Buttermilk Biscuits

Soft, flaky, fabulous biscuits are always welcome at my table. No supper is complete without a side of biscuits.

Comforting Sunday Dinner Ideas

This homemade chicken pot pie is packed with juicy chicken,vegetables, a creamy sauce and topped with a flaky, golden pie crust. It's the perfect weeknight meal and can be 
prepped in just 10 minutes.

10. Chicken Pot Pie

This chicken pot pie is full of juicy chicken, veggies, a creamy sauce, and a flaky golden pie crust.

It’s the ideal weekend supper that takes just 10 minutes to prepare.

In this beef stroganoff recipe, tender beef and baby bella mushrooms are coated in a thick and creamy sauce.
Served over a bed of pasta.

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!

This cozy beef stew is made on the stovetop with tender beef, hearty potatoes, onions, celery, peas, and carrots. It's the ultimate cold weather comfort food.

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!

Because it’s got all those lovely ingredients, beef stew is considered a stand-alone dish. But it couldn’t hurt to serve it with crusty bread, either. The bread will do a lovely job at sopping up that decadent sauce.

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!

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!

Serve with cornbread on the side for an even more comforting meal.

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.

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.

No Peek Chicken and rice casserole has just 5 incredients. A bed of creamy, flavorful rice is topped with tender chicken.

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

Baked spaghetti is a family favorite with layers of cheese, ground beef, and spaghetti noodles all in a quick and easy marinara sauce.

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.

This Homemade Shepherd's Pie is made with ground beef, savory vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes, and then baked.

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.

American goulash is a delicious combination of al dente macaroni noodles, flavorful ground beef, and tangy tomato sauce.

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!

Homemade Meatloaf with a sweet and tangy glaze

19. Meatloaf

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

Sloppy Joe served on a white plate. Made with a sweet and zesty sauce.

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!

Baked Ziti made with al dente noodles, an Italian cheese blend, and rich tomato sauce.

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.

Juicy Roast Chicken with a crispy skin and seared to perfection.

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!

Fall Off The Bone Ribs served with a BBQ sauce that is smokey, sweet, and finger-licking good.

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.

A bowl of creamy mac and cheese

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!

Slice of creamy Corn Pudding served on a white plate

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!

25 Sunday Dinner Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

189

kcal

Looking for the best Sunday Dinner Ideas? These Homemade Sloppy Joes are a quick, easy, family favorite that you can whip up in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook the ground beef, onion, and green pepper in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain off liquids.
  • Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. Mix well.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place onto toasted and buttered buns and enjoy!
21 Sunday Dinner Ideas

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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