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50 Sunday Dinner Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

Enjoy more quality time around the dinner table with these Sunday dinner ideas!

Sunday dinners are a time-honored tradition in many families, after all. So why not make it special?

Homemade Classic Pot Roast with Carrots, Potatoes and Beef
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Best Sunday Dinner Ideas

There’s something so comforting about gathering around the table to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

And whether you’re looking for classic comfort food or a one-pot meal, I’ve got you covered!

From juicy pork chops to melt-in-your-mouth roast beef, these Sunday dinner recipes are guaranteed to please the entire family.


Easy Chicken Dinners

Bunch of fried chicken on a plate.

Fried Chicken

Can there be a more classic comfort food than perfectly fried chicken?

From the crispy chicken skin and tender meat to the well-seasoned flavors, 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.

Homemade Scrumptious Marry Me Chicken with Bacon, Angel Hair Pasta and Herbs

Marry Me Chicken

 I’ll always say “I do” to this marry me chicken,

This simple Sicilian dish is a top pick for Sunday dinner recipes.

It features tender chicken in a herb-rich cream sauce, made irresistible with sun-dried tomatoes.

Served with pasta, this tasty dish is ideal for any night, from casual to special occasions.

Roast Chicken with Herbs

Ina Garten’s 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.

Pair it up with some creamy mashed potatoes and roast carrots, and you’ll have a dinner fit for a king… or queen!

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Hellmann's Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Hellmann’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Hellmann’s parmesan crusted chicken is a busy bee’s dream.

Chicken breasts get a makeover with a rich mayo-parmesan blend, topped with seasoned breadcrumbs.

Once baked, they transform into a dish with a crunchy, golden crust atop moist, juicy chicken.

It’s like an easy, no-fuss chicken Milanese.

Just 10 minutes of prep, and the oven does the rest. Quick, tasty, and satisfying!

Ina Garten's Lemon Chicken Breasts on a Baking Pan

Ina Garten’s Lemon Chicken Breasts

This chicken roast is super tender, moist, and perfectly flavored with lemon, garlic, and wine.

It’s citrusy, savory, and delightful!

Baked chicken cooked with sun dried tomatoes topped on rice garnished with herbs and spices.
Source: Triedandtruerecipe.com

Baked Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes

When it comes to show-stopping family dinners, this baked sun-dried tomato chicken takes the cake.

With a blend of herbs and spices, juicy chicken, and a lush sun-dried tomato sauce, this dish is a certified crowd-pleaser. 

Hearty Family Meals

Cowboy Meatloaf on a White Plate

Cowboy Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

This one’s a hearty blend of moist meatloaf and creamy mashed potatoes.

Basically, American meatloaf meets English shepherd’s pie!

The meatloaf layer is a sweet and savory mix with honey barbecue sauce and a kick of chili powder.

The topping isn’t just potatoes; it’s a crunchy, creamy mix with bacon bits and French-fried onions smothered in melted cheese.

A satisfying, mouthwatering dish!

Rachael Ray Meatballs topped on spaghetti pasta.

Rachael Ray Meatballs

I mean, who doesn’t love the classic spaghetti and meatballs? This beloved dish never fails to transport us to childhood!

This Italian-American dish always hits the 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 perfect for weeknight family dinners and even special occasions.

Roasted Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi pot roast is a hearty, flavorful delight.

Picture tender chuck roast infused with the zesty tang of ranch and au jus mixes.

It’s slow-cooked to perfection, each bite offering a succulent, melt-in-your-mouth experience.

The heat from pepperoncini adds a kick, rounding out this satisfying Southern classic.

Homemade Baked Stuffed Pork Chops with Herbs

Stuffed Pork Chops

Stuffed pork chops usually mean a filling tucked inside, but here’s a twist.

You top the chops with stuffing instead!

It’s a clever shortcut that keeps things easy without skimping on taste.

You still get tender, juicy chops, bursting with the flavors of the stuffing.

This fun, tasty spin on a classic is sure to impress at your Sunday dinner.

Sliced honey-glazed ham.
Source: Allrecipes.com

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 a few ingredients!

Pasta Lasagna with Tomatoes, Ground Beef and Cheese

Homemade Lasagna

Now this one is a personal family favorite. Those layers of al dente pasta, ground beef, marinara, and cheese are just absolutely mouthwatering.

Serve with garlic bread and put this recipe on repeat! It’s the perfect meal to share with family and friends.

Beef enchiladas served on a plate topped with sliced avocado and cheese.
Source: Twopeasandtheirpod

Beef Enchiladas

If you love Mexican food, you have to add these beef enchiladas to your Sunday dinner recipes!

They’re a cozy mix of tortillas, ground beef, beans, and heaps of cheese, all lovingly smothered in rich enchilada sauce.

They’re simple, satisfying, and always a hit, whether you’re feeding your family or a whole crowd.

Comforting Sunday Dinner Ideas

Fall of The Bones Pork BBQ Ribs on a concrete surface.

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 plate of Swedish meatballs topped with gravy, with mashed potatoes on the side

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish meatballs, or Köttbullar, are a deliciously rich treat.

These little meaty treasures are a mix of pork and beef packed with spices.

They’re nestled in creamy gravy and usually served with mashed potatoes or jam for that perfect flavor contrast.

They’re a comforting, flavorful bite you’ll love.

Bowl of Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

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!

Chicken Pot Pie with Peas and Corn

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.

Top view of a serving of beef stroganoff served on top of noodles.
Source: Gimmesomeoven.com

Beef Stroganoff

In this beef stroganoff 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!

Mashed potatoes topped with Guinness beef stew on a plate.

Guinness Beef Stew

Another beef dish that’s truly impeccable is beef stew.

There’s 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.

Copycat Wendys Chili

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.

Ground Beef Meatloaf with Ketchup in a Wooden Board


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!

Sloppy Joes made with buns and ground beef filling served on a white plate.

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!

Lazy Sunday Dinner Recipes

Slices of salmon with balsamic glaze served on a white plate.
Source: Cookingclassy.com

Salmon with Balsamic Glaze

Treat yourself to a delicious and healthy meal with this salmon with balsamic glaze. 

The sweet and tangy flavors of the glaze perfectly complements the rich and tender salmon, creating a dish that’s both elegant and easy to prepare. 

Plus, with its high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a great choice for a healthy Sunday dinner.

Rice topped with stir fry tofu sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Source: Wellplated.com

Tofu Stir Fry

Who says meat eaters can’t enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal? 

This tofu stir fry packs a punch of flavor with soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, & green onions. The tofu soaks up all the deliciousness and gets crispy on the outside. 

Even the most carnivorous of eaters won’t be able to resist this delectable dish. 

Homemade Tiktok Feta Pasta

TikTok Feta Pasta Bake

Have you tried the TikTok feta pasta craze yet? This pasta bake will take your taste buds on a wild ride!

A block of feta, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and pasta are the stars of this show. 

The cheese becomes a creamy sauce that coats every noodle, while the tomatoes burst with flavor in every bite.

Source: Wellplated.com

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

This slow cooker recipe will have you licking your plate clean! 

With a sweet and sticky sauce made from all-natural ingredients, you’ll get all the takeout vibes without the guilt. 

And with the slow cooker, you can just set it and forget it for a lazy Sunday dinner that’s both easy and delicious.

Sheet Pan Chicken with Broccoli, Tomatoes and Onions
Source: Healthyfitnessmeals.com

Sheet Pan Chicken Breasts

Looking for a fun way to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal? Look no further than this sheet pan chicken! 

With tender and juicy chicken breasts paired with loads of colorful veggies, this dish will surely add excitement to your Sunday dinner.

Roasted to perfection, the chicken and veggies get so tender and flavorful, you’ll be wishing you made more.

Bowl of Mapo tofu with spicy bean paste and dried chili.
Source: Cookerru.com

Easy 15 Minute Mapo Tofu 

If you haven’t tried mapo tofu, this is your sign. This Chinese dish may be spicy, but it’s worth the burn. 

Tofu cubes cooked in a sauce made with spicy bean paste and dried chili. It creates a savory and numbing experience you’ll surely enjoy.

Oven fried porkchops served with baked peeled potatoes and coleslaw.

Oven Fried Pork Chops

You simply cannot miss out on these oven-baked pork chops. 

Dredged in an herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix, they’re perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. 

This easy recipe will impress even the pickiest eaters and make you feel like a gourmet chef in no time.

Sheet pan with roasted juicy sausages, tender baby potatoes, sweet bell peppers, zucchini, and red onions.
Source: Thebusybaker.ca

Italian Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

This Italian sausage sheet pan recipe is the answer to your lazy Sunday dinner woes. 

This one-pan wonder features juicy sausages, tender baby potatoes, sweet bell peppers, zucchini, and red onions, all roasted in the same sheet pan. 

You simply throw everything into the pan, and the oven takes care of the rest. Easy peasy! 

Salisbury steak on top of mashed potatoes.
Source: Spendwithpennies.com

Instant Pot Salisbury Steak

Who knew Salisbury steak could be so easy to make? With the Instant Pot, you can enjoy this rich and savory dinner in just a few minutes. 

Tender ground beef patties are smothered in a rich onion & mushroom gravy. Serve this over a bed of fluffy mashed potatoes for a cozy Sunday feast.

Casserole Recipes

A Spoon of Creamy and Savory Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

The million-dollar chicken and rice casserole surely lives up to its name.

The blend of cream cheese, cottage cheese, and sour cream makes it a surefire hit.

It’s topped off with a buttery Ritz cracker crust for a crunchy contrast to the creamy casserole.

That’s worth at least a billion bucks! 

Easy No-Peek Chicken with Rice and Herbs

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.

Cheesy Dorito Casserole with Ground Beef

Dorito Casserole

Dorito casserole takes your beloved tortilla chips to the next level.

Imagine a satisfyingly meaty, creamy, and cheesy dish with a delightful Dorito crunch on top!

While it’s not the pinnacle of health foods, it’s an absolute treat for your taste buds.

Quick to cook and great for feeding a crowd, it’s a surefire hit for your next Sunday meal.

Creamy Corn Pudding in a white casserole.

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 a few ingredients, this recipe is super easy to make!

Chicken Divan

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Divan

Broccoli cheddar chicken divan is a vintage dish straight from the 1930s.

It’s a cozy casserole of chicken and broccoli in a creamy bechamel hug.

The top layer is a crunchy mix of cheese, butter, and breadcrumbs, baked to golden goodness.

It’s comfort food at its finest, a true classic for your Sunday dinner.

Spoonful of cheesy King Ranch chicken casserole.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole 

King Ranch chicken casserole is a creamy, cheesy wonder.

It stacks layers of white sauce, shredded chicken, and tortillas, all smothered in melty cheese.

It’s a decadent treat that’s just too good to pass up on.

Rotel Chicken Baked Spaghetti

Looking for the perfect Sunday dinner idea for your whole family? Chicken baked spaghetti gets my vote!

This Southern delight blends pasta with a creamy sauce, chilies, and chicken, topped with cheese.

It’s rich, decadent, but perfectly balanced with tomatoes and green chilies.

Packed with carbs, protein, fat, and veggies, this Rotel chicken spaghetti is a complete meal in one.

Shepherd’s Pie with ground beef, savory vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes filling on a white dish.
Source: Simplyrecipes.com

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.

Pasta Recipes

Cheesy and Meaty Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

Here’s another Italian-American comfort food sure to satisfy your palate.

Complete with al dente pasta, rich tomato sauce, and gooey cheese, this dish is a certified crowd-pleaser.

Serve with garlic bread or a green salad and you’ve got a heavenly dinner for the whole family.

Top view of a bowl of mac and cheese topped with melted cheese and chopped parsley.

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!

American Goulash in a Bowl

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!

A bowl of creamy fettuccine alfredo with chicken strips on top.

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo

Creamy chicken alfredo is a one pot meal ready in less than 20 minutes!

This classic comfort food is creamy and cheesy with juicy chicken on top.

For a fancy feast, add some wine to your meal. Chardonnay and white wine both pair really well with the decadent pasta.

Cheesy ground turkey pasta bake on a baking dish.
Source: Aheadofthyme.com

Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

This pasta bake is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for a cozy Sunday night in with family or friends. 

The rich and savory meaty sauce, loaded with lean turkey and earthy mushrooms, takes this classic rigatoni pasta to a whole new level. 

Topped with gooey melted cheese, it’s like a warm hug on a plate. 

Wooden spoon scooping cheesy lasagna from a skillet.
Source: Therecipecritic.com

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna in a skillet is a game changer! It’s like your favorite lasagna got a makeover and came back hotter and cheesier than ever before. 

It’s easier to make, cooks faster, and has crispy edges that’ll have you fighting for the last bite.

Plus, it’s all cooked in one skillet, which means less cleanup and more time for Netflix and chill.

Chicken tetrazzini with cream sauce and chicken on a white casserole dish with spoon and fork.
Source: Bellyfull.net

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken tetrazzini is the perfect blend of creamy, savory, and oh-so-satisfying. 

Tender chicken, rich cream sauce, and perfectly cooked noodles combine to create a dish that is comforting and delicious.

It’s like a warm, cozy blanket in food form, perfect for gloomy Sundays when you need a little extra TLC.

Buttery and Tender Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Are you a seafood lover looking to impress your guests? Look no further than my copycat recipe for Red Lobster’s famous shrimp scampi. 

Plump, juicy shrimp are cooked to perfection and tossed in a garlicky, buttery sauce, all served over a bed of perfectly cooked linguine. 

This dish is a seafood lover’s dream!

Homemade Bruschetta Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil in a Bowl

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

And for our last Sunday dinner idea, check out bruschetta chicken pasta.

It’s a mix of marinated chicken, fresh tomatoes, basil, and garlic.

Tossed with olive oil and balsamic, it brings a tangy twist.

The dish is rounded out with angel hair pasta and topped with juicy chicken.

It’s a fresh, flavorful meal you’ll quickly fall in love with.

Pesto Pasta

Pesto pasta is your quick fix for a gourmet-like meal.

This dish sings with robust pesto and parmesan flavors, giving it a fresh, aromatic kick.

It’s a light yet satisfying meal, effortlessly whisking you to an Italian bistro.

Delicious Homemade Chicken Pasta with Herbs

Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta

 This copycat dish hits the spot.

You get crispy, parmesan-crusted chicken and pasta packed with sautéed mushrooms and peppers.

All this goodness is smothered in a creamy, spicy Louisiana sauce.

It’s a rich, indulgent meal, perfect for when you’re craving big, bold flavors.

50 Sunday Dinner Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)

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This classic pot roast is the epitome of comfort, featuring succulent beef, rustic veggies, and a broth to remember.


  • 4 pounds beef chuck roast

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 3 carrots, cut into 2-inch chunks

  • 3 potatoes, cut into chunks

  • 1 celery stalk, cut into chunks

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Season the beef generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the roast and brown on all sides until it forms a nice crust, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pot, add the onions and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Pour in the red wine, scraping the bottom of the pot to release any browned bits.
  • Return the browned roast to the pot. Add beef broth, carrots, potatoes, celery, bay leaves, and thyme.
  • Cover the pot and transfer to the preheated oven. Roast for about 4 hours, or until the meat is fork-tender.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Total number of serves: 1
  • Calories: 736kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 74g
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 240mg
  • Sodium: 396mg
  • Potassium: 1115mg
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Calcium: 58mg
  • Iron: 9mg

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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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