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

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Whether you’re looking for classic comfort food or a one-pot meal, we’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.

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.

So the next time you’re wondering what to cook for the weekend. Fear not!

We’ve rounded up 50 of the very best Sunday dinner ideas.

You’ll find everything from southern favorites like fried chicken, creamy pasta, casseroles, side dishes, and more.

So gather around the table and enjoy a dinner full of laughs, family, and flavor.

Best Sunday Dinner Ideas

1. Southern 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.

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 seasonings! 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.

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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 perfect for weeknight dinners and even special occasions.

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 a few ingredients!

7. Lemon Roast Chicken

This crispy chicken roast is super tender, moist and perfectly flavored with lemon and pepper. It’s lemony, 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 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!

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 breasts, 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 dinner for the whole family? 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!

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

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 a heavenly dinner for the whole family.

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

26. Filipino-Style Roast Beef

This Filipino style roast beef is a delicious and easy recipe any meat lover will enjoy.

The beef is browned then slow-cooked until tender and served in a savory sauce made with garlic, mushrooms, cream of mushroom, and soy sauce.

Perfect with steamed rice and veggies, it’s a satisfying dish for a lazy Sunday dinner.

27. Creamy Polenta

This creamy polenta is a warm and comforting side dish perfect for a cozy night. 

It’s smooth and velvety, with a subtle nutty flavor that pairs well with a variety of toppings. It’s like a warm hug in a bowl! 

Top it off with grated cheese, roasted veggies, or your favorite protein for a hearty meal. 

28. Pesto Pasta Bake

Indulge in a flavor-packed pesto pasta bake that’s both delicious and easy to make! 

With just four simple ingredients, this dish is perfect for a quick lazy Sunday dinner. 

Ziti pasta and peas are coated in basil pesto, topped with melty mozzarella, and baked until golden and bubbly. 

The result is a creamy and savory pasta bake sure to please everyone at the dinner table.

29. 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.

30. Garlic Butter Roast Whole Chicken

Get ready to sink your teeth into the crispiest, juiciest garlic butter roast chicken you’ve ever tasted! 

This recipe is a whole new level of deliciousness, with a whole chicken seasoned to perfection and smothered in mouthwatering garlic butter.

31. Chicken Cutlets with Sun Dried Tomatoes

This chicken cutlets recipe is a sure winner for Sunday night dinner. 

Juicy and tender chicken cutlets are covered in a heavenly cream sauce with pops of tangy sun dried tomatoes. 

With just a few ingredients and minimal effort, you can whip up a restaurant-worthy dish sure to delight. 

32. Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Breasts

These skillet chicken breasts get packed with flavor from seasonings like sea salt, black pepper, garlic, and onion powder. 

The result? Ridiculously flavorful and juicy chicken skin that’s simply irresistible. 

Garnish with fresh herbs for a pop of color and even more flavor.

33. Cheesy Egg Noodles

These cheesy egg noodles are incredibly irresistible! 

Sunday dinners are all about comfort food, and this dish is definitely that. 

These egg noodles are the epitome of comfort food. With its creamy, cheesy goodness, it’ll have you coming back for seconds. 

34. 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. 

35. 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.

36. Million Dollar Chicken and Rice 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 sure fire 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! 

37. 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.

38. One Skillet Cheesy Penne with Meat Sauce

This one skillet cheesy penne with meat sauce is the ultimate lazy Sunday dinner to satisfy all your carb cravings. 

With just a few ingredients and a single skillet, you can whip up a hearty, cheesy, and meaty main dish in just a few minutes! 

39. Baked Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes

When it comes to show-stopping chicken dinners perfect for special occasions, 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. 

40. 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.

41. Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole 

This sausage and cream cheese casserole is not just for breakfast anymore! Because who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? 

The savory sausage and cream cheese mixture is baked between two buttery crescent roll doughs, making this dish impossible to resist. 

42. 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.

43. 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. 

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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!

47. 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.

48. 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! 

49. 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.

50. Cowboy Stew

Cowboy stew is a hearty, one-pot meal that’s perfect for chilly Sunday dinners. 

This recipe combines three kinds of meat, beans, and a variety of vegetables all simmered in a flavorful broth. 

The addition of chili powder gives it a smoky, southwestern flair. It’s a comforting and filling dish sure to satisfy your belly and warm your soul.

50 Sunday Dinner Ideas (+ Easy Recipes)



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These Homemade Sloppy Joes are a quick, easy, family favorite that you can whip up in just 30 minutes. It’s one of our favorite Sunday Dinner Ideas.


  • 1 pound 1 lean ground beef

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon 1 prepared yellow mustard

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 ketchup

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 barbecue sauce

  • 3 teaspoons 3 brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 Worcestershire sauce

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste


  • 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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