A good way to combat the Sunday blues is to have some tasty Sunday dinner ideas planned to share with your family or friends.
Many people already have traditions of enjoying a comforting dinner each week with their loved ones.
This can help start your upcoming week on a good note and allow you to spend quality time with the people you care most about.
While the important part of a Sunday night dinner is spending time with important people, the food can help set the mood and ensure everyone is happy.
This list of 25 Sunday dinner ideas will help feed everyone and ensure everyone leaves dinner happy and satisfied.
Whether you want Southern classics like Picnic Fried Chicken or Chicken Pot Pie, or just something comforting that can feed everyone like Instant Pot Spaghetti you can find a delicious dinner here to satisfy everyone.
Everyone needs a good fried chicken meal saved in their back pocket for when they need to come up with Sunday dinner ideas.
This recipe has a 3 step process for getting perfectly crispy fried chicken.
When the weather is nice, this makes for a tasty dinner to take out with you on a Sunday afternoon picnic.
If the weather isn’t nice, this is a comforting dish to enjoy in a cool and dry home.
Enjoy the leftovers (if there are any!) with these reheating tips.
Sunday night family dinner doesn’t need to be in a restaurant.
But if you cook at home, you don’t want to spend the entire evening in the kitchen preparing and cleaning up afterwards.
This Mongolian beef recipe takes little time to make.
Like less than 30 minutes!
And this saves you a trip to a Chinese restaurant so you can enjoy your Sunday family dinner ideas in the comfort of your own home!
If you have something special going on in your life, there are plenty of Sunday dinner recipes to help you celebrate an accomplishment or special occasion while staying at home.
If you want to grill up a steak you can do so at home without spending unnecessary amounts at a fancy restaurant.
The thought of cooking up beef tenderloin might be scary but this recipe walks you through how to prepare it expertly for this dish.
It’s also highly recommended to use drinkable red wine for this recipe rather than a cooking wine but if you prefer an alcohol free option, you can use beef broth instead.
Paella might be one of the most popular dishes to originate out of Spain.
If you haven’t tried your hand at making paella before, don’t worry!
You don’t need special tools to create this dish, but if you love it you can invest in a special paella pan and add this to your favorite Sunday family dinner ideas.
This recipe uses seafood but if you prefer chicken or pork you can use that.
Try to use medium grain, Spanish, or jasmine rice when making this so the rice cooks into separate grains instead of something creamier.
Be sure to add a Spanish appetizer to the start of this luscious meal!
There is a reason lasagna is always a top pick when considering easy Sunday dinner ideas.
With this recipe especially, you can make a couple batches and no one will be complaining about this dish for Sunday night dinner.
You can even freeze it and save it for another Sunday when you might be short on time but want a hearty homemade meal.
One of the things that makes this recipe so great is the sauce.
There is so much flavor from not just the spices but also from the beef and sausage used in it!
Turning your Sunday dinner recipes into meals for the coming days isn’t a bad idea if you want to avoid stressing over lunch or dinner for a few days.
This slow cooker chipotle bean chili is a comforting vegetarian dish that won’t make you miss meat.
And if you make enough, you can store it in the fridge or freezer so the deliciousness can be enjoyed for days to come.
This chili goes great with a side of rice, our jalapeno cheddar cornbread, or stuffed into a tortilla.
But you can definitely enjoy it straight without feeling like something is missing!
Here’s a secret about this chicken and dumplings recipe:
It takes about 15 minutes of hands-on time to prepare this dish and the rest of the time is spent letting it cook in the crockpot.
Everyone will be begging to know your Sunday dinner recipes after they get a taste of this but you don’t have to let them know how easy it was to prepare!
Kids and adults will go wild over this comforting meal!
This goes so well with anything on this list of sides of veggies like asparagus or green beans.
With a name like this, you know this is going to become one of your family’s new favorite Sunday meal ideas!
Pork chops are already a delicious dish but when you top them with cheese and bacon, they only get better!
If you want to make some shortcuts to this easy meal, you can prepare your toppings in advance or pre-season your pork chops.
Jump on this list to get side dish ideas, too!
On the off chance that you have leftovers, there are so many delicious ways you can use your pork chops in new recipes!
Many of us have grown up with meatloaf being a staple in our family’s Sunday dinner recipes.
There is nothing wrong with continuing these traditions we were raised with but putting our own touch on them.
This meatloaf recipe may taste like what you grew up with.
Or it may be something new to you and your family!
Either way, it’s easy to follow and incredibly tender and flavorful. And if you’re lucky, you’ll have leftovers!
And of course, you gotta have the most succulent sides. What’s your favorite?
If you grew up believing enchiladas HAD TO be made with red sauce and corn tortillas, this recipe will change your mind on that.
No, it’s not the traditional way to prepare enchiladas but it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make for another great addition to your list of easy Sunday dinner ideas.
Cooking enchiladas doesn’t have to be a complicated process as this recipe will prove.
A good tip to keep in mind when baking your enchiladas is to leave them covered in the oven so the cheese melts but if you want your enchiladas to be crispier, you can uncover them towards the end of its baking time.
While they are delicious standing alone, you may need some help choosing a side for enchiladas. If so, we got you.
11. Cowboy Beef Stew
The name of this recipe gives a little hint to how hearty and filling this stew is.
Full of beef, beans, hash browns, and diced vegetables, no one is going to leave the dinner table hungry.
This dish is perfect for a cold winter night but don’t let the seasons dictate when you prepare this delicious stew.
All of your meat-eating family members will love this as an addition to your Sunday dinner recipes.
Does anything make us as happy as baked pasta full of melted cheese and creamy sauce?
Share the happiness of one of your favorite Sunday dinner ideas with your family and loved ones by following this Greek baked ziti recipe.
If you haven’t tried baked ziti before, imagine lasagna and bolognese combined into one amazing dish with the creamy decadence of bechamel sauce.
You’ll go head over heels with the meaty, fragrant Pastitsio made with fresh herbs.
This tried-and-true Greek pasta dish goes great with a side salad or breadsticks but you can always serve it with your favorite crudite.
Whether you have picky children or just want to find some safe Sunday meal ideas that you know everyone is going to love, spaghetti is a solid choice!
It is a dish most of us have grown up enjoying and still love no matter how old we get!
This recipe has a special addition of cream cheese which makes it creamier.
And since this is cooked in an instant pot, it makes it that much easier for you!
You can spend your Sunday evening helping the family get prepared for the week ahead instead of spending all night in the kitchen!
Reheat spaghetti the best way we know how!
Finding Sunday dinner recipes that everyone loves can be tricky.
But fortunately, this chicken florentine recipe is here to save the day!
The chicken and the creamy sauce taste so great together but when you add in mushrooms and spinach, it adds that much more to the amazing dish.
You don’t have to add a side since it tastes that great by itself but if you decide to, you can serve it with rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes!
Here are a few more chicken skillet recipes too!
If you live in the South, you know how rewarding it is to dig into some barbecue after letting it cook all day.
It is definitely rewarding after waiting to ensure it cooks properly.
And this is definitely the case for brisket.
Whether you decide to prepare it in the slow cooker, oven, or pressure cooker, you will end up with juicy and tender beef that is a great addition to your Sunday meal ideas.
There is so much you can do with leftover brisket but a couple top choices are to make it into a sandwich or eat it straight with some vegetables on the side.
Take a look at our list of sides to serve with beef brisket too!
We all have those weeks where time just flies by and before you know it, it’s the end of the week and you need to come up with some easy Sunday dinner ideas.
This recipe is perfect for feeding an army with ingredients you probably already have at home.
It’s a pretty simple process to make this meal.
And you can definitely cook a lot to save and reheat for a few days!
Casseroles are amazing because you can throw so many different things into one dish, bake it in the oven, and out comes something completely new!
What makes casseroles even better is when they’re topped with crispy tater tots.
If someone doesn’t like corned beef or cabbage you can definitely convince them to give this casserole a try when they see the tater tots on top.
This is a great solution for when you have leftovers but want to transform them into some new Sunday meal ideas.
As much as we would like to go out to a restaurant every week, that’s not always an option.
But this salmon recipe will give you a restaurant quality meal at home, perfect for you to try with your Sunday dinner recipes!
In half an hour, you will have a Tuscan flavored salmon dish covered in creamy garlic sauce that is to die for!
This means more time spent with family, less time in the kitchen cooking dinner!
Here is an epic list of what to serve with your salmon!
It can be so hard to get kids to eat their vegetables, but when they look and taste as good as these stuffed peppers do, it’s a breeze!
Full of rice, ground beef, and cheese, it’s about to become a family favorite of your Sunday dinner ideas!
If you want to make it a little bit lighter, you can switch out the ground beef for ground turkey instead but both options will give you a delicious and satisfying dinner.
If you use a variety of pepper colors, you will have a beautiful dinner that the family will love!
These are tips for reheating stuffed peppers for lunch the next day!
20. Chicken Pot Pie
Once you’ve mastered baking a chicken pot pie at home, you’ll never turn to a store bought version again for your Sunday meal ideas!
It’s not as hard as you might think to come up with such a tasty meal. And we’ve got a list of sides for chicken pot pie right here, too.
Luckily, this recipe is easy to follow and it gives you shortcuts such as using store bought pie crust if you don’t feel like making your own.
Few Southern comfort foods top chicken fried steak for how delicious and satisfying it is.
This dish goes great with mashed potatoes and your favorite veggies.
If you want the fried steak to be as crispy as possible, make sure you serve your gravy on the side!
While we are here talking about Southern food, this list of okra recipes will be a nice side car to Chicken Fried Steak.
And if you’re able to, let the steaks marinate overnight so they can become even more tender.
Once you learn how to make this at home, you won’t feel the need to order one at a restaurant again for your Sunday meal ideas!
I’m a firm believer that great family bonding happens over delicious food.
When you have some great dishes in mind for Sunday family dinner ideas, you can focus more on the quality time you spend with your loved ones.
This recipe will give you a quality meal with little effort that everyone is sure to love so you have this Sunday’s family dinner all set.
If you’re not a fan of rice, you don’t have to make it with this meal!
Instead you can do elote street corn, side salad, soup or some green vegetables. And don’t forget DESSERT!
Salisbury steak is such a comforting meal that will always hit the spot!
Rich brown gravy, pan-sauteed mushrooms (and my mom’s had onions) plus seasoned burger meat over mashed potatoes or noodles, a kid-approved dinner, especially on a chilly night.
In my family this was a frequent Sunday night dinner, so it adds a bit of nostalgia when I come to this in my meal rotation.
This recipe makes this meal from scratch, but it isn’t as hard as you might think.
Now, you can pass a tradition on to your family by making them part of your classic (but maybe new to you?) Sunday dinner recipes.
When you can make a delicious meal at home in no time and save money, what else could you ask for in your Sunday dinner ideas?
This creamy cajun shrimp pasta dish is all of those things and more.
With this recipe, you can even make your own Cajun spice mix so you can customize it to whatever you and your family like.
If you want to take a couple of shortcuts that won’t take away from the flavor of this dish, you can make your spice mix ahead of time or buy peeled and deveined shrimp.
Try this easy arugula salad to lighten up this rich pasta dish!
The first time you make these ribs, you will be asking yourself if it’s really worth it to spend 8 hours letting the meat marinate and 4 hours in the oven.
After you taste it, your answer will be, absolutely!
This recipe is easy to follow and guaranteed to give you foolproof ribs.
Just remind yourself, the best things in life are worth waiting for, especially your Sunday family dinner ideas.
If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, here’s how we suggest reheating ribs…
The bottom line
If you don’t already have a tradition of a weekly family dinner, hopefully a recipe or two has caught your idea as Sunday dinner recipes you’d like to try out as you plan a weekly meal with your loved ones.
Spending your Sunday night sharing a meal with dear family members is a great way to connect and bond.
After all, food is something that connects us all!
- Picnic Fried Chicken
- Mongolian Beef
- Filet Mignon In Mushroom Sauce
- Classic Spanish Paella
- World’s Best Lasagna
- Slow Cooker Chipotle Bean Chili
- Crockpot Chicken And Dumplings
- Million Dollar Pork Chops
- Stuffing Mix Meatloaf
- Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream White Sauce
- Cowboy Beef Stew
- Authentic Greek Baked Ziti (Pastitsio)
- Creamy Instant Pot Spaghetti
- Chicken Florentine
- Easy & Juicy Beef Brisket
- Skillet Beef Stroganoff
- Corned Beef Tater Tot Casserole
- Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Chicken Fried Steak
- Mexican Style Shrimp And Rice
- Old Fashioned Salisbury Steak
- Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta
- Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Ribs
- Get ready for an amazing dinner with these Sunday Dinner Ideas!
- Grab an apron and a helper.
- Start cookin’ and chewin’! Share your meal with us here!