We’ve rounded up 22 best Sunday Dinner Ideas for the family to gather around the table and have some quality time. Whether you’re looking for a lazy dinner recipe, easy supper ideas, Southern Sunday meals, or comforting crowd-pleasers, we’ve got you covered. Beef, chicken, and fish will all be featured!
Sure Fried Chicken has always been a Sunday Dinner idea, but what about Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops, or Turkey Tacos? Did I mention Lasagna Roll Ups? And Sunday food is one thing, but we’ll even present to you ‘Sunday Sauce.’
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What Should I Make for Dinner on Sunday?
Sundays are typically meant for spending time with the family, enjoying the last day of the weekend, and indulging a bit before the week begins. One of the best ways to do this all is to enjoy a hearty Sunday dinner that fills you all up! Some of the best options for this are a good pot roast, instant pot whole chicken, stuffed pork chops, or great stir fry.
You want to aim for something that can be prepared in the crock pot or baked in the oven so that you have time to enjoy the day but also fill your house with the aroma of your cooking.
Southern Sunday Dinner Ideas
1. Southern Fried Chicken
Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside! This Southern fried chicken has two ingredients that truly make you feel like you are in the South with some spice – hot sauce and paprika! The tips here are to not overcrowd the pan and be sure to season each layer! You definitely won’t be disappointed with this finger-licking good recipe!
2. Southern Baked Mac and Cheese
Creamy, cheesy, and seasoned. This southern favorite dates back centuries, and you’ll only need a handful of ingredients. You can also use whole wheat macaroni and low-fat cheeses for a healthier option.
3. Chicken and Dumplings
You couldn’t ask for an easier and comforting dinner than this Bisquick chicken and dumplings recipe! In the soup you add in celery, carrots, onions, your spices, and chicken broth. Add in the Bisquick dumplings and some shredded chicken and you won’t be able to wait to eat it!
Easy Sunday Dinner Ideas
4. Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops
Think of this: tender pork chops with creamy mushroom soup smothered over top. 30 minutes is all you’ll need for this delicious dinner option. We suggest you use thick-cut pork chops for the best result.
5. Beef Stir Fry
I think we can all agree, stir-fry is a can’t miss dinner dish. Sweet, tender, beef with a sauce that screams deliciousness. We’ll feature a Chinese Beef Stir-Fry today.
Marinating is key here. But we guarantee you’ll be coming back for more of this.
6. Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf
Love french onion soup? Love meatloaf? Why not mix the two together for an unforgettable recipe! All this recipe calls for is Lipton’s onion soup mix, ketchup, ground beef, breadcrumbs and ketchup. The tips here for a moist meatloaf are to not overmix, not overcrowd the pan and line your pan with parchment paper.
7. Sous Vide Whole Chicken
Tender, juicy, and perfectly roasted. Count me in! And this is gluten-free and paleo friendly.
This can be served with veggies, or with pasta.
8. Easy Sirloin Steak
Pan-seared to a caramelized perfection, this sirloin steak recipe is not only simple to prepare but bursts in garlic flavors. To get the best taste, be sure to use a sirloin steak that is 1-2 inches thick. To keep this recipe simple with your seasonings, simply use Montreal steak seasoning or if you like it spicy, add in some cajun spice.
Lazy Sunday Dinner Ideas
9. Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken
Chicken in a slow cooker is usually a can’t miss dinner idea, but when you add Honey Garlic to the mix – boom! It only takes 15 minutes to prepare, and you can let the slow cooker do the rest! Succulent Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs will be yours!
10. Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Do you have 10 minutes to spare on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Then quick go and prepare this recipe and you will be able to come home to a pot roast that is juicy and tender. The secret ingredient to this recipe is the ranch mix.
11. Crockpot Sunday Sauce
It’s called Sunday Sauce, but let me tell you – it’s good any day of the week! And is there anything bad, ever, in a crockpot? This sauce is hearty, healthy and wholesome, and can be used on your favorite meat or pasta dish.
Sunday Family Dinner Recipes
12. Sous Vide Beef Short Ribs
Fall off the bone tenderness is all you will experience with these sous vide beef short ribs. You can easily make this recipe ahead of time and simply serve it up with potatoes or rice later on. The best part about this recipe? You can cook the ribs sous vide from frozen!
13. Boneless Rib Roast
Tender, juicy and melts in your mouth! Are you ready for this one? Grab the salt, pepper, oil and rosemary and you will be on your way to cooking a roast that is perfect any day and not just for holidays. Remember, roast can be a bit on the pricey side so you want to be sure not to overcook it!
14. Turkey Tacos
Easy, delicious turkey tacos are great for an easy Sunday dinner.
Season the turkey how you’d like to, or buy store-bought taco seasoning. And you can use these recipes simply for tacos or branch out with burrito bowls or salads.
15. Shepherd’s Pie
Comfort food at its finest! This is a classic recipe prepared with a twist – skillet shepherd’s pie. With a base of minced meat, corn and onions, and a whipped potato topping, you will have plenty to eat for dinner or serve up a larger crowd.
16. Sunday Night Roast Chicken
Roasted chicken is just one of those meals that brings a sense of comfort. And adding herb butter brings that comfort and taste to another level! We’ll take you through preparing the chicken, and making the butter and sauce with Sunday night favorite!
17. Sunday Roast Top Round Beef
Top round roast beef can really be prepared any way you like it. It is a bit of tougher meat so you want to be sure you cook it properly and thoroughly. If you cook it via the oven, cook it to a medium-rare or in a slow cooker, brown the meat on a skillet before placing it in the crockpot for 5-6 hours. Keep in mind that this type of meat is best cooked slowly to ensure it remains oh so tender and oh so juicy.
Healthy Sunday Dinner Ideas
18. Baked Sockeye Salmon
Moist, flavorful and ready in just minutes. This dish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants selenium, potassium and B-Vitamins – plus it has one of the lowest mercury levels in many fish varieties. Sockeye is leaner than most salmon’s and can be cooked in just 10 minutes. Baked or grilled, this is a delicious dinner idea!
19. Lasagna Roll Ups
Love lasagna but not up to preparing a whole tray? Simply grab those same ingredients and roll them up for some lasagna roll ups. Lay out the noodles, spread some ricotta cheese on it and roll them up. If you’re looking for a more hearty roll up, then slather them with a bit of cooked ground beef. With either option you complete by topping them with shredded cheese and tomato sauce before placing them in the oven to bake.
Summer Sunday Dinner Ideas
20. Shrimp Tacos
When something is referred to insanely delicious you just know you have to try it!
And when preparation time is 15 minutes or less, it makes it even more appealing!!
Add in avocado, cilantro, fresh lime, mango and purple cabbage and this is flavor heaven!!!
21. Avocado Pasta
Looking for a meatless Monday recipe? Then look no further than avocado pasta. This recipe is completely vegetarian and will be on your table in 15 minutes! All it takes is noodles, avocados, basil, garlic, lemons, and olive oil and you will be going back for seconds before you finish your first.
22. BLT Pasta Salad
Refreshing and colorful and guilt-free – almost! This BLT pasta salad will have you feeling good about eating something on the healthier side while skipping the buns. The best part? It’s ready in just 15 minutes to serve you and your family!