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    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas (Easy & Delicious)

    Sunday… It’s Funday… Family Day. It’s everybody’s favorite day when you spend quality time with your friends and family. Obviously then, you’re looking for some special meal to enjoy with your loved one.

    This may be the day you want to pamper that someone special… We’ve got you covered. Then may be the day you want some classic comfort dish… We’ve got you covered. Some Sundays maybe you feel lazy and don’t feel like cooking much… We’ve got you covered.

    From special elaborate meals like jambalayas to stews like cacciatore and coq au vin to fun meals like tacos and pizzas to classic comforts of lasagna and meatballs. This collection of Sunday Dinner Ideas covers all, and much, much more. Grab a cup of coffee in the morning and go through this list. You have so many possibilities for great meals with your loved ones this Sunday and every Sunday…

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas.

    1. Chicken Cacciatore

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - chicken caccitore.

    We’re starting the list with our favorite, very homely and rustic Italian dish… Chicken Cacciatore. This Classic chicken dish is cooked in a rich tomato sauce with bell peppers, mushrooms, and olives. The chicken is braised until it’s fall off the bone tender, and the sauce is so fragrant that it will fill your whole house with beautiful aromas of home-cooked food. A Sunday well spent anticipating a great meal…

    Get the Recipe @ littlesunnykitchen

    2. Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - lemon garlic butter scallops.

    You don’t have to go to restaurants every Sunday. Make this restaurant quality gourmet seafood dish in your very own kitchen in less than 10 minutes. These crispy, pan seared and juicy Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops are the ultimate treat for you and your family. You have an option of serving them as mains or an appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    3. Flank Steak Fajitas

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - fajitas.

    These flank steak fajitas are the perfect easy option when that Mexican food craving hits. Perfectly marinated, melt in your mouth tender beef strips with colorful peppers. You’re in for a fun meal with this one! What a great Sunday dinner idea!

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    4. Crockpot Barbacoa Pork

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - barbacoa pork.

    Sunday is perfect for taking it easy and lazy. If you want a super delicious dinner yet don’t want to work too hard, this Barbacoa Pork is your answer. Super easy, Super tasty and Super versatile. Make a huge batch and you can serve a big crowd or have leftovers for days. Try in in tacos, bowl meals, or use your own creativity!

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    5. Baha Fish Tacos

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Baha fish tacos.

    What’s better than Taco Tuesday? Taco Sunday. 🙂 Time to make some fun time tacos for everybody. These Baja Fish Tacos are soft tortilla shells stuffed with crispy beer battered cod and topped with pico de gallo and the perfect cilantro ranch dressing.  Every bite of the fried fish is bursting with flavor. Delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    6. Portuguese Mussels

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Portuguese mussels.

    Looking something fancy with your loved ones this Sunday? These Portuguese Mussels fit the bill. They’re packed with flavor. All you need is some crusty warm bread to sop up the delicious sauce.

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    7. Italian Meatballs

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Italian meatballs.

    Now here’s a comfort meal idea for Sunday dinner. These Italian Meatballs come complete with marinara sauce and all the Italian flavorings. Juicy meatballs made from scratch, smothered in a delicious homemade marinara sauce. Serve over pasta for the perfect Italian dinner on any Sunday and see everyone gobble them up quick.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    8. Slow Cooker Pot Roast

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - pot roast.

    Planning out to go out and have some fun on Sunday, and yet want dinner ready when come back home? Make this pot roast ready to go in your crock before heading out. You will return to a home full of beautiful aromas of sizzling roast in your crock. This is classic, homestyle, stick to your ribs good food made with basic, real ingredients. Perfect and easy meal for your days off.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    9. Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - lobster tails.

    It doesn’t get any easier than this recipe for lobster tails! Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails with a smooth, full-flavored sauce are ready in no time at all. These crispy seared lobster tails with a bacon cream sauce is restaurant-level incredible!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    10. Shrimp Tacos

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - shrimp tacos.

    Another TACO idea for your Sunday night… Here, shrimp are tossed in an easy seasoning mixture and cooked until tender and juicy. Tuck them into corn (or flour) tortillas with some fresh veggies like cabbage and slaw and you’ve got a meal in literally minutes! We absolutely love these fun shrimp tacos.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    11. Honey Garlic Shrimp

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - honey garlic shrimp.

    You are going to love these sweet, spicy, savory honey garlic shrimp. If you’re craving some Asian flavors some Sunday, this quick shrimp stir fry recipe if for you. Serve over a heap of rice in a bowl. You’ll never order take away after trying this easy dish.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    12. Southern Fried Chicken

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - fried chicken.

    Sundays are reserved for some comfort food that you cherished from childhood. You guys, get ready for some serious indulgence with this ULTIMATE Southern fried chicken. This is simply the best fried chicken you’ll ever make! A golden, super crispy outside and a moist and juicy inside, this fried chicken recipe is perfect for get together Sundays.

    Get the Recipe @ currytrail

    13. Islander Pork

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - islander pork.

    These crock pot pork chops, AKA Islander pork, are your new weekend best friend. Melt in your mouth tender meat in a delectable sauce. If you can spare 10 minutes, your crock pot or instant pot will do the rest… and you have whole Sunday to do whatever your heart desires.

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    14. Shrimp Pad Thai

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - pad Thai.

    This Shrimp Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce is the BEST delicious pad Thai recipe with rice noodles, shrimp, veggies, peanuts, lime and cilantro in just 30 minutes. You’ll never call for takeout again! Make this Restaurant favorite dish this coming weekend.

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    15. Creamy Spinach Stuffed Salmon in Garlic Butter

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - stuffed salmon.

    Thinking to cook something special with salmon this weekend? This crispy, pan seared stuffed salmon filled with a creamy spinach dip in garlic butter is a new delicious way to enjoy your favorite fish. Packed with an incredible cream cheese, spinach, parmesan and garlic mixture, this Stuffed Salmon beats anything found in any fancy restaurant. Don’t miss out on this delicious salmon recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    16. Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Hawaiian chicken kebabs.

    Thinking of firing up the grill this Sunday? How about these colorful kabobs on skewers? These EASY Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs make the perfect Sunday meal for your family that is healthy and full of so much flavor with delicious chunks of pineapple, bell pepper and marinated chicken in every bite!

    Get the Recipe @ eatyourselfskinny

    17. Cast Iron Ribeye with Garlic Mushrooms

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - cast iron ribeye.

    We love to cook some great juicy tender steak in our days off. This Cast Iron Ribeye with Garlic Mushrooms takes about 20 minutes to make and is steakhouse quality. Once you make steak in a cast iron skillet you’ll never go back!

    Get the Recipe @ nighborfoodblog

    18. Beef Stew

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - beef stew.

    Sunday time is STEW time. There is no day more perfect for some pot simmering all day, creating unbelievably delicious flavors. This classic Beef Stew has all the fixings! A truly simple dish to make with simple ingredients, but one that’s loaded with a multitude of deep and rich flavors. Take this to your Sunday dinner table and see the smiles all around.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    19. Swedish Meatballs

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Swedish meatballs.

    These Swedish meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce. You’ll keep coming back for more! It’s all in that creamy sauce.

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    20. Sticky Oven Barbeque Ribs

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - ribs.

    This is an ultimate Sunday dinner idea… Slow cooked ribs. These oven barbecue ribs are slathered in the most delicious sticky barbecue sauce with a kick of garlic and optional heat! Juicy, melt-in-your-mouth oven baked Barbecue Ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious! Double up on incredible flavor with an easy to make dry rub first, then coat them in a seasoned barbecue sauce mixture. Finger licking good ribs right here!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    21. Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - roasted chicken.

    There’s nothing more satisfying than a whole roasted chicken – it feeds a crowd, looks impressive and tastes amazing. This roasted chicken is coated in a garlic and herb butter, then cooked to golden brown perfection. Your Sunday is well taken care of.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    22. Cajun Shrimp with Tomato Alfredo Pasta

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Cajun shrimp alfredo.

    Cajun Shrimp with Tomato Alfredo Pasta… This is a one pot dish of a simple and delicious tomato Alfredo sauce tossed with your favorite pasta and pan seared Cajun shrimp. Dinner couldn’t get any easier on your weekends.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    23. Smothered Pork Chops

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - smothered pork chops.

    What to cook on Sunday? That usual dilemma. Try these delicious Smothered Pork Chops. A simple recipe for golden and tender pork chops served in a deliciously creamy and EXTRA flavorful gravy.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    24. Lasagna

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - lasagna.

    How about everybody’s favorite Lasagna? Learn how to make The Best Lasagna complete with a homemade hearty beef and sausage sauce, ricotta, layered with lots of mozzarella and parmesan. With step-by-step instructions mentioned in the post, you are guaranteed the perfect lasagna every single time!

    Get the Recipe @ cravinghomecooked

    25. Firecracker Salmon

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - firecracker salmon.

    Perfectly seared salmon in savory, sweet and spicy firecracker sauce. This one is a MUST try if you are looking for some unique and great idea for your salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ seonkyounglongest

    26. Psari Plaki – Greek Baked Fish

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Greek fish.

    This Greek baked fish, Psari Plaki, is a great addition to your recipe collection. Flaky white fish with light, fresh and vibrant Mediterranean flavors. Get some crusty warm bread and your favorite red wine. Your weekend is all set.

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    27. Supreme Pizza

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - pizza.

    Why order pizza on Sunday when it is so much fun to make it at home? This Supreme Pizza recipe is fully loaded with your favorite meats, veggies, and a generous helping of melty cheese! Pizza time is Super Sunday Fun Time.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    28. Coq Au Vin

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - coq au vin.

    Another true classic. Coq Au Vin is a French stew pot. A delectable stew with tender chicken, crispy bacon, mushrooms, carrots, and pearl onions braised in a silky wine sauce. This dish has unbelievable rich flavors that develops after simmering for a while in one pot.

    Get the Recipe @ errenskitchen

    29. Chicken Tinga Tacos

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - chicken tinga tacos.

    Make these fun, yet super simple, tacos… Chicken Tinga Tacos. Perfect for Sunday night or some gatherings with your friends.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    30. Oven Baked Salmon with Parmesan Crust

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - salmon with parmesan crust.

    Have you ever tried Salmon with Parmesan Crust? If not, time to change that. This tender, flaky baked salmon recipe is topped with a parmesan herb crust. A simple, flavorful 6-ingredient dish! We know you’re going to love this salmon. Try it this coming Sunday.

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    31. Caribbean Coconut Mussels

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Caribbean coconut mussels.

    Creamy… coconutty… seafoody… Extra yummy Caribbean Coconut Mussels. Easy, delicious, and sure to please any crowd! Try this delicious Caribbean style curry, but be warned, you will get hooked! That warm, crusty bread is a MUST with this bowl…

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    32. Swiss Steak

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Swiss steak.

    This Easy Swiss Steak recipe is made with inexpensive beef, cooked down until tender in a flavorful tomato sauce. Made all in one pot, an impressive steak dinner doesn’t have to cost you so much money and effort!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    33. Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Mediterranean braised chicken.

    This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy. Impress your guests or save it for yourself, the choice is yours! Another great Sunday dinner Idea.

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    34. Jambalaya

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - jambalaya.

    Sometimes Sundays are when you cook some delectable meals that might take some time. How about this New Orleans classic? Jambalaya is a quintessential one pot recipe with chicken, sausage, shrimp and rice! This will be your next comfort food filled to the brim with flavors and deliciousness.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    35. Carne Asada

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - carne asada.

    Now how about grilling perfectly marinated flank steak this Sunday? It’s all in the marinade that will result in most delicious steak you have had in some time. It has Cilantro, olive oil, soy sauce, orange, lime juice, garlic, jalapeno and cumin… Now tell me why it wouldn’t turn up good?

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    36. Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - salmon with mango salsa.

    Are you tired of eating your salmon with just salt and lemon? This vibrant and tropical recipe will take your favorite fish to a whole new level of deliciousness! Simply delicious.

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    37. Thai Red Chicken Curry

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Thai red curry.

    Sundays are perfect to slurp some hot Thai red curry. This recipe has big, bold flavors and is beautifully fragrant. The creamy red curry sauce is so good, you can put anything in it and it will be amazing! Don’t forget to cook jasmine or basmati rice with this red curry.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    38. Paella

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - paella.

    This easy seafood paella recipe is the perfect way to feed a big family. A flavorful paella base with vegetables, crispy rice (thanks to the cast iron skillet), layered with shrimp, clams, and mussels on top. This shrimp, clam, mussel, and chorizo paella recipe is a flavor party in a skillet.

    Get the Recipe @ girlwiththeironcast

    39. Zuppa Toscana

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - zuppa toscana.

    This hearty and comforting soup is based on the version made famous by Olive Garden. But I don’t want to call it a copycat… because this home made version is much better! A big cozy bowl is all you need on some Sundays.

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    40. Dublin Coddle

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Dublin coddle.

    Looking for some authentic Irish fare to try something new? Look no further than this hearty and cozy Dublin Coddle. Loaded with rich and satisfying flavors, this is what you call comfort food!

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    41. Cajun Shrimp and Grits

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Cajun shrimp and grits.

    This is a Lowcountry classic. For this version, Cajun spices give it a little kick! For the creamiest grits, go with slow cook! Make these shrimp and grits and see how delicious that bowl turns up.

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    42. Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - bacon wrapped meatloaf.

    Have you tried your meatloaf with bacon? This bacon wrapped meatloaf is ground beef mixed with breadcrumbs and seasonings, then covered in bacon slices and baked until golden brown. A unique twist on the classic recipe that will earn you rave reviews!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    43. Chicken Tikka Masala

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - chicken tikka masala.

    No Indian restaurant menu is complete without everybody’s favorite chicken tikka masala. Tender chunks of marinated, chargrilled chicken in a creamy mild sauce with garlic, ginger and spices. Impress your friends and family with these delicious Indian flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ kitchensanctuary

    44. Greek Meatballs

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Greek meatballs.

    These football shaped Greek style meatballs, Soutzoukakia, are smothered in a cinnamon-y wine enhanced tomato sauce laced with cumin. You’re gonna keep coming back to this one! Another MUST try.

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    45. Gambas al Ajillo (Spanish Garlic Shrimp)

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - Spanish Garlic Shrimp.

    How about do tapas time on some Sunday evening? How does a sizzling platter of garlicky, seafoody goodness sound? Grab some crusty bread for sopping and whip up this famous Spanish tapa, Gambas al Ajillo, aka Spanish garlic shrimp in your very own kitchen!

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    Aren’t all of these recipes so inviting that you long for that family time together? Give each one a try whenever you have days off and make the most of your Sundays.

    Pin or bookmark this amazing collection of Sunday Dinner Ideas so you know exactly where to look every weekend. No more “what to cook on Sunday” dilemma! Have fun..

    Sunday dinner recipes.

    What to Cook for Sunday Dinner

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This great collection of Sunday Dinner Ideas will give you plenty ideas for easy and delicious meals this weekend!


    • steak
    • shrimp
    • fish
    • chicken
    • pork chops
    • ribs
    • tacos
    • pizza


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