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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.

    That’s why we have compiled this list of amazing Sunday Dinner Ideas for you to cook in your own kitchen.

    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 super quick dinners to special elaborate meals, this collection of Sunday Dinner Ideas covers all.

    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.

    The BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas

    1. Steak Pizzaiola

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - steak pizzaiola.

    We’re starting the list with our favorite, very homely and rustic Italian dish… Steak Pizzaiola!

    Weekends are often steak times. Give it a try the Italian way, where perfectly seared steak is smothered in a slightly spicy tomato sauce.

    A Sunday dinner well spent…

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    2. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - scallop pasta

    You don’t have to go to restaurants every Sunday. Make this restaurant quality gourmet seafood dish in your very own kitchen in about 20 minutes.

    It’s a fancy looking meal that even your picky eaters will love!

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    3. Sunday Dinner 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 - 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 chipotle may.  Every bite of the fried fish is bursting with flavor. Perfect!

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    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.

    They are one of our favorite Sunday Dinner Ideas…

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    7. Gorgonzola Steak Flatbread (Easy Sunday Dinner!)

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - steak flatbread

    Now here’s a fun idea for Sunday dinner. This Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread not only looks gorgeous (making it a perfect contender for all entertaining and special occasions), this happens super fast. What a great twist on pizza night!

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    8. BBQ Ribs

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - bbq ribs

    This is an ultimate Sunday dinner idea… Slow cooked ribs. These oven barbecue ribs are juicy, fall-off-the-bone delicious!

    Double up on incredible flavor with an easy to make dry rub first, then slather them in your favorite BBQ sauce. Finger licking good ribs right here!

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    9. Gigi Hadid Pasta

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - gigi hadid pasta

    What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? Simple… Pasta made by Gigi Hadid, which broke the internet when it went viral on instagram and tiktok.

    If you look closely, it’s the same delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka, with a slight makeover – it gets pleasantly spiked with heat from red chili flakes.

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    10. Beijing Beef

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - beijing beef

    Make it a stir fry night! This Beijing Beef is based off of the hugely popular Panda Express dish. Crispy beef strips with veggies in a tangy and sweet sticky sauce!

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    11. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - garlic parmesan wings

    Move over Buffalo wings… These Garlic Parmesan Wings are the new show stopper at the get togethers and parties, not to mention all future game days.

    Some garlic, some parm and loads of butter is all you need is to make these finger licking wings, which everyone can’t have enough of.

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    12. Smothered Chicken

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - smothered chicken

    Some Sundays are reserved for some real comfort food. You guys, get ready for some serious indulgence with this ULTIMATE Southern Smothered Chicken.

    Perfectly seasoned chicken gets a little bit of beautiful golden brown color first. Then it gets smothered till fall of the bone tender in the most delicious, luscious creamy and rich gravy. YUM!

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    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. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - steak bites

    Take your beef to a new level with these tasty pan seared garlic butter steak bites. Perfectly cooked bite sized morsels of tender steak drenched in garlicky butter.

    No slaving over the stove for these, they’re ready in under 15 minutes. It’s going to be one of your favorite Sunday dinner ideas!

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    15. Tacos Gobernador

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - tacos gobernador

    Tacos Gobernador, aka Governor’s Tacos!! Have you ever taken a bite into these crazy tasty shrimp tacos?

    They are irresistibly delicious and messy to start with. They are kind of a cross between a taco and quesadilla, with crunchy inviting bites with ton of melty cheese. You’ll want them for every Sunday dinner!

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    16. Greek Chicken Souvlaki

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - chicken souvlaki

    Thinking of firing up the grill this Sunday? How about chicken souvlaki?

    Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic and can be grilled, baked or cooked on the stovetop.

    And, all you need is about 20 minutes of hands on time for these delicious Greek flavors!

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    17. Country Captain

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - country captain

    Country Captain Chicken… Indian curry meets Lowcountry cooking. Simply known as Country Captain, this is a Southern Icon you may have never tasted.

    Often found on tables from Charleston to Savannah, it’s a delicious Southern curried chicken simmered in tomato sauce, a simple dish layered with vibrant spices resulting in amazing flavors.

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    18. Mongolian Ground Beef

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - mongolian ground beef

    If you’ve had a busy Sunday Funday out and about, try this super quick Mongolian Ground Beef.

    Mongolian Ground Beef is a 20 minute stir fry bursting with sweet and savory Asian flavors. The whole family will love this one!

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    19. Swedish Meatballs (Family Friendly Sunday Dinner)

    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. Surf & Turf Shrimp and Grits

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - surf and turf

    We’ve just taken Shrimp and Grits to a whole new level… we’ve made it Surf and Turf! Now that’s some fancy comfort food!

    It combines our popular garlic butter steak bites with plump sautéed shrimp, all atop a bed of creamy blue cheese grits. This is one of our BEST Sunday dinners!

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    21. Carbonnade Flamande

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - carbonnade flamande

    If you’re craving a cozy Sunday stew, this is IT! Carbonnade Flamande is a super hearty beef and beer stew from Belgium. This is one pot sure to satisfy!

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    22. Cochon de Lait

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - cochon de lait

    Cochon de Lait is a delicious pulled pork recipe from Louisiana. Traditionally, it was an all day pig roast event for a crowd. For this recipe, we are going with the crockpot method.

    The end result is succulent Cajun deliciousness…

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    23. Moussaka (Extra Special Sunday Dinner Idea!)

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - moussaka

    Moussaka is an iconic layered eggplant casserole. This Greek version is an amazing comfort food, and is a perfect make ahead Sunday dinner.

    Eggplant, béchamel and a seasoned meat sauce are layered into pure perfection.

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    24. Steak Tacos

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - steak tacos

    We just can’t get enough tacos! How about tender, juicy steak piled high in tortillas with all of your favorite toppings. What could be better than that on a Sunday evening?

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    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.

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    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. Chile Verde

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - chile verde

    Chile Verde – Melt in your mouth tender pork chunks in a flavorful, spicy tomatillo sauce. It’s a great winter warmer, but it’s so good you’ll want it all year long!

    This green chili is a Mexican classic that needs to find its way into your kitchen!

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    28. Gorgonzola Steak Skillet

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - steak skillet

    This Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet is sure to become a new family favorite. It’s a super easy restaurant quality meal that is an absolute flavor bomb!

    We love easy skillet meals, and this one may be the tastiest yet. Steak, mushrooms and gorgonzola are such a classic combo, why not put it all together in one skillet?

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    29. Southern Braised Chicken with Black Eyed Peas

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - southern braised chicken

    Southern Braised Chicken is the newest addition to your comfort food repertoire. It’s hearty and full of cozy flavors.

    With just a few humble ingredients and a few minutes of hands on time, you’ll have a Sunday dinner the whole family is going to love.

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    30. Clam Linguine

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - clam linguine

    Clam Linguine, or Linguine alle Vongole, is an elegant restaurant quality dish. But don’t be intimidated, it’s super easy to make.

    It’s a gorgeous, yet light, pasta in a lemony, garlicky wine sauce. So good!

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    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. Sticky Asian Wings

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - sticky asian chicken wings

    Sticky Asian Wings – If you’ve been looking for a great new chicken wing recipe, this is IT!

    Crispy baked wings, that are tender and juicy inside, are tossed with the ultimate Asian sticky sauce.

    They’re savory and sweet, with just a hint of kick, and get enhanced with a good sprinkling of sesame seeds. These wings are just too good…

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    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 Soup

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - jambalaya soup

    Sometimes Sundays are when you cook some delectable meals. How about this New Orleans classic? Jambalaya is a quintessential one pot recipe with chicken, sausage, shrimp and rice… now in soup form!

    This will be your next comfort food filled to the brim with flavors and deliciousness.

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    35. Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (Great Meatless Sunday Dinner!)

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - stuffed mushrooms

    These big ol’ mushrooms are tender, fleshy goodness stuffed to the brim with everyone’s classic favorite… Caprese!! A simple mix of vibrant cherry tomatoes, gooey mozzarella balls and fresh basil.

    They’re ready in a matter of minutes, all set for that drizzle of balsamic glaze. They’re perfect for when you had a Sunday afternoon cookout and want a lighter dinner.

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    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. Pernil

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - pernil

    Pernil is a famous Puerto Rican pulled pork that tastes divine. It’s perfect alongside some arroz con gandules when you want to impress guests.

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    38. Beef Tagine

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - beef tagine

    Beef Tagine tastes unlike any other beef stew you might have tried before. This Moroccan Beef Stew is hearty and wholesome, slow cooked for hours, resulting in melt in your mouth succulent beef in a sauce that is magic… Magic created by spices and sweet notes from dried fruits.

    Amazing Sunday dinner!

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    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. Gado Gado

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - gado gado

    Gado Gado… meet this Javanese Salad feast. Taste the rainbow on a plate, a medley of different colors, flavors and textures.

    This salad is a complete meal with a good dose of protein, carbs and loads of nutrients on your plate.

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    43. Brunswick Stew

    The 45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas - brunswick stew

    Brunswick stew – a hearty southern dish that’s perfect for chilly nights. If you love barbecue flavors, this is sure to become one of your new favorites.

    It’s loaded with smoked meats, veggies and great seasonings. And best of all, it’s super easy. This will be one of your favorite Sunday dinner ideas when the temperatures dip.

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    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..

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    45 BEST Sunday Dinner Ideas

    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


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