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    The 50 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.

    Quick and Easy Sunday Dinners

    Whether you’ve had a big day at the beach, or spent the afternoon working on the house, sometimes you just want something easy for dinner.

    All of these great recipes take 30 minutes or less, yet still have those special weekend vibes.

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Garlic Butter Steak Bites

    Firecracker Salmon

    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: Firecracker Salmon

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Steak Fajitas

    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.

    Get the Recipe: Gigi Hadid Pasta Recipe

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Beijing Beef

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Scallop Pasta

    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?

    Get the Recipe: Steak Skillet

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Gambas al Ajillo

    Baked Sockeye Salmon

    Baked Sockeye Salmon

    This easy Baked Sockeye Salmon recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner, or Sunday company meal!

    It’s brushed with a honey mustard glaze that perfectly compliments the natural flavor of the fish, then baked in foil to keep the flesh moist, and for easy cleanup.

    Get the Recipe: Sockeye Salmon Recipe

    Sunday Dinners to Feed a Crowd

    Having guests or planning a big family dinner? We have you covered!

    The following recipes are all perfect for entertaining. Make a big batch, and get ready for some rave reviews…

    Italian Sunday Gravy (Sunday Sauce)

    Italian Sunday Gravy (Sunday Sauce)

    Ah, Sunday Gravy, the heartwarming Italian-American culinary tradition that turns an ordinary weekend into a delectable feast!! 

    This is quintessential Italian-American comfort food that has not only conquered hearts, but also taste buds across generations. 

    Imagine a rich tomato sauce teeming with a medley of meats like short ribs or spare ribs, meatballs, and sausage simmering for hours, and you have the masterpiece that is Sunday Gravy.

    Get the Recipe: Sunday Gravy


    Jambalaya Pasta.

    Pastalaya, or Jambalaya Pasta, is a super tasty dish featuring shrimp, chicken and sausage smothered in a creamy, cheesy sauce full of Louisiana flavors.

    It’s like everyone’s favorite jambalaya, but with pasta instead of rice. How cool!

    Get the Recipe: Jambalaya Pasta

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Oven Baked Ribs

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Carbonnade Flamande

    Low Country Boil

    Low country boil.

    This Low Country Boil recipe is the best way to feed a crowd! Shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn all boil together in a well seasoned broth.

    Also known as Frogmore Stew, it’s a southern classic that’s meant for a crowd, and is a common sight at outdoor celebrations.

    So grab your biggest pot (and plenty of paper napkins), and get ready to feast!

    Get the Recipe: Low Country Boil

    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…

    Get the Recipe: Steak Pizzaiola

    Coq au Vin

    Coq au Vin

    This Coq au Vin recipe, based off of the dish made famous by Julia Child, is a flavorful stew of chicken and veggies braised in red wine. This one’s a keeper! Another great Sunday dinner that’s enjoyed by whole family.

    Get the Recipe: Coq au Vin

    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.

    Get the Recipe: Brunswick Stew

    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.

    Get the Recipe: Moussaka

    Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

    Ground turkey pasta bake.

    We are giving you an amazing stove to oven to table pasta bake recipe today. When ground turkey is cooked in a deliciously seasoned tomato sauce with lots of veggies and becomes gooey, cheesy and meaty, all enveloped in your favorite pasta… This Ground Turkey Pasta Bake happens!!

    Try this delicious ground turkey recipe for your every day weeknight dinner and see how everyone digs in. Make this pasta bake and feed the crowd, or re-purpose it for several meals.

    They will all ask for it again and again…

    Get the Recipe: Ground Turkey Pasta

    Fun Dinner Ideas

    Just because it’s almost Monday doesn’t mean you can’t keep the fun going! These recipes not only taste great, but they’re sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

    Birria Tacos

    Birria tacos.

    Birria Tacos, AKA Quesabirria, are the ultimate taco experience. If there is a King or Queen of tacos, this is it.

    That moment when you dunk these Beef Birria Tacos into its rich colored consommé and take a big bite…

    All those amazing flavors coming from shredded tender meat mixed in with melty cheese and fried to crunchy perfection, taken to next level when dunked into Birria consommé…

    Get the Recipe: Birria Tacos

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Steak Flatbread

    Loco Moco

    Loco moco.

    Say Aloha to this Hawaiian Favorite, Loco Moco… Now who wouldn’t be a little intrigued by a dish named “Loco Moco”? Let’s get a little taste of Hawaii going on in your kitchen.

    Loco Moco is a fun, yet delicious, thing where a heap of rice is topped with a beef patty, smothered with gravy, and finished with a sunny side up egg. How cool!

    Get the Recipe: Loco Moco


    Greek meatballs.

    Soutzoukakia Smyrneika, or just Soutzoukakia… Sweet dreams are made of these!

    I promise you, these Greek meatballs are much, much easier to cook than trying to pronounce them.

    These plump oblong shaped meatballs are packed with loads of aromatics and fresh herbs, smothered in a cinnamon-y wine enhanced rich tomato sauce.

    Get the Recipe: Soutzoukakia

    Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

    Mediterranean charcuterie board.

    Mediterranean Charcuterie Board or Mezze Platter – a lavish spread that is not just a treat for your taste buds, but a feast for your eyes as well!

    We will tell you how to make a Mezze Platter that will wow your guests the next time you have a get together…

    Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

    Baja Shrimp Tacos

    Baja shrimp tacos.

    These Baja Shrimp Tacos are going to be your new food addiction!

    Imagine plump, beer battered shrimp, crisp coleslaw, creamy avocado and a smoky and tangy chipotle mayo, all nestled in between warm corn tortillas. Just too good!

    You don’t have to wait for Taco Tuesday, these restaurant quality handheld delights are great any day of the week…

    Get the Recipe: Baja Shrimp Tacos

    Classic Sunday Comfort Foods

    Everyone love’s nostalgic comfort foods. The kind of thing you always got excited for when Mom was cooking for dinner.

    These great dinner ideas will take you back to your childhood.

    The BEST Chuck Roast Recipe

     Chuck Roast

    This beef Chuck Roast Recipe is the ideal meal for a special occasion, family get together, or a hearty Sunday dinner. 

    Melt in your mouth tender meat, along with carrots, potatoes and onions, braise low and slow in a perfectly seasoned wine infused broth.

    Get the Recipe: Chuck Roast

    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    Spaghetti with meat sauce.

    Here’s everyone’s childhood favorite, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. It’s such a classic, easy and loved by everyone.

    This recipe is super meaty and saucy at the same time. Everyone will have fun twirling those noodles when this comes to the table.

    The next time someone asks “what’s for dinner?”, tell them “spaghetti” and wait for those smiles…

    Get the Recipe: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

    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.

    Get the Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

    Smothered Chicken

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Smothered Chicken

    Shrimp and Grits

    Shrimp and Grits.

    Once you try just one bite of these Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits, you are going to plan on making this meal again and again.

    Succulent shrimp and smoky andouille sausage are smothered in a savory gravy that tastes out of this world delicious.

    Then, all is piled on top of creamy, cheesy grits. Just perfect…

    Get the Recipe: Shrimp and Grits

    Johnny Marzetti

    Johnny marzetti.

    Johnny Marzetti the quintessential classic vintage casserole of pasta with beefy tomato sauce and melted cheese.

    Some call it American Goulash… some American Chop suey… some spice it up and add beans and call it chili mac. Whatever name you call it, I bet if you are American you have been fed this by your mom or grandma.

    Get the Recipe: Johnny Marzetti

    Great for the Grill

    Nothing says the weekend like the smell of a barbecue grill heating up. These amazing grilling recipes are a great way to wrap up your Sunday.

    Grilled Sausage and Peppers

    Grilled sausage and peppers.

    This Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe is one of our favorite summertime cookout meals!

    Not only is the flavor combination spot on, but it only takes about 20 minutes. And once they’re cooked, these sausage and peppers go with a huge variety of sides.

    So fire up that grill, and get ready for a meal the whole family will love to dig into!

    Get the Recipe: Grilled Sausage and Peppers

    Greek Chicken Souvlaki

    Greek 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!

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Souvlaki

    Jerk Chicken

    Jerk chicken.

    This Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe is dedicated to all of my fellow spice lovers. Marinated in an amazing concoction of ingredients, it’s a total flavor bomb with a customizable level of kick.

    It’s a tropical delight that will totally tickle your taste buds. And you can either grill or bake it, so it’s not only great for cookout season, but all year round.

    If you’re craving big flavors, you need to make jerk chicken tonight!

    Get the Recipe: Jerk Chicken

    Kofta Kebab

    Kofta kebab.

    Often times, the yummiest things are the easiest to cook! Look at these Kofta Kebabs. They might come by with different names… Kefta… Kafta… Kofta…

    All the same juicy and flavor packed kebabs from the Middle East and Mediterranean region. They are the easiest crowd pleasers for your next Mediterranean feast night.

    Get the Recipe: Kofta Kebab

    Peruvian Chicken

    Peruvian CHicken.

    This roasted chicken is a total flavor Bomb! Tender, juicy, beautifully crisped up chicken loaded with awesome bold, delicious flavors. This isn’t your regular rotisserie chicken. Just imagine 10 times more flavorful.

    This my friends is Pollo a la Brasa, the famous Peruvian Chicken, the chicken the whole world slowly started swooning over. All because of the complex and contrasting combinations of tangy, savory, sweet, smoky, citrusy flavors in every single bite.

    Get the Recipe: Peruvian Chicken

    Slow Cooker Sunday Meals

    Want to set it and forget it? Then there’s no better option than your trusty old crock pot!

    You can get these great dinner ideas going in the morning, head out for a day full of fun, then come home to some amazing aromas wafting out of your kitchen!

    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.

    Get the Recipe: Islander Pork

    Crockpot Tuscan Chicken

    Crockpot tuscan chicken.

    Another delicious dish that doesn’t require too much effort is this crockpot Tuscan chicken.

    It uses an amazing parmesan sauce that’s creamy, dreamy, and garlicky, and it has spinach and sundried tomatoes. What’s not to love?

    Get the Recipe: Tuscan Chicken

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Barbacoa Pork

    Cuban Mojo Pork

    Cuban Mojo Pork

    For all the Cuban food lovers, here is a very simple and delicious, yet very iconic Cuban dish, Mojo Pork!!

    Rich and succulent tender shredded pork with amazing flavors created by citrus juice, plenty of garlic and some select herbs. All you are doing is making a quick Mojo Marinade and cooking the pork slow and low for hours, smothered in citrusy Mojo.

    Get the Recipe: Mojo Pork

    Something Exotic for Sunday Dinner

    Want to mix it up? Explore flavors from around the globe with these great recipes.

    Some are quick and easy, some take a bit of love, but all are sure to add a wow factor to your dinner table.

    Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)

    Moqueca (Brazilian Seafood Stew)

    Now, this one is Special Sunday Dinner Idea… Moqueca is a marvelously tasty Brazilian seafood stew, with a decadent coconut milk base.

    Simple ingredients like tomatoes, peppers and pantry staple seasonings, along with a squeeze of lime at the end, all come together to create magic.

    Get the Recipe: Moqueca


    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.

    Get the Recipe: Pernil

    Vietnamese Chicken Curry

    Vietnamese chicken curry.

    A bowl full of light, brothy curry with a golden hue!! Tender chunks of chicken, aromatic spices, some veggies in a luscious coconut milk base infused with lemon grass, garlic and fish sauce. How can that not be delicious?

    Now you have my attention my friends. That’s Cà Ri Gà, or Vietnamese Chicken Curry, for you!! This curry is a perfect example of the intricate balance of flavors that Vietnamese cuisine is famous for.

    Get the Recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Curry

    Peri Peri Chicken

    Peri peri chicken.

    Peri Peri Chicken – the bird that dared to be bold!

    Born from a love affair between Portuguese adventurers and African chilies, Peri Peri Chicken (also known as “Pepper-Pepper” Chicken) has become the life of the global food party.

    Get the Recipe: Peri Peri Chicken

    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!

    Get the Recipe: Beef Tagine

    Thai Shrimp Curry

    Thai Shrimp Curry

    Craving some Thai flavors this Sunday? This easy Thai Shrimp Curry recipe is bursting with layers of great flavor, and is surprisingly easy. Customize the hotness to your own preference.

    Get the Recipe: Thai Shrimp Curry

    Pollo Guisado

    pollo guisado alongside a scoop of white rice on a blue plate

    Pollo Guisado, the beloved chicken dish that everybody from Latin Caribbean islands grew up on. Its dynamics and taste changes from Dominican to Puerto Rican to Cuban.

    This colorful, fall off the bone chicken is caramelized first and then braised in a beautiful sauce. Atop a bed of rice, this is ultimate bliss for many people!

    Get the Recipe: Pollo Guisado

    Carne Guisada

    Carne guisada.

    Stew nights… One of my absolute favorite eat till you drop nights. Let me give you the biggest flavor bomb out of the Caribbean, Carne Guisada, Puerto Rican style.

    So much flavor in every single tender meat chunk. Why not? There is plenty of their famous flavor enhancers like sofrito, Sazon, adobo and olives. Yes, olives.

    All of these are huge game changers for your stew night. Try this delicious hearty beef stew tonight and I know you are going to bookmark this for life.

    Get the Recipe: Carne Guisada

    Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

    Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

    If you’ve had a busy Sunday Funday out and about, try this super quick Lomo Saltado.

    This Lomo Saltado recipe features a unique fusion of Asian stir fry with Latin ingredients. It’s a delicious dish out of Peru that you MUST try!

    Get the Recipe: Lomo Saltado

    Indian Chicken Masala

    bowl of chicken masala alongside rice and roti

    Chicken Masala is a dish that you can find on every Indian restaurant menu. And this version of chicken masala is just irresistibly tasty, super easy, and quick to make.

    Perfect to have with rotis or rice, get ready to experience true deliciousness. It will add some serious flavor to your Sunday dinner.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Masala

    Aren’t all of these Sunday Dinner Ideas 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.

    The 50 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!


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


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