21 Sunday Dinner Ideas

January 27, 2024
Amanda [Writer]

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Do you need a few great Sunday dinner ideas? These delicious dinners are perfect for a Sunday night! They are flavorful, bold and will allow you to have a little weekend fun in the kitchen.

21 Sunday Dinner Ideas

Traditional Sunday dinners are something I prioritize for my family which is why I have some many Sunday dinner ideas to share. I love inviting my extended family over for a big meal and sitting down at the table together. Good food brings people together and these bold, flavorful recipes are perfect for making a Sunday dinner truly memorable.

Jerk Whole Roast Chicken on a serving platter surrounded by chopped vegetables

Best Dinners to Make on Sunday

I love making dinner on Sundays. It is a little less hectic than weekday dinners. Plus, I'm able to spend some more time in the kitchen making delicious, south-soothing food for my family. A lot of my favorite Sunday dinner recipes are cooked, roasted, or have lots of flavorful ingredients. I go all out on the weekends! 

Of course, sometimes the weekend can also be a little busy. But I still want to make a family meal that will bring everyone to the table. So, I have a lot of crockpot recipes and some Instant pot meals that are amazing family dinner recipes. I do admit that sometimes easy Sunday dinner ideas are needed! 

Take a look at all of these Sunday dinners and I know you will find something the whole family will love. I also have some great Sunday dinner ideas for two if you are looking for a tasty meal for a date night! And some recipes for just a solo cooking project to treat yourself. The bottom line is that Sunday is perfect for a real, homemade dinner. 

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Sunday Night Dinner Ideas

Get ready to discover some amazing ideas for Sunday dinner. From classics to new dishes, I have plenty of options for you to try.

Closeup of Loaded Potatoes with Spicy Beans

Loaded Potatoes with Spicy Beans

Vegans (and non-vegans) should not miss out on the deliciousness that nachos offer and my Loaded Potatoes with Spicy Beans are the perfect solution! A delicious Buffalo + Garlic combo sauce atop tender roasted potatoes, roasted tomatoes, poblano peppers, sweet pepper, and beans turns this dish into the perfect healthy comfort food for the entire family. This is why I love sheet pan meals on Sundays!

Up close shot of chicken and dumplings on a brown wood table with spoon.

Spicy One-Pot Jerk Chicken and Dumplings

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with a Jamaican flare through our Spicy One-Pot Jerk Chicken and Dumplings recipe! Think tender, succulent chicken breasts infused with warming jerk seasoning, mingling with onion, carrots, and bell peppers, all topped with fluffy homemade dumplings. This meal brings all the homey, cozy aromas that fill the house--- promising a flavor explosion in JUST one pot! 

Rasta pasta in a black skillet with spoon.

Creamy Jamaican Rasta Pasta

Make a simple and comforting one-pot Creamy Jamaican Rasta Pasta for a weeknight dinner that comes enriched with spicy jerk flavors, bell peppers, and a thick, cheesy sauce----much like the traditional version. Dairy-free, Vegan, and Gluten-free options.

Creamy tilapia in black skillet with thyme sprigs and lemon.

Creamy Lemon Garlic Herb Tilapia

Restaurant-quality dinners made in just a short time is possible with this Creamy Lemon Garlic Herb Tilapia recipe. This easy dish comes together in just under 30 minutes and is packed with hearty kale, citrus, well seasoned tilapia, in addition to lots of fresh garlic for a real burst of flavor for the entire family!

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Marry Me Tuscan Chicken Soup

Relish in the flavors of major Tuscan flavors with my 'Marry Me’ Tuscan Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe! This soup is sure to keep you warm and comforted throughout the cooler months of the year and you're guaranteed to be satisfied. 

Overhead shot of a Sheet Pan of Garlic Herb Salmon, Lobster, and Veggies

Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Salmon, Lobster + Veggies

This Sheet Pan Garlic Herb Salmon, Lobster, + Veggies recipe is the perfect easy weeknight meal for the entire family! Baby potatoes, broccolini, corn, and tomatoes, all roasted alongside Salmon and Lobster tails.

Also, the dish is entirely coated in a garlic herbed seasoning; Everything is jam-packed with bold flavor and packed with heart-healthy Omega-3 fats and lean protein. This flavorful dish will be a hit in your house and you'll love how simple it is to prepare and clean up afterward. 

Up close shot of plant-based oxtail in a skillet with spoon.

Plant Based Jamaican Oxtail Recipe

You're sure to love this Plant-based Jamaican Oxtail Recipe which is the best rendition of the authentic traditional oxtail dish! Also, it's with a marinated jackfruit base, this dish is the perfect melt-in-your-mouth, tender, jam-packed with flavor lunch or dinner option for the entire family.

Then, everything is tossed together over the stovetop and packed with bell peppers, ginger, onion, garlic, scallion, butter beans, carrots, thyme, seasonings, and a kick of heat from the scotch bonnet-----this recipe is a guaranteed new staple for those who enjoy a bit of meatless nostalgic comfort.

Up close shot of baked mac and cheese in a skillet with a spoon.

Baked White Mac + Cheese With Bacon

Indulge in the ultimate comfort with our Baked White Mac + Cheese with Bacon--- Perfect as a main dish or it also makes a standout side on any table! Creamy, dreamy, and loaded with irresistible flavors that make it a cheesy delight you won't want to miss!

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Vegan Lasagna Soup

This Delicious Vegan Lasagna Soup is sure to keep you warm and comforted throughout the cooler months of the year. You're guaranteed to be satisfied. A great weeknight option or weekend addition, this soup boasts of it’s major flavor factor and it also comes loaded with tender lasagna noodles, bold tomato flavor, seasonings + herbs, chopped kale, and a nice gooey cheese topping that comes entirely dairy-free + vegan. In addition, I have some Gluten-Free + Slow Cooker options.

Southern-Style Cajun Pasta with Pecan Breadcrumbs on a plate with silverware

Southern-Style Cajun Pasta with Pecan Breadcrumbs

This Vegan Southern-Style Cajun Pasta is topped with buttery pecan breadcrumbs and a creamy dairy-free + vegan cajun-infused parmesan sauce. And easy, quick family-friendly meal for any night of the week. Gluten-free + Nut-free options.

Pan of Creamy Cajun Chicken Orzo

One Skillet Creamy Cajun Chicken Orzo

Indulge in the flavors of this One Skillet Creamy Cajun Chicken Orzo---a guaranteed family staple! Using homemade cajun seasoning, chicken stock, heavy cream, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan, orzo, and kale, this decadent chicken dish comes together in a flash, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. Plus, you only need one skillet! Even the kids will love this creamy chicken!

Wooden spoon in a pan of Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

Authentic Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

Make the best Authentic Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken with real Caribbean and island flavors from fresh herbs, veggies, browning seasoning and a few must-have seasonings. This rich stew is sure to become a family favorite as a Sunday dinner idea. In addition, all those delicious cooking aromas will make your house smell amazing!

Overhead shot of a pan of Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Kale, and Cauliflower Rice

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Kale + Cauliflower Rice

This Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Kale + Cauliflower Rice recipe is the perfect one-pot meal for the entire family. Completely packed with bold, spicy cajun flavor, this recipe includes a tender "rice-like" cauliflower base and comes topped with colossal well-seasoned shrimp and tender tomatoes, that will leave you having more than just a few bites!

Bowls of Quinoa Veggie Soup and bread.

Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup

This Slow Cooker Quinoa Veggie Soup recipe is truly a delicious meal for those not so warm days. The warmth of great flavors and succulent taste of the individual veggies marrying together, makes this bowl of goodness completely irresistible.

Loaded with quinoa, kale, tomatoes, carrots, onions, white beans; this recipe reminds you of the reason why eating your veggies (by themselves!) isn't such a bad idea after all. Not to mention, everything is made in a slow cooker, which means that you can easily set it and forget it!

Overhead shot of a Jerk Whole Roast Chicken

Jerk Whole Roast Chicken

This delicious Jerk Whole Roast Chicken is a show-stopping whole bird that comes well seasoned + marinated and glazed with a sweet-spicy maple syrup jerk sauce. Serve this whole chicken for Thanksgiving, the holidays or any weeknight will be a real treat for everyone involved. In addition, I have some brine and make ahead options.

Chicken breasts in a skillet, half sliced with a gold spoon.

Hot Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

Savor the irresistible flavors of my Hot Honey Baked Chicken Breasts. These juicy, tender chicken breasts are perfectly seasoned and glazed with a homemade sweet and then spicy hot honey sauce, boasting a delightful garlicky undertone that's truly mouthwatering. It's the perfect dish for a delicious weeknight dinner to share with family and friends. 

Stuffed baked shells in a baking dish with wooden spoon.

Skillet Tuscan Pumpkin Stuffed Shells

Elevate your pasta night with this Skillet Tuscan Pumpkin Stuffed Shells. This recipe fuses the rustic charm of Tuscan flavors with the cozy essence of fall, all cooked up in a single, delicious skillet. Featuring jumbo pasta shells filled with a creamy blend of creamy pumpkin, gooey golden mozzarella cheese, sundried tomatoes + kale. It's a harmonious marriage of rich, savory flavors, which make it the perfect fall weeknight comfort food.

Overhead shot of a bowl of Vegan Meat Sauce on Gnocchi with forks

Vegan Meat Sauce + Gnocchi

The Best Vegan Meat Sauce + Gnocchi is a great rendition of it's traditional counterpart------entirely rich, hearty, and vegetable-packed, this dinner is perfect for Meatless Monday or any night of the week for that matter! I love it as a big Sunday dinner, too.

Chicken pasta with a white plate with a knife and fork with garlic and herbs as garnish.

Creamy Blackened Chicken Rigatoni Pasta

Creamy Blackened Chicken Rigatoni Pasta--Imagine tender blackened chicken, kissed by bold spices, nestled in a velvety creamy sauce, all twirled around hearty rigatoni pasta. This recipe is full flavors and textures that'll leave you craving more. In addition, it's great for the whole family!

Spoon in a bowl of plant-based Cheddar Carrot Apple Soup

Cheddar Carrot Apple Soup

Indulge in the velvety richness of our Plant-based Cheddar Carrot Apple Soup, a delightful blend of roasted carrots, savory herbs, and the creamy goodness of coconut milk. This dairy-free delight promises a comforting bowl of warmth, boasting an irresistibly smooth + cheesy texture.

Serving utensils lifting a Cranberry Maple Roast Chicken out of a Dutch oven

Cranberry Maple Roast Chicken

This stunning Cranberry Maple Roast Chicken is a show-stopping whole bird brined in herby brine and glazed with a sweet-tart maple syrup sauce. Serve this whole chicken for Thanksgiving, the holidays or any weeknight.

Easy Dinners to Make on Sunday

I hope you love these Sunday dinner ideas and give some of them a try. I know you will love each one and they will help you have a little bit of fun while creating amazing comfort foods. Let me know your favorite recipes!


If you tried any of these recipes on my website, please please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you go in the 📝 comments below. I love hearing from you.

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