Best Sunday Dinner Comfort Food Recipes

Sunday is a great day to cook a wonderful dinner and share a meal together with family and friends.  Sunday dinners are all about comfort foods and often slow-cooked entrees that everyone loves.  Having the day to prepare great appetizers, sides, entrees, and desserts for a multiple-course homecooked meal is a satisfying and delicious way to bring people together. The key is to make Sunday dinner recipes that are crowd-pleasing and simple.  

I am sharing my favorite recipes to cook and serve for a traditional Sunday night dinner. All of these recipes are tasty homemade classics great to make for family and friends which are ideal dinner ideas for a Sunday night.  Even though many recipes have a serving size of 4-6 they all can be doubled or tripled easily and still turn out perfect when hosting a crowd.  There are Sunday dinner ideas for all sorts of diets too; including gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, or paleo. 

 

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What is a Traditional Sunday Dinner

It is believed to have started in the UK with a traditional Sunday roast.  But Sunday dinner is a tradition in many countries and cultures.  For example, my Italian family has sat around many Sunday suppers that typically included antipasti, pasta with a slow-cooked Sunday gravy “sauce/ragu”, some sort of meat like sausages/meatballs/roast, bread, salad, and lots of fruit and wine for dessert. Italian Sunday dinners are a big part of a family and some of these recipes are perfect to serve. 

An American family meal on Sunday can vary based on which part of the country the family is living in and/or their heritage. For instance, in the South, it may include soul food like cornbread, greens, fried catfish, baked mac & cheese, and cobbler.   Therefore, I have included a list of the best Sunday supper ideas that include comfort foods, including many ethnic recipes; Italian, Mexican, Indian, and more. 

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Sunday Dinner Appetizers & Drinks

Here are the best appetizers that are ideal to make and serve for your next Sunday supper.  Choose one or more depending on how many you are feeding and what the rest of your dinner menu is. I have also included a few cocktails that you may want to add as well and serve your guests. 

Best Cream Cheese Appetizers
The best cream cheese appetizers are here no matter what your taste or diet is.  There is something for everyone to love with these homemade hors devours.  These recipes offer a variety that includes those with meat, for vegetarians, great dips, hearty cheese balls, and all are killer recipes. 
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Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta
This traditional bruschetta combines the perfect flavors of fresh Roma tomatoes, sweet basil, salty capers, and pungent garlic.
Check out this recipe
Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta The Short Order Cook

 

Southern Pimento Cheese
Pimento (pimiento) Cheese is a true Southern staple for any get-together. This classic recipe is a crowd-pleaser and my version has only a bit of mayo but all the creaminess. This easy appetizer is wonderful for keto, low-carb, and gluten-free diets.
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Southern Pimento Cheese

 

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher
Making mojitos by the pitcher with limes and mint is the perfect easy recipe for a crowd.
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Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

 

Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule
A refreshing and spicy twist on a Moscow Mule that includes jalapenos and basil. A wonderful vodka cocktail that is an easy recipe and a crowd-pleaser.
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Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule

 

TEQUILA SUNRISE COCKTAIL: TWO UNIQUE TWISTS ON A CLASSIC
A gorgeous colorful cocktail with tequila, citrus juices, and grenadine.
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Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

 

Sunday Dinner Soups, Salads & Side Dishes 

Here are the best soups, salads, and side dishes that are tasty to make and serve for your next Sunday supper.  Choose one or more depending on how many you are feeding and what the rest of your dinner menu is.  Make these a first course or side since they all go well with Sunday dinner.   The salads are great summer Sunday dinner recipe ideas for when you do not want to cook or heat up the house. 

 

Pot Pie Soup
Homemade creamy pot pie soup is an easy recipe that is tasty with any savory protein filling like chicken, turkey, beef, or a vegetarian option.
Check out this recipe
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
The flavors of this chicken tortilla soup are rich and deep thanks to the slow cooker process.
Check out this recipe
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

Butternut Squash, Apple, and Kale Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
Butternut squash and kale make the perfect Fall salad. The crunchy pecans, crisp apples, sweet raisins, and roasted butternut squash make the most amazing Autumn harvest salad recipe.
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Butternut Squash, Apple, and Kale Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

 

Pomegranate Spinach Salad with Pears & Goat Cheese
Beautiful green spinach is dressed with tangy creamy goat cheese, tart crunchy pomegranates, and juicy pears.
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POMEGRANATE SPINACH SALAD WITH PEARS AND GOAT CHEESE

 

French Potato Salad
Tender potatoes in a Champagne dijon vinaigrette with fresh herbs is bright, tangy, and crowd-pleasing.
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French Potato Salad

 

Antipasto Rice Salad
Rice paired with antipasto ingredients like salami, mozzarella, and olives are mixed with Italian dressing for a wonderful gluten-free salad alternative to pasta salad.
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Antipasto Rice Salad

 

Amazing Roasted Green Beans with Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning
These delicious but easy green beans will be a family favorite. The nutty sesame seasoning that includes garlic and onion adds so much flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Ciabatta Bread
Homemade rustic Italian bread has a crispy crust and a tender chewy inside.
Check out this recipe
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Easy Homemade Soft Dinner Rolls
The best soft homemade dinner rolls baked using yeast are easy to make. These rolls are delicious and enjoyed best when warm straight out of the oven.
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Freshly baked easy homemade soft dinner rolls

 

Instant Pot Ranch Salt Potatoes
Tender bite-sized potatoes are tossed with butter and ranch seasoning for a family favorite. These salt-crusted electric pressure cooker potatoes are easy and the best side dish recipe.
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Instant Pot Ranch Salt Potatoes

 

Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
Tastes just like the flavorful, bright, and fluffy Mexican rice you get in your favorite authentic Mexican restaurant.
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Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

 

Sunday Dinner Entrees

Here are the best main dishes that are great dinner ideas for Sunday night.  There are comfort food classics and a variety of international flavors on this list.  Some are simple to make and go in a CrockPot or Instant Pot for the ultimate in lazy Sunday dinner ideas. Others are traditional recipes that may be staples in your family already but have a new twist to try.  

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken cacciatore is an easy slow cooker recipe that is hearty, tasty, and perfect for a weeknight dinner. This Crockpot cacciatore recipe is so easy and results in a rich tomato sauce packed with vegetables, chicken, and flavor.
Check out this recipe
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

 

Slow Cooker Corned Beef
Slow cooker corned beef is an easy way to prepare this St Patrick’s Day classic holiday recipe. It is also wonderful to enjoy this any time of year. Simply dump a few ingredients into the CrockPot and soon the best juicy brisket is ready.
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Slow Cooker Beef & Bacon Chili
Velvety slow-cooked beef is simmered in spices and finished with crispy bacon for the ultimate keto comfort food.
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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
This slow cooker Salisbury steak recipe is easy, tasty, and simply the best. The creamy mushroom gravy is so rich and comforts the soul.  
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Paleo Greek Chicken Thighs
Juicy chicken thighs browned in a cast iron pan and cooked in a wonderful lemon sauce with Greek ingredients like olives, capers, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. A bright and flavorful easy one-pan meal that anyone on a paleo, gluten-free, keto, low-carb, or Whole30 diet.
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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Spaghetti
Chicken spaghetti in the Instant Pot is a quick and easy recipe. This one-pot chicken and pasta recipe is comforting and delicious.  
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Instant Pot Short Ribs with Gravy
Comforting short ribs braised until tender in the Instant Pot and then smothered in rich red wine gravy. An easy weeknight dinner with lots of protein, low-carb, and so delicious.
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Instant Pot Short Ribs with Gravy

 

Italian Chicken Drumsticks
This recipe for authentic Italian chicken drumsticks is bursting with flavor thanks to an easy lemon, garlic, and herb marinade.
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Italian Chicken Drumsticks

 

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Cutlets
Thin chicken breast cutlets coated in parmesan and almond flour and fried crispy for a great keto-friendly and grain-free main dish.
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crispy parmesan chicken cutlets

 

Instant Pot Italian Sausage & Peppers
Instant Pot Italian sausage and peppers is a quick & easy recipe. They are great for sandwiches or as is for the best keto, low-carb, or gluten-free meal. This Instant Pot sausage and pepper recipe is done in one pot and is complete in just 20-minutes. 
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Sunday Dinner Desserts

Here are the best desserts to make and serve for your next Sunday supper.  Choose one or more depending on how many you are feeding and what the rest of your dinner menu is. There is no better way to end a Sunday dinner than with a sweet treat from this list of recipes. 

 

Old-Fashioned Peach and Strawberry Cobbler
Homemade peach and strawberry cobbler made in a cast-iron skillet is a classic American recipe. Fresh fruit and a biscuit topping make this the best old-fashioned dessert.
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Fresh Strawberry Mousse Parfait
Fresh strawberry mousse is an easy parfait dessert. It’s light and healthy with mounds of yummy berry whipped cream and puree layer making for a great no-bake recipe. 
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Caramelized Apple Hand Pies
Delicious homemade caramelized apple hand pies are easy to make. These fried apple pies are flaky, sweet, and have the perfect hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
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Brown Sugar Caramel Apple Pie
Gooey rich caramel and sweet brown sugar crumbles elevate apple pie to a new level.
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Brown Sugar Caramel Apple Pie

 

Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)
The perfect gluten-free cheesecake that is easy to bake and does not require a springform pan.
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Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)

 

Salted Caramel Espresso Martini
Salted caramel espresso martinis are a perfectly rich, sweet, and creamy vodka cocktail recipe. Like a combination of a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato and a Kahlua White Russian.
Check out this recipe
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Sunday Dinner Ideas for Special Diets

All these recipes are great for Sunday suppers and ideal for those following a special diet or lifestyle. This list of the best keto, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or vegan diets.

Keto, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, or Grain-Free Sunday Dinner Recipes

Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This restaurant-quality low-carb keto cream of mushroom soup is easy to make and simply delicious. The creamy texture with sherry creates a rich velvety mushroom soup that is so much better than any Campbell’s condensed version you can buy. 
Check out this recipe
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Low-Carb Keto Creamed Spinach Casserole
Creamed spinach is a tasty low-carb steakhouse restaurant favorite. This easy keto recipe is the best spinach casserole side dish.
Check out this recipe
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Keto Cornbread Chaffles
Cornbread chaffles made with almond flour are the best Mini Dash keto waffle recipe. A savory low-carb & gluten-free side for chili, soup, or salad.
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Best Keto Chicken Enchiladas
The best chicken enchilada recipe is a low-carb and keto dream thanks to the Crepini egg thins. Stuffed with chicken, cheese, and sour cream to satisfy everyone.  
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Beautifully baked keto chicken enchiladas with Crepini egg thins

 

LOW CARB KETO LASAGNA WITH CREPINI
Lasagna that is as authentic as nonnie would make but only 4 net carbs each serving!
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crepini keto lasagna

 

GRAIN-FREE FRIED CHICKEN NUGGETS
Chicken nuggets have never been more easy or delicious to make homemade thanks to this quick grain-free coating. Keto, low-carb, & gluten-free too! 
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Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi with Tomatoes & Zucchini
This quick and easy sheet pan recipe is the best garlic, butter, and lemon shrimp scampi with tomatoes and zucchini. A wonderful low-carb weeknight dinner that the whole family will love
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Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi w tomatoes & zucchini

 

Vegetarian, Vegan, or Dairy-free Sunday Dinner Recipes

These vegetarian and vegan Sunday dinner recipes will become a new family meal tradition. 

Crispy Baked Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Crispy oven-baked marinated artichoke hearts is the easiest recipe ever. It is so simple to cook marinated, canned, or frozen artichoke hearts in the oven on high heat to get a crispy outside and a tender inside. They're best as an appetizer, healthy snack, salad pizza topping, or side dish. Artichoke hearts are a wonderful cracker or chip replacement that makes a good gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, and keto dipper.
Check out this recipe
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Vegetarian Rice Soup
An easy vegetable rice soup that is vegetarian and full of flavor. This recipe uses vegetable broth, fresh vegetables, tomatoes, rice, and seasonings for a hearty vegan soup that everyone will love.
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Zucchini, Chickpea, and Potato Curry
This vegan Indian curry recipe is full of zucchini (courgette), chickpeas (garbanzo beans), and potatoes. This coconut milk curry is medium spiced and has a rich savory flavor that is velvety and satisfying. 
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Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup
Sweet, creamy, and rich butternut squash soup is comfort in a bowl.
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Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

 

 

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Best Sunday Dinner Comfort Food Recipes

Angela
If you are trying to figure out what to cook for Sunday dinner this list is exactly what you are looking for. These comfort food, slow-cooked, and homemade recipes are the best recipes to make and serve for your next Sunday supper with friends and family.
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Drinks, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Indian, Italian, Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Try any of the recipes listed above such as:

  • Salisbury Steak
  • Keto Lasagna
  • Short Ribs with Gravy
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Homemade Ciabatta
  • Apple Pie
  • Cornbread Chaffles
  • Keto Mushroom Soup
  • Crustless Cheesecake

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite sausage and peppers recipe.
  • Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword crock pot, crowd-pleasing, entertaining, from-scratch, gluten-free, grain-free, homemade, instant pot, keto, kid favorite, paleo, slow cooker, Spring, vegetarian, pasta, healthy, vegan

 


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