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.
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.
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.
Easy Tomato Basil Bruschetta
This traditional bruschetta combines the perfect flavors of fresh Roma tomatoes, sweet basil, salty capers, and pungent garlic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Best Sunday Dinner Comfort Food Recipes
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