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 is Something for Everyone!
There are Sunday dinner ideas for all sorts of diets too; including gluten-free, keto, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, or paleo. Many of these meal recipes are kid-approved so get them involved in some cooking and preparing. That will guarantee that the Sunday dinner tradition in your home has even more meaning as you create those kitchen memories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. For more recipes, check out High Protein & Low-Carb Recipes.
Keto, Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, or Grain-Free Sunday Dinner Recipes
Vegetarian, Vegan, or Dairy-free Sunday Dinner Recipes
These vegetarian and vegan Sunday dinner recipes will become a new family meal tradition.
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Best Sunday Dinner Comfort Food Recipes
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
- Make your favorite sausage and peppers recipe.
- Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.