8 Easy Sunday Dinner Ideas The Family Will Love
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Out of Ideas? 8 Easy Sunday Dinner Recipes the Family Will Love

April 18, 2024 at 9:42 PM PST
Recipes Sunday Dinner Ideas

Out of Ideas? 8 Easy Sunday Dinner Recipes the Family Will Love

April 18, 2024 at 9:42 PM PST

Creating fond memories with your loved ones is the best part of life. Sitting around the table laughing, talking and eating good food should be cherished. However, getting the whole family together for a Sunday dinner isn’t always the easiest task due to opposing schedules, kids’ sports, work obligations and other life issues. Whether you want to cook a simple dinner for your large family or just a few family members, there are so many easy and quick dinner combinations. From comfort food to pasta dishes to dishes that feed a lot of people, here are eight easy Sunday Dinner ideas to make for the whole family.

Vodka Pasta and Chicken

Vodka pasta and chicken is one of the easiest Sunday dinner ideas that can feed a lot of people. Pictured: Tomato pasta

For the Pasta:

  • Rigatoni Pasta
  • Tomato Paste
  • Fresh Parmesan
  • Vodka
  • Diced Onions
  • Minced Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Heavy Cream or Half & Half
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • Butter

For the Chicken:

  • Chicken
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • Parmesan

Pasta is an easy dish that can feed a lot of people. Make a large vodka pasta dish with fried chicken cutlets to go with it. To make your vodka pasta, you’ll want to start by boiling your pasta water and making your sauce. Add some olive oil to a pan and cook your onions. Add your garlic and cook for a few seconds before adding some tomato paste. Cook the tomato past down for about a minute before deglazing with a shot of vodka. Cook the alcohol down while continuing to stir, then pour in your heavy cream and a little bit of your pasta water. Stir and cook until the mixture thickens. Add your seasonings and some freshly grated parmesan. Add some cold slices of butter and stir, then add your pasta in to let it cook in the sauce.

To cook your chicken, you’re going to want to shallow fry it. Start by flattening and washing your chicken and seasoning it. Season your flour and bread crumbs with your seasonings, while adding a little bit of grated parmesan to your panko seasoning. Heat up your vegetable oil in a pan. Beat a few eggs, then once your oil is up to temperature, it’s time to start frying. Dip your chicken in the egg, then in the flour, then back in the egg wash, then in your panko bread crumbs. Fry until both sides and the inside are well-cooked.

Plate your vodka pasta and garnish with some freshly grated parmesan, red pepper flakes and parsley. Cut your chicken into slices and add it on top of the pasta. Grate more parmesan on top of your chicken. Now your family has a delicious and filling meal.

Soul Food Sunday

Use a soul food theme for your next easy Sunday dinner idea. Pictured: soul food

What You’ll Need:

  • Fried Chicken
  • Yams
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Collard Greens
  • Cornbread
  • A dessert of your choice

If your family loves soul food and wants something filling for dinner, try this easy Sunday dinner. Either have everyone bring an assigned dish or use a restaurant or catering company for the food. If you’re feeling up to cooking an entire soul food dinner, that’s always an option as well. Switch up the combinations to cater to what you and your family want to eat.

Surf and Turf Dinner

A surf and turf dinner is the perfect Sunday dinner idea. Pictured: Steak

What You’ll Need:

  • Steak
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • Mashed Potatoes, Pasta, Rice, or a side dish of your choice

If you’re looking for a more expensive but easy option, a surf and turf dinner is the way to go. Grab some steak and cook it to your liking. Cook your lobster, shrimp and side of your choice and serve your surf and turf dinner family style. This Sunday dinner idea will have your family wanting to get together every Sunday.

Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a classic southern meal and an easy Sunday dinner idea. Pictured: Shrimp and grits

What You’ll Need:

  • Shrimp
  • Grits
  • Heavy Cream
  • Chicken Broth
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Shredded Cheese (Cheddar or Gouda)
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • Sausage (optional)
  • Butter
  • Chopped Bacon (optional)

For your next easy Sunday dinner idea, make some shrimp and grits. This dinner idea is enough to feed a large group of people and isn’t as expensive. Start by seasoning your shrimp and cooking it. To make your grits, combine chicken broth, heavy cream and water in a pot and let it boil. Add your grits in and stir, reduce your heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes. While that’s cooking, cook your sausage and bacon and chop up the bacon into small pieces. Once the grits are done cooking, add your butter, salt and pepper and cheese. Plate your grits, add the shrimp on top and serve.

Hibachi Style Dinner

Do a hibachi style dinner for an easy and quick sunday dinner idea. Pictured: Fried rice

What You’ll Need:

  • Day Old Rice
  • Frozen Vegetables (peas, carrots, zucchini, squash or broccoli)
  • Diced Onions
  • Eggs
  • Soy Sauce
  • Minced Garlic
  • Meat of your choice: chicken, steak, shrimp or scallops
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • Avocado Oil
  • Sesame Oil

How to Make Yum Yum Sauce:

  • Mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sugar
  • Melted Butter
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Water

A Hibachi-style dinner is a great Sunday dinner idea to feed the whole family. Start by cooking your rice, frozen vegetables and onions in some avocado oil. Season the meat of your choice and cook it in a separate pan. Add your meat and some minced garlic to your rice pan. Scramble your eggs and cook them in the same pan, continuously stirring the rice, egg, meat and vegetables. Finish off your rice with some soy sauce and sesame oil and serve to everyone. To make your yum yum sauce, add all of your ingredients in a bowl and stir. Serve the sauce on the side with the Hibachi meal.

Ramen Lovers Dinner

Ramen is a cheap and easy sunday dinner idea that feeds a lot of people. Pictured: Ramen

What You’ll Need:

  • Ramen Noodles
  • Broth of your choice (chicken, vegetable, beef. etc.)
  • Egg
  • Sesame Oil
  • Grated Ginger
  • Grated Garlic
  • Water
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Chives
  • Kale
  • Shredded Carrots
  • Sriracha
  • Meat of your choice (optional): Shrimp, Beef, Fried Chicken Cutlet

In a large skillet over medium heat, fry up your ginger and garlic with some sesame oil. Add your broth and water to the pot, then add the mushrooms and let that simmer for a few minutes. Boil your egg to a soft boil in a separate pot. Add your noodles and chives to your broth pot and let that simmer until the noodles are fully cooked. Turn the heat down and add your kale and shredded carrots. Serve each bowl of ramen with some kale, carrots and your soft-boiled egg. Top with a little bit of sriracha. If you want to add some meat to your ramen, choose your choice of meat to cook. This is one of the easiest Sunday dinner ideas and can be made in just a few minutes.

Burgers and Fries

For an easy Sunday dinner idea, grill some burgers with some fries and add a toppings station. Pictured: Burger and fries

What You’ll Need:

  • Ground Beef
  • Burger Seasoning
  • Burger Buns
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Grilled Onions
  • Pickles
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Fries

For those looking for something easy, inexpensive and quick, make this easy Sunday dinner idea. Season and cook your burgers and grilled onions, then set up all of your toppings on the table for people to grab. For your fries, take a few bags of frozen fries and fry them in some oil or using your air fryer. You can make your fries from scratch by cutting a few potatoes. Season your fries and enjoy your burgers and fries Sunday dinner.

Easy Salmon Dinner

Pair salmon with a side and a vegetable for an easy and healthy Sunday dinner idea. Pictured: Salmon

What You’ll Need:

  • Salmon Filets
  • Seasoning
  • Avocado Oil
  • Choice of Side: Mashed Potatoes, Rice, Couscous, etc.
  • Choice of Vegetable: Broccolini, Asparagus, Green Beans, etc.

For another easy Sunday dinner idea, make some salmon and a side and a vegetable to go with it. Season your salmon filets and cook them in a pan with oil or in your air fryer or oven. Serve with a side and a vegetable.



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