Published on January 8, 2022 / Last updated on February 3, 2022
From cheesy casseroles to classics like pot roast and lasagna, these easy Sunday dinner ideas will help bring the entire family together! Lots of make ahead, slow cooker and Instant Pot options to get dinner on the table with less fuss.
For me, it’s a meal that brings everyone together. These days families can be so busy that anything more than a rushed dinner at the end of a hectic weekday can be hard to come by. That’s why we love these easy dinner recipes!
Over the years I’ve found that cooking something just a bit special on the weekend gives everyone a chance to slow down and enjoy some time together. It’s a wonderful way to reset and start the new week!
Sunday dinners do not need to be complicated to achieve its purpose. In my experience, it just needs to be two things: comfort food and something you wouldn’t typically make during the week.
I’m talking cheesy casseroles, roast chicken, pot roast, and creamy mashed potatoes. Maybe they take a little more time to make but they are always worth it!
Below are some of my favorite ideas, including recipes that are perfect for the slow cooker, instant pot, air fryer, and oven – so matter what your preferred cooking method is, you’re sure to find an easy dinner idea that your family will love.
This easy Meatball Recipe is tender, juicy and flavorful! Bake them, fry them, or slow cook — they work with any sauce you enjoy!
See the step by step video in the post to see how they're made.
Slow Cooker Sunday Dinner Ideas
These Sunday dinners are the ones that most likely come to mind when you think comfort food. I'm talking pot roast, meatloaf, and chicken and dumplings. But, unlike the traditional time-consuming recipes, there are all made easy with the help of your Slow Cooker!
With this crockpot recipe, there's no need to spend over an hour watching the stove. Just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and enjoy fluffy dumplings and tender chicken, plus veggies to make it a complete meal.
This Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew is bound to be your new favorite winter comfort food! It’s hearty, creamy, cheesy and loaded with vegetables! The crockpot makes it an easy weeknight meal.
Instant Pot Sunday Dinners
Like the slow cooker, many of these Instant Pot recipes are a matter of adding the ingredients and letting the Instant Pot do its thing – though in this case, it’s much less time than using a slow cooker. The Instant Pot recipes featured below include many classic dishes, like spaghetti and glazed ham, made easier and healthier.
Make both your main course and side dish at the same time with this Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes recipe. Creamy mashed potatoes and moist, flavorful meatloaf make the ultimate comfort food.
With a creamy sauce made seasoned with Italian herbs and peppers, you can serve this Italian chicken over your choice of pasta, rice, or potatoes.
Sunday Dinner Casseroles
Is there anything that says “comfort food” better than a casserole? Sometimes what you really need for Sunday dinner is a warm, cheesy casserole that the whole family will want to dig into. I picked some of my favorite casseroles that are always a hit when I serve them up in my house!
This Hashbrown Casserole is a classic side dish that takes 10 minute to prep! Hashbrown potatoes are baked in a rich and creamy sauce, topped with melty cheddar cheese, and finished off with a buttery, crunchy Corn Flake topping.
This Easy Lasagna recipe is made with oven ready lasagna noodles, jarred tomato sauce and a couple special ingredients that bring LOADS of flavor! Includes step by step recipe video so you can make this simple lasagna at home.
If you're looking for straight-up comfort food, look no further than this cheesy ham and potato casserole. As expected, it's loaded with both ham and cheese, as well as a creamy sauce, for the ultimate comfort food casserole.
My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!