35 Cozy Sunday Dinner Ideas

For many in the Monday to Friday crowd, Sunday evening eases us out of the weekend while setting the tone for the week ahead. What better reason to tuck into these relaxed, comfort-food meals! Here are over 30 cozy Sunday dinner ideas sure to recharge you for the week ahead.

Main Dishes

Whether you’re going all out with a Sunday Roast, or simply keeping cozy with a warm bowl of chili, these hearty main dishes that are sure to ward off those Sunday scaries.

braised pot roast in a white braiser

The Best Dutch Oven Pot Roast Recipe


A classic Sunday roast like your favorite pub version, only better! Prepared in a Dutch Oven, this cozy pot roast is braised in a delicious garlic, mushroom and herb wine sauce.

Mustard Pork Loin Roast on top of a layer of couscous

Mustard Pork Loin Roast

Sundays and roasts belong together, and this is one pork roast recipe you won’t want to miss! This tender and juicy pork loin is prepped with a sauce made from 3 favorite kinds of mustard, for a bold & tasty kick.

An incredibly comforting and rich beer braised pot roast. It is cozy AF and you'll literally want bowls of it in the chilly months! #beerbraised #potroast #slowcooking #lowandslow #beef #roastrecipe

Cozy AF Beer Braised Pot Roast


Loads of spices and the addition of brown ale bring all the flavor to this incredible beer-braised roast! Cooked with carrots and onions, this cozy one-pot dish is perfect for an easy Sunday.

Instant Pot Pot Roast on a plate with carrots and potatoes

Instant Pot Pot Roast


An effortless Sunday pot roast that’s ready in a flash! Tender, fall-apart beef makes this comforting roast delicious, and cooking it along with carrots and potatoes in the Instant Pot makes it an easy one-pot recipe, too!

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Roasted Veggie Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

Meatloaf is such a quintessential retro comfort food, and this recipe for a rich and healthier version with ground beef and roasted vegetables definitely lives up to the hype!

Bangers and Mash in a dark bowl on a wooden surface with a freshly poured Guinness in the background.

Bangers & Mash with Guinness Gravy | No Onions


A classic St. Patrick’s Day meal that makes a perfect comfort food on any given Sunday, too! A combination of sausages and mashed potatoes are topped with a rich homemade Guinness gravy that’s too delicious to resist.

French Dip Sandwich dipping into au jus gravy

French Dip Sandwich

An easy recipe for juicy French dip sandwiches that’s perfect to whip up on a Sunday evening. Succulent roast beef is packed between fluffy rolls, dipped in au jus in this cozy, tasty and kid-friendly meal idea.

A dutch oven full of chicken stew garnished with finely chopped herbs on a countertop

The Best Coq Au Vin Recipe

A classic French recipe, coq-au-vin is the ultimate rustic comfort food. Made from simple ingredients while packing in tons of flavor, you’ll love dishing up this cozy meal of chicken and veg cooked in a delicious wine broth.

a bowl of beef stew garnished with a sprig of parsley

Cozy Crockpot Beef Stew

There’s nothing better than setting your crockpot to cook first thing on a Sunday morning, to end up with a savory and delicious stew in time for dinner! Especially one that’s brimming with healthy veggies and juicy, tender cooked beef.

overhead crock pot potato corn chowder in a bowl with a spoon

Easy Crock Pot Potato Corn Chowder with Roasted Poblanos

This Southwest-style take on a traditional corn chowder is sure to warm the cockles at the end of the week. Potatoes, poblano peppers, smoky bacon and coconut milk mingle together in an easy and flavorful dinner.

Bowls of beef sancocho.

Puerto Rican Beef Sancocho

For something unique, try a rustic Puerto Rican beef stew filled with all the the vibrancy of the Caribbean! This recipe for Puerto Rican sancocho is made with a medley of beef, authentic vegetables and starches, and is truly bursting with flavor.

Mexican white chicken chili in a brown bowl with cheese and cilantro on top with lime wedges and a spoon.

Crock Pot Mexican White Chicken Chili

Chicken, beans and spices meld together in this easy crockpot chili recipe. Bringing a zesty and hearty blend of Mexican-style flavors to your cozy Sunday dinner!

baking dish with stuffed shells

Easy Stuffed Shells Recipe


The whole family will love these delicious, classic stuffed shells! Tasty, saucy shells filled with sausage and three kinds of cheese are an easy family dinner that everyone can get behind.

close up shot of lobster ravioli arranged on a plate and garnished with cream sauce, lemon slices, and thyme.

Lobster Ravioli with Cream Sauce

Take Sunday dinner up a notch with this effortlessly gourmet homemade lobster ravioli in a decadent white wine cream sauce. Cozy and luxurious, perfect for winding down the weekend!

A slice of butternut squash lasagna being lifted out of a casserole dish

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce

Melty cheese, silky béchamel sauce, and a sweet and savory butternut squash puree form the layers of this impressive and easy homemade lasagna. Exactly what a cozy Sunday dinner calls for!

tortellini pasta tossed with cherry tomatoes and garnished with basil leaves

Cheese Tortellini with Roasted Tomatoes

Tuck into this cheese-filled tortellini with ripe roasted cherry tomatoes tossed in a simple garlic and olive oil sauce. This comforting dish is a feast for the senses and tastes delicious!

Vegan cheese baked pasta being pulled out of the serving dish with a cheese pull.

Cheesy Baked Ziti (5 Ingredients)

A cozy, 5-ingredient vegan pasta bake that’s ready in under an hour and ideal for Sunday dinner. Ziti pasta, creamy vegan ricotta and mozarella cheeses are tossed together with plant based “meat sauce” in this easy, delicious baked ziti casserole!

A fun way to eat your veggies and favorite grain and protein in one large bowl!

Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Vegetables and Chicken


Dig into a bowl of wholesome goodness with healthy and hearty quinoa! Roasted veggies and chicken bring a layer of coziness to these easy quinoa bowls.

Easy Sides

These sides are simple to make and perfect for pairing with any of the meal ideas above! When it comes to tying an easy Sunday dinner together, look no further than these quick and delicious side dishes.

A close-up shot of crispy oven-baked garlic herb potatoes on a metal baking sheet

Crispy Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

These mini potatoes are crispy, they’re garlicky, and they’re easy to make in the oven. What more does a cozy side dish need?

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup in green bowl

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

A classic starter, tomato soup really is the perfect side! Warming and filled with flavor, this easy soup recipe is the best cozy compliment to all kinds of meals.

Heirloom carrots on a slate board garnished with thyme.

Roasted Honey Glazed Carrots


Tender carrots are coated with honey and roasted in this easy vegetable side dish. Give your Sunday dinner a boost of delicious veggies!

up close shot of halved roasted radishes

Roasted Radishes

Another quick and easy veggie side dish, roasted radishes are perfect to serve alongside carrots and bread pudding with your Sunday roast.

maple dijon roasted butternut squash brussel sprout salad in a baking dish

Maple Dijon Roasted Butternut Squash Brussel Sprout Salad

A Brussels sprouts salad made for cooler months that will bring all the flavor to Sunday dinner! Prepared with chunks of butternut squash and a sweet and tangy maple dijon dressing.

Pouring Hollandaise Sauce over Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Asparagus is such a versatile side when it comes to cozy meal ideas! Tender spears of roasted asparagus have all the bold, earthy flavors to hold their own next to richer, heartier mains.

A bowl of roasted garlic cauliflower mash topped with chopped chives

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash

Garlicky, savory cauliflower mash is a lighter version of classic mashed potatoes that still keeps things nice and cozy.

Cheesy Bacon Ranch Roasted Potatoes

These tender potatoes are roasted in ranch seasoning and then topped with cheese, bacon, and chives. Like a fully loaded baked potato, maybe even better!

A serving bowl of garlic sage mashed potatoes with garlic and sage in the front right.

Brown Butter Garlic Mashed Potatoes


Step up your mashed potatoes game with garlic, sage, and browned butter! This insanely delicious flavor combination really makes this a side dish you’ll want to invite to dinner on Sunday.

Close up image of homemade mac and cheese recipe.

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Relive the nostalgia of a classic comfort food with this easy recipe for stovetop mac and cheese. The kids will love it as a sie dish, and you can dress it up for adults!

Garlic Bread Pizza

Garlic Bread Pizza (Texas Toast)

As a starter, side dish, appetizer, or main, you can never go wrong with pizza! This version is perfect for accompanying your favorite Sunday dinners, prepared on toasted slices of garlic bread.

Chicken and Roasted Corn Mexican Rice

Chicken and Roasted Corn Mexican Rice

Give your cozy Sunday dinner a south-of-the-border twist and pair any of the Mexican-inspired mains above with this easy chicken and rice recipe!

Be sure to check out the recipe finder for even more easy Sunday dinner ideas, and hearty and cozy recipes for any day of the week!

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