16 Cozy Family Sunday Dinners

A small collection of some of my favorite family-friendly dinner recipes that I think you’re going to love.

These recipes are perfect for a special Sunday evening dinner or for any time you’re in the mood for nourishing and comforting meals to share with loved ones.

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Chicken paprikash on top of spaetzle or nokedli on a plate with a dollop of sour cream on the side.
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Surprisingly simple and needing only a few key ingredients, chicken paprikash is a stunning and delicious dinner. Pair with egg noodles, spaetzle, or mashed potatoes.

Get The Recipe: Authentic Chicken Paprikash (Hungarian Paprikás Csirke)

Oven Baked Ham With Carrots & Potatoes

Two plates full of sliced ham with root vegetables.
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An oven-baked ham is a classic dinner and it’s so simple to put together in one roasting pan. A delicious glaze makes the pork extra-delicious.

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German Rouladen

Three rouladen beef rolls on a white plate covered in gracy. One is cut in half to reveal the pickle and bacon inside.
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An authentic German dinner classic: Rouladen. Tender beef rolls filled with bacon, onions, mustard, and pickles, simmered to perfection in rich gravy.

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Butter Chicken Meatballs

Butter chicken meatballs served with rice and naan.
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These easy butter chicken meatballs are mild but flavorful. Pair them with rice and naan and a salad for a delicious dinner.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup.
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Homemade chicken noodle soup is never a miss, and we eat this almost every week at our house. My recipe is an old-fashioned favorite, and I’ll show you how to make your egg noodles too if you wish.

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Authentic Jamaican Oxtail Stew

Jamaican oxtail stew with rice.
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Full of bold flavors, you can adjust the spice to be more mild or hotter-than-heck.

Get The Recipe: Authentic Jamaican Oxtail Stew With Butterbeans

Gochujang Braised Beef Short Ribs

Braised beef short ribs on a wooden platter.
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Beef ribs are braised low and slow for several hours; the end result is a mouthwatering meal with the most tender beef you’ve ever had.

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Garlicky Mussels in a Tomato Sauce

A platter full of mussels in red sauce served with bread.
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The sauce is simple but decadent, best mopped up with rustic sourdough bread. Make it a dinner affair by serving multiple smaller side dishes and a hearty salad.

It pairs very well with risotto.

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Creamy Pumpkin Risotto With Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy orange pumpkin risotto topped with mushrooms.
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One of my favorite things to eat — risotto. And this pumpkin risotto is SO good. Use any winter squash you have and for best results, roast the pumpkin yourself.

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Slow-Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken

Chicken breasts in a creamy tomato sauce.
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A dump it all in the slow cooker meal with fantastic and flavorful results. Cook it all day if you need, or set the timer to high and have it on the table in 3 hours.

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Sheet Pan Curried Chicken With Lentils

Sheet pan curried chicken with lentils.
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A whole dinner in one sheet pan. Curried chicken morsels with lentils and root veggies topped with a quick homemade sauce.

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Roasted Turkey Breast

Sliced roasted turkey breast.
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A turkey breast is an impressive meal that can feed a family with leftovers to make sandwiches the next day for school or work.

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Classic Vegetable Beef Barley Stew

Beef barley veggie stew.
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A comforting and hearty classic — beef barley vegetable stew is always a good isea.

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Golden Glow Soup Recipe

Two bowls of soup.
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This soup is more like a stew and it eats like a meal. Packed with root vegetables, greens, rice, and shredded chicken thighs, this is a favorite and often-repeated recipe in my house.

Get The Recipe: Golden Glow Soup Recipe

Oven Roasted Crispy Whole Duck & Figgy Orange Glaze

Crispy roasted whole duck.
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Don’t let roasted duck intimidate you; this recipe breaks down each step and shows you how simple it is. The result is an impressive, beautiful, and satisfying dinner.

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Smoked Pork and White Bean Stew (Grah)

Grah.
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A Balkan classic that defines the region, I grew up eating this hearty peasant fare. It’s delicious and very satisfying.

Get The Recipe: White Bean & Smoked Pork Stew {Croatian Grah i Varivah}

Add Some Side Dishes

Scalloped potatoes with cheese.
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My cheesy loaded scalloped potatoes (above) make for a great side dish that can be prepared in advance if you wish.

Get the recipe here: Easy Cheesy Loaded Scalloped Potatoes.

And check out some more recipes: 12 Potato Side Dishes Better Than The Main Course.

And For Dessert…

An old-fashioned fresh apple cake made in a bundt pan topped with caramel and crushed nuts.
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Recipe: Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

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