Southern Sunday Dinner Ideas are filled with rich flavors and quality time with the whole family. A Sunday evening dinner is a great way to enjoy some good food with great leftovers!
Here in the southern united states, southern cooking is just cooking. From black-eyed peas to chicken pot pie, sweet potatoes, and sweet tea these are the popular soul food dish recipes you’re going to LOVE!
Southern flavors create a great meal that will have your entire family in the right place, at the right time! Ha! When they smell what’s cooking in your kitchen they’ll be gathered around the table in no time.
For years my family and I have hosted Sunday Dinner after church. It’s our way of seeing people regularly and opening our home to serve a great dish!
I’ve gathered lots of recipes that are sure to have your table and bellies filled!
Best Sunday Dinner Ideas
This incredible Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe will be the only fried chicken recipe you use! Seasoned to perfection, this crispy southern fried chicken recipe is the best-fried chicken recipe you will ever have! I like to have hot sauce on the table for whoever likes a little spice with their chicken pieces.
A great recipe to use summer produce, Old Fashioned Southern Squash Casserole takes just minutes to cook with basic ingredients you already have in your pantry. This is one of those recipes. It’s basically two steps and very few ingredients—an easy comfort food side dish. Such a classic dish!
Southern Chicken and Dumplings is an old-fashioned dish that will transport you back to grandma’s kitchen! It’s hearty, creamy comfort food at its finest. It’s a complete meal with the protein, veggies, and starch all in your bowl!
This easy Honey Butter Skillet Corn recipe is a delicious dinner side dish or perfect for the holidays every single time!
Roasted Whole Chicken is even more delicious when made in a cozy dutch oven!
Love the barbecue restaurant style soft meaty green beans? Try my recipe for Southern Green Beans–made with bacon and onions and done in less than 30 minutes time. This classic southern side dish will become a new family favorite
A southern staple, this Maple Cornbread is a twist on the classic. It goes well with soups, stews, chili, and chowders.
This Oven-Roasted Pork Loin is a delicious family dinner. It is cooked with potatoes and cabbage so it is an all-in-one meal.
Baked Potato Salad is loaded with fixin’s and is a perfect side dish for your family. It’s a family favorite for a reason!
Air Fryer Catfish – Lighten up dinner with delicious catfish cooked crispy in the air fryer. Serve with coleslaw and cornbread for a Southern-style Sunday feast.
Serve this flavorful Creamed Spinach and watch it disappear. You’ll be amazed by how delicious it is! The creamy sauce is going to make your taste buds go crazy!
These Dr. Pepper Baked Beans are the perfect side dish for your Sunday dinner. They’re easy to make in the oven or slow cooker. And, they may just become the star of the show!
This Blackened Chicken is a hot and spicy, Cajun-inspired Louisiana favorite! The spices blend together to form a flavorful crust that turns an ordinary chicken breast into a delicious dinner. Leftovers can be used during the week for sandwiches, salads, etc.
Southern Braised Chicken is the newest addition to your comfort food repertoire. It’s hearty and full of cozy flavors.
Collard Greens Recipe with Bacon – this is a must have on your dinner table if you’re serving southern food! Greens (of any kind! Try using mustard greens sometime!) are simmered in a rich pot likker that is the best part of your delicious meal! My favorite part of the recipe? The apple cider vinegar and brown sugar syrup you drizzle over your portion!
Easy Sunday Dinner Ideas
Cajun Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya are easy to make and packed with southern flavor. Serve with French bread for a cozy dinner any southerner would be proud of!
Pimento Bacon Deviled Eggs – Not only is this a totally delicious take on deviled eggs, but I’ve got an easy trick to peel hard-boiled eggs without destroying them!
This Balsamic Slow Cooker Pot Roast is an easy, healthy make-ahead main dish recipe that takes 5 minutes of prep time (no browning required).
Southern Style Green Beans typically requires an hour or more of simmering to become soft and tender, but using an Instant Pot you can have them ready in minutes.
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is a mouthwatering pork entree made with pork shoulder seasoned with dry rub, seared, and simmered in the crockpot all day for juicy perfection. Lots of flavors, minimal effort!
This Southern-Style Potato Salad is perfect for any family dinner, potluck, or special occasion. It’s delicious to serve with any main dish.
Stick of Butter Rice or Brown Butter Rice – it’s a few simple canned soups with white rice and a stick of butter. You throw it all in the oven, to create a great addition to your soul food Sunday dinner ideas! It’s quickly become the most popular dish on the table, and one of our favorite recipes.
American Goulash is an easy, one-pot, classic comfort food made with ground beef, tomatoes, and macaroni noodles. Enjoy year-round and delicious leftover, this irresistible Goulash Recipe is guaranteed to win over even the pickiest eaters!
These buttery, Roasted Sweet Potato medallions MELT in your mouth! Classic and delicious with so many meals.
These Crockpot-Smothered Chicken Thighs are such an easy and delicious way to get dinner on the table. There’s nothing better than good, old-fashioned comfort food made easy. Such a great budget-friendly chicken recipe idea! The end result is out of this world!
Soul Food Recipes
Southern Fried Pork Chops are the ultimate southern comfort food. Crispy fried and tender on the inside for the perfect bite!
This Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese with evaporated milk and egg is a classic! So easy, and so cheesy and flavorful! It’s the southern baked macaroni you know and loves!
Slow Cooker Pig Feet Recipe – These pig feet cook low and slow and end up in a delicious dinner! Melt-in-your-mouth meat will go great with any side dish!
These Cheesy Mashed Potatoes are delicious, fluffy and the perfect make-ahead, no-stress side. They are super easy to prepare, even for a single serving, and so comforting you’ll want to finish the whole thing off.
Red Beans and Rice is the perfect meal to let simmer while you put your feet up on a Sunday afternoon. A classic New Orleans dish that your family will adore.
Cheesy Creamed Corn is baked without cornbread mix so it’s rich and delicious with a creamy center. The perfect side dish for almost any entree! This is one of those side dishes that use up your garden’s sweet corn!
This Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing is the mouthwatering delicious Southern side dish you need for the holidays. With a tender buttermilk cornbread base, this classic dressing is stuffed with apples, sausage, and fresh sage to make the most flavorful dressing you’ve ever tasted!
This Egg Custard Pie with eggs, sugar, and cream, tastes sweet and creamy yet is easy to make, and will remind you of Grandma’s custard pie.
If you love fresh peaches you’ll love my easy recipe for Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler. A traditional southern summertime dessert made in under an hour’s time with fresh peaches and pantry staples. Summer is not complete in my book unless you’ve made one or two peach cobblers.
This Banana Pudding is a creamy, cool dessert. It’s easy to layer up and store in the refrigerator and the sweet crumble topping takes this Southern homestyle recipe to the next level!
Sweet Potato Pie is a must for your dessert table. It’s silky, and smooth, and turns out perfect every time. Made with simple ingredients and always disappears fast.
Homemade Cobbler is a Southern fruit dessert every Sunday supper needs. This Old-Fashioned Skillet Peach & Strawberry Cobbler is just screaming to be topped with vanilla ice cream for the best dessert ever.
Upgrade traditional pecan pie with this make-ahead Southern Chocolate Pecan Tart. With a pie crust, the filling is like pecan bars but extra good because it includes chocolate.