The 5 Best Lazy Sunday Dinner Ideas Your Whole Family Will Love

Be honest — has your family dinner night gone to bits and pieces recently? Some days it feels like everyone is so busy that dinner tends to happen in all different rooms of the house. Or maybe you have kids who don’t live with you anymore, and family dinners are just few and far between. As a super busy lady, I get it, but I’ve also found a way to get that much-needed family time in: Sunday dinner.

A Sunday dinner tradition is an awesome way to have a weekly family get-together. The ideal Sunday dinner should be easy to put together and tasty for everyone, and we’ve got the perfect selection — below are some lazy Sunday dinner ideas to get your family time back on track!

Why start a Sunday dinner tradition?

Like previously mentioned, it can be hard to get your family time, especially when the kids are in school and you’re working. Even when your kids are older and moved out, evenings together can sometimes be few and far between. With a Sunday dinner tradition, your family can spend at least one night a week together. I especially like dinner on Sundays because it gives you more time to hang out afterward and play board games or watch a movie. Here are some easy peasy lazy Sunday dinner ideas to kick off your new weekly routine!

4 Ingredient Chicken Pasta Bake

Thanks you The Classy Chapter for the recipe!chicken pasta bake


  • 1 Jar Mezzetta pasta sauce

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella & provolone cheese mixture

  • 1 box Rigatoni pasta

  • Italian seasoning (optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Once your water reaches a rapid boil, add pasta and cook according to package.

  2. While your pasta is cooking, dice your chicken into 1-inch cubes.

  3. Heat up your skillet until it’s nice and hot. Add in 1 tablespoon of oil or cooking spray and Italian seasoning, if you are using it.

  4. Then, add your chicken to the skillet. Make sure you don’t move the chicken around too much as you want a nice sear on the outside of the chicken.

  5. Once your chicken is cooked, place it into a 9×13-inch pan, make sure it’s well distributed in the pan.

  6. At this point, your pasta should be cooked.

  7. Drain the pasta and then pour the pasta over the chicken in the 9×13-inch pan. Then, top with the pasta sauce and cheese. Mix well.

  8. Place the dish in the oven for 30-minutes or until the cheese on top is nicely melted. Serve and enjoy!

5-Ingredient Taco Skillet Dinner

Thanks to The Kitchn for the recipe!5-Ingredient Taco Skillet Dinner


  • 1 avocado (diced)

  • 1 cup corn chips

  • 1 cup chipotle lime salsa

  • ½ cup Mexican-style cheese

  • 1 + ½ lbs. ground turkey


  1. Arrange a rack in the upper third of the oven and heat broiler to high.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.

  3. Add 1 to 1 ½ pounds ground turkey and ½ teaspoon kosher salt and cook, breaking the meat into smaller pieces, until browned and cooked through for 10 to 12 minutes.

  4. Stir in 1 cup Chipotle Lime Salsa, sprinkle with ½ cup shredded Mexican-style cheese.

  5. Broil until cheese melts, 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Top with 1 cup corn chips and 1 diced avocado.

5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Egg Fried Rice

Thanks to Kitchen at Hoskins for the recipe!egg fried rice


  • Pre-cooked white rice

  • 2 large eggs

  • Scallions (cut into 1-inch pieces)

  • Soy sauce

  • Sesame oil


  1. Heat oil and cook eggs until ¾ cooked.

  2. Add all other ingredients (rice, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil and black pepper). Stir fry for about 2 minutes until rice is heated through.

Dump-and-Bake Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

Thanks to The Seasoned Mom for the recipe!dump and bake chicken broccoli casserole


  • 1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup (NOT diluted)

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 1 lb. uncooked chicken breast or tenders diced

  • 1 (12.6 oz) bag frozen baby broccoli florets (or cuts)

  • Optional topping: ½ cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Add cream of chicken soup and water to the prepared dish. Whisk together until completely combined.

  3. Stir in uncooked rice, uncooked chicken, and frozen broccoli. Season with about ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Stir again.

  4. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour or until the liquid is absorbed, the rice is tender, and the chicken is cooked through. If desired, sprinkle the top of the casserole with grated cheese and return to the oven for a few more minutes, just until the cheese is melted.

Lazy Lasagna

Thanks to The Lazy Dish for the recipe!

lazy sunday dinner ideas


  • 1 (24oz) bag of frozen cheese ravioli

  • 1 (24oz) jar of marinara or pasta sauce

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella (heaping)

  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

  2. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce onto the bottom of the pan (about 3/4 cup).

  3. Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce (should be about 12 of them).

  4. Top with half of the remaining sauce and half of the mozzarella.

  5. Repeat the layers starting with what’s left of the ravioli. Finish by topping with the remaining sauce and cheese. Sprinkle with parmesan, if you’d like.

  6. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.


What are your go-to lazy Sunday dinner ideas? Let us know below!

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