75 Quick & Delicious Sunday Lunch Ideas For The Whole Family

For many of us, the weekend is the only time that we get to spend a significant amount of time with our families.

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Therefore, the time that we spend together is precious and you don’t want to spend large chunks of time cooking complex meals in the kitchen.

75 Quick & Delicious Sunday Lunch Ideas For The Whole Family

There are plenty of easy and delicious meals that you can make during the weekend and best of all, they don’t have to be boring or repetitive.

In this article, we will look at 75 quick and delicious Sunday lunch ideas that can feed the whole family and not take up too much of your time which you can spend doing something much more fun.


Sandwiches make a really easy and filling lunch that can be just as delicious as they are nutritious.

There are plenty of different fillings that you can choose from to suit the whole family. Below are some delicious recipes to give you some inspiration.

1. Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak is always a winner with people of all ages. The combination of delicious, thinly sliced steak and melted cheese will get everyone gathered around the dinner table in no time.

You can serve the sandwich with chips or a salad if you want to be a little healthier.

2. Italian Sub Sandwich Recipe

If there is one thing that Italians know how to make, it is delicious, tasty sandwiches.

There are so many different combinations of Italian ingredients, but this particular recipe is perfect. It features the ultimate tangy combination of salted, cured meats, cheese, and pickled vegetables.

3. Grilled Chicken Sandwich With Caesar-ish Dressing Recipe

If you are a fan of chicken caesar salads but want something more substantial to feed the whole family, this grilled chicken sandwich with Caesar-ish dressing could be the perfect recipe for you.

The dressing sauce in the sandwich helps to keep it moist and easy to eat.

4. Steak Sandwich Recipe

Similar to a Philly Cheesesteak, a steak sandwich is the perfect Sunday lunch sandwich for the whole family.

The addition of fried onions provides a beautiful sweetness that complements the cheese and the steak and makes the whole dish more appealing to younger family members.

5. BBQ Beef Sandwich Recipe

If you want to take advantage of the warmer months and do some hands-off cooking, this BBQ beef sandwich is just what you need. You can slow-cook the pork in a crock pot or in a BBQ smoker.

There are plenty of different flavors that you can use to season your pulled beef to your family’s liking.

6. Hot Roast Beef Sandwich Recipe

Roasting meat is a great way to enjoy the full flavor that it has to offer. Beef is a particularly good choice of meat for a Sunday lunch sandwich.

Adding some horseradish sauce to the sandwich brings a little bit of a kick to round out the flavor. Make sure not to overcook the beef to keep it tender.


Another super simple option for a quick and easy lunch that the whole family is going to enjoy is wraps.

The best thing about wraps is that they are super versatile and it is really easy to make different fillings to satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.

7. Spicy Tofu Wraps Recipe

For a quick and easy lunch that is full of flavor and packs an impressive nutrient profile, these spicy tofu wraps are a great choice.

The spice brings a lot of flavors but is super easy to adjust the spice level for younger taste buds. The tofu ensures that these wraps will keep everyone full all afternoon.

8. Chicken Tikka Wrap Recipe

Another flavorful wrap with a little bit of a kick is this recipe for a chicken tikka wrap.

The creaminess of the coating on the chicken helps to keep the wrap moist and easy to eat. Raw onions and lettuce provide a satisfying crunch that keeps the wraps refreshing and moreish.

9. Crunchy Avocado Tuna Wrap Recipe

For an explosion of flavor and healthy nutrients, these crunchy avocado tuna wraps make the perfect lunch. The tuna and avocado create a creamy and delicious flavor.

The lettuce, onion, celery, and carrots add a wonderful and moreish crunch that gives the wrap more substance.

10. Middle Eastern Falafel & Hummus Recipe

If your main concern is how to keep your family feeling full on a simple lunch, these wraps could be just what you need.

The combination of seasoned falafel and hummus creates a wrap that is sure to keep you going all afternoon. The filling is bursting with subtle flavors too.

11. Buffalo Chickpea Wrap Recipe

If you feel that no lunch is complete without a little bit of a kick, these buffalo chickpea wraps could be just what you have been looking for. The flavors of the buffalo sauce are super familiar and a surefire winner. Chickpeas provide plenty of protein to keep you feeling full without having to cook meat.

12. Fusion Vegetable Wrap Recipe

For the ultimate explosion of veggie goodness, these fusion vegetable wraps are a must-try.

The best thing about these wraps is that you can use practically any vegetables you have in your refrigerator. A mix of crunchy and soft vegetables works really well.


If you and your family don’t feel like you have had a proper meal unless there is something hot, quesadillas could be the perfect compromise.

They don’t take much longer to make than a sandwich but provide warmth. Perfect after a morning of outside activities.

13. Spinach And Mushroom Quesadillas

For a delicious and nutritious Quesadilla, this recipe for spinach and mushroom filling is a winner.

Not only do the mushrooms and spinach create a delicious filling for the quesadilla, but it is also packed with iron which helps to keep your family’s energy levels up throughout the rest of the day.

14. Shrimp Quesadilla Recipe

If you want some animal protein in your quesadillas, this recipe for shrimp quesadillas could be just what you are looking for.

The shrimp provide a meaty texture that makes the quesadilla feel more substantial. You can get creative with the seasonings that you use to keep things interesting.

15. Vegetarian Mexican Quesadilla

If you love Mexican flavors but are trying to avoid or cut down on your meat consumption, this is the quesadilla recipe for you.

This is another recipe where you can use whatever vegetables you have left in your refrigerator. Perfect for using up leftovers and avoiding food waste.

16. Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

There is nothing quite like chipotle when it comes to Mexican food. However, it can be quite expensive to purchase fast food for your family, and isn’t the healthiest choice.

Thankfully, you can make chipotle chicken quesadillas at home in no time. If you plan ahead, you can marinate the chicken overnight for a richer flavor (Can you keep marinated chicken in the fridge? Read more here).

17. Mexican Beef Quesadilla

For a more traditional quesadilla, you can try this beautiful Mexican beef quesadilla recipe.

Not only is this recipe packed with flavor, but it also provides a good balance of nutrients to support your family’s health.

This is also a great way to use up leftover chili from another dinner.

18. Chili Paneer Quesadilla

For those of you who are fans of fusion cooking, this is the perfect recipe for you.

The chili paneer quesadilla brings together Indo-Chinese stir fry and Mexican flavors. The paneer gives the quesadilla more substance and bite.


Sliders are a super option for those days when you are enjoying the outdoors with your family and don’t need everyone to sit around a table to eat.

19. Garlic Bread Meatball Sliders

For the ultimate indulgent slider, you need to try this recipe for garlic bread meatball sliders.

The garlic bread of the slider roll brings so much flavor to the dish that it is good enough to eat on its own. The meatball filling is perfectly seasoned to complement the garlic bread.

20. Chicken Parmesan Slider Bake

Chicken parmesan is a great dinner option but can be messy and time-consuming.

Turning this classic dinner recipe into a fun slider is the perfect option for an easy Sunday lunch that the whole family can enjoy. Just make sure to have lots of napkins handy.

21. BBQ Jackfruit Sliders

If you want to add a vegan twist to your simple Sunday lunch, these BBQ jackfruit sliders could be just what you need.

The jackfruit has a texture that is incredibly similar to pulled meat. The BBQ flavors add to the illusion of a pulled pork slider but without the meat.

22. Baked Ham And Cheese Sliders

For a more simple flavor that is a guaranteed winner with everyone in the family, these baked ham and cheese sliders are perfect.

The combination of ham and cheese is a classic sandwich filling. Baking the sliders perfectly melts the cheese and ensures the bread is soft.

23. Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo chicken is another classic filling for sliders that is popular with all ages. The buffalo seasoning provides a little bit of a kick to the sliders which makes them even more flavorful.

If you have the time, you can marinate the chicken overnight for a more intense flavor.

24. Cheeseburger Sliders

For a more classic Sunday lunch option, these cheeseburger sliders are a perfect choice.

There are plenty of ways that you can customize these sliders to create the perfect, mini cheeseburger flavor. Serve with some fries for a more substantial lunch.

Breakfast For Lunch

Sundays were made for eating breakfast foods for lunch. Below are some sweet and savory breakfast foods that make the perfect, easy Sunday lunch.

25. Japanese Souffle Pancakes

Pancakes are a super easy, go-to breakfast and lunch option. However, they don’t feel very special if you eat them regularly.

Using this recipe for Japanese souffle pancakes helps to add a fresh twist to this classic breakfast food.

26. Scallion Pancake Recipe

If you aren’t a fan of having sweet foods for lunch, this recipe for scallion pancakes could be just what you need.

You still get the joy of eating pancakes for lunch, but there is far less sugar involved and the scallions add plenty of flavor to the dish.

27. Fried Chicken And Waffles

Waffles are a great choice for breakfast food as a lunchtime option. To make a substantial and filling lunch, top your waffles with some homemade fried chicken.

You can make fried chicken without bones if you have younger children in your family.

28. Waffle Omelet Recipe

If fried chicken sounds too heavy for a simple Sunday lunch, this recipe for a waffle omelet could be a perfect alternative.

This is the ultimate combination of breakfast foods that makes a delicious, nutritious Sunday lunch option.

29. Savory Herb French Toast

Another savory take on classic breakfast foods for lunch is this recipe for savory herb French toast.

French toast is a classic breakfast food that feels like a huge treat for a Sunday lunch. Adding herbs to the toast provides a flavorful dish that the whole family will enjoy.

30. Easy French Toast Casserole

For the ultimate indulgence on a Sunday, this easy French toast casserole is just what you need.

The whole family will love this amazing, sweet treat for lunch. The best thing about this recipe is that it can be prepared in advance to save you time on your Sunday.


Weekends are often full of indulgence. Therefore, sometimes you want a lighter lunch option on a Sunday. Salads make the perfect, light, easy Sunday lunch choice.

31. Asian Noodle Salad

Salads are a great choice for a light lunch, however, sometimes they are not substantial enough for younger family members who are running around a lot.

This recipe for an Asian noodle salad provides a nutritious meal with a little bit more substance than other salad options.

32. Chicken Salad With Grapes

The thing that makes a salad interesting and delicious is a variety of flavors and textures. This chicken salad with grapes is the perfect example of that.

This salad is creamy and delicious. Not only do the grapes add sweetness, but they also add a little bit of crunch to the salad.

33. Mel’s Crab Salad

If you are looking for a salad that is bursting with flavor and incredibly filling, this crab salad recipe is just what you need.

Crab meat is bursting with nutrients that can help to keep your family healthy. It is also incredibly flavorful and makes a great base for a salad.

34. Shrimp Salad With Green Curry Dressing

Sticking with seafood salads, this beautiful shrimp salad could change your Sunday lunch game forever.

Not only does the shrimp bring a significant amount of flavor by itself, but the addition of a green curry dressing means that this salad is bursting with flavor and a delicious kiss.

35. Mixed Beans Salad

If you have had a busy weekend and want to make sure that your family is properly refueled, this mixed bean salad could be just what you need.

The combination of beans, legumes, and corn provides a balanced and varied salad that will fill the whole family.

36. Grilled Chicken Salad

For a more classic salad that is perfect for a chilled Sunday lunch, this recipe for grilled chicken salad is perfect.

There are so many ways that you can customize this recipe by marinating your chicken before you grill it. The perfect healthy option for a Sunday lunch.


Another classic easy lunch option is Tacos. The best thing about having tacos for a Sunday lunch is that they are perfect for using up leftovers before a new week begins.

37. Easy Chorizo Street Tacos

If you regularly have tacos in your rotation of recipes, you might want to consider these easy chorizo street tacos to keep things interesting for your family.

The chorizo adds a unique and delicious flavor to the tacos that sets them apart from others.

38. Easy Chicken Tacos

Chicken breast is a super lean and healthy meat that makes the perfect filling for some healthy tacos.

These easy chicken tacos are bursting with flavor and make a quick and simple Sunday lunch option that the whole family will love.

39. Carne Asada Tacos

For something a little more special that is just as easy to make as the others on this list, these carne asada tacos are perfect.

The larger pieces of meat in these tacos make the lunch feel more substantial and can keep everyone feeling fuller for longer.

40. Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp tacos are super popular with people of all ages. The shrimp provide a meaty texture to the tacos and easily absorb any seasonings and marinades that you use on them.

This means that you can make the tacos taste of almost anything to suit different tastes.

41. Fish Tacos

Similar to shrimp tacos are fish tacos. Depending on the type of fish that you use for your tacos, you will end up with different textures.

The meatier your fish is, the meatier your tacos will be, alternatively, you can keep it lighter by using a flakier fish.

42. Avocado Tacos

For a slightly different take on classic tacos, you can make avocado tacos.

Despite the creamy avocado filling, these tacos can still pack a punch with the right seasonings and sauces. This makes it easy to adjust spice levels for different palates and ages.

43. Ground Beef Tacos

Ground beef tacos are the most popular, classic tacos that you can make.

If you want to bring taco Tuesday forward to Sunday lunch, this is the perfect recipe to use. It is easy to make the ground beef with minimal spice to allow everyone to adjust to their preferences.


Another great option for an easy and delicious Sunday lunch is burritos. These are perfect when you are having to feed multiple people with different taste preferences.

44. Pulled Pork Burritos

A simple Sunday lunch that is bursting with flavor is this recipe for pulled pork burritos.

The pulled pork provides a delicious and moist filling that can be seasoned with any kind of marinade that you prefer. It also makes the burritos super easy to eat for everyone.

45. Chicken Burritos With Pico De Gallo Salsa

If you want a colorful and flavorful burrito that the whole family will enjoy, this recipe for chicken burritos with pico de gallo salsa could be just what you need.

The chicken can be marinated in any seasonings you prefer and the salsa provides a nice crunch.

46. Shrimp Burritos

Shrimp works really well in burritos and adds a beautiful meatiness to the meal.

Shrimps are also brilliant at soaking up all the flavors of the seasonings that are used on them and the flavors of the foods they are combined with which makes a blended, delicious burrito.

47. Breakfast Burritos

Some will argue that this belongs in the breakfast for lunch section and it can work there too.

Breakfast burritos are a winner for most people and can make a great Sunday lunch option that is incredibly easy to make and customize.

48. Mexican Vegetarian Chimichanga

If you want to make something a little bit more special but without too much extra effort, this is the recipe for you.

These Mexican vegetarian chimichangas are bursting with all the flavors that are classically associated with Mexican food.

Frying the chimichanga gives the whole thing a nice crunch.

49. Sweet Potato And Black Bean Burrito

For a slightly different twist on a classic burrito, this recipe for sweet potato and black bean burritos is perfect.

The sweet potato and black bean filling is the perfect combination to ensure that your family is properly fueled and nourished all afternoon.

50. Chipotle Chicken Burrito

If you want a more classic flavor profile for your burrito Sunday lunch, this recipe for chipotle chicken burritos could be just what you need.

The flavors are super rich and warming, perfect for refueling your family after a busy Sunday morning together.


If you want a relaxed Sunday lunch that will bring the whole family together before a new week begins, nachos are the way to go.

51. Pulled Pork Nachos

The most important thing about nachos is the topping. This recipe for nachos topped with pulled pork is the perfect thing to get the whole family together and enjoy a meal.

You can add any seasonings to the pork to change the flavors.

52. Epic Beef Nachos Supreme

If you like to make a big deal out of the food that you make at the weekend, these epic beef nachos supreme could be just what you are looking for to impress your family with as little effort as possible.

Your family is sure to enjoy diving into these delicious nachos.

53. Mexican Street Corn Nachos

If you want to bring Mexican street food vibes to your Sunday lunch, these Mexican street corn nachos are the perfect recipe.

There are so many different ways that you can customize this recipe to suit different tastes and preferences, but the end result is always a beautiful, flavorful meal.

54. Super Deluxe Steak Nachos

Another way to make a simple Sunday lunch look and taste like a special meal is to make these super deluxe steak nachos.

These nachos feel indulgent and are sure to leave the entire family feeling full and satisfied, ready to head into a new week.

55. Loaded Chicken Fajita Nachos

To add a new twist to classic nachos, you can mix up the flavors with other classic Mexican food.

These loaded chicken fajita nachos are the perfect blend of two classic Mexican dishes that are sure to be a hit with the whole family.

56. Cheesy Loaded Veggie Nachos

For a great vegetarian option, these cheesy, loaded veggie nachos are perfect.

The best thing about these nachos is that it is super easy to customize the toppings with any veggies that you have left over from earlier in the week.


For a classic easy Sunday lunch that the whole family will love, pasta is always a winning choice. Below are some interesting pasta dishes for a simple lunch.

57. Fusilli Bucati Pasta With Summer Squash And Tomatoes

This pasta recipe is a great way to easily get vegetables into the whole family.

The squash helps to make this dish super creamy and inviting. It is perfect for those days when you need to feed your family but don’t want to spend too long in a hot kitchen.

58. Cuban Mojo Pasta

The only thing better about the name of this pasta dish is the taste of it. The flavors of this dish are super simple and basic which makes it perfect for the whole family.

You can make individual portions more flavorful with a sprinkle of chili flakes.

59. Easy Chicken Alfredo Penne

Chicken alfredo is a classic family dish that is sure to have everyone sitting around the table in no time.

The creamy sauce makes this a fun meal for younger family members while feeling more indulgent for older members of your family.

60. Cavatelli Pasta And Pork Ragu

This is a delicious dish that is perfectly suited to please the taste buds of all ages.

The classic Italian meat sauce is incredibly comforting and is a great way to warm up after spending the morning outdoors with your family.

61. One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

The ultimate, simple meal is a one-pot pasta dish. This recipe for a one-pot chicken fajita pasta is a great option to feed the whole family while spending as little time as possible in the kitchen.

This is a recipe that leaves you with plenty of time to spend with your family.

62. Easy Spaghetti In Creamy Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti is one of the most family-friendly dishes that you can make. Not only is it delicious, but it is also incredibly fun to eat for the younger members of your family.

The creamy tomato sauce is suitable for family members of all ages too.

63. Masala Pasta Recipe

For a more interesting and international pasta dish that makes a brilliant Sunday lunch idea is this tasty masala pasta recipe.

The pasta is made with traditional Indian spices and herbs which helps to give a really rich and interesting flavor profile. You can adjust the spices to fit your heat preferences.

64. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

For the perfect pasta dish for a simple, summer Sunday lunch, this lemon garlic shrimp pasta is perfect.

The flavors are super light and refreshing which is just what you need during those hot and humid weekends playing in the backyard.


If you are looking for a really light lunch that is super easy and quick to make, soup is always a great option.

65. Chicken And Gnocchi Soup

If you want to make sure that your soup is filling enough to keep your family full for long enough, this chicken and gnocchi soup is perfect.

The chicken adds protein to the dish while the gnocchi makes the dish feel more substantial.

66. Lentil Soup Recipe

Another super substantial soup recipe is lentil soup. This is such a classic recipe that the whole family is sure to love.

There are plenty of ways to adjust the flavor of this soup to make sure that everyone in your family will enjoy it just as much as you will.

67. Chicken And Udon Noodle Soup

If you are looking for a simple Sunday lunch that is going to be super comforting and perfect for a cozy Sunday at home with your family, this is the recipe for you.

This chicken and udon noodle soup has such a comforting flavor profile and the udon noodles help to make the soup even more filling.

68. Minestrone Soup

The person who decided that pasta belonged in soup is a genius.

Making a classic minestrone soup is the perfect way to warm up your family on a colder day after spending some time outside together.

The flavors of the soup are super warming and the pasta helps keep everyone feeling full.

69. Mushroom And Broccoli Soup

A classic, light soup is the perfect way to set yourself up for the new week ahead. This mushroom and broccoli soup is surprisingly flavorful and delicious.

The key to this soup is adding the right amount of seasoning to make the natural flavors of the vegetables pop.

Meat And Fish

Meat and fish both make classic lunches that can be super simple to make. Below are some fun and simple recipes for your Sunday lunch.

70. Classic Burger Recipe

There is nothing that beats a classic burger on the weekend. This is a great way to get outdoors with your family and grill some burgers in the garden.

The key to a great, classic burger is fresh buns and a selection of toppings for the family to choose from.

71. Coney Island Hot Dogs

Next to burgers as the ultimate weekend food is hot dogs. These Coney Island hot dogs in particular are sure to be a great hit with your entire family.

Again, the toppings can be fully customized to suit the tastes and preferences of your family members. Serve with some coleslaw for a refreshing crunch.

72. Air Fryer Hot Dogs

If you want to make things even easier for your Sunday lunch, making hot dogs in the air fryer is the way to go. Air fryers have revolutionized the way that we cook and can make your Sunday lunches super simple.

Simply cook your hot dogs in the air fryer for a few minutes and they will be ready for your family to put their own toppings on (Try Vienna Sausages for something a little different).

73. Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken nuggets are always a winner, especially in a family that has younger family members.

Instead of heading out to a fast food restaurant or buying frozen nuggets, you can make your own at home in next to no time. Baking them also makes them healthier.

74. Peri Peri Fish Fingers

Another classic lunch item is fish fingers. However, this is a recipe that adds a little twist to the classic recipe.

Adding some peri peri seasoning to the fish fingers gives them a fresh taste and adds a little kick to them. Serving them with a peri peri dip helps to add even more flavor to the lunch.

75. Fish Fry Recipe

Finally, this fish fry recipe is a great way to introduce some international flavors to the younger members of your family while keeping something recognizable.

This recipe is essentially like giant fish fingers but with some extra spices. The Indian spices make the dish super warm and inviting.

Final Thoughts

There are so many different things you can make for a simple and easy Sunday lunch without missing out on interesting and delicious flavors. The recipes on this list are full of flavor and are super easy to make when you are short on time and energy.

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