30 Meals To Make On Sunday To Feed Your Family All Week Long

Mushroom and Thyme Chicken-Broccoli Casserole
Photo: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Sunday in the South is a day for us to reflect on one week, and prepare for the days ahead. It's also a great opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with family members planning for the busy schedules coming up, whether it includes after-school activities to after work obligations. And if there are children or grandkids in your home, Sunday is often a great time to get them involved in prepping and planning meals for everyone to enjoy, too. If your family is hungry for homemade meals all week, this is the ultimate list for you. With meals that will fill you up all week from Slow-Cooker Pot Roast to hearty Chicken Noodle Soup, everyone will love these comforting dishes that seamlessly go from weekend to weeknight.

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King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken
Southern Living

Cue everyone's favorite casserole. With chicken, tortillas, and a whole lot of veggies, this dinner is an overall crowd pleaser your family will love all week.

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Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Call us old-fashioned, but chicken pot pie is perfect for Sundays.

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Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Mary Clayton Carl; Food Styling: Mary-Claire Britton

Pot Roast might look and sound complicated, but it's actually not too difficult to make – especially this slow cooker version. Leftovers also heat like a dream and putting some of your chuck roast on a roll or on a sandwich makes it stretch even further into your week.

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Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole
Will Dickey

Sometimes a classic is what you need to get through the week. Serve with a side of garlic bread and a fresh salad to make this dish a filling meal.

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Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce Over Pappardelle Pasta

Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce over Pappardelle Pasta
Greg Dupree

Nothing says Sunday supper quite like Bolognese sauce, and you can use it all week. From serving with some pasta to using in spaghetti casserole dishes to serving over polenta, this rich dish can be repurposed as much as you see fit.

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Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini

Brittany Conerly; Prop Stylist: Christina Brockman; Food Stylist: Karen Rankin

This weeknight winner is also your Sunday dinner. This recipe will take you back to your childhood, with a little bit of added elegance. We use some dry white wine to give this dish a grown-up, sophisticated flavor.

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

This rich comfort food is a perfect stick-to-your ribs dish that will last you all week. You might be wondering, what's the difference between a Shepherd's Pie and a Cottage Pie ? It's all in the meat. Shepherd's pie uses lamb and Cottage Pie is made with beef.

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Old-Fashioned Chicken And Dumplings

Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Stylist: Christina Daley; Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Chicken And Dumplings is the ultimate rainy-day comfort food that no true Southerner can ever get enough of. The vegetables in this recipe add a fresh touch that makes this meal all the more satisfying.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Greg DuPree; Food Stylist: Ali Ramey; Prop Stylist: Hannah Greenwood

You might think that this belongs on a brunch spread or on your breakfast plate, but quiche is also a great dinner option. To make this recipe even easier, stick with using store-bought refrigerated pie crust.

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New Tuna Casserole With Potato Chips

New Tuna Casserole

Greg Dupree

Tuna Casserole has been around for ages, but this new version is something that will make you fall in love with dinner all over again. Covered in panko and crispy potato chips, this green-bean-and-tuna filled delight is perfect for any night.

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Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya

chicken and sausage jambalaya
Photographer: Jen Causey, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle, Food Stylist: Ruth Blackburn

Jambalaya is so good the first time, but it just gets better with age. This beloved Creole dish might just end up being the highlight of your whole week.

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Baked Ziti With Sausage

Baked Ziti with Sausage
Southern Living

This cheesy, cozy dish is perfect to heat up throughout a chilly week. It's one of those recipes that just warms you and your family up every time.

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Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Photography and Styling: Caitlin Bensel

When you pick up your Publix fried chicken for Sunday lunch, don't forget to pick up your rotisserie chicken , too. Toss in this soup and you'll savor all week long.

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Sheet Pan Meatloaf

Sheet Pan Meatloaf
Jennifer Causey; Food Styling: Loren Wood; Prop Styling: Christine Keely

This recipe starts with a layer of panko breadcrumbs on the bottom of the sheet pan to absorb some of the grease during the cooking process. Plus, this meatloaf takes a fraction of the active time and cooking period of a traditional meatloaf .

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Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor With All The Fixings

Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor with All the Fixings
Greg Dupree

This taco meat can go from being placed in a corn tortilla with radishes and crumbled goat cheese to a baja-style bowl with rice to a favorite nacho topping. The possibilities are endless.

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Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

Buffalo Chicken in your Mac And Cheese is a combination that will never disappoint. It's just the right amount of heat to perfectly compliment your kiddos favorite cheesy dish.

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Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Hannah Zimmerman

This hearty supper meat is the perfect vessel for any and all starches. From mashed potatoes to egg noodles to polenta, Mississippi Pot Roast is good on just about anything.

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Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup

Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Torie Cox

An unexpected way to bring in pasta. This rich and delicious soup is packed with flavor and will fill you up.

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Mushroom and Thyme Chicken-Broccoli Casserole

Mushroom and Thyme Chicken-Broccoli Casserole
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

If there would ever be a time when elegant and casserole went together, it would be for this dish. With refined seasoning and italian flavors, it's hard to believe that this dish only takes 40 minutes to bring together.

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Chicken Spaghetti

Easy Chicken Spaghetti
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

This spaghetti dish is not your traditional casserole. All you need is a Dutch oven and a 9x13 casserole dish, and you'll have a go-to recipe all week long.

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Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili

Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili
Hector M. Sanchez

This is one of those set it and forget it recipes that we always have in our back pocket. Top it however you like, from a slice of avocado to a dollop of sour cream, this is one of those can-do-no-wrong recipes.

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Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole

Kentucky Hot Brown Casserole
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

You might love the sandwich , but everyone in your family is going to adore this casserole. The bacon drippings that are added to the casserole base really take this dish to the next level.

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One-Hour Brunswick Stew

One-Hour Brunswick Stew
Antonis Achilleos; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

This classic soup is a staple for Sunday nights in certain parts of the South. Our version is made with shredded chicken and some smoked chicken sausage.

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Chicken-And-Wild Rice Casserole

Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
Becky Luigart-Stayner

When you want something to go your way this week, make this Chicken-And-Wild Rice Casserole. Trust us, this timeless classic never fails.

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Slow Cooker Red Beans And Rice

Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Howard Lee Puckett

This easy slow-cooker recipe really packs the flavor with turkey sausage, red beans and bell peppers. Be sure to serve over long grain rice .

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Smoked-Pork-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Smoked-Pork-Stuffed Pasta Shells
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

This filling dinner is so different and delicious that you will never tire of it. Packed with chopped smoked pork, ricotta cheese, and smothered in a combination of barbecue and pasta sauces, it's a surprising take on supper.

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French Onion Chicken Casserole

French Onion Chicken Casserole
Stacy Allen; Food Stylist: Karen Rankin; Prop Stylist: Lindsey Lower

French Onion Soup is always good, but in casserole form, it's something else. This rich, dreamy dish is one that we dream about.

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Easy Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork
Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

This five ingredient pulled pork will be the first thing you want to pull out and snack on from your fridge for the rest of the week. Make a pulled pork sandwich, put some in your Mac And Cheese , or just enjoy it with a baked potato.

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Hector Sanchez

This ultra creamy casserole is the perfect recipe to go from late Sunday lunch to weeknight dinner. Yes, it does include a whole container of sour cream, but it's oh-so-worth it.

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White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Of course we had to include one of our most-loved soups on this list. This recipe uses chicken thighs to ensure that this chili is rich in flavor and stands above the rest.

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