Are you tired of the chaos and constant rush of everyday life? Are you longing for those moments when everyone in the family can come together, sit down, and enjoy a delicious meal while creating lasting memories? Look no further! In this blog post, we have curated 20 mouthwatering sit-down dinner recipes that are not only incredibly tasty but also perfect for bringing the whole family together. So put away your devices, gather around the table, and let's savor these delectable dishes while cherishing some much-needed quality time with our loved ones.
When it comes to dinner time, why not ditch the TV tray in front of the television and bring the family together for a delicious sit-down meal? From hearty main dishes to delectable desserts, we've got 25 recipes that are sure to please everyone at the table. So gather up your loved ones and enjoy some quality time with these fantastic recipes.
Benefits of Eating Together as a Family
When it comes to dinner time, sitting down together as a family has countless benefits. Not only is it an opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal, but it’s also a chance to bond with loved ones and catch up on the day.
Here are some of the top benefits of eating together as a family:
1. It strengthens relationships
Sharing a meal is a great way to strengthen relationships. When everyone is gathered around the table, it’s an opportunity to really connect with one another. You can catch up on each other’s day, share stories, and just enjoy each other’s company.
2. It builds communication skills
Eating together as a family also helps build communication skills. This is because it provides a regular time for everyone to talk and listen to one another. Over time, this can help improve communication within the family overall.
3. It teaches kids healthy eating habits
When kids see their parents making healthy choices at mealtimes, they’re more likely to do the same. Eating together as a family can help teach kids about making nutritious choices and portion control. It’s also a chance for them to try new foods and expand their taste buds!
4. It sets a good example for kids
In addition to teaching healthy eating habits, sitting down for family meals can also set a good example for kids in terms of manners and social skills.
Slow Cooker Lamb Ragu by Aussie Home Cook
This slow cooker lamb ragu pairs perfectly with pappardelle pasta for a fragrant and delicious dinner that cooks itself. Your family will gladly gather around the table to enjoy this!
Roasted Bone In Turkey Breast by Peel With Zeal
Turkey isn’t just for holidays! This recipe makes a great family style meal that is perfect for a sit down Sunday dinner.
Chicken and Potatoes in Cider Cream Sauce by Maplevine Kitchen
Chicken and potatoes can get boring after a while. This recipe uses a decadent cider cream sauce to jazz things up a little. I know you will love this variety of flavors.
Garlic Chicken and Broccoli by Low Carb Spark
Make creamy garlic chicken with broccoli, spinach and tomatoes for a satisfying family meal. Serve with garlic bread on the side for a fuss free dinner that everyone will want seconds of.
Garlic and Onion Mac n Cheese by Urban Bakes
This mac n cheese makes for a great family dinner. Skip the meat, or add grilled chicken if you like. This dish has such a great flavor and is easy to prepare.
Chicken and Ham Pie by Mrs Jones Kitchen
Make a savory pie with ham and chicken tucked into a flaky crust. Your family will love this for a cozy meal on a chilly evening.
Dutch Oven Pot Roast by A Full Living
Pop a pot roast into the Dutch Oven with carrots, celery and potatoes for a hearty and wholesome family meal that everyone will love. This reheats well for leftovers for lunch if you have them!
Rosemary and Lemon Chicken by Platter Talk
Make this flavorful chicken for an easy family meal. This pairs well with potatoes in any form or a salad. You are going to love the aromatics of this chicken dish.
Creamy Chicken Marsala by Dish in the Kitchen
Make this creamy chicken marsala for a sit down meal. It has hearty mushrooms and the best blend of spices. I know you will love this over mashed potatoes.
Braised Short Ribs Without Red Wine by Scratch Market
You don’t need red wine to braise the best short ribs. Make this meal to share with your hungry family and anticipate rave reviews with each bite.
Tortellini Soup by Love From the Oven
Make this tortellini soup with sausage for a chilly fall day, it is hearty, delicious and absolutely some of the best comfort food you can get on the table in under 30 minutes.
Baked Chicken Parm by Primavera Kitchen
This chicken parm is healthier, yet just as tasty. Make this for an easy family meal that everyone will want seconds of. Serve this with a salad and bread for a feast.
Italian Lamb Meatballs by Salted Mint
Italian lamb meatballs in rich tomato sauce is a great idea for a hearty family dinner. Serve over pasta, or on buns for subs. You could just munch on them as is if you like.
Spaghetti Lasagna by Healthy Recipes 101
Make a baked pasta dish that has plenty of lasagna flavor without the effort of layering all of the ingredients. Spaghetti noodles are the perfect solution for a filling and unique meal you can get ready in just an hour.
Roasted Rosemary Chicken by Seasonal Cravings
A roasted chicken with aromatic rosemary is just the thing to make to draw your loved ones to the table for a classic sit down dinner. Serve with potatoes and a veggie for a filling, fuss free meal.
Zucchini Ricotta Bacon Pasta by I Food Real
Make a pasta dish with garden fresh veggies and bacon for a creamy and filling dinner. Serve with bread for an easy meal that tastes even better than Olive Garden.
Apple Cherry Stuffed Pork Loin by Garlic and Zest
Make a stuffed pork loin for a tasty twist on your everyday dinners. This looks like it was quite the feat to make, but really it is not complicated, so you will have plenty of time to spend with your family.
Electric Skillet Pot Roast by In the Kitch
Pull out your electric skillet to make this easy and flavorful roast. It has carrots, potatoes, onions and the most tender beef roast for an easy to make and easy to clean up meal.
Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers by Coley Cooks
Make this sausage and peppers for a fuss free meal that will have your family running to the table after they smell this in the oven! This is easy and so delicious!
Cheesy Stuffed Shells by Knife and Paddle
Make these cheesy stuffed shells for a great dish that everyone can enjoy. It pairs well with salad or bread, and reheats well for leftovers the next day.
Quality time with the family is essential for a strong and loving bond. With these 20 delicious sit-down dinner recipes, you can bring your family together in the kitchen and around the table. Whether it's trying out something new or enjoying an old favorite, these meals will make lasting memories that everyone can enjoy. So get cooking and start making some special moments!