Giada Wants to Bring Back Sunday Night Dinner

And we are here for it.

October 12, 2018

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Giada has teamed up with cookware company Lagostina to bring back the Sunday night dinner in the most stylish way – a limited-edition 4-quart Dutch oven that's pretty and practical. It’s the perfect size for the best cozy and classic dinners that everyone loves. Since the craziness of summer and back-to-school are behind us, it's the perfect time to refocus on the important things, like family, friends and big bowls of hearty stew. (Priorities, am I right?)

She says, “Sunday dinner has been a tradition in my family since I was a kid, which is why I’m so excited to partner with Lagostina (a brand I’ve used since culinary school!) to create my very own Giada Dutch Oven ... it cooks my recipes as beautifully as it presents them & hopefully will inspire you to make Sunday dinners a tradition too!”

The best part about a big Sunday dinner? You'll probably have leftover from these bigger-batch meals, which means you just got a head start on your easy weeknight dinners. Check out a few of our favorite ways to get the whole family to the table on Sunday night.


Osso Buco
Giada's Osso Buco is a classic meal that's almost guaranteed to get everyone to the table. (Bonus: It's also the perfect way to test out Giada's Dutch oven.) It's one of those meals that'll have family members drifting into the kitchen to find out what time dinner is going to be ready.

Slow-Cooker Sunday Gravy
Want the taste of slow-cooked gravy (tomato sauce to the uninformed) but don't have the time to sit near the stove all day? We know the feeling. Browning the meat before everything goes into the slow cooker helps to achieve the taste that you want without the constant babysitting of the pot. If you don't have a stovetop-safe slow cooker insert, use a large pan and make sure to scrape up all of the browned bits at the bottom when you transfer to the slow cooker.


Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Anne Burrell's five-star lasagna is a guaranteed hit at the table. We don't like being sneaky about giving our families vegetables or anything, but no one will notice that there are sautéed mushrooms and zucchini mixed in with all of the cheesy goodness.

Chicken Stew
Giada's chicken stew tastes like it's been simmering on the stove all day, but it actually takes less than an hour to make. It's the perfect pick-me-up for a chilly fall day. Whatever you do, pick up a loaf of crusty bread for dipping.


Photo by: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Tara Donne, FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Sunday Rib Roast
Do Sunday dinner like Ina and everyone will be impressed. One word of caution, make sure your oven is very clean before cooking this meal – since it'll be sitting around 500 degrees for a while, all of the food that has dripped inside will get smoky!

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Pot Roast.

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Pot Roast.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Instant Pot Pot Roast
The cook time for this classic family meal is cut in half when you use an Instant Pot. If you weren't convinced about Sunday dinner before, you probably are now.

Slow-Cooker Sunday Stew
This beef stew has some surprise ingredients: beer is added to the simmering liquid and a jalapeno will add a little bit of heat, but not enough to scare the little ones away. Serve over buttery herbed noodles, because Ree knows the way to all of our hearts (and stomachs).

Macaroni and Cheese
If macaroni and cheese doesn't bring everyone together, we're not sure what will. Ree serves her mac and cheese with a D.I.Y. sliders bar, but we've been known to tuck into a bowl with some steamed broccoli mixed in. Because, balance.

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