5 Satisfying Sunday Supper Recipes to Make This Week
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When I hear the word "Sunday," all I can hear is the triumphant blare of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George (sorry the niche reference; I highly suggest you acquaint yourself with it). But all I can think about when Sunday rolls around is what I'm going to make for dinner. On Sunday, you've got all the time in the world, and of course, here at Food Network, we think that time is best spent cooking. Here are five recipes that will ensure you have a triumphant Sunday of your own — and you can cook them right alongside us in the Food Network Kitchen app.
The Mauro Family Sunday Gravy (above)
For Italian-Americans in particular, a Sunday sauce (or "gravy," if you're with it), piled over meatballs and pasta is quintessential. You'd feel weird starting off the week without it. And the story is no different in Jeff Mauro's house; he shows off his mom's recipe, which carefully layers tons of flavor in his class.
Frankly, to even hear the words "classic roast chicken" is to wrap yourself in a relaxing hug and just let out a big sigh. This deceptively simple dish will always make you feel like a rockstar in the kitchen and you'll know you're serving your family something elegant, comforting, and hearty. Michael Ruhlman takes his recipe a step further by turning the pan drippings into a sauce. C'est magnifique!
Sometimes we like to rethink ratios here in Food Network Kitchen. And frankly it just seemed puzzling that anyone would ever want to eat chicken pot pie without every. single. bite containing crust. The sheet pan was the obvious answer here — more surface area means you need more of the good stuff to cover that classic pot pie filling — super comforting on a chilly Sunday evening.
If your idea of Sunday cooking is browning some meat, making a quick sauce, layering it all up with noodles and cheese, and then walking away for six hours — this Catherine McCord recipe is for you. Have your Sunday (stroll in the park, anyone?) and eat it too with this easy lasagna dish that's still impresses. 12 layers, hello!
Of course, while there are times when we love the slow cooker, there are times when we think you should skip it. And in the case of pot roast, we're on team "actually roast that baby." This recipe is part of Food Network Kitchen's Bests, which means we thought extra carefully about the solutions that make a recipe both super-delicious but also super savvy. And in the case of this roast, we want you to brown the meat and veggies before they take their long nap in the oven, nestled in a glossy sauce. The added flavor makes all the difference. Cook it step-by-step with us so you don't miss a beat in the Food Network Kitchen app.