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5 Sunday Night Dinner and Brunch Ideas for the Entire Family

Sundays are a treasured day in most family homes, and it is tradition with many Italian families to have a Sunday get-together. These Sunday gatherings are usually over a sizeable Italian inspired dinner, but some may choose to catch up over brunch. Either way, they are an excellent way to get everyone together at the end of the weekend over a delicious meal. It is a great way to help set the premise and tone for the week ahead.

Prepping for family get-togethers can seem like a lot, but the best part is you have all the extra hands you need to offer support. This can allow you to try a few new recipes if you are up for the challenge and share some delicious dishes, so there is something for everyone.

There is no such thing as too much food when it comes to feeding and cooking for family! Our goal is to help you get creative and try a few new recipes so you can share your family’s reviews with us.

If you are looking for a few family-style recipes to feed a large group, then look no further. With the help of some delicious D’Italiano® bread, your family will ask you to host Sunday night dinner weekly.

Some of our favourite family-style recipes are the Bread Size Pasta Torte. With only a few simple ingredients and delicious comforts, you will be more than satisfied with this dish. Not only is it relatively simple to make. It is also the perfect dish to make in advance and reheat when you are ready to serve. It only takes 40 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to cook and serve a family of 12 or more.

Even in the colder weather, burgers are always a good idea. No one can ever say no to a delicious burger. Burgers are a great way to serve a large group and can be served in a variety of ways. This recipe for burgers with roasted pepper and onions is necessary at your next family gathering.

If you want to change things up at your next family gathering, our nacho recipe is the perfect dish to try out. Serve as an appetizer or a side at your next family dinner and let us know what your family thinks. A quick and delicious recipe only takes 55 minutes and can feed over 12 people.

A family-style dinner is never complete without a big salad. Whether or not you enjoy salads, our recipe for the Italian inspired bread salad is impossible to turn down. Using a mix of tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, herbs, cheese and olives, you are guaranteed to win over the non-vegetables’ fans.

Nothing screams Italian style comfort food more than a meatball, and what is even better than a classic twist on a meatball sub? This recipe is for a Pasta and Meatball Meat Loaf Sandwich. These open-faced sandwiches are soo delicious and can easily feed six or more people.

Aside from the traditional Sunday night dinners, a Sunday brunch is another excellent way to get everyone together and have the rest of the day to get prepared for the week. If you are looking for a few brunch-inspired recipes, you are in the right place. We have something to satisfy everyone’s wants and needs, whether sweet or savoury.


Start with the vegetable strata if you want to prep a dish in advance for your brunch. It is an easy make-ahead recipe that serves up to eight people and is an easy family-style dish. If you want to take things up a notch, our brioche-style Baked Egg-in-the-Hole is simple, quick, and fun to eat. If you are looking for a few sweeter brunch options our French toast with mascarpone or our Ricotta fig and honey, brioche-style toast is the perfect place to start. If you are looking to appease any guests that are not egg fans, try this sweet potato with Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich. Last but not least, a Halloumi Pesto Panini is full of delicious flavour.