16 Dishes For The Perfect Sunday Italian Dinner @Foodie #ad

One of the things I love most about being Italian, are the big Sunday dinners with family and friends.  If you have ever been to an Italian house, you know this is a regular get together and the cook (or cooks) go all out.  Today, I am excited to share the above collection I created on Foodie, so you can experience a true Italian Sunday Dinner!  The collection is my….

Italian Sunday Dinner

Featured in the collection above are some tasty treats, that are perfect for a traditional Italian sunday dinner.  The more people the better.  I, myself, make homemade pasta sauce and meatballs (my grandmother’s recipe).  It’s one of my family’s favorite recipes.  I’ll have to try to share it with you all sometime.

Featured in my collection are antipasto goodies, salads, soups, pastas, and desserts…doesn’t that tiramisu look divine?? The big thing about Italian Sunday dinners, is it gives the family a chance to enjoy each others company.  That’s the key.  The food is always great, but the company is better.

So, the next time you are planning a Sunday dinner, why not plan it Italian style.  Seriously, you can’t go wrong with Italian!  What is your favorite Italian dish?

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  1. 1

    I love Italian food – can I come to your house sometime for dinner?! You said the more the merrier. LOL!

  2. 2

    Oh these look amazing.. I love Italian dinner night… My family looks forward to it all week. Love the pictures, they are making me hungry!

  3. 3

    I spy canolis!! I am from a big Italian family and a big Sunday dinner with canolis for dessert was a must when I was growing up!

  4. 4

    We love Italian food, unfortunately our diet doesn’t. We do still treat ourselves every once in a while!

  5. 5

    I am drooling! I LOVE Italian food especially Tiramisu and Cannolis!

  6. 6

    I love Italian dishes. These are great recipes to try.

  7. 7

    I love Italian food. Pasta is my happy place!

  8. 9

    Toni- what a great collection of Sunday dinners! My favorite is the chocolate cannoli and the fried ravioli…YUM! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. 10

    Omg that slide show was making me so hungry! We always do an Italian dinner on Sundays. Usually pasta and something else. My daughter is obsessed with raviolis.

  10. 11

    I love anything Italian!! I am such a pasta addict! I used to have a pasta maker and this really makes me wish I still did! Yummo!

  11. 12

    Yes please one of each!!! All those dishes look amazing! I have never had tiramisu but it looks SO good!

  12. 13

    I am not a big Italian food lover, but my kids used to be. These all look so delicious

  13. 14

    I’m coming to your house one Sunday!

  14. 15

    oh my. i feel the need for a full 9 course italian meal right now!!!

  15. 16

    I’m drooling! I LOVE tiramisu and canolis! YUM!

  16. 17

    I wish I had a big piece of Italian Tiramisu right about now! And I could go for some of that tortellini too!

  17. 18

    I love having themed dinners and Italian is always yummy!

  18. 19

    I ADORE Tiramisu. It’s one of my rare splurges. I don’t even care what’s in it. Just eat.

  19. 20

    Italian is a huge favorite in my family. Great dinner suggestions.

  20. 21

    Oh my! I haven’t had fried ravioli in years. I love it! You just reminded me how much I love it! I’m a big fan or tortellini too!

  21. 22

    I have been thinking of doing an Italian meal night, this is perfect timing. Makes it super easy to find great recipes for our meal.

  22. 23

    These all look so good! I could go for some cheese tortillini right about now.

  23. 24

    Oh please invite me!!! All of your choices look just scrumptious!! I could go for some tiramisu right now.

  24. 25

    I love the big Sunday dinners. I wish this was a tradition in our family. It sounds like a lovely tradition.

  25. 26

    You had me at tiramisu. You can’t go wrong when you have one of these for dessert.

  26. 27

    Oh! I want to check out some of those pastas! I love Italian dinners! And I love Foodie!

  27. 28

    I love fried ravioli! I first had it in St. Louis and now I am hooked.

  28. 29

    I am of Italian heritage, so of course, I love all Italian food! I love the selection of foods you have shared!

  29. 30

    You had me at Italian! Having went to Italy back in 2003, I love everything about the culture, especially the desserts. Hello chocolate cannoli!

  30. 31

    Italian is my favorite! I seriously could eat it everyday. Always looking for more recipes and ideas to add to the collection! Thanks!

  31. 32

    Mmmm, these look so decadent and tasty. I can’t wait to try out a few of the recipes. Will have to get my husband to look them up and make some for us.

  32. 33

    mmm All of those dishes look delicious. I haven’t had tiramisu in such a long time. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  33. 34

    Oh wow, you had me at Cannoli! LOVE!! Such great recipes, thanks for all the delicious suggestions!!

  34. 35

    Oh how I love me some Italian food! I think that is why I married an Italian…lol! Great line-up of recipes.

  35. 36

    I”m officially hungry and craving Italian food for dinner..

  36. 37

    My favorite of all time is eggplant Parmesan. My husband would love it if I made that Tiramisu recipe!

  37. 38

    I love Italian food and your round up of dishes has everything for the perfect meal just like you said. Yum!

  38. 39

    I could eat my weight in tiramisu. It and the cheese tortellini look so good!

  39. 40

    ohhhhh Cannoli! I love Cannoli! When I lived in New Jersey, there was a place that had the most awesome stromboli, and cannoli!

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    my 2 favorite Italian deserts – Taramasu and Cannolis!

  41. 42

    My husband’s family is Italian and we LOVE eating great Italian food. This is perfect to add to my collection of Italian recipes I just created!

  42. 43

    What a great collection! I’m not Italian, but I sure do love Italian foods! 🙂

  43. 44

    Yes, I love a good Italian dish! Looks delicious!

  44. 45

    Oh yummy! I am officially hungry! There is nothing I love more than Tiramisu! That version looks fantastic!

  45. 46

    Can I have one of everything in your list?

  46. 47

    Italian is my favorite cuisine! I have to check out these ideas, thanks for sharing

  47. 48

    I don’t know where to start. Cannolis or Pasta. Canolis or Pasta. Ah shoot….I’ll just make it all at once! 😀

  48. 49

    This looks amazing, I wish I could have authentic Italian Sunday dinner, I bet it’s a dream come true.

  49. 50

    I love Italian food! There are so many I love, I can’t name just one!

  50. 51

    Nom nom nom! Italian is my favorite.

  51. 52

    Who wouldn’t want to have some italian foodie for dinner, rigth? love it!

  52. 53

    I love tortellini! Everything looks so tasty! We always say come for the food, stay for the family!

  53. 54

    Oh I am so hungry now! Those all look really great . Yum, may have to add some to the menu this week

  54. 55

    Great pasta and desserts! I have going to have to look through all of these again and mark the ones my family would love. Beautiful photos.

  55. 56

    Italian is always great for family dinners because there is so much!

  56. 57

    My favorite Italian dish is Spaghetti. I like most any of them though, and you’re right, that Tiramisu does look fantabulous!

  57. 58

    Foodie is an awesome place to keep track of stellar recipes! I’d have to try that tiramisu. YUM!

  58. 59

    I love Italian cuisine. It’s DELISH. Italian desserts aren’t bad, either!

  59. 60

    I loves Sunday dinners! Great list! 🙂

  60. 61

    Ooh… tiramisu! I love Italian foods, especially the desserts! Can you tell I’m drooling?!

  61. 62

    Oh my gosh these look so delicious! I would love a nice cannoli or plate of tortellini right now! Thanks for the inspiration to make some yummy dishes.

  62. 63

    My Hubs is Italian, and before he went on his diet. If there wasn’t pasta in the house, there was nothing to eat. That tiramisu looks delish!

  63. 64

    I love your selections! The tiramisu looks delicious! I’ve never had homemade cheese tortellini, I have to check that one out!

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    LOVE italian food! Not sure my waistline does though 🙂

  65. 66

    I am addicted to Italian food. It is by far the favorite food I turn to. Olive Garden is my favorite restaurant which is Italian foods. I am going to have to try some of these meals you shared. What a great list!

  66. 67

    I’m not Italian, but I might just have to make our next family dinner Italian. Those dishes look delicious.

  67. 68

    Italian food is my absolute FAVORITE – my parents are actually over in Rome right now, and we begged my Mom to ask around for some cooking tips!
    Those cannoli’s look DELICIOUS!

  68. 69

    Italian is my favorite cuisine of all time. Lasagna is probably my favorite thing.

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    Cheese Tortellini is my favorite! Although I do like to mix it up with crab or mushrooms too.

  70. 71

    Italian food is my favorite! It is so easy to make, delicious and filling. I have never made a Tiramisu before, but it is on my must make soon list!

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    Growing up Italian, Sunday dinners meant family and lots of food, something my Colorado German/Scottish husband didn’t understand. For us Sunday meals are one of only a handful one that we get to sit down together as an entire family and not rush through. Great meal ideas…and I LOVE cannoli!

  72. 73

    Italian food is my favorite and I grew up on it since my mother is half-Italian. I love being able to prepare these traditional recipes at home.

  73. 74

    I only do well with dinner when I plan everything so thanks for the great ideas to save!

  74. 75

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Italian food too! I think I can make some pretty good dishes too!

  75. 76

    All of those look amazing!I could go for some of those tortellini right now.

  76. 77

    I work every Sunday but the first one off I may have to try some of your recipes. These look like a great way to spend dinner.

  77. 78

    I *love* italian food. I have to say I’m a fan of the classic cannoli!

  78. 79

    Can I come over for dinner? It all sounds so good. I love Italian food. Problem is I inevitably end up eating way too much.

  79. 80

    AHHHHH!!!! Yum, Yum, and Yum some more! Italian food is my favorite and I’ll for sure be adding some of these recipes to the rotation!

  80. 81

    I don’t do much italian besides spaghetti and meatballs. I’m not really that great of a cook but hubby is. I’m sure he’ll love this.

  81. 82

    I love Italian food. It is so yummy. All these dishes look fantastic and yummy.

  82. 83

    It really depends on who’s cooking it as to what my favorite Italian dish is. If I’m doing the cooking, I love a simple rigatoni. If my aunt is cooking, definitely manacotti. If my Mom is cooking, it’s lasagna all the way!

  83. 84

    I’m stuck on the desserts. I totally want to try the cannoli! But I also love pasta fagioli!

  84. 85

    Italian food is a big favorite of mine, and I certainly miss my grandma’s cooking. I would practically kill for a good cannoli!

  85. 86

    Oh fried ravioli! I love those. That’s about all I’ll eat at Olive Garden.

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    Pasta e Fagioli is my favorite soup to eat at Olive Garden. That with a plate of Fried Ravioli and Cannelloni to end the meal… why that would make the perfect Sunday Dinner!

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    Oh my gosh, I totally want a cannoli now!

  88. 89

    I love Sunday dinners with the family, it’s a time to get together to catch up, laugh, share, and create new memories. The Prosciutto and Fontina Cheese Fritters look amazing!

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    Sandra VanHoey :

    Italian meals are my favorite, a nice cheesy lasagna and I am in. I think everyone loves Italian food

  90. 91

    Gracious, you take me back to Jersey and Sundays at mt in-laws. Discussions were very vocal, kids were underfoot, someone managed to get their feelings hurt, but the food, man the food was good!

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