These Wholesome Dishes Deserve a Spot on Your Sunday Dinner Table

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Delicious dishes that serve up comfort and are healthy too — that's pretty much food perfection. These Sunday dinner recipes, featuring vibrant fruits and vegetables, are packed with intense flavors, indulgent textures, and great-for-you ingredients.

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Peach, Cucumber, and Tomato Bread Salad with Smashed-Walnut Vinaigrette

Peach, Cucumber & Tomato Bread Salad With Smashed-Walnut Vinaigrette
Chelsea Kyle

Yes, your wildest dreams have come true: Bread *can* be a salad! In this Sunday dinner recipe, chunks of crusty ciabatta bread are tossed with peaches, tomatoes, mint, and all the juices to create a starter you won't want to end.

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Creamy Pasta with Crispy Mushrooms

Creamy Pasta With Crispy Mushrooms
Chelsea Kyle

On cool evenings, make this luxurious Sunday dinner recipe with giant paccheri or rigatoni pasta, flavorful mushrooms, and blended butter beans to take the creaminess up a notch.

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Cauliflower and Tomato Ragù Over Polenta with Crispy Rosemary

Cauliflower & Tomato Ragù Over Polenta With Crispy Rosemary
Chelsea Kyle

If you have veg-forward eaters coming to your Sunday dinner, you better make a batch of this vegetarian ragù, which uses cauliflower in place of ground meat. Serve the mixture over a hot bowl of polenta, and you've got a meal that will satisfy your guests for hours — well, at least until dessert.

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Stir-Fried Squash with Pork, Basil, and Peppers Over Rice

Stir-Fried Squash With Pork, Basil & Peppers Over Rice
Chelsea Kyle

This isn't your traditional Sunday dinner recipe. In this spin on stir-fry, you'll find bright flavors from fresh basil and peppers, chunks of pork, and crispy summer squash.

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Chili-Spiced Chickpea Pie

Chili-Spiced Chickpea Pie
Chelsea Kyle

In this upscale take on your Grandma's classic savory skillet, veggies take the spotlight, with chickpeas, corn, carrots, and green beans offering a satisfying crunch. Plus, there's a mashed potato crust (!!!).

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Black Bean, Orange, and Feta Sweet Potatoes

Black Bean, Orange and Feta Sweet Potatoes
Caitlin Bensel

When you're in need of a Sunday dinner recipe that helps you beat the winter blues, turn to this zesty, spicy, creamy, crunchy meal. The sweetness of the potatoes is offset by the zing of the oranges, and you get a helping of protein-packed black beans in every bite.

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Mushroom-Buckwheat Stuffed Peppers with Za'atar and Mustardy Aioli

Mushroom-Buckwheat Stuffed Peppers With Za’atar and Mustardy Aioli
Caitlin Bensel

The buckwheat and mushroom filling and distinctive Cubanelle peppers give this classic dish a healthy, modern twist. Can't find buckwheat? Sub your favorite whole grain, such as farro or quinoa, into this Sunday dinner recipe instead.

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Chicken-Quinoa Meatballs with Kabocha Squash and Yogurt Sauce

Chicken-Quinoa Meatballs With Kabocha Squash and Yogurt Sauce
Caitlin Bensel

Beef and breadcrumbs may be the standard for meatballs, but this chicken-quinoa version is going to become your go-to for Sunday dinners. Along with those two staples, you'll need a few different spices for flavor and fresh veggies to turn the dish into a filling meal.

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Zesty Winter Salad with Shrimp, Farro, and Pickled Poppy Seed Dressing

Zesty Winter Salad with Shrimp, Farro and Pickled Poppy Seed Dressing
Caitlin Bensel

This showstopper of a winter salad gets just the right amount of punch from the pickled poppy seed dressing. While shrimp is the recommended protein in this Sunday dinner recipe, feel free to swap it for your favorite, whether it be chicken or tempeh, if you're steering clear of seafood.

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Slow-Roasted Grapefruit-Ginger Salmon and Crisp Broccoli Pilaf

Slow-Roasted Grapefruit-Ginger Salmon and Crisp Broccoli Pilaf
Caitlin Bensel

A flavorful Sunday dinner that's ready to eat in just 45 minutes? Um, yes, please. This dish gets a punch of tartness from the dried cranberries and some warmth from the ginger. After one bite, you'll never go back to lemon-drizzled salmon again.

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