Are you looking for quick meals with few ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes? We’ve got you covered with 30 lazy Sunday dinner recipes including pasta, sandwich, toast, sauce, dip, and salad ideas.

These easy meals are low-efforttime-efficient, and beginner-friendly. You’ll be surprised by what you can cook, or mix together with pantry ingredients, and basic spices.

Lazy Sunday Dinners with sandwich and pasta

Browse through this list, and take your pick: from easy and healthy grain bowls, and quick pasta, to one-pot meals – all of them ready in 20 minutes. Hopefully, you’ll find a new lazy Sunday dinner favorite reading through this list!


Here's a selection of the easiest and quickest recipes, perfect for lazy (and busy) days.

These meals are family-friendly, vegetarian-friendly, and do not require any cooking skills (apart from boiling the water for pasta).

What can I make for dinner when I feel lazy?

Sauces and condiments are a great place to start if you feel like a low-effort dinner.

There are so many ways you can level up your meals with a good sauce! Take, for example, marinara as a base sauce for these easy and delightful meals:

tofu with tomato sauce

If you have mayonnaise in your fridge, or you feel like making this 5-minute egg-free mayonnaise, you can make a lazy dinner, such as:

  • BLT sandwich with toast and tomato slices
  • Eggsandwich with mayonnaise, mustard, tofu, and chives.
  • Carrot raisin salad with grated carrot, raisins, and parsley.
  • Serving of french fries with ketchup, mustard, and mayo.
vegan egg salad sandwich with vegan mayo
“egg salad” with mayonnaise.

How to store these easy meals

  • How to store: Most of these meals keep for 1 day in the refrigerator, best if stored in an airtight container.
  • How to freeze: You can also freeze most of these meals for up to 3 months (although not salads, and uncooked meals). To freeze them, let them cool down first, then transfer them to a freezer-friendly container, leaving some space to allow them to expand.
  • How to reheat: Thaw in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop. Before serving, garnish with fresh herbs. Always refer to the individual recipes for exact guidance.

More easy dinner ideas

If you’re still looking for ideas of what to cook, take a peek at our other easy recipe collections:

Chickpea soup with spoon and bread
Easy chickpea soup in less than 30 minutes.

For many more 30-minute meal ideas, check out our 30-minute meal category page.

Lazy Sunday Dinners with toast, pasta and easy sauces

30 Lazy Sunday Dinner Ideas

By: Nico Pallotta
5 from 1 vote
These easy meals are low-efforttime-efficient, and beginner-friendly. You'll be surprised by what you can cook, or mix together with pantry ingredients, and basic spices.
This avocado spread recipe is wholesome and nutritious, and you can make it in a few minutes with the help of a food processor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 people
Course: Brunch, Dip, Snack, Spread, Starter
Cuisine: American


  • Food processor


  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or more to taste
  • ½ clove garlic
  • teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and score its flesh with the tip of a knife. Then, scoop the flesh out and add it to a food processor.
    scoping out the avocado
  • Peel the garlic, cut it in half lengthwise, and remove its core, if any, with the tip of a knife. Next, slice the garlic and add it to the food processor.
    removing core of the garlic
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor: tahinifreshly squeezed lemon juicesalt, and black pepper.
    ingredients in a food processor
  • Pulse until you reach your desired texture. You might have to stop once or twice to scrape down the sides of the food processor.
    We think the avocado spread should be almost completely smooth, without too many avocado pieces.
    avocado spread in a food processor
  • Taste, adjust for salt and lemon juice, then transfer to a bowl and serve as a dip or a spread.
    avocado spread on toast with roasted chickpeas and cherry tomatoes


Avocado spread | use it for Avocado Toast + Avo Dip


Nutrition information is for 1 large portion of out 4.
Don’t have a food processor? No worries. You can make this recipe with a blender, potato masher, and even with a fork, mashing the avocado first, then adding in the other ingredients.


Calories: 209kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Potassium: 537mg, Dietary Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 153IU, Vitamin B6: 0.3mg, Vitamin C: 15mg, Vitamin E: 2mg, Vitamin K: 21µg, Calcium: 25mg, Folate: 91µg, Iron: 1mg, Manganese: 0.2mg, Magnesium: 37mg, Zinc: 1mg
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