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All-Time Best Recipes Series

All-Time Best Sunday Suppers

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After 25 years of turning out roasts, stews, and comfort-food casseroles, the experts at Cook’s Illustrated are the ultimate resource for foolproof Sunday suppers. In All-Time Best Sunday Suppers, we’ve gathered 75 perfect recipes from our extensive archives to help make Sunday the happiest day of the week.

Crafting Your Sunday Supper

The Sunday Supper Matrix
Stress-Free Appetizers to Kick Off the Evening

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Gorgonzola
Chunky Guacamole
Spiced Nuts
Curry-Spiced Nuts
Warm Marinated Artichoke Hearts and Olives
Baked Goat Cheese with Olive Oil and Herbs
Smoked Salmon with Herbed Crème Fraîche and Potato Chips
The Art of Making a Good Salad
A Winning Salad Dressing (and More)

Make-Ahead Vinaigrette
Homemade Croutons
Parmesan Croutons
Simple Sides to Mix and Match
Broiled Asparagus with Lemon
Creamy Parmesan Polenta
Broccolini with Broned Butter
Classic Couscous
Couscous with Curry and Mint
Quinoa Pilaf with Herbs and Lemon
Foolproof Baked White Rice
Green Beans Amandine
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Old-World Classics

Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
Chicken Parmesan
Chunky Tomato Sauce
Chicken Marsala
Chicken Stew
Herb-Stuffed Pork Chops
Pork Schnitzel
Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Peach Sauce
Meatballs and Marinara
Beef Burgundy
Classic Pot Roast
Slow-Roasted Beef
Horseradish Sauce
Simple Pot-au-Feu
Best Ground Beef Chili
Rigatoni with Warm-Spiced Beef Ragu
Rigatoni with Minted Lamb Ragu
Baked Manicotti

Modern Family Dinners

Flank Steak Peperonata
Pomegranate-Braised Beef Short Ribs with Prunes and Sesame
Roast Pork Loin with Sweet Potatoes and Cilantro Sauce
Italian Sausage with Grapes and Vinegar
Mexican Lasagna with Pork, Corn, and Pinto Beans
Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Pot Pie
Pan-Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Chicken Marbella
White Chicken Chili
Baked Ziti with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage
Mediterranean-Style Shrimp and Orzo Casserole
Cod in Saffron Broth with Chorizo and Potatoes
Prosciutt-Wrapped Cod with Lemon-Caper Butter
Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Lemon and Ginger
Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Lime and Coriander
Sesame-Crusted Salmon with Orange and Chili Powder
Southwestern Salmon Cakes
Mussels Marinara with Spaghetti
Seared Scallops with Squash Puree and Sage Butter

The Lazy Sunday Cook

Ziti with Fennel and Italian Sausage
Unstuffed Shells with Butternut Squash and Leeks
Skillet Pasta Puttanesca
Shrimp Piccata Pasta
Almost Hands-Free Risotto with Chicken and Herbs
Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Ratatouille
French Chicken in a Pot with Red Potatoes, Carrots, and Shallots
Roasted Pork Chops and Vegetables with Parsley Vinaigrette
Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Fennel, Tomatoes, Artichokes, and Olives
Chuck Roast Dinner in Foil
Rosemary Steak Tips with Gorgonzola Polenta
Meatloaf Florentine
Clams with Pearl Couscous, Chorizo, and Leeks
Salmon with Asparagus and Chive Butter Sauce

Sunday Around the World

Ancho-Orange Pork Burritos
Chinese Cilantro Pork
Peruvian Roast Chicken with Swiss Chard and Sweet Potatoes
Chicken Bouillabaise
Latine-Style Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)
Indian-Spiced Chicken with Yogurt Sauce (Tandoori Chicken)
Filipino Chicken Adobo
Za'atar-Rubbed Butterflied Chicken
Quick Preserved Lemons
Enchiladas Verdes
Shrimp Pad Thai
Thai Curry Rice with Cod
Miso-Glazed Salmon
Sesame Sushi Rice
Argentine Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
Japanese-Style Stir-Fried Noodles with Beef
Sesame-Orange Spice Blend
Panang Beef Curry
Cuban Braised Shredded Beef (Ropa Vieja)
Moroccan Braised White Beans with Lamb

Meatless Sundays

Mushroom Bolognese
Campanelle with Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Walnuts
Eggplant Parmesan
Hearty Vegetable Lasagna
Farro Bowl with Tofu, Mushrooms, and Spinach
Miso-Ginger Sauce
Ultimate Vegetarian Chili
Stir-Fried Eggplant with Garlic-Basil Sauce
Fish Sauce Substitute
Stewed Chickpeas with Eggplant and Tomatoes
Potato Vindaloo
Thai Vegetable Green Curry with Jasmine Rice Cakes
Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos
Easy Cherry Tomato Salsa
Quinoa and Vegetable Stew
Quinoa and Vegetable Stew with Eggs