Bonfire Night recipes to share with family and friends on fireworks night, including Lorraine Pascale's s'mores pops, casseroles, stews and plenty more warming dishes
Bonfire Night recipes to share with family and friends on fireworks night, whether you’re hosting a party of getting everyone together for a hot dinner before going out to watch the fireworks.
Go for chunky soups, hearty stews or sticky toffee cakes for something very autumnal and warming. The only thing left to do once you’ve enjoyed one of our bonfire night recipes is to layer up and head out to enjoy the fireworks displays!
Lorraine Pascale makes classic American s’mores into easy s’mores marshmallow pops (pictured) dipped in chocolate and crushed digestives or ginger nuts. They’re a lovely treat for both kids and adults so you’ll really make the occasion very special if you make them. Plus, they take no time at all to throw together.
For a really warming meal to enjoy before or after the fireworks, why not try our beef meatballs in Guinness – they really are the ultimate comfort food. They are super tasty, warming and filling which makes them the ideal autumn dish. The same goes for our Mexican meatball soup. Any dish with a bit of a kick to it is bound to warm you up so add as much or little heat as you fancy (or can handle!).
Soup is also a great option; our cauliflower cheese soup with bacon and chicory is a favourite, especially as it’s so deliciously cheesy.
For dessert, why not give our butterscotch apple pudding a go – the flavours are an absolute dream together. Sticky date cake with toffee frosting is also another great option. Anything sticky and indulgent is perfect for this time of year and ideal to kick off bonfire night festivities!
Whether you’re looking for a warming, filling dish to serve up before the fireworks or a sweet and sticky dessert, we’ve got everything you could need for the perfect bonfire night menu. Click through to find more of our bonfire night recipes…
Make a pot of a beef meatballs in Guinness with horseradish dumplings for a bit of a kick. It will warm everyone up before the fireworks.
Pop this Boston baked beans recipe in the oven and it will pretty much cook itself – perfect for relaxed entertaining! Leave out the lardons for a vegetarian option.
Delicious comfort food without the guilt – try our venison casserole recipe for a leaner winter stew.
A mix of melted cheese, crispy lardons and layered potatoes make this warming tartiflette recipe
A Mexican favourite, you can make our chilli and butternut squash quesadillas recipe with whatever cheese and vegetables you have to hand for flexible, stress-free entertaining.
Korean marinated chicken with noodles is easy to make for a crowd. Marinate the chicken the night before to make a very speedy dinner.
So easy to make, this maple and cayenne chicken wings with corn on the cob recipe will go down a storm with your guests.
A sticky toffee pudding in a cake – perfect for sharing! You’ll love our sticky date cake with toffee frosting recipe.
This slow cooked cider-spiced pulled pork recipe is a real show-stopper and can even be put in the oven overnight to achieve meltingly tender meat.
A hearty starter or a simple meal in itself, your guests will love the comforting flavours of our cauliflower cheese soup with bacon and chicory recipe.
This toffee and banana mini loaf cakes recipe is a great excuse to make a cake from those overripe bananas and you’ll love the sticky, fudge topping with a hint of sea salt.
No-one can resist a sausage roll, and the seasoning in this Herby Sausage Rolls recipe gives them a wonderful flavour.
As part of the main event or just a nibble, adults and children alike will love this sticky chipolatas recipe.
Easier to make than you might think, bring out our Chelsea buns recipe to earn major brownie points from your family and friends!
So easy to make and packed with flavour, our slow cooked beef chilli recipe is the perfect winter warmer to tuck into before spending an evening outside.
An easy one-pot your guests will love – our chorizo, chickpea and potato stew with kale recipe is packed with inventive flavours.
A lighter-than-air steamed pudding, treat your family or friends to our delicious steamed ginger pudding with butterscotch sauce recipe.
Make spiced Mexican meatball soup for a warming dinner, served with rice or crusty bread for dipping.
Who needs toffee apples when you can have Rachel Allen’s butterscotch apple pudding recipe to share with friends before the fireworks?