Dinner party Recipes
To host the perfect dinner party, pick from our dinner party ideas collection and you'll impress family and friends.
Start your dinner party off in style with one of our fabulous starter recipes. Mozzarella and anchovy bruschette are really easy to make but full of flavour or something smarter, scallops on pea puree with parmesan crumbs is a really impressive way to start your meal.
Once you've picked your starter, we've got plenty of mains for you to choose from. Whether you're looking for meat, fish or a vegetarian main, we've got something to suit you. For a special occasion, give our fillet steak with bubble and squeak cakes a go. It's an absolute delight of a main course - tender steak with and indulgent blue cheese butter!
If you're expecting a vegetarian or prefer to go meat-free at your dinner party, try our spinach and mushroom filo tart or vegetarian moussaka, both full of flavour and with ingredients that sing.
And let's not forget the dessert. If you want to serve your dessert in individual portions, then our chocolate melting moments with clotted cream are ideal, plus they're a failsafe option as everyone loves chocolate. For a real showstopper, then try our passion fruit and mango meringue roulade - it's stunningly delicate and tastes exquisite too.
Find everything you'll need to host the perfect dinner party, whether it's a relaxed gathering for friends or a more formal meal for a special occasion. Of course, we all want to impress when it comes to creating a delicious dinner party menu but there's no shame in looking for easy dinner party recipes to mean you spend less time in the kitchen - and more time with your guests! These recipes, picked by our food team, have interesting twists and flavours to help you give your guests something they might not have tried before... and a dinner they'll remember!
Make easy venison steaks with a simple redcurrant sauce for a smart dinner party supper that you won't beliebe is readyin 10 minutes.
To start, you could serve chilled avocado, cucumber and lime soup in pretty tea cups, make a glossy red onion tarte tartin to cut at the table or make a selection of homemade dips for a more informal approach, such as white bean and garlic served with salty tortilla chips.
And for dessert? We've selected easy make ahead recipes such as marsala and mascarpone syllabub, individual rhubarb and orange crumbles served in jam jars or a show-stopping chocolate and honeycomb torte.
Our vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options are clearly labeled in case you have anyone with a special diet coming round. There's something for everyone in our easy dinner party recipe collection, which we update regularly with brand new recipes and to reflect the new season.
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Delicious Dinner party recipes
Make the easiest desserts ever with dessert recipes that use three ingredients (or fewer!). They are quick and simple, with no fuss needed
Amelia Freer's sweet potato cakes with grilled tiger prawns and a punchy yogurt make a healthy meal that will double as a dinner party recipe
"Nutella" pie is made with a homemade chocolate filling that's rich and deliciously nutty. Serve with pistachio ice cream or brandy sauce for a real dinner party treat
Middle Eastern-inspired duck with pomegranate and walnuts is rich in flavour with the perfect sweet and sour from the molasses
Tom kerridge's pollock with orange goes so well together and this recipe looks impressive and cheffy, but in fact it couldn't be easier. It's ready in just 40 minutes.
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So simple, yet so good! A velvety custard-soaked Baileys bread and butter pudding, which makes a delicious twist on the classic recipe
Make the most of quinces in season with this quince and frangipane tart. It's a gorgeous dessert to serve dinner party guests and so simple to make using readymade pastry
Cheesy gougères are savoury cheese choux pastry buns that are served warm and make lovely party nibbles served with drinks
John Torode's duck with potatoes recipe is a lovely Parisian-inspired dish that's very simple to make but full of flavour and a real treat as a Sunday roast
Cheesy fondue with roast new potatoes is ideal for a drinks party or as a sharing starter at Christmas. Melted cheese and crispy potatoes are a dreamy combination!
Kickstart your dinner party with soup shots. Choose from Bloody Mary, white gazpacho and guacamole for an interesting taster that's ready in 15 minutes
Sushi can be fiddly to make especially for a crowd, so try this sushi terrine made with smoked salmon that's so easy to slice and share
Roast venison is ideal cooked rare or medium and accompanied by a cranberry, sour cherry and herb stuffing it's a real treat that's ideal at Christmas
Use topside of beef in this rare Asian-style beef with chilli salad and dipping sauce, as it's great value for money to feed a crowd. Delicious hot or cold
Dinner party recipe collections
Spanish tapas recipes to make at home, including Omar Allibhoy's spicy pork skewers, roasted pepper tortilla and chorizo patatas bravas
No party is complete without a selection of stunning canapés. Try our canapé recipes this weekend for the perfect party
Vegetarian starters that everyone can enjoy, including stuffed artichokes, a kirsch cheese fondue ti share and pea and apsragus open ravioli
Smoked salmon starter recipes are ideal for a dinner party or even for Christmas dinner, including smoked salmon on rye with caviar, mini smoked salmon pancakes and a smoked salmon tart
Easy dessert recipes that look impressive including rich, gooey brownies, no bake tarts, banoffee pots and plenty more
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