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!
See this garlic prawns with Romesco sauce recipe (pictured), made with an easy blitz-and-serve sauce and ready in just 15 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.
Click through to see our easy dinner party recipes...
Delicious Dinner party recipes
Roast lamb stuffed with peppers and pine nuts is a new take on a classic roast dinner made with roasted red peppers and fragrant herbs and spices
Spiced Indian-style salmon is full of fragrant, punchy spices to make an easy but impressive dinner that serves 8
DIY raspberry Eton mess is one of the simplest desserts, as guests serve themselves to make their own desserts. This is ready in just 5 minutes
This strawberry tart recipe looks and tastes extremely decadent, but in fact the ricotta makes it very light
Tim Atkin is an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine (MW). In this monthly blog for woman& home, he shares his recommendations
Make an impressive strawberry meringue tower stacked with 40 meringue kisses and fresh fruit for the ultimate summer dessert that works for a crowd
Make sumac chicken skewers for an on-trend flavour on the barbecue or grill, using tender chicken thighs
Juicy chargrilled steak and summery basil pasta makes a quick and tasty dinner that’s ready in just 25 minutes
We have re-invented the iconic chocolate bar and made it glamorous and grown-up! Needs a bit of effort, but when you’re after something truly special, this is so worth it
An easy chocolate fondant dessert recipe that oozes chocolate sauce and is ready in just 30 minutes
No bake Baileys cheesecake is so easy to make and perfect for cream liqueur lovers, plus it takes just 30 minutes to prepare
Chocolate macarons look so delicate but aren’t hard to make – though you do need a cool kitchen to work in and to take your time
Stuffed spicy salmon is our take on kedgeree where a rice mix is used to stuff two fillets of salmon to make a delicious fishy roast
The return of a classic dinner party recipe, this easy salmon en croute with spinach is an instant crowd-pleaser!
Puttanesca meatballs are an Italian favourite, delicious and simple with a little chilli. Kids and grown-ups will love it
Dinner party recipe collections
Find the best wines in the supermarket with recommendations from wine expert Tim Atkin, as well as those named Great Value Champions by the International Wine Challenge
Easy dessert recipes that look impressive including rich, gooey brownies, no bake tarts, banoffee pots and plenty more
Find low alcohol wines so you can enjoy a glass or two without a fuzzy head in the morning and as a way of keeping how much you're drinking in check
Find champagne for less and more fizz that doesn't cost a fortune with our edit of quality sparkling wines at high street prices
No party is complete without a selection of stunning canapés. Try our canapé recipes this weekend for the perfect party
Starter recipes to impress your guests, including fig and goats' cheese tarte tatin, tear and share bread with baked camembert and easy smoked salmon pate