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
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
This tropical Eton mess is our Christmas version of Eton mess, which is much tangier and makes the most of tropical fruits that eat well in the winter
Lime syllabub is a delicate end to a feast, and this pud is light and moreish! Prepare a day or two in advance, leave in the fridge, then simply decorate when ready to serve
Simone Caporale is the mixologist behind the The Artesian Bar at The Langham, where all good bar tenders like to drink. His espresso hops martini, exclusively for woman&home, is smooth and creamy with a frothy top
Prawn mousse with orange and watercress salad is a really elegant Christmas starter recipe that friends and family will love. Plus, it can be made in advance
Celeriac, Camembert and truffle soup with thyme is so luxurious and tastes even better with good-quality stock to make a delicious starter recipe to impress
Lobster mac and cheese is a really rich, indulgent version of macaroni cheese that the whole family will love. It's a really creamy, cheesy luxury
Smoked salmon with beetroot and deep-fried capers makes for the perfect dinner party starter and the capers open up like tiny flowers once they're cooked!
Beautiful set vanilla cream topped with a ruby-red port jelly. It’s best made a day in advance so the jelly has time to set
Baked Camembert makes a very easy but impressive starter to share, which creates an instant mini cheese fondue to dip into. A dinner party classic.
Butternut squash with orzo, sage and Parmesan makes a delicious takes on a risotto, make with orzo pasta instead of risotto rice
Coriander chicken with pilau rice is full of flavour this, low in saturated fat and ready in just 40 minutes for an easy dinner option you can make midweek
We've all hosted for at least one of these dinner party guests one evening or another... Some can be left off the guest list next time!
Chocolate dip with caramel popcorn clusters makes a simple dessert that's perfect for sharing. The flavours and textures are just meant to be together!
Easy crostini canapés are a seriously easy canapé idea to feed a crowd at a party and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser with Mediterranean flavours
Dinner party recipe collections
Vegetarian starters that everyone can enjoy, including stuffed artichokes, a kirsch cheese fondue ti share and pea and apsragus open ravioli
No party is complete without a selection of stunning canapés. Try our canapé recipes this weekend for the perfect party
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
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
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
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