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 bruschetta 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!
Our vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options are clearly labelled 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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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. The fab thing about this coconut sorbet recipe is that it's so simple to make without an ice cream maker - and you can just pull it out the freezer when you need it! And it tastes just like summer!
Delicious Dinner party recipes
Our roast cod with miso butter takes a simple fish dish an elevates it with this sophisticated umami butter.
This strawberry-topped white chocolate mousse is deceptively light and totally delicious
This sweet and sour pork with plum sauce is much more healthy than a take away, and it's cheaper too
The tangy balsamic glaze and blue cheese taste amazing in this red pepper and aubergine terrine
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This delicious prawn curry dish is like a paella meets a pilaf - with a sweet and sour taste in a really fragrant dish
A main course fish idea with new flavour combinations. It's an easy dish that tastes lovely, but takes a little effort. It’s easy to home-smoke and you don’t need any specialist kit
Celeb chef Gizzi Erskine shows us how to put together the perfect cheeseboard that's fantastic at a dinner party or at Christmas!
Saint Lucia rum punch is the perfect drinks party cocktail. This tropical punch recipe is made with rum, apple and orange juice
Dinner party recipe collections
If you’re throwing a dinner party this weekend and want a show stopping desserts that will be remembers fondly by your guests, look no further than this delicious collection of dessert recipes to get you on the right track.
If you’re throwing a dinner party this week and are in need of a trusty recipe, look no further than our delicious collection of meals that are guaranteed to get your guests’ taste buds tingling
Vegetarian starters that everyone can enjoy, including stuffed artichokes, a kirsch cheese fondue to share and pea and asparagus 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