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
Clementine cake with chocolate glaze is a citrus cake that is naturally gluten free. It's coated in a glossy chocolate glaze and decorated with edible glitter to make it a real showstopper!
Blueberry tart with ricotta is an impressive dessert that is similar to a cheesecake.
Cherry panna cotta is a creamy and fruity dessert that is the perfect way to round of any dinner party. The tart cherries cut through the richness of the panna cotta to give a really well balanced dessert.
A crown of lamb is a stunning centrepiece that makes a change from roast beef or a leg of lamb. This succulent joint of lamb is stuffed with a rich and fruity stuffing, and tastes just as good as it looks!
These boozy jellies are finished with some sparkle for an extra festive touch.
Glazed carrots are a classic side dish that are easy to make and perfect for pairing with any roast meat dish.
Our rib of beef with baked horseradish allows the beautiful meat to shine. We’ve paired our beef with a baked horseradish stuffing, which adds a fiery kick.
Mushroom paté is a rich and indulgent veggie starter. We’ve used three different mushrooms in our mushroom paté recipe, which gives it great depth of flavour.
Pear salad with goat’s cheese and chicory is an elegant salad that couldn’t be easier to make. The sweetness of the pears is complemented by the rich and salty goat’s cheese and slightly bitter flavour of the chicory leaves.
Salmon pate with yuzu is a fresh take on a classic Christmas Day or dinner party starter. It can be tempting to buy a pre-made smoked salmon pate, but making your own is so easy, and often much cheaper.
Our scallop starter Gratin is an indulgent way to start off Christmas day, or a dinner party.
Salmon soufflé is an impressive starter that will wow any guest sitting around your table over the festive period.
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