Dinner party Recipes

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Need help planning your dinner party menu? Find easy but impressive dinner party recipes, including make ahead starters, dinner party main course recipes and decadant desserts in our dinner party recipe collection.

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.

Delicious Dinner party recipes

So Easy! 3-Ingredient Desserts

So Easy! 3-Ingredient Desserts

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 Ginger-Saffron Yogurt

Amelia Freer's Sweet Potato Cakes With Grilled Tiger Prawns and Ginger-Saffron Yogurt

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

"Nutella" Pie

"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

Duck With Pomegranate And Walnuts

Duck With Pomegranate And Walnuts

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

Tom Kerridge's Pollock with Orange

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.

9 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy Lobster

9 Things You Need To Know Before You Buy Lobster

Find out everything you need to know about choosing, buying and cooking lobster in our no-nonsense guide and 9 tips from Food Director Jane Curran

Baileys Bread And Butter Pudding

Baileys Bread And Butter Pudding

So simple, yet so good! A velvety custard-soaked Baileys bread and butter pudding, which makes a delicious twist on the classic recipe

Quince And Frangipane Tart

Quince And Frangipane Tart

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 Gougeres

Cheesy Gougeres

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

John Torode's Duck with Potatoes

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

Fondue With Roast New Potatoes

Fondue With Roast New Potatoes

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!

Soup Shots

Soup Shots

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 To Share

Sushi To Share

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 With Cranberry, Sour Cherry and Herb Stuffing

Roast Venison With Cranberry, Sour Cherry and Herb Stuffing

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

Rare Asian-Style Beef With Chilli Salad

Rare Asian-Style Beef With Chilli Salad

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

Tapas Recipes

Tapas Recipes

Spanish tapas recipes to make at home, including Omar Allibhoy's spicy pork skewers, roasted pepper tortilla and chorizo patatas bravas

Canapé Recipes

Canapé Recipes

No party is complete without a selection of stunning canapés. Try our canapé recipes this weekend for the perfect party

Vegetarian Starters

Vegetarian Starters

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

Smoked Salmon Starter Recipes

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

Easy Dessert Recipes

Easy dessert recipes that look impressive including rich, gooey brownies, no bake tarts, banoffee pots and plenty more

The Best Supermarket Wine

The Best Supermarket Wine

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

Low Alcohol Wines

Low Alcohol Wines

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

Fizz That Doesn't Cost A Fortune

Fizz That Doesn't Cost A Fortune

Find champagne for less and more fizz that doesn't cost a fortune with our edit of quality sparkling wines at high street prices