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

Peter Gordon's Crumbed Camembert With Apple And Mango

Peter Gordon's Crumbed Camembert With Apple And Mango

Crumbed Camembert, apple, mango, salad leaves and radish makes a gorgeous dinner party starter, with perfectly melted cheese and sweet crunchy apple

Peter Gordon's Crusty Baked Wasabi Mushrooms

Peter Gordon's Crusty Baked Wasabi Mushrooms

Crusty baked wasabi mushrooms with spinach, tomato, orange, dill and grated egg makes a fab brunch, lunch or side to share, or is just as delicious as a dinner party starter

Coconut Sorbet

Coconut Sorbet

Coconut sorbet is a smart dessert that is tastes just like summer served with fruit and fresh coconut. You won't need an ice cream maker. Serve it straight out of the freezer

Fennel And Smoked Salmon Salad

Fennel And Smoked Salmon Salad

Fennel and smoked salmon salad makes a stunning dinner party starter or side salad, with perfectly caramelised fennel for a lovely crunch

Sweet Potato Rösti With Goats' Cheese

Sweet Potato Rösti With Goats' Cheese

Sweet potato rösti with goats' cheese makes a satisfying lunch, light supper or even a dinner party starter like you've never tried before

5 Ways To Improve A Gin And Tonic

5 Ways To Improve A Gin And Tonic

Does it get any better than an ice cold G&T to round off the week? We did a little research (selfless, we know) and found 5 ways to take a G&T to the next level

Chocolate Truffles With Espresso And Sea Salt

Chocolate Truffles With Espresso And Sea Salt

Chocolate truffles with espresso and sea salt are a really grown-up treat. They make a fab gift and can keep for up to 5 days in the fridge

Stuffed Shoulder Of Lamb And Heritage Carrots with Tarragon

Stuffed Shoulder Of Lamb And Heritage Carrots with Tarragon

Stuffed shoulder of lamb goes perfectly with heritage carrots and tarragon and the lemon zest and parsley give it a lovely fresh flavour. A lovely spring roast

Polenta, Tomato And Goats' Cheese Tartlets

Polenta, Tomato And Goats' Cheese Tartlets

Polenta, tomato and goats' cheese tartlets transform simple polenta into something magical. Make as a dinner party starter or simply as a snack

Jason Atherton's Bakewell Tart

Jason Atherton's Bakewell Tart

Jason Atherton's Bakewell tart is inspired by his early years in Sheffield, not far from Bakewell. This has a traditional raspberry jam filling, but you could also try gooseberry or damson jams

Mary Berry's Chocolate Marquise

Mary Berry's Chocolate Marquise

Mary Berry's chocolate marquise is a rich pudding that's perfect for a special occasion and it's handy as you can make it ahead and it can sit in the freezer ready to go

White Chocolate, Lime And Passion Fruit Cheesecake

White Chocolate, Lime And Passion Fruit Cheesecake

No bake white chocolate, lime and passion fruit cheesecake uses ricotta, which is a lighter option and gives a real creaminess to this delicious dessert

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is a retro dish but a real favourite. Creamy and fragrant, it's ready in just 30 minutes and you even freeze a whole batch

Duck Confit With Pancetta Lentils

Duck Confit With Pancetta Lentils

Duck confit with pancetta lentils looks cheffy but it's super easy and just cooks itself. A real French classic that’s slow cooked to perfection

Pot-Roast Guinea Fowl

Pot-Roast Guinea Fowl

Try pot-roast guinea fowl instead of chicken for your Sunday roast. This dish will happily cook in the oven while you relax or get on with something else

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

Easy Dessert Recipes

Easy Dessert Recipes

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

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

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Low Alcohol Wines

Low Alcohol Wines

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Fizz That Doesn't Cost A Fortune

Fizz That Doesn't Cost A Fortune

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