Dinner party Recipes
Need help planning your dinner party menu? We’ve got everything from canapés to starters and mains through to desserts to dazzle guests at your dinner party this weekend.
Start your dinner party off in style with one of our fabulous starter recipes. Our mozzarella and anchovy bruschetta are really easy to make and yet are full of flavour – alternatively, our scallops on pea puree with parmesan crumbs is a really impressive way to greet guests. If you like seafood then you’ll love our crab and seashore vegetable tart. Our recipe makes four individual portions, so for an intimate dinner party it’s ideal – alternatively if you’re making for more people, simply scale up all the ingredients and you’ll need more tart tins!
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 crispy bubble and squeak cakes and indulgent blue cheese butter!
If you’re expecting a vegetarian round or prefer to go meat-free at your dinner party, try our spinach and mushroom filo tart. It’s so packed full of flavour and goes great with a leafy salad or sweet potato on the side! Our vegetarian moussaka is great also and something your guests might not normally get to enjoy!
Lets not forget the dessert! There are so many great dessert recipes to choose from, you really are spoiled for choice. 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.
To host the perfect dinner party, choose your favourite recipes and you’ll impress family and friends.
Delicious Dinner party recipes
This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare
Marmalade puddings are the new sticky toffee, with light steamed sponge and a super sticky marmalade and whisky sauce
Lamb cutlets with pomegranate molasses, fresh pomegranate and mint gives this easy recipe a sweet edge
Maple and orange-glazed duck is an up to date twist on duck a l'orange served with mini saute potatoes
Luscious fig and black olive tapenade crostini make a delicious vegetarian party nibble that's so easy to make
Meringue roulade filled with orange and passion fruit has a balance of sweet and sharp with a lovely mallowy texture
Chocolate Florentine torte makes a very impressive dessert piled high with Florentnes and can be gluten free if you want it to be
Nougat cheesecake is a no bake cheesecake that's easy to prepare in just 20 minutes, rich with nuts and nougat
Limoncello and Prosecco jelly makes a light dessert with a bit of glamour and sparkle with its touch of edible glitter
Kirsch cheese fondue makes a retro starter with a boozy kick that’s perfect for sharing
Always a festive essential, these pretty chocolately mini florentines are so quick and easy to make
Chocolate-lovers’ heaven – a dessert cake with a squidgy, mousse-like centre. And it’s gluten-free if you want it to be
Dinner party recipe collections
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Easy dessert recipes that look impressive including rich, gooey brownies, no bake tarts and banoffee pots
No party is complete without a selection of stunning canapés. Try our canapé recipes this weekend for the perfect party
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
Easy but impressive dinner party recipe ideas for entertaining friends, including starters, mains and desserts
Crunchy and tasty - meringues are the ideal end to a meal
Impressive cheesecake recipes to indulge in, including easy chocolate cheesecake, baked New York cheesecake and a simple strawberry cheesecake.
Spanish tapas recipes to make at home, including Omar Allibhoy's spicy pork skewers, roasted pepper tortilla and chorizo patatas bravas
Our pick of the perfect, last-minute dinner party recipes from masterchef winner, Natalie Coleman