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

Tear-and-Share Pesto Bread with Melted Brie

Tear-and-Share Pesto Bread with Melted Brie

Tear-and-share pesto bread goes perfectly with melted brie that's studded with dried fruit. Ideal for sharing and ideal for Christmas

Nutty Grain Salad

Nutty Grain Salad

This nutty grain salad won't wilt and can be prepared ahead. It makes a lovely side dish and has the addition of dried cranberries for a Christmassy feel

Sloe Gin Jelly and Macaron Trifle

Sloe Gin Jelly and Macaron Trifle

Sloe gin jelly and macaron trifle is a really luxury pud that's got stunning colourful macarons lined round the outside of the dish

Fennel, Feta and Orange Salad

Fennel, Feta and Orange Salad

Fennel, feta and orange salad is a speedy salad that makes a really lovely side dish and even better, it won't wilt so you can make it ahead!

Caramel Brownie Cheesecake

Caramel Brownie Cheesecake

This caramel brownie cheesecake represents everything that is right with the world, and we can't get enough of it!

Stilton Savoury Cheesecake with Quince

Stilton Savoury Cheesecake with Quince

A Stilton cheesecake with quince is a savoury cheesecake that's ideal at a dinner party. It's perfectly creamy and absolutely divine

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

Pulled pork mac and cheese is a combination of our two favourite comfort foods, which makes it perfect for a gathering with friends

Whole Baked Salmon in Salt

Whole Baked Salmon in Salt

Whole baked salmon in salt is a lovely way with salmon that's perfect for a dinner party. The salt crust keeps the salmon moist and cooks it perfectly

Crayfish Rice paper Rolls

Crayfish Rice paper Rolls

Crayfish rice paper rolls are incredibly light and fresh that go really well with an Asian-inspired dipping sauce that's both salty and sweet

Layered Fish Cocktail

Layered Fish Cocktail

This layered fish cocktail is a remake of a classic prawn cocktail. It's got a twist in the form of a luxurious pea purée that takes it to another level

Gin, Pink Peppercorn and Dill-Cured Salmon

Gin, Pink Peppercorn and Dill-Cured Salmon

Gin, pink peppercorn and dill-cured salmon is perfect served on rye bread or wholemeal toast...

Pickled Prawns

Pickled Prawns

Pickled prawns make a fab dinner party or Christmas Day starter. They're punchy and full of flavour and they look stunning dished up too

Lamb Cutlets with Harissa and Pomegranate Molasses

Lamb Cutlets with Harissa and Pomegranate Molasses

These lamb cutlets with harissa and pomegranate molasses fuse sweet and savoury in a super style

Cuttlefish with Sobrasada Sausage or Chorizo

Cuttlefish with Sobrasada Sausage or Chorizo

Cuttlefish with sobrasada or chorizo is an appetizing stew and quick to prepare, so it's well worth visiting your local fishmonger to get the freshest ingredients.

Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

This seafood paella with squid and prawns is a guaranteed success. Omar Allibhoy says: "My friends and family say it is one of the very best paellas they have tasted."

Dinner party recipe collections

Vegetarian Starters

Vegetarian Starters

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

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

Canapé Recipes

Canapé Recipes

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

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

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