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 recipe 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

Strawberry and Ricotta Tart

Strawberry and Ricotta Tart

This strawberry tart recipe looks and tastes extremely decadent, but in fact the ricotta makes 
it very light

Wine blog: Tim Atkin MW

Wine blog: Tim Atkin MW

Tim Atkin is an award-winning wine writer and Master of Wine (MW). In this monthly blog for woman& home, he shares his recommendations

Strawberry Meringue Tower

Strawberry Meringue Tower

Make an impressive strawberry meringue tower stacked with 40 meringue kisses and fresh fruit for the ultimate summer dessert that works for a crowd

Sumac Chicken Skewers

Sumac Chicken Skewers

Make sumac chicken skewers for an on-trend flavour on the barbecue or grill, using tender chicken thighs

Chargrilled Steak with Basil Orecchiette

Chargrilled Steak with Basil Orecchiette

Juicy chargrilled steak and summery basil pasta makes a quick and tasty dinner that’s ready in just 25 minutes

Double Decker Tart

Double Decker Tart

We have re-invented the iconic chocolate bar and made it glamorous and grown-up! Needs a bit of effort, but when you’re after something truly special, this is so worth it

Chocolate Fondant

Chocolate Fondant

An easy chocolate fondant dessert recipe that oozes chocolate sauce and is ready in just 30 minutes

Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate macarons look so delicate but aren’t hard to make – though you do need a cool kitchen to work in and to take your time

Stuffed Spicy Salmon

Stuffed Spicy Salmon

Stuffed spicy salmon is our take on kedgeree where a rice mix is used to stuff two fillets of salmon to make a delicious fishy roast

Salmon en Croute

Salmon en Croute

The return of a classic dinner party recipe, this easy salmon en croute with spinach is an instant crowd-pleaser!

Puttanesca Meatballs

Puttanesca Meatballs

Puttanesca meatballs are an Italian favourite, delicious and simple with a little chilli. Kids and grown-ups will love it

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Passion fruit cheesecake is beautifully light and fresh, made with cream cheese and creme fraiche and passion fruit in the mix

Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken

Mexican chicken thighs smothered in a spiced sauce with a little bit of dark chocolate to give it that extra richness and deep colour

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

Marmalade Puddings with Whisky Sauce

Marmalade Puddings with Whisky Sauce

Marmalade puddings are the new sticky toffee, with light steamed sponge and a super sticky marmalade and whisky sauce

Dinner party recipe collections

Easy Dessert Recipes

Easy Dessert Recipes

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

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

Canapé Recipes

Canapé Recipes

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

Starter Recipes

Starter Recipes

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

Best Meringue Recipes

Best Meringue Recipes

Crunchy and tasty - meringues are the ideal end to a meal

The Best Cheesecake Recipes

The Best Cheesecake Recipes

Impressive cheesecake recipes to indulge in, including easy chocolate cheesecake, baked New York cheesecake and a simple strawberry cheesecake.

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