Party food Recipes
It’s not a party without party food and if you’re entertaining this weekend, we’ve got plenty of nibbles, bites and delicious canapé recipes for you to try!
The key to good party food is ensuring it’s easy to eat with little mess and that your guests can handle a drink in one hand and your nibbles in the other! Anything more than that or bigger will become an inconvenience and will more than likely create mess – not ideal at a party!
Guests will go wild over our kale, curd cheese and pesto crostini, which sit very pretty on a plate and have both a delightful colour and taste to them. The crostini, as well as our filo tarts with caramelized onions and goats’ cheese are a vegetarian guests’ dream, but even the most committed carnivores will adore them.
If you want to provide nibbles for your party, then our cheese and marmite straws are ideal as they’re really easy to make and guests will be impressed that you’ve made them yourself. They’re also a far cry from shop-bought cheese sticks.
Our Vietnamese pork balls will add a more oriental twist to your party and served with mini skewers, they’re really easy to eat. They’ve got a nice spicy kick to them without being too hot and still they’re full of wonderful Vietnamese flavours.
Smoked salmon is also great party food, and one of the easiest ways to serve it is on crostini with a little dollop of crème fraiche. It’s simple and yet delicious and goes great with a glass of fizz. It really adds some sophistication to your party!
Our party food recipes will really set your party apart – we’ve got everything you need to give your guests a soirée they’ll never forget, without having you slave away in the kitchen for hours before they arrive!
See savoury party food including smoked salmon and cheese rolls, olive focaccia you can tear and share and easy crostini topped with goats' cheese and roasted red peppers. For the ultimate in mouth-watering party food, go for a stack of Cajun ribs with sticky molasses, which you can serve hot or cold.
It's easy to make a selection of homemade dips and have salted tortilla chips or crudités for dipping. A lemon and coriander hummus makes a herby, zesty twist on everyone's favourite dip. Make large bowls of salads that everyone can help themselves to on a buffet table, like a fruit and nut bulgur wheat salad. A simple blue cheese and caramelised onion tart is a great way to feed a crowd, as you can cut it up and everyone can help themselves. Chilli chicken skewers are a great option, as they are easy to pick up and eat and work well hot or cold, so you can make them ahead and pull them out of the fridge when you need them.
We love slow cooked cherry tomatoes on this easy bruschetta recipe work, topped with mozzarella and basil for a Mediterranean bite.
Don't forget sweet canapés, which are easy to make ahead days before your party. Think hazelnut and frangelico brownies, which you can cut into small squares for easy sharing, or make a set of chocolate and salted caramel caramel canapés, which are so easy to assemble using readymade ingredients. Or for a bit of festive sparkle, make prosecco and lychee jellies with edible glitter in shot glasses or pretty tea cups.
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Delicious Party food recipes
Make an impressive strawberry meringue tower stacked with 40 meringue kisses and fresh fruit for the ultimate summer dessert that works for a crowd
Make a lighter coleslaw with apple, fennel and white cabbage in a dressing that’s lighter than mayonnaise - and ready in 10 minutes!
Asparagus and ham tart has intensely flavoured ham hock offset by zingy English asparagus for a new twist on a quiche
Avocado, chorizo and manchego cheese make the most delicious combination of ingredients – creamy, spicy and salty all at the same time
Chocolate and coconut fridge cake is delightfully retro with a little upgrade to make this easy classic more grown-up
Chicken liver parfait is classic, delicious and great value for money, which looks great and is simple to make
Kale pesto with deliciously light curd cheese makes the perfect party nibble that's ready in 20 minutes
These tapenade crostini are delightfully moreish and an ideal dinner party canapé
These cheese straws are always a favourite and great for when you're having a gathering!
Little mouthfuls of perfection! The spring onion adds a neat twist to this classic Scotch egg recipe
These cheese straws are full of flavour... but which one will be your favourite, Marmite or anchovy?
Packs of frozen vol-au-vent cases can be easily turned into moreish botes with some creative fillings
Delicately spiced Vietnamese party nibbles that are packed with flavour
Mini Mediterranean crostini are a seriously easy canapé and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
Top bruschetta with something more imaginative than the usual. These are great as a light lunch or snack, or you can make minis to have with drinks
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