Our 15 best dinner party recipes
Grilled flatbreads with caramelized onions, sausage and cheese
A savoury grilled flatbread makes for a great appetizer. If homemade dough isn't your forte, you can easily pick up pre-made dough from your local grocery store. The flatbread's crispy and thin texture means guests will enjoy, but won't fill up before the main course.
These easy-to-make stuffed tomatoes combine a few ingredients to create a savoury appetizer your guests will love. Once made, display the stuffed tomatoes on a beautiful white serving platter or individual plates for an added touch.
Three-cheese spread with herbs and nuts
Skip the chips and dip and serve this delectable cheese spread mixed with Jarlsberg, blue and cream cheese. Pair with crackers, bread sticks and a bowl of kalamata olives for the perfect platter.
Chopped apple salad with toasted walnuts, blue cheese, pomegranate vinaigrette
A deliciously tangy chopped apple salad with its fresh flavours and textures is a light starter before your main course. Topped with crunchy walnuts and a pomegranate vinaigrette, you're sure to have guests asking for the recipe.
Warm butternut squash salad with Parma ham
Serve something out of the ordinary like this warm butternut squash salad. The parma ham and grated parmesan cheese will give it a savoury flavour, while the honey-dijon dressing adds just the right amount of sweetness.
Heirloom tomato, mozzarella, and stone fruit salad
Fruit is no longer something to enjoy after your meal. This heirloom tomato and stone fruit salad gives the combination of savoury and sweet a whole new meaning.
Balsamic roast chicken with caramelized pearl onions, olives and tomatoes
A one-pot dish, like this balsamic roast chicken recipe is the best dish to serve at a dinner party. Not only can you arrange the perfectly roasted ingredients on a large serving platter, but it also makes clean up a breeze.
Lamb tagine with sweet potatoes, cinnamon and preserved lemons
Dinner parties offer the perfect excuse to try a recipe you might not have time to prepare during the week. This delicious and hearty lamb stew with sweet potatoes is not only a one-pot meal, but might entice your guests to get a little creative when it's time for them to host their own dinner party.
A creamy lobster and pasta recipe is just what a dinner party calls for! If cooking live lobster seems daunting or above your level of expertise, opt for pre-cooked or other seafood like shrimp or seared scallops. The combination of crisp bacon, lobster and a creamy garlic sauce will be enjoyed by all.
Malted milk chocolate semifreddo
Similar to an ice cream cake, this decadent malted milk chocolate semifreddo will be your dinner party show stopper. Prepare this dessert the day before your event, giving it enough time to set. Cut into thick slices and serve with coffee or espresso for an added touch of indulgence.
Not only is this plum cake recipe delicious but its combination of warm tart plum and sweet, crumbly cake makes it a must-try for your next dinner party. Be sure to pair each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
Mini-pavlovas with fresh berries
When it's time for dessert, skip the boxed cake mix and get creative with fresh fruit and these delightful mini pavlovas. This decadent meringue dessert needs just a few ingredients to create a mouth-watering treat.
Lemon and mint summer cocktail
Serve guests a refreshing summer cocktail with fresh lemon and mint. You're sure to impress guests with your bar skills.
Bourbon, mint and sugar served on ice makes for a wonderful berry cocktail. This drink recipe is easy to prepare and serve at any dinner.
Pink summer sangria
Combine a sweet wine, lots of fruit and ice (among other things) to create a tasty sangria recipe. Pour all the ingredients into a large pitcher and let sit while you set the table. Once your guests arrive, it will be ready to enjoy.