How to create a Valentine's Day menu for a crowd

If you're feeding a crowd this Valentine's Day, try one of our party-friendly recipes. We have ideas for mini canapés and bites through to centrepiece mains and indulgent desserts.

Twice-baked cheese souffles

Valentine's Day isn't just for cosy couples. Gather together your friends and family and cook something special to show them just how much you care. Dashes of love optional.

Starters for sharing

Bire and pecan bitesThese Brie & pecan bites are just the thing to to tempt your friends on Valentine's Day.

Or try...

Twice-baked cheese soufflés
Crispy prawns with wasabi mayo & sweet chilli pepper dip 
Easy mezze plate
Tomato & mozzarella tart with roast pepper pesto
Pan-fried scallops with lime & coriander


Spinach and ricotta sliceThis Spinach & ricotta slice is a great centrepiece that will please vegetarians and non-veggies alike.

Or try...

Sausage & bean casserole
Spiced carrot & lentil soup
Spinach & feta cannelloni
Spiced fish & mussel pie
British pork cassoulet

Puds for a crowd

Self-saucing chocolate puddingA chocoholics dream! Serve this self-saucing chocolate pudding and watch it disappear...

Or try...

Ginger treacle sponge
Gales blackberry & apple pie
Raspberry cranachan trifle 
Rhubarb steamed pudding
Sheridan's cream sticky pudding

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