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Dinner party main recipes

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From easy crowd-pleasing recipes to more impressive dishes for special occasions, try our dinner party main course ideas for fuss-free entertaining.

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  • Truffle chicken & potato gratin served in a dish

    Truffle chicken & potato gratin

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.10 ratings

    Introduce a little luxury to a creamy chicken and potato gratin by adding truffle. A great comfort dish to serve in winter, or when you want something special

  • Paella with prawns and mussels served in a pan

    Next level paella

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.19 ratings

    Choose the freshest ingredients for a world-class paella with our ultimate recipe. Serve this classic Spanish seafood dish in the pan to impress your guests

  • Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

    Salmon & spinach with tartare cream

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.168 ratings

    Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe

  • Lamb chops with chilli & Ligurian broad bean pesto served on a plate

    Lamb chops with chilli & Ligurian broad bean pesto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Impress dinner guests with these lightly spiced lamb chops served on a bed of broad bean pesto. Serve with fennel fronds, a drizzle of olive oil and lemon

  • One-pot chicken chasseur in a casserole dish

    One-pot chicken chasseur

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.491 ratings

    This French bistro classic is easy to make at home and fabulous with creamy mash or crusty bread

  • Cauliflower with capers on plate with spoon

    Roast cauliflower with caper dressing

    A star rating of 3.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Cooking cauliflower this way gives it a richness that's balanced by the dressing. A great side dish for a roast dinner and it also works as a vegetarian main

  • Lemon roast chicken with chorizo stuffing

    Lemon roast chicken with chorizo stuffing

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    The Spanish-style stuffing in this roast chicken dish is packed with flavour and even more so if you make it ahead of time

  • Caramelised onion & chicory tart with gorgonzola on a wooden board

    Caramelised onion & chicory tart with gorgonzola

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.4 ratings

    Blue cheese and chicory is a classic combination that defines this tatin-style tart, with hazelnuts added for extra crunch. Perfect for entertaining

  • Lamb biryani in a pot

    Lamb biryani

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.89 ratings

    Make this classic Indian dish for deliciously moist lamb with paneer, rice and spinach, all spiced to perfection. Great for casual entertaining

  • Slow-roasted shoulder of lamb on a large metal platter

    Slow-roasted shoulder of lamb

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.31 ratings

    Perfectly marinated meat that melts in the mouth is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Cook this roast for five hours, rest, then sprinkle with zesty gremolata

  • Hake with paprika oil potatoes served on a plate

    Hake with paprika oil potatoes

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Let the subtle flavour and meaty texture of hake be the star of the show with just a little paprika oil to lift it. Ideal for an easy, light, romantic meal

  • Mustard-stuffed chicken

    Mustard-stuffed chicken

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.617 ratings

    This is so good we'd be surprised if this chicken fillet recipe doesn't become a firm favourite. Save it to your My Good Food collection and enjoy.

  • Orange-stuffed Christmas duck

    Orange-stuffed Christmas duck

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.7 ratings

    Duck with an orange glaze is an unbeatable combination, this mouthwatering main course is a festive feast for two

  • Spinach & ricotta rotolo

    Spinach & ricotta rotolo

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Theo Randall shares his recipe for a classic Italian dish that transforms homemade pasta into something special - our step-by-step instructions make it easy to follow

  • Spiced aubergine bake

    Spiced aubergine bake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.52 ratings

    This is vegan comfort food at its best. Layer up slices of aubergine with a spicy coconut milk and tomato sauce for a hearty, warming meal

  • Slow-roast pork shoulder

    Slow-roast pork shoulder

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.29 ratings

    This smoky, melt-in-the-mouth main course is slow-cooked for several hours, making it ideal for a Bonfire Night feast after the fireworks

  • Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

    Smoked salmon & lemon risotto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.261 ratings

    Inspired by a risotto from London restaurant Ooze, smoked salmon may sound expensive for a midweek meal, but is no more costly than cooking with red meat

  • Baked lemon sole with lemon & caper paste

    Baked lemon sole with lemon & caper paste

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.8 ratings

    Small whole fish like lemon or Dover sole make perfect individual portions in this special seafood supper for two

  • Butternut chilli

    Butternut chilli

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.101 ratings

    This Mexican stew is hearty enough to satisfy both vegetarians and meat eaters, with butternut squash, black beans and juicy tomatoes

  • Baked sea bass with lemon caper dressing

    Baked sea bass with lemon caper dressing

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.95 ratings

    This elegant, gluten-free main is special enough for a dinner party, yet simple and quick to make for no fuss entertaining

  • Grilled miso salmon with rice noodles

    Grilled miso salmon with rice noodles

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.38 ratings

    Glaze succulent salmon fillets, then serve on a bed of noodles and beansprouts for an easy and quick dinner party main

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