Pot-roast pheasant with pearl barley & stuffed onions

Dinner party main recipes

47 Recipes

Special dishes for a sparkling dinner party.

Creamy chicken & pumpkin


(30 ratings)

Prepare this delicious chicken and pumpkin dish the day before and just pop in the oven as your guests arrive.
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Salmon coulibiac


(27 ratings)

This majestic fish pie makes a brilliant dinner party centrepiece which can be prepared ahead
  • 3 hours
  • More effort

Parmesan-roasted potatoes


(46 ratings)

These are a great addition to Christmas dinner, and perfect for Boxing Day bubble and squeak... if you have any left over
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mustard-stuffed chicken


(485 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...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Goat's cheese & thyme stuffed chicken


(110 ratings)

The chicken, goat’s cheese and bacon combo is totally delicious, and the veg adds a welcome sweetness. Serve with a few steamed Jersey Royals...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Moroccan spiced pie


(82 ratings)

The perfect showpiece to your Christmas Day meal - and it's suitable for veggies...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Seven-hour lamb


(71 ratings)

Slow cooked, melt-in-the-mouth meat that needs 7 hours in the oven but little more than 7 minutes work for the chef
  • 7 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Italian chicken with ham, basil & beans


(32 ratings)

A great recipe for the end of the summer, using sweet roasted tomatoes and garlic. Serve with the best crusty bread you can get you hands on
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Chicken with sweet wine & garlic


(17 ratings)

Simple, delicious and very classically French, this creamy casserole makes an impressive dinner party dish
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Roast chicken with salsa & garlic mash


(3 ratings)

There's nothing nicer than crispy roast chicken with mash, but the addition of fresh salsa lifts the dish to new levels...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy