Pot-roast pheasant with pearl barley & stuffed onions

Dinner party main recipes

46 Recipes

Special dishes for a sparkling dinner party.

Salmon coulibiac


(23 ratings)

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

Parmesan-roasted potatoes


(44 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


(451 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


(106 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


(75 ratings)

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

Seven-hour lamb


(61 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


(31 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

Crab linguine with chilli & parsley


(24 ratings)

Keep it simple with this restaurant-style dish that takes a few good-quality ingredients and lets them shine
  • 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Healthy

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