Try our dinner party starter recipes, then check out our dinner party main recipes and dinner party dessert recipes.

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  • Baked feta with burst tomatoes and onions

    Baked feta with burst tomatoes & chilli honey

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.14 ratings

    Enjoy baked feta with roasted cherry tomatoes and honey. It's an ideal starter for a dinner party – serve with a green salad and crusty bread

  • Gyoza on plate with dipping sauce

    Vegetable gyoza

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Try our take on veggie gyoza. These dumplings can be cooked from frozen and easily adapted with your own fillings. You can also use shop-bought gyoza skins

  • Spring onions with romesco sauce on a plate, on a table

    Charred spring onions & romesco

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this moreish vegetarian dish as an easy starter for a dinner party. You can make it in 20 minutes and the sauce can be prepped ahead of time

  • Cucumber prawn cocktail cups on a platter

    Cucumber prawn cocktail cups

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    Rustle up these cucumber prawn cocktail cups for a speedy starter. Ideal at Christmas time, they‘re served on lettuce leaves and topped with crispy shallots.

  • Halloumi, carrot & orange salad served on a plate

    Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.69 ratings

    Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day

  • Hot smoked salmon & beetroot served on a large platter

    Hot smoked salmon & beetroot platter

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    Serve this smoked salmon dish as a starter on a special occasion such as at Christmas. With beetroot, rocket and walnuts, it‘s full of colour and texture.

  • Spicy nduja arancini served on a small dish

    Spicy nduja arancini

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make these moreish rice balls with spicy nduja sausage, gooey mozzarella filling and crunchy breadcrumb coating for a Valentine’s Day nibble

  • Bang bang cauliflower tacos on a plate

    Bang bang cauliflower tacos

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Make cauliflower centre stage in these flavourful bang bang tacos. Pack into tortilla wraps, or have guests assemble their own

  • Baked ham hock pots served in three dishes

    Baked ham hock pots

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Save time and energy at Christmas with these easy, no-fuss baked ham hock pots as a starter. They’re great to begin a Christmas menu and set the festive mood

  • Caprese salad on a white platter

    Caprese salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make this classic Italian tricolore salad for a starter or side. It's incredibly simple but, when made with perfectly ripe tomatoes, is a real delight

  • A serving plate with scallops with chorizo & hazelnut picada

    Scallops with chorizo & hazelnut picada

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bring a Spanish touch to scallops using smoky chorizo and a picada made with hazelnuts, sherry and rustic bread. A vibrant starter or indulgent summer lunch

  • Cheesy stuffed mushrooms on plate with salad leaves

    Triple cheese & tarragon-stuffed mushrooms

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this speedy, cheesy veggie treat for a light supper, or starter. It only needs five ingredients and you can have it on the table in 15 minutes

  • Beetroot & walnut terrine on a gold board

    Vegan terrine

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Impress guests with this vibrant vegan starter. Plant-based soft cheese, herbs and beetroot combine to make the terrine, topped with a walnut brittle for texture

  • Three fig, burrata & prosciutto tartines

    Fig, burrata & prosciutto tartine

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 ratings

    Use larger slices of sourdough for our fig, burrata and prosciutto tartines for an impressive-looking lunch or starter that's deceptively easy.

  • Jamaican veggie patties with a sauce

    Jamaican veggie patties

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Get ahead on your party nibbles with these freezable Jamaican veggie patties. You can then simply pop them in the oven when the party is about to start

  • Potted crab served in a dish

    Potted crab

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.6 ratings

    Rustle up Tom Kerridge's crab starter with a hint of smoked paprika for your next dinner party. You can make it ahead, leaving you time to sit down and enjoy

  • Mussels with sake, coriander & olive oil

    Mussels with sake, coriander & olive oil

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Entertain family and friends and serve these mussels in gorgeous sake, coriander and olive oil juices. They make an impressive starter or light lunch

  • Two plates serving halloumi, pomegranate & walnut salad

    Halloumi, pomegranate & walnut salad

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Enjoy our easy halloumi, pomegranate, fennel & walnut salad as a festive starter or light lunch – it takes just 15 minutes to make

  • Grilled lobster tails with lemon & herb butter served on a baking tray

    Grilled lobster tails with lemon & herb butter

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    Treat guests to grilled lobster tails served with a lemon, garlic and parsley butter. They take a little effort, but make an impressive dinner party dish

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