Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake slices topped with chopped hazelnuts

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Impress your guests with our deceptively simple showstoppers and sharing platters, so you spend less time in the kitchen and more with the party!

28 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

No one will guess that this easy, rich and creamy no-cook, make-ahead cheesecake uses only 4 ingredients - ideal for a dinner party

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This restaurant-standard dish is simple to make but worthy of any dinner party. Cooking the lamb this way stops it drying out and gives it a subtle flavour

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Using nettles instead of spinach gives the classic spanakopita a spring time twist. Young nettles are a sweet, nutritious and free alternative to spinach

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These dainty little Eastern European pancakes have a distinctive flavour and are party perfect. Finish with two toppings - beetroot and quail's egg, and smoked salmon pâté - for a creative canapé

1 hr
Easy
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This attractive frozen dessert can be made ahead and frozen for up to 3 months - perfect to get ahead for a Christmas dinner party

30 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Serve salmon with paprika, ginger and honey mustard glaze for an Indian-inspired, original roast

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate raspberry season with this take on crème brûlée. The sharp tang of this red fruit cuts through a rich custard base for the perfect summer dessert

45 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

The ultimate make-ahead dish, this chilli con carne can be frozen for up to 2 months - simply add more chillies to turn up the heat

3 hrs
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This broccoli and feta dish makes a great vegetarian starter with a pinch of warming chilli. The preserved lemon yogurt is seriously addictive

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Upgrade a comfort classic into a modern snack to nibble during drinks with friends. These delicious deep-fried cauliflower croquettes are seriously addictive

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent spring bread and butter pudding is full of seasonal rhubarb and rich ricotta, perfect for entertaining a crowd with a sweet tooth

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

The dipping sauce adds real punch to this impressive looking vegan canapé. If you can’t get hold of wasabi, substitute for storecupboard horseradish instead

40 mins
Easy
Vegan
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Pile whipped cream and charred pineapple on a meringue base to create a stunning dinner party dessert which you can make ahead

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A light salmon starter with a crisp salad and honey and mustard dressing. No cooking required, just gravadlax or smoked salmon plus fresh seasonal produce

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
32 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Combining sweet and salty flavours really works when chocolate and toffee is involved - best served in individual portions

35 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Grate your courgette and add to a pancake batter then fry up these mini veggie patties with chilli dip

16 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This refreshing lychee ice cream with a delicate rosewater flavour is the perfect showstopping dinner party dessert, with popping candy for added theatre

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Chinese black vinegar adds a malty, smoky flavour to this dinner party pork dish, slow-cooked in a ginger and oyster sauce until it melts in the mouth

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This delectable chocolate mousse is made with protein-rich whey and double cream for a simple, decadent dessert you can make with just four ingredients

20 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Quality produce makes this dish, Charentais melon, heirloom tomatoes and salty prosciutto marry beautifully. Ideal as a sharing platter starter for a summer dinner party

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This impressive looking dessert is a chocolate lover's dream and no one will guess it uses just four ingredients

25 mins
Easy
337 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A comforting and hearty one-pot sausage stew with chorizo, smoked paprika and plenty of vegetables

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Contrast juicy sweet fruit with salty Greek cheese and finish with a honey, chilli and sherry vinegar dressing

22 mins
Easy
Healthy
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