Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake slices topped with chopped hazelnuts

Easy entertaining recipes

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

35 ratings 4.4 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
4 ratings 4.5 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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Combine the heady flavours of rhubarb and ginger to make a crème brûlée with a real flavour punch. It's a stunning dessert at the end of a special dinner

40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Whizz up this fish dip with hot tangy mustard notes, cream cheese, lemon and dill - great for a last minute party dish

5 mins
Easy
9 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this slow cooked harissa lamb as an alternative roast. We love the texture – it’s half-roasted and half-pulled, fork-tender but still easy to carve

5 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Combine tiramisu and meringue roulade to make an impressive dessert. The crisp meringue contrasts beautifully with the silky coffee cream in this recipe

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
8 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
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve these simple four-ingredient cheese puffs as part of a picnic or for lunch. You could also try adding some roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes or pesto

45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.4 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
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Cook these stout-braised ribs low and slow to get lovely, tender meat. It's easy to portion, plus it looks great on the plate – perfect for a family feast

4 hrs
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a minimalist version of cassoulet by slow-roasting duck legs with white beans and carrots. It's a dish that's big on flavour but with few ingredients

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Try our take on milk-braised pork, or ‘maiale al latte’ – the best way we know of keeping lean pork succulent. Use the meat juices in this Tuscan-inspired recipe to make a rich gravy

2 hrs
More effort
Gluten-free
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make a dense, rich chocolate cake for a special occasion or anytime treat. While suitable for those following a gluten-free diet, it will prove a hit with everyone

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Roast a leg of lamb for a family feast. It's ideal served with roasties and your favourite spring vegetables for an Easter dinner or Sunday roast

2 hrs
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a twist on a carbonara with plenty of spring vegetables. Sweet peas and asparagus balance the saltiness of the pancetta and richness of the egg yolks

40 mins
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
28 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
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Combine roast potatoes, rösti and mash with this simple recipe. You can enhance it by smashing in pitted olives, capers, herbs, spring onions or garlic

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegan
4 ratings 5.0 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
7 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
8 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
35 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
25 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
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