5 Easy Dinner Party Recipes

Hosting a dinner party this weekend? Take heed of our advice and plan a relaxed menu with easy dinner party recipes. The most successful dinner parties are those where the host is as relaxed as the food. When we are entertaining and relaxing simultaneously we buy lots of antipasti for starters; a cured meat, a block of cheese and some semi sundried tomatoes will go down a treat. Serve with some herbed bread and a dip or two and people will be able to graze while you get the rest of dinner together. For dessert, make ahead – we love the ease of a cake; how about Neven Maguire’s lemon curd and raspberry cake? For more dinner party inspiration, click to our dinner party collection.

Domini Kemp’s Six Nations Stew

This stew will five the 500 and have them coming back for more. The best bit? It will bubble away all day with little or no need for attention.

 Harissa Lamb Chops With Polenta & Tomatoes

This sounds amazing, right? Well, the best bit, is that it’s ready in under 20 minutes!

Coconut & Tamarind Chicken

This tangy one-pot is a brilliant dish to whip out for a crowd. Serve with some steamed greens and rice, and you’re done!

Neven’s Sea Bass With Chorizo Cassoulet

Neven Maguire's Sea bass and chorizo cassoulet

This recipe has a real Spanish flavour and is very easy to prepare, making it ideal for entertaining.

Indian Roast Chicken


Putting a spicy twist on a traditional roast chicken is a surefire route to success, and we love this Indian version.

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