Dinner party starters (682)

    Looking for easy to make starters that will still impress guests? We have a variety of dinner party starters that you can make ahead and that are simple to prepare, such as savoury tarts, stuffed mushrooms, filo parcels and more.

    Top dinner party starter recipes

     
    182 reviews
     
    45min

    Large mushrooms are stuffed with a spinach, bacon and Parmesan. These are perfect as a dinner party starter or canapes.

    Recipe by: MOLSON7

     
    4167 reviews
     
    10min

    Fresh chopped tomatoes work nicely blended into a classic guacamole. Serve with tortilla chips for an easy, festive nibble.

    Recipe by: Bob Cody

     
    139 reviews
     
    30min

    This is a favourite nibble and canapé year-round, but especially welcome at Christmas and New Year's parties.

    Recipe by: Leigh

     
    1888 reviews
     
    30min

    Prawns cooked in butter, garlic, lemon juice and parsley are even better with the help of Dijon mustard. Serve with fresh crusty bread.

    Recipe by: Kimber

     
    24 reviews
     
    35min

    This a my family's favourite recipe. We make this satay recipe on the barbeque in the summer and we also like it as a starter to a meal in the winter. The flavour is exceptionally good when cook on a barbeque. It is equally good when the sate are cooked under the grill.

    Recipe by: Key

    Recipe videos: Dinner party starters

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      Party food: three ways with smoked salmon
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      Rustic chicken liver and morel pate
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      Spanish gazpacho
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      Savoury mustard muffins with smoked salmon cream
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      Salmorejo (Spanish chilled tomato soup)
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      Prawn and scallop ceviche
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      Olive puff pastry bites
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      Mackerel spring rolls
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      Guacamole with tomatoes
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      Italian bruschetta
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      Baked brie parcel with caramelised onions and apples
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      Mango and white fish ceviche
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      Baba ghanoush
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      Feta psiti (Spicy baked feta)
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