Dinner party starters

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.

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12 reviews
 
7hr

This is a rich and decadent chicken liver pate recipe, which is perfect for special occasions and parties.

Recipe by: P. Travisano

 
13 reviews
 
30min

These cheesy and buttery cheese straws come with a kick thanks to a touch of cayenne. If desired, omit the cayenne for a simple cheese straw recipe.

Recipe by: Carol

 
12 reviews
 
30min

Crimini mushrooms are stuffed with Cheddar cheese and streaky bacon. These are perfect for canapes or as a starter.

Recipe by: GRNSTR1PE

 
13 reviews
 
1hr15min

Roasted chicken wings with a sticky, sweet coating. Serve with rice and broccoli as a main, or on its own as a starter or party nibble.

Recipe by: Sandy

 
12 reviews
 
35min

These are simple and delicious! They freeze really well too.

Recipe by: POSHIE25

 
11 reviews
 
1hr25min

This Greek meze is perfect for entertaining, and the pastry could not be easier to make. Serve as a nibble or starter, and enjoy the leftovers for weeks to come - they freeze well after they're baked. Just defrost and pop them in a warm oven, and you'll think they're freshly baked.

Recipe by: Diana

 
14 reviews
 
25min

Tasty baked tortilla crisps you make at home. Serve with your choice of dips and salsas.

Recipe by: Michele O'Sullivan

 
10 reviews
 
6hr

This Greek yoghurt sauce made with cucumbers and fresh mint is a classic. Serve with kebabs, chips, crusty bread or warm pitta. You need to make this in advance but it still tastes really fresh.

Recipe by: 0316BJD

 
7 reviews
 
8hr48min

This elegant make-ahead salmon starter requires a bit of time, but is actually rather easy. You'll need a terrine. Great to make ahead for dinner parties!

Recipe by: Swiss Phil

 
7 reviews
 
30min

Quick and easy supper - gratin dish of peppers, potato, tomatoes and chorizo with a baked egg in the middle. Serve with fresh crusty bread to mop up the luscious juices.

Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

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