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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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14 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

 
11 reviews
 
30min

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

Recipe by: GRNSTR1PE

 
14 reviews
 
10min

A quick, simple recipe for a tasty guacamole with tomatoes. Serve with tortilla crisps for a festive party nibble.

Recipe by: Denise Goodman

 
13 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

 
11 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

 
16 reviews
 
5min

I make this houmous all the time. It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and it's healthier than shop-bought without the oil. Increase or decrease the ingredients as desired, especially the chillies! Serve with tortilla crisps, pitta triangles or fresh vegetables. Add more of the reserved chickpea liquid for a smoother dip.

Recipe by: ELOVINGS

 
10 reviews
 
35min

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

Recipe by: POSHIE25

 
14 reviews
 
1hr

These are so tasty! You have to try them! Minced chicken seasoned with spring onion, coriander, chilli sauce and lemon juice for a uniquely Thai flavour.

Recipe by: Vivian

 
8 reviews
 
6min

Amazing fresh, easy prawn toast. Now you can make this delicious Chinese dim sum favourite at home.

Recipe by: vickiwood

 
9 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

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