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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13 reviews

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

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

Recipe by: GRNSTR1PE

14 reviews

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

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

10 reviews

These mini quiches are so quick and easy you could get your little one to help you. They are great for entertaining, for kids' parties and as a snack and also great for school lunch boxes and can be whipped up in no time! If you don't have puff pastry I have made these without and they still come out really good.

Recipe by: Clare

10 reviews

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

Recipe by: POSHIE25

14 reviews

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

Recipe by: Michele O'Sullivan

7 reviews

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

Recipe by: P. Travisano

10 reviews

Delicious, fast, flavourful and easy. A minimum of ingredients and dishes are required for this sweet-and-savoury crowd pleaser. Use ordinary basil pesto if you prefer.

Recipe by: STARSING

8 reviews

I know most people buy these nowadays but they are easy to make if you use frozen pastry, plus you can vary the flavour. This recipe uses fresh chives and mustard. Grown-ups love them! For a birthday party, you can keep them plain or add grated Cheddar to the sausagemeat.

Recipe by: Lauren

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