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.
Crimini mushrooms are stuffed with Cheddar cheese and streaky bacon. These are perfect for canapes or as a starter.
This is a rich and decadent chicken liver pate recipe, which is perfect for special occasions and parties.
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.
These are simple and delicious! They freeze really well too.
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.
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.
Tasty baked tortilla crisps you make at home. Serve with your choice of dips and salsas.
These little morsels are so easy to make - serve warm or at room temperature for nibbles at a drinks party or eat with salad and some warm bread for quick lunch. Here I have used ham, cheese, sweetcorn and spring onion but there are endless possibilities with different fillings. You will need a non-stick mini muffin tray.
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.
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!