French starter recipes (88)

Looking for starter recipes that have that French je ne sais quoi? From easy canapés and foie gras mousse to Provençal pizza, we have loads of easy French starter recipes to get your party started!

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2hr

Choux pastries made in the shape of small fishes are filled with a light mousse of both fresh and smoked salmon.

Recipe by: christlor

 
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1hr

This brilliant cheese soufflé is a lot easier to make than you think and calls for just a handful of ingredients. Comté cheese is used here for authentic French flavour, but you could use another cheese, like Cheddar.

Recipe by: matoutina

 
5 reviews
 
7hr

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

Recipe by: P. Travisano

 
5 reviews
 
50min

This is a classic recipe that's simple, too. Most of the work is preparing the mussels; cooking takes very little time. Crusty bread is essential for dipping in the buttery wine sauce.

Recipe by: Christine

 
4 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

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