French starter recipes (120)

    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!

    Top French starter recipes

    1 review

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

    Recipe by: christlor

    4 reviews

    An authentic and warming recipe for French onion soup, complete with slices of baguette and topped with cheese.

    Recipe by: johamy

    14 reviews

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

    Recipe by: P. Travisano

    7 reviews

    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

    139 reviews

    An original French recipe my mum used to bake. Great to eat with a salad during summer or even winter. Absolutely delicious!!! Can be prepared the day before and served as a starter or main dish. Can substitute Emmental for Gruyere cheese.

    Recipe by: plume d'argent

    Recipe videos: French starters

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      Cheese souffle
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      Rustic chicken liver and morel pate
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      French onion soup
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      Cervelle de canut

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