Make ahead dinner party recipes (84)

The last thing you want to be doing at your dinner party is slaving away in the kitchen. Our make ahead dinner party recipes will prevent just that, by making sure you get ahead and are able to enjoy the evening with your guests.

Top make ahead dinner party recipes

3 reviews

An easy make-ahead dish, good enough for a dinner party. Tender chicken thighs baked with sherry, garlic and tomato sauce. Nice served with buttered rice and French green beans.

Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

63 reviews

A delicious simple soup without too much heat, excellent as a wintery starter to a dinner party. The spice works wonderfully with the sweetness of the parsnips. Serve with crusty white bread.

Recipe by: BUTTERCUP8

22 reviews

This is simply gorgeous because it's so comforting! Preparation is easy, too! The lamb shanks are slow-cooked in a generous amount of red wine. This is best served with the sauce juices poured over mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, risotto or even soft polenta.

Recipe by: Lasse's Solskinn

15 reviews

Tender braising steak, baked for 1 1/2 hours in a low oven. Make ahead if desired and re-heat for an even easier supper dish. I have served them with homemade French fries and broccoli.

Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

27 reviews

This pie is ABSOLUTELY the best meat pie I have ever had in my life! This recipe was found whilst I was on the train and found that somebody left it on the seat. So I took it. Then I made it. Thank you to who ever left it on the train! Sometimes, I just make the stew and serve with mashed spuds.

Recipe by: PLACEBO

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