23 vegan dinner party ideas
Impress your plant-based pals with these dinner party ideas, from earthy beetroot hummus and crispy fried cabbage to showstopping veg-packed wellingtons
Looking for vegan dinner party ideas? Try our vegetarian starter recipes here or read on for the best plant-based entertaining tips, from vegan canapés to meat-free mains.
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Vegan dinner party snacks and starters
Make the most of beetroot in this earthy hummus recipe, ready in 10 minutes for a last-minute entertaining idea.
Try coating purple sprouting broccoli in tempura batter and serving with a ponzu dipping sauce for an easy yet impressive party snack.
Fried crispy cabbage seasoned with sea salt and Chinese five-spice makes for a moreish vegan snack to serve at party. Our recipe serves two as a side but you can double if you want to serve more.
Kick off an Italian-inspired dinner party with our grilled vegetables. Serve with fresh focaccia and olives for a mezze-style starter that everyone can tuck into.
These Vietnamese-style vegan rolls packed with carrot, courgette and cucumber make for a light start to a dinner. Try serving as canapés if you’re hosting a bigger party.
Jazz up hummus with pine nuts, juicy raisins and olives for a sharing-style starter. You can make the hummus ahead of time and top with the extras before serving.
Although these crispy beer batter pakoras require a little bit of work straight before serving, they're worth it and serve six people.
Serve these vibrant grilled sweetcorns with punchy ancho chilli as part of a BBQ feast.
Smoked aubergine combined with sweet red peppers and walnuts makes for an easy sharing starter that you can make ahead of time. Serve with flatbreads if you want it to be more filling.
Vegan dinner party mains
Full of antipasti favourites like peppers and courgette, this plant-based paella is packed with punchy flavour and will impress all your dinner guests.
Throw a DIY pizza party for all your vegan friends with this delicious plant-based pizza recipe. Creamed sweetcorn makes a great saucy base for fried paprika mushrooms.
Smoked paprika jackfruit tacos, served with homemade tomato salsa and plenty of chilli sauce... it's the perfect party food for your vegan friends!
A sweet 'n' smoky chilli non carne (see what we did there?) with Quorn, two types of beans and plenty of spices for an added kick.
Looking for a showstopping vegan main? Our vegan wellington is packed with roasted red peppers, beetroot and kale, plus it comes with a vegan stuffing and Marmite-glazed the pastry.
This comforting chickpea stew is made in a slow cooker so can easily be prepped ahead before a dinner party. The heady spices give it a rich, warming flavour, ideal for winter.
Feed a hungry crowd with this impressive whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus. Either serve it as a side dish or as the centrepiece.
This smart chestnut, squash and sweet potato loaf looks impressive but is easy to make. It can be made the day before a dinner party, too.
These roasted cabbage steaks are sweet, zingy and bursting with crunchy textures. Serve with a few veggie salads for a hearty dinner.
These easy-to-make stuffed aubergines are packed with tomatoes and fragrant spices, then topped with a crunchy sourdough mixture for a moreish main.
Bake a batch of our decadent vegan chocolate brownies for an indulgent sweet treat to end the meal. Our unique recipe is super chocolaty so vegan and non-vegan friends and family will all love it!
Using avocado instead of cream or egg white is a great way to make a vegan version of classic chocolate mousse. It’s rich, so serve in small glass pots or shot glasses, and top with cocoa nibs for an extra chocolate hit without the added sugar.
Who'd have thought aquafaba (the liquid found in a tin of chickpeas) could make such glossy, chewy meringue? Pair it with coconut yogurt and lots of berries for a great vegan mess.
Make a smooth and creamy vegan cheesecake using a simple, shop-bought ingredient – silken tofu. Choose a good quality dark chocolate for the filling and use Oreos (yes, they're vegan!) for the base.