A tray of nachos topped with minced beef, chilli and cheese next to a pot of soured cream

Easy party food recipes

Put together a crowd-pleasing spread with our top party food recipes, from platters piled high with tasty bites, fabulous fried chicken and delicious dips

Looking for the best party food ideas and simple sharing platters with seasonal flavours? Whether you’re craving chunky potato wedges and dips, sophisticated sausage rolls or ultra-indulgent fries loaded with toppings, these recipes are bound to please a crowd.


Finish off your party menu with our best quick and easy party canapés and easy cocktails that you can mix up in a flash. Make your evening go with a bang and indulge in our favourite party bites.

Easy party food

Classic nachos

Load up tortilla chips with beef, beans, cheese and chilli and let your hungry guests dive in. A few pickled jalapeños add a little heat, which you can balance out with dollops of cooling soured cream.

BBQ chilli chicken wings

These juicy chicken wings are spiced with paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and fresh oregano. The finger-licking flavours are bound to a hit. Crisp up in the oven or on the BBQ if you’re enjoying the sun and serve with a light yogurt sauce to feed a hungry group.

Vietnamese-style chicken summer rolls

Fresh, vibrant and ready in 25 minutes, we’ve given crunchy Vietnamese summer rolls a twist for a healthy entertaining idea. Serve with a rich hoisin or spicy chilli dipping sauce.

Tear and share sausage rolls

Perk up your party buffet with our epic sausage roll and camembert wheel. No one could resist flaky pastry and melty cheese all in one delicious package. Serve with a spoonful of cranberry sauce to cut through the rich cheese.

Classic potato wedges

These easy wedges really hit the spot as a filling snack to share with friends – take them to the next level by serving with dips such as soured cream and salsa.

Beetroot and halloumi sliders with chilli jam

These mini veggie burgers are made from chickpeas, beetroot and halloumi. They work great as party snacks, starters or even a main course, simply adjust the portion size each time!

California rolls

Make a healthy sushi snack with our easy step-by-step guide to California rolls. Perfect for entertaining friends and family and they look quite impressive too.

Vegan buffalo cauliflower wings

Check out our easy vegan buffalo wings with cauliflower and creamy blue cheese dip. These crispy baked wings make a great veggie alternative to chicken wings.

Churro waffle fingers with dipping sauce

This recipe sees waffles coated in cinnamon butter and served with chocolate sauce for dipping – think eggs and soldiers-style. Satisfy your guests’ sweet cravings with this indulgent dish.

Veggie-loaded fries

These are also known as allotment-loaded fries, so use up any  gluts of veg you have. Simply swap ingredients to whatever you need using up with this genius fridge-raiding recipe.

Maple-glazed sausage blinis

Kick off a sophisticated party with these easy canapés, turning cocktail sausages into impressive bitesize party food.

Ham croquetas

Bite-sized balls of deliciousness. These little Spanish tapas bites make excellent nibbles. Filled with manchego and ham, this simple-to-follow recipe makes them an easy treat.

Mozzarella sticks with spicy dipping sauce

Try our gooey mozzarella sticks with a punchy dipping sauce. Blocks of mozzarella stand up better to deep-frying and will still give you that cheesy, stringy ooze. These are best cooked from frozen, so they are a perfect nibble to squirrel away for when you have friends round.

Baked onion bhajis

Serve up a bowlful of these beautifully spiced bhajis with a cool cucumber raita dip or a sweet mango chutney. They’re not just for curry night, they also make delicious finger food for parties.

Lamb sausage rolls

Looking for a quirky snack to hand out at your next dinner party? Try these meaty, spring lamb sausage rolls with mint and lemon. Just make sure you buy all-butter pastry if you want them to really wow.

Spinach and potato tortilla bites

If you’re planning a party, why not serve these easy Spanish-inspired canapés? Each bite-sized tortilla is packed with spinach, egg, potato and onion and they make a great vegetarian option.

Spanakopita spring rolls

Turn the classic Greek savoury pie into a fun, vegetarian canapé, lightly spiced with nutmeg and lifted with yogurt dip.

Halloumi fries

Recreate these golden-brown beauties at home with our step-by-step recipe and achieve deep-fried cheesy magic. Serve with cooling yogurt and sweet and sharp pomegranate molasses. They’ll disappear in a heartbeat.

Black bean and squash quesadillas with smoky chipotle salsa

These speedy veggie quesadillas complete with smoky salsa are perfect for munching with friends. Serve warm from the pan, they’ll be crisp on the outside and gooey and cheesy on the inside.

Onion flowers

Try this impressive-looking riff on classic onion rings. Crispy on the outside and sweet and soft within, these are great nibbles to serve as part of a meal or as finger food with a dip.

Tajín cauliflower bites

Tajín is a classic Mexican seasoning made from lime, chilli and salt. It works so well on these moreish cauli bites with the cooling soured cream. Switch up your tortilla chips and dips and try this mouthwatering veggie alternative.

Blue cheese dip

This punchy homemade dip is crying out for some potato wedges or chicken wings for dipping. A great one for nibbles when you have friends over. Check out our favourite easy dip recipes to pair with your crisps and chips.

Grilled padron peppers and chorizo skewers with honey drizzle

These sticky grilled padron peppers and chorizo skewers with honey drizzle make the perfect starter or finger food to serve with drinks over the summer months. What’s more, they’re super quick and easy to make.

Deep-fried goat’s cheese

These savoury cheese balls are a super easy snack to whip up when you have friends and family coming over. Crunchy on the outside and creamy in the middle, finished with a hint of zesty orange blossom honey.

Pizza rolls

These tear-and-share pizza rolls are easy and fun to make for friends. They only use four ingredients and take just over half an hour to make, ideal for sharing.

Broad bean, pecorino and olive bruschetta

Top squares of toasted focaccia with baby broad beans, mint leaves and Taggiasche olives for a fresh springtime bite, finished with grated pecorino.

Summer deli board

Put together our pick of the very best colourful charcuterie and veggies and serve with melted brie for an easy last-minute entertaining idea.