45 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, or check out our guide on how to create a festival in your garden.
Easy party food recipes
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.
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.
A batch of these easy cheese straws will go down a treat at your next get-together or alfresco party spread.
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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.
Cheese is always a hit with crowds, so why not switch things up with this recipe? Fried and then wrapped around pickles, it’s served with an accompanying crunchy pickle dip.
Kick off a sophisticated party with these easy canapés, turning cocktail sausages into impressive bitesize party food.
These Indian-Mexican flavoured pakoras will go down a treat – the mellow paneer contrasts against tangy jalapeños and a sweet tamarind dipping sauce.
Everyone’s favourite party food is taken up a notch with a glaze of black cardamom, fennel, cumin and honey.
Gently perfumed with floral rose water, these squares of turkish delight make a beautiful edible gift or sweet party nibble.
Serve a plate of savoury bao buns to a hungry crowd – we fill ours with fish goujons, breaded chicken or sweet potato and top with sweet and sour slaw.
Serve a batch of these beefy burritos to a hungry crowd – stuff with spiced mince and your choice of rice, veg and cheese.
Serve salted crisps with a homemade paprika sauce drizzled over them, with a herby mojo verde for dipping.
Whip up these stuffed brioche ice cream sandwiches for a party and watch them disappear in seconds.
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.
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!
This recipe makes up to 60 fudgy squares, making it a brilliant nibble to share amongst friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicken nuggets are taken up a notch by coating in cumin, chilli powder, turmeric and coriander. Serve with a punchy mayo mixed with curry leaves and mustard seeds.
Top squares of toasted focaccia with baby broad beans, mint leaves and Taggiasche olives for a fresh springtime bite, finished with grated pecorino.
Put together our pick of the very best colourful charcuterie and veggies and serve with melted brie for an easy last-minute entertaining idea.
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.
Turn the classic Greek savoury pie into a fun, vegetarian canapé, lightly spiced with nutmeg and lifted with yogurt dip.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A perfect dish to feed a crowd – check out this Canadian comfort food of chips topped with gravy and 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.
These filled pastry treats are easier to make than you might think – perfect for parties and picnics.
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.
Switch up your buffet spread with these miniature pies, infused with spices and stuffed with beef, onion, chilli and garlic.
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.
Packed with mushrooms, miso and thyme, vegans don't need to miss out with our plant-based sausage rolls.
This banoffee cheesecake tastes like an old-school pud but is an impressive dinner party dessert. Plus, it takes less than 30 minutes of hands-on time to make.
Use up yellow-skinned bananas (not green) and make these battered, deep-fried bananas with a dusting of icing sugar.
A classic party starter gets an update thanks to rose harissa paste. With only 15 minutes prep time, this is the perfect dinner party starter.
Serve these refreshing mousse pots at your next summer dinner party – the juicy mango really complements the creamy texture.