Hosting a dinner party should be fun and exciting but can quickly become overwhelming when the wrong recipes are tackled. Here are a few dinner party recipes to host a smooth party with minimal stress.
Sharing a home cooked meal is a great way to spend time with your friends or family. But it is easy to bite off more than you can chew when you are trying to be the glamorous host. Cooking an entire meal for more people than you are used to can be extremely stressful, even for the practiced home cook. The key to success is choosing your dinner party recipes that can be made or prepped ahead of time and popped into the oven when or just before the guests arrive. Try to plan dishes that will keep you out of the kitchen and enjoying time with your guests. Now set aside those recipes for boeuf bourguignon and Baked Alaska and let’s find some dinner party recipes that taste like you spent all day in the kitchen without actually having to.
When you're feeling fruity
Start the meal with a simple but elegant appetizer of prosciutto, melon, and mozzarella.
Mojo Marinated Pork with Fried Plantains and a side of rice will never fail to impress any guest.
Forego the pie and finish the meal with a Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Galette with a rustic crust for a speedier prep time.