10 Dinner Party Ideas for an Easy and Elegant Gathering

Cacio e Pepe

With only five ingredients and in 20 minutes, you'll have a creamy crowdpleaser. Best served with a glass of white wine!

Lemon Tahini-Marinated Chicken

Hosting a summer gathering? Fire up the grill to char some delectable chicken thighs and serve with a light, bright salad.

Smoky Mussels Pomodoro

Mussels may look complicated to make but this simple main, seasoned with smoked paprika and two types of tomatoes, takes only 25 minutes to make.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

A homemade pork ragu, three types of cheese and spinach stack together in this cozy, comforting and crowd-pleasing casserole.

Steak and Rice Noodle Bowls

Guests will love this interactive dinner. Set up the toppings and invite everyone to build their own bowls, inspired by Vitenamese Bun.

Fruity Mojito

Jam gives this tropical sip a fun, fruit-forward twist. No simple syrup required!

Whipped Ricotta Three Ways

All the best dinner parties start off with an easy app. Make one or all three of these cheesy dips to satisfy every palate.

Grilled Shrimp Kebabs

Grilled shrimp get an upgrade from a homemade spice rub and a quick char on the grill. A squeeze of lemon is recommended!

Saucy Sausage Meatballs

Cheesy, meaty and saucy, these meatballs also get an extra hit of flavor from two secret ingredients (cinnamon and orange zest!). Pair with pasta or a salad and extra-crusty bread.

Roasted Strawberries and Brie

Roasting strawberries allows even out-of-season fruit to shine while gooey melted brie adds richness to this decadent appetizer.

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