Italian dinner party menus

Italian recipes are loved by all so an Italian dinner party is always a winner. We have four Italian dinner party menus for you to peruse, including vegetarian dishes to suit all palates.

Italian dinner party menus

For four

Artichoke hearts with roasted tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

Artichoke hearts with roasted tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella

This easy Italian-inspired salad pairs delicious artichoke hearts with roasted tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella.

Chicken, pancetta and bean stew with sage

Chicken, pancetta and bean stew with sage

A rustic Italian stew recipe that, with the first mouthful, will transport you to an Umbrian cucina.

Low-fat tiramisu

Low-fat tiramisu

Creamy fat-free soft cheese combines with dark espresso coffee to create this velvety, enticing Italian dessert.

 


For four (vegetarian)

Cannellini beans and rosemary on bruschetta

Cannellini beans and rosemary on bruschetta

This easy vegetarian bruschetta recipe with SunBlush tomato and rosemary is great on pugliese or sourdough bread.

Tagliatelle with field mushrooms, lemon and tarragon

Tagliatelle with field mushrooms, lemon and tarragon

Field mushrooms are ideal for this but you could use the wild type or the speckled chestnut variety in shops now. A meal to eat wistfully on the last warm evening of the year.

Strawberry, Vin Santo and mascarpone trifle

Strawberry, Vin Santo and mascarpone trifle

This Italian trifle recipe is a bit more glam than the one granny used to make! The saltiness of the pistachios balances the sweetness nicely.

 


For six

Minestrone with salsa verde

Minestrone with salsa verde

Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett puts her stamp on this classic Italian soup recipe.

Chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore

This Italian chicken dish is a taste of spring and an ideal dish to make on a Bank Holiday or lazy Sunday. Serve it with our Pea salad with avocado.

Pea salad with avocado

Pea salad with avocado

A fresh green salad recipe with a sprinkling of super-healthy pumpkin seeds that goes well with any lunch or supper but we've teamed it with Chicken cacciatore .

Honey pannacotta with ginger-poached rhubarb

Honey pannacotta with ginger-poached rhubarb

The rhubarb and ginger both compliment the creaminess of this classic Italian dessert, which is perfect for a dinner party as it can be prepared well in advance.

 


For six (vegetarian)

Asparagus crespelle

Asparagus crespelle

This creamy Italian dish is perfect for non-meat eaters as it's basically posh pancakes with asparagus and cheese.

Courgette, pepper and mozzarella tart with gremolata

Courgette, pepper and mozzarella tart with gremolata

Courgette, pepper and mozzarella tart is an easy, veggie dish that looks gorgeous and will remind you of warmer climes.

Fresh Italian parsley salad

Fresh Italian parsley salad

Italian parsley is another name for flatleaf parsley; the main ingredient is actually couscous.

Strawberry and mascarpone gelato slabs

Strawberry and mascarpone gelato slabs

A classic combination, and one of the easiest and most delicious ice creams you could possibly make.

 


For eight

Insalata di Napoli

Insalata di Napoli

This quick and easy salad captures the quintessential flavours of Italy.

Spinach, Parmesan and sausage cannelloni

Spinach, Parmesan and sausage cannelloni

An interesting adaption of the traditional Italian pasta dish. This recipe can also be frozen so it's an ideal option to make ahead.

Amaretti tortoni with orange brandy snaps and raspberries

Amaretti tortoni with orange brandy snaps and raspberries

This quick, creamy dessert recipe is a cinch to make, and most of the work is done by your freezer.

 


For eight (vegetarian)

Olive and rosemary focaccia

Olive and rosemary focaccia

This is the perfect bread recipe to make to pull out of the freezer when you're entertaining.

Torta Pasqualina

Torta Pasqualina

This Italian pie is full of robust flavours such as artichokes, spinach, parsley and ricotta - and is perfect for vegetarians.

Orange and rosemary polenta cake

Orange and rosemary polenta cake

This moist, fragrant gluten-free cake can be kept wrapped in the fridge for up to five days.

 


British dinner party menus

British dinner party menus

British dinner party menus

Once the laughing stock of global cuisine, British food has had a resurgence and British recipes are fast becoming favourites. Here are three British menus – traditional, contemporary and vegetarian.

 

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a.jackson

August 29

The recipe for Amaretti tortoni with orange brandy snaps and raspberries is amazing. For the first time ever there was complete silence at one of our dinner parties as our guests took a mouthful of this pudding and the flavours hit their taste buds. Awesome!!!

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