Let's have a summer dinner party! These are 15 of our favorite super delicious recipes perfect for easy entertaining.
Entertaining doesn't have to be difficult or stressful! We've rounded up 15 of our favorite recipes to make for easy entertaining. Prep them ahead of time and enjoy your guests.
Each post has lots of tips and tricks to make these dishes ahead of time. These recipes are crowd-pleasers. From Asian to Italian to French, there are options for whatever you're craving. So pick a few recipes and invite your friends and family for a summer dinner party. Enjoy!
How to Create a Great Cheeseboard
Whether you invite friends for appetizers, want to create an easy pre-dinner nibble or decide to make a meal out of one of these fabulous arrays of deliciousness, here are some tips on how to create a great cheeseboard.
Green Goddess Hummus
A bright fresh, healthy spread that's fabulous with crackers, chips, veggies, as a sandwich spread, on pita and so much more! This Green Goddess Hummus is about to become your next obsession!
Classic French Bistro Salad
This simple Classic French Bistro Salad, served at cafés, brasseries and bistros all over France, is beyond easy and one of those recipes you'll be turning to again and again (especially when you want to feel a little "fancy") - with minimal effort on your part.
Blueberry Peach Poppy Seed Salad
What do you get when you combine crisp greens, juicy ripe peaches, sweet plump blueberries, vibrant pickled red onions and crunchy candied almonds with a sweet, tangy poppy seed dressing? This fabulous Blueberry Peach Poppy Seed Salad!
Asian Watermelon Salad
This Watermelon Salad is the essence of summer on a platter! It's super fresh, sweet, salty, tangy and crunchy, all at the same time. The fresh herbs and Asian-inspired dressing create a delicious burst of fabulous flavor.
Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread
This Ridiculously Easy Rosemary Bread takes 5 minutes to prep, 10 minutes to shape and it looks like it comes from an artisan bakery! Oh, and it's ridiculously delicious too!
Vietnamese Grilled Flat Iron Steak (or Flank Steak)
You'll flip with the first bite of this amazingly tender and incredibly delicious Vietnamese Grilled Flat Iron Steak. The marinade is loaded with fabulous flavor and the simple secret tenderizing ingredient will surprise you!
Brown Butter Tomato Shrimp and Grits
With a creamy, brown butter-tomato-wine sauce, this Shrimp and Grits recipe is easy enough for weeknights but also VERY dinner party-worthy! This fabulous meal in a bowl also features barely cooked fresh cherry tomatoes, sweet, tender shrimp and smoky Andouille sausage served over a bed of white cheddar grits.
Make-Ahead Italian Zucchini Involtini
With cheese-stuffed ribbons of zucchini nestled in an easy Italian sausage-tomato sauce, this delicious Zucchini Involtini is a fabulous make-ahead meal that's perfect for family dinners and entertaining!
Vietnamese Caramel Shrimp with Pineapple Basil Salsa
This Vietnamese Caramel Shrimp is sweet, salty and super delicious. It comes together quickly and the Pineapple Basil Salsa is a fresh, vibrant garnish!
Mexican Salmon Rice Bowls with Fresh Corn and Mango Salsa
These Mexican Salmon Rice Bowls are healthy, delicious, and bursting with South-of-the-Border flavor. They're easy enough for every day but elegant (and amazing) enough for entertaining!
Weeknight, Dinner Party Chicken Marsala
This fabulous Chicken Marsala with super tender, pan-seared chicken, caramelized mushrooms and a succulent, silky sauce is a delicious way to make a weeknight special and elegant enough to serve for a fancy dinner party!
Ridiculously Easy Peach Crumble
Imagine sweet, juicy peaches baked until meltingly tender under a generous portion of sweet, crisp, buttery crumbs... Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a simple splash of sweet cream. This Ridiculously Easy Peach Crumble is a summer dream come true!
Easy Lemon Curd Mousse
This delicious Lemon Mousse is so elegant, yet easy enough to make an ordinary day special. It tastes like a creamy, fluffy lemon cloud with a layer of graham cracker-coconut-pecan crunch on the bottom.
Thought for the day:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Let us then with confidence
draw near to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy
and find grace to help in time of need.
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