Whether you're entertaining family or friends, we've got you covered with delicious, make-ahead, dinner party meals!
While the holidays are such a special time of year, it can feel crazy with a to-do list a mile long. We've rounded up some of our favorite make-ahead, dinner party meals to help simplify entertaining. All these recipes would be hits with your guests.
There are Italian dishes, stews, and even lighter options if you need a break from heavy food. We've also included one of our all-time favorite salads and easy artisan roll recipes. These would go with almost any main dish you plan to serve. Entertaining is so much less stressful when you serve a make-ahead main dish!
This Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo is loaded with succulent shrimp, spicy sausage and lots of fresh veggies!
This make-ahead, Homemade Manicotti is beyond delicious with an Italian sausage marinara and tender melt-in-your-mouth pasta.
This Make Ahead Beef Bourguignon with melt-in-your-mouth tender beef is crazy delicious, inexpensive and economical!
Looking for something different? These crazy-delicious Vietnamese Caramel Pork Lettuce Wraps make a fresh, light weeknight meal and are also perfect for a dinner party.
Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Honey Cider Dressing – an insanely delicious and super healthy salad – perfect for any get together with family and friends!
These Easy Artisan Rolls truly are unbelievably easy. Stir up the dough then go to bed. In the morning, shape and bake. Unbelievably delicious too!
Any of these make-ahead dinners would be perfect for entertaining! Pin them now and you'll be so pleased when it's time to plan for company!
Sandra Garth says
2 thumbs up for make-ahead meals! I will share this with my daughter, with a 3 month old she could use some make ahead meals.
We all need to have some make-ahead meals during this hectic season! The beef bourguignon, a salad and those artisan rolls would make such a fabulous dinner! Thanks so much for the ideas!
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Chris Scheuer says
Muchas gracias, Susana por tu amable y alentador comentario. ¡Feliz Navidad a usted! Espero que esté lleno de mucho amor y deliciosa comida!
Saludos cordiales, Chris
Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert says
Everything looks wonderful Chris! Love that Manicotti - because who can say no to cheesy comfort food. This makes me want to have company.
Such terrific inspiration for company or even a special family dinner. There's not one of your recipes that wouldn't be a hit!
It all looks so good Chris.