Weeknight Dinner Party? Yep, It’s Possible

Hosting dinner guests on a weeknight without the extra stress might sound like the stuff of dreams, but is totally doable with this roundup of fast and simple crowd-pleasers.

May 25, 2019

Work Some Weeknight Wonders in the Kitchen

Find yourself having people over on a weeknight and feeling panicky? Hosting a dinner party after a long day doesn’t have to be as nightmarish as it seems, with this collection of recipes that are bound to impress. From fancy yet simple appetizers, to mains that are sure to wow your friends, we’ve got you covered.

Easy Crostini

Tomato Mozzarella Pesto Crostini

Kitchen Mason

Start your dinner party off with a bang with this crostini recipe that is super-easy to put together and will be ready to eat in 20 minutes. Don’t mess with tradition here with this awesome and time-tested combination of basil, mozzarella and tomato, all on top of a crispy slice of baguette.

Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken with Shallots, Thyme, and White Wine

Alexandra's Kitchen

Every dinner party needs a show-stopping main, and this roast chicken will do just the trick. This tender and juicy dish plays with both salty and sweet flavours, spiced with mustard and infused with white wine that mix with melt-in-your-mouth caramelized shallots. You will definitely rule weeknight dinner parties with this one.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Wok & Skillet

You definitely can’t go wrong serving this popular bacon-wrapped dish. It might sound super-simple, but the smoky flavours of oven-crisped bacon perfectly complement the asparagus. There’s no better way to dress up your veggies, and work as both an excellent side to your chicken or as an appetizer.

Miso Eggplant

Black Garlic Glazed Miso Eggplant (Nasu Dengaku)

Pups with Chopsticks

Take your guests on a little trip East with these beautifully glazed miso eggplants. Sweet meets savoury in the best possible way, with mirin and garlic infusing the vegetable with a combination of complex flavours. Best of all, this unique side dish can be whipped up in under half an hour!

Pasta Bake

Sausage Asparagus Pasta Bake

Buy This Cook That

Requiring only five ingredients coming together in 40 minutes, this pasta bake definitely checks off all the boxes for a quick and easy dish that will amaze your guests!

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