Entertaining and Dinner Parties

Get all the recipes you need to throw a fantastic party, including appetizers, cocktails, and what to cook for a crowd.

Staff Picks

Baked Ziti I

Rating: 4.5 stars 8649
Spaghetti sauce and three kinds of Italian cheeses make a surprisingly quick and budget-friendly baked ziti that's perfect for a weeknight meal.
By Allrecipes Member

Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 324
A bright contrast in flavors makes this salad a favorite among friends and family. The yams have a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with the caramelized onions and kale.
By Allrecipes Member

Spicy Baked Potato Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 4
I love the idea of stuffed baked potatoes but can't be bothered with the long cooking time or making things look nice and neat. This is my lazy man's version of stuffed baked potatoes... with added zip!
By Spiderwoman77

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

Rating: 5 stars 412
Mixed nuts coated in a spicy sugar syrup, then oven-roasted until crunchy.

How to Shop for Cheese for a Party

Hosting is a breeze when you start out with a beautiful cheese board. Read on for our tips on shopping for cheese for a party.
By Christine Clark

Eaton's Easy Pulled Pork

Rating: 5 stars 34
This is one of the easiest pulled pork recipes I've made. Since my husband was from 'south of the Mason-Dixon line' and raved about pulled pork in Virginia/South Carolina, I had a tough job ahead of me, but he loved it (!) so I guess I passed the test.
By NancyE10

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 267
Love to make these little guys for family gatherings or just as treats for home to pack into lunches. Easy recipe to make. Adaptations can be made to make this completely from scratch. This is just a yummy simplified version!
By Bri

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars 884
These small, delicious sandwiches are perfect for any party. They are so good that even the pickiest of eaters will eat these.

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 1110
Absolutely delicious. I know it doesn't sound appetizing, but it's unbelievable how tasty it is, and so easy too!

No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 171
That you can make this lovely, sweet treat without turning on the oven is probably enough of a reason to give this serious consideration. Besides the taste and light mousse-like texture, I think your guests will enjoy the iconic stars and stripes design provided by the fresh blueberries and strawberries. USA! USA! USA!

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 3032
Texas-style pulled pork simmers in a tangy chili-seasoned barbecue sauce with plenty of onion, then pulled into tender shreds to serve on a buttered, toasted bun.

Zucchini-Parmesan Cheese Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
Make these easy bite-sized zucchini Parmesan cheese fritters for a healthy and delicious snack any time of the day!

Inspiration and Ideas

Mini Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tarts
Rating: Unrated 35
Make an impressive appetizer that's easy to share with puff pastry. 
10 Great Casseroles to Make for Your Best Friend
Can't entertain in person? Drop a delicious casserole on your best friend's doorstep - you can still chat via zoom.
Chef John's Stuffed Peppers
Rating: 5 stars 2420

This recipe is easy yet satisfying — with a mix of rice, beef, and sausage.