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Dinner Party Recipes

What's for dinner? It's the perennial question -- and when it comes to dinner parties, it's even trickier. We've got dinner party recipe ideas to take you from weeknight-casual to formal occasions and every type of gathering in between. Start with menu planning: Our tips take the stress out of party prep so you can get out of the kitchen and enjoy the company of your guests. Use our checklist to keep track of (and check off) those to-dos. When siblings, in-laws, or other family members drop by, turn to our easy menus for casual gatherings with tried-and-true family favorites. For a more spectacular showing, make any of the amazing recipes from our elegant buffet menu or Mexican patio party ideas. If you're looking to round out a meal or for a dish you can take to a dinner party, peruse our crowd-pleasing side-dish recipes. Each idea is partyworthy and will garner rave reviews.

23 Potato Recipes Worthy of Your Next Party

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How to Throw a Casual Mexican Taco Party Like a Chef

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This Cajun-inspired soup recipe is served over rice and topped with sliced...

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Elegant Dinner Party Buffet

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Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo

Spunky Cajun seasoning, velvety black beans, and colorful vegetables keep this...

Family Favorites for Sunday Supper

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Chicken Chorizo Gumbo

This take on classic gumbo keeps the flavors you love but adds a smoky touch o...

Special Occasion Menu

This Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade menu means a quick, easy meal you'll be proud to...

Artichoke Flatbreads

I'm always on the hunt for finger-friendly appetizer inspiration, so when I...

How to Make Crab Dip

Choose the best ingredients for company-worthy crab dip. We show you the mixin...

How to Make Meatballs

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Creole Crab Cakes

Ground red pepper gives these appetizer crab cakes a bit of kick.

Catfish Po'Boys

This traditional Cajun catfish and sweet pepper sandwich makes a quick and eas...

Meals to Wow Your Weekend Guests

We've made it easy to indulge your houseguests with two days of classic recipe...

Great Green Bean Recipes

Whether you're scooping up a side of green bean casserole or munching on a...

Sweet Potato Recipes

Sweet potato recipes have it all: twice-baked, casseroles, and even sweet...

Menu: Impressive Dinner Party

Whether you're looking for a meal to celebrate a holiday, or just want a...

Healthy Side Dishes for the Holidays

Looking for side dishes that are full of tradition but light on guilt? For you...

A Weekend of Family Meal Ideas

Serve up family-friendly food for an entire weekend with this meal-by-meal...

Easy Appetizers for a Weeknight Gathering

You don't have to wait for the weekend to celebrate. This simple weekday...

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