We love entertaining over at The Home Cook’s Kitchen! That’s why we are sharing an ultimate fall round up – 20 fall recipes for a dinner party. Find recipes that are perfect for your next fall dinner party, all neatly organised into one awesome post!
Oh fall, how I’ve grown to love you. Why?
Well food obviously, there is SUCH good produce out at the moment.
Secondly, because wine. And spiced apple cider. And cocktails and cozy comfort dishes.
Thirdly, because fall dinner parties. Which incorporate said first and second point above!
But seriously! There is nothing better when it’s cold, and rainy outside than to have people over for a cosy meal, put the fire on, crack open a bottle of red, eat, laugh and play games.
If you told me 10 years ago, that at aged 27, I’d be most happy chilling at home being what I used to call ‘old’, I probably would have laughed in your face!
That’s why today on the blog I’m celebrating being an old homebody, chilling at home cooking for my friends with 20 fall recipes for a dinner party. This round up brings you some of the best recipes you need for all your fall dinner party plans!
I’ve included recipes for appetizers, mains, salads, desserts, and of course, my personal favourite – COCKTAILS! These recipes come from both The Home Cook’s Kitchen, and some of my favourite bloggers out there!
20 Fall Recipes for a Dinner Party
Appetizers & Side Dishes
I find appetizers the hardest part of entertaining for friends. It’s always a difficult to figure out what the perfect amount of pre-dinner food is. Is there too much, making your guests too full? Not enough so they leave hungry (which in my eyes is a dinner party no, no)?
When I look for apps, I look for recipes that are simple, easy to make and can be made ahead prior to your guests arriving! This is why I am loving these recipes for fall appetizers…
My oven baked Yukon gold fries are seriously addictive! Yukon golds are honestly the best potatoes! Crispy on the outside, soft and buttery on the inside! Perfect to serve with dinner or as a pre-dinner snack.
Not only is this dish gorgeous, but perfect for a light snack before mains! Serve with crackers or fresh vegetables, your guests will love it! Find the recipe at plays well with butter.
These honey butter glazed brussels sprouts are addictive! Crunchy sprouts, smothered in butter and sweetened with just a touch of honey! Find the recipe on The Home Cook’s Kitchen!
These beauties are easy to make, simple, fuss free and leave you with minimal washing up! These sausage rolls from THCK are a new fav in our household.
These carrots are so colourful and a perfect side dish! I love having a few side dishes, especially if I am cooking a larger piece of meat such as a whole chicken or leg of lamb. Find the recipe over at Amy in the Kitchen
When I’m entertaining, I look for main meals that are; easy to make and prepare, can be left alone (ie; slow cooker recipes or one pan recipes), and will provide my guests with a cosy experience.
I love to be social while I cook, and there is nothing worse than spending all your time slaving over the oven. That’s why you’ll find recipes that require minimal supervision!
Minimum effort, maximum flavour – can’t argue with that! Ellie’s crockpot turkey chili is healthy, easy to make and looks so darn cosy! Find the recipe from Ellie at Hungry by Nature.
You can’t go wrong with meatballs, especially cranberry meatballs! These would be perfect with a creamy mash potato, and a side dish like brussels or green beans! Find the recipe over at Dinner at the Zoo.
When I think of fall and winter, the first thing that jumps to mind is soup! This carrot apple soup looks divine! Find the recipe over at Our Salty Kitchen
Who doesn’t love easy one pan meals? This apple and brie stuffed chicken from Kara at Byte Sized Nutrition looks perfect for an easy, fuss free meal with minimal washing up!
Slow cooked, comfort food that includes red wine as a key ingredient? Um yes please! Find the full recipe over at Just A Little Bit of Bacon.
Dessert is my absolute favourite course! I love making really warming, comforting desserts for my guests during the colder periods. Cold or warm desserts, either is great when you have beautiful fall flavours!
The essence of fall right here in a cake! Loving this pumpkin spiced bundt cake with browned butter maple glaze! Cake for dessert is the best kinda of cake! Find the recipe at Well Fed Soul.
Ashley over at Fit Mitten Kitchen knows how to rock a freaking awesome dessert! Especially for guests that may have food intolerances or special diets! Drooling right here over this combination!
I am a sucker for desserts, especially when it comes to cheesecake recipes! Impress your guests with these gorgeous individualised trifles. Find the recipe over at Garnish and Glaze.
Whether it’s pear or apple, I can’t go past a good crisp/crumble! This easy pear crisp from The Seasoned Mom would make a perfect fall dessert!
Kelsie from The Itsy Bitsy Kitchen knows how to bake for the masses! This sweet potato pecan pie is perfect if you’re looking for a fall pie that your guests will love!
You can’t have a party (in my opinion) without some wine, or more importantly cocktails! I love seasonal cocktails, but more importantly, I look for cocktail recipes that are simple, with maximum flavour!
These cocktails recipes are all easy to make, and showcase some of my favourite fall ingredients and produce!
My hot spiced apple cider will warm you from your head to toes! I always think of hot spiked cocktails when I think of fall entertaining! Made with real apple cider and real spices, and enough to feed a party!
This sangria is perfect for a party! A light and fruity punch that your guests are going to love! You really can’t go wrong with apple, ginger and wine! Find the recipe over at Miss Allie’s Kitchen!
A fall dinner party wouldn’t be complete without a dark and stormy (or Moscow mule for that matter!). These dark and stormy cocktails are quick and easy to whip up!
Not only does this recipe looks gorgeous, but it has the most beautiful fall flavours! Rosemary, ginger, apple and cinnamon, are definitely the flavours of fall. Find the recipe over at Broma Bakery.
The ultimate festive cocktail! Perfect for a friendsgiving feast, or a thanksgiving get together! Made with a cranberry simple syrup, this cocktail is gorgeous! Find the recipe from Erin at Platings and Pairings.
So now you’ve got the down low on the best 20 fall recipes for a dinner party, tell me – what are your favourite fall dinner party recipes?
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