My love for dinner parties grows stronger every day. These events provide the perfect opportunities to taste great food, meet new people or network, and have limitless entertainment. I also like the dressing-up part because it makes me feel incredibly good about myself.

Over the years, I have attended countless dinner parties, and I have also had the privilege of hosting some. It sounds fun, but it stresses me out immensely, especially when I’m doing it alone. There are so many things to be done, and everything seems to take more time than expected.

One of the challenging parts about throwing a dinner party is deciding what to prepare for the guests, but I can help out with this or you can also look for some other delicious recipes online like pork loin roast to add to your menu. Here are seven of the best dishes that I can serve at any dinner party and blow away my friends. The ingredient ratio depends on the number of guests.

1. Moist Cranberry Pork Roast

I love serving moist cranberry pork roast at dinner parties because it is tender and flavorsome. Preparing it is also effortless. Once it is done, I recommend leaving it for about ten minutes before slicing.


  • Rolled pork loin roast (boneless)
  • Whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • Pepper
  • Grated orange zest
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Honey

2. Turkey in Cream Sauce

I have prepared turkey in cream sauce for several dinner parties because it is healthy and super delicious. I enjoy serving it over something like rice, toast, or pasta.


  • Cooked, chopped mushrooms
  • Plain flour
  • Chicken stock
  • Butter
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Frozen peas

3. French Onion Chicken

This simple, delicious dish is on my list of favorites! Want to know my secret? I ensure that my chicken breasts are uniform in size and top it with lots of melted cheese to enhance the flavor.


  • Chicken thighs or breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Onions
  • Chopped garlic cloves
  • Flour
  • Chopped thyme
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  • Chicken or beef broth
  • Grated gruyere

4. Cauliflower Steak With Caper Salsa and Olive

I have always had a penchant for having roasted cauliflower steaks, and I think most people feel the same way. At most parties, I prefer serving this heavenly dish with a side salad.


  • Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Red chili flakes
  • Green olives (pitted)
  • Baby capers (drained)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper

This dish is best served while still hot.

5. Eggplant Cannelloni

The first time I made this dish for a dinner party, most of the guests who showed up asked for the recipe. I wasn’t surprised at all. Eggplant cannelloni is super healthy, creamy, and delicious. All I do is make it right, and no one regrets coming to my party.


  • Cashews
  • Parmesan or nutritional yeast
  • Crushed/minced garlic
  • Almond milk
  • Spinach
  • Basil
  • Eggplants
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Honey (optional)

I make sure that I soak the cashews the night before the party so that the meal will be tastiest.

6. Ham and Cheese Casseroles

One of the reasons this toothsome dish had to be on this list is that it requires less than an hour to prepare. Less time in the kitchen means more time making other arrangements for the dinner party. Besides, the ingredients are pretty easy to find.


  • Uncooked egg noodles
  • Condensed chicken soup cream (undiluted)
  • Ham (fully cooked and cubed)
  • Milk
  • Melted butter
  • Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • Green beans (cut and frozen)

7. Chicken Thighs With Sausage

Chicken thighs with sausage is a classic recipe that will leave my guests craving more.


  • Bone-in chicken thighs (without the skin)
  • Sliced smoked turkey sausages
  • A finely chopped large onion
  • Chopped carrots
  • Dried basil
  • Paprika
  • Ketchup
  • Minced garlic cloves
  • Dried oregano
  • Ground allspice
  • Chopped celery ribs
  • Dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Browning sauce (optional)

The dishes I’ve provided above are perfect for any dinner party. I have prepared them several times. The servings I make depend on the guests invited. If I were a first-timer, I know that I may not know the recipes or procedures to follow. That is why I recommend finding the recipes online to avoid making mistakes that could ruin the party.