Impressive Main Courses for Dinner Parties
Wish you could find meals that were simple to fix and yet taste amazing?
Everyone wants to serve great food when they invite people over, but complicated recipes can take the fun right out of entertaining (or make you not want to do it at all).
Well, today I’ve got you covered because I’ve collected over 50 impressive dinner recipes that you can serve to guests. Each of these main course dishes are secretly easy but will wow your friends and family. Take a look through and find one to try!
(Pro tip: Make sure to give a new recipe a test run before serving it to guests. Ask me how I know.)
Impressive Beef Recipes
From steak to chili, your guests will LOVE these beef recipes. They are full of flavor and perfect for company.
Easy Homemade Chili from The Welcoming Table
Instant Pot Mexican Shredded Beef from The Welcoming Table
The Best Homemade Bolognese Sauce from I Heart Naptime
The Best Meat Rub and Beef Tenderloin Recipe from Fantabulosity
Blueberry Balsamic Braised Beef Short Ribs from Dish’n the Kitchen
Boneless Prime Rib from The Anthony Kitchen
Oven-Baked Beef Brisket from Cold Weather Comfort
Pakistani Kima Beef Curry from Whole New Mom
Roasted Southwestern Steak and Baby Potatoes from Seasoned Sprinkles
Steak Au Poivre from The Organic Kitchen
Impressive Chicken Meals
Chicken is a dinner party favorite for a reason. It can take on a lot of different flavors, and it’s easy to cook. Check out these chicken recipes that are sure to be a hit with your friends and family!
Poppy Seed Chicken with Water Chestnuts from The Welcoming Table
Authentic Italian Chicken Parmesan from A Simple Palate
Crispy Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes from Mom’s Dinner
Enchilada Suizas from Isabel Eats
Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken Pineapple Rice Bowls from Delicious Table
Healthy Stuffed Chicken Breast from Diabetes Strong
Lemongrass Chicken with Vietnamese Noodle Salad from Tilly Eats
Lemon Pepper Chicken from Sweet and Savory Meals
Peppers and Onions Chicken and Rice Skillet from Messy Cutting Board
Slow Cooker Chicken with Orange Sauce (and Grand Marnier) from What a Girl Eats
Impressive Pork Recipes
These pork dishes look amazing — no one would ever know they were so easy. And so many different types of dishes, too!
Cherry Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin from Delicious Table
Chinese Barbecue Pork from Eat Little Bird
Honey Hoisin Pork Tenderloin from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog
Honey Mustard BBQ Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops from We’re Parents
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin from Simply Happy Foodie
Slow Cooker Vietnamese Banh Mi from Delightful Plate
Paleo Baked Ribs from Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen
Pan Seared Pork Chops with Honey Garlic Sauce from A Communal Table
Pesto Garlic Rubbed Roasted Pork Sirloin from Plating Pixels
Pork Chops in Sour Cream Gravy from Bunny’s Warm Oven
Impressive Seafood Meals
Elevate your dinner party menu with a seafood recipe. From fish to shrimp, these dishes are sure to impress!
Baked Rainbow Trout Fillet from Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
Easy Baked Cod with Cracker Topping from Mom Foodie
Easy Shrimp Creole from Evolving Table
Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa from Neighbor Food
Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp and Pineapple from A Turtle’s Life For Me
Honey Sriracha Salmon from Evolving Table
Lemon Butter Salmon Pasta from Recipes From a Pantry
One Pan Shrimp Fajitas from The Movement Menu
Pistachio-Crusted Salmon from Sweet and Savoury Pursuits
Pan-Seared Scallops with Beurre Blanc Sauce from Gluten-Free Homestead
Impressive Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes
We can’t leave out our vegetarian and vegan friends. They will love these veggie-packed dishes (and you’ll love how easy they are)!
5-Ingredient Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells from Happy Kitchen
Caprese Pasta Bake from Little Sunny Kitchen
Coconut Lentil Curry (Vegan) from Yup, it’s Vegan
Peanut Tofu Satay Curry (Vegan) from Rhian’s Recipes
Pumpkin, Ricotta, and Sage Pasta Shells from It’s Not Complicated Recipes
Restaurant-Style Dal Makhani from Jolly Homemade Recipes
Roasted Red Pepper Vegan Paella (Vegan) from Very Vegan Val
Spicy Roasted Carrots with Tahini Lentil Sauce (Vegan) from Occasionally Eggs
Vegan Naan Pizza with Pesto and Sweet Potato (Vegan) from Shivani Loves Food
Vegan Polenta Stacks with Squash and Cashew Cream (Vegan) from Cadry’s Kitchen
There you have it! If you’re looking for easy recipes to impress guests, these dishes are sure to please. Over 50 (!) easy impressive recipes for company! Which one are you most excited to try?