No meat - no problem! Win at the dinner party thing with these stunners

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Image: 7 amazing veggie dinner party dishes that will please meat-eaters too (yes, really)

Photograph: Brett Stevens

Annie Bell's bulgur salad with broad beans and broccoli. Get the recipe here


With meat-free meals like this, you’re sure to tempt even the most devout carnivore. And there’s not a piece of tofu in sight. Promise. 

Stunning starter

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Sweet potato galettes

Photograph: Jonathan Gregson

With a tang of goat’s cheese and soft nuttiness of sweet potatoes, you can trust Yotam Ottolenghi's sweet potato galettes to jazz up meat-free meals.


Get stuffed 

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Herby stuffed mushrooms

Photograph: Yuki Sugiura

If you’re going to treat your dinner party like the MasterChef final and want to cook two dishes, how about Ghillie James's stuffed mushrooms: creamy, filling, and equally good served with steak or lamb.


Cute canapes

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Parmesan shortbreads with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and pesto

Photograph: Karen Thomas

Lindy Redding's buttery shortbread stars topped with mozzarella and roasted tomatoes are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. 


Pasta pronto

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Pappardelle with mushrooms

Photograph: Philip Webb

A 30-minute meal to impress (yes, you read that right), Sarah Randell's rich mushroom and crispy sage pappardelle is simple to make and oh-so-luxurious. 


Tart it up

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Tomato and goat's cheese galette

Photograph: William Lingwood

Oozing goat’s cheese, sweet tomato slices and flaky, buttery pastry. Need we say more about this tremendous tart from Lucy Jessop?



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Double-baked cheese souffle with marmalade red cabage

Photograph:Brett Stevens

If you really want to impress your guests, it’s time to lose your fear of the soufflé (don’t worry, Raymond Blanc will hold your hand). Andrew Dargue's recipe uses red cabbage marmalade to add a good kick of fruity sweetness.


No fuss

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Tomato and rosemary pearl barley risotto

Photograph: Karen Thomas

Everyone needs a foolproof risotto recipe in their repertoire and Lucy Jessop's has the added bonus of pearl barley and ricotta.