Good food is necessary for any party. You don’t have to worry about making something that nobody will like. In this article, we’ll provide you with some clever ideas for main courses and desserts that will be a hit at any party you host. With these recipes, you’ll only need a few bottles of red sweet wines to make your evening a success.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
One of the most classic and easiest party meals is spaghetti and meatballs. This dish can be made with various types of meat, but ground beef is the most common. You can either make the meatballs yourself or purchase them pre-made. The key to making great spaghetti and meatballs is to ensure they are cooked and served warm.
Start by boiling water and adding a pinch of salt, then cook the pasta until it’s firm but well cooked. Don’t let the pasta get sticky! Once it’s done, drain the water (save a small cup in case you need to re-hydrate the pasta) and set the pasta aside.
Cook your meatballs in a pan with olive oil then toss some tomato paste, heat until the paste has a thick consistency, then serve the pasta on a big plate and pour the meatballs with the tomato sauce. Spaghetti and meatballs are easy to cook and easy to eat and it caters to every palate.
There’s no need to feel guilty when it comes to desserts. Some of the most popular and delicious desserts are often the simplest ones. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 7 simple and delicious desserts that would be a hit at any party you have. So whether you’re looking for something sweet to take to a potluck or want something delicious to enjoy at home, these recipes will have you covered.
1. Raspberry Pie
The classic raspberry pie is perfect for any occasion – whether you’re celebrating a memorable holiday or you want to make someone happy. Plus, it’s easy to make and it can be customized to fit your preferences. For this recipe, start by mixing some fresh raspberries, sugar, flour, and a bit of nutmeg for added flavor. You can either purchase a pre-made pie crust or make your own, but either way, roll it out and place it on a pie plate, leaving some excess dough on the edge of the plate. Pour the raspberry mixture into the pie crust and close it with another sheet of pie crust. Bake for about 15 minutes at 375º F, let it cool down for a bit, and serve your raspberry pie while still warm!
If you’re having a party and you know most of your guests are chocolate lovers, this dessert is a no-brainer. Gooey, soft brownies are the ultimate party dessert! They’re as easy to make as they’re easy to eat. If you want to do it the easy way simply purchase a box of brownie mix, add eggs and milk and bake. If you want to make them from scratch, just mix butter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Spread the mix over a pan and bake for about 20 minutes at 175º F. You can serve your brownies with vanilla ice cream.
3. Brownies with Nutella Frosting
As we mentioned, brownies are always a hit at any party. If you want to take the super-easy brownie recipe to the next level or customize it further for all your chocolate lovers, you can make this extra-sweet version. Make the brownies as you normally would, then add some Nutella frosting.
Nutella is quite thick so you can’t use it as frosting directly from the jar. To make this Nutella frosting, beat softened butter, add a few spoons of Nutella, a pinch of salt, sugar, and cream. Beat on medium speed until the mix reaches a creamy texture. Remember to pour the frosting once your brownies are cool!
4. Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache is a classic dessert. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also simple to make and can be made in a hurry if needed. Mix some chocolate chips, butter, and sugar, and pour this mixture into a cake pan. Then let the cake bake until it’s a nice, golden brown. Once it’s done, let the cake cool completely before making the chocolate ganache.
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- One large egg yolk
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
5. Pumpkin Pie Spice Cookies
Cookies are a great dessert for parties because they don’t require utensils or even a plate to eat. They’re perfect for large crowds and their soft texture will enchant your guests. Extra points if you bake these cookies during the Christmas holiday season! To make pumpkin pie spice cookies, mix butter, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, all-purpose flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and spray a baking sheet with oil, place the drops of dough on the sheet and bake for no more than 7 minutes.
They can be made in various shapes to fit any party theme.
6. Peanut Butter Cookies with a Pumpkin Filling
Start by mixing 1 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of sugar until well combined. Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together one egg and 1/4 cup of flour until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in 1 cup of finely chopped roasted pumpkin seeds (or any other kind of seed).
Roll the dough into balls (about two tablespoons each), and place them on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
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7. Peach Cobbler
Peach cobbler is a dessert that is sure to please any crowd. This simple yet delicious dessert can be made in minutes and is perfect for a quick and easy party appetizer or dessert. Try serving this cobbler topped with a peach glaze or whipped cream for extra flair.
Ingredients for peach cobbler:
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 2 cups (480 ml) sliced peeled peaches
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) cornstarch
These delicious main courses and desserts are just a few ideas you can try. If you really want to wow your guests, make these delicious recipes for meals and desserts, we assure you these are going to be real crowdpleasers.