Easy dinner party recipes that will impress any guest

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You’ve marked the date on your calendar. You’ve made the guest list. Now comes what can feel like the most daunting part of hosting any dinner party: planning the menu.

Don’t worry, Pinterest has you covered.

Here are the 12 best and easiest dishes that will impress any guest — and keep the evening stress-free for you.

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title=”Antipasto skewers make a great appetizer.”
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title=”So does prosciutto wrapped asparagus.”
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title=”Balsamic caprese chicken takes less than half an hour to make if you’re in a rush.”
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title=”Try chicken Alfredo roll-ups for a fun, grownup twist on pigs in a blanket.”
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permalink=”/#filet-mignon-sounds-hard-to-make-but-its-actually-pretty-simple-5″
title=”Filet mignon sounds hard to make, but it’s actually pretty simple.”
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title=”Parmesan roasted potatoes are a great side dish.”
content=”View the recipe here.
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source=”Raya Malaysia/Pinterest”
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permalink=”/#you-cant-go-wrong-with-a-good-pasta-recipe-like-this-one-pan-creamy-lemon-pasta-with-chicken-and-asparagus-7″
title=”You can’t go wrong with a good pasta recipe, like this one-pan creamy lemon pasta with chicken and asparagus.”
content=”View the recipe here.
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source=”Jaclyn {Cooking Classy}/Pinterest”
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permalink=”/#parmesan-garlic-spaghetti-is-a-great-vegetarian-option-8″
title=”Parmesan garlic spaghetti is a great vegetarian option.”
content=”View the recipe here.
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source=”Damn Delicious/Pinterest”
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title=”For dessert, try warm figs with goat cheese, pistachios, and balsamic glaze.”
content=”View the recipe here.
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source=”Culinary Ginger/Pinterest”
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permalink=”/#strawberry-brownie-skewers-will-give-guests-their-chocolate-fix-10″
title=”Strawberry brownie skewers will give guests their chocolate fix.”
content=”View the recipe here.
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source=”One Little Project/Pinterest”
caption=””
credit_href=”http://onelittleproject.com/strawberry-brownie-skewers/”
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permalink=”/#finish-things-off-with-the-frenchy-a-cocktail-with-vodka-pineapple-and-cranberry-11″
title=”Finish things off with the ‘Frenchy,’ a cocktail with vodka, pineapple, and cranberry.”
content=”View the recipe here.
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source=”Books n’ Cooks/Pinterest”
caption=””
credit_href=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/535506211925601170/”
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permalink=”/#or-a-plum-and-thyme-prosecco-smash-if-youre-feeling-fancy-12″
title=”Or a plum and thyme prosecco smash if you’re feeling fancy.”
content=”View the recipe here.
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source=”mydiaryofus.com/Pinterest”
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