Having a smaller gathering for New Year’s Eve this year? These recipes are guaranteed to make your celebration that little bit special, however many you’re hosting.
From using quality ingredients to give your dishes the edge to trying something a little bit different, these New Year’s Eve recipes and party food ideas will ensure your night is one to remember. So gather your loved ones, grab a glass of fizz and see in the New Year in style!
Check out our full collection of festive canapés and party food ideas.
Because it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without some bubbles! And with a little dash of cognac and a spritz of bitters, this one is extra special. Fizz that comes with a kick!
Featuring both classic sausage rolls and a gorgeous veggie version, this epic sausage roll wreath makes the perfect party centrepiece that everyone will want to dive into.
These beautifully spiced samosa cigars are the perfect finger food for parties. You could easily make the curried veg filling a day or two ahead before wrapping in layers of filo pastry and baking until golden and crisp.
This festive one-pan bake from Jamie’s Easy Christmas is a thing of beauty. Inspired by the Moroccan m’hanncha (which translates to snake) hot, crispy golden pastry is filled with a festive mix of squash, peppers, chickpeas and incredible spices – watch this one disappear instantly!
For when you need some nibbles to go with a glass of fizz, this tasty butter will have everyone coming back for more. It’s such a simple recipe you can easily bring together, for the most satisfying mouthful.
The combination of smoked salmon and horseradish is just a winning combo that works every time, and gives you bang for your buck. Just make a few extra – these will be gone before you know it!
This Mexican street food-inspired recipe is another DIY combo that really works at parties. People will have so much fun topping their tortillas with everything from refried beans and avocado to a fried egg and chorizo. Get that fiesta started in your living room!
For a sharing plate with a difference, this Italian-inspired dish is definitely one to try. Using seasonal veg, which you dip into a garlic and anchovy-infused sauce, it’s absolutely knockout.
What could be more fun than building your own duck pancakes? Try to buy the best meat you can afford for the fullest flavour – Jamie’s favourite is Creedy Carver free-range duck from Devon. Give it a try.
If you’re after an impressive party centrepiece that’s super easy, this clever twist on a seafood platter is guaranteed to be a hit. Simply load up lettuce leaves with beautifully dressed prawns and smoked salmon, using a mash-up of Marie Rose and Bloody Mary sauces – it looks and tastes incredible.
By poaching the pears with ginger and vanilla, you create fruit that’s bursting with sweet, warming flavours. Then when you snuggle them in a flourless sponge, you have a cake that really delivers. Perfect with a spoonful of crème fraîche.
Featured in Jamie’s book Together, this epic dessert is perfect for a celebration. Somewhere between a banoffee pie and bread & butter pudding, it’s rich, sticky and packed with festive flavours. Not to mention a great way to use up the last of your Christmas panettone, nuts and dates.