While dinner parties often seem like a good idea, in practice hosting them can prove to be more trouble than you bargained for.

Keep it simple with these quick but amazing recipes.

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1. Vegan tortilla vegetable pizza


This low-fat, low-calorie pizza is sure to be a hit for everyone. Swap the tortilla for a gluten-free one for any guests who may be gluten-intolerant.

This recipe provides two of your five portions of fruit or veg a day, but you can pick your own toppings and go for something a little less healthy.

Plus, it only takes 15 minutes to make so you can’t go wrong.

2. Apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate


Whip this dish up in five minutes for a quick snack for everyone to share.

The crisp crunch of the apple perfectly complements the smooth peanut butter and sweet chocolate on top.

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3. Creamy honey mustard chicken with crispy bacon


A quick, easy, tasty meal, this could just become your new favourite dinner.

You can swap out the milk for alternatives to make it dairy-free for those with allergies.

4. Baby tomato, pesto and prosciutto tart


Taking just 15 minutes to make, this recipe is simple enough to throw together but impressive enough to serve to your guests.

Top a little shop-bought puff pastry with ricotta, baby tomatoes, pesto and prosciutto – delicious and straight-forward.

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5. Poached egg on bubble and squeak


With fewer than 500 calories, this dish is delicious and perfect for those on the 5:2 diet.

It cooks in 15 minutes and could easily become your dinner time staple.

6. Crispy fried marinated halloumi


If you love cheese, this is the one for you.

Halloumi always feels a bit fancier than a sturdy English cheese, which makes this a perfect dish to serve to friends.

Marinating the halloumi will make it seem all the more exciting.

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7. Avocado and tomato courgetti


Serve up something a little healthier by swapping spaghetti for spiralised courgettes, otherwise known as courgetti.

The world’s gone potty for spiralising so why not jump on board and see how yummy it can be with this fun recipe.

8. Fudgy brownies


These brownies have no eggs or dairy which makes them dense and quick to bake.

Crispy on the outside and fudgy on the inside, what more could you want?

The pistachio topping adds an extra little crunch too.

9. Cheesy garlic bread


Garlic bread is a favourite for a reason and this cheesy offering can be ready in just 10 minutes.

Ciabatta and cheddar just go together so well.

What are your favourite quick meals? Let us know in the Comments section below.