Every host tries to come up with eye-catching recipes for their guests at a dinner party. However, you need to be careful of the hard-to-find ingredients, excessive steps, and lengthy cooking times. Or else, you may be out of steam before guests even arrive.

Here are 7 amazing dishes that are simple enough to make and yet will not fall short of impressing your guests. And yes, you will have sufficient energy left over to enjoy the dinner party with them.

1. BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Did you know that Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches a day? Yes, you read that right. They are loved all over the country. If you want to spice things up, make a BBQ chicken sandwich and replace the ketchup with salsa for a twist. Chicken is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates. Your guests will certainly appreciate this healthy dish on the table.

If you are thinking about finding that perfect balance for barbecue chicken, remember to sprinkle the chicken generously with salt and pepper before putting it on the grill. And, use a meat thermometer to pull the barbecue chicken off at the right time.

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2. Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

If you can’t imagine throwing a party without chicken, the least you can do is take it easy on yourself. Sheet-pan dinners save time, make clean-up easier, and don’t require expensive equipment. Oh, and yes, you can cook this dish and pop the toppings into tightly sealed meal prep containers so that you can reheat them whenever want.

3. Taco Lasagna

It is one of the best ways to serve tacos – layered taco lasagna. Your guests will instantly love this Mexican casserole full of beef, beans, tomatoes, and flour tortillas. And, wouldn’t you agree that this dish will look gorgeous on the dinner plates at your party?

4. Avocado Mac and Cheese

If you are a foodie, you probably can’t live without the mac and cheese. But, how about you bake this classic dish with avocado? It is rich in heart-healthy fat from the avocado and also contains protein and fiber that make it indulgent yet nutritious. You can garnish this dish with bacon, pancetta, pickled jalapeños, or any herbs of your choice.

5. Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

Kale is the king of all the super healthy greens on account of being the most nutrient-dense food on the planet. This salad will be an instant hit at the party since it will bring a bright contrast in flavors. Your guests will love the subtle sweetness of yams that will pair nicely with the caramelized onions and kale.

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6. Grilled Pork Loin with Rainbow Veggie Kabobs

If you want to put your grill to good use, try this brilliant yet super-easy dish. You can grab a pre-seasoned loin from your local supermarket and add mere eight ingredients – black pepper, red pepper, chili powder, oregano, cumin, sugar, salt, and dehydrated bell peppers. This wholesome recipe will take hardly 45 minutes of grilling but will certainly wow the guests with its flavors.

7. Spicy Sausage, Kale, and Whole-Wheat Orecchiette Soup

This soup is ideal for feeding a big group and can be easily prepared in just one pot. You can even mix grated cheese into the broth to add flavor and richness. At your dinner party, you can serve a big batch of soup in a vintage-style soup tureen or inside edible bread bowls. This will be a unique detail for home entertaining.

Hosting a dinner party doesn’t always have to be a lot of work. Whether it is avocado mac and cheese, taco lasagna, or BBQ chicken sandwiches, there are many ways to impress your guests without making a big fuss.

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