5 Simple & Tasty Party Food Recipes

5 Simple & Tasty Party Food Recipes

Milena Kukurekovic

Hosting parties is all fun and games until you realize you have to stand in the kitchen for hours preparing the food. And when you search the recipes on the internet, they are either too complicated or too time-consuming.

There is no need to stress over the food as we are here with five simple and delicious recipes that anyone can make. Even if you have recently started cooking and are still trying to navigate different recipes, this blog will help you.

1. Crispy Potato Balls

Prepare this finger food and serve it at your next movie night or pool party.


  • Potatoes (4 medium, boiled, and mashed)
  • Bread slices (4)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Salt (¼ tsp)
  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • All-purpose flour (5 tbsp)
  • Water (5 tbsp)
  • Bread crumbs
  • Oil (for frying)


Blend bread slices in the food processor and add them to the mashed potatoes. Add salt, chili powder, and lemon juice, and mix. Make dough balls out of the mixture.

Mix water and all-purpose flour to make a runny paste. Dip the dough balls in this paste and then in the breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil and serve in disposable serving ware.

2. Creamy Pasta

Pasta is everyone's favorite, and it is a part of almost every party table. This is because there are so many versions of pasta, and they all taste great. We are going to share a simple recipe that is so delicious that your guests would want more of it.


  • Penne or spiral pasta (1 ½ cups, boiled)
  • Onions (one medium, chopped)
  • Tomato ketchup (¼ cup)
  • Salt (¼ tsp)
  • Black pepper (1 tsp)
  • Peas (¼ cup)
  • Chicken (100 grams, cut into cubes, boiled)
  • Potatoes (¼ cup, diced)
  • Cream (½ cup)
  • Mayonnaise (3 tbsp)
  • Oil (4 tbsp)
  • Cilantro (finely chopped for garnishing)


Follow the instructions on the label to boil the pasta (5-7 minutes in boiling, salted water), rinse under cold water, and drizzle two tablespoons of cooking oil on top. While your pasta boils, boil the vegetables.

We shall tell you an easier way to boil the vegetables in one pot. Boil water in a saucepan and add peas in it first. Let them cook for 4 minutes, and then add carrots and potatoes. Let all the veggies cook for 6-8 more minutes. That way, you wouldn't have to boil them separately.

In another saucepan, saute onions in two tablespoons of cooking oil. Add tomato ketchup, salt, and pepper, and cook for 2-3 minutes while stirring continuously.

Add boiled chicken and vegetables and cook them for 2 minutes before adding the pasta. You can also pour a splash of water here - so the vegetables don't burn.

Add pasta and incorporate everything for a couple of minutes. Finally, add cream, mayonnaise, and cilantro, and turn off the flame. Don't add cream before! You have to add the cream only at this stage, where you pour it and take it off the stove.

Serve this delicious, creamy pasta in a beautiful plastic serving ware.

To make it even simpler, you can boil the chicken and vegetables the night before and do the cooking on the day of the event.

3. Colorful Chickpea and Apple Salad

When having a crowd, make this easy, colorful chickpea-apple salad. A healthy, vegan-friendly salad that's full of protein and fiber.


  • Chickpeas (2 cups, boiled)
  • Cucumbers (1 ½ cup, diced)
  • Tomatoes (½ cup, roughly chopped)
  • Onions (½ cup, roughly chopped)
  • Capsicum (½ cup, diced)
  • Apples (1 ½ cups, diced)       
  • Cilantro (2 tbsp, finely chopped)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Black pepper (1 tsp, ground)
  • Lemon juice (3 tbsp)
  • Olive oil (3 tbsp)
  • Apple cider vinegar (2 tbsp)
  • Oregano (1 tsp)


Mix lemon juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper in a bowl. That would be the dressing for your salad.

In a serving bowl, add the rest of the ingredients. Now pour the dressing over and mix. Serve and enjoy!

This recipe can serve a crowd, so make it according to the number of guests you will have. You can fill several disposable serving bowls and put them on the tables.

You know the tip; boil the chickpeas the day before the party, so it's not difficult for you. You can also ask the kids to help you assemble this salad.

4. Chicken Sandwiches

Chicken sandwiches taste the best at parties and in your kids' lunchboxes.


  • Chicken (1 cup, shredded after boiling)
  • Oil (3 tbsp)
  • Ginger and garlic paste (2 tbsp)
  • Onions (½ cup, finely chopped)
  • Salt (½ tsp)
  • Black pepper (½ tsp)
  • Coriander powder (1 tbsp)
  • Mayonnaise (3 tbsp)
  • Tomato ketchup (2 tbsp)
  • Bread slices


Saute ginger-garlic paste and onions in oil and add salt, pepper, and coriander powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes while stirring continuously. Add the chicken and cook for another 5 minutes. Let it cool down, and add tomato ketchup and mayonnaise. Mix well and start assembling the sandwich.

Spread ketchup and mayonnaise on the bread slices, put a generous amount of the chicken filling, and grill the sandwiches. Serve!

5. Tawa Pulao

Popular in South Asian countries, Tawa pulao is made on a Tawa - which is a pan they frequently use in their kitchens. Don't worry if you don't have a Tawa! You can make this pulao in a wide-bottom, non-stick pan.


  • Rice (2 cups, boiled)
  • Onions (½ cup, chopped)
  • Garlic (3 cloves, minced)
  • Ginger (¼ tsp, minced)
  • Oil (3 tbsp)
  • Butter (2 tbsp)
  • Tomatoes (½ cup, finely chopped)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Red chili powder (1 tsp)
  • Cumin powder (½ tsp)
  • Bay leaf (1)
  • Capsicum (¼ cup, diced)
  • Cabbage (½ cup, chopped)
  • Green bell pepper (¼ cup, chopped)
  • Peas (½ cup, boiled)
  • Boiled potatoes (½ cup, diced)
  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp)
  • Parsley (2 tbsp)


We know the number of ingredients may feel like a lot - but these are all the ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Again, the recipe is super simple if you boil the vegetables and rice the night before.

In a pan or Tawa, cook onions in cooking oil until they turn golden. Add butter, ginger, garlic, and cumin seeds, and saute for a couple more minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, bay leaf, lemon juice, and red chili powder, and stir continuously until the tomatoes soften.

Add all the vegetables and cook for 5-6 minutes. Now that the vegetables are soft - add the boiled rice, incorporate it into the vegetables, and cook for five more minutes.

Finally, top with fresh parsley and serve in some fancy plastic serving trays.

These recipes are super simple and easy. Try at least one of these recipes for your next event and serve them elegantly in our serving ware for parties. It makes your presentations captivating.


Party on, Smarties! With love, Smarty had a Party!

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