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7 easy dinner party recipes

These tasty meals are easier to make than you think—and they'll impress guests big and small.

By Eshun Mott

7 easy dinner party recipes

7 easy dinner party recipes

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If you're having a dinner party, but don't have a ton of time to prepare, then these 7 quick and easy recipes are ideal.

TIP: Planning a special occasion or just want to make things look pretty on the table? Buy inexpensive glass plates and place a doily underneath for cost-effective flair.

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Classic Cheese Soufflé

It's magical to see how soufflés rise, and almost comical to see how quickly they fall. Seat your family at the table before you take them out of the oven for the big "ta-da!"

Get the recipe: Classic Cheese Soufflé

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Veal Saltimbocca and Sautéed Zucchini with Almonds

Crunched for time? This is the quickest, most elegant meal ever! It fries up in just minutes.

Get the recipe: Veal Saltimbocca and Sautéed Zucchini with Almonds

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Herbed Crepes with Chicken, Asparagus and Mushrooms

Pancakes for dinner! Customize a kid-friendly version as needed. Make a few plain crepes before adding herbs for the "green fleck" adverse.

Get the recipe: Herbed Crepes with Chicken, Asparagus and Mushrooms

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Grilled Polenta Cakes with Shrimp & Tomatoes

The honey in the marinade balances the spice, and helps the shrimp caramelize at the edges when on the grill. The sweetness gives the dish extra kid appeal.

Get the recipe: Grilled Polenta Cakes with Shrimp & Tomatoes

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Crispy-Skinned Salmon and Yellow Pearl Couscous

Salmon skin is rich in omega-3 oils, vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. This recipe makes it delicious and fun to eat because it's like a shrimp chip.

Get the recipe: Crispy-Skinned Salmon with Gingered Aioli and Yellow Pearl Couscous with Edamame

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