Party Food: Creamy Dill Dip with Honey Mustard Roasted New Potatoes
A simple creamy dill dip made with a mix of cream cheese and Greek yoghurt and served with honey mustard roasted new potatoes makes the easiest of canapes for your next party.
The wine is stacked up in the fridge, your guests have all texted to say how excited they are and your outfit is pressed and ready. So what do you feed everyone at your drinks party without feeling stressed and overworked?
Drinks parties with lots of canapés may sound scary and I would initially agree but with a few easy to prepare dishes alongside some acceptable ready-made cheats, it really isn’t that hard work. Preparation is key to a successful party to ensure you are a happy smiley host rather than one that is constantly mentally eye rolling and stuck in the kitchen getting huffy puffy.
Party lighting is essential to create the mood and needn’t be expensive: tea lights placed in mismatched second-hand sundae dishes dotted about and fairy lights festooned off every curtain pole or shelf always make everyone’s eyes sparkle.
Proper glassware rather than disposable plastic glasses makes all the difference. So buying a couple of extra sets never goes a miss. These can be safely stored away in boxes and brought out for every party and family gathering. I used Rinkit’s Estilo wine glasses for their elegant long steams and flat ergonomic elegant cups.
An opening cocktail on arrival is always welcome and then swiftly move on to wine or soft drinks as cocktails, although lovely, take up a lot of your time unless you have a designated Mixologist then I’d say go for it (within reasonable limits).
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Easy Party Menu
- Ready-made hummus enhanced with pomegranate seeds and toasted pine nuts
- Devils on Horseback – prunes wrapped in bacon
- Small plates of ready-made meatballs
- Roasted new potatoes with a dill sauce – recipe below
- Cumin roasted cauliflower florets
- Selection of mixed marinated olives
You can add crisps/chips and other snacks that require nothing more than opening of packets and pouring into bowls, topping up when necessary. This way your oven won’t be over used and allow you to enjoy the party.
You can find a wealth of cocktails here:
Creamy Dill Dip with Honey Mustard Roasted New Potatoes
For the Dip:
300g cream cheese (full fat)
250ml Greek yoghurt
½ clove garlic, grated
2 teaspoon dried dill
Small bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
Generous grinding of sea salt and black pepper
For the Dipping Potatoes:
1kg new potatoes
2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
Mix together the oil, honey and mustard and pour over the new potatoes.
Give a generous seasoning and stir to ensure every potato is covered.
Roast uncovered for 30-35 minutes until soft inside and starting to brown. Should the potatoes become too brown due to the honey, then cover with foil and continue to cook until soft when stabbed with a knife.
Meanwhile, make the dip.
Place cream cheese and yoghurt in a large bowl and mix together either by hand or with an electric hand mixer, then add the garlic, dill and parsley until thoroughly combined.
Add seasoning to taste and set aside in the fridge until needed.
Should you wish to stretch out the potatoes, simply cut in half once cooked or mix up with half cut and half left whole.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.
Oh wow these spuds look Amazing!
Love the photos too… yummy 🙂
Thanks Ali. My people have asked for this again this weekend in front of the TV! Elinor x
Oh my. This looks incredible. I love potatoes and these look super yummy and can only be made better with a dip!x
It’s such a good idea to roast the potatoes with the honey mustard glaze on them, Elinor, they must be delicious! Great tips on how to host a party too:) very useful this time of year especially. Thanks for bringing your lovely recipe idea to #CookBlogShare:)
The roast potatoes with the dill dip sounds delicious and would definitely be a hit. Your party organisation is really good and planned extremely well
Thanks Nayna 😊 xx
Oh my gosh you have got my tummy rumbling! The potatoes look delicious and I adore dill
I have been on a shake diet for the past 19 days now and could quite easily crack if someone placed those potatoes in front of me! They look amazing and such a wonderful party food idea! Sim xx
Oh my, 19 days! That’s worthy of a medal. I would crack day 1 !!!
When it’s fingerling potato season in my neck of the woods, roasting them is my fave way to enjoy. I love that dill dip – can’t wait to try!
Oh this really sounds delicious. I do love potatoes
Just the headlining picture had me drooling. Send me an invite to yours for chrimbo please. The roasties and dip look so scrummy. Got me totally feeling festive with talk of fairy lights hangers my from every curtain pole. Merry chrimbo to ya.
Thanks Cassie, oh yes fairy lights everywhere! Happy Christmas to you too x
We have a holiday party coming up and this looks like a great dish to bring. I think the potato recipe on it’s own would be a yummy side dish as well for a holiday meal.
Oh that looks amazing!! I love anything like this, potatoes and dip – you just can’t beat it can you!
Ooh my husband would swift clearly off that plate of potatoes & dip Elinor – they look (& sound) absolutely delicious – and gorgeous pictures to 🙂 #CookBlogShare
Whoo this looks nice and tasty. I love making and eating party foods and dips throughout December 🙂
Ooh this looks so tasty – what a great idea and really simple too – love it!
These sound amazing and great for the Christmas events going on. I know my guests would love those, off to Pin!
This is my idea of comfort food Heaven! I could eat a bowl of that right now.
Thanks Jenni x
These are lovely ideas for a party, and they don’t look too difficult. And I totally agree with you on the wine glasses. I do have a box of cheaper glasses to get out for parties that don’t matter so much. Plastic glasses are awful!
Thank you x Yes, plastic glasses scream temporary. Glass says oh stay a while, grab a chair and let’s have a natter x
Now that is my kind of dip and the wine glasses look lovely exactly what I need but then again I want more cocktails too.
I love honey mustard anything! So I’ll definitely be trying this recipe.
Me too! I’m slightly obsessed! Elinor x
Ohhhh these sound some incredible. The dip sounds amazing.
Looks delicious! I’ve tried dip like this before but I have a new recipe to try! Thanks for sharing
These look amazing and I love a good dip, plus potatoes are one of our favourites so I need to try this recipe!
Oh I need to try this! Looks amazing
Oh wow, I bet these are so tasty. I want some now!!
Oh I really want these now!!!! Great idea to have these for a snack at a party
This is my type of starter! I love potato – I’ll book mark for the holidays – thank you!! x #BloggerClubUK
Those potatoes and dip look amazing and sound so easy to put together;) My sort of dish!
Thanks Lisa. Not peeling, just cook and eat! Elinor x
Ooh this looks yummy! Will definitely have to give this a go.