No Stressing Over What To Serve With These Delicious Food Ideas For A Housewarming Party
Congratulations, you! Moving into a new home is no small feat. Even though the move can be physically and mentally demanding, the satisfaction of this new milestone is unlike any other.
If you’re one to celebrate milestones with a gathering of your favorite people, a housewarming party will naturally come up next! And what’s the most important thing when it comes to housewarming parties?
The food you serve at your place is one of the most authentic representations of you. As a host you’ll want your guests to feel welcomed and ensure they genuinely have a great time while being yourself. So dietary considerations and questions on what to serve will certainly crop up.
With that, we've compiled delicious recipes you can serve at your upcoming housewarming party so you don’t have to spend hours thinking of dishes that your guests will enjoy eating.
7 Delicious and Comforting Housewarming Party Food Ideas
1. Vegan Beetroot Lentil Patties, a Nutritious Vegan-Friendly Housewarming Party Snack
Nothing screams uniquely flavoursome more than these vibrantly red vegan beetroot lentil patties with onions and I promise your vegan friends will love it! These patties are a nutritious, homemade alternative to store bought veggie burger patties that require little to no oil to cook.
These patties are best served as fun mini sliders, or finger foods with a side of hummus dip, salsa, or dill pickle dip for a tangy contrast in flavours. You can also make this vegan beetroot lentil patties recipe a healthier one by serving it sandwiched between lettuce leaves instead of mini buns if you’re serving them as mini sliders.
2. Pan-Fried Prawn and Meat Dumplings, So Simple Yet It's One of the Best Housewarming Party Appetizers
Crispy on the inside, warm and juicy on the inside. These pan-fried prawn and meat dumplings are one of the best crowd-pleasing finger foods, so much so that they'll not stop at just one!
The recipe for these prawn and meat dumplings is so versatile that you can choose to make these dumplings with either minced chicken, beef, lamb, or pork. I'd recommend making it with minced pork or minced chicken as they won’t overpower the prawn’s natural briny sweetness.
It’s also a classic combination preferred by most Asian households, so if you’re expecting Asian guests then this will be an ideal surprise for them!
Secret Tip: You can also batch cook a lot of these ahead of time and freeze them to keep your workload light and easy on the day of the housewarming party!
3. Creamy Coconut Beef Curry, Perfect for Parties During Winter
It’s creamy and it’s comforting. That’s what this deliciously creamy coconut beef curry recipe embodies. Guests coming with their kids will be thankful as this main dish will be a hit amongst fussy eaters (which are often the little ones!).
This curry feels like a warm hug with its hearty combination of curry, tomatoes, meatballs, and rich coconut cream. Serve it with a hot bowl of Jasmine rice or some fresh naan bread for a comforting dish that will warm the hearts and bellies of your crowd as they celebrate your new move.
A delicious low carb alternative to serve with this curry include cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles (think curry noodles, yum!).
4. Moroccan Chicken Baked in Red Sauce, Delight Taste Buds with a Taste of Morocco
If you’re known amongst your friends and family as the avid traveller, then this recipe for Moroccan chicken baked in red sauce will be right up your alley. It was inspired by the exotic spices and vibrant flavours native to Morocco, so you can only imagine how it’ll be a delightful trip for your guests’ taste buds!
This crowd pleaser features tender chicken cooked in a harmonious blend of Moroccan spices and the comforting tanginess of passata. The ingredients are also what you’ll typically already have on hand so you can easily create this dish without the last minute grocery rush.
Serve it over a bed of freshly cooked quinoa for a healthy plate, or on its own alongside your other dishes if you’ve decided to go the buffet route.
5. Dairy-Free Carbonara, a Vegan-Friendly and Oh So Creamy Housewarming Party Delight
Pasta is a constant winner for dinner gatherings, and housewarming parties are no exception! This delicious dairy-free carbonara pasta recipe tastes exactly like what one made with dairy and bacon would taste like, only you get to skip the guilt that comes with the original one.
Instead of using bacon, this recipe uses tofu bacon that’s prepped and cooked to taste just like real bacon perfection, only it’s more nutritious! Serve it with your favorite choice of pasta and watch as your guests come back for more.
6. Gluten-Free Classic Poached Pears, One of the Healthiest Vegan Housewarming Party Desserts
You have sinful desserts, and then you have healthy yet delicious ones like these tender and hearty poached pears. This delicious and healthy vegan-friendly treat is refined sugar-free and gluten-free, so your housewarming party guests from all walks of life can enjoy this.
It’s also one of the best desserts to pair with a bottle of wine, which you’ll likely receive from most of your guests as a traditional housewarming gift.
Pears are naturally loaded with fiber, vitamins, and minerals so it really sends a message to your guests that you’re also serving them with their best interests in your heart. How’s that for a sweet gesture?
7. Juicy Berry Crumble, a Delightful Gluten-Free After Meal Treat
A gluten-free bake with only wholesome ingredients, this juicy berry crumble recipe is the perfect after meal treat for your housewarming party guests to comfortably indulge in. It’s so versatile that you can use your favourite assortment of fresh or frozen berries depending on what’s currently in season, which will also save you from breaking the bank (especially after spending lots on your new home!).
Serve this with a dollop of dairy-free yoghurt on the side to complete a healthy dessert dish, or take it to the next level with high quality vanilla bean ice cream if you don’t mind a little extra calories but a ton of flavor. Just remember that this recipe contains nuts, which may not be suitable for people with a nut allergy.