Our Top 5 Ready Meals For Entertaining Friends

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With the Coronavirus lockdown easing across the UK, many of us will be hoping to have guests over as soon as possible. We’ve all got a lot of celebrations to make up for, and entertaining friends over quality food and drinks is top of the list for many.

People often get so overwhelmed with cooking for others, especially with fussy eaters and a need to impress. Gourmet ready meals are the perfect alternative to spending hours in the kitchen preparing for your guests. Hey Fresto! pre-packaged frozen dinners bundles make parties at home super easy, so you can spend less time cooking and more time catching up with loved ones.

These are our top 5 gourmet ready meals for entertaining friends:

A British Classic

If you have a group of guests who love a hearty British meal, serving up a Cottage Pie with Horseradish Mash won’t go amiss. Cooking at home doesn’t have to mean fakeaways or fancy menus; a deliciously filling cottage pie that can be ready in minutes will delight even the fussiest visitors. Packed with rich beef mince and garden peas, this gourmet ready meal is a firm favourite among Hey Fresto! customers. 

Quality Italian Cuisine

Italian dishes are the ultimate gourmet ready meal, full of flavour and cosiness all in one. A traditional Beef Lasagne with Chianti red wine layers usually takes hours to prepare and cook. This delicious ready-made version means more time socialising and enjoying the fun, rather than slaving away in the kitchen all day.

A Vegetarian Delight

If you’re hosting for vegetarians or fancy a meat-free option instead, a Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni will impress with its rich taste and luxurious feel. Finish with a side salad for a restaurant-quality meal.

A Taste Of India

Instead of waiting around for a takeaway, an Indian-inspired Chicken Tikka Masala is always a great option when entertaining guests. As the UK’s favourite curry, our medium-spiced dish hits all the right taste buds with a tomato base and added spices. For those who like their curries a little spicier, add some 6or chilli powder for an extra kick around halfway through cooking. Finish off the meal with pilau rice, naan bread and poppadoms for a restaurant-style gourmet ready meal.

The Mexican Spice

If you’re entertaining guests who love their spicy food and a relaxed environment, a Chilli Con Carne With Cocoa & Black Bean is the perfect help-yourself dish. Serve with tacos or tortillas, with sides of rice, grated cheese, sour cream and guacamole so guests can eat as much as they’d like. This gourmet ready meal is also perfect for fussy eaters as they can build their own plate. 

Entertaining guests doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen, especially if cooking really isn’t your thing. Gourmet ready meals mean top-quality dishes without the takeaway or restaurant prices. If you host friends often, you might be interested in our catering bundle, specifically designed for entertaining friends and holding family gatherings. Have the food delivered to you in advance, and all you have to do is stick it in the oven and enjoy your evening.