Get the party started with these classic Aussie recipes – perfect for BBQs and celebrating with friends! From party pies to perfect pavlovas, we’ve got you covered with Australia’s favourite entrees and party starters, sizzling BBQ mains and irresistible sweet treats. Sit back, relax, and get ready to celebrate!
If there’s one thing Aussies do right, it’s kicking back and celebrating with friends and family. Whether it’s for a birthday, a milestone, a long weekend or a public holiday like Australia Day, we love coming together over a BBQ or picnic and entertaining with our beloved Aussie recipes.
Today we’ve got you covered with our favourite easy recipes for entrees and party starters, mains and sides, sweet treats for picnics, and show-stopping desserts.
These are time-worn traditions from our close friends and family, but we’d really love to know: what recipes do YOU love celebrating with? Leave a comment below and let us know.
If you’re looking to kick off your celebration in style, try one (or all!) of these amazing entrees recipes! They’re a guaranteed way to whet everyone’s appetites and get the party started. Pop these on the table while your mains are cooking to keep your guests entertained and the conversations rolling.
Move over bakeries, Australian Beef Party Pies are the simple homemade answers to crunchy bliss. Crispy flaky pastry meets beef gravy perfection in these tiny bites. Freeze them for make-ahead party food or a quick snack when you need them most.
Sausage rolls are a classic Aussie snack. They're so easy to make in batches to freeze and cook when you're feeling lazy! Flavoured with garlic, rosemary and fennel, homemade pork sausage rolls are the perfect party food or lunch on the go.
Spinach and feta cheese triangles are the perfect appetiser, lunch or snack. They're so easy to make, bake and share! Make a big batch and keep some in the freezer so you'll always have an answer to the question – what's for lunch!
Ready in 20 minutes, this amazing oysters kilpatrick recipe is perfect for entertaining at home. Topped with crispy bacon and our amped up kilpatrick sauce, it’s the best way to kickstart your Christmas celebrations!
When it’s time to celebrate, there’s two things most Aussies love above all overs: either firing up the BBQ for a casual backyard catchup, or cooking up an epic roast with all the trimmings. These recipes are guaranteed to fill bellies and earn compliments for the chef.
Cevapi are the perfect addition to your next home cooked BBQ. They’re so easy to mix by hand with simple ingredients – no fancy sausage maker required. Grill them over charcoal for that classic smoky flavour!
Grill up the best takeaway style Aussie burgers with “The Lot”. Loaded with juicy beef patties, smoky bacon, fried egg and melted cheese alongside the perfect pairing of fresh lettuce, tomato, beetroot and pineapple!
Tossed together this speedy Greek salad in just 5 minutes! Enjoy bites of crisp cucumber, juicy cherry tomatoes, tangy feta and salty Kalamata olives in this classic salad recipe, made just like your favourite chicken shop.
This amazing Australian damper recipe is perfect for camping or baking at home. Just 5 ingredients, prepped and baked in just 30 minutes! Break open the crumbly crust and reveal the warm and toasty camp bread inside.
When it comes to celebrating outdoors, sweet slices are the go! Each of these recipes is easy to make in advance and super portable, making them perfect to bring to a gathering or even a picnic at the park. Just pop them in an airtight container in the esky – and when you bring them out, they’ll be gone in 10 seconds flat.
An easy recipe for the most deliciously chewy Anzac biscuits EVER! Made with self raising flour and quick oats, they're super quick to bake (only 5 mins prep!) and deliciously soft and chewy. The perfect snack alongside a hot cuppa.
Iconic Aussie Lamingtons are so easy to make and the perfect treat for Australia Day. With just 10 mins prep, this easy lamington recipe will leave you with fluffy sponge cakes wrapped in chocolate sauce and coconut. Grab a hot cuppa and let's dive in!
Sweet, tart and delicious, this amazing lemon slice tastes similar to a lemon cheesecake with no baking required! This classic family favourite is easy to make with fresh lemon and simple pantry staples.
Jelly slice is a sweet and stunning treat for parties and gatherings, guaranteed to disappear the instant it hits the table! This super easy Aussie recipe features the iconic three layers – biscuit base, condensed milk and red jelly – and only 7 ingredients.
For a little extra indulgence you can’t go past these favourite Aussie desserts. They’re deceptively easy to make and look super impressive on the table, PLUS they’re big enough to feed a crowd. Win win!
Looking for an impressive, super easy no-bake dessert? Try this classic Aussie chocolate ripple cake, perfect for Christmas and entertaining, with only 10 minutes prep. Loaded with topping and variation ideas!
Dessert is sorted for your next gathering with the best Pavlova Roll you'll ever eat. Berries and whipped cream are rolled and encased in this easy meringue roulade – crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside – how it should be. Make ahead or on the day!
A simple, traditional trifle for busy cooks. Perfect for celebrations or Christmas, we've made this quick, easy and hassle free. Loaded with custard, cream and iconic port wine jelly for an Australian trifle to impress!
This EASY Australian Pavlova recipe is all about that crunchy, chewy meringue shell and soft, pillowy marshmallow centre. Have the meringue base in the oven in just 15 minutes! Includes recipe video, step-by-step instructions and creative topping ideas.
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