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Top 26 BEST Aussie Recipes to Celebrate!

16/01/2024

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!

A shrimp is dipped into a bowl of Marie Rose sauce.
Aussie’s love their seafood, especially fresh prawns with seafood sauce!

Why We Love This

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.

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Tray of beef sausage rolls with tomato sauce and thyme.
Growing up, Laura’s family would always have sausage rolls and party pies at get togethers.

Entrees and Party Starters

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.

Beef pie on a plate with tomato sauce and more pies in the background.
Mini Meat Pies (Australian Party Pies)
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.
Mini Meat Pies (Australian Party Pies)
Close up of sausage rolls with tomato sauce.
Australian Pork Sausage Rolls
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.
Australian Pork Sausage Rolls
Close up shot of a plate of spinach and cheese triangles with one broken in half.
Easy Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangles with Puff Pastry
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!
Easy Spinach & Feta Cheese Triangles with Puff Pastry
Spinach Cob Loaf with top crust removed.
Quick & Creamy Spinach Cob Loaf Dip
Spinach Cob Loaf is a classic Aussie party dip and such an entertainer's delight. You'll need just 6 easy ingredients, and your friends will be begging for the recipe!
Quick & Creamy Spinach Cob Loaf Dip
Bread pulling away from melted cheese in a cheese and bacon cob loaf.
20 Minute Cheese and Bacon Cob Loaf Dip
Get the party started with this epic Cheese and Bacon Cob Loaf. Ready in 20 minutes, this warm dip is perfect for gatherings – just don’t expect leftovers!
20 Minute Cheese and Bacon Cob Loaf Dip
An oyster topped with kilpatrick sauce on a bed of rock salt.
Easy Australian Oysters Kilpatrick
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!
Easy Australian Oysters Kilpatrick
Prawns sitting on avocado, tomato and onion for a prawn cocktail salad.
Prawn Cocktail Salad
Bring festive flavour and bright colour to your table with this gorgeous prawn cocktail salad. A modern take on a popular Aussie entree, this salad is quick, easy and ready to celebrate!
Prawn Cocktail Salad
Half a rissole on a fork that's been dipped into tomato sauce.
Rosa’s rissoles are the all-time most requested when we catch up with friends!

Recipes for the Main Event

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.

Three beef rissoles on a plate with lettuce and tomato.
The Best Aussie Rissoles Recipe
The BEST ever juicy and tender beef rissoles recipe, ready in just 20 minutes! These classic Aussie meat patties are a beloved family favourite for dinners or BBQs.
The Best Aussie Rissoles Recipe
A stack of grilled cevapi on a white plate with parsley garnish.
Cevapi Sausages on the BBQ
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!
Cevapi Sausages on the BBQ
Carving the roast lamb shoulder with a sharp knife.
Rolled Lamb Roast with Dukkah Crust
Roasted to perfection, our dukkah crusted rolled lamb roast is ready to entertain and impress. Very little hands on prep required and bonus pan gravy recipe idea!
Rolled Lamb Roast with Dukkah Crust
Burger on a plate loaded with egg, bacon, cheese, beetroot, tomato, lettuce and a chunky beef patty.
Aussie Burger with The Lot
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!
Aussie Burger with The Lot

Epic Side Dish Recipes

A good side dish (or three!) really rounds out the event. Everyone loves to load up their plates with just a little bite of everything… and maybe an extra scoop, just because.

Large glass dish with golden baked potato bake.
Australian Cheesy Potato Bake
Enjoy this creamy, cheesy potato bake layered with onion and garlic that will have everyone fighting to be the first to dig in! Serve up a big batch at your next BBQ for guaranteed smiles.
Australian Cheesy Potato Bake
Bright red tomatoes, cucumber, olives and feta in a large white bowl.
Quick Greek Salad – Aussie Chicken Shop Style
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.
Quick Greek Salad – Aussie Chicken Shop Style
A hand peeks out of the corner as it scoops up a large spoonful of cauliflower cheese.
Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Recipe
Bake this creamy cauliflower cheese recipe for your next BBQ or dinner! This classic cheesy veggie bake is the ultimate Aussie side dish – super easy to make with only 6 ingredients.
Creamy Cauliflower Cheese Recipe
Close up shot of the finished damper bread.
5 Ingredient Australian Damper Recipe
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.
5 Ingredient Australian Damper Recipe
Golden crispy potato bake, ready to be served.
Sarah’s mum’s potato bake is ALWAYS on the table at family BBQ’s.

Sweet Treats and Slices

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.

A stack of Anzac biscuits. The top biscuit has a bite taken out of it.
Soft & Chewy Anzac Biscuits
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.
Soft & Chewy Anzac Biscuits
Close up of a slice of fairy bread showing the colourful sprinkles.
Australian Fairy Bread Recipe
Fairy Bread is Australia’s favourite party snack for kids and nostalgic adults alike. Make this colourful treat in minutes with just three ingredients!
Australian Fairy Bread Recipe
A slice of chocolate coconut slice leaning against another piece.
Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice Recipe
Use up those last few crumbs in the box and make our super easy chocolate Weetbix Slice. This classic Aussie slice recipe is the perfect sweet treat – just mix and bake!
Easy Chocolate Weetbix Slice Recipe
The finished vanilla slice made with lattice biscuits and instant dessert mix, sprinkled with icing sugar.
Easy Cheat’s Vanilla Slice Recipe
Make this cheat's Vanilla Slice recipe in just 5 minutes! With vanilla instant dessert mix sandwiched between two layers of crisp biscuits, it's a no-fuss recipe guaranteed to impress.
Easy Cheat’s Vanilla Slice Recipe
A stack of homemade lamingtons on a plate.
Easy Lamington Recipe with Chocolate Sauce
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!
Easy Lamington Recipe with Chocolate Sauce
Stack of three pieces of lemon slice.
Easy No Bake Lemon Slice
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.
Easy No Bake Lemon Slice
A hand holding a three layered jelly slice.
Super Easy Jelly Slice Recipe
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.
Super Easy Jelly Slice Recipe
Cocoa coconut balls on a white background.
Candy Spuds – Condensed Milk Coconut Balls
A South Australian favourite, these 4 Ingredient Candy Spuds taste just like a Bounty! Creamy condensed milk is paired with coconut and rolled in cocoa for the ultimate sweet treat.
Candy Spuds – Condensed Milk Coconut Balls
Weetbix slice cut into squares ready to eat.
Slices are perfectly portable treats literally made for sharing. Bring one to a picnic or party and bask in the praise!

Showstopping Desserts

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!

A chocolate ripple cake with a slice removed, showing the middle of 5 biscuits.
The Easiest Chocolate Ripple Cake
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!
The Easiest Chocolate Ripple Cake
Pavlova roll with berries on a wooden board.
The BEST Pavlova Roll – Easy Meringue Roulade
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!
The BEST Pavlova Roll – Easy Meringue Roulade
Large trifle with jelly, custard and cream layers.
Super Easy Australian Trifle with Custard
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!
Super Easy Australian Trifle with Custard
Australian Pavlova Dessert Meringue on cake stand with side plates.
Easy Australian Pavlova Recipe
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.
Easy Australian Pavlova Recipe
Sprinkling icing sugar over the finished pavlova meringue.
Whether you’re Team Australia or Team New Zealand when it comes to pavlova, this recipe is ALWAYS a winning dessert!

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