The world cup is starting tomorrow and while you might watch most of the matches in the pub, there's nothing better than having a few friends around for a some drinks and bite to eat in your own home.
Here in Lovin Dublin we think cooking should be quick and fuss free with minimal ingredients and time wasted waiting around the kitchen. We've picked the tops dishes for you to quickly whip up before your mates come around and crack open a few bottles to watch the match.
Match Day Potatoes For The Boys
I think the name says it all. I don't know anyone who wouldn't happily wolf these cheesy bacon stuffed potatoes in front of a match. They're so comforting and contain all the good stuff you want before a night on the beer- potatoes, bacon, cheese and sour cream.
Pimped To The Max 10 Minute Steak Sambos
This is probably the best thing anyone could serve me if I was about to sit down to watch a match- steak, blue cheese and bread? I'm in. The fact that these steak sandwiches are so quick to make is definitely plus if you're trying to rustle something up after work before your guests arrive.
3 Step Smokey Red Pepper Hummus
Dips are a great thing to have to hand when hungry guests are arriving. This hummus is dummy proof, you basically lob all your ingredients in a blender and serve it in a bowl with tortilla chips. It tastes incredible and is perfect for all the mindless eating we all enjoy so much when watching a game.
Rory's Classic Chicken Wings
Are you a fan of the famous chicken wings in Tribeca? Of course you are! Then Try Rory's easy take on this classic, you will win massive popularity points if you serve these chicken wings up at your World Cup party.
Gary's Vietnamese Prawn Rolls
Fancy something more exotic? Then try out Gary's Vietnamese Prawn Rolls. These are a total crowd pleaser and pretty healthy too if you're trying to minimise the damage before the weekend.
On the theme of more healthy dishes, another dip that never fail to please is this Killer Guacamole! It takes minutes to make and is so creamy and satisfying a bowl never seems to last more than a few minutes.
Outrageously Easy 1 Minute Cheat's Banoffee Pie
Fancy rounding up your party with a little dessert but hate baking? Then try this ridiculously easy banoffee pie which is essentially a super quick assembly job. If you manage to add in a dessert dish to your foodie spread then you'll get serious brownie points.
So that's your World Cup party spread sorted, we hope it's a good one and the feast is mighty! As always we love seeing your versions of our recipes so don't forget to share your creations with us using the #lovindublin hashtags on twitter and instagram.