Bring a plate recipes for the festive season

Bring A Plate

Bring a plate recipes for the festive season

As summer as finally shown itself here in Melbourne there are more parties, BBQs to be going to. I always like to take something and often when you ask the host what to bring the most common answer is “Just bring a plate to share“. I have a few tried and tested recipes that I have for these occasions and thought I would share the links to them.

I am always after new ones to try so if you have some links to some fab “bring a plate” type recipes, please leave the link in the comments and I will check them out after my leave.

Bring A Plate Starters

Easy BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato) Rolls – loved by both kids and adults. You can cook the bacon the night before and then just assemble the rolls as required.

Savoury Tarts Sun Dried Tomato And Fetta

Sun Dried Tomato And Fetta Tarts – A very versatile easy to cook tart, you can add a range of ingredients to this recipe. The other fantastic You can also make up large batches and freeze them.

Bring a plate - Egg and Bacon Tarts
Egg and Bacon Tarts – My dad and my kids both like these tarts better than the ones above (which are my favourites). These tarts are great for those with simpler palates!

Oven baked Mini Hamburgers – No matter how many of these I make when I bring them along, there never seems enough. Very popular with kids and dads.

Chicken and Rocket Sandwiches – I adore these and they go perfect with champagne 🙂 .


These delicious chicken balls are oven baked so easy to make in big batches. They can also be frozen, so you can make them in advance.

Bring A Plate Salads

Bring A Plate Pumpkin Salad
Roast Pumpkin Salad – Served cold. The honey and balsamic dressing is divine.


Simple quinoa salad – just a few ingredients to make this fresh summer salad


Roasted tomato salad – Lovely fresh seasonal flavours, makes for great taste and it is very easy to make.


Egg and bacon salad – something a little different. it is easy to make, delicious to taste and is a fave with kids and adults alike.

greek rice salad

Greek Rice Salad  – a simple, refreshing summer salad.

Bring A Plate Sweets

Bring A Plate Ice Cream Cake
Raspberry and Malteser Ice Cream Cake – Can be made a day or two ahead, so combined with the fact you can serve it in cones, this possibly the easiest and tastiest dessert possible.

Decadent chocolate cake

Decadent chocolate cake – incredibly moist cake you can make the day before to take along.

Brownies – You can fancy brownies, up by cutting them into pretty shapes. Hearts also look gorgeous.


Mini cheesecakes – mini anything is always popular and these mini cheesecakes are delicious!


Christmas chocolate crackles – this chocolate crackle recipe contains NO COPHA. I detest the taste of copha and think this version of a traditional favourite is much tastier.

Large Homemade Chocolate Freckles – They look so bright and fun and taste delicious. Can be made well ahead, if you trust yourself to be able to have them in the house without eating them.

candy cane freckles

Or if it is a Christmas get together you can bring along Candy Cane Chocolate Freckles.

teacups biscuits
Teacup Biscuits – These are an absolute never fail and the best part is the kids can make them for you.

Happy partying!