Throwing a dinner party for friends and family is not hard at all! Hopefully, these delicious, easy appetizers will help you feel more confident the next time you have friends and family over for an event.
How to Find Easy Appetizers for a Party
If you are always picking out complicated recipes for dinner parties or get-togethers and you get super frustrated at yourself, I am here to help you understand how to find easy appetizers.
For starters, look at the list of ingredients. Is it a long list of more than 7 ingredients? Most of the time that means it is going to be a detailed and long recipe. Try to choose recipes that have 5 ingredients or less.
Another thing — look at how it is cooked. Anything made in a slow cooker, Instant Pot, or something like this, you can pretty much guess it is going to be an easy recipe.
That's another thing — look at the time. If the preparation time takes more than 10 minutes and the cooking time takes more than 30 minutes, then it's a recipe you will want to skip because it won't be an easy recipe to make.
So now that you know how to choose the perfect easy appetizer, check out this of some of my blogger friends who have amazing appetizers!
An easy Italian stromboli recipe made with refrigerated pizza dough and Italian cold cuts. Stuffed with provolone, salami, pepperoni, and ham and baked to perfection, this makes an easy party appetizer or can be used for football finger food.
Mushrooms are filled with cream cheese and jalapeno poppers, baked and devoured! These stuffed mushrooms are easy to make and can be made ahead too. Just pop them in the oven to bake when you are ready to eat.
This easy baked jalapeno poppers recipe uses only a few ingredients and it can be made in different ways delivering the perfect jalapeno popper. This simple appetizer recipe will be your new go-to once you see how easy they are to make.
The best air fryer wings recipe covered with a dry rub for chicken that is amazing! If you’re looking for healthy fried chicken, these naked chicken wings in your Ninja Foodi are the answer. Simple and flavorful without using any oil to cook them.
There is nothing improper about this Hanky Panky recipe for old-fashioned, delicious, cocktail rye bread appetizers. Also known as a “polish mistake,” Hanky Pankies are topped with a combination of sausage, hamburger meat and, what else, lots of gooey cheesy goodness! If you have never had a Hanky Panky, you are in for a treat!
Oven-Baked Ravioli Bites With Balsamic Dipping Sauce is an easy recipe for a crowd-pleasing appetizer! Why deep fry in oil when you can bake in the oven and have your ravioli bites be so much healthier and even more delicious? Add a Balsamic Dipping Sauce and these ravioli bites will be the star of any party!
Butternut squash bruschetta is the perfect fall or winter appetizer. Slices of toasted bread are topped with a creamy mix of ricotta, honey, and browned butter, then a generous heap of roasted butternut squash, and drizzled with honey.
If you’re looking for an easy appetizer to feed your crew, you’ll want to add Spicy Ranch Oyster Crackers to your repertoire! This no-bake recipe gets its flavor from ranch salad dressing mix and tangy dill!
This festive and easy Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer recipe takes only minutes to make, but they look like you slaved for hours. Plus they’re cheap and cheerful which makes them perfect for this (or any) holiday gathering.
his Delicious and Super Easy Pimento Cheese recipe is filled with impactful flavor! Various decadent sharp and creamy cheeses, pimento peppers, and incredible spices mix together with mayo to create the perfect Southern cheese spread with a kick that you can put on everything from crackers and grilled cheese
This savory, vibrant tart features a flaky, buttery pastry topped with a creamy, light, citrus mascarpone and loaded with fresh asparagus. This impressive and visually pleasing tart is great as an appetizer, snack, or the ultimate side dish.
Try this restaurant-style Chilli Chicken at home with this easy recipe. Crispy and flavorful is how I would describe this Chilli Chicken. Boneless chicken is marinated in Chinese sauces, fried until crispy, this is stir-fried with lots of ginger, garlic, onions, bell peppers, and sauces.
This is the perfect appetizer for a dinner party, but also perfect for a brunch party. I promise your guests will be impressed with how delicious the Cheesy Spinach Tomato Appetizer is. The cheesy spinach tomato filling melts in your mouth while the bread has a crunch to it.
Air-fried or baked samosa recipe with enhanced crust and nutritious filling to make the whole snack experience delightful and healthy. This enhanced baked samosa recipe also allows for freezing samosa for an extended time and fresh air-fry them when needed.
This chicken and mushroom vol au vents recipe is perfect if you are looking to make gourmet-style homemade starters or canapés. These bite-sized vol au vents are exquisite and totally moreish. They might look like they’re complicated to prepare, but they are not!
These Crockpot Carrots are simmered in tangy bbq sauce and are mouthwateringly delicious. They are perfect for holidays, game days, birthday parties, and even family dinners. Be forewarned, they’re super addictive!
Savory Goat Cheese and Honey Bites are the perfect appetizers for your next gathering or holiday party. Flaky pastry topped with creamy goat cheese, sweet honey and thyme make an easy entertaining idea!
Focaccia is just the kind of bread you might be needing: fast to prepare, easy to bake and extremely tasty, even more the next day. With zero animal ingredients, bake this to please everyone on Christmas night.