30+ Best Party Appetizer Recipes
These are good party appetizers for dinner parties, cocktail parties, potlucks, and everything in between!
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Whether you're hosting a party for friends and family or simply attending a get-together and need to bring a dish to pass, appetizers are one of the best ways to please a crowd. But what are the best party appetizer recipes, you ask? Well we'll got them right here! These are some of our most popular party appetizers, so you know they're tried and true recipes that everyone will love. In fact, they're so good that folks will be asking for seconds and wondering where you learned to make such good party appetizers!
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Best Appetizers to Bring to a Party
So you're attending a get-together and don't quite know what to bring. Don't panic! We've got you covered with this selection of easy appetizers for a party. With both cold and warm options included below, you're guaranteed to find something to pass around to suit the occassion. All you have to do is decide which of these party appetizer ideas to whip up, then rake in the compliments once everyone takes their first bite.
You know your guests already love spinach dip, so how about serving it up to them in a whole new way with this easy, no-cook appetizer recipe? Our Spinach Dip Rollups are so creamy, and the bacon bits really pump up their flavor. Just wait till ya see how fast they'll make 'em disappear!
Chicken wings have become a quick-fix favorite. This is one way your family is sure to love them - and its so easy! Everybody's glad to see these Glazed Chicken Wings!
Get ready to have a ball with our Party-Time Cheese Ball. It's made with two different kinds of cheeses and lots of flavorful ingredients, like colorful peppers. Be sure you've got plenty of crackers and veggies to serve it with, 'cause this one's gonna go fast!
Your guests are going to have a hard time resisting this chunky, creamy, and sweet spread. Our Warm Honey and Fruit Spread is a real crowd-pleaser, so you might want to make an extra batch!
The next time you invite your friends and family over to watch a game, set out a platter with Fried Mac 'n' Cheese Balls and get ready to watch them dive, dip, and lunge for these munchies! They're going to love the crispy coating and cheesy goodness in every bite!
Are you the kind of person that likes to put mushrooms on their pizza? Well, how about putting pizza in your mushrooms? That's exactly what we've done in our recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms! We've stuffed our mushrooms with all the same tastes you'd find in a slice of pepperoni pizza. This is one appetizer that's truly party-worthy!
Fishing through your recipes for a spread that will really hook your guests? Look no more 'cause our "Off the Hook" Cocktail Spread is a winner in taste and presentation. If they fill up on this, you might even be "off the hook" for dinner!
Need a quick and flavorful appetizer you can whip up in just 20 minutes? Well, you don't need a ton of ingredients to make our Bacon Cheddar Bites and you can bet these babies will disappear right before your eyes!
If you prefer your guacamole a little on the chunkier side, then you're going to love this Chunky Guacamole recipe. This simple guacamole recipe is full of flavorful add-ins, like green chiles, tomatoes, and cilantro!
Easy Hot Appetizers for a Crowd
If you've got a crowd to feed, we've got the best party appetizers to satisfy their hungry appetites. Hot appetizers are a sure-fire way to make sure the guests at your get-together find something filling and delicious at the table. If you provide one (or more!) of these easy hearty appetizers, you're guaranteed to have happy guests with happy bellies!
Check out our lightened version of the classic appetizer, Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Bet you can't tell the difference! There's a reason this is one of our best party appetizer recipes ever.
These Ham and Cheese Sticky Buns bake up in your muffin tin and make for a slightly sticky and very yummy snack, or serve yourself a few and you've got an easy lunch you can take on the go! How could you go wrong with a recipe like this?
Using only four simple ingredients, this homemade dip recipe is a real winner. Served up hot 'n' bubbly, our Dilly Crab Dip is a restaurant-quality dish you can make right at home. Serve it with a side of fries or potato chips for an appetizer the whole family can enjoy.
We are celebrating the 1960s by paying homage to one of everyone's favorite cocktail party appetizer...Swedish Meatballs! So whether you serve these finger-food style with a toothpick or you put them over some egg noodles for a lip-smackin' dinner, you'll be transported back in time after just one bite!
The next time there's a game on and you've got people coming over, make these game day-worthy Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers. These jalapeno poppers are stuffed full of cheese and yummy popcorn shrimp. Plus, they're wrapped in everyone's favorite...bacon! Set these out on a platter and, within minutes, they'll be gone!
Your guests are going to have a hard time staying away from the appetizers table when you set these out. Our Loaded Potato Cocktail Bites are like mini loaded potatoes you can just pop into your mouth. Serve them with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped chives and you've got yourself an impressively delicious party starter.
Win over party guests or even your family with these homemade, melt-in-your-mouth Potato Puffs. The warm, golden crust contrasts with the creamy potato filling to ensure that you'll never want store-bought again!
Rich and creamy with a zesty kick, our Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is always a crowd-pleaser. Better make a double batch, 'cause it's guaranteed to go quick.
Our Reuben has gone topless! These new sliders are the perfect hand-held recipe any night of the week.
Serve up these Cheesy Bacon Pinwheels at your next holiday party and get ready for a night full of holiday cheer. When your guests bite into these pinwheels made with three different kinds of cheeses and crispy bacon pieces, they're not going to be able to wipe the smiles off their faces.
Simple Party Appetizers
When you're planning out party appetizer menus, the most important thing to keep in mind is variety. Everyone likes different foods, so we recommend picking a few recipes off this list of appetizers, to make sure everyone sees something they love. Whether you're hosting or attending the get-together, one of these easy appetizers for a party is sure to suit your fancy!
Bring home the bacon and be the top tomato in the kitchen when you make these novel bite-size BLT Bites as super appetizers or snacks! This recipe is so fast and so easy, we think it's one of the best party appetizer recipes to make when you need something quick and delicious.
We've got a way for you to enjoy the classic taste of your favorite deviled eggs in half the time! This recipe for our Deviled Egg Dip is an "egg-cellent" twist on a traditional deviled egg because it makes getting that tangy flavor so much easier; no more slicing and scooping, and mixing; just toss everything in your food processor! It's the perfect recipe to serve up at your Easter party or Passover meal, or at any get together that needs a little extra something.
Need a last-minute appetizer to add to your holiday spread? These Sausage Roll-Ups fit the bill! Just be sure to make lots of them, cause these disappear almost as fast as you can make them!
This ranch dip is fully loaded! Yogurt and cream cheese make this dip extra-creamy, while all of our mix-ins and toppings add a whole lot of flavor. Our Loaded Ranch Dip is great for a summer barbecue or a backyard get-together, especially since it makes enough to feed a crowd!
Have you ever seen a crowd of people rush at an appetizer tray before? If not, then just set out a plate of these Spicy Hot Sausage Balls and watch 'em go! No one can resist these little dough balls flavored with spicy sausage meat.
Grab a chip, a chunk of bread, your favorite veggie sticks...whatever! Just grab something 'cause this Bread Bowl Dip is amazing! It's so good, we have a feeling they'll eat the whole thing up...literally.
Here's a bite-sized idea for your next garden party or backyard bash. These Cucumber Ranch Bites are easy to throw-together at a moment's notice, 'cause there's no cooking involved. The homemade, creamy, ranch topping really complements the fresh-from-the-garden ingredients.
Our Old-Fashioned Ham & Cheddar Spread is so simple, it requires no cooking and no waiting -- doesn't get much easier than that! Just use your holiday leftovers (or leftovers from any night of the week) and you've got yourself a spread like no other.
You won't have to fuss to make this classic company-favorite! Our recipe for Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches is as easy as mixing, spreading, and serving. Who knew that four simple ingredients could make such a great appetizer?
Everybody loves the taste of cheese fondue, but nobody likes the work and cleanup of making it the traditional way. Now, you can have this Old-World taste today in a way that's all fun and no hassle. Try our Swiss Fondue Bread! It's all the fun of a fondue pot without the fuss.
These salty and creamy appetizer bites will have your guests feeling like they're dining at a five-star restaurant. Our Pistachio Goat Cheese balls look and taste fancy, but they're extremely simple to make. So sit them out before dinner and watch them disappear!
If you want to serve a mouthwatering dip at your next event, then look no further than this recipe for Caramelized Onion & Bacon Dip! This is a dip that's sure to get talked about all night long. To make this dip recipe we start by sauteing onions until they're golden, which brings out their natural sweetness. Add those to a seasoned cream cheese mixture, top it with some bacon, and into the oven it goes - the results are amazing!
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