We've collected over 30 Easy Appetizer Recipes for you to try out at your next game day soiree, potluck, holiday get together, or family movie night. On this list you’ll find old classics alongside new favorites for every occasion, big or small.
Easy Appetizer Recipes for Every Occasion
If you are like me, you are always looking for fun, new appetizer ideas. Whether you are hosting a party, planning a holiday mean, or looking for simple finger food snacks for the family at home, it's nice to find something different to serve.
The upcoming holiday season got us thinking about our very favorite Easy Appetizer Recipes to share with you. Between the various cold appetizers, warm appetizer dips, party snacks, and favorite holiday appetizers, we are sure you’ll find something new to add to your recipe stockpile.
We tried to combine a full range of recipes - healthy recipes, vegetarian recipes, classic recipes, cold cream cheese appetizers, recipes with 3 ingredients or less, and of course, plenty of carbs and cheese!
These easy, no-bake cold appetizers are perfect for serving all year long. Skip the cheese board and serve one of these cheeseballs or queso dips instead! We've also included classics like our Best Guacamole recipe, Mini Charcuterie Cups and cute Mini Veggie Cups.
If you haven't gotten on the Everything Bagel Bandwagon yet, now's the time. This dip takes about 5 minutes to prep and tastes great with crackers, chips, pretzels and even fresh veggies.
2). BLT Dip
This dip is a creamy, simple and delicious take on the classic sandwich. It's a perfect no-bake appetizer to make all year long.
3). Best Guacamole
Quick, easy and just as good as any guacamole you'll find at a restaurant. Just add chips!
For a fun way to eat the classic salad, try these Wedge Salad Kabobs. It's like a party in your mouth!
Try rolling this bad boy in bacon bits and you make it for a real crowd pleaser.
For the spicy food fans out there, we know you will love this just as much as we do.
7). Mini Veggie Cups
These Mini Veggie Cups are a perfect no-mess appetizer or snack for everything including baby showers, toddler birthday parties and after school snacks. They are fun, healthy, fresh and super simple to prep.
8). Corn Salsa
This Corn Salsa is sweet, crunchy, zesty and oh-so-easy to make. Full of sweet corn, cilantro, fresh lime juice and crisp veggies, it’s the perfect salsa to serve with tortilla chips during the summer or any other time of year.
Warm Appetizer Dips
Let’s get real, warm appetizer dips are the real life of the party. Cheesy dips, spicy dips, bean dips - we’ve got them all!
Ever wish you could eat buffalo wings without all of the mess? Now you can!
Serve this yummy, warm, slightly spicy dip with baguette bread, crackers, chips or veggies.
11). Fiesta Corn Dip
Here's another warm dip that is completely addicting and so easy to make. It's made with cream cheese, jalapeños, a hearty handful of Monterey Jack cheese and seasoning.
12). Pepper Jack Queso
This queso dip is bursting with flavor, creamy and has just a little of that Pepper Jack tang that we all love.
13). Cheddar Queso Dip
You won't find any Velveeta cheese here. Super easy, super cheesy and packed full of flavor.
14). Chicken Alfredo Dip
This cheesy Chicken Alfredo Dip is made with rotisserie chicken, sour cream and two kinds of cheese. It’s an ooey gooey, super simple appetizer recipe that’s perfect for game day, party snacks and cozy movie nights at home.
15). Cheesy Bean Dip
This Cheesy Bean Dip makes the absolute best easy appetizer recipe. It’s a warm, cream cheese bean dip, full of great Mexican flavors and tastes great served with everything from tortilla chips to fresh veggies.
Best Appetizers for a Party
Easy to make and fun to eat is the name of the game for this selection of our best appetizers for a party. Included here are a few two-bite appetizers, flatbread recipes, pretzel bites, and more.
A little sweet, a little spicy and totally delicious, these little guys are sure to become new favorites.
Never underestimate the power of classic, crispy, baked Garlic Parmesan chicken wings.
Use a pre made flatbread dough, or else make your own. This one is topped with pesto, cheese, bacon, peppers, onion, sausage and seasoning.
This three cheese version is always a favorite. It's got three kinds of cheese, fresh tomatoes, pesto and more!
20). Pizza Monkey Bread
For a deliciously fun twist on pepperoni pizza, give this monkey bread version a try.
21). Soft Pretzel Bites
This Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe makes chewy and perfectly soft pretzel bites perfect for serving at your next party.
22). Pizza Pinwheels
These simple Pizza Pinwheels make the perfect appetizer or snack for parties, game day or movie night. They’re made with crescent roll dough, pizza sauce, cheese and your favorite pizza toppings and can be ready in just about 20 minutes flat.
These Brazilian Cheese Bread puffs are slightly crisp on the outside, chewy and cheesy in the middle and naturally gluten-free.
These Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites have all of the zesty flavors of Buffalo chicken without the deep-fried breading. They’re tender, juicy and taste great covered in blue cheese crumbles and ranch dressing for dipping.
Our Favorite Holiday Appetizers
These holiday appetizers will keep your guests happy and satisfied until the dinner is served. We've got classy passed appetizers, like Crispy Potato Bites, along with seasonal favorites like our Cranberry Salsa and Spicy Italian Meatballs.
These only take a matter of minutes to throw together, but look elegant and taste amazing.
26). Crispy Potato Bites
These little guys are fully loaded, made with thin slices of oven baked potatoes, topped with melted cheese, ranch dressing dip, bacon bits and green onions.
These Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are stuffed with spicy sausage, cream cheese, and topped with a panko and a parmesan breadcrumb topping. It's a delicious and easy appetizer recipe that can be served hot or warm.
We absolutely love these ooey-gooey, flavorful and unbelievably simple appetizers. They add a nice pop of color to the mix, too.
Filled to the brim with two kinds of cheese, sour cream, bacon and diced jalapeños, these are sure to keep everyone satisfied until dinner is served.
These Spicy Italian Meatballs have just the right amount of spicy sausage and hearty beef and one of my favorite holiday appetizers.
This simple, make-ahead classic goes great with buttery crackers, tortilla chips or even a veggie tray.
32). Easy Cranberry Salsa
This quick and easy Cranberry Salsa is tangy, spicy, super fresh and tastes amazing served over soft cream cheese with your favorite crackers.
33). Veggie Tray
This Holiday Veggie Tray is full of crisp and colorful veggies, served with homemade ranch dressing on the side. It’s the perfect appetizer to serve at your next holiday party or gathering.
34. Brie Bites
These Cranberry Baked Brie Bites are a quick and easy bite-size appetizer to serve at your next holiday get together. Each phyllo dough cup is full of melted Brie cheese, cranberry sauce, toasted pecans, and topped with a tiny sprig of fresh rosemary.
35. Candied Kielbasa
This two-ingredient Candied Kielbasa is the perfect easy appetizer to serve for Thanksgiving, holiday potlucks, or game day. These bite-sized morsels are sweet, savory, quick to prepare, and totally addicting.
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Whether hosting a party or planning simple finger food snacks for the family at home, this list of over 30 Easy Appetizer Recipes is for you. On this list you’ll find old classics alongside new favorites for every occasion, big or small.