The Best Appetizer Recipes

Super easy finger foods are the perfect way to kick off a party. If you are looking for The Best Appetizer Recipes for a party, you’ve come to the right place. No forks or spoons are required for these easy-to-pick-up party foods, so you can clean up in no time. Everyone loves chips and dip, warm spreads, easy pick-ups, and even one-bite salads can be combined to set out the perfect spread. You’ll like these easy finger foods so much that you might even skip dessert. You’ll find something for every party and every occasion here!

31 of the Most DELICIOUS Appetizers You Will Ever Make! Crowd pleasing bite sized finger food everyone loves.

The Best Appetizer Recipes

1. Potato Skin Bites

Give potatoes the loaded treatment with this easy recipe for Potato Skin Bites

Potato Skin Bites - Give potatoes the loaded treatment with this easy recipe for Potato Skin Bites

2. Bacon Crackers

Your kitchen is going to smell like you lit a maple bacon scented candle long after you bake up these salty-sweet-savory-crunchy bacon crackers.

Bacon Crackers Your kitchen is going to smell like you lit a maple bacon scented candle long after you bake up these salty-sweet-savory-crunchy bacon crackers.

3. Ham and Pickle Roll-Ups

Ham, cream cheese, and pickles rolled up into a tasty crowd-pleasing appetizer!

Ham and Pickle Roll Ups - Ham, cream cheese, and pickles rolled up into a tasty crowd pleasing appetizer 

4. Sloppy Joe Dip

For me, this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip. It’s relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it’s great hot, warm, or room temp. And it’s also incredibly versatile.

Sloppy Joe Dip is irresistible when served hot or warm. This versatile appetizer is a ground beef mixture that is a thicker, cheesier version of a sloppy joe and the perfect dip for toasted baguette slices.

5. Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Shells

Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Shells recipe features seasoned ground beef and ooey-gooey cheese melted inside of slightly crisp air-fried shells. If you don’t have an air fryer, I’ll explain how to bake them in the oven.

Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Shells recipe features seasoned ground beef and ooey-gooey cheese melted inside of slightly crisp air-fried shells. If you don’t have an air fryer, I’ll explain how to bake them in the oven. 

5. Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles

These festive mini cheese balls only take 15 minutes and are loaded with creamy goat cheese, cranberries and crunchy pecans!

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Truffles - These festive mini cheese balls only take 15 minutes and are loaded with creamy goat cheese, cranberries and crunchy pecans!

6. Cheese Log

This is the perfect appetizer for all your special occasions and parties! Creamy Cheese Log is the EASIEST and most impressive appetizer! The prep is just about 15 minutes, or it can be prepared in advance and refrigerated. An awesome retro addition to modern meat and cheese boards!

This is the perfect appetizer for all your special occasions and parties! Creamy Cheese Log is the EASIEST and most impressive appetizer! The prep is just about 15 minutes, or it can be prepared in advance and refrigerated. Awesome retro addition to modern meat and cheese boards!

7. Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

Buffalo chicken celery sticks are loaded up with spicy chicken and then covered in ranch dressing for the perfect party snack or appetizer!

Buffalo chicken celery sticks are loaded up with spicy chicken and then covered in ranch dressing for the perfect party snack or appetizer!

8. Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese skewers with the bright flavors of fresh mozzarella and basil.

Caprese skewers with the bright flavors of fresh mozzarella and basil.

9. Easy Taco Salad Cups

Skip the forks in favor of your fingers with a party-friendly recipe for Easy Taco Salad Cups.

Skip the forks in favor of your fingers with a party-friendly recipe for Easy Taco Salad Cups.

10. Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Broccoli Ring

It can be served as an appetizer, a lunch, a dinner, or a potluck. Store-bought pizza dough is stuffed with a cheesy chicken and broccoli filling and baked until golden brown.

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Broccoli Ring - It can be served as an appetizer, a lunch, a dinner, or a potluck. Store-bought pizza dough is stuffed with a cheesy chicken and broccoli filling and baked until golden brown. 

11. Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups

One reader said,  “I made these for a party and I almost lost a hand trying to sit them down because the guys were grabbing at them so fast! I made 5 cans of crescent rolls!”

Try these delicious Buffalo chicken roll up appetizer with a crescent twist! These could be the ultimate appetizer for game day or your next party! #buffalochicken #appetizer #superbowl #buffalochickenrecipe #chicken #crescentrolls #smartschoolhouse

12. Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers

These Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers are the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer! They’re stuffed with two kinds of cheese, bacon, and more, then baked till melty and delicious!

These Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mini Peppers are the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer! They're stuffed with two kinds of cheese, bacon, and more, then baked till melty and delicious!

13. Warm Caprese Dip

This 3 ingredient appetizer can be thrown together in just a few minutes and then baked for the perfect warm and comforting party food everyone will love. Serve it with pita chips, bread, or crackers.

This 3 ingredient appetizer can be thrown together in just a few minutes, and then baked for the perfect warm and comforting party food everyone will love. Serve it with pita chips, bread or crackers.

14. Pizza Rolls Appetizer

A pizza-inspired snack or appetizer that is easy to eat and is a fantastic addition to any party! 2 tubes of refrigerated pizza crust.

A pizza inspired snack or appetizer that is easy to eat and is a fantastic addition to any party! 2 tubes of refrigerated pizza crust.

15. The BEST Pico de Gallo

“I have had this feeling for a while now and try to make my own salsa whenever possible, but finally the other night, I bought enough ingredients to use with dinner and to have a full jar of homemade salsa to enjoy later. I suppose it’s more of a pico de gallo because I love chunky salsa (and guacamole for that matter too!) so there was no use of a food processor- just a lot of chopping! If you like it a little less chunky, a pulse or two in the food processor would be perfect.”

  • 6 tomatoes
  • 3 jalapenos (warning: hot)
  • 1 medium white onion
  • ½ a medium red onion
  • 1 cup cilantro (I’m a fiend- so a little less if you aren’t)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 limes juiced (I even threw in some of the pulp)
  • 1 tsp sea salt (More can always be added but not taken away!)
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Optional/Seasonal:

  • 1 cup (2-3 ears) of grilled/pan-fried corn. If pan-frying it, try putting in 3 tbsps of pineapple juice and 2 tbsp EVOO. Since you are using pans now, I would probably add the garlic, salt, ½ the cilantro, cumin, and chili powder now.
  • Sweeten it up with some diced fruit of your choice- pineapple, mango, peach, etc.

The BEST Pico de Gallo

16. Bruschetta and Mozzarella Chips

Easy tomato Bruschetta and Mozzarella Chips are always a crowd favorite over the holidays, at parties or even as a quick appetizer before dinner at home.

Easy tomato Bruschetta and Mozzarella Chips are always a crowd favorite over the holidays, at parties or even as a quick appetizer before dinner at home.

17. BLT Dip

BLT Dip is a creamy and delicious combination of flavors from the classic sandwich favorite. Served with crostini for dipping, it’s a game day or holiday party hit!

BLT Dip is a creamy and delicious combination of flavors from the classic sandwich favorite. Served with crostini for dipping, it's a game day or holiday party hit!

18. Cheesy BBQ Chicken Pizza Rolls

Cheesy soft rolls of pizza dough stuffed with tender chunks of chicken, sweet BBQ sauce, chopped red onion and salty bacon bits!

Cheesy BBQ Chicken Pizza Rolls - Cheesy soft rolls of pizza dough stuffed with tender chunks of chicken, sweet BBQ sauce, chopped red onion and salty bacon bits!

19. 5 Million Dollar Dip

5 Million Dollar Dip is only 5 ingredients and they don’t call it million dollar dip for nothing!  It is so deliciously addicting and will be the biggest hit wherever it goes!

5 Million Dollar Dip is only 5 ingredients and they don’t call it million dollar dip for nothing!  It is so deliciously addicting and will be the biggest hit wherever it goes! 

20. Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are the perfect update on the classic Buffalo Chicken Dip. Combine Buffalo Chicken Dip with Flour Tortillas for the win!

Buffalo Chicken Taquitos are the perfect update on the classic Buffalo Chicken Dip. Combine Buffalo Chicken Dip with Flour Tortillas for the win!

21. Crock-Pot Sweet Kielbasa

Sweet and tangy Kielbasa served as an appetizer straight out of the slow cooker!

Crock-Pot Sweet Kielbasa recipe is one you simply need to keep on hand! For pot-lucks, parties, and game days, this recipe just hits right!

22. Chicken Wonton Tacos

Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them!

Chicken Wonton Tacos - Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them! 

23. Sausage Rolls

Easy, filling and perfect for parties these Sausage Rolls are savory, meaty and full of just the right amount of spices that they are a hit among party guests!

Easy, filling and perfect for parties these Sausage Rolls are savory, meaty and full of just the right amount of spices that they are a hit among party guests!

24. Big Mac Sliders

These Big Mac Sliders have all the fixings that make the Big Mac so special, but in a smaller form that fits easily in one hand.

These Big Mac Sliders have all the fixings that make the Big Mac so special, but in a smaller form that fits easily in one hand.

25. Loaded Queso Dip Recipe

Loaded Queso Dip is full of flavor, packed with beef, beans, cheese, and even beer! Perfect appetizer with chips at parties or on game day! This recipe has it all and is the ultimate chip dip.

Loaded Queso Dip is full of flavor, packed with beef, beans, cheese, and even beer! Perfect appetizer with chips at parties or on game day! This recipe has it all and is the ultimate chip dip.

26. Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles

These Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles are an easy and elegant appetizer or brunch idea! Perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day or any other party or brunch!

These Prosciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry Bundles are an easy and elegant appetizer or brunch idea! Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day or any other party or brunch!

27. Blooming Quesadilla Ring

Shredded chicken, onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, taco sauce, taco-size tortillas, shredded cheddar cheese, and shredded monterey jack cheese.

Blooming Quesadilla Ring - Shredded chicken, onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, taco sauce, taco-size tortillas, shredded cheddar cheese, and shredded monterey jack cheese.

28. Baked Turkey and Cheese Party Rolls

These Hot Turkey and Cheese Party Rolls are an Easy Dinner Recipe or Party Appetizer for Tailgating or Game Day! The perfect bite-sized snack for a crowd!

These Hot Turkey and Cheese Party Rolls are an Easy Dinner Recipe or Party Appetizer for Tailgating or Game Day! The perfect bite-sized snack for a crowd!

 

29. Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon

Smoked sausages wrapped in crispy bacon smothered in sticky brown sugar. An easy recipe for parties!

Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon - Smoked sausages wrapped in crispy bacon smothered in sticky brown sugar. An easy recipe for parties!

30. Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

These delicious little delights are great for a picnic, a party, the main dish, or just a snack. They are a great “go-to” recipe when asked to bring something to any gathering.

These sliders are the perfect way to use any leftover ham or turkey! Or, put them out as an appetizer on Turkey day. Topped with an irresistible glaze!

31. Million Dollar Tortilla Roll Ups

Whatever the reason….These Almond Bacon Cheddar Tortilla Roll-Ups taste like a million bucks.

Million Dollar Tortilla Roll Ups - Whatever the reason….These Almond Bacon Cheddar Tortilla Roll Ups taste like a million bucks.

32. Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer 

Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer is an impressive and easy 15 minute recipe served with crusty french bread. Blueberries are simmered with rosemary, honey and balsamic vinegar and spread over whipped goat cheese for a delicious dip perfect for your next party!

Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer - Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer is an impressive and easy 15 minute recipe served with crusty french bread. Blueberries are simmered with rosemary, honey and balsamic vinegar and spread over whipped goat cheese for a delicious dip perfect for your next party!

33. Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cheesy spinach and artichoke dip is a favorite restaurant appetizer you can make at home easily in 30 minutes! Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with flavor, it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cheesy spinach and artichoke dip is a favorite restaurant appetizer you can make at home easily in 30 minutes! Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with flavor, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser.

34. Super Bowl Chip Dip

If you like buffalo wings, you’re welcome! Dip salty chips into this creamy and spicy dip!

THE BEST POTATO CHIP DIP EVER! Only 4 ingredients!

35. Crock-Pot Chili Chip Dip

This quick and easy homemade Crock Pot Chili Dip is loaded with queso fresco goodness, chili, and salsa. It’s Best of all, with only four ingredients, it can be made in advance and is ready to eat when the party starts.

This quick and easy homemade Crock Pot Chili Dip is loaded with queso fresco goodness, chili, and salsa. The perfect appetizer idea for tailgating, Super Bowl, or game day!

36. Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Creamy buffalo chicken wrapped up in wonton wrappers then drizzled in dressing! A mouthwatering appetizer done in 12 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Wontons. Baked, not fried! Creamy buffalo chicken drizzled in dressing! Done in 12 minutes.

37. Pepperoni Pizza Poppers

Homemade Pizza Poppers are not only fun to make, but they are also so easy and fun to eat! My pizza poppers are filled with melted mozzarella cheese and mini pepperoni and then topped with an irresistible cheesy, garlic, butter glaze. Dipped in additional pizza sauce or ranch dressing, these are simply addicting!

Pizza Poppers

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