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Our Favorite Appetizers

Make simple appetizers everyone will love!

Whether you’re looking for a simple snack to tide you over until dinner or are hosting a pre-game happy hour or holiday event, we’ve got easy appetizer recipes for every occasion.

From hot to cold to make-ahead appetizers, these easy party snacks will have people asking for the recipes!

We’ve learned a thing or two about party planning after creating over 150 appetizer recipes. Follow our tips below for some of the best appetizers to serve at a party and become the go-to source for good eats among your friends and family.

Simple & Quick Appetizers

When you’re hosting a party, keeping the menu simple is key to keeping your sanity. Dips, spreads and roasted nuts are always popular and quick appetizers. But simple appetizers don’t have to be flavorless.

Take our Green Olive Dip recipe, for example. This dip is quickly made in the food processor and is basically dump and go. But after a few hours in the refrigerator, the flavors meld into an irresistible spread that ALWAYS results in an empty bowl.

Good Snacks to Bring to a Party

Short on time? The best appetizers for a crowd are make-ahead appetizers. From cheese balls to fresh salsas to slow cooker meatballs, we’re huge fans of anything that can be done in advance especially if we need to bring an appetizer to a party.

Our 7-Layer Greek Dip can be made several hours before the party but no one will be the wiser. This Mediterranean version of everyone’s favorite taco dip is piled high with enough veggies that you might even be able to call it a healthy snack – or at least healthy-ish.

Best Appetizers to Serve

Some of the most popular party snacks are cherished family recipes. They have a history that begs to be told and are often the recipes that everyone asks for (or expects you to serve) because they are so, so good!

Take these 4-ingredient Bacon Cream Cheese Bites, for instance. This simple appetizer has a short ingredient list, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on flavor. These decadent and habit-forming bites will be the appetizer recipe everyone looks forward to year after year.

P.S. Don’t forget dessert!

Does anyone else love to enjoy a heavy appetizer spread for dinner? You get to sample a little bit of everything and still walk away completely full.

But don’t forget to add a sweet to your spread! Everyone has a sweet tooth and including a simple, easy-to-eat dessert will round out any appetizer buffet beautifully.

A recipe for something portable – like these Rhubarb Bars – is great because you can still mix and mingle without having to hold a plate and juggle a fork. Plus they are make-ahead so you can set it, forget it and enjoy your guests at the party!

Healthy Avocado Dip recipe with Greek Yogurt

Healthy Avocado Dip recipe with Greek Yogurt

Make healthy snacking a snap with this easy appetizer recipe for Healthy Avocado Dip. Made with Greek yogurt and the vibrant flavors of the southwest, this make-ahead dip is perfect for potlucks.  I come from an extended family of dippers, which means there is...

Baked Fontina Chive Risotto Cakes

Baked Fontina Chive Risotto Cakes

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Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Elevate your party food with this warm Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta recipe - a perfect holiday appetizer! Figs are festive, don’t you think?  They scream party to me. So it’s only fitting that the latest addition to our appetizer buffet include a recipe with...

Chipped Beef Dip

Chipped Beef Dip

There is a reason this Chipped Beef Dip recipe has been around for years. Classic appetizer recipes never go out of style! Chipped Beef Dip You know those foods that your family has been making for years, the ones that bring back lots of good memories? This Chipped...

Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pecans

Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pecans

Simple, elegant and EASY, this Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pecans recipe comes together in 15 minutes and is one party appetizer that always disappears. With some much going on during the holidays, no one has time to create the perfect menu. Lucky for you, we have...

Spicy Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese

Spicy Cranberry Salsa with Cream Cheese

This Spicy Cranberry Salsa recipe is a mouthwatering addition to your holiday spread.  It takes minutes to make and is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet! It's officially party season and that, my friends, is my favorite time of year. Not only is it party...

Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Appetizers

Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Appetizers

Party food don’t get much easier than this 4-ingredient Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Appetizers recipe. So simple to make and everyone loves them! You guys absolutely LOVE our Bacon Cream Cheese Bites. In fact, they are consistently one of the most popular recipes...

Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

Bacon is always a hit with a crowd, and this Candied Bacon is no exception. Can someone tell me about the power of bacon? I mean I know it’s good and all, and it truly does make everything better. But sometimes it brings out another side of people. We had a party a...

Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts

Make a double batch of these Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts so you can save some for yourself and give the rest away as homemade food gifts!  Smoky Chipotle & Rosemary Roasted Nuts Recipe With Thanksgiving falling so late this year, we will have three...

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe

Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe

It's party season, and this Chipped Beef Cheese Ball recipe needs to be a part of your next spread! No matter what the occasion, this savory snack is always a guest favorite!  Easy Chipped Beef Cheese Ball Recipe Our Chipped Beef Dip is one of the most popular...

Crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters Recipe

Crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters Recipe

Add some Greek flavor to your appetizer spread with this tasty recipe for crispy Zucchini Feta Fritters! Can you ever have enough zucchini recipes? Zucchini is plentiful any time of year, which is one of the reasons I love this Zucchini Feta Fritters recipe. It’s an...

Jicama Avocado Salsa

Jicama Avocado Salsa

Cool and refreshing jicama gives this chunky Jicama Avocado Salsa an addicting crunch. Pair it with chips and margaritas for the perfect happy hour! Does anyone cook from cookbooks anymore?  I used to have way more cookbooks than I do now. When we redid our...

Layered Greek Dip

Layered Greek Dip

This Layered Greek Dip recipe (a spinoff of a 7-layer dip) is an easy, make-ahead appetizer for a party. The briny Kalamata olives, juicy cucumbers, salty feta and garlicky hummus remind me of my favorite Greek salad. Who doesn't love a quick and easy appetizer? The...

Bacon Cream Cheese Bites

Bacon Cream Cheese Bites

Gooey and crunchy, this Bacon Cream Cheese Bites recipe will steal the show at any party. Guaranteed.  People always go crazy for bacon, right? I have the perfect party food for you today that is just 4 ingredients, family-friendly and incredibly easy.  ...

Irish Cheddar Pub Cheese

Irish Cheddar Pub Cheese

Rich cheddar cheese and a nip of Irish beer give this easy, make-ahead Irish Cheddar Pub Cheese recipe an irresistibly tangy flavor - perfect party food! If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer for your next happy hour, look no further than this Irish Cheddar...

Fancy Appetizers for your Oscars Party

Fancy Appetizers for your Oscars Party

You will win the best hostess award when you serve these Fancy Appetizers for your Oscars Party. No one needs to know that you were able to prep them ahead of time! Can you think of a better way to watch the red carpet than with great friends and even better food? We...

3 Easy Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatball Recipes for your next party

3 Easy Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatball Recipes for your next party

Keep all of your guests happy with a buffet of these 3 Easy Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatball Recipes! Appetizers don’t need to be fussy to be crowd-pleasing. Take these 3 Easy Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatball Recipes, for example. You’re sure to find one (or maybe three)...

Asiago Dip

Asiago Dip

This Asiago Dip recipe is an updated, lighter version of a traditional artichoke dip. It disappears every time we have it - a definite sign that you should make it for your next party. Another gathering, another appetizer to bring for the group. Appetizers...

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