Appetizers are a great way to start a meal, or they can be enjoyed on their own as a snack. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply looking for something to nibble on, there are plenty of easy appetizer recipes that you can make at home.
In this blog post, we’ll share 50+ of our favorite easy appetizer recipes. From classic dishes like chips and dip to more unique creations like bacon-wrapped dates, there’s something for everyone on this list.
Here are some favorite tips for making easy appetizers:
Use pre-made ingredients whenever possible. This will save you time and effort.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. There are endless possibilities when it comes to appetizers.
Make a big batch of appetizers and freeze them for later. This is a great way to have easy and delicious appetizers on hand when you need them.
Our Favorite Easy Appetizer Recipes
This baked goat cheese appetizer is super simple to throw together at the last minute with just 3 ingredients! Chevre is baked in marinara sauce until hot and bubbly – Perfect for spreading on crostini.
This easy Olive Spread (Olive Tapenade) comes together in just 10 minutes in your food processor or blender. It's amazing as an appetizer for parties, served as part of a charcuterie board, or used as a sandwich spread.
This Baked Brie with Jam in Puff Pastry is a perfect appetizer for the holidays and is made with just FOUR ingredients. Serve this delicious baked brie as an appetizer for Thanksgiving or at your holiday dinner table.
These Air Fryer Salmon Bites strike the perfect balance between crispy, juicy, and downright delicious! Seasoned with a smoky-spicy dry rub and cooked quickly in the air fryer, they’re always a popular snack to serve at parties or a protein to top on grain bowls, salads, and tacos.
Garlic Butter Steak Bites with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party or serve them up for dinner with a couple sides. The best part? They’ll be on your table in under 15 minutes!
These Filet Mignon Bites with Creamy Horseradish Sauce are the perfect elegant appetizer to serve at your next party. Tender bites of filet mignon are wrapped in bacon and served with a thick and tangy horseradish sauce.
Whipped Feta is seriously addicting! Whipped together with oil, garlic, lemon juice, and cream, feta cheese transforms into a light and airy Mediterranean dip. Serve it at parties, celebrations, or enjoy it all for yourself!
Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok food trend. Made with cooked pasta that's coated with parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Then air fried (or baked in the oven) until crispy, crunchy & delicious!
Never choose between hummus or whipped feta again! This Hummus with Whipped Feta and Chili Oil is a party-ready dip that features layers of whipped feta cheese and homemade classic hummus. The spicy chili oil on top cuts through the richness and explodes with flavor!
Pa Amb Tomàquet (or Pan Con Tomate) is a simple but delicious tapas recipe made with only 5 ingredients! It's like a Spanish version of bruschetta in the best way possible with toasty bread, garlic and fresh grated tomatoes.
Crab Deviled Eggs are an easy, delicious variation of the classic recipe. It's like your favorite California Roll in deviled egg form. The creamy yolks are combined with wasabi for a spicy kick, then they're topped with crab, avocado and cucumber.
This homemade Smoked Salmon Dip with Cream Cheese is so refreshing, creamy, and delicious! It’s made with 8 simple ingredients like fresh herbs, lemon, sour cream, and rich smoked salmon for an irresistible dipping experience.
These Roasted Zucchini Rolls with Guacamole are best served as a light appetizer or with a side of fish for lunch or dinner. All you need is zucchini, guacamole, and a few herbs and spices. It really doesn't get easier than that!
Chili Lime Sunflower Seed Dip is creamy, tangy, fresh and flavorful. Sunflower Seed dip is made from wholesome ingredients including raw sunflower seeds, a whole large carrot, olive oil and fresh citrus juice.
These homemade mini pizza bagel bites are just as more-ish as they sound! Once you know how to make bagel bites, you’ll want to rustle up this bite size pizza snack all the time. They’re a great lunch, snack or appetizer. Give these easy DIY pizza bagels a try!
Many of these appetizer recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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Whether you're hosting a party or simply looking for something to nibble on, there are plenty of easy appetizer recipes that you can make at home. Try these Prosciutto Wrapped Avocado Bites. They're an easy to make, no-bake finger food and come together in under 10 minutes!