Appetizer Recipes have all of your favorite things including bacon, cheese, meat, bread, chips and more! No matter where you serve up these recipes they are sure to be a huge hit!
Need easy appetizers for a crowd? Try the ham and cheese sliders! The secret sauce on top will have your friends and family asking for more, every single time.
WHAT ARE THE BEST FINGER FOODS FOR A PARTY?
When I want to take a recipe to a party I usually prefer going with easy cold appetizer recipes. I’ve found that they are easy to transport and easy to keep cold while traveling in the car.
Dips that have shredded cheese, bacon and onions are always a good idea when driving to a food party. How about a delicious Homemade Salsa recipe? Pair that with a bag of tortilla chips and everyone will gobble it right up.
If you are set on making a hot appetizer a crock pot is always best. They retain heat well during a car ride and you can easily plug them in when you get to where you are going.
Hosting a party at your home? The bacon wrapped smokies are addicting, so make a double batch. They go quickly at parties!
These best appetizer recipes really are the best of the best.
HOW DO YOU MAKE AN APPETIZER FOR A PARTY?
- Make a list and figure out how many people you anticipate will be attending the party
- Think about what time of day your party or gathering will take place? Is it around lunch or dinner time? Plan on your friends and family being extra hungry if the answer is yes!
- How much time do you want to spend in the kitchen preparing your recipes? If you are already stressed with other aspects of party planning that it is probably best to stick with the simplest recipes on the list!
- Think about how many kids vs how many adults will be in attendance. Always make sure you have at least 2 kid friendly recipes that are not too spicy, not covered in barbecue sauce, and the less messy the better!
Hungry Yet? Check out our list of EASY TO MAKE APPETIZER RECIPES below:
1. Bite Sized Blooming Onions
From Macheesmo:: Click HERE for the RECIPE These are the perfect smaller version of the larger popular appetizer! Easy to eat and perfect for a party!
2. 5 Minute Restaurant Salsa
From The Chunky Chef:: Click HERE for the RECIPE Who else loves chips and salsa? I figured as much… it’s such a classic snack! I love salsa when it’s fresh and smooth, with small pieces of tomato, onion, jalapeno, with cilantro and lime juice. Bright and fresh with a kick, as the best salsa’s are!
3. SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP
From NATASHA’S KITCHEN :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This spinach and artichoke dip recipe is too easy; just heating and mixing everything together.
4. Homemade Extra Crispy Onion Rings
From My Latina Table:: Click HERE for the RECIPE Homemade Extra Crispy Onion Rings Are One Of My Favorite Appetizers To Make – Especially For Game Time Parties And More.
5. Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks
FromReal Housemoms:: Click HERE for the RECIPE Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks with fresh herbs, garlic, and lots of ooey gooey cheese atop a cauliflower crust looks and tastes like cheesy bread!
6. FIESTA CORN DIP
From SALTY SIDE DISH :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Fiesta Corn dip with Rotel and sour cream, is a delicious large party dip where you and your party guests will enjoy bite after heart bite of creamy and cheesy corn dip. Prepped in 5 minutes, there isn’t an easier dip recipe out there.
7. Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
From The Recipe Critic:: Click HERE for the RECIPE Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are a fun twist on the classic recipe – serve these meatballs as a party appetizer or over a big plate of spaghetti for a hearty meal!
8. Pepperoni Bread
From 365 Days of Baking and More:: Click HERE for the RECIPE Pepperoni Bread – refrigerated pizza dough, pepperoni and provolone cheese rolled up to make one heck of an appetizer. Remember the marinara for dunking!
9. Philly Cheesesteak Queso Dip
From Food Folks and Fun:: Click HERE for the RECIPE This hot, cheesy Philly Cheesesteak Dip is one of the best queso dips I have EVER had. It’s easy to make, a little bit zesty, and game day perfection!
10. Juicy Lucy Meatballs
From Spend with Pennies:: Click HERE for the RECIPE Gooey cheese stuffed inside a tender beef meatball and bathed in a spicy sweet sauce… perfect for game day!
11. BEST ROTEL DIP
From SPACESHIPS AND LASER BEAMS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Made with just three ingredients — Velveeta, Rotel and Hamburger — this Rotel dip has the perfect amount of spicy heat in each bite.
12. Bacon Bombs
From Love Bakes Good Cakes:: Click HERE for the RECIPE These Bacon Bombs are the perfect cheesy snack or appetizer idea! They’re so popular, you better make plenty! Easy recipe!
13. 7 LAYER DIP
From COOKING CLASSY :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This 7 Layer Dip is the ultimate party food! 7 layers of goodness – refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions. No one will be able to resist!
14. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites
From Tornadough Alli:: Click HERE for the RECIPE A cheesy and spicy appetizer these delicious Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites are the perfect appetizer to any meal!
15. BROWN SUGAR BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES
From THE CHUNKY CHEF :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Classic cocktail smokies are wrapped in smoky bacon, coated with a spicy brown sugar rub, and baked until crispy and oh so addicting!
16. EASY JALAPENO POPPER BITES
From MOM ON TIMEOUT :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This extra delicious appetizer is creamy, cheesy, spicy, bite-sized and did I mention loaded with bacon??
17. Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls
From The Best Blog Recipes:: Click HERE for the RECIPE This Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza Rolls recipe is so easy to make, saves you money when you make this instead of getting pizza delivery and the best part is the whole family will love them!
18. BUFFALO SHRIMP DIP
From PEAS AND CRAYONS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Whether you’re partying it up with friends or whipping up a date-night spread at home, this easy cheesy Buffalo Shrimp Dip makes the perfect appetizer! Hot melty cheese with shrimp, veggies, and a kiss of hot sauce? Perfection!
19. EPIC BEEF NACHOS SUPREME
From A PINCH OF HEALTHY :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Seasoned ground beef, refried beans, cheese, tomatoes and green onions make such a great flavor combination.
20. HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS
From OH SWEET BASIL :: Click HERE for the RECIPE We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love these ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing. This recipe is perfect for using up leftover ham!
21. CHEESY CRAB DIP
From RASA MALAYSIA :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Crab Dip – easy, cheesy and best hot crab dip recipe, with Dungeness crab, cream cheese, mayonnaise and Old Bay seasonings. Perfect appetizer for parties.
22. Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce
From Diethood:: Click HERE for the RECIPE If you are a fan of Red Lobster’s Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!
23. Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
From Dinner at the Zoo:: Click HERE for the RECIPE These bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are creamy, spicy and loaded with cheese. The perfect party appetizer!
24. Creamy Skillet Bacon Cheeseburger Dip
From The Chunky Chef:: Click HERE for the RECIPE This dip is for anyone who loves a gooey bacon cheeseburger! It’s so creamy and addicting… serve it at a party and watch it disappear, quickly!!
25. Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites
From Mom on Timeout:: Click HERE for the RECIPE The best appetizer ever! These Slow Cooker Kielbasa Bites are so easy to make and are guaranteed to be a hit at your next party! Great over rice for dinner too!
26. Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
From A Family Feast:: Click HERE for the RECIPE The recipe uses beef brisket that is braised in a combination of root beer and au jus sauce. Once done it’s shredded, added to a combination of spices and goodies, and then deep fried until golden brown.
27. Crock Pot Spinach and Bacon Queso
From Bread Booze Bacon:: Click HERE for the RECIPE You’ll never need another cheese dip recipe again after you try one bite of Crock Pot Spinach & Bacon Queso Dip!
28. MILLION DOLLAR CREAM CHEESE AND GARLIC DIP
From The Best Blog Recipes :: Click HERE for the FULL Recipe If you need a delicious and easy appetizer to make for your friends and family, then this Million Dollar Cream Cheese and Garlic Dip is the recipe for you!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Meet Shauna, Owner and Founder of The Best Blog Recipes! (and her adult daughter Bailey)
A Type A organizer, Shauna is at her happiest when she gets a new box of highlighters and gets to cross things off of her to do list.
Shauna lives just outside Salt Lake City with her husband Joe and sons Joey, 8, and Wylie, 6.
Shauna not only loves to cook food, but loves to eat it too! She is a firm believer in using easy ingredients to create delicious recipes that her family and friends can easily re-create at home.