Throwing a party just got a lot easier with these quick and delicious appetizers. Once we’re done with these appetizers you’ll be so pumped to throw your next party!
Entertaining doesn’t have to be intimidating anymore because you don’t know what you serve. Make these appetizers ahead time so you can enjoy your party with your guests.
Choose from Honey Lime Baked Wings to Easy Meatball Sliders, these 16 easy appetizer recipes make entertaining easy and your next party something to remember!
Let’s Make Some Apps!
1. Melon Prosciutto and Mozzarella Skewers
Found from The Comfort of Cooking
These skewers will start your party on the right foot with sweet and salty prosciutto layered with creamy mozzarella and fresh melon. This is great for entertaining indoors or outdoors. My favorite is drizzling balsamic vinegar on top for another layer of flavor!
2. Sheet Pan Nachos
Found from Damn Delicious
You can’t go wrong with nachos and there’s no other way I like to make mine than on a sheet pan. Making nachos on the sheet pan is perfect for easy entertaining. My secret is spraying the pan or foil with cooking spray first before adding the chips and toppings. The cooking spray prevents the delicious nachos from sticking to the pan and this way you don’t lose any deliciousness to the pan.
3. Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs
Found from Eat Well 101
These bite size puffs might be small but they are full of flavor with almost zero effort. Using pre-made puff pastry is the key to making this appetizer so easy. Cut into squares and place slices of tomatoes, pepperoni and fresh basil on top then bake. Within 15 minutes you’ll have a tasty appetizer that will sure to impress your guests!
4. Easy Meatball Sliders
Found from Homemade Interest
These cheesy meatball sliders is an easy appetizer that is great for a game day party. In one baking pan you can simply layer dinner rolls sliced in half then place saucy meatballs on each roll, load up with cheese and place the other half of dinner rolls on top. My favorite part is brushing the rolls with a garlic herb butter that melts into the bread as it cooks. After cooking cut and serve your meatball sliders!
5. Marinated Cheese
Found from Julie Banner
Here’s a no cook appetizer that anyone can make. This recipe is a perfect set above a traditional cheese plate. Serve with bread or crackers to soak up all the yummy cheese and herb flavor!
6. Wedge Salad on a Stick
Found from All Recipes
A wedge salad is a crowd pleaser and having it on a stick is a great idea that everyone will enjoy. You don’t have to worry about plates or utensils with this delicious salad!
7. Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
Found from Joyful Healthy Eats
Here’s a recipe that will make you look like a true rock star in the kitchen. Delicate roasted garlic herb shrimp in a homemade cocktail sauce is simple and oh so good. You can serve it in a glass or serve on a plate with the sauce in it own bowl. Either way the shrimp is hot and delicious and the cocktail sauce has the perfect amount of tang to make your mouth water!
8. Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers
Found from Sweet & Savory By Shinee
Jalapeno poppers are definitely a crowd favorite. It’s all the right combination of spicy, cheesy and smoky. If you don’t want too much spice make sure to remove all the seed from the jalapeno and choose a cheese like mozzarella that will help mute the spiciness!
9. Easy Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
Found from Ahead of Thyme
I’m a huge fan of bruschetta, I think I can easily have a plate of those for dinner. The crispy bread and fresh tomatoes screams freshness. You can easily make the tomatoes ahead of time and let it sit and marinate in its juices before your guests arrive. Then quickly toast your bread slices and serve. That’s it! Seriously easy and homemade!
10. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
Found from Little Spice Jar
This is probably one of the best ways to eat chicken meatballs. They’re spiced up with a sweet, savory, and spicy firecracker sauce. They’re tender, filled with flavor, and require minimum work!
11. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip
Found from Gimme Some Oven
This ridiculously irresistible dip will be ready to serve in no time. I’ve made buffalo chicken dip dozens of times before and the best way to make it is by cooking the dip in a slow cooker bag inside the crockpot. It seriously makes for the easier clean up ever. Oh and there are never ever leftovers so don’t count on it!
12. Corn Salsa with Black Beans
Found from A Dish of Daily Life
Instead of setting up the usual chip and salsa spread put a tiny bit more effort into the dip. By making this corn salsa with black bean dip you have impressed your guests with bold and fresh flavors. With little prep you can easily have a quick and gorgeous appetizer that is insanely good!
13. Thyme, Honey, Peach & Goat Cheese Crostini
Found from Half Baked Harvest
There’s nothing wrong with a little crostini. The combination of thyme, honey, peaches and fresh goat cheese on crispy crostini is bold and fresh in flavor.
14. 5 Minute Million Dollar Dip
Found from The Recipe Critic
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!
15. Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Lime Sauce
Found from Isabel Eats
These finger licking wings are insanely good. The honey lime sauce poured on top of the wings is everything. This baked chicken wings recipe creates flavorful crispy wings without using extra flours or coatings!
16. Guacamole Bites
Found from My Gluten Free Kitchen
Here’s a recipe that reinvents chips and guacamole. If you need a last minute appetizer this is for you. The mini guacamole cups are quick and super easy they will WOW all your guests!
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These easy appetizers are so quick to throw together perfect for easy entertaining. Let me know what appetizer your excited to try in the comments below!
Cheers to Easy Entertaining!
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Is there a recipe for the 5-minute million dollar dip? It looks great! What are the 5 ingredients?
Hi Lyndy! This 5-minute million dollar dip is so good and is made with mayo, cheddar cheese, green onions, bacon bites and slivered almonds. Here’s the recipe https://therecipecritic.com/5-minute-million-dollar-dip/
It’s seriously so easy and perfect for a last minute appetizers! Serve with crackers! Thank you for reading! xo, Katie