Appetizers can be the best part of the party. Ranging from bite-sized snacks to crispy treats and cheesy dips, there are appetizer recipes for every palate and occasion. Your guests will be impressed with these delicious appetizer recipes and you will love how quick and easy they are to prepare. So, whether you want to try some new recipes, you’re figuring out what to make for a party or game day, or you just love appetizers, take a look at this collection and you’ll definitely want to make some.
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Cheeseburger Bites
Air fryer bacon wrapped cheeseburger bites are one of those recipes your air fryer was made for! That’s right, it’s a super easy appy. These bacon burger bombs are a great appetizer for any occasion, whether you’re watching the game and don’t want to take your eyes off the screen or you just want to rustle up a quick and easy air fryer appetizer.
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Dirty Martini Dip Recipe
Whether or not you like to sip on a dirty martini cocktail, this martini-inspired dip is sure to please your palate if you enjoy creamy dip recipes and the taste of olives. It takes just minutes to whip up too!
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Marinated Olives with Feta
You only need seven different ingredients to prepare this delicious marinated olives and feta cheese appetizer or snack. Expect a riot of soft and pleasing Mediterranean flavours in every mouthful. Everything in there is tasty from the green and kalamata olives to the creamy feta, salty caperberries, and hints of garlic, red pepper flakes and extra virgin olive oil. If you love Greek appetizers, this might become your next favourite.
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Smoked Gouda Bacon Cheddar Cheese Dip
Smoked gouda bacon cheddar cheese dip pairs beautifully with pretzels. So if you’re looking for the best pretzel cheese sauce recipe, look no further. This cheese dipping sauce is made with smoked gouda, cheddar and cream cheese, along with other flavourful ingredients.
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Crispy Stacked Potatoes – Tik Tok Recipe
Crispy Tik Tok stacked potatoes make a delicious side dish. The crispy potatoes are stacked and seasoned with delicious ingredients like oregano, garlic, and parmesan cheese. A flavorful alternative to mashed potatoes, this Tik Tok potato recipe goes well with any kind of main dish and tastes wonderful as an appetizer, too.
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Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese Dip
Although most grocery stores carry sweet pepper dip and other dipping options, this homemade roasted red pepper cream cheese dip is well worth the effort. It’s a Mediterranean-inspired dip with bell peppers, basil, garlic, shallot, and more.
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Italian Burrata Stuffed Tomato Appetizer
If you’re looking for bite size finger food, why not consider making filled tomatoes with fresh burrata? This Italian burrata stuffed tomato appetizer only calls for four ingredients plus salt and pepper. It’s quick, simple, colourful, and appetizing without being too filling.
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Pull Apart Jalapeño Popper Rolls
These air fryer jalapeño popper rolls are a spicy and cheesy appetizer that can be made with Pillsbury pizza or crescent dough. With hot sauce, jalapeños, and two types of cheese, these quick and easy pull apart rolls are perfect for fans of spicy food.
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Salt & Pepper Pork Chop Bites
Rather than ordering salt and pepper pork chop bites from the local Chinese takeout, why not make your own gluten free pork chop recipe instead? The Asian salt and pepper seasoning adds so much flavour and you can make this dish as spicy as you dare!
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Delicious Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Bloody Mary devilled eggs are a favourite creative deviled egg idea. They take the concept of traditional eggs and add in rich ingredients like slaw dressing, pickle juice, tomato paste, paprika, and more, to make a unique gourmet deviled eggs with a Bloody Mary feel.
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Steak and Shiitake Mushroom Bruschetta Crostini Appetizers
This steak and shiitake mushroom bruschetta crostini is a really tasty canapé. Since the steak and mushrooms are served on toasted bread, it’s a handy finger food option for parties. This beef crostini with mushrooms is the kind of appetizer you might take from a tray at a party.
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Impress your guests with easy-to-make antipasto skewers, perfect for any occasion! Made with classic Italian flavors, these crowd-pleasing bites are ideal for parties, picnics, and more.
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Brie Cranberry Bites Appetizer
The creaminess of brie cheese pairs beautifully with the sweet flavour of cranberry sauce in these brie cranberry bites in puff pastry. These delightful little bites are perfect for any season or occasion and each one boasts plenty of wonderful flavour.
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Your kids will love these Fresh Corn and Bean Nachos for dinner or an after-school snack. Loaded with fresh summer corn, kidney beans, jalapenos, and cheese. They are impossible to resist.
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Baked Brie with Fig Jam
Baked Brie with Fig Jam is an easy crowd-pleasing appetizer with only 4 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of baking time. You will love the creamy combination of warm brie, sweet jam, and crunchy pecans.
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Easy Watermelon Salsa
This light and refreshing Easy Watermelon Salsa makes a great treat with tortilla chips and your favorite cold cocktails.
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Easy Five Spice Chicken Wings
Easy Chinese Five Spice Chicken Wings are flavorful and spicy with a hint of cinnamon from the five spice powder. They are a nice change from the everyday buffalo flavor
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This delicious Fruit Dip is a perfect addition to any fresh fruit platter or dessert tray. With just a few ingredients make this smooth and creamy dip that everyone loves!
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Fruit Charcuterie Board
When creating your own Fruit Charcuterie Board, the possibilities are endless to make a perfect appetizer! Just grab a variety of colorful fruits that you like and that will look attractive when arranged together.
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
These vegan buffalo cauliflower wings are crispy and spicy bites. They are a crowd-pleasing appetizer, perfect for game nights and parties, and can be made in an oven or air fryer.
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Polenta Bites With Olive Tapenade
f you need a 30-minute vegan appetizer idea, these Polenta Bites will do the trick. Tubed polenta is fried until crispy and then topped with a tangy Kalamata Olive-Caper spread. Easy and mouthwatering appetizer that everyone will love.
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Avocado Deviled Eggs
These avocado deviled eggs are creamy, delicious, and an easy variation of a classic recipe!
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Bruschetta with Mozzarella
There is nothing quite like the classic flavor combination of sweet tomatoes with fresh basil and mozzarella. Allow this winning flavor trio to marinate with a bit of olive oil, balsamic, and garlic, serve on slices of rustic toasted gluten-free bread
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The Ultimate Falafel Platter
This falafel platter is a lavish combination of homemade crispy falafel, tzatziki sauce, harissa hummus, maple dijon tahini sauce, an easy Middle Eastern cucumber tomato chopped salad, and many other things. It will be the star of your dinner party or picnic.
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Cream Cheese Veggie Pinwheels
These Veggie Pinwheels with Cream Cheese are such an easy and stunning appetizer that they are the FIRST things to go every time. Not only that, but they are also a perfect addition to any back to school lunch box or breakfast table.
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Air Fryer Potato Skins
With only a handful of ingredients and just 10 minutes, these air fryer potato skins will quickly become a new favorite! Seasoned with garlic and Worcestershire sauce with a taste of sharp, gooey cheese in every bite, these potato skins make the perfect appetizer!
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Puff Pastry Cheese Straws With Three Cheeses
These puff pastry cheese straws use three different cheeses making these savory snacks really tasty. The best thing is you can have them ready in less than half an hour.
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Bourbon Meatballs Appetizer
This bourbon meatballs recipe fits the bill of a well-loved and delicious appetizer. The meatballs are succulent, the bourbon sauce is scrumptious and their flavors complement each other famously!
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This cheesy chorizo dip is spicy, gooey, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Serve it up with tortilla chips or crackers to enjoy your new favorite appetizer!
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Seared Scallops with Lemon Butter and Capers
Pan seared scallops are one of life’s greatest joys. Delicate, sweet, and incredibly delicious, they make a great choice for a special occasion meal.
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Crab and Cheese Spring Rolls
hese homemade cheese and crab spring rolls (crab rangoon spring rolls) are super easy to make and loaded with crab and creamy cheese – includes a step-by-step guide on rolling spring rolls too! A great bite-sized party snack or seafood appetizer.
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Salmon Stuffed Mushroom
I love appetizers before the main meal. Its like warming up before a workout except its more fun to eat than exercise! I’ve been really excited about coming up with different appetizer recipes and these salmon stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorites.
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Blistered Shishito Peppers
This recipe for blistered shishito peppers is both easy and quick to make. It makes for a great side dish or can be served as an appetizer or snack alongside your favorite drinks. I also show you how to make a simple tangy and savory Japanese citrus ponzu sauce as a dipping sauce as well.
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Hot Spinach Dip
There’s a reason Spinach Dip is one of the classics and such a popular party appetizer. It’s deliciously creamy, cheesy, and perfect for dipping chips, crackers, or veggies.
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Easy Rotel Dip
Made with just a few simple ingredients, including ground beef, Rotel tomatoes, and creamy Velveeta cheese, this dip is quick to prepare and perfect for serving with tortilla chips or crackers.
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