It’s not a true party if you don’t have some mouthwatering appetizers on hand. Whether it be something crunchy, savory, rich, or just plain addicting, there are endless options for great party appetizers. Some are more complicated to make than others, but no matter your level of cooking skills, you’re bound to find an appetizer that will work for you. Make your next party a hit, and check out this list of delicious party appetizers!
1. Mac and cheese bites
We’re starting this list off strong with some irresistible mac and cheese bites. Sure, you could serve up regular old mac and cheese for dinner at your party, but why not make it a little more fun and serve them bite-sized as your appetizer? These tasty bites aren’t too difficult to make either, you’ll just need to start with making your favorite mac and cheese recipe. After this, you’ll want to get out a muffin pan and start scooping in bite-sized spoonfuls of mac and cheese into each section. Sprinkle with bread crumbs if you like, then get these in the oven!
2. Tater tot skewers
One of the great things about cooking is you can create whatever you want out of practically endless ingredients, or even transform something basic into something more fun! These tater tot skewers, for example, are the perfect way to take a basic appetizer to the next level. You can make these tater tots from scratch, or if you’re tight on time, just buy some pre-made ones. Put the tots on some skewers, then top with whatever delicious toppings you choose! Throw on some cheddar cheese, green onions, bacon, or anything you like!
3. Pizza bites
Just like our mac and cheese bites, these pizza bites will be a hit wherever you go. I mean, who could resist a bite filled with melty cheese, tangy sauce, and soft crust? Not me! With these pizza bites, you can basically use any dough of your choice, such as puff pastry or pre-made pizza dough. Then top with some sauce, cheese, and any toppings you prefer, and stick them in the oven! This fun party appetizer will have all of your guests begging for more!
4. Zucchini parmesan crisps
Maybe you want to lighten up your party appetizers, or maybe you just want to show your guests how delicious zucchini can be, but either way, you can’t go wrong with his next appetizer. These zucchini parmesan crisps are perfect for your next party, for they’ll have guests eating these until they’re gone. All you need for these are bread crumbs, parmesan, and of course, zucchini. You can deep fry these if you choose to, but these are also delicious when baked in the oven. Serve these plain or with a dipping sauce and enjoy!
5. Crab dip puffs
There are few things more delicious in this world than crab dip. But when you take it and bake it into puff pastry, it gets even better! These delectable crab dip bites will be all your guests are talking about at your party and for good reason. It’s the perfect combination of rich and savory flavors that isn’t too complicated to make depending on whether or not you choose to make things from scratch. The great thing about this appetizer is you can customize this with practically any dip of your choosing. Just go with what you love and enjoy!
6. Chicken and waffle sliders
Take one of the best pairings of food out there and turn it into an amazing party appetizer! This unique dish will not only taste great, but it’s also just plain fun! You can make both the fried chicken and the waffles from scratch, or save some time and go for pre-made ingredients. Either way, you’ll have a delicious dish to share with friends that no one will stop talking about. After constructing these yummy sliders with toothpicks, drizzle with maple syrup to finish.
7. Pull-apart cheese bread
Next on our list of yummy party appetizers is a super simple dish, and it will be worth every delicious bite. This pull-apart cheese bread will taste just as good as it sounds, if not better. All you’ll need is any loaf of bread of your choice, plus plenty of butter, cheese, and garlic. Slice the bread similar to the manner shown in the picture below, then fill the spaces between the cuts with as much butter, garlic, and cheese as you desire. Throw the loaf in the oven for just a few minutes, then be ready to pull-apart and enjoy! Top with any seasoning you desire and you’re ready to party!
8. Everything bagel pigs in a blanket
Everyone knows and loves the iconic pigs in a blanket dish, but what if I told you there was a way to make them even tastier? Introducing everything bagel pigs in a blanket! Make this delicious appetizer as you normally would, but before sticking them in the oven, sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning. If you don’t have that specific seasoning, just mix together the parts of the seasoning that you do have! The amazing snacks are crispy, buttery, and full of flavor, so I’m confident everyone at your party will love them!
9. Loaded queso dip
I’ve never met someone who doesn’t like chips and queso dip, and I can understand why. It’s salty, cheesy, spicy, and just fantastic, no matter how you make it. So, to amp up this appetizer to the next level, let’s add even more deliciousness! Start by making your favorite plain queso dip, then simply add in other ingredients that you like. You could add black beans, onions, diced tomatoes, or really anything you want! Everyone is sure to be crowded around the bowl of dip at your party because it’s definitely a hit!
10. Ham and cheese rolls
Our final dish on our list of party appetizers is the amazing ham and cheese rolls. This appetizer is really quite simple to make, for all you’ll need is some puff pastry, ham, and cheese. Start by cutting the puff pastry into thin strips, then rolling them up with slices of ham and cheese. Once everything is rolled together, bake in the oven until the pastry is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Serve these fun appetizers with a zesty dipping sauce or season with some extra flavors.