In need of easy appetizers for a last-minute get-together? Or maybe you’re hosting a party and want to impress your guests without spending loads of time in the kitchen. Well, fret no more, you have come to the right place. From the infamous Pig’s in a Blanket to crowd-pleasers like Pizza Crostini, this article will show you 10 easy appetizers you can make in 10 minutes or less.
1. Pigs In A Blanket
Let’s start out strong. Pigs In A Blanket is a go-to appetizer perfect for any occasion; sports games, birthday parties, family dinners, you name it! It’s as simple as rolling mini sausages in the small strips of crescents rolls, and then letting them bake. Here’s a tip: It’s easier to roll the crescents if they are thin and triangular-shaped. And, if you want to try a new take on this classic recipe, try adding a thin slice of American cheese in between the sausage and crescent rolls, then wrap with a strip of bacon. Use toothpicks to serve and enjoy!
2. Good Ol’ Guacamole
To quote Michael Scott from The Office, “I can’t tell you how much leftover guacamole I have ended up eating over the years. I don’t even know why I make it in such great quantities.” Although Michael Scott can’t seem to share his guac, guacamole is truly a popular appetizer that you can make quickly and in great quantities, and it’s perfect for a party! Just mash up however many avocados you want with sour cream. You can always add cilantro, diced tomatoes, lemon juice, and salt to give it some extra flavor. Oh, and don’t forget a bag of tortilla chips to go with it!
3. Caprese Salad Skewers
Don’t worry, we made sure to add a healthy snack! Out of all the easy appetizers on this list, this one is as quick as they come. Simply slide a cherry tomato, some fresh basil, and a mozzarella ball onto a stick, and voila! You’ve got a fresh, classy snack that’s perfect for sharing.
4. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Who doesn’t love bacon, and I’m not talking to the vegetarians out there! This easy appetizer is made by first cutting however many jalapenos you want in half, and then hollowing them out, and don’t forget to scrape the seeds out! Next, stuff them with a cheese of your choice, like cream cheese or cheddar cheese. Lastly, wrap the cut jalapenos with one strip of bacon and then bake. Make sure the bacon is thin, or the poppers will take longer to back. Try serving these easy appetizers with a dip. Insider tip: They taste delish with ranch!
5. Deviled Eggs
With Easter on the way, this is a perfect appetizer for future family gatherings. Although the eggs have to be boiled, the final step of mashing together the egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar takes less than five minutes. Use a spoon to scoop the deviled egg mixture into the empty egg whites and you’re all set.
6. Pizza Crostini
In college, pizza is life. So why not serve it fun-sized? Start out by scooping the marinara sauce onto the sliced french bread. Next, top the sliced bread with shredded mozzarella and mini pepperonis, then bake until the cheese bubbles. You can try adding other toppings as well, like diced mushrooms, to customize your pizza. These are sure to be a hit at any event!
7. 7 Layered Bean Dip
This is a perfect appetizer for sports games; rest assured, my own mother makes this for the Super Bowl every year. Truly one of the quickest appetizers to make, you can start by adding beans to the bottom-most layer. Next, add the sour cream, then the salsa of your choice. At this point, it is up to you to arrange the chopped olives, shredded cheese of your choice, diced tomato, and chopped green onion in whatever order you want. For all of those meat-lovers out there, you can always add shredded bacon or ground beef, and create a super nachos effect. Literally, layer and go!
8. Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites
Don’t let the long list of ingredients deter you from trying to make this easy appetizer. Simply start by mixing together the cream cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, sour cream, spinach, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Then, spoon the mixture onto slices of zucchini and bake. You won’t want just one, or two, but the whole tray. You’ve been warned!
9. Spiked Watermelon Balls
Colorful and fun, these little guys can pack a punch! Use a melon baller to scoop out the watermelon balls and place them in a bowl. Next, add the sugar, pear juice, and vodka into a separate bowl, and stir. Once the juice mixture is well combined, pour it over the watermelon balls, cover them with plastic, and then refrigerate. Don’t like vodka? Not a problem, simply substitute with the alcohol of your choice. These easy appetizers taste best on a sunny day by the pool.
10. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
An oldie but goodie, chocolate-covered strawberries are a sweet appetizer perfect for any party, and are sure to set the mood for a romantic date night! Start by melting chocolate chips in the microwave, and then dip your strawberries into the chocolate. Let the strawberries sit and wait until chocolate sets. You can take your strawberries to the next level by dipping them in other toppings after the chocolate has been applied.
Now that you know 10 easy appetizers, which ones are you going to try? Are there any appetizers missing from this list that you love to make? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!
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