It’s fall. People are moving inside to hang out and that can only mean one thing: entertaining. Fall is the time for football and Thanksgiving. There’s a lot to gather for and this is why you need some new appetizer ideas. We’ve rounded up 10 fail-proof appetizers for any occasion. The only thing left is to invite friends and family!
Bacon is the ultimate Fall food. It’s warm, crunchy, and aromatic. Scallops may not be as fall-themed as bacon but it’s still good. It’s tender, juicy, and always party-sized. Marry the two together and you’ll get one of the best appetizers in the appetizer game.
This recipe is very simple and easy to serve. Poke a toothpick through the food and it’s ready to serve! Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Bacon Wrapped Scallops.
These are some spicy boys so watch out! If you can take the heat, you can keep reading. What’s a better way to warm up from the chilly outdoors than to warm up from the inside? Jalapeño poppers aren’t too popular around Thanksgiving but that doesn’t mean that they’re not a fall appetizer.
Fall is the time for football! Can you imagine any football Sunday without jalapeño poppers? Us either. Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Jalapeño Poppers.
Grown-Up Pretzels & Dip
What’s better than carbs? That’s right, nothing. Give the people what they want with this appetizer. Everyone loves a good pretzel, not just kids. Give the adults at the party a reason to release their inner kid with beer pretzels and cheese dip. Take pretzels and cheese dip to the next level. Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Pretzels & Dip.
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
We don’t know why we instantly think about mushrooms when someone mentions fall. Anyone else thinks that if they had to belong to a season, it’d be fall? Just us? Okay. Well anyway, for anyone who loves mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms are a classic appetizer. There are so many variations of this appetizer simply because mushrooms are so versatile.
Our favorite way to have them is with sausage. Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Stuffed Mushroom Caps.
Tomato Basil Crostini
This one never fails to make our mouths water. Because this appetizer is so simple, what really makes or breaks this dish is the ingredients. All of the ingredients should be fresh in order to make this appetizer a solid 10. Serve this by itself as the bread serves as an edible plate! Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Tomato Basil Crostini.
Shout out to all our cranberry lovers out there! If your favorite drink is cranberry juice, dried cranberries are your fave snack, and you look forward to the cranberry sauce the most at Thanksgiving dinner then we have got the appetizer for you. The majestic cranberry cheeseball. Honestly, we could eat this all by ourselves with a spoon and a Netflix show but alas!
Fall is about sharing so we must share. This recipe is fun and easy! Serve this with crackers all around so everyone can get in on the dipping action. Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Cranberry Cheeseball.
This appetizer is a winner but I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: we cheated. We use all the leftovers from Thanksgiving in order to make this! You knew it tasted familiar, didn’t you? This is also a fun way to get rid of leftovers or to keep eating the same foods without getting bored. This idea is a little out there but trust us, you’re going to look forward to it every year from now on. Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Thanksgiving Eggrolls.
Caramel Apple Bites
Nothing says Fall like caramel apples. This is a crowd favorite and never lets us down at parties. Kids love it as much as the adults and we’re always asked when we’ll debut them again! The recipe is super simple. Serve these in small bites and with a toothpick and you’re ready to roll! Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Caramel Apple Bites.
Sweet Potato Katsu
Don’t knock this until you’ve tried it! This is a different way to have sweet potato this fall as this appetizer is savory. The sweet potato is ever so lightly breaded in a panko batter that feels lighter than air. Perfect for a little nibble before the festivities begin. Pair this with a drizzle of curry sauce and this appetizer is sure to leave a spectacular impression! Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Sweet Potato Katsu & Curry.
It should be illegal to have a list of foods and not mention chocolate. Considered food for the gods, you can consider yourself one with this fancy, yet easy, appetizer. This is a smooth and creamy chocolate dip that pairs perfectly with the fruit. It’s pretty low maintenance to serve as well. Just make the dip, place it in a serving bowl, and then leave fruit around it so that people can dunk at will. Strawberries and cherries would pair nicely with this dip. Get the fall-themed appetizers recipe here: Chocolate Fruit Dip.