Dinner parties are the best, especially when each guest is bringing something delicious of their own for a potluck style meal. Whether you’re making everything yourself or bringing a single dish to the party, the goal is to find recipes that don’t take too much effort, but still produce amazing results everyone will be fighting over. After perusing the Internet, I’ve put together a list of 10 quick and easy treats to bring out at your next shindig that should wow your friends, without causing you too much stress.
Pizza is always a win, but these pizza bombs add a whole new delicious twist. All you basically need is crescent roll dough, string cheese, and pepperonis. Load up a muffin tin with your ingredients and bake them into delicious, gooey puffs you friends will go crazy for.
If you don’t want to go with pizza, go with everybody’s other favorite: tacos. These taco cups are easy, bite-size treats. All you have to do is combine the listed ingredients and place scoops of the mixture in won ton wraps lining that same magic muffin tin. The cheese will melt, the wraps will become crisp, and you’ll be pulling delicious taco bites out of the oven in no time.
These stuffed mushrooms are something good to cook up when you want to provide food your vegetarian friend can snack on too. This option does take an extra step as you’ll need to sauté the ingredients together before adding them to the mushrooms, but it’s still altogether a fairly easy process, leaving you with something delicious and seemingly fancy.
These potato wedges can function as a side or as an appetizer. It’s like bringing out fancy (and somewhat healthier) french fries. Cut those potatoes into wedges and cover them in a ton of delicious seasoning that will transform them during the approximately 30 minutes they take in the oven. These are definitely one of the favorite quick and easy treats!
This pasta is cheesy-goodness, and another possible vegetarian option. You’re spooning cheese and sauce into jumbo pasta shells, and I don’t know how much better than that it can get. Go full send with your pasta love and make these stuffed shells for your next get together.
This garlic bread is on another level, mostly because it’s filled with chicken and cheese. This is one of the more complicated recipes I’ve included, but I think it definitely would be worth the still minimal time and effort of coating and frying the chicken. You know the end of those cooking videos, where they tear the pieces apart and all the cheese oozes out? That’s what you’re looking forward to here.
Fried pickles are a classic. Bring these out and people are going to immediately gobble them up in all their crunchy, salty deliciousness. And they’re super easy to make apart from the frying. Hey, it makes sense that something so good and bad for you all at once would take some work to do. So coat and fry these puppies up.
Every good meal needs a great dessert to finish on. This apple pie bake is one option, made of cinnamon roll dough and apples. Bake it all up and plop on some ice cream for a new twist on the classic apple pie. There’s no way this quick and easy Tasty recipe could disappoint.
Do you really need to hear more than the name to want to make these? You had me at cake batter. The recipe claims genuine cake batter flavor and a ridiculously easy process. All you need to do is combine the ingredients (no mixer required) and put them in the oven for around 30 minutes. They’re cute as a fun pop of color, but I bet you won’t get to look at them for long.
Fondue is the fancy dessert, but you know what makes it even better? It’s. So. Easy. All you need is chocolate to melt, some kind of milk to add into it, and a variety of whatever goodies you love to dip in the mixture. For me, it’s all about the strawberries, but I’ll mix things up with a marshmallow or a banana if they’re around. Fondue will make you seem endlessly classy with very little effort.
Pull out some of these quick and easy treats at your next dinner party and you’ll be the crowd favorite with only clean dishes to take home at the end of the night. Plus you’ll get to eat this delicious food too. It’s wins all around.