Time change means season change, and with that comes pool parties, outdoor gatherings, and BBQs.
While we adore dips (here is our favorite dip recipe for a crowd), everyone should have a gaggle of finger foods and simple appetizer recipes ready to be made at a moment’s notice.
Here are ten alternative appetizer ideas to make your next party stressfree and delicious.
Easy Party Appetizer Recipe Ideas
Mini tacos are a delicious and easy appetizer made with small taco shells, ground beef, and cheese. They’re perfect for parties and can be customized with additional toppings like salsa, sour cream, and jalapeños.
- Mini Tacos Recipe
- serve with Mexican Street Corn Casserole and Texas Trash Dip
Baked brie is a delicious appetizer with brie cheese, honey, and nuts. It’s perfect for spreading on crackers, toast, or baguette slices.
You can usually grab a ready-to-cook baked brie appetizer at stores like Fresh Market or, if you want to go homemade, try mini cranberry brie bites or this homemade brie recipe.
Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer. They’re perfect for parties and can be customized with additional ingredients like bacon, chives, or pickles.
The traditional method combines hard-boiled eggs with mayonnaise, mustard, and spices.
You can also use Greek yogurt or sour cream instead of mayonnaise for a lighter version. You can also add additional ingredients like bacon, chives, pickles, jalapeños, or herbs for extra flavor.
Here are two delicious choices:
Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are a classic appetizer with small hot dogs wrapped in puff pastry. They’re perfect for parties and can be served with ketchup, mustard, or pretzel cheese dip.
- Mini Pigs in a Blanket (with Chili Cheese Sauce)
Stuffed mushrooms are a delicious and easy appetizer made with mushrooms, cheese, and herbs.
They’re perfect for parties and can be customized with additional ingredients like bacon, spinach, or garlic.
- Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
- Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Blue Cheese Portobello Mushrooms on the Grill.
Skewers and Finger Foods
A finger food is a type of food that can be easily eaten with the fingers. Finger foods are usually small and bite-sized and can be eaten without utensils.
Overall anything on a skewer is an excellent choice because its a grab and go situation!
Bacon wrapped asparagus is a delicious and easy appetizer made with asparagus and bacon. It’s perfect for parties and can be served with ranch or honey mustard dip.
A snack mix is a type of food that is made up of a variety of different snack foods. It can include a mix of different types of cereals, pretzels, nuts, crackers, and other snacks. It can also include ingredients like dried fruits, candy, or chocolate.
From onion rings to egg rolls, fried reigns supreme when it comes to satisfying even the pickiest party guest.
Air Fried Appetizers
We love the Air fryer for a quick snack. Whether a party for 2 or 20, there are many amazing appetizers (That are not dips) that make whipping up something a little easier.
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