30 Easiest Finger Foods Ever

Lemon-Caper Parmesan Potato Salad Bites

Lemon-Caper Parmesan Potato Salad Bites

Turn “jacket potatoes” into irresistible potato salad bites. Capers offer a twist on traditional relish; they’re actually pickled flower buds and add bright, briny flavor to this appetizer.

Mini Corn Dogs with Cranberry Mustard

Mini Corn Dogs with Cranberry Mustard

The Chardonnay in a brut blend pairs well with the corn and the mustard, while the Pinot Noir builds bridges to the hot dog and the cranberry in the dip.

TIP: Make the Cranberry Mustard before you start the dogs.

Mini Caprese Bites

Mini Caprese Bites

You can’t pass up an appetizer this easy or this tasty! No cooking time means you can get everything together just before your guests arrive.

Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta

Usher in the warm days of spring and summer with Strawberry Bruschetta. This refreshing mixture of  nectarine, grape tomatoes, strawberries, and basil are served over baguette slices with slatherings of goat cheese.

Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

 

Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Prepare the fig jam for this savory-meets-sweet appetizer up to three days in advance, and store in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature, and assemble bruschetta just before serving. For smaller groups, use half the amount of bread. Leftover jam is great on toast at breakfast.

Peaches and Cream Mini Cupcakes

Peaches and Cream Mini Cupcakes

Petite and almost too cute to eat, these miniature cupcakes are infused with the sweet flavor of summer’s juiciest fruit.

Pizza Sticks

Pizza Sticks

Jarred bruschetta topping, chock full of flavorful herbs and veggies, saves both money and prep time for these cheesy pizza sticks.  Simply top a refrigerated thin pizza crust with the bruschetta topping and a shredded cheese blend, bake, and cut into bite-size strips.

Creamy Pesto Pinwheels

Creamy Pesto Pinwheels

Make quick and easy appetizer pinwheels with sandwich bread, cream cheese and prepared pesto.

Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers

Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers

Put out half of the skewers, and keep the remaining chilled until ready to serve.

Chicken Salad Tarts

Chicken Salad Tarts

This appetizer recipe for Chicken Salad Tarts is perfect for any occasion and (almost!) too pretty to eat.

Bruschetta with Peach Salsa and Melted Brie

Bruschetta with Peach Salsa and Melted Brie

Place the cheese in the freezer for about 20 minutes for easier cutting. To make this appetizer in advance, you can prepare and refrigerate the salsa up to a day ahead. Toast bread and assemble just before serving.

Crab Cake Hush Puppies

Crab Cake Hush Puppies

Serve these Crab Cake Hush Puppies with your favorite rémoulade or cocktail sauce for tasty appetizers.

Crispy Baked Ravioli

Crispy Baked Ravioli

With just 4 ingredients, you can prepare these baked ravioli bites that are perfect for dipping in marinara sauce.

Cheesy Sausage Roll-Ups

Cheesy Sausage Roll-Ups

These southwestern-style roll-ups require just 5 ingredients.

Mini Peppermint and Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

                                        Mini Peppermint and Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

Instead of making one big cheesecake for a dessert buffet, make individual cheesecakes in mini-muffin pans. Serving them in their paper liners make them even easier to pick up and eat.

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

The rich and creamy combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar nicely contrasts the muted spice of grilled jalapeño peppers. This appetizer recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version.

Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey

Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey

In addition to being a delicious appetizer, Goat Cheese Poppers with Honey are great as croutons on salads or as “meat” balls for vegetarian pasta dishes.

Cheese Dreams

Cheese Dreams

These little gems will be the first appetizer to disappear. Make them the day before and refrigerate, or freeze up to 3 weeks. If frozen, pop in the oven straight from the freezer; increase the bake time by 10 minutes.

Creamed Spinach Phyllo Cups

Creamed Spinach Phyllo Cups

Turn a beloved side dish into a cute and savory appetizer. Frozen phyllo shells speed prep time, as does bagged baby spinach (rather than frozen). Toasting the phyllo cups keeps them crisp longer after being filled.

Skewered Persimmon and Herb Bites

Skewered Persimmon and Herb Bites

The combination of persimmons with Southeast Asian herbs and dunk sauce comes as a surprise in these quick appetizers, and it’s totally addictive.

Stuffed Celery

Stuffed Celery

For an easy side dish, serve guests Stuffed Celery. This stuffing is also great as a dip.

Mini Quiches

Mini Quiches

Five ingredients and 5 minutes of baking gets you these mini quiches, tasty pastry cups filled with egg and cheese and topped with bacon.

Caramelized Onion-Apple Bites

Caramelized Onion-Apple Bites

These savory hors d’oeuvres can be assembled in advance—ideal for relaxed entertaining.

Egg and Anchovy Crostini

Egg and Anchovy Crostini

Enjoy eggs with soft yolk, nestled into lemon-scented toasts and topped with marinated white anchovies for a fresh, clean appetizer.

Pepper Jelly-Goat Cheese Cakes

Pepper Jelly-Goat Cheese Cakes

These delightful goat cheese cakes topped with pepper jelly are a great make ahead appetizer and are served chilled so no warming is necessary.

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Cups

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Cups

The filling can be made and refrigerated up to a day in advance, then brought to room temperature before filling the cups. Phyllo shells come conveniently prebaked, so they’re ready to fill once thawed.

Sweet and Spicy Nut Mix

Sweet and Spicy Nut Mix

This sweet and spicy mix is a must for holiday entertaining. Make a batch at the beginning of month and serve all season long.

Pimiento Cheese Squares

Pimiento Cheese Squares

The South’s classic spread made into savory bites of Pimiento Cheese Squares makes the perfect appetizer for parties— a taste of home the crowd will love.

Smoked Trout, Arugula, and Granny Smith Stacks

Smoked Trout, Arugula, and Granny Smith Stacks

Crisp apples make a delicious and nutritious base this quick and easy appetizer.

Herbed Onion Parmesan Toasts

Herbed Onion Parmesan Toasts

An all-Chardonnay blanc de blancs has an herbal quality that loves the green onions and dill in this appetizer, a brioche layer that echoes the toast itself, and a bright acidity that cuts through the rich mayo and cheese.

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