- Mini Smoked Salmon Rolls
- Falafel Trio and Beetroot Hummus Plate
- Savory Sandwich Cake
- No-Bake Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
- Crispy Mini Chicken and Shrimp Spring Rolls
- Puff Pastry Veggie Crown
- Savory Ham & Olive Loaf
- 3-Ingredient Sun-dried Tomato Palmiers
- Spiral Cinnamon Apple Bread
- Pizza Rolls
- Praline-Crusted Nutella Palmiers
- Guacamole-Stuffed Potato Skins
- Mini Focaccia Sandwiches, 3 Ways
- Cheesy, Stuffed Pizza Braid
- Pumpkin Hummus
- Cheese Board
- Mini Cheesy Breadsticks
- Sun Pizza with Zucchini, Ham & Blue Cheese
Mini Smoked Salmon Rolls
In need of a speedy, unfussy appetizer that will still impress your guests? You only need four simple ingredients to make these adorable mini smoked salmon rolls. Get our step-by-step recipe now.
Falafel Trio and Beetroot Hummus Plate
If you’re crazy about chickpeas or want to bring a vegetarian-friendly dish to your next party, try this easy falafel trio with vibrant, flavorful beetroot hummus. One group is coated in black sesame seeds, another in zaa’tar seasoning, and the last is stuffed with swiss cheese. Here’s our easy-to-follow recipe.
Savory Sandwich Cake
The “Sandwich cake” comes from Sweden and is also popular in Estonia, Finland and Iceland. It’s made of bread, cream cheese, veggies and looks like a cake— hence it’s name (it’s called smorgastarta in Swedish). Try our step-by-step recipe now.
Gougères are little cheese puffs made out of choux pastry (the same dough you use to make cream puffs, eclairs etc.) and grated cheese. They’re traditionally served as hors d’oeuvres and are pretty hard to stop eating once you start. Get the step-by-step recipe here.
No-Bake Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
These no-bake mini cherry cheesecakes are super easy to put together, with the help of a mini muffin tin. They’re the perfect treat to serve in bite-size portions and will provide some sweet relief to any savory spread. Get our step-by-step recipe here.
Crispy Mini Chicken and Shrimp Spring Rolls
Savory and crowd-pleasing, this popular Asian appetizer is a great choice to bring to a party. Rice papers only need to be soaked and softened. Then all you have to do is prepare the filling, roll ’em up and fry! Get our step-by-step recipe here.
Puff Pastry Veggie Crown
This puff pastry veggie is perfect for entertaining, especially when you’ve got vegetarian guests. Filled with zucchini, tomatoes, feta cheese and pine nuts, it’s definitely a healthier appetizer option that everyone will love. Try our easy step-by-step recipe.
Savory Ham & Olive Loaf
This savory ham and olive loaf is quick and easy to prepare, making it a great snack to bring to parties or weekend brunches. It’s also a popular French hors d’oeuvre, so don’t hesitate to wash it down with some bubbly! Get our step-by-step recipe here.
3-Ingredient Sun-dried Tomato Palmiers
These 3-ingredient palm-shaped puff pastry biscuits flavored with sun-dried tomato jam are a breeze to make and a guaranteed hit at any party. Best of all, you can make these ahead and easily transport them anywhere. Get our step-by-step recipe here.
Spiral Cinnamon Apple Bread
This sweet and sticky spiral cinnamon apple bread is perfect for sharing, making it a great dessert option for any kind of social gathering. Prepare the bread in advance, then just drizzle the caramel sauce on top right before serving. Get our step-by-step recipe here.
Everyone loves pizza, but it’s a lot of work to make them from scratch for big parties. Instead of resorting to frozen pizzas, try these crowd-friendly pizza rolls, made with just five ingredients, plus salt and pepper. You can make them ahead and bake upon arrival or give ’em a quick reheat in the oven to serve. Get our step-by-step recipe here.
Praline-Crusted Nutella Palmiers
This sweet recipe goes out to all the Nutella fans. Pralines add a tasty, irresistible crunch to these easy palm-shaped cookies that you can make ahead and easily transport to any party.
Guacamole-Stuffed Potato Skins
Take a break from your regular potato skins recipe, and try stuffing them with homemade guacamole instead! Serve with sour cream on the side. You can also add cheese and fresh cilantro for a more Tex-Mex touch. Here’s our easy step-by-step recipe.
Light and refreshing, tzatziki is one of the easiest Greek condiments to make. It’s great as a spread or dip, so you can serve it with sliced baguette and fresh raw veggies. Get our easy step-by-step recipe here.
Mini Focaccia Sandwiches, 3 Ways
These mini sandwiches are made with foccacia bread and are hugely popular in Milan, where they’re generally served at bars during happy hour, or what they call “aperitivo.” To make 12 sandwiches with 3 different variations, you can start with this homemade foccacia. Otherwise, grab some from your local bakery or grocery store, and try our step-by-step recipe.
Cheesy, Stuffed Pizza Braid
Here’s another variation on pizza that will thrill any crowd. Stuffed with cheese, ham, marinated bell peppers and baby spinach, it can be served warm or at room temperature. So you can bake it right before heading out to your next gathering! Get the recipe here.
Tired of pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup? There’s still so much you can do with this versatile winter squash, including this easy and delicious hummus! It’s a slight deviation from the traditional recipe, thanks to the addition of sweet pumpkin flesh. Try our step-by-step recipe now.
You can never go wrong with a cheese board or platter, no matter the occasion. This is an especially easy party dish because there’s virtually no preparation. All you have to do is buy the individual elements: cheese, charcuterie, fruit, nuts olives, etc. and then arrange them on a platter. Here are our secrets to crafting the ultimate cheese board.
Mini Cheesy Breadsticks
These homemade mini cheese breadsticks are the perfect bite-sized party app that travel well and can be served at room temperature. They have a similar texture to gougères and are topped with a mix of seeds (flax, sesame, poppy) for that extra crunch factor. Get our step-by-step recipe here.
Sun Pizza with Zucchini, Ham & Blue Cheese
This pull-apart sun pizza is super easy to make, filled with tangy blue cheese, zucchini and ham. It’s perfect for entertaining, as it’s equally tasty served hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. Try our step-by-step recipe now.
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