Here is an extensive list with 97 of the BEST Party Appetizers that are perfect for Christmas, birthday parties, holidays, dinner parties or even a fancy cocktail hour! All appetizers are easy and simple and many can be made well in advance!
Appetizers are fun to eat and can take a party to another level if done right. Whether served hot, cold or at room temperature, crowds always tend to hang around the spread of appetizers or finger foods at any party.
Below you will find the ultimate list of quick and easy party appetizers that you can either bring to a party or make at home for a crowd.
These clam stuffed mushrooms are a delicious party appetizer your guests will go crazy over! They come out crispy on top and juicy in the middle making them the perfect finger food and absolutely irresistible.
These shrimp tempura boats are a delicious Asian appetizer that is unique and will quickly be the talk of the party!
These empanadas are made vegetarian style using pie crust. They remind me of mini burritos! They are a quick and easy finger food that can be made in advance!
These roll ups are a deliciously easy appetizer that you can throw together with just a few simple ingredients. I love making these days in advance so I can pull them out last minute.
These cucumber appetizers with sardine spread are very easy to prepare, are gluten-free and dairy-free and absolutely healthy.
Greek feta cheese fries smothered in a creamy tzatziki sauce! This appetizer is super quick and will be a hit with everyone!
When you’re craving the flavors of a cheeseburger but want finger foods instead, then these Mini Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos are sure to please. The perfect finger food appetizer for the Big Game!
These EASY Beer Battered Onion Rings are a classic appetizer! The beer batter helps to create a SUPER crispy and light exterior while adding another layer of flavor. Serve your onion rings with this tasty roasted red pepper aioli dipping sauce and of course, a cold beer.
A fun finger food with a handle! These Mini Sweet and Spicy Cheese Balls are the perfect combination of flavors in an individual appetizer. You can make these ahead of time so you can enjoy watching the playoffs instead of cooking.
Tangy goats cheese, caramelised charred apricots and a sweet honey drizzle make these easy crostini delicious and sophisticated!
Mini bell pepper strips layered with seasoned ground turkey, beans, corn, and topped with cheese, jalapeños and onions. Customize these loaded mini bell pepper nachos anyway you want. This is the ultimate “healthier” nacho!
These sausage balls are the perfect bite sized appetizer for holidays, breakfast or brunch parties! Sweet and spicy and full of flavor!
Crispy buttery phyllo dough stuffed with spinach, feta and ricotta cheese. A delicious make-ahead Greek appetizer people will love paired with tzatziki sauce!
This bite sized, crowd pleasing appetizer is totally irresistible, and made with just THREE ingredients! You can whip these up in less than 10 minutes but your guests will think it took you hours!
Celery sticks stuffed with pimento peppers, cheddar cheese and cream cheese. A delicious and easy cold appetizer that can be made ahead of time.
These no bake crispy phyllo cups are filled with a creamed spinach and feta cheese mixture. They are a delicious vegetarian appetizer that is quick to prepare!
Chicken Tikkas… the most classic of Indian appetizers. These chicken skewers are anything but lacking flavor! Made with 8 difference spices, your guests will going back to more. Serve with naan or just by themselves as a delicious appetizer!
Cherry Bocconcini Balls with Chilli – smooth, milky mouthfuls of cherry bocconcini that have been marinated in chilli, lemon and fresh herbs. Serve with mini toothpicks for a fun appetizer!
Serve this straight out of the oven and your guests mouths will be watering. A traditional Greek appetizer made with baked shrimp, feta cheese, tomatoes and ouzo. Serve with crusty bread for a delicious finger food!
These cheesy bread sticks are made using store-bought pizza dough so they are super easy to make and require little to no time to in the oven! Get ready for cheese pull heaven.
This appetizer is a deliciously easy finger food and is made to be served COLD. Roasted in the oven, cooled, then stuffed with feta cheese, onions, and oregano. Great for making ahead or the day before.
Hawaiian Pizza Muffins are an easy savory appetizer best made with crescent roll dough and baked in a muffin tin. These pizza muffins topped with ham, cheese and pineapple, are great for a quick dinner for the whole family or as an appetizer for a party or game day.
Chicken meatballs baked and coated in a brown sugar hot sauce. There is a reason this is the most liked recipe on my site.
These delicious & easy to make choux pastry Cheese Puffs or French Gougères are light, cheesy and super moreish. Perfect party nibbles to accompany drinks, impressive appetizer or just something little to snack on – you decide!
25. ‘Disco’ Fries
Disco fries are a delicious snack or finger food that kids and adults LOVE. Crispy french fries topped with a flavorful gravy and lots of cheese! It is your basic poutine recipe with minor tweaks.
These are a fun way to serve your classic wings. They are ‘frenched’ and made into mini lollipops. They take some time to cut but are an impressively fancy appetizer that your guests will absolutely rave over!
Delicious & sticky party sausages wrapped in bacon & glazed with mixture of honey & mustard for added sweetness & gentle heat. Easy party food loved by all! Perfect little nibble for any occasion!
This cracker bacon appetizer is so simple to put together, can be frozen for later, and tastes AMAZING! Salty, sweet, and a little spice will be perfect for your next party!!
Jalapeno Popper Pigs in a Blanket ~ mini smoked sausages wrapped in warm, flaky, golden crescent dough filled with two kinds of cheese, spicy jalapenos and crispy bacon bits.
Tender pieces of pork wrapped in bacon, brushed with maple syrup and then baked until brown. Serve with toothpick skewers and a maple dijon sauce for dipping!
Serve this Whipped Feta with Truffled Mushrooms Appetizer at your next holiday party! The creamy, tangy whipped feta spread pairs perfectly with savory quickly sauteed mushrooms that have a dash of truffle oil added for a touch of decadence.
An easy salami appetizer is perfect for snacking and entertaining: Salami and cheese wrapped around an olive. These are always the first to disappear at any party! They can be made a day in advance and travel well, perfect for parties and potlucks.
These puff pastry palmiers are made with bacon and a spicy cheddar cheese. They are finished with maple syrup to give them a sweet and spicy bite! Simple to make and delicious!
Frozen cocktail meatballs made with an easy sweet and sour glaze, your guests will pop multiples of these! Plus, the fact that they’re slow cooker friendly, makes them great for making ahead of time!
This cheesy Shrimp Rangoon Mini Bell Pepper appetizer is a party favorite! Stuffed with sweet shrimp and tasty Gouda, your guests will gobble these up.
This 2-bite appetizer is bursting with fresh flavors from homemade pesto and roasted tomatoes. Definitely make your own pesto instead of using jarred stuff, if you have an extra few minutes and can get fresh basil.And DEFINITELY don’t skip the balsamic glaze.
Have you ever roasted grapes? They are so tasty, juicy, and sweet when roasted.Pair them with a creamy whipped blue cheese spread, a crispy cracker or baguette, and a drizzle of honey or balsamic glaze for an amazing combination of sweet and savory flavors in every bite.
A quick skewered appetizer that is made with sauteed onions, dill and sliced apple sausage. It is one of my favorite appetizers to make when I have little time to prepare!
These vegan cucumber hummus bites are an easy appetizer that’s perfect for get togethers. They can be made ahead and served cold!
These vegan cucumber hummus bites are an easy appetizer that’s perfect for get-togethers. They can be made ahead and served cold!
These fries are such a fun appetizer! Strips of eggplant cut and dipped in a panko, parmesan egg mixture. They are baked so they are healthier and easier to make in batches for a crowd!
Mini baby potatoes are baked until crispy and filled with a cheesy sour cream filling. Topped with chives, they are the ultimate finger food appetizer for parties!
Made with a few easy to find ingredients, these keto zucchini pizza bites are amazing. Plus, they’re made in only 30 minutes!
Parmesan Cheese Cookies made with freshly grated parmesan cheese, fennel seeds and red pepper flakes for a little kick. These savoury shortbread biscuits are whipped up using a food processor so are super easy! Serve as part of an antipasto platter, cheese board or simple snack!
These Fried Gnocchi, Prosciutto and Pecorino Appetizers are simple and elegant, perfect for parties and entertaining! The perfect combination of flavors all in one bite!
These biscuit bombs are made with sausage, jalapenos and cream cheese and stuffed into mini biscuit cups. They are one of my most raved over finger foods.
These Air Fryer Pretzel Bites are so easy to make and taste amazing! Chewy, soft, and perfectly salty, you’ll love this pretzel bites recipe for an afterschool snack, game day treat, or anytime you need the perfect party appetizer.
These pinwheels are made with fresh herbs, butter and minced garlic. They are baked until golden brown and crispy. A fun and easy finger food to serve at any party.
Elegant and easy, these smoked salmon potato skewers are always a hit at parties. Sour cream and dill sauce perfectly pairs this tasty appetizer.
These crab bites are an inexpensive party appetizer that is easy to make using imitation crab and uses only three ingredients. Lightly fried and seasoned with Old Bay seasoning, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
These waffle fries are everything you want from nachos. Crispy, crunchy and loaded with bacon, tomatoes and cheese. The thing that makes these ‘Irish’ are the waffle fries and the horseradish sour cream. People will go crazy for them!
These mini shrimp tostadas are packed with flavor and always a crowd favorite! Served on a crispy tortilla round and topped with refried beans, guacamole, sour cream and a chipotle shrimp!
This is not your typical bruschetta. Made with sundried tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese, this is made to serve warm! A filling party appetizer that people can’t get enough of!
Polenta fries are the new french fry! They are hearty, so tasty and look very impressive! This recipe is easy to make and because they’re baked, easy to do in large batches for a party!
Deviled eggs are a classic party appetizer that I feel are losing their popularity. This version is simple to make and made with sweet relish which adds a delicious flavor everyone will love!
These fried red tomatoes are a fun twist on those green tomatoes! Lightly fried and served with a yummy basil red pepper aioli, they are the perfect appetizer for any party!
Delicious & sticky party sausages wrapped in bacon & glazed with mixture of honey & mustard for added sweetness & gentle heat. An easy party appetizer loved by all!
58. Italian Marinated Antipasto Skewers
These skewers are the perfect COLD make ahead party appetizer because the longer they marinate, the tastier they become! Made with two types of cheese, two peppers and salami, your guests will love these!
These Antipasto Skewers are a little different but still delicious! They are a quick keto appetizer recipe that is perfect for weekday snacking or parties!
Flatbread is one of the most popular party appetizers around. It is fun to eat, so versatile and fills you up! This version has caramelized onions, sherry wine, mushrooms, thyme, and cheese! An upscale but easy recipe!
This party appetizer reminds me of those oils served at Italian restaurants before dinner. Serve with warm, crusty bread for dipping and I promise, everyone will be happy!
Easy 15-minute Baked Figs with Goat Cheese, walnuts, honey and sage recipe. This party appetizer makes for an easy finger food your guests will love!
These adorable canape toasts appetizer are elegant and so tasty! They are made to be served at room temperature so you don’t need to worry about keeping these warm!
Bacon Deviled Eggs are a crowd-favorite appetizer and finger food for your next party. These deviled eggs have just a pinch of cayenne pepper for flavor, and are topped with plenty of crumbled bacon.
Herbed Vegetable Potato Pancakes are perfect appetizers. Top them with Smoked Salmon and Lemon Chive Cream for an elegant nibble.
These kabobs are grilled and smothered in a deliciously fresh chimichurri sauce! They are the perfect grilling appetizer for the summer time!
This Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Bites Appetizer makes party food easy and effortless.Just four ingredients and a few minutes of prep and you’re all set to impress
If you love perogies, you’ll love these! They are quick and easy to make with instant mashed potatoes and can be made vegetarian by simply leaving out the bacon bits. Only 1 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Point per serving!
These chicken bacon ranch sandwich sliders are SO tasty and filling! They come together so quickly and are perfect for a crowd. Everyone is sure to love them at your next party!
Cajun Butter Steak Bites are the best 10 minute appetizer recipe you’ll ever try! They’re tender, flavorful, easy, and perfect served with toothpicks for a delicious party snack!
A healthy zucchini pizza bite with spicy buffalo chicken added to the mix! It’s the perfect healthier game day appetizer that’s low carb and only 1 Weight Watchers points (blue plan) each!
These low carb potstickers are made with turnip wrappers! With golden, crispy skin outside, and a soft juicy filling inside, they are the perfect appetizer everyone will love!
Sriracha Deviled Eggs with jalapeño juice made in your pressure cooker! A tasty spicy twist to your average deviled eggs that everyone at your party will love!
These Cheddar Cups with Avocado Feta Mousse are the best ever party appetizer. The cheese cups require one ingredient and the entire appetizer is so easy to put together!
These garlic & herb savory profiteroles are just what your next party (or tea party) needs. They’re impressive, herbaceous, and packed with rich flavor. Get ready for them to be flying off the table faster than you can imagine!
These cheeseburger skewers are always a hit at family parties especially in the summer time! The sauce is what takes these over the top! They can be made in advance! Tip* skewer the lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles hours or the day before!
These Everything Bagel Cheese Ball Bites are the perfect bite sized appetizers for holiday gatherings, game days, baby showers or a girls night! These mini cheese balls are great with crackers, bagel chips or with pretzels
These stuffed mushrooms are a great vegetarian appetizer option. Made with cream cheese and topped with a crispy panko crust, this recipe is always a hit at my house!
Pizza made with puff pastry dough. How can you hate this? A buttery, flaky crust topped with mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil! Store-bought refrigerated puff pastry dough cut into squares makes this a super quick and appealing appetizer!
Handheld cones made from pizza dough and stuffed with a ricotta cheese filling! These are a HUGE hit always at our parties! Kids love them as well as adults! Use refrigerated pizza dough to save time!
Looking for a fast and simple party appetizer? Here it is! These cracker bites are ready in about 10 minutes and require no cooking so you can make them hours ahead of time and forget about them!
These Baked Chipotle Barbecue Wings are tossed in an easy BBQ Sauce and baked to perfection! This appetizer is such a winner and always has people licking their fingers clean!
Delicious and savory roast beef crostini with a creamy horseradish sauce – served two ways! These simple roast beef crostini with horseradish cream appetizer is perfect for holiday entertaining or your next dinner party.
A delicious party appetizer perfect for football games or with some beer! These take no time to fry up and are super crispy and flavorful!
Easy and delicious, this goat cheese, blackberry, and mint crostini makes the perfect party appetizer all year round!
Cheesesteaks made into fun mini appetizers! These wonton bites are easy and require little prep! Made with store-bought wonton wrappers, the shell gives them a super crunchy texture that everyone will love!
These bacon-wrapped scallops are a true crowd-pleaser. They are marinated to perfection and so delicious that you will watch them fly off the plate at your next party.
Banh mi is a scrumptious Vietnamese sandwich that hits ALL flavors of the palate. This slider piles grilled chicken, fresh veggies, and quick-pickled veggies on slider rolls. They are the perfect handheld appetizer people will love!
Fun to eat and easy to make – these loaded tater tot skewers are the ultimate appetizer! Crispy little tater tots are topped with gooey cheese and bacon and served on skewers to make for easy eating.
This chicken crostini recipe is fun for easy entertaining. These will go fast at your next party! If you think about it, the chicken Caesar salad is basically sitting on a large crouton (the crunchy toasted baguette slice). Adults and kids alike will love this classic salad in bite-size form.
91. Tiny Tuna Melts
The classic tuna melt goes tiny. Use ritz crackers to make this simple appetizer in just a few minutes that everyone will love!
Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Asparagus baked in the oven is an ideal dinner party snack. This recipe is so delicious you will want to upgrade it from appetizer to the main dish!
Such an easy hand held appetizer that looks elegant as well! Features fresh ham, sliced pear and cranberry crusted goat cheese on top of fluffy puff pastry rectangles!
If you like spicy food, this is going to be your new favorite! Baby Potatoes cooked with aromatic spices, as a one-pot dish, are perfect to serve as an appetizer with skewers. They take just 20 minutes to make in the Instant Pot or on stovetop.
An easy recipe for savory rosemary spiced nuts you can prep & bake in less than 30 minutes. Each bite has an addicting blend of salty, herbaceous, and slightly spicy + sweet flavors.
These Pan Fried Zucchini Squash Chips are made without flour or breading so they are gluten free! They are so simple to make requiring less than 4 ingredients! Paired with a good tzatziki sauce they are a deliciously light party appetizer!
These Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons are an Asian twist on the classic cream cheese appetizer. Simply adding some toasted sesame oil and avocado makes these fun but keeps them super easy!
Easy Party Appetizers
Appetizers do NOT have to be complicated! Just remember that when planning a party, keep it simple and spend the most time on the food because that’s what people remember and love. Next, check out this list of room temperature appetizers you can make in advance or these pinwheel party sandwiches.
If you want to make it fancy, check out The Ultimate Guide To Serving Hors d’oeuvres!