Everyone loves a good party, and every good party comes with appetizers. Veggie plates are pretty great, but these appetizers are better. Spice up the party with these 51 party appetizer recipes…
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1. Cheesy Meatball Bites
These Cheesy Meatball Bites were an instant favorite not only because they were super easy to make, but because they involve meatballs. My family LOVES meatballs! It’s strange and awesome and more strange, but I go with it because they’re easy and they have protein. Only 4 ingredients and just over 20 minutes and these Cheesy Meatball Bites are ready!
2. Spinach, Artichoke, & Chicken Crescent Ring
Looking for an easy party appetizer or weeknight dinner that will impress your guests? This Lightened-Up Spinach Artichoke & Chicken Crescent Ring is bursting with fresh vegetables, cheese, and rich creamy flavor — all packaged neatly in a tender, golden crust! This is cool-weather comfort food made healthier and faster!
3. Oven-Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
WINGS!! I love love love wings. The crispy skin, the hot chicken and any delicious sauce they are dipped in.
4. Creole Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs
These Creole Crab-Stuffed Deviled Eggs just changed the game.
But just for one second, let’s forget that you ever heard about these, and the game is as it was. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “deviled eggs”? Is it some elderly-aged get-together with a table full of mayonnaise-laced, retro recipes? It’s not just me, right? Because that’s exactly where my mind goes.
5. 5-Minute Million Dollar Dip
5 Million Dollar Dip is only 5 ingredients and they don’t call it million dollar dip for nothing! It is so deliciously addicting and will be the biggest hit wherever it goes!
6. Quick & Easy Meatball Sliders
These cheesy Meatball Sliders are an easy game day appetizer recipe that the whole family will love!
7. Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are a fun twist on the classic recipe – serve these meatballs as a party appetizer or over a big plate of spaghetti for a hearty meal!
8. Jalapeno Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons
Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons are essentially a fried, amped up version of your favorite jalapeno cream cheese poppers appetizer! The creamy and spicy filling wrapped in a fried wonton wrapper makes these poppers a fantastic party appetizer or even an afternoon snack.
9. Fried Macaroni & Cheese Bites
I usually don’t make fried foods at home, but some things just beg to be fried and this Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites recipe is one of them! We all love mac and cheese as it is, but once you add some seasoned breading and make them all crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside – YUM! This makes a perfect game day food or party appetizer.
10. Pretzel Bites
Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites-these little pretzel bites are fun to make at home and are great for parties and game day!
11. Crab Rangoon Dip
A simple version that’s just like from your favorite Chinese restaurant, this easy Crab Rangoon Dip recipe is packed with flavor with a creamy cream cheese base. Serve with wonton chips or tortilla chips.
12. Bacon Mac’n Cheese Bites
This Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites recipe is a cheesy appetizer that everyone loves. Make for your next party or surprise your family with these for dinner!
13. Fried Ravioli
An appetizer the whole family will love. Fried ravioli in the air fryer – seasoned with basil, oregano, nutritional yeast, and garlic. On the side, marinara sauce for dipping.
14. Chili Dog Sliders
Chili Dog Sliders are the ultimate football party food! Hot dogs, chili, and cheese make this easy slider recipe perfect for the big game.
15. Cheese Ball Bites
Our favorite word to hear in front of cheese is “loaded.”
16. Sausage & Pineapple Party Bites
These fun little Sausage and Pineapple Appetizer Bites are easy to make in a hurry and would make a great appetizer for your next party!
17. Antipasto Skewers
At our recent housewarming party, I wanted to create a couple of great party appetizers to serve our guests. These antipasto skewers were a major hit! I loaded them up with mozzarella, roasted peppers, salami, and olives, but you can alter them to suit your personal taste. For sure I made sure to make my self a few without any meat, being the vegetarian that I am! Play with different kinds of meats and olives, swap out the mozzarella for burrata.
18. Pizza Pinwheels
If you need a fun Appetizer or Kid Friendly Dinner then this list of The Best Pinwheel Recipes is just what you’ve been waiting for. From hot and delicious Pizza Pinwheels to easy Turkey and Cheddar Pinwheels — there is something on this list for every occasion!
19. Light Oven-Baked Friend Pickles
Amazing Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles with Garlic Sauce. Get your southern fried pickle fix without all the calories!
20. Crispy Panko Crusted Shrimp
Now here’s my kind of appetizer/party food! I love anything that’s got a perfectly golden brown crisp crust and dunked in some kind of delicious sauce. Here you get the tastiest, skillet seared, crispy panko crusted shrimp that’s seasoned with herbs and spices and it’s paired with a simple yet flavorful cocktail sauce. What I’m getting at is that it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!
21. Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks
Buffalo chicken celery sticks are loaded up with spicy chicken and then covered in ranch dressing for the perfect party snack or Super Bowl appetizer!
22. Parmesan Crusted Tortellini Bites
Sometimes, I just have to republish past recipes that are super-duper good…and Parmesan crusted tortellini bites are one of my all-time favorite tortellini recipes on the planet. I mean let’s see. Cheese tortellini that’s breaded, fried to golden perfection, and dipped in warm marinara sauce.Uhhhhh…. yeah. Republishing. The world needs another reminder about these bad boys.
23. Jalapeno Popper Pigs In A Blanket
Hello, Jalapeño Popper Pigs in a Blanket! Goodbye, self-control. What I mean is that I ate a ton of these last night. Right before bed. It was maybe not the best course of action for my body but a major win for my soul.
24. Crack Chicken Dip
Crack chicken is back at it again.
25. Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp
Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you’ll fall in love!
26. Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels
These Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheel appetizers are the ultimate party food! Loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese, and creamy ranch flavor, these easy roll-ups are sure to become a new favorite appetizer recipe. Not only are they super quick and easy to make, but they’re easy to transport, too. Which makes them perfect parties, picnics, or game days!
27. Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Bites
These Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Bites are perfect for your next game day party, neighborhood soiree or kid sleepover!! They are so easy and absolutely delectable. You make a small batch or a huge batch for a crowd. This superb recipe takes full advantage of crispy crown potatoes which can be found in the frozen section at the grocery store. Not all grocery stores carry them so you may need to call around first.
28. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites
A cheesy and spicy appetizer these delicious Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rattlesnake Bites are the perfect appetizer to any meal!
29. Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread
Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread – our favorite hot artichoke dip recipe stuffed into a delicious crusty baguette. Makes a great, easy party appetizer!
30. Crock-Pot Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Are you looking for THE appetizer to take to your next party or potluck? These Crock Pot Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites will be perfect for just that!
31. Philly Cheese Steak Cups
We will let the Philly Cheese Steak Cups speak for themselves…
32. Irish Potato Bites
Irish Potato Bites filled with cheese and corned beef are a simple and delicious appetizer recipe for St. Patrick’s Day!
33. Parmesan Crusted Potatoes
These baby red potatoes are roasted until tender with a crunchy and crispy parmesan crust. Definitely, a crowd-pleasing appetizer dish that everyone will love.
34. Broccoli Cheddar Bites
35. Garlic Pull-Apart Bread
This time, with this blooming bread, I got a little loose and put whole garlic cloves in the bread, hoping the garlic would come out roasted, tender, and even a little creamy. The pull-apart bread turned out so beautiful. The first thing I did (even before taking photos) was to dig out one of the garlic cloves, blew it, and threw it straight into my mouth, then started biting without even trying to feel the level of tenderness.
36. Easy & Cheesy Hawaiian Sliders
One of the most popular recipes on our blog! These Cheesy Hawaiian Sliders are the BEST party appetizer! Sponsored by Save-A-Lot.
37. Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
38. Sun-Dried Tomatoes Ricotta Crostini
Quick Sun-dried Tomato Ricotta Crostini party appetizer recipe. Sun-dried tomato, basil, garlic, pepper and ricotta over crispy crostini pieces.
39. Best Stuffed Mushrooms
One of my favorite finger foods to grab at a party are stuffed mushrooms.
With this stuffed mushroom caps easy recipe it is a breeze to make an appetizer that is the hit at any party, and the sauteed mushrooms and garlic add just the right flavor to this simple stuffed mushroom recipe.
40. Bourbon BBQ Little Smokies
Bourbon BBQ Little Smokies are a flavorful appetizer that’s easy to make and oh so good!
41. Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks wrapped in wonton wrappers and baked until golden and crispy – the perfect party appetizer recipe everyone will lover
42. 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Meatballs
BBQ Meatballs.. easy to make in the crock pot, this recipe only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! Doesn’t get better than that.
43. Copycat Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles
Gotta love fried pickles. I mean, these are seriously good! They are one of those appetizers that I can fall for again and again. And this fried pickles recipe is so good!
44. Gooey & Cheesy Warm Bacon Dip
This Gooey and Cheesy Warm Bacon Dip comes together in less than 30 minutes and is the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer!
45. Satay Chicken Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce
A few weeks ago, I made a riff on Satay Chicken with Peanut Dipping Sauce that was so dynamite, I couldn’t resist making it a second time to share with you here!
46. Chicken Satay Meatball Recipes
Tender and flavorful, the ground chicken (or turkey) is seasoned with ginger, chilis, and garam masala (among other things.) Then the meatballs are baked and slathered in this highly addicting low carb satay sauce.
47. French Onion Beef Sliders
I’ve made a lot of french onion inspired recipes. However, I’m pretty sure that this one right here is the reigning king of all things French onion. Friends, meet French Onion Beef Sliders.
48. Homemade Chef-Style Shrimp Tempura
I know I know… You just love appetizers but you are scared they can damage your health and weight loss efforts. But fear not, if you are looking for healthy appetizer recipes for clean eating, I’ve got something for you…
49. Thai Beef Satay Skewers
These mouth-watering Thai Beef Satay Skewers are tangy, slightly spicy and perfectly balanced with a cool and creamy peanut dipping sauce.
50. Big Mac Sliders
Copycat Big Mac Sliders are an easy appetizer recipe filled with beef, cheese, and McDonald’s Big Mac sauce!