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Super easy appetizers anyone can make, perfect for your holiday party. This list of 30+ recipes includes finger food appetizers, quick and easy dips, and more. Who doesn't love the bite-sized deliciousness of a simple appetizer?
The holidays mean loads of holiday parties and events with loads of finger foods. It's a great time to have an arsenal of easy appetizer recipes, like leftover ham and stuffing crescent rolls, you can turn to when you need something quick and easy.
This list of simple appetizers is a list of recipes that aren't just easy; they're really delicious too.
In fact, sometimes we make finger foods and appetizers just because we want to, no party plans in sight. Did I mention they're great for game day too?
When it comes to easy party foods and finger foods, you want to keep it as simple as possible but still make sure it tastes good. Keep it simple with as few ingredients as possible, and hopefully ingredients you already have on hand.
Great options for simple appetizers and good finger foods include…
When planning easy apps for a crowd, there are 4 things you need to think about.
What appetizers can sit out, which ones can you make ahead, can you freeze any ahead of time, and are there appetizers that need to be made last minute right before the party or event? Figuring out the timing of making all the appetizers will help you plan an appetizer menu that works for you, not against you. It'll also help you know how to give people tasks when they ask how they can help.
How much of each appetizer do you need to make? How many people will be in attendance, and how much will you need per person? Think serving sizes; also think about making extra on the most popular appetizers people love the most.
Once you figure out how many and how much, you'll need to think about serving dishes, platters, bowls, and such. Also plates, napkins, and utensils needed.
3. Dietary Restrictions
Yeah, dietary restrictions can be a major bummer, but think about your guests who are living with those food restrictions… Even more of a bummer for them if there's nothing they can eat. Ask your guests if they have any restrictions, and try to plan a few appetizers or snacks they can enjoy, as well. Think about vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc.
4. Can You Turn the Party into an Appetizer Potluck?
Instead of doing all the work yourself, ask everyone to bring their favorite snacks, dips, and finger foods. Talk about cheap easy appetizers… Less work for you and everyone involved, and everyone gets to graze on their favorites. It's a win-win!
Finger Food Appetizers
Super simple bites and foods you can eat with your fingers… Sometimes I'd rather have the appetizers over the main meal. Your guests will feel the same with this delicious array.
Delicious bite-sized bacon wrapped shrimp are the best quick and easy appetizer, perfect for game day, holidays, and special occasions. Made with juicy shrimp wrapped in crispy bacon, then brushed with a sweet and spicy honey Cajun glaze.
Cranberry brie bites are the perfect addition to your next holiday party! With a beautiful cranberry sauce over melted brie in Filo shells, these simple cranberry appetizers are so easy to prep, but look like you slaved all day in the kitchen!
Once you know how to make bagel bites, you'll want to rustle up this bite size pizza snack all the time. Homemade mini pizza bagel bites are a great lunch, snack or appetizer. Give these easy DIY pizza bagels a try!
This easy ham roll ups recipe is perfect for your next appetizer or snack set up. With only 3 ingredients of sliced ham, cream cheese, and green onion, you can serve retro ham pinwheels for any party or holiday table!
Air fryer crab rangoon is a quick and easy appetizer that's ready to eat in less than 20 minutes. The wonton is crispy on the outside with creamy crab filling on the inside. Perfect for parties or game day gatherings.
Fiesta corn dip recipe with whole kernels of corn, green onions, and loads of cheddar cheese makes the perfect easy and cold large party dip. It's a no fail Mexican party dip that every one is sure to love!