Thank Heavens for These Easy Party Appetizers

Guide to the Best Appetizers EverUnless you’re the lovely Martha Stewart herself, planning all your party foods and snacks can be a giant pain in the butt.  Most of the recipes that sound tasty and impressive also sound like a whole heck of a lot of work.  And the easy ones aren’t generally very special or innovative, right?  Wrong, dude. Wrong. Who says that easy party appetizers have to be boring? Sure, they may be easy and quick to make, but the recipes on this page are anything but boring. In fact, some of these little bites are so good, they may just outshine your dinner, if you’re serving one.

Now, if you’re looking for the kind of appetizer recipes that require you only to mix one envelope of stuff with one jar of another stuff, you’re not going to find them here. The recipe ideas on this page are easy, but they’re made with real ingredients– so they’ll taste as good as they look. Plus, most of them can be prepared ahead of time, making things go that much more smoothly the day of your dinner party or holiday celebration.


Party Appetizer Ideas and Recipes

Appetizer ThumbnailMake Ahead Appetizer Recipes

These simple appetizers are perfect for a holiday dinner like Thanksgiving or Christmas, or for any special celebration. As a bonus, they’re easy to make and can be (or should be!) prepared a day or two in advance. You’ll thank yourself later, I promise.
Buffet and Finger Food ThumbnailBuffet Finger Foods

These fun and simple little finger foods will fly off of your buffet table. They look great passed around on trays or laid out for a finger food buffet.

Baked Brie Easy Party Appetizer ThumbnailBaked Brie Recipe Collection

Baked brie is one of those ultra easy-to-make party appetizers that is also super impressive and a HUGE crowd pleaser. Ten minutes of work never tasted so good! The recipes, ranging from savory to sweet to en croute, are perfect for a holiday party.
Crab Dip Appetizer Recipe Idea ThumbnailCold Crab Dip Recipes

No appetizer is easier to throw together than dip. But easy doesn’t have to mean “inelegant” or “boring.” These crab dips are anything but!

Quick Easy AppetizersQuick Easy Appetizers

Sure, these quick party appetizers are easy to make and come together no sweat. But they’re also elegant and delicious. Especially the chorizo pastry bites!

Simple Easy Cold AppetizersRidiculously Easy Cold Appetizers

If you’re looking for easy party appetizers, cold ones are easy to prepare and even easier to serve. But these ones are easy to impress with, too!

Simple Appetizer Ideas for a PartyQuick and Dirty Appetizer Recipes

These simple appetizers come together quickly, taste wonderful, and will impress anyone who eats them. What more can you ask for?