This collection of easy appetizer recipes will help to make that daunting decision of what to serve as an appetizer for guests, so much more straightforward.
So, if Christmas, Thanksgiving or the holiday party is at your house, use these tips to create visually appealing, well-rounded complimentary appetizers that everyone will rave about!
Most of these recipes can be made ahead and plated right before guests arrive!
Easy Appetizer Basics
Simple and quick appetizers are the best for when guests arrive unannounced or with little notice.
- A quick homemade chip dip and healthy vegetables are easy to make.
- Cold dips are cooling and perfect for serving during warm summer days.
- Looking for hot appetizers, try making an appetizer in the crock pot and have it warm and ready for serving when guests arrive, like this bacon cheeseburger dip, or meatballs.
- Or try some buffalo ranch chicken dip or shrimp dip.
Whatever the choice, finger foods like appetizers are always a welcome addition before the main meal or for a party.
Table of Contents
Vegetarian and low-carb lovers will appreciate these tasty appetizers!
Whip up these easy but heartier appetizers for when the gang’s over for the big game or it’s family game night and it’s easier to trade dinner for apps!
Dips and Spreads
Offer hot and cold dips surrounded by a variety of small plates and bowls filled with crackers, tortilla chips, pretzel rods, chunks of bread, and of course, tons of raw veggies for guests to pick and choose from like celery, carrots, cucumbers, daikon radish slices, and cherry tomatoes.
Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite appetizer recipe is!
Easy Ham and Cheese Biscuits
- ½ pound sliced deli ham
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 2 tubes refrigerator biscuits such as Grands
- Flatten each biscuit until it's slightly larger than the bottom of a coffee mug. Do this with fingers or use an actual straight-sided coffee mug to roll them out.
- Place approximately 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese in the middle of the dough circle.
- Top the cheese with about 1 tablespoon of ham, or approximately one slice folded up.
- Carefully bring up the sides of the dough around the filling and pinch them together to create a ball, enclosing the filling inside.
- Place the ball, seam side down, on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with rest of biscuits and filling, place the balls together on the baking sheet with sides touching slightly.
- Sprinkle lightly with cheese.
- Bake at 350˚F for about 10-15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Do not over bake.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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It took about 20 minutes to get them cooked all the way, but are really good!!!
I’m going to use this tonight!
Looking forward to trying this! Thanks!