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10 Amazing Party appetizers your family will love


A tray of fruit and vegetable appetizers on a wooden board.

Are you looking for some ideas of party appetizers to spruce up your party and capture the hearts of your loved ones? Look no further! In this article, we’ve rounded up 10 mouth-watering party appetizers that are easy to make and sure to please. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering or a fancy dinner party, these dishes are perfect for any occasion. Get ready to impress your family and guests with these delicious treats!

1. Easy Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue
Cheese Fondue

Cheese Fondue? Yes! A yummy appetizer your family will adore! To make it, you just need a few ingredients. Melted cheese, bread, and veggies. Then, in no time, you’ll have a fun and tasty dish.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Ingredients to make this easy cheese fondue.
  • Instructions to make this easy cheese fondue.


This yummy cheese fondue is so easy to make! Ready your ingredients and equipment first. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, like Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: Chopped parsley for garnish

Suggested dippers include:

  • French bread cubes
  • Bite-sized veggie pieces (like steamed broccoli or carrots)
  • Cubed cooked ham
  • Boiled potatoes
  • Quartered apples or pears.


Melt 1/4 cup butter in a medium pot over low heat. Add 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup and 2 minced garlic cloves. Stir continuously until blended.

Add 3 cups shredded cheese, one cup at a time. Stir each time until melted.

Turn off heat and transfer fondue to a heated fondue pot or bowl.

Put cut vegetables, diced meats and cubed bread around the fondue pot for dipping. Be creative with dippers – apples work great! Have extra cheese for topping-off individual portions. Enjoy straight from the pot or on individual plates!

2. Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip
Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Do you want a unique appetizer for your party? Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip is it! Super flavourful and creamy, it’s sure to be a hit. Making it is a breeze, too. So, get ready to wow your guests!

Here’s how to create this scrumptious dip:


  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 3tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4tsp garlic salt
  • 2 (14oz) cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/4cup red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 loaf French bread, cubed into 1 inch pieces for dipping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Mix cream cheese, Parmesan, mayo, and garlic salt in a bowl.
  3. Add artichoke hearts and spinach; mix lightly.
  4. Stir in red onion and garlic.
  5. Spread mixture into greased 8×8 inch baking dish or 12” cast iron skillet.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned on top.
  7. Serve with diced French bread cubes or crackers.

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook spinach and artichoke until tender. Add cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, and Parmesan. Heat the ingredients through and pour into a dish.

Mix 1/2 cup of bread crumbs, 2 tbsps of butter/olive oil, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle this over the dip. Place in preheated oven at 400°F for 25 mins or until top is browned and bubbly. Serve with crackers/chips!

3. Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip
Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip – an appetizing treat with a peculiar flavor! Sweet corn, cotija cheese for creaminess, cilantro for crunch, and sour cream for a zesty tang! Not only scrumptious, it’s also easily prepared in large quantities. Perfect for a big gathering!


Ready for a crazy-tasty appetizer? This Mexican Street Corn Dip has all the classic flavors! You’ll need:

  • Four cups of fresh corn kernels
  • Cream cheese
  • Mayo
  • Cotija cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Chili powder
  • Lime juice

Season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!


Preheat your oven to 400°F. Spray a 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix frozen corn, mayo, cilantro, garlic powder, chili powder and salt in a bowl. Put the mix in the baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly golden. Serve with Cilantro-Lime Cream Sauce!

To make the sauce:

  • Whisk sour cream, lime juice, garlic powder, chili powder, honey and salt together in a bowl.
  • Add minced cilantro leaves from one bunch of fresh cilantro.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready.

Enjoy your Mexican Street Corn Dip!

4. Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney
Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney

Melt the creamy brie! Top it with cranberry chutney. It’s a great party appetizer that’s sure to please. Sweet and tart flavors combine to create a delicious dish. Making it is easy and quick – a crowd pleaser!


You’ll need these ingredients to make 12 servings of baked brie with cranberry chutney:

  • 1 round of Brie cheese ( 8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup fresh cranberries or 1/3 cup dried
  • Juice of one small orange (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or dark corn syrup.


Preheat oven to 350 F. Put an 8-inch brie round on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 10-13 minutes, till cheese is softened and lightly browned. Place brie on serving plate. Spoon cranberry chutney over top. Serve warm or at room temp. as appetizer or side dish.

For Cranberry Chutney:

  • In medium saucepan over medium heat, mix 1 cup cranberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tbsp orange juice, 1 tsp grated orange zest, and ½ tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Cook and stir till cranberries are soft, about 8 mins. Cool before serving with baked brie.

5. Mini Vegetable Pot Pies

Mini Vegetable Pot Pies
Mini Vegetable Pot Pies

Mini Veggie Pot Pies – yummy appetizers for any family gathering. Chock-full of fresh vegetables and with a crispy, delicious pastry crust. Plus, they come in bite-size portions – everyone can enjoy them!

Let’s learn how to make these scrumptious appetizers!


Mini Vegetable Pot Pies are a yummy party snack your family will adore! Making them is easy and fast. Chop some fresh veggies for the filling. Add a store-bought puff pastry crust for flavor and crunch. Here is your shopping list:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups mixed frozen vegetables (carrots, corn, peas)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • Puff Pastry sheets – 1 package (for 24 mini pot pies)


Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 24-cup miniature muffin tin with butter or cooking spray. Take frozen phyllo dough rounds and use a fork to poke holes into each one. Push down each round into the muffin cups to mold it around the sides.

Mix vegetables, herbs, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Put 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each muffin cup. Add a half teaspoon of cheese on top, if you desire (cheddar is especially tasty).

Get eggs and half-and-half. Beat them together until combined. Then, pour 1/2 tablespoon of the mixture into each mini pot pie. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Look out for when the edges turn golden brown and the pies are cooked through. Cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

6. Mini Pizza Bites

Mini pizza bites – the ideal starter for your next family gathering! Super simple to make, with only a few ingredients. Ready in minutes! Not just easy, but yummy too! Gooey cheese, tasty tomato sauce, plus your favorite toppings. These mini pizza bites will be a big hit!


Mini Pizza Bites are a tasty, easy-to-make treat. Just like traditional pizza, they have dough, sauce and cheese.

To make them, you will need:

  • 1 package of pre-made pizza dough
  • 1 jar of tomato or marinara sauce
  • 2 cups grated Italian cheese blend
  • Olive oil to brush the tops

You can add optional toppings like pepperoni slices, cooked sausage crumbles, mushrooms and garlic. You can also add bacon bits for smoky flavor and oregano for extra flavor. Let your imagination go wild!

When all ingredients are ready, you can start making these yummy little pies.


Making mini pizza bites from home is easy-peasy! No special ingredients or cooking techniques needed. Traditional Italian-style pizzas include tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and herbs.

Ingredients for these tasty bites:

  • Pizza crust
  • Tomato sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian herbs (oregano, thyme, basil, etc.)
  • Optional toppings (pepperoni, olives, mushrooms etc.)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  2. Roll out dough on a floured surface. Cut circles with a biscuit cutter or glass top. Place rounds onto a baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Spread a tablespoon of tomato sauce over each round. Top with desired ingredients. Sprinkle Italian herbs over each bite.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes until the crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Serve hot or at room temperature for an appetizer everyone will enjoy!

7. Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Bacon-Wrapped Dates – the perfect party snack! Ready in minutes and oh-so-tasty. Not only awesome for parties, but these treats make a great meal-addition. Sweet dates and savory bacon – a flavor combination made in heaven. Let’s learn how to make ’em!


Gather 8 ounces of bacon, 12 ounces of pitted Medjool dates plus a few tablespoons of olive oil. The oil helps the bacon and dates stick together. Add a pinch of sea salt or black pepper if desired.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet, and arrange the dates in one layer.

Baking time!


Make tasty, savory bacon-wrapped dates! It’s an easy snack. Bake them to cook the bacon faster and make it crispier. Here’s how:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Wrap each date with half-slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place on foil-lined baking sheet with no toothpicks touching.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Rotate pan half way through.
  5. Remove and cool. Enjoy!

8. Caprese Skewers

Caprese Skewers
Caprese Skewers

Caprese skewers? Yes! Simple to make. Perfect for feeding your fam. Thread a cherry tomato, basil leaf, and fresh mozzarella pearl onto each skewer. Do this enough for your family. Once the skewers are ready, drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a bit of balsamic vinegar. Serve as an appetizer to your next family gathering – enjoy!


Capreses skewers: yum! Make this easy appetizer for any party or family gathering. Need ingredients? Here they are:

  • Cherry tomatoes, halved: 2 cups
  • Mozzarella cheese, cubed: 1 cup
  • Fresh basil leaves: 1/4 cup
  • Olive oil: 3 tablespoons
  • Salt & pepper (optional)
  • Bamboo skewers.

Voila! Enjoy!


Caprese Skewers – an easy and tasty way to host a crowd! Follow these steps:

  1. Get your ingredients: cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil leaves and balsamic glaze.
  2. Slice each cherry tomato in half.
  3. Roll the basil leaves together without breaking them and slice into thin strips (called chiffonade).
  4. On a skewer or toothpick, stack one half of each cherry tomato, one mozzarella ball and one strip of basil.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze before serving.
  6. Enjoy!

9. Baked Coconut Shrimp

Baked Coconut Shrimp
Baked Coconut Shrimp

Tasty coconut shrimp, cooked in the oven – perfect as a meal or a party snack! It’s easy to make and so crunchy and flavorful. Serve it with your favorite sauces and watch it become a hit! Perfect for your next gathering. Let’s learn how to make this delicious appetizer!


You need the following for baked coconut shrimp:

  • 1 ½ lbs of jumbo “U6” shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 egg whites (lightly beaten)
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup melted butter or coconut oil

For the dipping sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or vegan aioli (healthier option)
  • 4 tbsp prepared sweet Thai chili sauce or honey mustard.


Start by drying the shrimp with a paper towel. Then, preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).

In a shallow bowl, mix together flour, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
Beat eggs in another shallow bowl.

In a third shallow bowl, combine shredded coconut and panko breadcrumbs.

For each shrimp, dip it in the flour mixture, then into the egg mixture, and finally the panko/coconut crust. Place the shrimp on a parchment-lined baking sheet or dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lightly oiled. Do not overcrowd. Shiny side down!

Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip halfway during cooking time. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce or condiment! Enjoy!

10. Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus
Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Garlic Hummus? Yes please! Perfect for any shindig! Plus, it’s vegan-friendly, and so delicious! The roasted garlic lends a sweet, nutty taste – amazing with toasted pita, chips or vegetables! Let’s get to the ingredients and instructions to make this yumminess.


Roasted Garlic Hummus is a hit among guests! This Mediterranean-inspired dip combines nutty chickpeas, zesty tahini, and flavorful roasted garlic. Make this creamy, delicious appetizer with:

  • 2 heads garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 15-oz cans chickpeas, drained
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil.


Treat your guests to something extra yummy – homemade roasted garlic hummus! Roasting the garlic before blending it will mellow its flavor and bring out sweetness. Follow this simple recipe for the perfect hummus everyone will love.


  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 cup cooked minced broccoli (optional)
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Cut off tops of garlic heads and lay flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and spray lightly with more oil. Cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes until soft and golden brown. Allow to cool. Remove garlic from skin by pressing them out. Reserve juices from baking sheet.
  2. In a food processor, combine chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, roasted garlic cloves, juices, lemon juice/apple cider vinegar, minced fresh garlic cloves, broccoli, cumin powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until creamy. Pulse, adding extra liquid (water) if needed. Taste test desired flavors and add more seasonings. Adjust consistency with olive oil and water.
  3. Serve freshly prepared roasted garlic hummus with fruits, wine, chips, bread pockets, slices, sliced nuts, crackers, toast, fresh vegetables, wedges, celery, jicama sticks. Enjoy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some easy party appetizers that will please the whole family?

Some easy party appetizers that everyone will love include mini quiches, spinach artichoke dip, mini meatballs, deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms, and veggie platters.

How can I make sure these party appetizers are quick and easy to prepare?

To ensure that your party appetizers are quick and easy to prepare, stick to recipes that have minimal ingredients and require little prep time. You can also consider using store-bought pre-made options like frozen meatballs or pre-cut veggie platters.

Are there any vegetarian or vegan options for party appetizers?

A: Yes, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options for party appetizers, such as hummus and pita chips, avocado toast bites, stuffed peppers, roasted chickpeas, or vegan cheese and crackers.

Can I make these party appetizers ahead of time?

A: Yes, many of these party appetizers can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve. Just make sure to follow proper storage guidelines and reheat as needed.

How can I determine the appropriate amount of appetizers to make for my party?

A good rule of thumb is to plan for 6-8 appetizers per guest for a 2-3 hour party. Keep in mind the type of event, the time of day, and the number of guests when determining the appropriate amount.

What’s a unique and creative party appetizer that will impress my guests?

A unique and creative party appetizer that will impress your guests is a charcuterie board. This allows you to display a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, nuts, and crackers for guests to customize their own plates. You can also add a personal touch by including local or specialty items.
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Ethan Walker

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