20 Appetizers You Can Make with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

20 Appetizers You Can Make with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

Kelli Foster
May 8, 2017
(Image credit: Rachel Korinek)

My appetizer strategy when hosting a party is simple: I lean on easy recipes that come together with just a few ingredients, and are totally delicious. This lineup of recipes is proof that you don't need a long list of ingredients or even a lot of time to make impressive party apps.

From flaky cheese straws and brown butter radishes, to irresistible dips and bacon-wrapped dates, these 20 appetizers can all be made with five ingredients or fewer.

Little Nibbles

These bite-sized apps show you just how easy it can be to go beyond a bag of chips or pretzels. From irresistible flavored nuts and crunchy roasted chickpeas, to easy crackers made from scratch and buttery, crisp radishes, these are the nibbles that keep you going back for more.

Dips and Spreads

Not only are these dips at the top of the list for quick and easy appetizers that come together with just a few ingredients (and make-ahead potential), but they also are crowd-pleasers every time. Pair them with your choice of tortilla chips, crackers, pita, or veggie sticks.

Cheesy Apps

Because we know as well as you that no party is complete without cheese. These savory apps are the simple and totally delicious way to take it a step beyond the cheese plate, and each one comes together with no more than a handful of ingredients.

Meat-Filled Apps

If you want meat-filled apps that prove a little more substantial, these are the easy options to keep on your radar. Crowd favorites like bacon-wrapped dates, bundles of prosciutto-wrapped arugula, and chicken wings always hit the spot.

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