70+ Easy Appetizer Recipes for Any Occasion
While appetizers might mostly be considered party food, I disagree with that sentiment — I love starting the night off with a snack regardless of whether I am hosting a dinner party or it’s just my husband and me staying in together on a Saturday. Pop open your favorite bottle of wine, prepare a simple appetizer, and suddenly dinner is an extra-fun event. Or choose a couple of easy appetizer recipes and make them the main event of the evening.
No matter the occasion — big or small — we’ve rounded up some our favorite appetizer recipes for you. They span from the absolute easiest to wholesome options and vegetarian and vegan ones, too. Here are more than 70 great appetizers to try.
These are the absolute easiest apps you can make. Whether you haven’t planned ahead or you’re looking for an impromptu snack, these have you covered.
If you’re looking for something fresh, light and simple, these feel-good appetizers won’t steer you wrong.
Vegetarian and Vegan Appetizers
While many classic appetizers tend to be meaty (hello, pigs in a blanket!), we’ve got plenty of great meat-free options for you too. A handful of these are also dairy-free, so they’re a great choice if you’re looking for a vegan option.
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.
Slow Cooker Appetizers
From savory caramelized onion dip to cheesy tots, here are our favorite slow cooker appetizers to make and devour whenever you feel like it.
We love any appetizer we can serve on toast rounds (crostini, if we’re getting fancy). They’re easy for guests to pick up and eat in one or two bites, and you can really make them out of anything.