Our 10 Most Popular Appetizers Ever

updated May 29, 2019
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Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or something more casual, it’s always nice to have an appetizer or two for everyone to munch on. But what should you put out? The best strategy is to serve something that’s a serious crowd-pleaser.

Over and over again, these 10 recipes have proved to be the most popular on our site. And that’s for good reason, as they’re equal parts classic (like deviled eggs) and super-easy (like crispy roasted chickpeas).

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Our most popular appetizer ever is also the most versatile. You can spice up these roasted chickpeas with everything from plain ol’ salt and pepper to things like curry power and smoked paprika.

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You might not think roasted garlic is an appetizer, but once you spread some of the softened, deeply caramelized garlic on crostini or crackers you’ll realize it’s one of the best ones out there.

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You’ve been warned: Once you try homemade hummus, you may never go back to your tried-and-true tub from the grocery store again.

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Setting out a plate of deviled eggs might just be the best way to tell your family and friends you love them. This classic recipe will make just about anyone happy.

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To make these Buffalo wings truly classic, opt for Frank’s RedHot hot sauce, which claims to be the original brand used in original hot wings — although any of your favorite brands will do.

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Quesadillas are a popular appetizer, yes, but we are also more than okay making them for dinner on lazy weeknights.

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While it’s definitely tempting to dig into baked Brie as soon as it comes out of the oven, try to let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving so that it has some time to firm up — otherwise it will be a gooey mess.

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To serve this crispy chickpea flatbread as an appetizer, cut it into small slices or wedges and pair it with your favorite cheese and marinated olives.

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This recipe is inspired by the lettuce wraps at at P.F. Chang’s. To save time, you can make the chicken filling a few days ahead and just rewarm it before serving.

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Homemade dumplings or potstickers are a bit labor-intensive, but most definitely worth it. Carve out some time on a lazy afternoon to make a big batch and you can freeze some to enjoy later.

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