Impress your guests with these sophisticated five-ingredient-or-less appetizers. They're elegant, easy, and, because they
have so few ingredients, won't break your budget.
Garlic and Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Get the party started with easy 5-ingredient appetizers, such as a homemade hummus dip. This flavorful appetizer recipe skips
the tahini (an ingredient commonly used in hummus) and combines chickpeas, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes.
When you need a last-minute appetizer, you can't go wrong with this easy bruschetta. All you need is half a baguette, some
honey, and a little blue cheese, and you've got something elegant and impressive.
Just a small amount of smoked salmon is needed to highlight the flavor in the creamy filling of these bite-sized potato nests.
Because each serving costs only 52 cents (roughly 13 cents per piece), you can treat your guests without hurting your pocketbook.
Thread blue cheese wedges, apple slices, cubes of deli ham, and fresh watercress leaves onto wooden skewers for a super fast,
super easy appetizer. Arugula and spinach are less expensive than watercress, so try one of those options if desired.
Don't skip the Gorgonzola cheese because of cost. It has a strong flavor, so only a small amount is needed to top each tartlet.
The flavor combination of the tangy cheese with the sweet peach spread is sure to impress your guests.
Pita rounds, garlic powder, and cooking spray are all you need for these homemade pita chips. This recipe yields 4 dozen chips
from only 6 pita rounds, so the cost is considerably less than purchasing them ready-made. Pair with your favorite dip, or
skip the garlic powder and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar instead for a sweet treat.
A bowl of olives is a classic addition to any appetizer buffet. Choose your favorite inexpensive variety and dress them up
with fresh rosemary and red pepper flakes. Note that this recipe serves 30 guests, so if you are entertaining a smaller group,
decrease the ingredient quantities.
Jarred bruschetta topping, chock full of flavorful herbs and veggies, saves both money and prep time for these cheesy pizza
sticks. Simply top a refrigerated thin pizza crust with the bruschetta topping and a shredded cheese blend, bake, and cut
into bite-size strips.
Serve these mini tomato and mozzarella skewers in individual glasses as an appetizer at a seated dinner party, or arrange
on a platter for your buffet. The price of grape tomatoes rarely fluctuates, making these caprese bites a cost-effective option.
Coat cocktail-sized smoked sausages with a homemade glaze featuring barbecue sauce, cherry preserves, chipotle peppers, and
adobo sauce for an easy party appetizer that's sure to be gobbled up in no time.