Whether you're hosting cocktail hour, celebrating with friends, or watching the big game, you'll need an appetizer (or two). Make a classic dip, like buffalo chicken or queso, or take it up a notch with a bite-sized brie app or bacon-wrapped dates. Whatever party you're attending, there's an appetizer that's sure to impress.
This buffalo chicken dip is a completely homemade labor of love, and your guests will fall head over heels for this incredible appetizer. This dip offers the complete buffalo chicken experience all in one dish and combines layers of different ingredients and flavors along with a unique scratch-made carrot ranch dressing. There is a crunch, a richness, and a level of spice all mixed together in this wow-worthy dip that make it the perfect contributiion to any party or tailgate. This dish delivers intense flavor and an all-inclusive and truly delicious buffalo chicken experience.
Two finger food favorites collide as pigs in a blanket get an everything bagel makeover. Rather than the traditional canned biscuit or croissant dough, the "blanket" of this playful appetizer is made with fresh pizza dough that is first boiled, brushed with egg wash, and rolled in an "everything" seasoning blend (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried minced onion, dried minced garlic, and coarse salt) before being baked. Using a yeasted dough and this double cooking method is what gives these tailgate-ready bites their bagel personality. Serve them up with a tangy cream cheese dip for a party-perfect snack platter.
This might sound strange, but as it turns out, a golden-crisp egg roll stuffed with beef, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and mayo might just be one of the most delectably genius things we've ever made. This playful appetizer is reminiscent of everything you love about fast food--but unlike a fast food cheeseburger fix, you actually know what's going into it. You can find fresh egg roll wrappers in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.
Rather than serving French Onion soup topped with bread to a crowd, serve a more easily-shared, portable version with all of the same flavor. A French Onion Cheese Ball with toasted baguette slices makes the perfect game-watching appetizer and it much less likely to spill during the celebration of a big play.
Sweet and salty bacon wrapped around crunchy breadsticks makes for heaven on a stick. Crunchy, salty, and with just the right amount of garlic to give bacon the upper hand (not that it needs it) these crispy appetizers are the perfect way to get the party started. Thin breadsticks can be found in the cracker aisle at the grocery store, and be sure to use thin-sliced bacon to easily wrap around these breadsticks. Feeling even more daring? Uses these flavorful sticks to stir up a savory-sweet cocktail.
Sour cream's subtle tanginess and, well, creamy texture make it a near-perfect base for all kinds of dip recipes, from traditional picks like onion, ranch, and spinach-and-artichoke, to spicier options like Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip.
Whether you pair it with cucumbers or canapés, there’s something about smoked salmon that elevates the standard finger food. The delightfully pink protein adds a pop of color and salty goodness to any number of hors d'oeuvres, making them look and taste equally delicious. Amp up the snack selection at your next shindig with these easy smoked salmon appetizers.
The perfect fried pork skins can be actually be made at home with this deliciously crispy, spicy, and flavorful appetizer item. To make things easier, you can prep the skins ahead of time and cover in an airtight container to fry them when you're ready. While this recipe is more of a labor of love, it tastes better that way, and also acquiring properly sourced pork skins is a must for some truly exceptional flavor.
No Mexican feast—or regular ol' Tuesday night—is complete without a good guacamole dip. Whether you're looking for spicy or mild, these easy and delicious guacamole recipes wil be the star of your spread. Just add chips.
What's better than finger food? Finger food dunked in cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, hummus, you get the idea. And no matter what the occasion behind your party, dunkable apps are the way to go. Whether you do it by hand or with a toothpick, these dunkable foods will be, well, a slam dunk. Just make sure to have some A-plus dip nearby.
Brie makes for an amazing addition to any appetizer table and also works wonderfully on all kinds of entrees, from sandwiches to pizza. Take a look at some of our favorite ways to use this mild and creamy cheese.