20 Keto Appetizers for Your Next Party
Get your next party started on the right foot with one of our favorite keto appetizers. Whether you're looking for something meaty (like this Spicy-Sweet Bacon Wrapped Shrimp or this Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites), cheesy (these Microwavable Keto Cheese Crisps are amazingly simple), or both (we're looking at you, Chevre and Mango Steak Bites), we've got the keto recipes for you.
We’ve got the perfect way to satisfy a high-carb craving without getting off your low-carb diet. These nachos are hearty and slightly chewy with a little bit of lightness. Balance the rich meat and cheese with creamy chipotle sauce and pico topping.
Microwavable Keto Cheese Crisps
With one ingredient and one step, this keto-friendly snack is ready in a flash.
Keto Burrito Peppers
Hearty and delicious, these peppers offer a flavorful kick to your weeknight dinner routine. For more heat, add some jalapeño to the filling. Non-keto eaters would enjoy this recipe just as well, and can pile the filling into a tortilla if desired.
Serve these bacon-wrapped spears with grilled meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. From Patricia Kitts: Dickinson, Texas. Serving Accompaniments: Antipasto Picnic Salad, Can-Can Chicken, Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos, and Edna's Ho Ho Cake. Recipe published in Quick Cooking March/April 2005.
Spicy-Sweet Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
In under 30 minutes, you can dress crispy bacon wrapped shrimp in brown sugar, paprika, and smoked red pepper for a dynamically delicious appetizer. This combinatioin of spicy, sweet, smooth, and crunchy will keep you grabbing for more.
Queso-Filled Mini Peppers
Tortilla chips usually go hand-in-hand with queso, but mini sweet peppers make a tasty and colorful bite-sized vessel for the rich cheese dip. Don’t worry if the queso looks a little broken when the cheese melts in the evaporated milk, the cream cheese will make it smooth again.
Spicy Grilled Corn Salad
Elote, Mexican-style street corn, inspired this tangy, smoky, slightly creamy side dish. Three jalapeños give this salad a real kick; make it milder by substituting mini sweet peppers. Serve this salad by itself at a cookout or alongside grilled flank steak and warm tortillas for an easy taco night.
Hot, homemade boiled peanuts are truly delicious, but you can order them already prepared online. Matt and Ted started their business with this regional treat (5 pounds for $26.50); boiledpeanuts.com.
Prep: 5 minutes; Soak: 8 hours; Cook: 5 hours; Cool: 1 hour.
Chicken Salad Tomato Cups
Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites
These bite-sized appetizers are steeped in a mixture of garlic, soy sauce, ginger, citrus, and honey. The marinade is then reduced and used to glaze the chicken.
Chevre and Mango Steak Bites
Cut chilled grilled steak when ready to assemble appetizers and slice it very thinly (less than 1/4 inch, if possible). The finished appetizers can be covered and chilled for up to 6 hours.
Double-Serrano Watermelon Bites
These bites are a step up from classic prosciutto-wrapped melon and provide sweet, spicy, salty, tart, and meaty tastes. If you can’t find serrano ham, use prosciutto; you also can use balsamic glaze in place of pomegranate molasses.
Pineapple Pizza Bites
This easy, 4-ingredient appetizer is a fun and inexpensive way to feed a crowd. They’ve got the greatest balance of sweet and salty thanks to the meat and cheese’s richness, the tomato’s acidity, and the pineapple’s juice.
Copycat Starbucks Bacon & Gruyère Egg Bites
All the cheesy goodness of Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites, minus the high price tag and long drive-thru line.
Grilled Ratatouille Skewers
Inspired by the flavors of the classic French dish, we turned ratatouille into a pretty and portable meal that is perfect for the summer grilling season. Ratatouille is typically a mix of seasonal vegetables baked in a dish with tomatoes, garlic, and spices—and a great way to use up a garden’s worth of vegetables.
Macerate tomatoes with a little salt before building this salad and you'll be amazed at the difference: The salt concentrates the tomato flavor and helps loosen the tomato juices, which are great in addition to the dressing.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic, and Shallots
Garlic, bacon and shallots are all you need to add intense flavor to the Brussels sprouts in this easy, 5-ingredient side-dish recipe. To trim Brussels sprouts, simply cut off the stem end and halve. If they're large, you can quarter them, just making sure the Brussels sprouts are cut into uniform pieces so that they'll cook evenly. If you don't want to discard the leftover bacon drippings, carefully transfer to a heatproof container, cool, and store in the fridge. You can use it as a replacement for any other cooking oil or fat.
Peach and Celery Salad
The flavors of peach and celery meld beautifully in this no-cook side. Pistachios amp up the crunch factor.
Summer Caprese Prosciutto Cups
Filled with some of our favorite summer flavors, these delightfully crisp prosciutto cups are the easy, so-snackable appetizer you need in your life right now. A mini muffin pan is all you need to transform prosciutto into perfectly crisp vessels for a vibrant summer salad.
This quick single-serving idea is an amazingly easy appetizer and perfect for packing up for when hunger strikes on the go.