13 Party Appetizers & Finger Food Recipes

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13 Party Appetizers & Finger Foods
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Get your party started on the right foot with these bite-sized appetizers and finger foods. Whether you're preparing for a casual get-together or are in need of some impressive hors d'oeuvres for your next soiree, these 13 dishes will be sure to satisfy your guests before they dive into the main course.

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A freshly baked batch of jalapeno popper beer cheese dip served with tortillas.
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Jalapeno Popper Beer Cheese Dip

Add some hops and a little spice to your classic nacho dip with this jalapeno popper beer cheese dip recipe. The unique blend of jalapenos, cheddar cheese and an IPA are what make this dip hard to resist.

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A bowl of creamy Greek yogurt spinach dip served with baguette slices.
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Creamy Greek Yogurt Spinach Dip

For a Mediterranean-inspired appetizer, whip up a batch of this creamy Greek yogurt spinach dip. The thick Greek yogurt mixed with fresh herbs and flavorful ingredients are what make this dish incredibly easy to snack on.

A colorful plate of readily assembled Italian antipasti skewers.
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Italian Antipasti Skewers

Italian antipasti skewers are as easy to make as they are delicious, and add color to any appetizer spread. All you need are toothpicks and a mix of ingredients including mozzarella balls, tortellini, salami, mushrooms and more to prepare this crowd-pleasing appetizer.

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A plate of neatly compiled fig and prosciutto crostinis.
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Fig and Prosciutto Crostini

If you're looking for a party food that looks impressive and takes little effort to prepare, then this fig and prosciutto crostini recipe fits the bill. The mix of sweet fig preserves and salty prosciutto topped on a toasted baguette create a delectable finger food.

Golden brown cream cheese wontons stacked together on a plate.
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Cream Cheese Wontons

Pop out the deep fryer and make a sizzling batch of crunchy cream cheese wontons. You can also season the cheese filling to your liking for an even more flavorful finger food.

A pile of freshly baked cranberry meatballs decorated with whole cranberries.
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Baked Cranberry Meatballs

Succulent cranberry meatballs are a great starter to any meal. The baked meatballs are coated with a sweet and tart cranberry sauce that will leave guests craving more.

Multiple chipotle beer chicken sliders served with a bottle of brew.
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Slow Cooker Chipotle Beer Chicken Sliders

Beer and sliders make a great combo -- so it's no wonder these chipotle beer chicken sliders work so well. With the help of a slow cooker, you can have smoky, tender meat ready to serve in as little as four hours.

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Freshly grilled bacon wrapped scallops arranged on two skewers.
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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Fire up the grill to prepare a serving of charred bacon wrapped scallops. This finger food is simple to assemble and makes terrific individual portion sizes when served on toothpicks.

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A bowl of creamy white bean hummus topped with a drizzle of olive oil, toasted pine nuts and chopped parsley.
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Creamy White Bean Hummus

Treat your guests to this irresistible, six-ingredient white bean hummus. Pair this dip with pita chips for a lip-smacking delicious snack to munch on.

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A freshly baked batch of cheesy kale and artichoke dip.
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Cheesy Kale and Artichoke Dip

This cheesy kale and artichoke dip is the perfect baked appetizer to share. Use steamed kale for a unique flavor that seamlessly complements the dish.

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A single serving of Mediterranean crostini served with extra feta cheese.
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Mediterranean Crostini

For a gourmet-looking appetizer that takes just minutes to assemble, this Mediterranean crostini is the right choice. The bold flavors from the sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese make these bite-sized snacks hard to put down.


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