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Party food shouldn’t be stressful! I know because I used to panic every time I hosted a gathering or I was (GASP) asked to bring my favorite appetizer! I’d sweat it for days…Will more people appreciate the brie or should I go with the meatballs? Are we going for taste or the wow factor? Do all my dishes have coordinating serving utensils? I was losing it! So, I rounded up a few of my all time faves to have on hand in case of an appetizer panic situation. Here are some easy and make ahead appetizer recipes to please a crowd! Whether you’re looking for healthy, elegant, or bite sized there is something everyone at your party will love!
GRUYERE, MUSHROOM, & CARAMILZED ONION BITES | LITTLE SPICE JAR
Perfect appetizer to serve or bring to a party! This Oven-to-Table entertaining platter is perfect to use! Caramilzed opinion bites with sautéed mushrooms, balsamic caramelized onions, and applewood smoked gruyere cheese.
CRANBERRY & POMEGRANATE BRUSCHETTA | THE CAFE SUCRE FARINE
Fabulous appetizers for any crowd! Don’t forget your serving tray! I love this one from the Gilt Home Collection!
5-INGREDIENT CAPRESE PHYLLO CUPS | GIMME SOME OVEN
Seriously, all you need is 5 ingredients and a few minutes! Serve on a white cake plate like this for maximum effect!
TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD | LITTLE BROKEN
This healthy summer classic is always a hit at holiday parties!
CINNAMON APPLE & GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI | COOKIN CANUCK
MINI PIMENTO MAC & CHEESE BITES | VEGETARIAN VENTURES
Creamy, cheesy, and bite sized! Yum!
ANTIPASTO SALAD KABOBS | MANTITLEMENT
Serve on a Charcuterie board like this one or any of your favorite trays!
BAKED BRIE WITH WARM HONEYED GRAPES & WALNUTS | BONBONBREAK
This one goes fast at parties-I’d make two!
CRANBERRY BRIE BITES | DELISH
BOURBON BBQ MEATBALLS | NUTMEG NANNY
These homemade meatballs are amazing! If you’re short on time you can use frozen ones from the grocery store!
BACON CHEESE DIP | FIX-IT AND FORGET-IT
Everything goes into your slow cooker and you’re done! Simple and delicious!
SPINACH & ARTICHOKE STUFFED BREAD | SPRINKLE SOME SUGAR
What kind of party doesn’t have spin-dip? I love this recipe because it takes it to another level! Don’t forget your serving utensils!
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