The Best Appetizer Recipes in the Whole Entire Universe

70 of them, from savory to sweet to everything in between

Puff Pastry Bites

1. Italian Pinwheels: Warning--these Italian-inspired appitizers won't last long.

2. Bacon Wrapped Cheese Straws

Made with just three ingredients (seriously)

3. Spinach Artichoke Squares

Like serving dip in an edible cup

4. Roasted Garlic and Pesto Strips

The non-meat version of those bacon straws

5. Prosciutto Bites

The new pig in blanket

6. French Onion Cups

There's lots of cheese in there (trust us)

7. Cranberry Brie Puff Pastry Pops

Think of it as a savory lollipop

Cheese, Cheese and More Cheese

8. Mozzarella Bites: Once you pop, you can’t stop.

9. Grilled Cheese Crostini

A simple way to dress up Brie

10. Cheese Crackers

1000 times better than the boxed kind

11. Pistachio-Covered Cheese Log

(from Martha Stewart)

12. Goat Cheese and Honey Bites

Start with store-bought puff pastry

13. Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

(from Martha Stewart)

14. Easy Baked Goat Cheese

(from Martha Stewart)

Casual Fare

15. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs: Spicy, tangy and not nearly as messy as wings.

16. Baby Bloomin' Onions

They're fried and they're glorious

17. Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes

(from Martha Stewart)

18. Mini Chicken and Waffles

A Southern classic, in finger food form

19. Sweet and Spicy Wings

Honey + Sriracha = magic

20. Coconut Shrimp

Lightly fried with a side of dipping sauce

21. Buffalo Chicken Tenders

(from Martha Stewart)


22. Mini Tortillas: This is how you step up your taco game.

23. Mini Nachos

Not sharing required

24. Baked Mini Chicken Burritos

It all starts with a store-bought rotisserie chicken

25. Tater Tot Nachos

Swap tortilla chips for crispy potatoes

26. Grilled Salsa

Add mangoes for sweetness and jalapeņos for heat

27. Zucchini Quesadillas

(from Martha Stewart)

28. 8-Layer Dip

(from Martha Stewart)


29. Beef Empanadas: Make a batch, freeze them and then bake them whenever.

30. Hot and Spicy Meatballs

A slightly sophisticated cocktail meatball does exist

31. Pigs in Blankets

(from Martha Stewart)

32. Bacon Wrapped Dates

(from Martha Stewart)

33. Mini Lasagnas

Surprise: Use wonton wrappers--not pasta

34. Sausage-Cheddar Balls

(from Martha Stewart)

35. Meatball Parmigiana Sliders

(from Martha Stewart)


36. Veggie Sushi: Easier to make than the real thing. Just as delightful.

37. Red-Curry Shrimp Dumplings

(from Martha Stewart)

38. Spring Rolls with Carrot-Ginger Dipping Sauce

(from Martha Stewart)

39. Spicy Grilled Shrimp

(from Martha Stewart)

40. Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Isn't food on a stick the best?

41. Pot Stickers

(from Martha Stewart)

42. Roasted Edamame

Just say no to boiling it


43. Eggplant Parm Bites: Little. Poppable. Delicious.

44. Zucchini Fries

Grab some breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese

45. Artichoke Turnovers

(from Martha Stewart)

46. Crispy Mushrooms

Season, then roast until nice and crispy

47. Tomato Hand Pies

(from Martha Stewart)

48. Deviled Eggs

3 ways to dress them up

49. Mini Quiches with Hash Browns

No pie dough for crust here

Nuts and Snacks

50. Roasted Mixed Nuts: A little seasoning goes a long way.

51. Spicy-Sweet Pretzel Mix

(from Martha Stewart)

52. Candied Spiced Chickpeas

(from Martha Stewart)

53. Chile-Lime Cashews

(from Martha Stewart)

54. Orange Spiced Cashews

(from Martha Stewart)

55. Spiced Walnuts

(from Martha Stewart)

56. Fried Herbed Almonds

(from Martha Stewart)

Chips and Dips

57. Roasted Poblano and Pecan Guacamole: Our favorite part might be the toasted nuts, which add just the right amount of crunch.

58. Guacamole Hummus

(from Martha Stewart)

59. Lemon and Herb Chips

(from Martha Stewart)

60. Warm Fennel-and-Parmesan Dip

(from Martha Stewart)

61. Easy Red-Pepper Dip

(from Martha Stewart)

62. Sweet Potato Hummus

(from Martha Stewart)

63. Hot Spinach Dip

(from Martha Stewart)

Sweet Treats

64. Snickers Dip: The most satisfying bowlful of salty-sweet goodness. Ever.

65. Apple Cider Doughnut Holes

Who doesn't love mini doughnuts covered in cinnamon-sugar

66. Mini Yogurt Cheesecakes

The secret to a light dessert? Greek yogurt.

67. Brownie Pops

Put on stick, dip in chocolate

68. Easy Fortune Cookies

Yes, with real fortunes inside

69. Chocolate Coconut Almond Bites

Like a candy bar, but way better

70. Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Sandwich mini meringues with chocolate-hazelnut spread