Whether you’re hosting an all-out dinner party or just gathering friends for cocktails, you’re going to need something to nosh on—preferably with your fingers. But beyond the usual crudités and dip (yawn), what’s a hostess to serve? Easy: any one of these 40 appetizers for a crowd, all of which are easy to make and even easier to eat.
40 Appetizers for a Crowd That Are Easy and Unexpected
17. Pull-apart Bread With Caramelized Onions And Goat Cheese
Each bite has layers of buttery dough and a creamy filling. Serve it straight from the oven and prepare for oohs and ahhs.
24. Cheesy Polenta Bites With Brussels Sprouts And Pancetta
The beauty of these guys—which taste like the deliciously crispy parts of cornbread—is that the toppings can be customized to your heart’s desire.
29. 15-minute Mezze Plate With Toasted Za’atar Pita Bread
Homemade herby pitas? Check. All your favorite Mediterranean small bites? Check. Yep, this all seems in order.
39. Mini Skillet Pizzas With Mushrooms And Roasted Tomatoes
Two things everyone loves: pizza and mini food. Voilà, the most fool-proof appetizer ever. Use store-bough pizza dough and your guests will be none the wiser.