17 Small Bites for Your Next Summer Soirée

A cheese board? Snooze-fest. For your next summer soirée, whip up a few of these small, crispy bites, then sit back with a glass of vino as the complements roll in.

13 Mini Comfort Foods That Are Perfect for a Crowd

crispy chicken caprese bites recipe

Crispy Chicken Caprese Bites

Simple but elegant.

appetizers for a crowd: crispy tortellini bites
What Should I Make For...

Crispy Tortellini Bites With Creamy Tomato Sauce

Warning: These are addictive.

crispy eggplant polenta bites honey and lime recipe
The First Mess

Crispy Eggplant Polenta Bites With Honey And Lime

A surprisingly yummy combo.

easy zucchini chips recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Easy Zucchini Chips

Potatoes need not apply.

easy snacks to make at home; Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites
Joyful Healthy Eats

Cajun Shrimp Guacamole Bites

Propelled on crunchy sweet potato coins.

crispy greek smashed potatoes recipe
Cooking for Keeps

Crispy Greek Smashed Potatoes

Topped with lemon, garlic, Greek yogurt, kalamata olives and diced tomatoes.

pesto polenta bites with tomato bruschetta recipe
Joyful Healthy Eats

Pesto Polenta Bites With Tomato Bruschetta

Grab ready-made polenta rolls from the grocery store.

best homemade fried calamari recipe
The Woks of Life

Best Homemade Fried Calamari

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mozzarella Bites

How could you say no?

mini lobster rolls recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell
mini skillet pizzas mushroom roasted tomatoes recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mini Skillet Pizzas With Mushrooms And Roasted Tomatoes

Crispy Parmesan cheese and mozzarella.

mini chicken and waffles recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Mini Chicken And Waffles

Pro tip: Pair ‘em with spiked Arnold palmers.

ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers recipe
Inside the Rustic

Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Like jalapeno poppers, but way classier.

paneer cheese corn balls recipe

Paneer Cheese Corn Balls

Irresistible melt-in-your-mouth croquettes.

Get the recipe

crab rangoon recipe
Damn Delicious

Crab Rangoon

Cream cheese + crab = bliss.

guacamole cups recipe
Gimme Some Oven

Guacamole Cups

We’re never going back to tortilla chips.

Halloween Appetizers and Finger Foods: Eggplant Parm Bites
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Eggplant Parm Bites

Put that summer produce to work.

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?