Are you hosting a party or a brunch with your friends, but you’re too caught up with so many things to even think about preparing appetizers? Do not worry because we have your back. We are here to help you think about what appetizers you can prepare and serve to your guests without breaking a sweat. We are here to list down some quick and easy appetizer ideas that you can fix in fifteen minutes or less.
Pigs in a Blanket
This is a classic appetizer; you can never go wrong serving pigs in a blanket because people of all ages love this. You can put out a tray of these and watch it disappear in five minutes. If you want to make pigs in a blanket fast, you can use store-bought crescent rolls, hotdogs, and maybe add cheese or bacon for good measure.
Easy Pizza Dip
Sure, you can just open up a jar of salsa and serve it as your dip, right? But you can jazz it up and make it more delicious by adding melted cheese, tomato sauce, pepperonis, and basil. The idea of serving pizza is not always an idea, especially if you have a handful of guests; that is why serving a pizza dip along with garlic toast, crackers, or breadsticks will do the trick.
Spinach Artichokes Zucchini Bites
Spinach and artichoke dip is packed with sour cream, shredded cheese, and cream cheese. It might be tasty, but it is not the healthiest. That is why if you want your appetizers to be both yummy and healthy, we suggest that instead of chips, throw in some vegetables in every bite by adding zucchini.
Roasted Sweet Potato Bites
Roasted sweet potatoes make great appetizers because they go well with most dishes. Cutting them into squares and then roasting them makes them perfect finger food. The sweet potatoes will not turn mushy, and your guests can eat them just like how they would eat popcorn chicken.
Homemade Mozzarella Sticks
Do not fret about making these mozzarella sticks because you can actually use those string cheese packs that you can typically find in supermarkets. All you have to do is dredge them twice and give them a double coating of breadcrumbs to give you that crunchy texture. You can serve them with a marinara dip or the easy pizza dip that we mentioned.
The Veggie Tray
A veggie tray may not sound appealing as mozzarella sticks, but trust us, most people love a good veggie tray. The trick to creating a perfect veggie tray is to make it as colorful and varied as possible. This means you have to offer your guests plenty of vegetables to choose from and a dip or two to bring it all together.
Pigs in a Blanket Wrapped in Bacon
If people from the U. S tend to use crescent or pastry rolls for their pigs in a blanket recipe, people from the U.K like to wrap their cocktail sausages in bacon. Sure they are a little bit salty, but they are meaty and perfect in every little bite. We bet that this will become your new favorite.
Baked Brie with Salted Caramel and Apples
We get it; caramel and Brie sound like a weird combination but hear us out. The tangy flavor of Brie calls out for something sweet, which is why salted caramel is your best option. You should bake the Brie with apples on top until it is lovely and soft. After that, top it all off with some salted caramel sauce then you’re ready to go.
Cheese and Garlic Pull-Apart Bread
Also called crack bread, this cheese and garlic bread recipe is a sure win every time. All you have to do is to bake a solid loaf of bread or sourdough and drizzle a good amount of garlic dipping oil on top of the pull-apart bread.
Pimiento Cheese Dip or Spread
Pimiento cheese is a southern favorite because of its heavenly taste. The mixture of pimiento peppers and cheddar cheese makes it the perfect dip for crunchy vegetables or spread on bread or crackers. Pimiento peppers are small, and they only have a mild flavor, which is why you should not be worried about serving them to your guests unless they want it to have a little kick. If you cannot find any pimiento peppers, roasted red peppers will also do the job.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip
Don’t get us wrong, and hot dips are yummy and fabulous until you pack them and bring them to the party. If you’re going to bring your dip somewhere else, we suggest you try making cold dips. Cranberry cream cheese dip is perfect with crackers and bread because of its sweet and spicy flavor.
Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
If you do not have the time to make the dough for this, you can use ready-made pizza dough. The flavors of the ham, cheese, and the insanely good sauce smothered over the top of the dough will undoubtedly make this appetizer disappear in five minutes.
You need to have small tortillas if you plan to serve cheese quesadillas for appetizers; that way, you can quickly fill and fold them over to make heavenly cheese pockets. We suggest using cheese with lots of flavors and mixing it with onion, chilis, and coarse salt.
Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
When it comes to easy-to-make appetizers, nothing beats pepperoni and pizza sliders. Because they are not just easy to make, they are also the most filling appetizers out there. After all, sliders are just mini-sandwiches, so you know mixing it up with pepperoni pizza can make them a hearty and flavorsome dish.