19 Quick and Easy Appetizers
Need a quick nibble to feed guests on the fly? Whip up these tasty appetizer recipes in just 15 minutes from start to finish.Try our make-ahead appetizers to make hosting even easier.
Endive With Ricotta, Almonds, and Raisins
Turn crisp endive leaves into sophisticated party fare by topping with fresh ricotta and a mixture of almonds, raisins, and chives.
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Quesadillas With Ham and Peppers
Served with sour cream and salsa, these warm ham-and-cheese snacks are always crowd-pleasers.
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Start with a baguette or loaf of Italian bread to make these thick-crust pizzas in 10 minutes.
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Goat Cheese Bruschetta
It’s the vinaigrette—with balsamic vinegar, honey, shallots, and fresh herbs—that makes this dish sing.
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Blue Cheese and Honey Bruschetta
With just 3 ingredients, this delicious appetizer is as easy as they come.
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Chickpea and Mint Crostini
The mint adds a refreshing, herbal note that brightens up the chickpeas.
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Hummus and Cucumber Crostini
Use bagel chips (preferably the “everything” flavor) instead of toasted bread for a delicious twist.
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You can make these spicy quick-pickled shrimp in minutes, but they’ll taste even better if you let them marinate for a day.
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Crispy tortillas meet enchilada sauce, Feta, onion, and cilantro in this gourmet take on nachos.
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Spicy Corn and Chorizo Nachos
Add a kick to cheesy nachos with spiced chorizo and pickled jalapeños.
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Mango Chutney and Yogurt Nachos
Indian-inspired nachos? Sure—just top chips with mango chutney, plain yogurt, red onion, and cilantro.
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Chicken and Chorizo Tostada
Covered with melted cheese, browned chicken, and sausages, this Mexican snack is like an open-face quesadilla.
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Spiced Tortilla Crisps With Hummus
Season tortilla strips with thyme, oregano, and sesame seeds and bake for an impressive-looking quick snack.
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The ultimate crowd-pleaser, fresh guacamole takes just minutes to make.
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Tomatillo and Avocado Dip
Toss a jalapeño pepper into the food processor with the rest of the ingredients to add some heat.
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Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Mash together Feta, Greek yogurt, and olive oil to get a creamy consistency, then stir in chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
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Pimiento Cheese Dip
Puree all the ingredients in a food processor for a rich, cheesy dip in 10 minutes.
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Quick Crab Cakes
A surprising ingredient—potato chips—helps hold the patties together without making them dense.
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All you need are 3 ingredients—nectarines, prosciutto, and maple syrup—and you can grill up this sweet-and-savory treat in no time.
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