Quick 20-Minute Party Appetizers
Recipes for party-worthy appetizers that take 20 minutes or less from start to finish.
Incredibly simple to make, just-from-the-oven cheese quesadillas are always a crowd pleaser.
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Baked Brie With Crackers and Jam
If you’ve got a bunch of hungry guests, this easy appetizer is a crowd pleaser. When placed in the oven for five to 10 minutes, a wheel of Brie cheese becomes deliciously warm and gooey. Serve with a variety of crackers or breads, as well as raspberry, cranberry, or fig jam or preserves.
Chickpea and Mint Crostini
In this no-cook recipe, combine chickpeas with juicy pomegranate seeds and chopped mint for a bright, fresh topping.
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Shrimp With Tarragon Aïoli
Using pre-cooked peeled shrimp drastically cuts down prep time; just whisk the dip ingredients together and serve.
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Bacon-Wrapped Apricots With Sage
Instead of the usual bacon-wrapped dates, serve this twist which pairs dried apricots with salty bacon.
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Endive With Ricotta, Almonds, and Raisins
Dress up crisp endive leaves with a creamy ricotta filling for a beautiful handheld appetizer.
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Spicy Black Beans and Avocado Canapés
Scoopable tortilla chips are the perfect vehicle for a mixture of black beans, diced avocado, and minced jalapeño.
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Smoked Salmon Triangles
Upgrade the classic smoked salmon-cream cheese pairing with these elegant open-faced mini sandwiches.
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Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Chutney
The fruit jam brings out the nutty, warm flavors in the melted cheese and cut through its richness.
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Provolone and Roasted Red Pepper Crisps
Garnish crisp pita with roasted red peppers and melted provolone for an easy party appetizer.
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Blue Cheese and Fig Crostini
Sweet fig chutney stands up well against the intense, tangy blue cheese.
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Sugar, cayenne pepper, and chopped rosemary turn ordinary pecans into a party-worthy snack.
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Spiced Pita Chips
Jazz up plain pita by sprinkling with herbs and broiling until crisp.
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Start with a baguette and top with tomato sauce, cheese, spinach, and salami for an Italian appetizer in minutes.
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Pears With Blue Cheese and Prosciutto
If pears aren’t in season, you can substitute juicy peaches, cantaloupe, or honeydew.
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Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Fresh mozzarella and flat-leaf parsley leaves transform pickled sweet red cherry peppers into pretty hors d’oeuvres.
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Roasted Red Pepper Canapés
Use quality thick-cut potato chips to make this five-minute appetizer.
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Brush sliced bread with olive oil, top with grated Gruyère, and broil to create a snack that’s incredibly simple and tasty.
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