We ordered the Saveurs brand, along with the shells, from Amazon. This recipe is worth the wait. We've made this classic French spread even easier by using smoked salmon in place of the more traditional poached fish. Not feeling the squares in this phyllo bites recipe?
Use a pizza cutter to cut crackers into any shape you like! XO sauce can be used as an all-purpose condiment. With a mix of caramelized and fresh scallions, plus avocado and yogurt, this dip has a taste and texture somewhere between onion dip and guacamole.
Smoked almonds and black olives are our suggestions for this appetizer, but use any nut or olive that you like. These fry-like chickpea fritters are best enjoyed hot, while their centers still have a custardy texture.
This recipe for raw vegetables is the only conscionable thing you can serve right before sitting down to a heavier meal. Looking for a throw-together app that seems way fancier than it is? Look no further than this gussied-up goat cheese situation. This recipe boasts all the beauty of a creamy onion dip with the irresistible appeal of queso. The results are nothing like the breaded, deep-fried apps you get in sports bars.
These easy-to-assemble cocktail party hors d'oeuvres add a festive touch to any holiday party.
Our version of this dip uses spinach, but it can be made with cooked beets or roasted eggplant, too. Cauliflower and carrot—in place of the usual potato—add sweet, vegetal flavor and a good dose of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins to this irresistible play on tater tots. You know you love Brussels sprouts and bacon, but have you ever tried Brussels sprouts and bacon jam? You and your hungry party guests are in for a surprising treat. A vinegary red bell pepper mixture cuts through the richness of this classic Italian-American appetizer for a bite that's salty, smoky, and sweet.
Holding the raw oysters in the rice-flour dredge is a genius do-ahead trick, allowing you to shuck and coat the oysters hours ahead of fry time. This take on the retro classic is a fun way to start a holiday dinner party. The recipe makes more Louie dressing than you think you might need—but that's a good thing.
These fried and sauced chicken breast strips have all the spicy flavor of Buffalo wings—without the hassle of bones. This perfect starter combines so many satisfying layers of flavor and is easily eaten with one hand while holding a drink in the other. If you love hummus or baba ghanoush, this dairy-free dip will become a new favorite. Just make sure you have plenty of warm flatbread to scoop it all up. Translation: Garlic shrimp.
Earthy and rich without being heavy or filling, this creamy vegetable dip is just the thing to whet the appetite without ruining it before a big holiday meal. When your BBQ buddies are comin' over for some 'cue, amaze them with sweet, spicy chili glazed steak. This Thai chili spiced beef is better than a ride in a Tuk-tuk. Fiery flavor will still have your guests screaming and shouting-- for more meat.
Take a shot of damn good BBQ.
These green chile cream cheese and sausage bacon wrapped shots will give your tastebuds smokin' buzz. Carrots and cabbage are smoked over maple hardwood before getting tossed in a light white wine vinegar and celery seed dressing. Our famously easy ribs recipe will make your rib game the envy of the neighborhood. This super simple recipe takes all the confusion out of making ribs without sacrificing any flavor. Start by smoking your ribs for 3 hours, then cook inside foil for 2 hours and finish by removing from foil and brushing on sauce for up to an hour.
Dive into wood-fired flavor with seared lemon garlic scallops. Try out this smokin' twist on an Easter Sunday classic. These deviled eggs are smoked, loaded with a mustard, vinegar and hot sauce yolk mixture and topped with fresh chives for perfect taste and color.
30 BBQ Appetizers That Everyone Will Love
Want to snag the attention of your guests? Simply put out these delicious bites. Covered in melting brie and cranberry sauce, this puff pastry appetizer from Kitchen Sanctuary is a festive addition to your spread. Click here to see the recipe.
This crostini from Home. Drizzled with honey and topped with thyme, your guests will cheer to its and your good taste. A little crunch goes a long way at a festive party — and with these zucchini chips, you can stick to your healthy eating resolution before you even start.
In this dish from Striped Spatula , the chips are covered with bacon, gorgonzola and thyme. If you love plantain tostones and mashed potatoes, this one is for you.
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Smashed fingerling potatoes are fried up and served with a bevy of flavorful dips and side dishes. Loaded with artichokes, olives, radishes, cucumber slices, snap peas and many more fresh vegetables, this dish from Half Baked Harvest makes "eating more veggies" a ridiculously easy resolution. Add a swirl of youthful joviality to your party with flaky, cheesy pizza pinwheels.
This recipe from The Two Bite Club is best served with pizza sauce for dipping.
Crudités with Chile-Lime Salt
Oysters might seem intimidating to prepare at home, but with the right recipe, you can't go wrong. Top these half-shell delicacies with spinach and parmesan for a daring holiday hors d'oeuvre. Get your best suit and tie drawing skills ready for these awe-inducing crackers by Kitchen Mason. Olive bits provide the bow and buttons on cheese triangles. If you need a failsafe crowd-pleaser, melted cheese is a guaranteed winner. This recipe combines Camembert, a soft cheese that tastes like a slightly more sophisticated brie, with aromatic herbs for flavor, and endives for dipping.
Why fix what isn't broken? The cheeseboard is a classic for a reason. This elevated take incorporates a wide range of interesting cheeses, alongside fruits, nuts, jams, and other delicacies. A crowd-pleaser for both vegetarians and omnivores, these stuffed mushrooms by Jo Cooks are cheerful in aesthetic and evocative of party confetti, thanks to a sprinkling of onions, peppers, parsley and other seasonings.
Playful and dainty, these little spinach balls by Sweet As Honey are simple to make ahead of time and freeze until the day of your party. Put an indulgent twist on the typical olive starter with this recipe from The Wanderlust Kitchen. Only requiring four ingredients, it's a show-stopping dish that takes only 15 minutes to make.
Why make a full quiche when you can offer guests a bite-size quiche? Saving Room For Dessert perfects the concept of finger food with this velvety smooth quiche with a flaky crust. A trusty formula for delicious appetizers often involves sauce and melted cheese, and this appetizer from Spoonful of Flavor fits the bill perfectly. Paired with a sauce made with Malbec, these cheese-stuffed meatballs will keep guests satisfied until midnight. Chances are, few of your guests dislike potatoes or bacon. Combine both with this tasty dish from Noshing With The Nolands.
Cue the nom.