The Very Best Appetizer Recipes

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My favorite part of any gathering is the appetizers! I love making them and I love eating them! A great appetizer spread with wine or champagne will get your guests in the holiday spirit and set the mood for a great evening.

For this post, I’ve gathered up all the best appetizer recipes into one post! These are tried and true recipes that my guests have loved time and time again! I hope you enjoy this collection of appetizer recipes and enjoy holiday entertaining! For the recipe, just click on the link provided, or click on any image to take you directly to the recipe! You can get more appetizer recipes here, too:

The Ultimate Charcuterie Board!!

A charcuterie board is a great addition to any party! Watch my step-by-step tutorial to make this spread for your next party! 

Sabra hummus charcuterie board with veggies, berries, cheese and meats

Prosciutto Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Dates

You’ll LOVE this easy, 6-ingredient appetizer for any occasion! Made with sweet dates stuffed with creamy cheese, wrapped in prosciutto, baked and then served with honey and balsamic glaze!

a close up of prosciutto wrapped cheese dates on a serving tray, with honey

The Best Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce

My favorite crab cakes! These amazing, flaky and delicious crab cakes are super easy to make and served with a homemade tartar sauce. A restaurant-quality seafood appetizer you can enjoy at home!

a plate on a table with crab cakes and homemade tartar sauce

Garlicky Zucchini Tomato Toast

Crispy, toasted baguette spread with garlic mayo, topped with fried zucchini, tomatoes and fresh dill. An easy summer appetizer!

a tray of vegetable crostini on a table with various ingredients

Smoked Salmon Puffs

The best Smoked Salmon Profiteroles! Made with a creamy and fluffy cream cheese filling! This seafood appetizer is always a huge hit!

close up of seafood salmon puffs with fresh dill; easy appetizer recipe

Cheese & Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

The best recipe for stuffed mushrooms with a creamy, cheese filling made with chicken sausage, peppers, shallots, and three types of cheese. These are topped with a crispy panko breadcrumb topping – yumm!

a close up image of a cheese and sausage stuffed mushroom cut in half

Beet-Dyed Deviled Eggs

The prettiest and most delicious deviled eggs recipe! These are naturally dyed with beet juice, then filled with a creamy egg yolk filling with chives and dill. Plus, an optional topping of caviar!

a tray of beet dyed deviled eggs with salmon roe, on a table
Beet-Dyed Deviled Eggs

Spinach Panela Tartlets

These ‘Spinach Panela Tartlets’ are always gone in seconds when I serve them at a dinner party! They’re made with loads of creamy cheese and wilted spinach!

Spinach Panela Tartlets

5 Easy Crostini Recipes

A collection of all my favorite crostini recipes! You can find all 5 in one post, and I have each recipe available separately, too!

crostini and sandwich appetizer platter

Prosciutto Burrata with Bruschetta

I love this appetizer during the summer months but it’s great year-round, too! Super easy burrata appetizer served with prosciutto and tomato bruschetta, all enjoyed on toasted baguette!

bruschetta recipe with burrata cheese and prosciutto

Garlicky Beet Spread Crostini

One of my personal favorites! A creamy, garlicky beet spread on toasted baguette, topped with fresh dill and crumbled goat cheese. A real treat!

a tray with several beet appetizers, with dill

Garlic Tomato Toast

This easy toast recipe is made with toasted bread, garlic, ricotta and the best heirloom tomatoes! Perfect for snacking!

yellow heirloom tomato on toasted sourdough bread, tomato toast

Smoked Salmon Cheese Dip

The most delicious creamy, cheesy smoked salmon cheese dip with pepper, garlic, and spinach! It’s topped with a crispy panko bread crumb topping, baked until piping hot, then served on toasted baguette. One of my favorites!

a close up of a piece of bread with smoked salmon spread
Smoked Salmon Cheese Dip

Stuffed Mini Peppers

These spicy bacon and cheese stuffed peppers are soo good, knock-your-socks-off good!! I usually eat about 10 of them myself, so double up the batch if you’re expecting lots of people!

A stuffed mini peppers sitting on top of a wooden cutting board, with cheese

Avocado Chicken Egg Rolls

If you love Cheesecake Factory’s avocado egg rolls, I’ve got the copycat recipe, paired with a dipping sauce! These avocado chicken egg rolls are simply scrumptious!

a close up of avocado chicken egg rolls on a plate

Smoked Salmon Canapes

These smoked salmon canapes are not only super easy to make, but also look like a million bucks! Check out that caviar and the silky smoked salmon! This is one of my favorite appetizers!

A close up of smoked salmon canapes, with caviar and capers

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

What party would be complete without some chicken wings? These teriyaki chicken wings are so delicious and made with home-made teriyaki sauce!

chicken wings with homemade teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds

Teriyaki Beef Skewers

My husband loves these teriyaki beef skewers! They’re so flavorful and delicious and easy to make!

A close up of teriyaki beef skewers on a tray


My recipe for teriyaki pigs-in-a-blanket is the easiest recipe in this collection! Just grab some teriyaki sauce, little smokies and pre-made pastry dough! Soo good and delicious!

A plate of teriyaki pigs in a blanket

Shrimp Ceviche

Calling all seafood lovers! This avocado shrimp ceviche is killer good! So creamy and delicious! Serve the ceviche in individual cups for easy serving!

A close up of shrimp and avocado in a bowl on a table

Quail Egg Toast

How pretty is this appetizer?! It’s simple avocado toast topped with salty prosciutto, capers and quail eggs! The petite eggs make this appetizer look super fancy, but it’s actually easy to make!

A plate with avocado toast with small eggs and capers

Ginger Pork Egg Rolls

This recipe for pork and ginger egg rolls is the ONLY egg roll recipe you’ll ever need! These are soo good!

A close up of ginger pork egg rolls on a tray