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    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers

    Having guests, or an upcoming get together? These thirty five Quick and Easy Appetizers are all sure to please a crowd!

    We’ve compiled this list of Easy Appetizers to help you whenever you have the need for some great appetizer recipes… no slaving in the kitchen required!

    From dips to nachos, salads to wings and plenty of cute little finger foods, there are so many appetizers to love here. You’re sure to find some unique appetizer ideas here!

    Go through all these delicious quick appetizers, and make sure your dish is the star of the appetizer table. Have fun…

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers.

    1. Easy Baked Brie with Nuts and Honey

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - baked brie.

    Who doesn’t love some nice creamy brie? Take your favorite soft cheese to a new level with this fancy yet easy appetizer. You are in for a cheesy spectacle!

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    2. Olive Tapenade

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - tapenade.

    If you love olives, this tapenade is for you! Satisfy your “salty tooth” with this simple and easy appetizer from the South of France!

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    3. Surf and Turf Nachos

    Surf and Turf Nachos

    Up your appetizer game with these Surf and Turf Nachos. These Surf and Turf Nachos will be a huge hit at your next get together. Perfectly marinated steak, succulent shrimp and all your favorite fixings atop a bed of crispy tortilla chips.

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    4. Greek Cucumber Yogurt Sauce – Tzatziki!

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - tzatziki.

    This cool Greek sauce is most commonly associated with gyros, but is great for so much more. Serve as a dip with chopped veggies, slather on grilled meats or spread on your favorite sandwich.

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    5. Quick and Easy Pico de Gallo

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - pico de gallo.

    Easy, fresh and delicious. This Pico de Gallo whips up in 10 minutes and is great with chips as an appetizer or as a condiment to many of your favorite Mexican dishes.

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    6. Homemade Hummus

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - hummus.

    Have any upcoming get togethers? This smooth, creamy homemade hummus will be the star of your appetizer spread.

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    7. Baked Feta

    Introducing: Heavenly Baked Feta Medley – cheese like you’ve never known before! Get ready for a game-changer appetizer for your next get together!

    Have you ever wondered what pure joy tastes like? Look no further than this sensationally creamy, astonishingly flavorful, Baked Feta!

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    8. Loaded Layered Hummus Dip

    Loaded Layered Hummus Dip

    Dress up your hummus like never before… Get that scooping going with this beautiful, bright and colorful Loaded Layered Hummus Dip. This luscious loaded hummus is perfect for your party or potluck appetizer.

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    9. Mango Salsa

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - mango salsa.

    A summer delight! This light yet tasty salsa is the perfect flavorful munching appetizer for your potlucks and parties. Serve them with pile of tortillas and see it vanish fast.

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    10. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - rainbow pasta salad.

    Quick, easy, and very colorful. Take it to your next pot-luck, or make a big batch and have lunches for days!

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    11. Moutabal

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - moutabal.

    Moutabal is a classic Middle Eastern eggplant dip. Creamy roasted eggplant enhanced with lemon juice, yogurt, tahini and a good dousing of olive oil. This one is a great addition to your appetizer spread!

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    12. Spanish Meatballs

    Want to make restaurant-quality meatballs at home? Then, we have found the best Spanish Meatball recipe for you!

    These melt-in-your-mouth meatballs are all about the flavors that are just irresistible, and it’s made using simple pantry ingredients.

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    13. Antipasto Salad 

    Antipasto Salad 

    Antipasto Salad are the easiest appetizer EVER. Loaded with flavor and so easy to make, these are perfect for potlucks! Double or triple to serve a crowd! All those colors are so inviting for everyone.

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    14. Turkey Nachos

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - turkey nachos.

    These nachos will give a fun new twist to your leftover turkey. They whip up in about 20 minutes and make a great appetizer or even meal!

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    15. Shrimp Remoulade Lettuce Cups

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - shrimp remoulade.

    Shrimp Remoulade is a New Orleans classic. Today I am making lettuce cups with it. Great appetizer or keto friendly meal option!

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    16. Tyrokafteri (Spicy Greek Feta Dip)

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - tyrokafteri.

    Tyrokafteri is a super flavorful Greek dip with feta cheese and spicy peppers. Meet the new star of your appetizer spread!

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    17. Cranberry Pecan Baked Brie

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - cranberry pecan brie.

    This cranberry pecan baked brie is tasty, easy and oh so festive. Perfect for your Christmas spread, or alongside some New Year’s eve bubbly!

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    18. Spanish Summer Salad (Pipirrana)

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - pipirrana.

    Here to celebrate tomato season this summer is a tribute to all those luscious summer tomatoes, ripening on the vines in warm sunshine. Mixed with just a few more cool crunchies, and you have yet another colorful popular traditional dish, pipirrana, all the way from the south of Spain.

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    19. Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant Dip)

     Zaalouk (Moroccan Eggplant Dip)

    Zaalouk is an amazingly delicious eggplant dish out of Morocco. It’s typically used as a dip or salad, but once you taste it you’ll want to eat it with everything!

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    20. Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - tortellini pasta salad.

    This gorgeous Tortellini Pasta Salad is one dish that looks as great as it tastes. It’s so quick and easy, yet such a crowd pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a pot luck or hunkered down with family, everyone will love this one!

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    21. German Sauerkraut Balls

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - sauerkraut balls.

    Sauerkraut balls! Add some Bavarian flair to your party with these crispy little nuggets, famous in beer halls across Germany.

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    22. Balela Salad (Middle Eastern Bean Salad)

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - balela.

    Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures.

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    23. Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    Make a BOLD statement and impress your guest with this beautiful flatbread.. This smoked salmon flatbread is going to be one of the fastest dishes you’ve ever made. Quickly bake your flatbread for about five minutes, then assemble. That’s it!

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    24. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    Garlic Parmesan Wings

    These Garlic Parmesan Wings can beat any restaurant wings and are so easy. Cook them in the oven or air fryer, both turn out great!

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    25. Cherry Tomato Confit (Under 30 Minutes)

    Cherry Tomato Confit (Under 30 Minutes)

    Celebrate summer’s bounty with this amazing Cherry Tomato Confit. It’s so easy to make and is amazingly versatile. Make a quick Crostinis with this beautiful tomatoes and see them vanish fast.

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    26. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    Mexican Street Corn Salad

    This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.

    When everyone else shows up with yet another pasta or potato salad, the crowd will gather around these amazing flavors that come from just a few simple ingredients.

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    27. Peach Salsa

    Peach Salsa

    No one gets tired of salsa any time. This Peach Salsa is fresh, sweet and addictively delicious. It’s perfect for dipping, or as an accompaniment for your favorite mains.

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    28. Sticky Asian Wings

    Sticky Asian Wings

    What a great appetizer idea!! These Sticky Asian Chicken Wings are going to be your new favorite food to bring to parties and potlucks.

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    29. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - stuffed acorn squash.

    Let’s end this amazing appetizers list with an appetizer fit for your Holiday table… These golden yellow Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash are a beauty to the eyes. These gorgeous veggie bowls with their scalloped, caramelized edges are stuffed with the most delicious sausage stuffing…

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    30. Cowboy Caviar

     Cowboy Caviar

    Cowboy Caviar is a tasty and fun dip or salad full of fresh veggies and hearty beans. It’s a perfect party appetizer, or make ahead lunch.

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    31. Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread

    Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread

    Flatbreads are Fantastic… Fancy… and Fun meals!! And this Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread is absolutely gorgeous, and would be a WOW-worthy center piece for get togethers and parties. 

    Plus, is its super quick and easy too. Make this sweet and savory gourmet flatbread today, and get amazed with the simple, yet elegant flavors.

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    32. Chunky Shrimp Guacamole

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - shrimp guacamole.

    Go a little beyond regular guacamole. Add some cooked shrimp into the mix and see the wonder on everyone’s faces when you serve this chunky Shrimp Guacamole to the crowd. Serve it with chips, crostini or crackers.

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    33. Easy Sausage Pesto Ring

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - pesto ring.

    Here is a perfect appetizer or snack to impress your guests. This sausage pesto ring looks so delicious. Country biscuit dough filled with Italian sausage, pesto and loaded with cheese and butter arranged in a ring and baked. Brilliant!

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    34. 10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - salmon pinwheels.

    Deliciously savory smoked salmon pinwheels rolled up with a flavorful chive and dill cream cheese and tons of fresh spinach. This easy, healthy appetizer comes together in just 10 minutes.

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    35. Rotel Dip (Loaded Velveeta Cheese Dip)

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - rotel dip.

    This easy Rotel Dip recipe is loaded with Velveeta, beer, pepper jack, black beans, Rotel, and sausage! Make it for your picnic and see everybody hovering over it.

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    36. Bacon Deviled Eggs

    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers - bacon deviled eggs.

    These easy bacon deviled eggs are a classic recipe dressed up with the addition of bacon bits and chives. Plus, learn all the tricks for the best deviled eggs ever! They will be devoured quickly at every get together and picnic.

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    There you have it, thirty five great quick and easy appetizers! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.

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    The 35 BEST Quick and Easy Appetizers

    This collection of Quick and Easy Appetizers will be your best friend the next time you have an upcoming get together. One of our favorites is this baked brie with nuts and honey:


    • 8oz brie cheese
    • 1/8 cup pistachios
    • 1/8 cup almonds
    • 1/4 cup dried figs
    • 3 Tbsp honey, divided
    • 1/2 tsp fresh rosemary
    • 1/4 tsp fresh thyme


      1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
      2. Roughly chop nuts and figs. Mix with fresh herbs and 2 Tbsp honey.
      3. Place brie in oven safe dish. Drizzle with remaining honey and spread nut mixture on top.
      4. Bake 10 minutes, until brie is soft and sides begin to slightly collapse.
      5. Remove from oven and rest 2-3 minutes. Serve with crackers, crostini and/or fruit.


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