14 Muffin Tin Appetizers to Try Now

Your party prep just got easier. These muffin tin recipes make perfectly sized party appetizers. You'll find delicious appetizer recipes -- like grown-up mac and cheese cups, mini turkey meat loaves, and individual quiches.

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    Chicken-Feta Phyllo Cups with Tzatziki Sauce

    Bursting with fresh Mediterranean flavors, these phyllo cups are a bright addition to any appetizer spread. Chicken and couscous salad are tucked inside warm phyllo dough, then topped with tangy tzatziki sauce.

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    Pepperoni Pizza Cups

    Perfect for game day, these pepperoni pizza cups are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Guests get all of the pizza goodness without committing to a whole slice. 

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    Tuscan Mac and Cheese Cups

    Mac and cheese isn't just for kids. These Tuscan mac and cheese cups feature grown-up ingredients -- like tender kale and salty prosciutto -- to complement a creamy Gorgonzola and Fontina cheese sauce. These rich ingredients make a hearty appetizer -- so plan to serve one muffin cup per guest. 

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    Muffin Pan Tuna Melts

    These tuna melts are hearty yet healthy. One muffin cup packs 190 calories and 11 grams of protein. 

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    Mini Turkey Meat Loaves with Fiery Tunisian Sauce

    Don't let size fool you: These mini meat loaves pack a powerful punch. Their fiery sauce is made with coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, and allspice. Serve with toothpicks directly from the muffin tin for easy cleanup.

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    Crab-Shrimp Cakes with Mango-Cucumber Salsa

    Impress your guests with these wow-worthy crab cakes. Making them in a muffin tin ensures each cake is exactly the same size. 

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    Ham and Swiss Quiche Cups

    Frozen appetizers are easy to make, but they don't quite taste the same as homemade. Instead of heading to the store, whip up a batch of these quiche cups that can be stored in the freezer up to 1 month. Simply defrost, bake, and serve. 

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    Meat Loaf Muffins

    Need an appetizer that can double as a meal? We've got you covered! These muffins start with hearty meat loaf, then add on creamy mashed potatoes and a sweet cranberry-tomato sauce. 

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    Zucchini Cakes with Mushroom Ragout

    Reimagine basic corn muffin mix with the help of zucchini, cheese, and cayenne pepper, then top with a mushroom and pepper sauce. Your vegetarian friends will thank you.  

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    So-Easy Edible Bowls from a Muffin Tin

    Your muffin tin works just as well upside down. Flip the tin to make easy biscuit, bacon, and cookie dough bowls. 

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    Maple-Corn Muffin and Sausage Sandwiches

    Serve breakfast flavors any time of day with these maple sliders. Sausage and apple slices nestle between a freshly baked corn muffin with a drizzle of maple syrup. 

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    Italian Quiche Cups

    These quiche cups are the perfect appetizer. They're easy to eat, full of Italian flavor, and come in under 200 calories.  

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    Savory Stromboli Cups

    The secret to these stromboli cups? Store-bought pizza dough. With only six ingredients and a 25-minute prep, you'll be party-ready with time to spare. 

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    Baklava Tassies

    Looking for something sweet? These tassies harness the flavors of Baklava in a single bite. 

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