Easy Appetizers

Our easy appetizers make it simple to throw a stress-free party or holiday get-together so you can have time to enjoy yourself and mingle with your guests. Our crowd-pleasing recipes include a variety of dips, spreads, meats, chips, charcuterie, veggie platters, antipasto trays, and bruschetta, plus much more. We also offer healthy options that are low in sodium, fat, calories, and cholesterol, like deviled eggs, cheese poppers, roasted nuts, breadsticks, guacamole, mini puffs, hummus, nachos, mini calzones, salsa, and wraps. Our easy how-tos will help you master the arts of assembling a cheese tray on your own and preparing a tasty crab dip. For those outdoor summertime bashes, we'll show you how to make scrumptious one-bite appetizers on the grill and provide a selection of our favorite fresh fruit and veggie starters. If it's ideas that you need, check out our potluck and party food finder with delicious recipes for cooks of all skill levels.

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Matcha-Cucumber Crostini
Grassy matcha and lemon zest add freshness to the tangy goat cheese spread on top of these crostini. Perfect for tea time or an afternoon treat.
Mostly Seeds Wheat Crackers
The lesser-known nigella seed adds an oregano note. If you need a pantry sub, use a combination of celery seeds and dried oregano.
Air-Fryer Spiced Cashews
The air fryer is aces at toasting nuts to golden crunchy perfection. Give them time to cool before digging in--they become crunchier as they stand.
Air-Fried Green Tomatoes
Enjoy this classic Southern appetizer with way less oil thanks to your trusty air fryer.
Mix-and-Match Air-Fried Egg Rolls
Flaky on the outside, savory on the inside, these air-fryer egg rolls are a perfect appetizer. Mix and match this base recipe with any of the filling ideas (sweet and savory!) from our Test Kitchen.
Air-Fryer Spiced Walnuts
This is an easy air-fryer snack recipe to keep on hand for parties or a quick boost of energy.
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More Easy Appetizers

Air-Fried Nashville-Style Hot Chicken Strips
Rating: Unrated 1
You won't get enough of the sweet-and-spicy sauce coating these air-fryer chicken tenders.
Pretzel-Crusted Air-Fryer Crab Cakes
Pretzels provide an irresistible breading for this air-fryer crab cake recipe. Enjoy with the homemade tangy mustard-mayo dipping sauce.
Bread Cheese Is About to Become Your New Go-To Appetizer

There's actually no bread involved here, but it is absolutely delicious. Learn more about the fun-to-eat cheese with Finnish roots.