Try appetizers for dinner next time you run out of traditional meal ideas. These easy appetizers include finger foods, cheese balls, and a variety of other yummy things to eat.
You don’t have to wait for any specific occasion to indulge in these delicious appetizers and snacks for dinner.
In fact, you can enjoy the best appetizers any time of year.
Easy Appetizers for Dinner Recipes
Make sure you have plenty of delicious snacks and treats in your refrigerator and pantry. If you don't feel like cooking, there's always something yummy to enjoy for dinner.
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
If you're hosting a get-together for friends, serve these delicious air fryer bacon wrapped jalapeños. These easy appetizers will make your party guests so happy.
Crispy Zucchini Parmesan Chips
These zucchini parmesan chips are next level delicious! Even non-veggie lovers will scarf these down. In fact, this is an easy way to get your kids to eat their vegetables.
Easy Ranch Air Fryer Chickpeas
These delicious chickpeas are crunchy and so much better than potato chips! They have tons of flavor, and they're packed with protein and all kinds of other nutrients.
Easy Sausage Cream Cheese Dip
Arrange some potato chips, tortilla chips, and crackers around this delicious dip and watch it disappear. Add a few cherry tomatoes and some chives for a little extra color.
Everything Bagel Dip Recipe
Some seasonings are so delicious that they go with everything! This is one of them! This recipe calls for so little but delivers so much! It's a dipping sauce that you'll want to keep in your fridge at all times.
Quick and Easy Zucchini Pizza Bites
You'll love the flavor and texture of the crunchy zucchini with the creamy mozzarella. Add some of your favorite pizza toppings, including pepperoni, olives, and even some caramelized onions.
Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups
This is one of those finger foods that your guests are sure to love. Serve them plain or offer a creamy dip for a little extra deliciousness.
Pepperoni Pretzel Pizza Bites
Ever sit around on a Saturday night wishing you had something yummy to eat? If you keep a few important staples in your pantry, you can make these delicious little morsels of pizza flavored goodness. It's the perfect finger food that you can serve in large or small portions.
Grilled Pimento Cheese Portobello Caps
Pimento cheese and mushrooms! Can't get much better than that! This is the perfect starter to a meal ... or the star of the meal itself! And if you want something different to add to your charcuterie board, put some of these grilled pimento stuffed mushrooms on there. Your guests will think you're brilliant!
Easy Basic Chaffle Recipe Without Flour
Whether you want to make a sandwich or simply have something gluten-free to have with your appetizers, these chaffles are perfect!
Super Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe
All appetizer tables need a good salsa for dipping. This homemade salsa is a little fancier than what you'd buy in a jar. And it's an easy backyard dip that goes with so many things. It's delicious on the coldest winter days through the warmest summer months.
Oven Fried Plantain Chips with Zesty Dip
These plantain chips are so much fun to eat with this zesty dip. Next time you walk through the produce aisle at the grocery store, pick up a plantain and try this. It will quickly become a favorite snack, appetizer, or side dish.
Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe
These deviled eggs are so east to make, you'll find yourself making them for every occasion. Try them at your next gathering and enjoy all of the sounds of appreciation.
Pulled Pork Taquitos in the Air Fryer
It's always good to have a selection of finger foods. Here's a hearty one that's packed with flavor. These pulled pork taquitos are fun to make in an air fryer, so remember them for your next party.
Easy Air Fryer Boiled Eggs
Most people have no idea how easy it is to "boil" eggs in an air fryer. Although they're not technically boiled, you can't tell the difference in flavor. And they're much easier to peel.
Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels
Make these delicious jalapeno popper pinwheels and watch your guests pop them into their mouths.
These taco balls are a great appetizer dish for any occasion. Serve on a bed of lettuce with a dish of salsa, sour cream, and creamy cheese for dipping.
Easy Spinach Dip Recipe
This creamy dip is super yummy on crackers, chips, and vegetables. And it's good for you!
Easy Pumpkin Butter Recipe
Since canned pumpkin is available year-round, you can make this whenever the craving strikes! This easy pumpkin butter is one you'll want to keep in your fridge at all times. It's good for breakfast, snack time, and whenever you want to make a meal of appetizers.
Easy Taco Dip Deluxe Recipe
Don't forget about a full-on taco dip that is packed with all the goodness you expect in a Tex Mex food. Serve it with corn and flour tortillas.
Slow Cooker Marinated Mushrooms
If you like the savory mellow flavor of mushrooms, you'll love these delicious marinated mushrooms. Serve them in a bowl or add them to any of your other delicious offerings.
Easy Oven-Baked Buffalo Wings
Chicken wings are always a hit, especially when they have this yummy buffalo sauce on them. Regardless of what else you have, these are the perfect addition ... or even main course.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries Recipe
Here's another vegetable appetizer you'll want to add to your list of foods to serve. Enjoy them as appetizers or a yummy side dish.
Roasted Pecans Recipe
It only takes a few minutes to roast a batch of pecans, so make several batches. After all, they'll disappear quickly, and you don't want to run out.
Tater Tot Waffle Pizza Recipe
This tasty appetizer has tons of flavor and is so much fun to make! It's perfect for both adults and kids, so don't leave anyone out.
Easy Chex Party Mix Recipe
If you're looking for something addictive, try this easy Chex party mix treat. This is a gluten-free version so everyone can enjoy it.
Spicy Hot Fire Crackers
Those who love their appetizers spicy hot will love these delicious fire crackers. Just make sure to have a creamy dip to tone them down a bit.
Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower
Vegetables are a necessary addition to your appetizer table. Whether you serve this roasted parmesan cauliflower with the hors d'oeuvres or as a side dish, it will be popular with family and friends.
Roasted Tomatoes with Basil
Use dried or fresh basil to make these roasted tomatoes. You can cut them up and add them to pizza or leave them in slices and serve them with breads, crackers, and cream cheese.
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, but they're good for you. Whether you add salt or sugar to bring out their flavor, they're a great addition to a meal of appetizers.
Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage
There are many things you can use to stuff mushrooms. The sausage in these adds to the depth of flavor that will keep everyone coming back for more.
Who says you have to wait for the holidays to enjoy some tasty appetizers? You can have them whenever you want.
Most of the ones listed above are super easy to make, and they all pack so much flavor you’ll want to have them often. Don’t deny yourself the pleasure of so much yum!
If you’re serving a variety of these appetizers for dinner, please have a variety of food groups, colors, and shapes. That keeps the meal more interesting and fun for everyone.
For those times when you’re making yourself a plate of appetizers (leftovers from your last party?), don’t forget to make a delicious drink to go with it. One of my favorites is this refreshing pineapple smoothie.
Holidays and Special Occasions
Of course, it’s always a great idea to have a selection of quick appetizer foods and snacks in your fridge during the holidays. You never know when someone will stop by for a visit.
All you have to do is open the refrigerator, pull out your favorite dips or cheese balls, and arrange them on a plate with crackers or tortilla chips.
We like to offer yummy appetizers during any special occasion, whether it’s birthday celebrations, New Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or whatever.
If you’re working with a theme, keep that in mind when designing your charcuterie board, veggie platter, or cheeseball tray. Focus on shapes and colors to help set the tone for the get-together.