25 Easy Party Food Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

You don't have to tap into your savings to throw a great party. Try our tasty recommendations for easy (and cheap!) party recipes.

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Sweet and Savory Crostini

Crostini is the perfect appetizer to start out a casual party or get-together. Plus, you can get creative by using as many flavor combinations or assorted toppings that you like. Why not give some of these topping ideas a try?

Rotisserie Chicken Trick

Need to serve your guests protein-packed sandwiches, but don’t have the time or skill set to cook something up from scratch? Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket; then pull it apart and serve it as barbecue chicken sandwiches or sliders.

Mini Turkey Meatballs

For a savory snack that always delivers, give Giada's mini turkey meatballs a try. Get the recipe>>

Brie and Sundried Tomato Mushroom Caps

It may look fancy, but this five-ingredient appetizer is easy to whip up right before guests arrive. Get the recipe>>

Artichoke and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

And if you like stuffed mushrooms, you'll love Rachel Ray's artichoke and cheese version. Get the recipe>>

Eggplant Chips With Cilantro Pesto

Chips and dip is always a party favorite, but for a variation on the classic standby, give eggplant chips a try. The beautiful color and sweet taste pair perfectly with fresh cilantro pesto. Get the recipe>>

Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed With Chicken Apple Salad

Tasty and packed with protein, these simple tomato bites are a great way to fill up guests on the cheap. Get the recipe>>

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits With Honey Ham

Go storebought or made from scratch. Either way, this yummy biscuit + ham combination is bound to be a hit. Get the recipe>>

No-Bake Gorgonzola Cheese Balls

For this cheesy app, combine Gorgonzola, low-fat cream cheese, and a splash of white wine. Add in walnut pieces and salt and pepper for a surprising taste. Place the mixture in the fridge for two hours. Get the recipe>>

Nacho-Stuffed Potato Skins

If your cold-weather get-together includes gathering around the TV for a football game, then be sure to make these restaurant-style potato skins a star player in your appetizer lineup. Get the recipe>>

Crispy Tomato Chips

If you grow a summer garden, chances are you have tons of tomatoes just waiting to be eaten. Take advantage of your summer bounty with these tangy tomato chips — perfect for a crowd! Get the recipe>>

Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple

It doesn't get much easier than this. Simply wrap pineapple cubes with bacon. Broil, flipping halway, until crisp (about 8 minutes).

Parmesan Spinach Balls

Love creamy spinach dip? These parmesan spinach balls are its crispy counterpart. Get the recipe>>

Grilled Watermelon Recipe

For an outdoor summer party, nothing beats a nice juicy watermelon, except maybe a delicious grilled watermelon. Get the recipe>>

Caprese Bites

Think easy, cheap and healthy don't go together? Think again. On a decorative toothpick, skewer one cherry tomato, a basil leaf and a small ball of mozzarella. Serve with varieties of marinated olives, sliced Italian meats and breadsticks.

Asian Chicken Skewers

Make these incredible chicken skewers and spend the rest of the evening raking in the compliments. Get the recipe>>

Deviled Eggs Three Ways

Deviled eggs are always a cheap and easy option, but we whip them up three different ways to please everyone's palate. Get the recipes>>

Cheese Straws

No fall or winter party is complete without the classic cheese straw. A savory combination of butter and cheese gets an added kick from cayenne pepper, making them a crowd-pleasing appetizer or hearty snack. Get the recipe>>

Bacon Cheese Balls

Want an instant party hit? Combine two of the world's most popular ingredients: bacon + cheese. Just mix 8 ounces cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 8 chopped, cooked bacon slices, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and the zest and juice of 1/2 lemon. Form into balls and chill. Roll in chopped chives and more chopped bacon.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Bread Sticks

The perfect addition to your cheese platter. Wrap paper-thin slices of prosciutto around three-quarters of each bread stick. Serve with assorted cheeses for an instant party favorite.

Roasted Pepper and Mozzarella Bites

It seems like such a pity to not take advantage of nature's bounty during the warmer months. Garden-fresh bell peppers are a must. This bell pepper and mozzarella combination could not get any easier, but sometimes the simplest recipes are also the most delightful. Get the recipe>>

Curried Chicken Salad

This simple curried chicken salad recipe is the perfect easy recipe to serve up at parties (or maybe just for you!). Get the recipe>>

Self-Serve Popcorn Bar

Always a crowd pleaser, popcorn is a budget-friendly way to feed a big group. Add gourmet toppings to take this oh-so-munchable snack to the next level. Find out how to set up a self-serve popcorn bar>>

Self-Serve Potato Chip Bar

Another fun option? Satisfy your guest's salty tooth with a serve-yourself snack station stocked with kettle chips, savory seasonings and gourmet toppings. Find out how to set up a self-serve potato chip bar>> 

Feta, Mint and Watermelon Bites

Save money on food with simple, fresh watermelon and feta appetizers flavored with red wine vinegar and mint. With that extra cash, we recommend splurging on a bottle of champagne to go along with these delicious morsels. Get the recipe>>

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