Quick and Easy Party Recipes

Finger foods and light bites are perfect party fare. Get 15 recipes right here.
By: Leslie Judson
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Caviar and Potato Chips With Crème Fraiche Recipe

Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., shares a deliciously simple recipe for crème fraiche that turns an elegant caviar and potato chip appetizer into a party favorite.

Smoked Gouda and Herb Puffs

These bite-sized balls of smoked, cheesy, herby goodness are the perfect appetizer for a dinner party. Just be careful — they’re so addictive that it’s impossible to eat just one or two (or three)!

Mardi Gras Macarons Recipe

These colorful macarons are inspired by the Mardi Gras King Cake tradition. Be sure to let guests know that one cookie will have a baby surprise inside and that they'll have to make the Mardi Gras macarons next year.

Feta, Mint and Watermelon Bites Recipe

Simple, fresh watermelon and feta appetizers flavored with red wine vinegar and mint pair perfectly with bubbly champagne.

Spicy Shrimp Toast

These decadent, bite-sized shrimp toasts are crisp, super savory and bursting with flavor. Coupled with the sweet chile sauce, this is the perfect cocktail party appetizer.

Keftethakia Cocktail Meatballs

Perfect for a last-minute party, these Greek-inspired meatballs can be made ahead of time and reheated.

Ropa Vieja Mini Tacos Recipe

Minimize your hosting duties on the day of the party by preparing these charming and tasty mini tacos ahead of time, then assembling them in the shell right before guests arrive.

Blackened Tuna Bites Recipe

Crisp cucumber slices take the place of crackers in this sushi-inspired, bite-sized party appetizer recipe.

Rosemary and Thyme White Bean Dip

Everyone loves a party dip, and this is a great one featuring fresh herbs.

Shrimp Salad Recipe

Nothing says summer quite like shrimp salad. Prepare a batch for your next soiree by following this quick and easy recipe that's perfect for bite-sized sandwiches.

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