10 Easy and Delicious Appetizers to Impress Your Guests

Looking for some quick and impressive appetizers to serve at your next gathering? Look no further! In this post, we have rounded up 10 easy and delicious appetizer recipes that are sure to impress your guests. From savory bites to sweet treats, these appetizers are not only tasty but also visually appealing. So get ready to wow your guests with these simple yet impressive appetizers. Let’s get started!

Brushetta with Mozzarella

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There is nothing quite like the classic flavor combination of sweet tomatoes with fresh basil and mozzarella. Allow this winning flavor trio to marinate with a bit of olive oil, balsamic, and garlic, serve on slices of rustic toasted gluten-free bread, and you’ll have a simple bruschetta with mozzarella appetizer that everyone will love and devour. Just 30 minutes start to finish!

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Baked Empanadas

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Photo Credit: Dominican Cooking

If you’re looking for a healthy empanada dough with no butter, this vegan-friendly, easier, quicker, lighter alternative calls for oil instead, and it can be combined with any sweet or savory fillings.

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Smoked Salmon and Avocado Mayo Canapes

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Photo Credit: Tia Clara

Feast your eyes on this fancy little smoked salmon appetizer! It’s got the best of both worlds: a taste of the wild, with succulent smoked salmon, and a dash of refined creamy, dreamy homemade avocado mayo. Your guests will flip their fins over this easy smoked salmon and avocado mayo canape that brings together two fan favorites.

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Caprese Skewers

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Photo Credit: Champagne and Coffee Stains

These caprese skewers are the perfect app for any party or event. It’s an easy appetizer that looks so fancy!

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Baked Brie with Fig Jam

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Photo Credit: My Everyday Table

Looking for an easy and slightly fancy appetizer that is sure to be a crowd pleaser? This baked brie with fig jam is it! It’s got a thick layer of savory and gooey brie cheese that’s topped with a layer of sweet fig jam and it’s perfectly delicious spread on a slice of baguette.

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Dill Ranch Chex Mix

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Photo Credit: My Everyday Table

This easy ranch chex mix recipe can be made with just 5 minutes to prep and is a flavorful mashup of (yummy) ranch dressing with (elevated) dill flavor.

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Butter Toffee Almonds

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Photo Credit: The Honour System

This Butter Toffee Almonds recipe is a sweet treat that combines the rich, nutty flavor of toasted almonds with a buttery toffee coating. The crunchy texture contrasts beautifully with the smooth toffee layer and they are a perfect homemade gift or holiday party snack.

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Easy Hot Crab Dip

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Photo Credit: Blinky’s Culinary Carnival

Hot Crab Dip could not be easier! Loaded with artichokes and cheesy goodness and fresh crab. This appetizer is ready in under 20 minutes.

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Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

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Photo Credit: Greedy Gourmet

Stuffed cherry tomatoes take cherry tomato appetizers to another level though, turning them into little stuffed bites of pure bliss!

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Cranberry Meatballs

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Photo Credit: Blinky’s Culinary Carnival

These Cranberry Meatballs are one of my most requested appetizers! Orange juice and orange zest give them another wonderful depth of flavor! 

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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