List of the Best Appetizers to Bring to a Party

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When you bring an appetizer to a big party, you want it to be a hit. You want it to be the first thing people go for, and for it to be nothing left within minutes.

These appetizers have been carefully crafted to impress and dazzle your taste buds.

Prosciutto Brie Appetizer

Arrange a few artisan crackers on a serving plate. Top the specialty crackers with a slice of brie cheese, fresh basil, prosciutto, and arugula.

Once you’re ready to serve your appetizer, top with a drizzle of honey and balsamic reduction for a sweet finish for your brie appetizer.

List of the Best Appetizers to Bring to a Party

Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is one of the most flavorful appetizers you can serve.

Bruschetta is a restaurant style appetizer with a combination of roasted tomatoes, garlic, and homemade crostinis.

Bruschetta is best made right before serving, and is topped with balsamic reduction to give the appetizer a bit of a sweet finish to it.

roasted cherry tomato bruschetta

Peach Flatbread

Flatbread is a delicious crispy, warm peach appetizer. Flatbread can be cut into small pieces so it’s easily eaten.

Peach flatbread is made by simply brushing olive oil on the edges of the flatbread dough.

Add pizza sauce on the dough, and arrange fresh mozzarella on top of the pizza sauce.

Place folded pieces of prosciutto all over the flatbread. Slice peaches and dry off excess water. You don’t want too much leaking into your flatbread or it won’t crisp up.

Bake the flatbread, and add fresh leaves of basil once it comes out of the oven.

Peach Appetizers

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Pesto bread appetizer is twisted bread with fresh parmesan cheese and pesto.

It’s best to use fresh pesto for your pesto bread appetizer. Fresh pesto has much more flavor and is less oily than store bought.

Pesto bread appetizer is a tasty, cheesy bread that can be sliced to serve as an appetizer. It’s unique shape and incredible flavor will be sure to impress your guests.

Pesto Bread Appetizer

Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini Topping

Garlic shrimp and avocado crostini is made by mashing avocado with a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper. Spread a layer of avocado on top of the crostini’s.

Fry the shrimp in a skillet with some garlic, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Top the avocado crostini with a freshly cooked garlic shrimp and serve.

Baked Brie

Baked brie is made by adding toppings to brie cheese, and then baking it in the oven until it’s melted. The toppings melt into the brie, creating a flavorful cheesy appetizer.

There are several baked brie toppings you can try out!

Baked brie can be served with crackers, crostini’s or fresh baguette slices.

Brie Appetizer Recipes

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crostini Topping

Smoked salmon and cream cheese crostini’s are made by creaming together cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic, dill and pepper.

Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture onto the crostini.

Add thinly sliced layers of radishes and cucumber on top of the cream cheese.

Place a small piece of smoked salmon on top of the crostini.

Garnish the crostini with a few fresh dill sprigs and a bit of freshly ground pepper. 

Raw Apple Appetizer

Slice a baguette, and top the sliced with olive oil. Broil the slices to create your own crostinis.

The baguette has a layer of fig jam, fresh basil, a slice of apple, and prosciutto.

Drizzle with a bit of balsamic reduction for a finished look to your sophisticated appetizer.

raw apple appetizer

Watermelon Mango Salsa

Watermelon mango salsa is a fruit based salsa with a hint of jalapeno in it. It’s a sweet salsa that is best served within the day or the following day.

Watermelon mango salsa is served with tortilla chips for a refreshing appetizer. It’s a bit more unique to bring watermelon salsa as an appetizer for a party than a tomato salsa.

fresh homemade watermelon mango salsa recipe


Guacamole is always a favorite appetizer at a party!

Guacamole should be made within an hour of serving it with tortilla chips.

Avocado tends to brown (oxidize) as it’s exposed to air, therefore it’s best to make it as close to the party as possible!

toppings for quesadilla

Prosciutto Appetizer with Cheese

Prosciutto appetizer with cheese is a spicy, creamy appetizer served on a fresh slice of baguette.

The spice of the appetizer comes from a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of the baguette.

Prosciutto appetizer can be made with either a slice of gouda or Havarti cheese placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Add a couple of sprigs of arugula and a folded piece for prosciutto.

Drizzle a small amount of balsamic reduction on top of the prosciutto for an added sweet finish to your appetizer.

Appetizers to Serve Before Pizza

Avocado Cucumber Shrimp Bites

Avocado cucumber shrimp bites are a refreshing, spicy appetizer to serve. The shrimp is Cajun style, adding a hint of spice to the appy.

Avocado is mashed with a little lime juice for citusy flavor, and added on top of a slice of cucumber.

Top with a shrimp, and it’s ready to serve! These little cucumber bites look elaborate and taste delightful!

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia bread is a bread that is infused with herb and garlic olive oil. First you cook the olive oil with herbs and freshly minced garlic to bring out the flavors.

Then you begin making your dough and let it rise.

With the remainder of herb infused olive oil, it’s drizzled on top of the bread prior to baking.

When the focaccia bread bakes in the oven, it absorbs the oil, making it taste warm and savory.

Dip freshly baked focaccia in olive oil and balsamic reduction.

herb focaccia bread

Pesto Flatbread

Pesto flatbread is made by using fresh pesto as the pizza sauce.

Fresh mozzarella is added sparingly to the flatbread. Add a few sundried tomatoes and bake until the edges are crispy.

The secret to making delicious pesto flatbread is adding more fresh pesto to the flatbread once it has come out of the oven!

List of the Best Appetizers to Bring to a Party

Cheese Ball

Make your own easy cheese ball with cream cheese for a delicious savory appetizer.

The cheese ball is made by simply using a hand mixer to whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Add a couple of herbs, spices and cheddar cheese to create the base of the cheese ball.

The next part is very messy!!

Shape the cream cheese into a ball shape, and roll into a plate of chopped up walnuts.

Chill for half an hour to make it firm up again.

Serve your cheese ball by slicing off a bit of it and put it onto a cracker to enjoy!

List of Appetizers