15 Baked Appetizer Ideas

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Baked appetizers are served warm, right out of the oven for a tasty savory appetizer.

Some baked appetizers can be prepared ahead of time, and then placed in the oven right before your guests arrive.

You can even serve your baked appetizers in the same dish you baked them in, and then place them on a cutting board for serving. It saves you from having to plate the appetizer.

Try making one of these mouthwatering baked appetizers for your next party or get together!

Pesto Sundried Tomato Baked Brie

Baked brie is a classic appetizer your guests will love!

Add more flavor to it by covering the brie in fresh pesto and sundried tomatoes.

Bake it in the oven until the cheese has completely melted through.

Serve with fresh bread for dipping.

Baked Appetizers

Sausage Stuffed Wonton Cups

Sausage stuffed wonton cups are made by creating your own wonton cups for this sausage appetizer.

Place a wonton into each cup of a muffin tin, and bake in the oven for a couple of minutes until it crisps up.

The filling is made by browning Italian sausages in a frying pan. Diced red and green peppers are added to the saucepan, along with cream cheese.

To add a bit of spice to the filling, cumin and cayenne pepper are added to the cream cheese filling.

The filling is spooned into each of the wonton cups, and topped with gouda cheese and cheddar cheese.

The wonton cups can be baked in the oven until the cheese has melted and turned a golden brown.

Serve the wonton cups hot, right out of the oven. Garnish with a bit of chopped up green onions.

Corn Fritters

Corn fritters can be made ahead of time, and warmed up right before serving.

You can serve corn fritters with avocado cilantro dip, spicy mayo, ketchup, or ranch dressing.

Corn fritters are made by combining corn, chickpea flour, rice flour, finely chopped onions together to make the base of the fritter.

Minced garlic, onion garlic salt, cayenne pepper are added to the fritters for a spicy garlic flavoring.

The fritters are formed into flattened balls to make the fritter shape.

The fritters are baked in the oven and garnished with a few fresh chives or parsley.

Baked Appetizer recipe ideas

Pesto Flatbread

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

Slices of mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes are arranged over the flatbread and then it’s baked in the oven.

After the flatbread comes out of the oven, more fresh pesto is spooned onto the flatbread. This gives the flatbread more of a burst of pesto flavor for this savory appetizer.

Baked Appetizers recipes ideas

Sausage, Apple and Gruyere Pinwheels

Sausage pinwheels are made using puff pastry, making these sausage appetizers a decent size.

Ground pork sausage is cooked in a frying pan with a few diced onions. The pork needs to be broken up into small pieces while it’s cooking.

Diced apples and sage are added to the pan, and cooked until the apples are fork tender.

The puff pastry is rolled out, and the sausage mixture sprinkled throughout the puff pastry. The layer of sausage should be fairly thin.

Grated gruyere cheese is sprinkled on top of the sausage, and the puff pastry is rolled into a log.

The log is cut into sections to make the sausage pinwheels.

The puff pastry will have a nice sheen to it with an egg wash. Brush beaten egg over every surface of the puff pastry.

Bake the pinwheels in the oven until the pastry has turned a golden brown, and serve warm, right out of the oven.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Hawaiian BBQ chicken flatbread is a savory appetizer that is tasty hot out of the oven, or chilled and made ahead of time. You can always warm it up in the oven a couple of minutes before your guests come over.

Flatbread dough takes only an hour to make, and most of it is rising time. You can take the time when it’s rising to prepare your flatbread toppings.

Hawaiian BBQ chicken is made by using BBQ sauce in place of the pizza sauce. I know, it’s a bit weird, but trust me… It’s incredible.

The chicken has a Cajun spice mixture rubbed on it, and grilled. The chicken is cut into bite sized pieces, and arranged on top of the flatbread.

Shredded mozzarella cheese, red onions, and pieces of pineapple are added as toppings, and the flatbread is baked in the oven.

Once it comes out of the oven, fresh cilantro leaves are sprinkled on top.

Baked Appetizers

Pesto Pinwheels

Pesto pinwheels are made using puff pastry.

The puff pastry dough is rolled out, and then covered in pesto and parmesan cheese.

The dough is rolled up, and then cut into small round pieces and baked in the oven.

You can serve the pinwheels warm for a tasty pesto appetizer your guests will love!

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Sausage stuffed jalapenos are a spicy sausage appetizer that looks intriguing for your guests!

Ground sausage is cooked and broken up into small pieces. Place the drained sausage into a bowl with cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Mix them together, and this will be your filling for your jalapenos.

Wear gloves when cutting the jalapenos, then you won’t risk getting it in your eye!

Cut the jalapenos lengthwise, removing the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno.

Stuff the jalapenos by spooning the filling into each of the hollowed out jalapenos.

Bake them in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown.

Serve immediately.

Pineapple Pecan Baked Brie

Pineapple pecan baked brie is a savory appetizer you can serve with fresh bread or crackers for dipping.

The pineapple and pecans are caramelized by heating them in a frying pan with brown sugar, pineapple juice, ginger, and salt.

The brie is baked in the oven, and then topped with the candied pineapple and pecans.

Serve immediately.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms are cheesy hot appetizers that you can serve right out of the oven.

Large white mushrooms need to have their stems removed, and hollowed out. Once you have them all arranged and ready to be stuffed, you can start making the filling.

The filling is made with cooked Italian sausage pieces, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, onion powder, minced garlic, and chives.

The mushrooms are stuffed with the filling, and topped with a more mozzarella cheese.

The stuffed mushrooms can bake in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown. Serve immediately.

Mexican Street Corn Flatbread

Mexican street corn flatbread is a filling corn appetizer you can cut into small pieces for your guests.

Corn flatbread is made by making a sour cream sauce with lime zest, lime juice, and minced garlic.

The sauce is spread over the flatbread, and then topped with pepper jack cheese.

Corn is sprinkled on top of the flatbread, with some cotija cheese.

Garnish with chili pepper and bake the flatbread in the oven until the edges are crispy.

Serve immediately.

Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is a hot, creamy dip you can serve with fresh pieces of bread.

Spinach dip is made by combing cooked spinach, cream cheese, minced garlic, salt and pepper, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese together.

The cheese mixture is placed into a heat proof bowl, and topped with more mozzarella cheese, so it’s extra cheesy!!

Spinach dip is baked in the oven, and served hot right out of the oven with fresh pieces of bread for dipping.

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Bacon Cream Cheese Pickles

Bacon cream cheese pickles are creamy, crispy, and melt in your mouth!

You can make them at home by cutting a pickle into bite sized pieces, with the center seeds removed.

This acts as the hollowed out portion of the pickle.

Cream cheese is lumped into the hollowed out part of the pickle, and then it’s wrapped in bacon.

You can make these ahead of time, and then bake them for 10 minutes in the oven right before serving.

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian sausage dip is a hot, creamy sausage dip served with crackers or crostini’s.

Spicy Italian sausage is cooked and broken up into smaller pieces.

The sausage is mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese to create the base of the dip.

Sausage dip is spiced with red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Diced tomatoes and banana peppers are added to the dip, and then it can be placed in a heat proof dish.

The sausage dip is topped with more mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese has started to brown.

Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Cups

Spinach and sausage phyllo cups are a tasty sausage appetizer you can serve warm or chilled.

Italian sausage is cooked with diced onions and minced garlic.

Once the sausage has cooled, it’s mixed together with mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese to make the base of the filling.

Cooked and drained spinach is added to the filling mixture with a bit of cumin.

The filling is added to prepared phyllo cups and baked in the oven until the phyllo pastry turns a golden brown.

You can serve them right away, or place in the fridge and you can serve them chilled.