9 Feta Appetizer Ideas

Feta cheese is a sharp, salty cheese you can use as a base to create chef worthy appetizers that will impress your dinner party guests!

You can make bruschetta, toothpick watermelon bites, spinach dip, phyllo cups, and deviled eggs, using feta cheese as the key ingredient in these fancy appetizers.

Feta Appetizer recipe ideas

Watermelon Cups

Watermelon cups are circular appetizers filled with cucumbers and feta.

The cup portion of the watermelon is made by using a circular cookie cutter (I used a scone cutter since it has a handle on top – made it much easier!).

Cut the watermelon with the circular cookie cutter until you’ve made enough for your appetizer.

Next up, a melon baller is used to scoop the inside of the circle. A melon baller makes the inside a perfect circle, but if you don’t have one you can always use a spoon!

The watermelon cut from the center is diced into small pieces and placed in a bowl.

Cucumber cut into a similar sizing as the watermelon pieces and added to the bowl with the watermelon. Feta cheese is crumbed into the bowl to make the base of the filling.

A little red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper seasons the cucumber and watermelon. Mix them together and then spoon the filling back into the watermelon cups.

Top with a little more crumbled feta and it’s all finished.

Watermelon cups are the perfect addition to a summer BBQ.

Feta Appetizer recipe ideas

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta with roasted strawberries is a warm strawberry appetizer served with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Diced strawberries are roasted in the oven with balsamic vinegar and honey until the juices are released from the strawberries.

In the meantime, feta is whipped in a food processor along with Greek yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of whipped feta on top of a slice of crusty bread, and top with roasted strawberries.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Avocado Mousse

Avocado mousse is a creamy, filling mousse you can use on top of crostini’s or crackers for a delicious appetizer.

Avocado mousse is made by blending the flesh of a few avocados, diced serrano peppers, spices and whipping cream in a food processor.

Avocado mousse is flavored with garlic, cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and sugar, making it the perfect base of a cracker for an appetizer.

Once the mousse has been pulsed together, it’s piped onto a crostini, and then a bit of crumbled feta is sprinkled on top of the mousse to finish it off.

Watermelon Bruschetta

Watermelon bruschetta has creamy undertones, mixed with refreshing watermelon and sweet balsamic reducion.

Watermelon bruschetta is made by whipping together feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Baguette slices are toasted and then a layer of the whipped ricotta and feta cheese is spread on top.

Watermelon is cubed into small pieces, and placed on top of the creamy layer.

Add a little freshly chopped chives, basil leaves, and ground pepper to the bruschetta.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and your watermelon bruschetta is ready to be served.

Feta Appetizer ideas

Whipped Feta and Strawberry Phyllo Cups

Whipped feta and strawberry phyllo cups

Feta is crumbled and placed in a food processor and blended until the pieces are quite small.

Cream cheese, honey, lemon zest are added to the food processor and blended until smooth.

The feta and cream cheese citrus mixture is piped into the phyllo cups as the base of the appetizer.

Diced strawberries are placed on top of the cream cheese mixture in the phyllo cup.

To garnish, add a sprig of mint, and a little drizzled balsamic reduction.

Roasted Cauliflower and Feta Dip

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip is a dip you can serve warm, or chilled.

Cauliflower florets are roasted in the oven with onion powder, garlic powder and olive oil until they are fork tender.

The cauliflower should be cooled for a bit, then you can puree it in a food processor.

Add crumbled feta, Greek yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice to the food processor and blend together to create a smooth dip.

Top the dip with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped up chives, and a few chili pepper flakes.

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip goes well with pita chips, crostini’s, carrots, or celery for dipping.

Corn Deviled Eggs

Corn deviled eggs are a vibrantly colored corn appetizer that can be prepared ahead of time.

Corn deviled eggs are made by making boiled eggs, cutting them in half, and removing the cooked egg yolks into the small bowl.

The eggs yolks are mashed and combined with mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and feta cheese.

The egg mixture is piped back into the halved white of the egg.

Garnish with chopped up red onions, corn, chili powder, and fresh cilantro leaves.

Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is a creamy, warm appetizer served with bread.

Spinach dip is made by adding cooked spinach, blended artichokes, spices, and mozzarella cheese all blended together.

Spinach dip is a vibrant green color, topped with even more cheese. Feta is crumbled on top to this thick, cheesy dip!

Watermelon Skewers

Watermelon skewers are simple to make, but have a ton of flavor!

The mint and watermelon mixed together with the tart feta cheese makes these watermelon skewers irresistible!

To make this simple watermelon appetizer, cut watermelon and feta into similar sized cubes or rectangles.

Stack them on top of one another, and then add a large mint leaf on top.

Place a toothpick through the stack, and garnish with a bit of pepper.

You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top if desired.

Feta Appetizer recipes

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

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Vegan cookies and cream ice cream is made using coconut milk for a rich, creamy ice cream treat.

You can taste test the ice cream to make sure it’s the right flavor for your liking. If you want it a bit sweeter, add more sugar.

If you want more of the vanilla flavor to come through, use vanilla bean paste instead of vanilla extract.

Create your own version of vegan cookies and cream ice cream right at home with only a few simple ingredients.

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Make sure to freeze your vegan cookies and cream ice cream for at least 6-24 hours after making it to let it harden enough for ice cream. When it comes out of the ice cream maker it has the consistency of soft serve.

You can assemble your own ice cream sandwiches by putting a heaping spoonful of ice cream in between 2 Oreo cookies for a special after dinner treat!

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Vegan cookies and cream ice cream is a rich, coconut flavored ice cream you can enjoy on a hot summer evening!

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream with coconut milk

Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Recipe

How to make vegan cookies and cream ice cream
Prep Time15 mins
Churning Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: vegan ice cream
Yield: 4 servings

Equipment

  • 1 Ice Cream Maker

Materials

  • 1 400 ml can full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1/3-1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 9 Oreo Cookies chopped

Instructions

  • Freeze your ice cream bowl for 24 hours.
  • Combine together 1 can of coconut milk, 1/3-1/2 cup sugar, and 2 tsp of vanilla extract in a measuring cup that is easily pourable. (4 cup liquid measure works well.) Mix together with a spatula until the sugar has fully dissolved. Taste test your ice cream! Make sure you like the sweetness and vanilla flavoring to your liking. You can always add a little more of either to suit your preference.
  • Assemble your ice cream maker. Turn it on, and pour the ice cream mix into the frozen ice cream bowl. Let it churn for 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, cut the cookies into small pieces so they will be easily mixed in the ice cream.
  • Pour the cookies into the ice cream after the initial 20 minutes of churning. Let them mix in until they're fully mixed into the vegan cookies and cream ice cream (1-2 minutes).
  • Turn off the ice cream maker. Spoon the ice cream into an airtight container and freeze for minimum 6 hours to make it harden up. Otherwise, it will be more like soft serve when it comes out of the ice cream maker.
Vegan Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

6 Breakfast Crostini Recipe Ideas

Breakfast crostini’s can be made with classic breakfast foods including eggs, avocado and bacon.

Not only that, you can make breakfast crostini’s with apples and cheddar cheese, smoked salmon with herbed cream cheese, and lemon with ricotta cheese.

Create your own breakfast crostini’s right at home with these inspirational recipe ideas!

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Bacon and Egg Crostini with Roasted Garlic Aioli and Avocado

Egg crostini’s are a fancy egg appetizer you can make by layering a couple of savory ingredients.

Make your own fresh crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing a little olive oil on them, and broiling them for 2 minutes.

After they come out of the oven, spread a layer of roasted garlic aioli over the crostini.

Hard boil your eggs, and cut them into slices. Place a slice on top of the roasted garlic aioli.

Add crispy bacon bits to the top of the crostini, and a few pieces of chopped up avocado.

Serve immediately.

Breakfast Crostini Recipe ideas

Ricotta Egg Crostini

Ricotta egg crostini’s are a savory egg bruschetta you can make by soft boiling eggs.

Assemble the bruschetta by mixing together chopped cherry tomatoes, strips of basil leaves, and olive oil.

Toast the crostini’s, and spread a layer of ricotta on top.

Spoon the bruschetta mixture over top of the ricotta.

Cut the egg into slices, and place on top of the crostini’s.

Breakfast Crostini Recipes

Pico De Gallo Egg Crostini

Pico de gallo egg crostini is a layered breakfast crostini.

Ciabatta bread is sliced and brushed with olive oil. The bread is baked in the oven to toast them into crostini’s.

Scrambled eggs are cooked together with butter and melted cheddar cheese.

Meanwhile, bacon is cooked until it’s crispy and crunchy.

Assemble the breakfast crostini by placing a layer of eggs, a layer of bacon, and a spoonful of pico de gallo on top.

Breakfast Crostini ideas

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Smoked salmon crostini is a cream cheese crostini with fresh smoked salmon folded on top.

Fresh slices of baguette are toasted in the oven until they have crisped up to make crostini’s.

Cream cheese is mixed together with goat cheese, minced garlic, and fresh dill for an herbed cream cheese layer for the crostini.

Slices of radishes and cucumber are placed on top of the herbed cream cheese layer.

Finish off the breakfast crostini by folding a piece of smoked salmon on top, and garnish with more fresh dill and black pepper.

Lemon Basil Ricotta Crostini

Lemon basil ricotta crostini has a refreshing citrusy flavor to it.

Ricotta is mixed together with lemon zest, black pepper, and salt for a rich base to the crostini.

Freshly made crostini’s are baked in the oven, and layered with the ricotta mixture.

Add a couple of strips of fresh basil leaves to the tops of the crostini’s.

Drizzle olive oil on top and enjoy!

Apple Cheddar Crostini

Apple cheddar crostini’s are served on pumpernickel crostini’s, making it a little bit of a darker crostini.

Apples are chopped up and cooked in a saucepan along with cinnamon, butter, sugar and lemon juice until the apples are fork tender.

Pumpernickel bread is sliced and toasted in the oven for a couple of minutes.

To assemble the crostini, place a slice of cheddar cheese on the toast, and then add a spoonful of the apple mixture.

Garnish with a couple of flakes of sea salt.

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7 Cold Prosciutto Appetizer Ideas

Prosciutto is a versatile meat you can use as the base to create chef worthy savory appetizers.

You can use prosciutto paired with your favorite cheese to make crostini’s and fancy cracker appetizers.

Prosciutto and Brie on Artisan Crackers

Prosciutto and brie on artisan crackers is a crispy appetizer with a sweetened finish to it.

Artisan crackers are arranged on a plate, and topped with a slice of brie cheese on each of them.

Basil leaves are placed on top of the brie, along with strips of prosciutto that are placed in a folded shape.

A couple sprigs of arugula are placed on top of the prosciutto to complete the base of the appetizer.

Drizzle a bit of honey and balsamic reduction all over the artisan crackers and enjoy!

Cold Prosciutto Appetizer ideas

Prosciutto Havarti Appetizer

Prosciutto Havarti crostini is made by adding a thin layer of red pepper jelly on top of a fresh slice of bread.

A layer of Havarti cheese is placed on top of the red pepper jelly.

Arugula leaves are added on top of the Havarti.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the arugula, and drizzled with balsamic reduction.

Cold Prosciutto Appetizer recipes

Prosciutto and Apple Crostini

Prosciutto and apple crostini is made by adding a layer of fig jam on top of a freshly prepared crostini.

A fresh leaf of basil is added on top of the fig jam.

A thin slice of apple is added to the crostini along with a strip of prosciutto.

The prosciutto appetizer is topped with balsamic reduction to give it a sweet finish.

Cold Prosciutto Appetizers

Prosciutto Crostini with Balsamic Glaze

Prosciutto crostini with balsamic glaze is made by adding a slice of burrata cheese on top of a prepared crostini piece.

Prosciutto is layered on top of the cheese, and then balsamic glaze and honey are drizzled on top.

The crostini appetizer is garnished with a couple strips of fresh basil leaves.

Prosciutto Goat Cheese Crostini

Prosciutto goat cheese crostini is made by spreading a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the prepared crostini.

Fig jam is layered on top of the goat cheese, adding a bit of sweetness to the crostini appetizer.

Take a slice of prosciutto and a basil leaf and put them together.

Then roll them up and place them on the crostini and serve!

The rolled prosciutto crostini appetizer makes them look professional and eye catching.

Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites

Prosciutto wrapped apple bites are a crunchy, fruit filled appetizer.

Honey crisp apples are sliced, and layered with a piece of white cheddar, and couple of sprigs of arugula.

Prosciutto is wrapped around the stack until it’s fully covered.

Garnish with a bit of of black pepper and enjoy!

Peach and Prosciutto Crostini

Peach and prosciutto crostini appetizer is made by first creating an herbed ricotta mixture.

Ricotta cheese is placed in a food processor until smooth. To make it extra rich, heavy cream is added to the ricotta cheese.

Fresh basil and parsley is added to the ricotta mixture for the first layer of the crostini appetizer.

Next, the prosciutto is crisped in a frying pan for a couple of minutes.

This will give the prosciutto a crunchy texture for the appetizer.

To assemble, add a layer of the ricotta mixture on the crostini.

Add a slice of peach on top of the ricotta cheese.

Place a few small pieces of the crisped prosciutto on top of the peaches.

Add a fresh basil leaf, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and olive oil to top off the crostini appetizer.

9 Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipe Ideas

Fresh mozzarella is a creamy, rich cheese you can use to make specialty appetizers for your next party.

You can make finger appetizers like fruit caprese skewers, crostini’s or bruschetta.

You can also make easy handheld appetizers like flatbreads with pesto or prosciutto and peach flavors.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer ideas

Fresh Mozzarella and Watermelon Skewers

Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewers have a citrusy honey lime drizzle on them.

Watermelon is made into balls using a melon baller. Onto each skewer, a piece of watermelon, and a piece of fresh mozzarella is alternated until the entire skewer is full.

Fresh lime juice is mixed with lime zest, salt, and honey for the coating on the skewers.

Drizzle the sauce on top of the skewers, and serve immediately.

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.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipes

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.

Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.

Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.

To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.

A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.

Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer Recipes

Peach Caprese Appetizer

Peach caprese appetizer uses slices of peaches to create a sandwich.

In between the layers of peaches is a slice of mozzarella.

On the top layer of peach, add a single leaf of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Place a toothpick through the sandwich so it can easily be eaten without it falling apart.

Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

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, along with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Fresh Mozzarella Appetizer recipe ideas

Caprese Pesto Crostini

Caprese pesto crostini’s are made by marinating cherry tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dried basil leaves and olive oil.

Once you’ve made your crostini’s and they have cooled, fresh pesto is spread on the crostini.

Mozzarella slices and cherry tomatoes are placed on top of the layer of pesto.

Finally, the pesto appetizer is topped with freshly chopped basil leaves, parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Simple Mozzarella Bruschetta

Simple mozzarella bruschetta is a tasty appetizer you can serve warm, right out of the oven.

Make your own crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing olive oil on to one side of the bread, and then broiling it in the oven for 2 minutes until it’s toasted.

Assemble the bruschetta by putting one slice of tomato, and one slice of mozzarella onto the crostini’s. Add a couple basil leaves to the bruschetta, and then broil in the oven until the cheese has started to melt.

Drizzle balsamic reduction over the bruschetta and enjoy!

Prosciutto Peach Skewer

Prosciutto peach skewer uses fresh peaches wrapped in prosciutto.

Fresh mozzarella is added to the skewer for a creamy, cheesy addition to the juicy peaches.

Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey to finish off this delicious tangy appetizer.

10 Watermelon Appetizer Ideas

Ripe watermelon is one of the juiciest fruits in the summer, making for a refreshing appetizer base.

You can use watermelon to make bruschetta, skewers, salsa, or watermelon cups to create alluring appetizers for your next summer party!

Watermelon Appetizers

Watermelon Bruschetta

Watermelon bruschetta has creamy undertones, mixed with refreshing watermelon and sweet balsamic reducion.

Watermelon bruschetta is made by whipping together feta cheese and ricotta cheese.

Baguette slices are toasted and then a layer of the whipped ricotta and feta cheese is spread on top.

Watermelon is cubed into small pieces, and placed on top of the creamy layer.

Add a little freshly chopped chives, basil leaves, and ground pepper to the bruschetta.

Drizzle with balsamic reduction and your watermelon bruschetta is ready to be served.

Watermelon Skewers

Watermelon skewers are simple to make, but have a ton of flavor!

The mint and watermelon mixed together with the tart feta cheese makes these watermelon skewers irresistible!

To make this simple watermelon appetizer, cut watermelon and feta into similar sized cubes or rectangles.

Stack them on top of one another, and then add a large mint leaf on top.

Place a toothpick through the stack, and garnish with a bit of pepper.

You can drizzle balsamic vinegar on top if desired.

watermelon skewer appetizer

Watermelon Cups

Watermelon cups are circular appetizers filled with cucumbers and feta.

The cup portion of the watermelon is made by using a circular cookie cutter (I used a scone cutter since it has a handle on top – made it much easier!).

Cut the watermelon with the circular cookie cutter until you’ve made enough for your appetizer.

Next up, a melon baller is used to scoop the inside of the circle. A melon baller makes the inside a perfect circle, but if you don’t have one you can always use a spoon!

The watermelon cut from the center is diced into small pieces and placed in a bowl.

Cucumber cut into a similar sizing as the watermelon pieces and added to the bowl with the watermelon. Feta cheese is crumbed into the bowl to make the base of the filling.

A little red wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt and pepper seasons the cucumber and watermelon. Mix them together and then spoon the filling back into the watermelon cups.

Top with a little more crumbled feta and it’s all finished.

Watermelon cups are the perfect addition to a summer BBQ.

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon salsa is a refreshing fruit based salsa you can serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Watermelon salsa is made by adding together chopped up watermelon, mango, pineapple, jalapeno, red onions, and red pepper in a large bowl.

To spice the salsa, fresh cilantro leaves are added, along with lime juice, olive oil, paprika, cumin, and salt.

Watermelon salsa is best if served the day it’s made.

Use a slotted spoon to remove the salsa and place it into a fresh bowl for serving.

Watermelon Brie Bites

Watermelon brie bites are a creamy, and refreshing appetizer you can serve on a hot summer’s day as a delicious appetizer.

Balsamic vinegar is cooked together with sugar to make a sugary syrup consistency that you’ll use to drizzle on top of the appetizer. Another option would be to use balsamic reduction.

Assemble the appetizer by placing a rectangular piece of watermelon on the bottom, and then adding a piece of arugula, and a slice of brie cheese on top.

Place a toothpick through the stack, and drizzle with balsamic to garnish.

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Margarita Watermelon Jalapeno Bites

Margarita watermelon jalapeno bites have the flavoring of eating a margarita! (Therefore they are adult only!!)

A simple sugar is made, and then a portion of it is cooked with slices of jalapeno peppers.

The rest of the simple sugar is mixed with fresh lime juice, tequila, and orange liquor to create the margarita taste.

The margarita syrup is poured over cubed pieces of watermelon and set to marinade for a couple of hours.

To assemble the appetizer, place a piece of watermelon, and then top with 1 piece of sliced jalapeno. Place a toothpick through the stack.

Crumble cotija cheese over the appetizer and serve immediately.

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Fresh Mozzarella and Watermelon Skewers

Fresh mozzarella and watermelon skewers have a citrusy honey lime drizzle on them.

Watermelon is made into balls using a melon baller. Onto each skewer, a piece of watermelon, and a piece of fresh mozzarella is alternated until the entire skewer is full.

Fresh lime juice is mixed with lime zest, salt, and honey for the coating on the skewers.

Drizzle the sauce on top of the skewers, and serve immediately.

Watermelon and Coconut Lime Dip

Watermelon and coconut lime dip is a fruity appetizer with a hint of lime with coconut yogurt dipping sauce.

Watermelon is cut into long pieces, and Tajin seasoning is sprinkled on top. The narrow pieces of watermelon make it easy dipping into the sauce.

The creamy dipping sauce is made by combining coconut yogurt, fresh lime juice, and coconut sugar.

Dip your watermelon pieces into the coconut sauce and enjoy!

Blackberry and Watermelon Skewers

Blackberry and watermelon skewers are simple to make, and have juicy flavoring when you bite into them!

A piece of cubed watermelon is placed on the bottom, and a piece of feta in the middle, and a blackberry on top.

A toothpick is placed through the stack, and it’s ready to be enjoyed!

The salty feta cheese balances out the rich, juicy flavoring of the blackberries, making this appetizer a big hit at parties!

Watermelon Cups with Cranberry Mascarpone

Watermelon cups with cranberry mascarpone is a rich and decadent appetizer.

Watermelon is cut into squares, and then a melon baller is used to scoop out a bit of the middle to create a watermelon cup.

Cranberries are pulsed in a food processor and then are combined with sugar to remove some of their tartness.

Mascarpone cheese is mixed in with the sugary cranberries for the center filling of the watermelon cup.

You can roll the filling into balls, and then place them nicely in the watermelon cup for a fancy looking appetizer.

Garnish with a bit of orange zest and strips of fresh basil leaves.

7 Egg Appetizer Ideas

Eggs are a universal food that you can serve not only at breakfast, but also as a fancy appetizer.

Most of the recipes use hard boiled or soft boiled eggs to create their alluring savory appetizers.

You can make eggs into appetizers like sliders, lettuce wraps, crostini’s, and deviled eggs.

Try making one of these intriguing egg appetizers for your next dinner party to impress your guests!

Egg Appetizer Ideas

BLT Egg Sliders

BLT egg sliders are adorable egg appetizers that look like miniature burgers.

BLT egg sliders are made by cooking hard boiled eggs and then cutting them in half to create the “buns”.

The bottom half of the “buns” need to have a little bit of the bottom of the egg cut off so it can sit flat on a serving plate.

Add a little salt, pepper, and your favorite sauce (ketchup, mustard, mayo, hot sauce, horseradish) to the bottom half of the egg.

Assemble the egg sliders by placing a strip of freshly cooked bacon, a slice of tomato to fit right inside the slider, and a piece of lettuce.

Top the slider with the other half of the egg to make the sliders complete.

Garnish the egg sliders by adding a little more pepper and sesame seeds.

Place a toothpick through the egg slider to make sure it stays together.

You can make these ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Blue Cheese and Asparagus Deviled Eggs

Blue cheese and asparagus deviled eggs are upright deviled eggs, with a piece of asparagus poking out of it, making it look like a chef worthy egg appetizer.

To make the hardboiled eggs stand upright, cut off a small piece from the bottom to create a flat surface for the egg to sit up on a serving plate.

Cut off the top part of the egg (1/2-1/3 of the egg) to expose the egg yolk. Remove the egg yolks and place them in a bowl.

Cook the bacon, and then use the bacon grease to cook the asparagus with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Place the bacon in a food processor and blend until it’s crumbly, and set aside for it to be used later.

In the same food processor that is coated in bacon fat, add egg yolks, mayo, Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and a couple cloves of roasted garlic. Blend together until it’s smooth and pipable.

Pipe roasted garlic egg mixture into the upright egg whites.

Stick a small piece of asparagus (cut to size) into the upright egg.

Top the eggs with crumbled bacon, blue cheese pieces, smoked paprika, and a few chives.

You can make these tasty deviled eggs ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them to your guests.

Egg Salad Lettuce Wraps

Egg salad lettuce wraps are a cold lettuce wrap that you can make in advance to your company coming over.

Egg salad lettuce wraps are made by mixing together mayo, sour cream, capers, green onions, shredded carrots, chopped red peppers, and a little salt and pepper.

Eggs are hardboiled, and then chopped into small pieces.

Chopped egg pieces are folded into the egg salad base, and then spooned onto a piece of Bibb lettuce.

You can use another type of lettuce like iceberg lettuce. Iceberg lettuce works well for a crunchy lettuce texture for your lettuce wraps.

Ricotta Cheese Egg Bites

Ricotta cheese egg bites are a simple quick bread and look like small muffins for easy eating!

Ricotta is mixed together with almond milk until the ricotta is thinned out a little.

Whiskey eggs are mixed into the ricotta mixture, along with chopped peppers, diced onions, a little sea salt, and garlic powder to create the egg bite batter.

The egg batter is baked in the oven in a muffin tin.

After the egg bites have come out of the oven, garnish with a little pepper and serve warm, right out of the oven.

Bacon and Egg Crostini with Roasted Garlic Aioli and Avocado

Egg crostini’s are a fancy egg appetizer you can make by layering a couple of savory ingredients.

Make your own fresh crostini’s by slicing a baguette, brushing a little olive oil on them, and broiling them for 2 minutes.

After they come out of the oven, spread a layer of roasted garlic aioli over the crostini.

Hard boil your eggs, and cut them into slices. Place a slice on top of the roasted garlic aioli.

Add crispy bacon bits to the top of the crostini, and a few pieces of chopped up avocado.

Serve immediately.

Ricotta Egg Crostini

Ricotta egg crostini’s are a savory egg bruschetta you can make by soft boiling eggs.

Assemble the bruschetta by mixing together chopped cherry tomatoes, strips of basil leaves, and olive oil.

Toast the crostini’s, and spread a layer of ricotta on top.

Spoon the bruschetta mixture over top of the ricotta.

Cut the egg into slices, and place on top of the crostini’s.

Deviled Egg Dip

Deviled egg dip is a chilled dip you can make ahead of time.

Deviled egg dip is made by cooking eggs until they are hardboiled, and then separating the egg whites and egg yolks.

Reserve 1/2 of the egg whites, and place the rest of the egg whites and yolks in a food processor.

The eggs are blended with mayonnaise, stone ground mustard, cream cheese, and white wine vinegar until the mixture is glossy and rich.

Chop up the reserved egg whites and fold them in to the egg mixture from the food processor, along with a bit of hot sauce and chives.

The chopped egg whites makes the dip be a little fuller, and chunky.

Place the dip in a serving dish, and garnish with paprika and chives.

You can serve deviled egg dip with crackers, pita chips, or tortilla chips for a delicious egg appetizer.

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9 Types of Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce is a velvety, buttery sauce for pasta that you can even dip garlic bread in.

Alfredo sauce is made of a combination of using heavy cream and Parmesan cheese which gives it a rich flavor.

You can add roasted red peppers, habanero peppers, pumpkin puree, sundried tomatoes, pesto or mushrooms to add a little spice to alfredo sauce.

Try making one of these delicious, appetizing alfredo sauces for your next fettucine pasta dinner party.

Types of Alfredo Sauce

Spicy

Spicy alfredo sauce has a red pepper base, and it uses a habanero pepper to add a ton of spice to alfredo sauce.

In a food processor, red pepper, fresh tomato, an onion, and a habanero is blended together until they are quite fine pieces. This creates the base flavoring for your alfredo sauce.

Diced onions and minced garlic are cooked in a saucepan to begin making the alfredo sauce.

The pepper blended added to the onions along with heavy cream to create the spicy alfredo sauce.

Thicken the spicy alfredo by adding freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin alfredo sauce is a creamy, fall flavored alfredo sauce.

Sage leaves are infused into melted butter in a saucepan over medium heat. A little bit of minced garlic creates a buttery, herb flavor as the base of the alfredo sauce.

Heavy cream, pumpkin puree, and nutmeg are added to the saucepan for the rich flavoring of alfredo.

Parmesan and Romano cheese are added at the end to thicken the fall flavored alfredo sauce.

Sundried Tomato

Sundried tomato alfredo sauce is is a rich, tart, tomato flavored alfredo sauce.

Sundried tomatoes are blended with chicken broth to release the flavor of the sundried tomatoes for your alfredo sauce.

Heavy cream is heated in a saucepan, and the blended sundried tomatoes are added to the cream to create the base of the alfredo sauce.

Garlic salt, nutmeg, and pepper are added to add some depth to the sauce flavoring.

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese is added near the end of finishing off the sauce to thicken it.

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Pesto

Pesto alfredo sauce is an earthy, vibrant green colored pasta.

Pesto alfredo sauce is made by first making a roux with butter and flour.

Heavy cream and milk are added to make the base of the sauce.

Parmesan cheese and pesto are added at the end to enhance the flavoring of the alfredo sauce, making it taste creamy with a hint of herb taste.

Zucchini

Zucchini alfredo sauce is made by cooking diced zucchini with onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Once zucchini is cooked through, it’s blended in a food processor with heavy cream. The zucchini releases it’s earthy flavor, and then it’s returned to the saucepan to thicken with Parmesan cheese.

A splash of lemon juice is added at the end to finish off the alfredo sauce.

Mushroom

Mushroom alfredo sauce is a buttery, luscious alfredo sauce.

Mushroom alfredo sauce is made by sautéing mushrooms with olive oil until they tender. The mushrooms are set aside until they are added back in at the end.

To make the alfredo sauce, butter and flour are mixed together in a saucepan to make a roux.

Chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and garlic powder are added to the roux to make the creamy sauce.

Add the mushrooms into the alfredo sauce, and a little spinach if desired.

Spinach adds a pop of color to this rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

Spinach

Spinach alfredo sauce is an earthy flavored alfredo sauce that uses cream cheese instead of heavy cream.

Spinach alfredo sauce is made by cooking butter and minced garlic together to release the aromas of the garlic as the base of the alfredo sauce.

Milk, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese are added to the buttery garlic base to make the creamy alfredo sauce.

Spinach alfredo sauce is seasoned with fresh ground black pepper adding a depth of flavor.

Once the sauce has thickened up, fresh spinach leaves are added to the sauce and left to wilt and release their flavors into the sauce.

Roasted Red Pepper

Roasted red pepper alfredo sauce is extra creamy, because it has both goat cheese and Parmesan cheese in this savory alfredo sauce.

Roasted red pepper alfredo sauce is made with a base of olive oil, minced garlic and onions together in a frying pan on medium heat.

Heavy cream, Parmesan, and goat cheese are added to the frying pan to create this creamy alfredo sauce.

At the end of the sauce thickening, add roasted red pepper, and blend until it’s a smooth, rich alfredo sauce.

Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

Types of Alfredo Sauce

Cajun

Cajun alfredo sauce is a spicy alfredo sauce you can make and add your favorite Italian sausage, chicken, or shrimp to it for flavorful pasta dinner.

Cajun alfredo sauce is made by creating your own Cajun seasoning, including smoked madrona salt, pink Himalayan salt, Italian seasoning, garlic, and cayenne.

Cajun alfredo sauce has a base of butter and whipping cream that is simmered in a saucepan over medium heat.

The freshly made Cajun seasoning is added to infuse the spicy flavoring into the alfredo sauce.

Parmesan cheese is added to thicken up the sauce, and then it’s ready to serve this rich, spicy alfredo sauce.

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9 Strawberry Appetizer Ideas

Strawberries add a burst of fruity flavor to make alluring appetizers.

Strawberries have a vibrant color, and their juicy flavoring makes for mouthwatering appetizers.

You can use strawberries to make strawberry caprese bites, strawberry salsa, deviled strawberries (similar to deviled eggs), strawberry bruschetta, and strawberry phyllo cups.

Try making one these unique appetizers for your next party or family get together!

Strawberry Appetizers

Strawberry Caprese with Lemon and Basil

Strawberry caprese with lemon and basil is a cheesy and fruity toothpick appetizer.

Cubed mozzarella is marinated with lemon juice, lemon zest, thin strips of fresh basil leaves, olive oil and salt.

Strawberry caprese is made by cutting strawberries in half.

To assemble the appetizer, place a strawberry, a slice of mozzarella cheese, and then repeat again together in a stack.

A toothpick is placed through the stack to create the strawberry caprese appetizer.

Fresh ground pepper is sprinkled on top of the appetizer to finish it off.

Whipped Feta with Roasted Strawberries

Whipped feta with roasted strawberries is a warm strawberry appetizer served with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Diced strawberries are roasted in the oven with balsamic vinegar and honey until the juices are released from the strawberries.

In the meantime, feta is whipped in a food processor along with Greek yogurt, olive oil, and pepper.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of whipped feta on top of a slice of crusty bread, and top with roasted strawberries.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry salsa is a refreshing, and spicy salsa you can serve with tortilla chips for dipping on a hot summer day.

Strawberry salsa is made by adding diced strawberries, chopped red onions, and finely chopped jalapeno peppers to create the base of the salsa.

Sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, salt, pepper and white balsamic vinegar are added to the salsa base to flavor the salsa.

You can serve it right away, or place it in the fridge to chill before your guests arrive.

Deviled Strawberries

Deviled strawberries are refreshing appetizer that would go well for a summer party.

Deviled strawberries are made by cutting the strawberries in half, and then cutting the back of the strawberries for them to be able to sit flat on a plate.

Using a melon baller, the center of the halved strawberries are scooped out to make way for the filling.

The filling is made by mixing together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Whipped cream is beaten until stiff peaks, and then folded into the cream cheese filling.

The filling is piped into the strawberries with the star tip, creating ridges on the edges of the filling.

To garnish, sprinkle a couple of graham cracker crumbs. You can make this strawberry appetizer ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve them.

Strawberry Bruschetta with Cream Cheese

Strawberry bruschetta with cream cheese is a creamy and fruity flavored bruschetta.

Cream cheese mixed together with vanilla extract and sugar to add sweet vanilla notes.

Strawberries are diced and tossed with balsamic reduction and strips of fresh basil leaves.

When you’re ready to serve your bruschetta, prepare the baguette slices by toasting them in the oven for a couple of minutes.

Assemble the strawberry appetizer by placing a thin layer of cream cheese, and a spoonful of strawberries.

Serve immediately.

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Dip

Strawberry cream cheese dip is an easy appetizer to make that doesn’t require any baking or mix master!

Thaw frozen strawberries with sugar and balsamic vinegar. Sugar will draw out the flavor of the strawberries.

Once the strawberries have thawed, mash them together to make the sauce for your dip.

Place a brick of cream cheese on a serving plate, and top with mashed strawberry sauce.

Garnish with thin strips of fresh basil leaves.

Serve strawberry cream cheese appetizer with pita chips or crackers for dipping.

Strawberry Balsamic Crostini

Strawberry balsamic crostini is has a creamy and fruity flavoring to it.

Crostini’s are made fresh in the oven by slicing a baguette and brushing each slice with oil.

The baguette pieces are toasted in the oven for 2 minutes until they begin turning light brown.

After the baguette slices have finished toasting, they are topped with a thin layer of ricotta cheese.

Strawberries are sliced and placed on top of the ricotta.

To garnish, drizzle a little balsamic reduction, and add a couple strips of fresh basil leaves to the top of the strawberry appetizer.

Whipped Feta and Strawberry Phyllo Cups

Whipped feta and strawberry phyllo cups

Feta is crumbled and placed in a food processor and blended until the pieces are quite small.

Cream cheese, honey, lemon zest are added to the food processor and blended until smooth.

The feta and cream cheese citrus mixture is piped into the phyllo cups as the base of the appetizer.

Diced strawberries are placed on top of the cream cheese mixture in the phyllo cup.

To garnish, add a sprig of mint, and a little drizzled balsamic reduction.

Brie with Strawberries and Balsamic

Brie with strawberries and balsamic is a warm strawberry appetizer you can serve with crackers or baguette slices.

Brie cheese is grilled or baked until it’s melted through.

Diced strawberries are mixed with a freshly made balsamic glaze, and toasted pecans.

The brie is topped with the strawberry mixture and served warm with bread.

9 Croissant Flavor Ideas

Croissants by themselves are flakey and buttery pastry. You can add many different types of flavors to croissants to enhance their flavor.

You can fill croissants with vanilla custard, matcha, almond cream, pistachio cream, and raspberry compote.

Try making one of these unique croissant flavors for your next Sunday brunch!

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Vanilla Bean Custard

Vanilla bean custard stuffed croissants are filled with a sweet, creamy vanilla bean custard.

Vanilla beans are cut in half, and vanilla beans are scraped from the pod into milk to let them infuse their flavor.

The pod itself is placed in with the milk over the stovetop to immerse the vanilla flavoring into the custard.

Once the milk has almost started the boil, the milk is removed from the heat source, and then the vanilla notes are let to steep for 15 minutes.

Vanilla custard is made by tempering eggs with the hot cream.

Vanilla custard needs time to cool and chill for a couple of hours prior to using it.

You can fill your croissants by fitting a piping bag with a 1/2″ tip, and then pressing the tip far into the croissant.

You’ll see the custard fill the croissant and expand. Repeat on the other side, and it’s ready to be served!

sweet Croissant Flavors

Macadamia Coconut

Macadamia coconut croissants have a hint of coconut and nutty flavoring to them.

The inside of the croissant is filled with a macadamia nut cream.

Macadamia nuts are blended together with butter, flour, an egg, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to create the macadamia nut cream filling.

Croissants are cut in half horizontally, and then filled with macadamia cream on the bottom part of the croissant.

The top half of the croissant is placed resting on the filing to create a sandwich.

More macadamia cream is spread on the top of the croissant, and then it’s dipped in shredded coconut.

Macadamia coconut croissants are baked in the oven until the coconut is toasted golden brown.

Chocolate

Chocolate croissants are made by placing sticks of chocolate on the edge of croissant dough that is cut into a rectangular shape.

The chocolate is rolled into the center of the croissant, and then pressed with the seam side down to close the croissant.

After the chocolate croissant is finished baking, add a bit of powdered sugar by dusting it on with a sifter.

Croissant Flavors

Matcha

Matcha glazed croissants add a hint of green tea flavor to croissants.

Matcha croissants are made by making a glaze out of matcha powder, water, icing sugar, and egg whites.

Dip the top of the croissant into the matcha glaze, and sprinkle a couple chopped up hazelnuts on top.

Almond

Almond croissants are made by creating a syrup, and an almond filling.

The syrup is made by simmering water and sugar together. Syrup is used to stick the croissants together with the filling.

Almond filling is made with butter, almond flour, vanilla extract, sugar, salt, and eggs.

To assemble the croissants, cut them in half horizontally first. Dip each side of the croissant into the syrup. The syrup will help the filling adhere to it.

Spread a layer of almond filling on the bottom half of the croissant, and put the top half on top to create a sandwich.

Spread another layer on the top of the croissants. Sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds.

Bake in the oven until they are golden brown.

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Raspberry Rose Lychee

Raspberry rose lychee croissants are filled with a burst of fruit flavored.

The croissants are cut in half horizontally, and then spread with a thick layer of raspberry compote.

The croissant is sandwiched together, then a thin layer of lychee syrup is lathered on the top of the croissant.

To finish it off, the croissants are garnished with a few pieces of dried rose petals and freeze dried raspberries that will stick to the lychee syrup.

Raspberry rose lychee croissants have a beautiful pink coloring to them.

Pistachio

Pistachio croissants have a unique nutty flavor and have a pop of vibrant green.

Pistachio croissants are made by first making vanilla pastry cream.

Pistachios are blended with powdered sugar and cornstarch until they are quite fine. The pistachio mixture is combined with butter, an egg, and the pastry cream.

Croissants are cut in half, and then the pistachio filling is placed on the bottom half of the croissant to create a sandwich.

Pistachio filling is spread on the top of the croissant as well, and then chopped up pistachios are sprinkled on top.

Pistachio croissants are baked in the oven until they are golden brown. You can serve them warm, right out of the oven.

Carrot Cake

Carrot cake croissants are filled with a carrot flavored filling, and cream cheese frosting on the top.

Croissants are cut in half, and then dipped in simple syrup.

Carrot cake croissants are filled with carrot cake frangipane, and then the top of the croissant is replaced on top of the filling.

Carrot cake filling is spread on top of the croissants, and then a couple of chopped pecans are sprinkled on top. Carrot cake croissants are baked in the oven until they turn golden.

After they cool for a little bit, cream cheese frosting is piped on the tops of the croissants, and a couple more pecans are added as a garnish. Serve warm.

Apple and Pumpkin Pie

Apple and pumpkin pie croissants are filled with appl

Apples are diced and cooked in butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar until they are fork tender.

You’ll be making 2 different flavors of croissants – almond and apple, or pumpkin pie croissants.

The croissants are cut in half, and then dipped in simple syrup. Almond filling or pumpkin pie filling is piped onto the croissants.

Croissants that are filled with almond filling have the apple pieces placed on top. Add a little more almond filling, and then close the croissant with the top half.

Add the top half of the croissants to the pumpkin pie croissants.

Spread a thin layer of almond filling on top of all of the croissants and bake in the oven until they are golden brown.