Looking for quick and easy appetizer recipes for your party or family gathering? Why not try some of these last minute appetizers: Cheese board, sweet pepper poppers, smoked salmon bites, easy dips and more!
This collection of last minute appetizers is perfect for those looking for:
- Appetizers for Christmas party
- Quick finger foods for New Year’s Eve party
- Easy to make snacks for family get togethers
- Last minute appetizers with easy preparation
- New appetizer ideas to impress your guests
No matter what type of party you are throwing, you will find here easy appetizers with a quick preparation and easy to follow instructions.
Cheese Board is one of the easiest most versatile party appetizers out there. You can use anything you like, you can plate it anyway you like and you can cater for everyone (vegans, meat-eaters, vegetarians, …). This post includes a guide to making the best cheese board!
If you are looking for unique appetizers, you might wanna add these Spanish Octopus Appetizers to your menu. They are quick to make and unbelievably easy. 12 pieces are ready in 8 minutes! All you need to make them are olives, cocktail onions, roasted red peppers and cooked octopus tentacles.
Figs with Goat Cheese & Spanish Jamon are perhaps on the list of gourmet appetizers but if you can find figs in your local store, I recommend you give it a try! Spanish jamon is similar to Italian prosciutto so feel free to use it as a substitute. 12 pieces are ready in less than 20 minutes!
If you are stuck for time or if you are looking for last minute appetizers that literally take no time to make, here is a recipe for you: 5-Minute Artichoke Heart Dip. You only need 5 ingredients and a food processor to make this dip. Plus, you can also serve it as a spread for bruschetta, if you like.
To make Sweet Pepper Poppers you will need an oven but the whole prep takes 22 minutes from start to finish, including baking so these easy appetizers definitely qualify for this appetizers roundup.
Cheese lovers will enjoy this Warm Spinach & Feta Dip that is best served with toasted baguette slices. Ready in half an hour, this dip is a crowd’s pleaser.
Smoked Salmon Bites are tasty last minute appetizers that are always a hit at any gathering. In 10 minutes, you can literally prepare 24 pieces so if you need appetizers to feed a crowd, yet you don’t want to serve dips only, these bites are it! Cream cheese, smokes salmon, slices of artisan bread (baguette/crostini/bruschetta), lemon and simple garnish.
Sweet Chili Puff Pastry Breadsticks are my favorite breadsticks to make. You only need sweet chili sauce, puff pastry and some seed (which can be omitted if you wish) to make them. Ready in under half an hour, these are quick and tasty snacks with a bit of a chili kick.
Loaded Cranberry Bacon Cheese Ball is one of the must-have appetizers at your party. Tip: Use cooked store-bought bacon to cut down the prep time and throw the ball in the fridge for half an hour. Serve it later on during your party – this way the ball will be able to harden (only little is enough) and you can finish it off while your guests snack on other easy last minute appetizers.
Green Pea Hummus is a must-make if you are expecting to host a few vegan friends. Again, this is one of the quickest recipes to make and can be served with any dippers you (or your friends) like – from veggies to bread, crackers, etc. You can also make it a part of a cheese board, if you like or serve it separately.
Guacamole Deviled Eggs can definitely be added to your list of last minute appetizers, unless you want to make 3 batches, that is! These easy to make finger foods can also be made ahead (cook the eggs in the morning or night before and finish them off on the day of your party!