Canapes Recipes

One-bite appetizers like canapes are perfect for parties where guests like to circulate. From smoked salmon spread to pate, these recipes for minimal-fuss canapes let you be the guest at your own party.

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Avocado Crostini

From Panera Bread®

With a bright red topping, these nibbles make a creamy, crunchy starter for a special Valentine's Day dinner. Think of it as guacamole and chips done Panera Bread style.

Avocado Crostini

Hash Brown Potato Cakes

From Diabetic Living

These little potato and herb cakes make a nice side dish recipe for beef or chicken but could also be served as an appetizer.

Hash Brown Potato Cakes

Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bruschetta comes from the Italian word "bruscare," which means "to roast over coals." This version of the appetizer is toasted in the oven.

Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Radish, Parsley, and Lemon-Butter Tea Sandwiches

From Food & Wine

These open-faced sandwiches created by F&W's Marcia Kiesel can be cut into whimsical shapes. For a little graphic fun, look for radishes of varying shapes and sizes.

Radish, Parsley, and Lemon-Butter Tea Sandwiches

Ngoc Minh Ngo
Easy Bruschetta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pick your favorite quick-and-easy bruschetta topping from the four delicious options provided or serve them all at your next party. The make-ahead directions will help with advance planning.

Easy Bruschetta

Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta

From National Pork Board

Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta

Antipasto Platter

From Betty Crocker

An Italian favorite! A lively lemon-and-oil mixture lightly dresses an assortment of meats, olives and vegetables.

Antipasto Platter

Smoked Salmon Crisps

From Food & Wine

Thomas Keller's salmon cornets (tuiles shaped into tiny cones and topped with creme fraiche and fresh salmon) are a famous kickoff to his luxe and whimsical meals. The original recipe appears in The French Laundry Cookbook (Artisan). Shaping the tuiles into cones is tricky and involves working very quickly with a cornet mold. Instead, leave the tuiles flat, like crackers. Top them with store-bought smoked salmon and creme fraiche.

Smoked Salmon Crisps

Quentin Bacon
Sweet Pepper Bruschetta

From Better Homes and Gardens

One of the most traditional versions of this Italian appetizer, is also one of the quickest to assemble.

Sweet Pepper Bruschetta

Canadian BL-Tea Sandwich

From Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Canadian BL-Tea Sandwich

Greek Salad Bites

From Better Homes and Gardens

Make the cheese mixture ahead of time for these appetizers. That way it's chilled and ready for assembly come party time.

Greek Salad Bites

Gorgonzola Crostini

From Better Homes and Gardens

Brandy and blue cheese spice up these hearty appetizers. Because blue cheese tends to be salty, use unsalted butter.

Gorgonzola Crostini

Pizzettes (Mini Toaster-Oven Pizzas)

From Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Pizzettes (Mini Toaster-Oven Pizzas)

Sardines with Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Cocktail Olives

From Food & Wine

Sardines with Jalapeno Cream Cheese and Cocktail Olives

Tina Rupp
Caramelized Onion and Fig Bruschetta

From Better Homes and Gardens

This make ahead appetizer can be put on hold for 24 hours. Just bake the bruschetta when guests arrive.

Caramelized Onion and Fig Bruschetta

Pancetta-Wrapped Peaches with Basil and Aged Balsamic

From Food & Wine

Chef Stuart Brioza sears sweet summer peaches in pancetta with fresh basil leaves for a crispy, juicy hors d'oeuvre. They would also be an unexpected addition to a frisee or baby escarole salad.

Pancetta-Wrapped Peaches with Basil and Aged Balsamic

Keller & Keller
Petite Tea Sandwiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

Host an old-fashioned tea party and make these simple cream-cheese-and-ham-topped crackers the star.

Petite Tea Sandwiches

Heart Card Sandwiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

Heart Card Sandwiches

Fig-and-Stilton Squares

From Food & Wine

After baking flaky squares of puff pastry, Melissa Rubel Jacobson tops them with sweet fig preserves and pungent blue cheese.

Fig-and-Stilton Squares

Tina Rupp
Chicken Puff Pastry Crowns

From Hidden Valley®

Chicken Puff Pastry Crowns

Whole Wheat Crostini with Dried Tomato Tapanade

From Better Homes and Gardens

Appetizers for a crowd are made with an easy tomato topping on toasted slices of bread started in a bread machine.

Whole Wheat Crostini with Dried Tomato Tapanade

Fig-and-Prosciutto Flatbreads

From Food & Wine

A staple at Todd English's Olives restaurants is his much-lauded house-made flatbread, topped with sticky-sweet fig jam, pungent Gorgonzola cheese and salty prosciutto. Use store-bought pizza dough instead of homemade.

Fig-and-Prosciutto Flatbreads

Quentin Bacon
Portobello and Ricotta Crostini

From Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Portobello and Ricotta Crostini

Beef and Blue Bites

From Better Homes and Gardens

Beef and Blue Bites

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich

From Atkins - Phase 2

This Recipe is appropriate for Phases 2, 3, & 4 of the Atkins Diet. Join Atkins today to sign up for your Free Quick-Start Kit including 3 Atkins Bars and gain access to Free Tools and Community, as well as over 1,500 other Free Atkins-friendly Recipes.

Smoked Salmon Tea Sandwich

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