Popular Italian Appetizers Recipes

Simplicity is the hallmark of Italian appetizers. The popular easy recipes here, including savory bruschetta, pesto, and insalata caprese, could be from any rustic Italian kitchen.

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.

From EatingWell

Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

Talk about easy! Thanks to convenience foods, these sliders come together in minutes.

From Midwest Living

Mini Italian Beef Sandwiches with Pepperoncini Slaw

Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

Instead of using fresh mozzarella for this appetizer, try another fresh soft cheese, such as queso fresco or feta.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

Ricotta and Parmesan Spread

Fresh herbs season this ridiculously simple spread from BelGioioso Cheese in Wisconsin. It keeps well in the fridge and is delicious with cherry tomatoes or other vegetable dippers, as well as crackers or baguette slices.

From Midwest Living

Ricotta and Parmesan Spread

Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

Eggplant Dip

Look for smaller eggplants. They typically have fewer seeds and may be less bitter. This chunky make-ahead dip is meant to be slathered on crusty bread or crackers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Eggplant Dip

Tarragon Biscotti

You get lots of rich, nutty, licorice-accented flavor in each bite of these extra crisp low-fat cookies. Serve them as a side dish or snack.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Tarragon Biscotti

Italian Meatball Skewers

Appetizer-size meatballs and tortellini on skewers are an Italian-style appetizers. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Meatball Skewers

Apricot-Almond Bruschetta with Melted Brie

Make this versatile appetizer on the grill. Or toast the bread and melt the cheese under the broiler. Either way, this appetizer is quick, easy, and sure to please.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apricot-Almond Bruschetta with Melted Brie

Italian Veggie Dunkers

Better make lots of these crispy-coated vegetables. Kids love dipping them in pizza sauce for a snack.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Veggie Dunkers

Lemony Marinated Antipasto

Chicken or turkey sausage links complement the flavors of this antipasto recipe. Find the sausage fresh or frozen in most supermarkets.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Marinated Antipasto

Italian Chicken Spirals

For colorful appetizers, roll green spinach, pink prosciutto, and white mascarpone cheese into skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Bake, cool, and refrigerate, then cut the rolls in bite-size pieces.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Chicken Spirals

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

Serve this meat, cheese, and vegetable combo as antipasto on an appetizer buffet. Make and refrigerate it a day ahead, then have time to spare the day of serving.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

Vegetarian Meatballs

From Ladies' Home Journal

Vegetarian Meatballs

Pasta and Meatballs

From Ladies' Home Journal

Pasta and Meatballs

Lemon-Olive Spread

Spread on baguette slices and top with cherry tomatoes and fresh oregano for an easy low-cal and low-fat appetizer.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon-Olive Spread

Artichokes Parmesan

These tomato-and-Parmesan crumb-topped artichokes are elegant enough to serve with your fanciest meals.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Artichokes Parmesan

Grilled Tomatoes with Pesto

Top grilled tomatoes topped with pesto, Monterey-Jack cheese, and smoked almonds for this side-dish or appetizer recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Tomatoes with Pesto

Teeny Chicken Parmesan Crostini

From Ladies' Home Journal

Teeny Chicken Parmesan Crostini

Classic Pesto Meatball

From Ladies' Home Journal

Classic Pesto Meatball

Bite-Size Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts

From Ladies' Home Journal

Bite-Size Tomato and Mozzarella Tarts

Mediterranean Puffs

From Family Circle

Mediterranean Puffs

Grilled Arugula Bruschetta

From Family Circle

Grilled Arugula Bruschetta

Gorgonzola & Pear Focaccia

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gorgonzola & Pear Focaccia

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