Quick and Easy Hors D'oeuvres

Whether your party is last-minute or planned for weeks, quick and easy hors d'oeuvres will make your appetizer course (and life!) so much easier. Hot or cold, passed or on a buffet table, for Christmas or Thanksgiving, these quick and easy hors d'oeuvre recipes will have your appetizer tray ready for guests with less stress.

See Popular Quick and Easy Hors D'oeuvres Recipes

Beef and Blue Bites

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 10 mins

Avocado Crostini

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.

Total: 23 mins

Spicy Jalapeno Poppers

Daisy Sour Cream
Total: 30 mins

Mediterranean Treat

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 10 mins

Smashing Bean Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Beans are the base for this cheap easy appetizer livened up with garlic and curry powder. Use squash slices for dipping.

Roasted Portobello Mushroom Melts with Gruyere

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Total: 25 mins

Deli Bites

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 10 mins

Pre-Game Appetizer Platter


Y'all this Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Sausage is out of this world dipped down in that cheese.

Total: 15 mins

Bacon-Wrapped Artichoke Bites with a Basil Mayo


A quick and filling game day appetizer!

Total: 10 mins

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

I always like to try and re-create the meals I've enjoyed on my travels, and this Spaghetti Carbonara not only brought back some wonderful memories of Italy, it was so quick and easy to prepare that my husband and I could spend less time in the kitchen and more time reminiscing. It uses only 5 ingredients, and it's ready in just 20 minutes. When Under the Tuscan Sun came out in movie theaters in 2003, I watched Diane Lane fall hopelessly in love with the picturesque countryside of Tuscany -- and I, too, fell hard.

Bacon-Filled Medjool Dates

Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet dates, crunchy almonds, creamy cheese and salty bacon combine in these flavor-packed appetizers.

Cabbage Pancakes with Bacon and Spicy Dipping Sauce


For a lower carb spin on potato pancakes, try this slightly spicy cabbage and carrot recipe.

Smoked Salmon Stacks

Better Homes and Gardens

The piquant flavor of capers perfectly accents the salmon for these colorful appetizers.

Gorgonzola-Thyme-Stuffed Olives

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 25 mins

Quick & Easy Dips and Spreads

You want to lay out an assortment of dips that provide familiar flavors without any fuss.These recipes require few ingredients, a big mixing bowl, and a spoon to make and are served with chips.

Caramelized Onion and Apple Flatbread

Better Homes and Gardens

Imperfection is key when shaping flatbread pizza dough. Finish by topping the pizza with ham, apples, cheese and caramelized onion for an easy entertaining favorite.

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