15 Wedding Finger Foods That Will Delight All Your Guests
Wedding season is a special time for any couple. Between bridal showers and bachelor or bachelorette parties, no one should want for festive events during this special window of time. But before anyone can walk down the aisle, the soon-to-be newlyweds have lots of decisions to make, from colors of dresses to flowers on the table. There's also the wedding cake and reception menu, too. Some of these chores are easier (and tastier) than others. So before you worry about what to serve your hungry guests, we've compiled our best finger foods for a wedding reception. Choose one, choose some, or choose ambition and choose them all. No matter how you choose to wedding, there are no wrong answers with these wedding finger foods.
Cranberry Brie Bites
Creamy brie, tangy cranberry, and buttery pastry. What's not to love in this classic wedding finger food? These bites will disappear before you have a chance to ask the bride or groom how much they loved them. MSELS agrees: "They are now the most requested appetizer I make for parties," she says.
Festive Finger Food with Smoked Salmon and Olives
Even though these canapés are not difficult to make, they will look like you slaved over them for hours. Elegant, pretty, and delicious, they're the perfect way to usher in a lifetime of happiness. "These easy-to-make canapés are the perfect finger food for a cocktail party, New Year's, or during the Christmas festivities," recipe developer Currant says. We'll add weddings to that list of perfect events.
Beef and Caramelized Onion Canapes
The blush pink beef of this canapé is complemented by candy sweet onions. No wedding guest will be able to resist this sophisticated finger food. And they look as stunning as they taste. "Everyone loved these, and they look very fancy," Meghan Orlandi gushes.
Lauren's Pesto Polenta Bites
Salty prosciutto, herbaceous pesto, and a base of polenta provide the perfect bite for these delightful treats. Here again, these wedding finger foods look more difficult and sophisticated than they really are. "This is such a wonderful mix of flavors. I can't wait to serve this at my next get together," says sanzoe.
Phyllo Turnover with Shrimp and Ricotta Filling
At the end of the wedding, guests may fight over the bouquet, but before that? Guests are sure to fight over these shrimp and ricotta turnovers, which are wrapped in crisp and crackly phyllo dough. Allrecipes user JuG finds them simply irresistible: "I have made these twice now. Both times I could NOT stop myself from sneaking bites it as I made it," she says. "I could almost eat this with a spoon."
Pad Thai Egg Rolls
This combination of two iconic Asian dishes is the perfect handheld party snack. And it's a noodle-free party treat, too! Recipe-developer Kelly wanted to harness the flavor of Pad Thai without the addition of all those additional carbs. They're baked, not fried, for a slightly healthier alternative to the traditional egg roll.
Spicy Brussels Sprouts Chips
Though theses chips are a bit unusual and certainly not classic wedding food, all of your guests will rejoice at these compelling Brussels sprouts chips, which are crunchy and unstoppably delicious. "Unbelievable best dish ever," akb raves. "Better than potato chip."
Watermelon Caprese Appetizer
Served on skewers, these jewel-toned watermelon Caprese salads are portable, one-bite wonders. As in you'll wonder why you never thought to replace tomato with watermelon before now. Sweet, ripe melon offers a delightful crunch and sweetness that's perfect for the season. Allrecipes contributor Kim's Cooking Now agrees: "The watermelon adds a nice pop of freshness, and it really does pair well with the mozzarella, basil and balsamic vinegar," she says.
Sizzling Chicken Skewers
This take on chicken satay has something for everyone: a creamy, peanut dipping sauce; a char from the grill; and a salty, smoky marinade. Presented on cute skewers, these are great for passing around to partygoers. "I love this recipe and so did everyone at our party," says JSUBLETT.
Perfect Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms are the ultimate party food, and these stuffed mushrooms are elegance personified. Stuffed with an ample helping of crab, these mushrooms will win the hearts of seafood lovers everywhere.
Pesto Puff Pastry Pinwheel
Presentation is half the battle when it comes to a wedding buffet, and this show-stopping pesto puff pastry pinwheel has that battle won. Puff pastry and pesto transform in the oven to a gorgeous, burnished gourmet delight, which will impress any guest. "With just a few ingredients, you can make a very delicious and impressive-looking appetizer or accompaniment to your main dish," aseletzky says.
Buckwheat Grissini with Real Butter
These gluten-free breadsticks are made with real butter and are perfect for snacking. Serve them beside a curated cheese board or just place them at various locations around the buffet for easy access. Buckwheat flour gives these breadsticks a nutty, complex flavor. They're an irresistible finger food that everyone will enjoy.
Bruschetta requires just a few good ingredients — but a few good ingredients can transform ordinary into extraordinary. In this case, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and cheese come together atop crusty bread for a perfect medley of flavor. "I made this for a bridal shower, and it was a hit," says libs.
Chef John's Peach Tartlets
Red Potato Bites
Potatoes may seem too messy or casual for a buffet of wedding finger foods, but your mind will be changed when you see these impressive stuffed potato bites. Filled with a creamy mixture of potato, sour cream, bacon, and chives, a tray of these appetizers will be gone in now time. "Easy to prepare ahead of time, top off with Cheddar cheese, and broil as your guests arrive," writes recipe contributor MADDIECAT.