Antipasto Recipes

Looking for antipasto recipes? Find recipes for Italian first-course favorites like caprese, marinated mushrooms, fried zucchini blossoms, caponata and carpaccio, reviewed and rated by Allrecipes' community of home cooks.

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Antipasto Platter

Rating: 4.67 stars
This is a layered antipasto, so you can cut it in square slices neatly and have all the ingredients. This is a beautiful dish that's always a hit! It will make the vegetarians jealous. Add the veggies to your liking. Serve with fresh Italian bread. Enjoy!

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches with Burrata and Basil

Rating: 4.72 stars
There are many people, myself included, that think cooking prosciutto is basically a crime against nature; but there are exceptions, and this plate of grilled peaches with burrata is one incredibly delicious example.  Serve as an appetizer or a sweet/savory dessert.

Caprese Appetizer

Rating: 4.69 stars
Caprese salad skewers. Perfect for holiday parties.

Antipasto Skewers

Rating: 4.11 stars
Marinated mushrooms, zesty Havarti cheese, and cocktail rye (or bread of your choice), skewered on frilly toothpicks are a great, simple appetizer with little work and almost no clean up! You can marinate fresh mushrooms yourself, or dress them up right out of the jar.

Artichoke, Cheese and Olive Antipasto

Rating: 4.56 stars
A great way to start your Italian meal! I usually serve it with crusty bread slices that have been toasted in the oven until crisp for dipping into the marinade. Keeps for a week in the refrigerator and the longer it stands the better it gets!

Cherry Pepper Poppers

Rating: 4.17 stars
Fresh Hot cherry peppers stuffed with prosciutto and provolone cheese then soaked in olive oil.

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon Balls

Rating: 4.19 stars
This is a great snack to make for any gathering. Balls of honeydew melon are wrapped in prosciutto and fresh mint to make a fancy appetizer with few ingredients.

Fresh Sardines Naples Style

Rating: 3.8 stars
Fresh sardines are fried to a crispy golden brown, and drizzled with a garlic and white wine vinaigrette then topped off with a sprinkling of fresh mint leaves. Serve this appetizer with a good white wine.

Cucumber and Ham Antipasto

Rating: 4.46 stars
Fresh and light meal idea.

Air Fryer Arancini

Rating: 4.67 stars
These fried rice balls are full of flavor and are a wonderful appetizer. Pair with any dipping sauce such as pesto, marinara, or use a meat sauce for a hearty meal. The highlands Italian cheese sprinkle is from the Savory Spice Shop®, but is optional.

Eggplant Caponata (Sicilian Version)

Rating: 4.88 stars
Delicious relish or appetizer that can be served hot or cold! Serve with toasted crusty bread.

Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Rating: 4.32 stars
If you have a garden and you planted zucchini, you will have an abundance of squash blossoms. These are just amazing, with that tangy goat cheese filling and that batter: so simple, light, and crisp.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated
"This recipe makes a huge amount. We usually make this as a group project to cut down on prep time and cost." – Karen
Tuna Antipasto Salad Bowl
Rating: Unrated
"A very refreshing salad." – Buckwheat Queen

Eggplant Caponata (Sicilian Version)

Rating: 4.88 stars

Delicious relish or appetizer that can be served hot or cold! Serve with toasted crusty bread.