Mini Main Dish Recipes

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Tapas Recipes

Mini Ham And Cheese Rolls

Rating: Unrated
These are fantastic for both a super bowl party or a luncheon tea. They are addictive, so be sure to make an extra batch.
Beef Meatloaf

Mini Meatloaves

Rating: Unrated
Quick and easy to make. A family favorite. The ketchup and brown sugar give these loaves a tangy flavor.
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Chicken Sandwiches

Roasted Chicken Salad Bites

Rating: Unrated
These mini chicken salad sandwiches look elegant and taste great. Serve on lettuce-lined serving plates.
Beef Appetizers

Mini Reubens

Rating: Unrated
These are appetizers, very easy and very good!

Individual Grilled Veggie Pizzas

Rating: Unrated
Enjoy these easy gourmet individual pizzas prepared on the grill. They're good for entertaining or just for yourself.
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Wraps and Rolls Appetizers

Stuffed Filet Mignon Bites

Rating: Unrated
Bite-sized cuts of filet mignon are stuffed with jalapeno-spiked cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and grilled. This dish is very popular with our tailgating crowd at football games. Its very easy to prepare and only takes a few minutes to grill.

Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Rating: Unrated
These remind me of my favorite fast food restaurant's little burgers! Perfect appetizer to bring to a party!
Breakfast Eggs

Individual Baked Eggs

Rating: Unrated
A very easy idea with a minimum of fuss or muss for any number of people. Individual Baked Eggs surrounded by a strip of bacon, and topped with a square of cheese. These eggs take on a very pleasing flavor just by baking instead of cooking them in the more conventional manner. Great not having splatters all over, and being able to do 12 or more eggs at one time.
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Savory Pies

Zucchini Bites

Rating: Unrated
These individual bites are simple to make, tasty and enjoyed by my entire family, which includes my 18-month old twins.

Mini Frittatas with Quinoa

Rating: Unrated
Savory bites equally excellent hot or cold. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Mini Meatloaf Ghosts

Rating: Unrated
For a delicious crowd pleaser that will have your family cheering, who ya gonna call? Ghost meatloaf! Turn your favorite meatloaf recipe into these absolutely adorable, yet still incredibly terrifying, edible apparitions. They're easy and fun to make and the leftovers make great "ghost on toast" sandwiches.
Chicken Appetizers

Chicken Wonton Tacos

Rating: Unrated
Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them! Finally a dish that makes use of ground chicken but not so far-fetched. I bake the wonton wrappers to save time and it eliminates most of the fat. Although time-consuming, you can fry wrappers in sesame or olive oil for the extra flaky shells, folded in a triangle for about 1 minute on each side. I loved the ones at Applebee's® and decided to attempt a home version. I was extremely pleased with the healthier version! Top tacos with cilantro, red onion, or sweet onion, if desired. Serve lime wedges on the side.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Beef Sliders

Rating: Unrated
Sliders are a small version of a hamburger. A little trick helps you to get them all the same size so they cook evenly and look very professional. Do a couple of tests to determine your perfect degree of doneness and cook all the burgers the same amount of time.

Chicken and Sliders

Rating: Unrated
This recipe is an old French Canadian recipe which originated during the depression. It consists of tender pieces of chicken and homemade noodles swimming in a delicious gravy. A real rib sticker and a favourite with my family during the winter. Sounds harder than it is and it is absolutely delicious!

Baked Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Rating: Unrated

A proper Philly cheesesteak is hard to make at home, as you need a professional meat slicer and a very hot flat top grill. But with this baked slider method, your average home cook can achieve something very close to the original. Plus, the small rolls make me feel like a big man. Speaking of feeling like a giant, football season is upon us, and I can't think of a better sandwich to make for your buddies coming over to watch the game! Garnish with chives.