Mini Appetizer Recipes

Browse our collection of party-friendly mini appetizer recipes, perfect little one-bite finger foods.

Staff Picks

Stuffed Zucchini Cups with Goat Cheese

Rating: 4 stars
These vegetarian stuffed zucchini appetizers are filled with goat cheese and vegetables - a great starter or warm finger food for any party.

Shrimp Canape with Egg Salad and Olives

Great finger food or appetizers for the holidays that you can easily scale up or down. The little shrimp canapes look adorable and egg, shrimp, and olives are a tasty combination

Antojitos Minis

Rating: 4.63 stars
These little Mexican inspired appetizers are easy to prepare and the many ingredients may be varied according to taste. Try layering the cheeses and vegetables in different variations for a colorful and exciting platter.

Mini Philly Cheesesteaks

Rating: 4.69 stars
Miniaturized sandwiches don't usually float my boat, or submarine, as they're almost always not as good as the full-sized versions, but these mini Philly cheesesteaks really captured everything I love about the classic.

Mini Hot Chicken and Waffle Sliders

If you like hot chicken, you'll love these mini sliders. The waffles are slightly sweet and pair perfectly with the salty chicken and spicy sauce. Dill pickles and slaw add tang and crunch, delivering the perfect bite. They're easy to make and I promise, they'll be the hit of the party! A fun addition to a brunch menu, and great for a football party alongside an ice cold beer.

King Crab Appetizers

Rating: 4.38 stars
These crab tartlets have long since been a family favorite and are requested often at holiday get togethers.

Savory Sausage Cups

Rating: 4.92 stars
Quick and easy appetizer using Jimmy Dean® pork sausage, cream cheese, and vegetables make a tasty one-bite treat for any get-together. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets

Rating: 4.8 stars
These make a simple, delicious, and elegant appetizer. They impress every time!

Brie Cups

Rating: 4.86 stars
If you are looking for a quick, easy, delicious appetizer, this is for you. I've served them many times and my friends always gobble them up. Even cheese haters love this. You can find the phyllo cups in the freezer section.

Tomato and Mozzarella Bites

Rating: 4.66 stars
A great way to serve tomato mozzarella salad. Great presentation; always a hit! You can find the bite-sized mozzarella ('Bocconcini') at most supermarkets. If they are on the larger side, cut them in half.

Easy Mini Bagel Pizzas

Rating: 4.74 stars
A homemade take on a frozen favorite. Much less fat and still yummy.

Jalapeno Popper Cups

Rating: 4.69 stars
Didn't have enough Jalapenos to make full out poppers, but improvised for a creamy and spicy appetizer. You'll want to eat them right away, but they will be molten hot so be careful!

Inspiration and Ideas

Broccoli Cheese Bites
Rating: Unrated
These cheesy, deep fried broccoli snacks are so tasty, and great for parties. Everyone loves them.
Cranberry Brie Bites
Rating: Unrated
Tangy cranberry, creamy brie, and crunchy walnuts come together in a buttery shell for an appetizer that will wow your guests. Bonus: These can be made up to 3 days ahead; wrap them in plastic wrap before the baking step and store in the refrigerator. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites

Rating: 4.05 stars

I created this recipe to try to duplicate some appetizers I had last summer from Stew Leonard's famous dairy retail store in Connecticut. They are great as appetizers or as a fun food for kids. I love to make them with bread crumbs seasoned with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!