Pasta Appetizer Recipes

Looking for pasta appetizer recipes? Allrecipes has more than 50 trusted pasta appetizer recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Korean Egg Roll Triangles

Rating: 4.5 stars
13
This is a recipe my mom taught me.... it's call yaki-mon-do in Korean. They are similar to Chinese egg rolls, fun to eat and easy to make. My friends all love them, and so does my husband. They are great for parties.

St. Louis Toasted Ravioli

Rating: 4.47 stars
347
The St. Louis style of preparing ravioli is unique and delicious. The ravioli is breaded, fried and served with marinara sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Fried Farfalle Chips

Rating: 3.5 stars
11
These crispy and unusual snacks are a real hit at parties. They are a nice alternative to the usual chips and pretzels. Use bow ties or your favorite pasta shapes when making this recipe.

Tasty Tortellinis

Rating: 4.22 stars
32
Serve these marinated tortellinis as an appetizer with party toothpicks. Can also be used for a nice pasta salad lunch in larger size servings ...Optional ingredients: celery chunks, snow peas, artichoke hearts, salami or cheese chunks, green, yellow, or red pepper chunks, thin carrot slices, pearl onions (use your imagination!). Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.64 stars
518
These spring rolls are a refreshing change from the usual fried variety, and have become a family favorite. They are great as a cool summertime appetizer, and are delicious dipped in one or both of the sauces.
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Linguine with Cajun-Spiced Shrimp and Corn

Rating: 4.09 stars
26
After throwing some ingredients together for tapas, the flavor was so fresh and light my family asked for more. By warming it through with a few more ingredients I turned it into a family meal with pasta instead of just a snack.

Authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Nem Ran Hay Cha Gio)

Rating: 4.83 stars
13
This is a recipe I learned while traveling through Vietnam. The ingredients are relatively simple and easy to find in any grocery store. I've cooked this a number of times since getting back and it's always been a hit. They taste great with dipping sauce.

Crab Rangoon I

Rating: 4.04 stars
103
Everyone will love these bite-size, fried dumplings stuffed with crab. You can make these in advance of the festivities, and freeze on trays until party time.

Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Rating: 4.75 stars
3
Philly cheesesteak sandwich in a crispy shell and made with ground beef!

Vietnamese Spring Rolls With Dipping Sauce

Rating: 4.59 stars
23
These Vietnamese spring rolls are the perfect recipe for beating the heat. Poached shrimp, rice noodles, herbs, and lettuce are rolled into a thin rice wrapper. Serve with the sweet and sour dipping sauce.

Potstickers (Chinese Dumplings)

Rating: 4.45 stars
63
An authentic potsticker recipe using ground beef and ground shrimp instead of the usual pork filling. You can fill the whole package of gyoza wrappers and have filling left over for next time around.

Easy Spring Rolls (Air Fried)

Rating: 5 stars
1
This is an easy spring roll recipe that I cook in an air fryer but you could cook in the oven also. I like to serve it with sweet chile sauce.
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Pot Stickers

"For dipping sauce, I use a mix of soy sauce, vinegar, and La-Yu (chili-spiced sesame oil), which I won't go without!" – Matsukachan

Deep-Fried Lasagna Pieces

"Downright sinful! These are a bit of time and fuss but SO worth it." – Soup Loving Nicole

Mini Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Rating: 4.8 stars
4

Long ago, in my more oblivious days, I ordered 'boneless Buffalo wings,' only to be disappointed they weren't wings. It's a bit ironic that all these years later, I'm using chicken breast to create a Buffalo wing alternative, but at least I'm not trying to trick anybody. Less messy than bone-in Buffalo wings and more eventful than the 'boneless' kind, these Buffalo chicken egg rolls are a party snack breakthrough. Serve alongside more hot sauce and celery.