50 Show Stopping Appetizers

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Here are 50 Show Stopping Appetizer Recipes perfect for any party or get together!


 

 

Bacon Double Cheese Burger Dip

We had to start off with bacon. Nothing is more ‘Merica than a bacon cheeseburger!

Kevin Lynch / Closet Cooking

Kevin Lynch / Closet Cooking


 

 

Stuffed Sandwiches

Better than a deli tray, hot, fresh and the flavor combinations are endless.

stuffed sandwich, super bowl

 


 

 

Pretzel Dogs

Snoop has nothing on these dogs. Of course these dogs are not aging rappers, they are wrapped in warm and yummy, get in my stomach.

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Alton Brown / Brown Eyed Baker


 

 

Buffalo Chicken Dip with Ranch

Coming from Upstate, NY. (Canada if you are from NYC) I am particular about my Buffalo Wings, but even I approve of this dip. Spicy and satisfying.

Nicole Cook / Daily Dish Recipes

Nicole Cook / Daily Dish Recipes

 


 

 

Cream Cheese Bacon Bites

More. Bacon. If there isn’t bacon at your party, you are doing it wrong.

 


 

Apple Almond Brie Puff Pastry

Ok, maybe Brie is a tasty dish, sweet and buttery. Consider it to cut some of the savory with  sweet!

 FAMILYFOODIE / Family Foodie

FAMILYFOODIE / Family Foodie

 


 

Stuffed Cheesy Bread on Crack

Crack is Wack. However we are willing to make an exception for stuffed cheesy bread. And pic:

 


 

Pepperoni Pizza Football Cheese Ball

Well, it definitely screams “FOOTBALL.” You can change the shape to whatever you like, basketball, heart, whichever!

 


 

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Spicy, cheesy goodness. All the goodness of poppers for the people who are too lazy to make them.

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Sherron Watson / Simply Gourmet


 

 

 

Taco Crescent Ring

This one comes directly from the Doughboy with love, he has given us tacos that are easy to prepare and share.

Pillsbury / Brown Eyed Baker

Pillsbury / Brown Eyed Baker

 


 

 

7 Layer Dip

Can’t go wrong with this staple. Pro Tip: try finding a clear bowl rather than a shallow, opaque dish. It really allows the colors to pop and shows off the hard work of layering veggies and beans.

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Nicole Cook / Daily Dish Recipes

 


 

 

Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches

If melted cheese over meatballs is wrong, we don’t want to be right!

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The Whoot / The Whoot.com

 

 


 

 

Favorite Team Rice Krispie Treats

 

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Two Sisters Crafting / Two Sisters Crafting

 


 

BBQ Pulled Pork Pop Tarts

The great thing about this recipe is that it is BBQ, without the mess. Also, and they can be made ahead of time; perfect for big groups!

 


 

 

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

This one is a little work intensive, but so worth it. It will wow your guests, I mean you made your own pretzels.


 

Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

 

This one is as easy as making a sandwich and warming it up. But no fear, these babies will disappear faster than a Kardashian’s husband.

Rhonda Gibson / Just a Pinch

Rhonda Gibson / Just a Pinch

 


 

 

Healthy Loaded Potato Skins

That first word, I know, it is so scary. A few lighter and healthier twists on the classics always allow for a few extra beers, right?

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Nicole Cook / Daily Dish Recipes

 


 

 

Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeños

More. Bacon. Eye bleach the healthy above with bacon.

 


 

 

Nacho Bar

A Nacho bar is surprisingly easy to do and people get really excited about making their own nachos.

 

 


 

 

Loaded Tater Tot Skewers

You don’t have to live in Idaho to behold the glory of tots. These are yummy loaded tots, so don’t put them in your pocket.

 


 

 

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

Looks fancy but really easy to make, the “unicorn” of food, low maintenance but looks so damn good.


 

 

Oreo Cookie Balls

A ball of Oreo goodness.

 


 

 

Beef Queso Dip

If I had to die in a vat of some viscous substance, it might just be this.

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Chungah / Damn Delicious

 


 

 

Philly Cheese Steak Cups

Philly Cheese Steaks are hard to serve at a large party. However, this little number is all the flavor in a bite sized app.

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highheelsandgrills / High Heels and Grills

 


 

 

Baked Blooming Onion

Blooming Onions are very unhealthy, but this version gives you all the flavor and will keep your guests from hating you in morning.

 


 

 

Avocado Cream Cheese Pastries

Fresh California flavors and totally unhealthy! Perfect.

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Averie Sunshine / Averie Cooks

 


 

 

Enchilada Casserole

If you want to offer something more hearty to your guests, this one is pretty easy and can be prepared ahead of time.

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Robyn / Add A Pinch

 


 

 

Pickle Roll Ups

Sounds weird, but it is good. Trust us it is good.

 


 

 

Doritos Loaded Recipe

Putting Doritos in a bowl is so 2007. Using Doritos as bread crumbs to coat fried cheese is the future my friends, the future.

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Brandi Milloy / Pop Sugat

 


 

 

Color Coordinated Jello Shots

Incorporate your theme colors!

ERICA PITERA/ Delish

ERICA PITERA/ Delish

 


 

 

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This crock pot version is even easier than your regular version. A hot dip that will be gone in seconds.

 


 

Taco Pizza Rolls

What is better than Taco Tuesday? Uh… one bite taco snacks at your  party… duh.

 


 

 

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings

Fried wing are actually really hard to make, even if you have a fry daddy, you are just one missed step away from skin grafts. So try this baking recipe and avoid the hospital.

 


 

 

Pull Apart Pizza Bread

NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM

 


 

Buffalo Pickle Chips

A Southern treat with a Northern twist! Just like Appomattox.

Whitney Bond/ Whitney Bond

Whitney Bond/ Whitney Bond

 


 

 

Easy Chili Appetizer

Roll that beautiful bean footage:

 


 

 

Mashed Potato Puffs

Let’s give thanks to eggs, sour cream, cheddar, Parmesan and chives for giving leftover mashed potatoes a new lease on life!

 


 

Puff Pastry Poppers

Twist on Poppers folded neatly inside a flaky pastry, what could possibly go wrong?

 


 

Buffalo Cheesy Sausage Balls

Buffalo Sauce + Cheesy Sausage Balls. I have never seen this combination of words, so much goodness, tear.

 


 

 

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs

Ok, this picture looks a little sketchy. But think about it, bacon, tater tots, bombs. You thinking what I am thinking? ‘Merica.

 


 

 

Taco Quesadilla Pizza

3 fan favorites in one! More fun than a dorm room!

Kevin Lynch/ Closet Cooking

Kevin Lynch/ Closet Cooking

 


 

Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms

There are two kinds of people in this world people that like mushrooms and people who hate fun, which kind are you?

Tegan Gerrard/ Half Baked Harvest

Tegan Gerrard/ Half Baked Harvest

 


 

 

Fried Chicken Sliders

Better than fast food and all the fried goodness. Don’t be a jerk and order fast food for your friends, make them the same unhealthy options from scratch.

Tracy Benjamin/ Shutter Bean

Tracy Benjamin/ Shutter Bean

 


 

 

Corn Cheese Dip

If you have never heard of Cotija Cheese, you are not alone, but once you taste this amazing dip you will be a fan for life!

 


 

 

Corn Dog Fritters

I know I have already said this, but NOM NOM NOM.

ManTitlement/ ManTitlement

ManTitlement/ ManTitlement

 


 

 

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Twist on the VELVEETA & RO*TEL classic!


 

 

 

Individual Seven Layer Dip

If your friends are notorious double dippers, this is a great fix. You could also slap their hands, less fancy but effective.


 

 

Baby Bloomin Onions

Little bloomin onions, so that there isn’t a fight over each petal.

 


 

Baked Chicken Tenders

Great option if there is going to be kids at the party. (also see jello shots)

 


 

Bacon Ranch Grilled Jalapenos

Well we started with Bacon and we will end with Bacon!

 

 


 

 

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