Ditch the utensils and serve finger foods! Doesn’t food taste better when you eat with your hands? The best finger foods should be so good, one bite size piece is not enough. To do this, serve crave-worthy recipes everyone at the party will love.
Choose recipes that you can put together ahead of time so you can enjoy the party too! Or, make the kitchen a hot spot during the party so you don’t miss anything! Here are finger foods perfect for your next gathering.
Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread
Cheesy and customizable! Design the pizza anyway you want, then bake. There is no need to spread out a pizza dough or take up precious oven space! Once slightly cooled, remove it from the pan and allow people to serve themselves with small tongs. Tongs are the best serving utensil so people can pull it apart themselves and get the full affect.
See how to do it at Sweet and Simple Living.
Baby Blooming Onions
These babies are more work, but they can be made ahead of time and are totally worth it! Aim to make 1-2 per person for a large crowd and 3-4 for a smaller gathering. A tiny taste will leave a big impact on your guests and every party they will be on the look out for these little guys!
Visit Spoon Fork Bacon for the mouth watering recipe.
Crab Rangoon Crescent Cups
Crab and cream cheese mix together to make these delicious finger foods! Easy to make and totally irresistible, people will be asking for the recipe. You can prepare them ahead of time and bake them during the party to serve them warm.
This delicious recipe is from Spend with Pennies.
Mac & Cheese Bites
Everything you love about Mac & Cheese in finger food form! Every bite size piece will disappear quick once these hot bites come from the oven. Plus, the gooey baking cheese will delight everyone at the party!
Find the irresistible finger food recipe at Chef in Training.
Cheese Steak Egg Rolls
Don’t serve sandwiches, serve these cheese steak eggrolls, perfect for a table without utensils! Make them ahead of time, then throw in the oven and serve. Best served warm with a condiment or two. Try a beer cheese or mustard aioli condiment to make these fantastic finger foods even better!
Find the recipe from A Family Feast.
Extremely easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser! With only a few ingredients, this finger food can be assembled ahead of time and popped in the oven when you need them! Your guests will gather around the oven waiting for them to come out they are that good.
See the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker.
Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites
A perfect bite for any party table! Serve this bite size finger food with some stand out condiments like white cheese beer sauce, brown gravy or a classic, spicy ground mustard! Or, make them a dessert and roll them in butter, cinnamon and sugar. Either way, they sure will be popular.
Find out how at Two Peas and Their Pod.
Individual 7 Layer Dip
Create these individual appetizer cups ahead of time, then put out on a table with a basket of chips or veggies to serve! Once made the work is done and you have time to enjoy the party. Perfect for the first course as you welcome guests to the gathering.
See how it is done at The Girl Who Ate Everything.
Caesar Salad Wonton Cups
Don’t forget the salad lovers! You can make these awesome bites sized salads to be served with all of your other finger foods. Serving finger foods doesn’t mean you need to for-go the salad, just create these tiny versions.
Get the recipe from RecipeTin Eats.
Everybody loves a cheeseburger! Don’t leave burgers off the menu just because you are serving finger food. Smaller than sliders, these are delicious bite sized mini burgers everyone will drool over. Prepare the bites sized ingredients before hand, then cook and assemble in minutes for full flavored, mini burgers.
When it comes to entertaining it is good to have a go-to list of finger food and party appetizers that people love! With a good rotation of 10-12 recipes you can put together quick, you will never be stuck in the kitchen while entertaining (unless you want it that way). Try new recipes, see how your guests respond, then, if worthy, add it to the list!
What are your favorite finger foods to serve at a party? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear about your crave-worthy appetizers, no utensils needed!