Finger Food Recipes

Finger foods make great appetizers for parties and celebrations such as baby and bridal showers, game day, Christmas, and other holidays. Find delicious and easy finger food ideas here!

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Simple Crostini

Rating: 3.18 stars
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Crostini are perfect spooned high with your pick of toppings.

Our Most Winning Recipes for Chicken Wings and Tenders

From snacking to supper, nothing beats a chicken wing or chicken finger. We've got so many flavor profiles here that we're certain you'll find the perfect match for your cravings.  
By Janet Taylor McCracken

Creamy Deviled Eggs

Rating: 3.27 stars
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Deviled eggs are a classic and one of Martha Stewart's favorite hors d'oeuvres. Deviled eggs are crowd-pleasing party snack that are the perfect way to start a casual evening. Make this creamy deviled egg recipe and get your party started in 30 minutes or less!

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes

Rating: 3.33 stars
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To serve these bacon-wrapped potatoes as an appetizer, simply leave in the toothpicks they were secured and baked with. Remove them to serve as a side dish.

Broccoli Fritto Misto

Transform humble broccoli into a fantastic starter: Give florets and broccolini a dip in a light and bubbly batter, then fry to perfection. Incorporating rice flour in the batter helps crank up the crunch, keeping them crisp long after cooking. Add sage leaves and hot pickled pepper rings to the mix and then pair everything with a zippy dipping sauce of vinegar, garlic, and pickle brine.

Crab Croquettes

A bite-sized riff on the popular Arabian Gulf seafood dish known as al jasheed, these fried croquettes call for lump crabmeat and swap out the traditional rice for fluffy mashed potatoes.

Basic Empanadas

Rating: 3.39 stars
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These tasty and convenient Latin-American-style turnovers can be frozen for up to three months, individually wrapped in plastic and placed in resealable plastic bags. There's no need to thaw before baking, they can go right from the freezer to the oven.

Emeril's Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings

Rating: 3.45 stars
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In less than 15 minutes, you can prep this roast chicken wing recipe from Emeril Lagasse with help from the kids. Serve it with your family's favorite dipping sauce.

Grilled Buttermilk Chicken Tenders with Dipping Sauces

Chicken tenders grill quickly—almost too quickly, resulting in dryness. But not with these skewers, which benefit from a buttermilk brine and a blanket of bacon. Serve them with a choice of two dipping sauces—a creamy ranch and a spicy romesco—that pair nicely with crudités, too.
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Baked Potato Chips

Rating: 3.46 stars
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Potato chips are the natural accompaniment to our Tuna Nicoise Sandwiches; ours are sliced russets that are baked, not fried.

Cashew-Chicken Kebabs

To make the sauce for these Thai-inspired kebabs, simply pulse cashews and curry paste together with water. Consider using other nuts, too, like peanuts or almonds for future dinners.

Potato Croquettes

Rating: 3.3 stars
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Crunchy potato croquettes, a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes, flatter any meal.
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Inspiration and Ideas

25 Easy Crostini and Bruschetta Recipes

Everything's better on toast! Whether you go savory or sweet, bruschetta and crostini are always a hit. The bread acts as a built-in plate, making them perfect finger food for party guests. And the variety of toppings is almost endless. These quick and easy appetizer recipes make entertaining a breeze.

Quick Shrimp Relish Tray

For an unconventional pre-turkey bite, serve a seafood appetizer at Thanksgiving. This dish is the love child of two retro hors d'oeuvres: relish trays and shrimp cocktail. Build-your-own crostini topped with quick-pickled shrimp and vibrant fixings will tide people over and wake up their taste buds.