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

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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.

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.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Chicken Soup Made with a Whole Chicken

Ask your butcher to cut a chicken into pieces and give you the backbone—it makes for a richer broth.

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.

French Fries

Rating: 3.25 stars
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The secret of delectable fries lies in the frying process. The oil needs to be just the right temperature—too cool, the potatoes will absorb the oil; too hot, the outsides of the potatoes will burn.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Favorite Hors d'Oeuvres Recipes for Cocktail Parties and Other Special Celebrations
Pass a platter loaded with these elegant small savory bites next time you entertain.
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.

Beet Chips

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Skin the high-fat snacks at your next party. Instead make these healthy homemade chips.