Our Easiest Party Foods
Think of this as an update on the taco bar: Lay out a platter of seasoned, lime-doused avocado halves and bowls of toppings, and let guests help themselves.
Lighten up everyone's favorite baked dip by using ricotta instead of the usual cream cheese or sour cream and adding plenty of greens.
Smoky Black-Bean Salsa
Liven up a can of black beans with chiles in adobo, lime juice, red onion, and fresh cilantro, then serve with your favorite sweet potato chips. The black-and-orange color pairing makes the chips and dip especially apt for Halloween.
Pigs in Blankets
It's impossible for these puff pastry-wrapped sausages to not be a hit. They're the first to disappear at every party, every time.
Aged-Cheddar and Beer Dip
Lager adds depth of flavor to this rich, crowd-pleasing dip made with a trifecta of cheeses -- cheddar, Gruyere, and cream cheese. Serve with pretzel rods and celery stalks.
Dates and Blue Cheese
You only need four ingredients for this addictive sweet-and-salty finger food -- dates, Gorgonzola piccante, toasted sliced almonds, honey.
Crudites with Miso-Yogurt Dip
Umami-packed miso adds intrigue to this creamy dip made with tangy Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with toasted black and white sesame seeds and serve alongside a medley of colorful vegetables.
Smoked Trout Appetizers
Having smoked trout in the pantry is like money in the bank! It's