Wedding Finger Food Recipes Guests Won't Expect
Crowd-pleasing wedding reception finger foods for your celebration.
Give guests something to nibble on following your vows. These wedding appetizer ideas are simple for your caterer to pull together, easy to pass around during cocktail hour, designed to wow—and absolutely scrumptious.
Black Pepper Gougères With Pancetta and Tomato
Pastry puffs are delectable on their own, but Italian bacon makes our version downright addictive.
Seared Tuna Steak With Whitefish Roe
Layer crackers, tuna, and roe for a snackable stack of seafood flavor to tide guests over till dinner.
Herb-Stuffed New Potatoes
These tiny stuffed potatoes are creamy, tangy, and just the right size for a one-bite wedding appetizer.
Grilled Eggplant With Feta Cheese, Pine Nuts, and Basil
For this skewered hors d’oeuvre, the smoky fruit surrounds a cluster of feta and pine nuts topped with a basil sprig.
Lamb and Pistachio Meatballs
No matter how much you love the Swedish variety, you’ll also fall for this Greek version after a couple tastes.
Purple Potato Chips With Crème Fraîche and Caviar
Attendees will be chasing down the waiters for these colorful creations. For extra credit, serve them with mini shots of vodka.
Curry Cucumber Finger Sandwiches on Pumpernickel
These pumpernickel triangles, bursting with big, spicy flavor and a crunchy cucumber filling, are rolled in chopped almonds on one side before being served.
Mini Corn Cakes With Blueberries and Sage
For these beautiful treats, we mixed sage leaves right into the batter and garnished the finished product with sour cream, blueberries, and lemon zest.
Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Purple Potatoes With Poached Quail Eggs
These brightly hued hors d’oeuvres display an eye-catching (and taste bud-pleasing) combination of yellow yolks atop purple fingerling slices.
Little Lobster Rolls
On your big day, offer your own petite take on the buttery East Coast classic.
Braised Short-Rib Toasts
Piled high with meat, Cotija cheese, avocado, and serrano peppers, these toasts are like a fiesta for your taste buds.
The traditional deviled version gets a tune-up in this recipe with chives and black truffles in lieu of paprika.
Taylor Bay Scallops
An alternative to tried-and-true oysters (and every bit as irresistible), these shellfish appetizers make a splash with green-apple mignonette.
Rice, goat cheese, squash, and sage—lightly fried and drizzled with honey—make for a yummy snack.
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