22 Amazing Last-Minute Appetizers
These crunchy breadsticks are puffed-up pastry dough cut into strips.
Fresh citrus and spices make assorted olives a little more special.
Wonton Cups with Cream Cheese and Chutney
Bake wontons in a muffin pan to create mini cups that can be filled with almost anything. We like this creamy mango chutney.
Speedy Smoked-Salmon Crackers
Store-bought crackers are elevated to a classy snack with radishes, salmon, and horseradish.
Roasted Red Pepper, Olive, and Caper Bruschetta
These ingredients can be kept on hand so you'll always have apps up your sleeve.
Offer visitors a little something sweet; these pastries require only three ingredients.
Creamy and customizable, you’ll never want store-bought hummus again after trying this essential recipe.
When mixed with fresh herbs and grated cheese, guests will never guess these artichokes just came from a jar.
Tuna and Caper Dip
Just mix everything together and this dip is ready to serve.
Try any kind of leafy green herb with this easy puff-pastry wheel. (Pick one that suits the flavors of the rest of your meal.)
Easy Red-Pepper Dip
Whip up this quick concoction in a food processor for a perfect pairing with toasted pita.
Sweet, salty, smoky, and crunchy all wrapped up in one bite. Need we say more?
Warm Marinated Olives
Our tip: Heating spices and oil until they’re fragrant allows the olives to absorb the flavors even faster.
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
Baking canned chickpeas gives them a nice crunch, and they take less than 20 minutes to make.
The salty, briny flavors of this easy dip are great with homemade toasts or store-bought crackers.
Piquillo Pepper and Cheese Toasts
This appetizer couldn’t be easier: Toast the bread, pop a cube of cheese into the pepper, and let everything get gooey.
Have wonton wrappers on hand but nothing to fill them with? Turn the sheets into crisp crackers.
Mini mozzarella morsels are the perfect size for a party snack and can be found in the cheese section of most supermarkets.
Sun-Dried Tomato-Parmesan Crisps
A little tomato paste gives these oven-basked crisps a concentrated burst of flavor.
This two-ingredient snack requires no cooking, yet looks as good as it tastes.
These delicate spirals come together in a flash with frozen puff pastry and basic pantry ingredients.