Easy appetizers for a crowd are the key to memorable get-togethers!
Anytime you are entertaining for a large group, you need to have simple, tasty appetizers on hand. The easier they are to make, the better!
- 1. Baked Crab Rangoon
- 2. Beer Cheese Dip
- 3. Cheese Ball
- 4. Creamy Spinach Dip
- 5. Melted Cheddar Cheese Sticks
- 6. Stuffed Mushrooms
- 7. Refried Beans
- 8. Pigs in a Blanket
- 9. Chicken Wings
- 10. Taco Dip
- 11. Pimento Cheese Dip
- 12. Bean Dip
- 13. Pull Apart Bread
- 14. Super Simple Sliders
- 15. Deviled Eggs
- 16. Baked Brie
- 17. Shrimp Cocktail
- 18. Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 19. Skinny Greek Bruschetta
- 20. Mexican Cheese Dip
- 21. Pesto Pinwheels
- 22. BBQ Meatballs
- 23. Baked Chickpeas
- 24. Baked Crab Dip
- 25. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip
- 26. Easy Egg rolls
- 27. Sausage Bites
- 28. Meatball Buns
- 29. Crostini
- 30. Collard Greens
- 31. Apple Crostini
- 32. Goat Cheese Bites
- 33. Homemade Chili Cheese Dip
- 34. Avocado Salsa
- 35. Party Franks
- 36. Stuffed Shrimp
- 37. Spicy Meatballs
- 38. Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
- 39. Veggie Pizza Tarts
- 40. Bacon and Corn Dip
- 41. Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
- 42. Fried Ravioli
- 43. Crab Pinwheels
- 44. Broccoli And Cheese Sauce
- 45. Bacon Candy
- 46. Cheeseburger Muffins
- 47. Puff Pastry Pizza
- 48. Sweet Potato Bites
- 49. Fried Halloumi
- 50. Velveeta Sausage Dip
- 51. Garlic Dipping Oil
- 52. Nachos
- 53. Cheese Crisps
- 54. Crudité
- 55. Guacamole
- 56. Salsa and Tortilla Chips
- 57. Pizza Bread
- 58. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
- 59. Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Bites
- 60. Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
- Amazing, Simple Appetizers For Large Groups
1. Baked Crab Rangoon
Our baked crab rangoon is so simple to make. It will only take you about 12 minutes to make 12 perfect little crab appetizers.
It is also simple to serve baked crab rangoon. The crispy wonton makes little cups that are easy to hold and pop into your mouth.
2. Beer Cheese Dip
Beer and cheese dip is an incredible, creamy dip that everyone at your party will love. It is made using butter, flour, beer, shredded cheese, and spices.
This cheesy dip from Spend With Pennies is delicious when served with bread slices, soft pretzels, or crackers.
3. Cheese Ball
A cheese ball is a classic party appetizer. Our cheese ball recipe is made with cream cheese, zesty Italian dressing mix, and spices.
Sliced almonds and chopped pastrami coat the cheese ball giving it a nice crunch.
4. Creamy Spinach Dip
Everyone loves a good, creamy spinach dip. This recipe from Diethood is especially delicious.
Butter, caramelized onions, garlic, and cream cheese make up the creamy part of the recipe. Fresh or frozen spinach can be mixed in.
Serve the yummy spinach dip with tortilla chips that will scoop the dip right up!
5. Melted Cheddar Cheese Sticks
Our cheese sticks are gooey and delicious. They have crispy breading on the outside and delicious melted cheese on the inside. You will never want to stop eating this tasty appetizer!
Dip the warm cheese sticks into marinara sauce. This cheddar cheese version of mozzarella sticks can’t be beaten.
6. Stuffed Mushrooms
These delicious sausage stuffed mushrooms from Dinner at the Zoo are made with the perfect blend of herbs and three kinds of cheese. They are a warm appetizer everyone will love!
Skip the sausage for a vegetarian stuffed mushroom. The cream cheese, parmesan, and Monterey jack cheese creamy filling are great even without the meat.
7. Refried Beans
Refried beans are not only filling, but they make a fantastic dip. We love these refried beans from Gimme Some Oven.
They are so easy to make that they are completely baked in just 20 minutes! A delicious bean dip that will amaze your taste buds is in your future.
8. Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are a classic party appetizer. They are very easy to serve and eat while mingling with friends.
These easy pigs in a blanket from The Kitchn are made with full-sized hot dogs and then sliced. They have a great rich flavor everyone will love.
Serve them with some dijon mustard for a perfect pairing.
9. Chicken Wings
Everyone loves a nice plate of homemade chicken wings. This easy party appetizer is a sure winner, especially when you serve it with tasty blue cheese dressing or a caramelized onions dipping sauce.
We love this recipe from Foodie Crush, which bakes the chicken wings in the oven. They are crispy and easy to prepare.
10. Taco Dip
Taco Dip is a fun and flavorful appetizer to serve at your next get-together. This taco dip from Sugar Spun Run is easy to make ahead and looks very colorful on any table.
The cream cheese and sour cream base are extra tangy. Classic taco toppings are something everyone will love.
11. Pimento Cheese Dip
Pimento cheese is a tangy, creamy cheese spread that is delicious on store-bought crackers, crudité, and even on tea sandwiches. This recipe from Once Upon a Chef is the perfect pimento cheese.
Sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, jarred pimento peppers, and cream cheese is blended with spices. Add a little chili powder to make the pimento cheese dip have a nice spicy kick.
12. Bean Dip
Bean dip is a classic dip to serve alongside chips and crackers. It can be made on the stovetop with either dried or canned beans. This recipe from A Spicy Perspective will show you how!
13. Pull Apart Bread
Cheesy pull-apart bread is a delicious and fun appetizer to serve a crowd. This recipe from Archana’s Kitchen has just the right blend of herbs and butter.
Serve the bread as a large loaf and let your guests pull apart the pieces they want.
14. Super Simple Sliders
Serving sliders at your next party is a great idea. Our easy sliders are filling and tasty. They only take about 10 minutes to make.
Buttery biscuit dough is stuffed with cheesy beef. The sliders are baked to golden perfection.
15. Deviled Eggs
The best deviled eggs are smooth, a little bit sweet, and a touch spicy. Lil Luna will show you exactly how to make great deviled eggs.
Deviled eggs are especially great to serve to a crowd since you can enjoy them with your hands. No plates or utensils are needed here!
16. Baked Brie
Baked brie is an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser. It is made by spreading jam over the top of a brie cheese wheel then wrapping the whole cheese in puff pastry.
The brie bakes until it is gooey, spreadable, and irresistible. Simply Recipes will show you exactly how to make this great creamy brie appetizer.
17. Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp cocktail is a great appetizer to throw together at the last minute. Foodie Crush will show you exactly how to make a fantastic shrimp cocktail in just a few minutes.
Be sure to serve your shrimp chilled with a great cocktail sauce. This will really make your appetizer perfect.
18. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach artichoke dip is the perfect party appetizer. It is warm, gooey, and always a crowd favorite.
We love this perfect spinach artichoke dip from Cooking Classy. The garlicky flavor makes it one of the most delicious recipes on our list!
19. Skinny Greek Bruschetta
Bruschetta is a fantastic appetizer to make. Make a big batch for a large crowd.
Our skinny Greek bruschetta is a twist on the Italian classic. It is made with feta cheese, oregano, and fresh parsley.
Make the bruschetta in advance to let it marinate for a few hours. Serve the mix on top of crackers or thinly sliced baguette pieces.
20. Mexican Cheese Dip
This cheesy Mexican dip from A Couple Cooks is perfect for serving a crowd. The recipe makes a large amount of dip, so there is plenty to share. The taco seasoning makes the dip have a ton of easy flavor.
Serve the dip in the cast iron skillet it bakes in. This simple presentation looks great and truly homemade!
21. Pesto Pinwheels
Pesto pinwheels are an impressive-looking appetizer that is not too hard to make. Puff pastry is the key to this delicious appetizer from Well Plated by Erin.
Cheese and prosciutto are rolled together with puff pastry to make a perfect, crispy little bite. You won’t want to stop eating after just one!
22. BBQ Meatballs
Mini cranberry BBQ meatballs are easy to pop into your mouth at any party. This recipe from The Chunky Chef is very easy to make.
Make the meatballs and toss them into the slow cooker with barbecue sauce and cranberry sauce. Cook and serve the meatballs in the slow cooker for easy clean-up and presentation.
23. Baked Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a tasty, salty snack that everyone will love. Our baked chickpea recipe also only takes about 5 minutes to put together.
Canned chickpeas are drained and rinsed. The healthy peas are tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Add a little cayenne for heat, then bake and enjoy! This is a healthy snack and a perfect appetizer for a party.
24. Baked Crab Dip
A warm crab dip is a delicious appetizer to serve at your next party. We adore this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction that uses fresh lump crab meat and Old Bay Seasoning to make a perfect, irresistible dip.
25. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip
Toss five simple ingredients into a slow cooker, and you will have amazing buffalo chicken dip in just a few minutes. Shredded rotisserie chicken, cream cheese, chicken broth, hot sauce, and ranch seasoning are all you need!
Serve this creamy dip with tortilla chips, bread slices, or crackers. It tastes best when served warm.
26. Easy Egg rolls
Egg rolls are a great appetizer to serve at a party since they are the perfect, clean finger food. Natasha’s Kitchen will show you exactly how to make delicious egg rolls for your next get-together.
Be sure to pair these egg rolls with a tasty dipping sauce. Asian style sauces taste best with the crispy shell and flavorful filling!
27. Sausage Bites
Put a toothpick into each little sausage bite, and you will have a perfect tray of appetizers ready to go. These cheesy, meaty bites from Brown Eyed Baker have a great taste and make wonderful food for any occasion.
28. Meatball Buns
Little meatball buns are a real crowd-pleaser. The Hawaiian rolls that I Heart Naptime uses make all the difference in the sweetness of these buns.
All the salty, juicy tastes of these buns are sure to put a smile on the faces of your whole family.
Crostini are little toast slices that are topped with cheese, jams, roasted red peppers, or anything you can think of! They make great finger food for parties and get-togethers.
We love these goat cheese crostini from Archana’s Kitchen. The fresh pomegranate adds a fruity taste, and the mint gives a bright kick of flavor.
30. Collard Greens
Collard greens dip is a tasty new twist on a classic southern dish. Collard greens and bacon are a traditional southern side dish.
Add some mayo, cheese, and spices, and you have a great dip with a southern twist. Biscuits and Burlap will show you how to make this great dip recipe.
31. Apple Crostini
Apple and brie crostini is one of our favorite easy appetizer recipes to make. All you need to do is slice apples, brie cheese and drizzle them with a bit of honey.
This recipe from Lemon Tree Dwelling will show you how to make the perfect app for your next get-together.
32. Goat Cheese Bites
Little salty and sweet bites of goat cheese and cranberry sauce are impossible to resist. You can find everything you need to make this recipe from Real Housemoms at your local grocery store.
You can assemble and bake these bites in just a few minutes. Serve them warm for the best flavor.
33. Homemade Chili Cheese Dip
Everyone loves a good chili cheese dip. Luckily, ours is very easy to make!
We mix fresh salsa, black beans, sausage, Velveeta cheese, and seasonings together to make an incredible dip. We especially love chili cheese dip with a little bacon added into the mix.
34. Avocado Salsa
Avocado salsa is an easy recipe to make for a crowd. The fresh flavor goes well with tortilla chips or one bite bread pieces.
Try this quick recipe from Cafe Delites to make an avocado salsa everyone will love.
35. Party Franks
Sweet and tangy party franks are a nice little dish to serve to your guests. This recipe from My Food and Family is quick and tasty.
Party franks are hearty enough to be the main course. Double the batch and serve them as an entree.
36. Stuffed Shrimp
Crab cake stuffed shrimp is an impressive hors d’oeuvres to serve at a party. They are so full of flavor that everyone will be asking for the recipe. Be sure to give them this one from Spicy Southern Kitchen!
37. Spicy Meatballs
Sweet and spicy party meatballs are a great, easy app. This recipe from Creme de la Crumb is especially yummy.
You only need three ingredients to make these simple meatballs. Use extra chili sauce for even more spice.
38. Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Bacon and parmesan stuffed mushrooms are irresistible. Everyone will be grabbing at the tray of these salty, crispy apps.
This recipe from Jo Cooks is easy and incredibly flavorful. You can stuff the mushrooms in advance for easy meal prep.
39. Veggie Pizza Tarts
We love these little veggie pizza tarts from Oh Sweet Basil. Follow the recipe strictly, using olives and veggies for an adult version of the pizza. Skip the veggies and stick to just cheese for a kid-friendly dish.
40. Bacon and Corn Dip
Bacon and corn dip are full of flavors and textures. The crunchy bacon is delicious with sweet, tender corn.
Double or triple this recipe to have enough to serve everyone. One bite, and you will be craving more!
41. Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Little cherry tomatoes are stuffed with small pasta stars. The tomatoes are easy to pop in your mouth, making them a great party food.
Try this recipe from Just A Pinch which makes perfect little stuffed tomatoes that are full of flavor. Add a little goat cheese for some extra flavor in the stuffing.
42. Fried Ravioli
Crispy, cheesy ravioli is an amazing app option. Use this recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet to make delicious fried ravioli.
Serve the ravioli with a marinara sauce for dipping. These are sure to be eaten quickly!
43. Crab Pinwheels
Crab and garlic pinwheels are an impressive yet east app to make for a party. Puff pastry is rolled with a creamy crab and garlic spread.
Bake these ahead of time, then heat them quickly to freshen them up for your party. This recipe from Domestikated Life is great!
44. Broccoli And Cheese Sauce
Broccoli and cheese sauce is a healthier app to serve to a crowd. The homemade cheese sauce is delicious when paired with steamed broccoli. The Pioneer Woman will show you how to make a perfect cheesy sauce!
45. Bacon Candy
Sweet and salty bacon candy is one of the most amazing apps to serve to a crowd. Your guests can grab a piece of candy and devour it while mingling. No plates needed!
This bacon candy from The Daring Gourmet is quick and irresistible.
46. Cheeseburger Muffins
Muffin tin bacon cheeseburgers are perfect for serving large crowds These little bites from The Girl Who Ate Everything are hearty enough to serve as a whole meal.
Stuff the muffin cups with your favorite cheeseburger toppings. This recipe is very flexible!
47. Puff Pastry Pizza
A puff pastry pizza is super easy to make and serve to a crowd. Top the pizza with your favorite pizza toppings or follow this recipe from The Food Fanatic. Everyone will go crazy for this flakey pizza app!
48. Sweet Potato Bites
Sweet potato bites with avocado and bacon are interesting and delicious. They are a great party app that most people will have never tried.
This recipe from Well Plated By Erin is easy to follow and will make a delicious little dish.
49. Fried Halloumi
Halloumi fries are a cheesy, crispy dish. They are perfect for those following a keto diet for anyone who loves warm cheese.
This fried halloumi from My Keto Kitchen is a great app that is a fun twist on mozzarella sticks.
50. Velveeta Sausage Dip
Creamy sausage dip from Real Housemoms is super fast to make. It is delicious served with crackers, bread or chips.
This great dip is perfect for any time of year.
51. Garlic Dipping Oil
Homemade garlic dipping oil is delicious with a loaf of crunchy bread. This easy recipe from Rachel Cooks is one you will adore.
Make the garlic oil a few days in advance to really let the flavors grow.
Nachos are a classic food to serve to a crowd. Everyone loves cheesy, crispy nachos!
These nachos from Cooking Classy are easy to put together and full of flavor. You can’t go wrong with dollops of sour cream, avocado, and cheese! A touch for fresh lime juice is a great finishing touch.
53. Cheese Crisps
Parmesan cheese crisps are one of the easiest apps to make. They are great for anyone on a low-carb diet but delicious for everyone. You don’t even need a dipping sauce. The crackers from Low Carb Yum are great on their own!
Crudite is a classic platter to serve to a crowd. This ultimate crudite dish from Love and Lemons is exactly what you need to make for your next get-together.
Choose veggies that you love to add to the dish. There will be something for everyone!
Everyone loves fresh guacamole! Follow this recipe from Downshiftology to make the perfect, creamy guac.
Be sure to make your guacamole the day you need it, so it is fresh and bright green.
56. Salsa and Tortilla Chips
Make this recipe from homemade salsa from The Recipe Rebel when tomatoes are ripe and fresh in the summer. You can adjust the seasonings to be as spicy or mild as you’d like.
Serve the salsa with tortilla chips for a perfect summer app.
57. Pizza Bread
This cheesy pizza bread from A Mindful Mom is exactly what you need for your next get-together. It is easy, cheesy, and a definite crowd-pleaser.
This pizza bread easily pulls apart, giving your guests perfect pieces of bready pizza.
58. Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
We love these ham and cheese pinwheels from The Cookie Rookie. Soft tortillas are rolled with ham, cheese, and ranch dressing. Try adding some blue cheese or goat cheese to your pinwheels for even more flavor.
59. Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Bites
Bacon-wrapped hot dog bites will be your new favorite app to serve to a crowd. They are so salty and sweet that you will want to eat more than just one.
Serve these bacon hot dog bites from Take Two Tapas with ketchup, honey mustard, or barbecue sauce for dipping.
60. Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
Pull apart cheesy pepperoni pizza sliders are going to be the talk of your party. All that mozzarella cheese, salty pepperoni slices, and marinara sauce are incredible.
Follow this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Café to make perfect pizza sliders. They are perfect for a kid’s party, football night, or friends get-together.
Amazing, Simple Appetizers For Large Groups
It can be tricky to cook for large groups of people. Hopefully, these easy appetizer recipes for a crowd will help make it easier to serve everyone tasty, delicious food.
Let us know which easy appetizer recipes are your favorite! Enjoy.
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