Browse our best ideas for appetizers to get your party planning started. Everyone knows the best parties are the ones with the best food, so pick a variety of appetizer options ranging from stunning hors d'oeuvres to the perfectly crafted (and super easy!) cheese plate. Plan to serve a range of appetizer recipes, baked appetizers, chilled appetizers, and even grilled appetizers, so that you have a constant rotation of platters at the ready, and that there's no back up in the kitchen waiting for the coveted spot in the oven. Start the party with these delicious bites that are sure to enliven everyone's appetite.
Haitian Chicken Pâté Puffs
Rather than a more traditional pâté, a chicken picadillo is first made and then whirred up for a filling in these little first-course puff-pastry packets. The filling is then sealed in the puff pastry dough and baked. It's highly spiced for sure, but also very aromatic—a nice start to any party or meal.