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.
Mixed Olive Tapenade
This dip packs a huge amount of flavor into a little bit of space, probably because it features three ingredients that bring big taste in small packages: Olives, capers, and anchovies. For a larger party, try pairing the tapenade with a hard cheese like manchego or pecorino.