I love hors d’ oeuvres so much that I can make a meal of them. (And I have, on more than one occasion.) That may be why you will find a wide and growing array of appetizer recipes on Inspired by Charm.
In this round-up post, I’ve collected a variety of these hors d’ oeuvres ideas. All of them are simple to make and sure to delight your guests. The most difficult part will be deciding which of these savory snacks to serve at your next event.
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Delicious and Easy Hors D’oeuvres Ideas:
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Roll-ups:
Pretty, flavorful, and easy are three things I want in hors d’ oeuvres ideas, and this recipe checks off each of those boxes. To make these pinwheels, simply spread a mixture of cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and garlic on a flour tortilla, add some fresh basil leaves, and then tightly roll up the tortilla. After being refrigerated for an hour or so, it’s ready to be sliced and plated.
Avocado-Pesto BLT Bites:
Creating beautiful, delicious appetizers is among my favorite things to do in the kitchen. In this hors d’ oeuvres recipe, I’ve accented bacon, baby arugula, and cherry tomatoes with an avocado-pesto sauce. I promise the look and flavor of these bites will wow you!
Brie, Fig, and Prosciutto Crostini
My mouth waters just thinking about a toasted slice of baguette layered with brie, fig jam, prosciutto, and arugula. Inspired by a charcuterie, this simple-to-make appetizer idea is perfect for a large gathering or an intimate dinner.
Walnut and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms:
These bite-sized portobellos are rich and substantial, making them an ideal nibble for fall and winter. The stuffing is a combination of bread crumbs, sour cream, herbs, blue cheese, and walnuts. I like to feature them on a grazing station or as an amuse-bouche.
Artichoke Wonton Wrappers:
At my request, my mom often serves this classic appetizer at our family’s Christmas Eve get-together. Baked in a mini muffin pan, this simple-but-fancy-looking savory snack features a warm and creamy artichoke mixture inside a crunchy wonton. What more could you want?
Roasted Parmesan Garlic Shrimp:
Speaking of my mom, I served this classy appetizer at her 60th birthday bash. All I did was roast medium-sized raw shrimp that I had tossed with olive oil, spices, Parmesan, and fresh garlic. Before setting them out at the party, I sprinkled them with fresh lemon juice and whipped up cocktail sauce for dipping.
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Peppers:
Folks describe this hors d’oeuvre as a “party in your mouth,” and it only requires four ingredients: thick-sliced bacon, jalapeños, cream cheese, and Craisins. I suggest preparing plenty before your guests arrive because these peppers will disappear quickly. (This will also minimize time spent cooking during the festivities.)
More Delicious and Easy Hors D’oeuvres Ideas:
In this attention-grabbing presentation, traditional antipasto ingredients, such as cured meats, cheeses, olives, cherry tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, are served on skewers and drizzled with pesto. For an unexpected and fun touch, I also included a few cooked tortellini on each kabob. My goal was to start a lively conversation about the actual meaning of antipasto.
Italian Sub Sandwich Roll-ups https://inspiredbycharm.com/italian-sub-sandwich-roll-ups/
This hors d’ oeuvres idea is a mashup of a traditional Italian sub and a pinwheel. You can quickly put together a couple of platters of these roll-ups for a shower, game-day celebration, or night-in with friends. All you need are flour tortillas, cream cheese, and your favorite Italian seasonings and sub fixings – pepperoni, salami, Provolone, tomatoes, mixed greens, and so on.
Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts:
My take on this tried-and-true recipe uses whole water chestnuts and thick-cut bacon. But what really sets this hors d’ oeuvres idea apart from the usual version is the sauce made from mayonnaise, brown sugar, chili sauce, and cranberries. I especially love the tartness and crunch from the cranberries.
If you like these Delicious and Easy Hors D’oeuvres Ideas? Check out these:
- Delicious and Easy Dip Recipes
- The Ultimate Holiday Appetizers
- My Favorite Peanut Butter Desserts
- The Best Christmas Cookies
I hope all of these hors d’ oeuvres ideas have inspired you. Let me know which ones you plan to make!