Snacking at dinner parties can just get tricky—balancing your drink and plate are enough, but adding in utensils? This is why finger foods for parties should be pretty much mandatory these days. We're not saying all you should serve is some crudités, either, because that won't fill anyone up. Basically, anything can be made bite-size if prepped—or cut—the right way (you just need to learn how). Below, we've rounded up our favorite party-ready finger-food recipes. Scroll through, and then make your favorites. Trust us, your guests will thank you (and you'll witness far fewer spills).
Chipotle Chicken Taquitos
What's better (or simpler) than a five-ingredient finger food? Taquitos rolled with chipotle pepper-spiced shredded chicken, cheddar cheese, and lettuce will satisfy every palate. We like that you can fry them if you want a crunchier shell or bake them if you want to be a bit healthier. Either way, they taste oh so good.
Cheddar Cornbread Chicken Fingers With Jalapeño Honey Butter
Southern food is always associated with good summer entertaining, and this appetizer is just one reason why. These chicken fingers are a mixture of crispy chicken, cornbread, and sweet corn kernels—comfort food at its finest. What truly elevates the dish is the homemade jalapeño honey butter (you can spread it on biscuits, too).
30-Minute Vegetarian Meatballs
Vegetarian meatballs will help fill up your guests who follow a plant-based diet. A blend of cauliflower, quinoa, oat flour, eggs, and brown rice make up this finger food. Top with your favorite marinara or masala sauce, and insert a toothpick in each for easy snacking.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels
If you like veggie cream cheese, then this one's for you. Vegan cream cheese mixed with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, vegan Parmesan, and spinach are the ultimate filling in these tasty tortilla pinwheels. Spread them out on a platter so the pretty colors are on display.
Roasted Sweet Potato Pie Bites
Finger foods for parties don't always have to be savory. Case in point: these delectable sweet potato pie bites made with roasted potato rounds topped with creamy Swiss cheese, toasted pecans, and a drizzle of maple syrup. PS, they're way healthier than a real slice of pie.
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