25 Best Finger Food Ideas That Are Perfect for Any Party
They're made for a crowd!
There's just something about finger foods that's so much fun to eat! Maybe it's the adorable size or the fact that you can eat more than one without a second thought—either way, we're all for anything bite-sized. And if Super Bowl recipes are on your mind, then these finger food ideas are just what you need to feed a crowd of hungry guests. Here, you’ll find tons of easy-to-munch-on snacks, game day foods, and appetizers, including pigs in a blanket, garlic knots, fried pickles, and whipped deviled eggs.
When it comes to finger foods, the key is that they're as easy to eat as they are to make ahead of the party. You won't need a fork, knife, or even a plate in some cases (but napkins are still recommended—especially if you have kids!). Looking for healthy appetizers to pair with your party dips? We've got you covered with classic recipes like cranberry brie bites, shrimp cocktail, and mozzarella sticks that are made in an air fryer. You'll also find some creative ideas that will have everyone at your party raving. Try the chicken taquitos or pepperoni pizza rolls that would make a welcome addition to your Super Bowl party. (Speaking of football, the lemon pepper chicken wings are one of our favorite additions to this list.) Just serve them with one of our tasty cocktails, and these finger food ideas are guaranteed to win over any crowd.
Pigs in a Blanket
These mini hot dogs might just be the perfect party food. They're wrapped in crescent roll dough, then topped with everything bagel seasoning to really take them over-the-top.
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Taquito is Spanish for "little taco," and that's exactly what these are! The rolled taco is fried until crisp making it perfect for a grab-and-go bite.
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Melty cheese, crispy bacon, and a hint of spice... what's not to love about jalapeño poppers? You can even give them an extra kick by adding a dash of cayenne pepper to the filling.
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Spinach Artichoke Cups
Turn your favorite cheesy dip into a bite-sized snack that's easy to serve. These wonton cups are each filled with that classic spinach-artichoke mixture.
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Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Come football season, it's all about the wings! And this version made with lemon pepper seasoning is finger-licking good!
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This classic finger food is made from a cornmeal batter that's fried until crisp. To give it a twist, sharp cheddar cheese and jalapeños are added for a fiery kick.
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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
This cheesy appetizer is made with mozzarella string cheese, but you can easily swap in Colby Jack or pepper Jack sticks for added flavor.
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Anything that's slathered in butter and garlic is bound to be delicious. Add a bowl of warmed marinara for dipping and everyone at the party will be happy.
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Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket
One pigs in a blanket recipe is never enough, so Ree's pull-apart version is a fun way to switch things up.
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Store-bought puff pastry dough makes these bite-sized snacks super simple. For even easier entertaining, prep them in advance, then freeze for up to a month!
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This twist on shrimp cocktail adds a burst of flavor by poaching the shrimp with garlic, lemon, and Old Bay Seasoning. It's a major upgrade on a holiday classic.
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Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
This irresistible recipe turns comforting mac and cheese into a hand-held party appetizer. You'll love everything about them—including the crispy potato chip coating!
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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
Whether it's for a Super Bowl party or just an after-school snack, these bite-sized pizza rolls are sure to be a hit. The warm and cheesy rolls are served with marinara sauce for dipping, but you could also use pesto if you prefer!
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Any Southern comfort food menu needs these fried pickles as a starter. They're delicious on their own but serve them with creamy ranch dressing and everyone will be going back for more!
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Cranberry Brie Bites
This holiday favorite is a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. It's tart, creamy, crunchy, and impossible to eat just one!
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Make-Ahead Sandwich Rolls
It couldn't be easier to make these crowd-pleasing sandwiches. You can prep them up to six hours ahead, then whenever guests arrive, they can help themselves!
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Crispy Brie-Stuffed Mushrooms
Who says finger foods can't be fancy? These elevated bites will look elegant on your holiday table without being too fussy to make.
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Whipped Deviled Eggs with Dill
You can't go wrong with serving deviled eggs at a party. They go with just about any meal—brunch, dinner, or even late-night snacks!
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Each one of these little pinwheels is filled with a mixture of spicy Italian sausage, spinach, and cheese. It's impossible to eat just one!
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Air-Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Put your kitchen appliances to work with this lightened-up twist on a classic game day snack. The vegetarian-friendly "wings" are made from cauliflower, then crisped up in the air fryer.
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