Finger Food Appetizer Recipes

Save and share this!

You’re going to love this huge collection of finger food appetizer recipes. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together, hosting a summer party, or celebrating the holidays, these finger food recipes are guaranteed to please a crowd. This huge list of finger food appetizer recipes splits up cold appetizers and hot appetizers too. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to dive into bitesize wonders that promise to make any occasion a memorable feast!

finger food appetizer recipes to please a crowd

Why You Need Finger Food Appetizers in Your Life

Finger foods are the ultimate versatile player in the culinary realm, perfectly fitting into the festive spirit of holiday gatherings or adding pizazz to parties throughout the year. They are the quintessence of mingling and cheer, allowing hosts to cater to varied tastes with minimum fuss.

Little hands love them too, making them an ideal choice for events with children. The ease of picking up a delectable air-fried homemade chicken finger or a tiny pinwheel wrap means less time with formalities and more time enjoying the company, conversations, and festive joy that come with any celebration.

So no matter if you are hosting a summer soiree, a kids’ birthday bash, or a memorable holiday gathering, we’ve found more than enough scrumptious finger foods for you to sample.

With over 100 choices of tasty finger food appetizers to choose from, it’s only fitting that we organize this culinary treasure trove into a couple categories! This way, it’s easier for you to navigate through and pick the perfect platters for your event.

But I attempted to make it as simple as possible. The finger-licking good recipes are divided into recipes best served cold and those best served hot.

So let’s get started with over 100 tasty finger food appetizers!

81 Cold Finger Food Appetizer Recipes

I think for most parties cold appetizers really are easier. But that’s not always the case, sometimes they include ingredients you need to KEEP cold, then that’s just as complicated as appetizers that you need to KEEP hot! But most of these finger food appetizers are perfect for any party any time of year and will please the palate of any age for snacking.


ITALIAN PINWHEELS finger food appetizer recipes

If you’re looking for a colorful, delicious, crowd-pleasing appetizer, stop searching! You’ve found it in these Italian pinwheels. They’re packed with your favorite Italian lunch meats, provolone cheese, and peppers!

Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

finger food appetizer recipes bacon ranch deviled eggs

These Whole30 Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs are an easy and delicious appetizer or snack for Easter, or anytime of year! They are also Keto, paleo, and gluten-free.

20 More Deviled Eggs Recipes

20 deviled egg recipes

If you are a deviled egg lover just like me you might want to try even more deviled egg recipes for your finger food appetizers! These 20 recipes are each totally different from the other and you’re sure to find a unique crowd pleasing new one to serve today.

Appetizer Skewers – Easy Tapas with Olives

Appetizer Skewers – Easy Tapas with Olives

Whether you are preparing a dish for a party or making your family dinner extra special, appetizer skewers with delicious Olives are easy tapas that will take dinner to the next level.


BUFFALO BAKED FETA WHITE BEAN DIP finger food appetizers

Buffalo Baked Feta White Bean Dip is the perfect veggie dip. This dip is so good! The spicy hot sauce pairs so well with the salty feta. This dip is kind of similar to a hummus without tahini and with feta instead. This dip is the perfect appetizer or would be great for game day.

35 More Cold Dip Recipes

finger food appetizer recipes cold dips

If you like the recipe above you will LOVE these 35 cold dip recipes. You should have at least a couple to a few cold dips to dip all those finger food appetizers INTO! Hummus, cheese dips, ranch, and more make perfect dips for your finger foods.

Easy Baked Cheesy Bites Recipe

Easy Baked Cheesy Bites Recipe

These Baked Cheesy Bites  need just three ingredients, are simple and quick to make, and guaranteed to impress. They are perfect to serve with any of the dips above for a perfect finger food appetizer.

21 More Cold Appetizer Recipes

cold appetizer finger food recipes

This collection of 21 more cold finger food appetizer recipes is a collection of fun food on skewers, a couple of yummy dips, pinwheel wraps, and more.

30 Different Potato Salad Recipes for a Crowd

potato salad recipes

One thing I love about potato salad is that everyone has their own take on it. There are dozens of different recipes and every one is a bit different… kind of like stuffing or chili. Check out these 30 different potato salad recipes.

28 Hot Finger Food Appetizer Recipes

I think these are really the recipes that take the cake. This is where you are going to find your breaded, fried, or grilled goodness. Plus some things that are perfectly kept warm in a crockpot or one of those party dishes with the little fire burner beneath it. Excuse my memory, but you know what I mean! I think these are my favorite finger foods for parties of all!


keto air fryer avocado fries

These Keto avocado fries are also gluten free and made in the air fryer believe it or not! They are such a satisfying and tasty appetizer and so healthy too!



Baked Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are the ultimate, easily prepared appetizer, suitable for any occasion. They are deeply savory, packed with finely chopped mushroom stems, bacon, onion, and red bell pepper, then fried until slightly caramelized. Then they are bound together with cream cheese and grated parmesan.



These Homemade Mini Pigs in a Blanket or (Kilted Soldiers) is a British dish made with mini cocktail sausages wrapped in streaky bacon.

Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe

Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe

Make a takeout favorite at home using this Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls recipe! These delicious, flaky spring rolls are stuffed with fresh vegetables and vermicelli noodles to produce the tastiest snack or appetizer to accompany your meals.

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

These oven-baked Jalapeno Poppers are stuffed with a delicious bacon and cheese filling and topped with crispy seasoned panko bread crumbs. These delicious poppers make the best appetizer or snack!

Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

Soft Pretzel Bites Recipe

This soft pretzel bites recipe comes out tender and chewy with the most subtle sweetness. Make some easy pretzel snacks right at home in just 30 minutes!

American Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket

These tasty pigs in a blanket are easy bite-sized snacks that kids and adults will love!



Mini cheeseburger bites are delicious appetizers for any occasion! This is a recipe for bunless burger bites, but you can serve them with mini bread buns, if you like.

Crispy Fried Wontons

Crispy Fried Wontons finger food appetizer recipes

For a Chinese style snack try these Crispy Fried Wontons. I know, I know, most think of a spring roll or egg rolls – but these super easy fried wontons are going to make the whole family so happy.

Slow Cooker Pizza Dip

slow cooker pizza dip for parties

Simple and filled with delicious flavor, this slow cooker pizza dip is sure to be a family favorite. Not to mention, it makes for a great party dip too! With only ten ingredients and a dump-and-go prep, you can’t go wrong with giving this pizza dip recipe a try!

15 Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipes

buffalo chicken dip recipes

This has got to be one of the hottest crowd-pleasing dip flavors around. But just because there is a traditional way to make this recipe does not mean it can’t be adapted so many different ways! Check out my 15 favorite buffalo chicken dip recipes and pick your new favorite today.

Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers Recipe

buffalo chicken fingers appetizer recipe

These Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers are perfect for an easy, tasty dinner, or an appetizer for a crowd. They’re quick, crispy, and taste delicious dipped into blue cheese (or any of the cold or hot dips on this list really) with chopped celery and carrots on the side!

Easy Fried Cheese Sticks

easy fried cheesesticks finger food appetizer recipes

You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own fried cheese sticks at home! Crispy on the outside, melty on the inside – kids love them!

Mini Keto Crab Cakes

Mini Keto Crab Cakes

Made with real crab, these Keto Crab Cakes have a crispy golden brown crust and are soft and flavorful inside. You won’t believe there’s only 1g carbs per serving!

Dry Rub Baked Wings

dry rub baked wings appetizer recipe

These dry rub wings are easy and perfect for gatherings big or small! Just 1 net carb per serving, these tasty Whole 30 & Keto chicken wings are an appetizer everyone will love!

35 Summer BBQ Appetizers

You’ll love checking out our roundup of 35 Summer Party Appetizers for BBQ too if you’re digging this list! There are hot and cold appetizers here (mostly cold) and even a section for red, white, and blue appetizers for parties for Fourth of July, Memorial Day, etc.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *