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6 Party-Perfect Appetizer Ideas

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6 Party-Perfect Appetizer Ideas

Planning a fun gathering at home? Impress your friends and family with these delicious appetizer ideas. We've put together a collection of party foods that will satisfy a range of palates - from meat lovers to vegans and beyond. Try them all and let us know which gourmet recipe was your favorite in the comments below. Buon appetito!

1. Bagna Cauda (pictured above)

This wintry appetizer hails from the Alpine Italian region of Piedmont where locals dip fresh vegetables into a buttery garlic sauce. It's a great twist on the classic crudité platter but not for those who avoid the strong taste of garlic.

2. Stuffed Mushrooms

Humble button mushrooms get transformed into an elegant party appetizer thanks to bacon, breadcrumbs and herbs. This easy-to-make recipe will make entertaining a breeze.

3. Mascarpone-Kale Crostini

Sauteed kale is paired with artichokes and mascarpone in this killer crostini recipe. The best part of this appetizer idea? All the elements can be prepared ahead of time and put together right before the party. 

4. Baked Mussels

There's a reason this is the top appetizer idea preferred by FDL readers. When it comes to these baked mussels they are nothing but delicious, easy to make and stunning.

5. Vegan Ricotta

Do you enjoy cheese platters? Don't forget to add this vegan ricotta to the mix. This umami-filled cheese would pair with with fiery chutneys, homemade preserves and elegant crackers.

6. Beef Empanadas

Say goodbye to the deep fryer and hello to these lovely baked empanadas. Filled with beef, peppers, herbs and spices, these Mexican bites are simply irresistible.


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