Easy Snacks to Bring to a Get Together
No one wants to show up to a party empty handed. But sometimes time just gets away from all of us. Next time you’re heading out to a party or a gathering and you need ideas for something quick and easy to bring, try one of these easy, fast party food ideas that take minimal time to prepare, are simple to transport and guaranteed to deliver fresh, fabulous flavor.
When you’re looking for party food ideas, it’s hard not to drool a little over the different recipes for cheese crisps to choose from. These easy party snack ideas are quick to throw together at home and easy to transport to any get together. All you need is 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese and about 15 minutes.
Simply spray a baking pan with cooking spray, drop 1 tablespoon mounds of cheese onto the pan and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about six to 10 minutes. Allow them to cool and voila – a ready-to-serve appetizer. Change it up by adding mix-ins like cooked bacon or jalapeno slices.
Light and fresh, these quick and easy appetizers offer a one-two punch of flavor and convenience and amazing versatility. Put any of your favorite ingredients together on a skewer and create an instant, easy appetizer for a party. Here are three quick ideas:
- Caprese salad skewers: Thread a grape tomato, mozzarella pearls and fresh basil on a skewer. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar right before serving.
- Iceburg wedge salad skewers: Pile crisp iceberg, bacon, grape tomato and blue cheese on a skewer for a fast take on the restaurant classic.
- Greek salad skewers: Assemble these flavorful bites by adding 1/4 of a cucumber round, half a grape tomato, a piece of feta and a half of a pitted kalamata olive onto a skewer. Sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper.
Bacon and Apple Crostini
The ultimate in finger food ideas, this quick recipe offers tons of flavor from just a few ingredients. Core and slice two apples. Arrange them in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Top with sliced sharp white cheddar, cooked and crumbled bacon, and bake for about seven to nine minutes at 350 F. Add a little spicy-sweet touch with a light drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of black pepper.
No need to show up to get-togethers empty-handed when you have an arsenal of party snack ideas like these. Make a list of everything you need and head out to Food Lion for the fresh ingredients you need to make these quick and easy appetizers and more.