30 Appetizers and Side Dish Recipes

Friday, October 4, 2019
Here is a great roundup of many kinds of appetizers, side dishes, and just some fun food recipes for all your party needs.

Holidays, family events, gameday and any kind of parties you have, this will be your one-stop appetizer and side dish shop!

Do you love easy foods to make for a crowd or quick simple foods to pick on during a fun get together? Well, this is a great roundup for you then!

This gallery has anything from healthy roasted baked vegetables to comforting casseroles, along with some delicious popular appetizers like my Baked Artichoke and Spinach dip or Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip to satisfy friends and family during any occasion, holiday or event you may be hosting.

If you want to show off your skills, try some of the fritters or the roasted vegetables that are so vibrant in color to make your dinner menu burst with flavors.

There is something for everyone here, just scroll through the photos.

Each recipe has its own link to show you exactly how to make these recipes!

Don't forget to pin them, tell me which one you like in the comment box below and print off the recipes!

Party Appetizer and Side Dishes

Looking for appetizers or side dish ideas?

Once you take a look at over 30 snacks, appetizers, and side dishes, I believe you will have hard time figuring out what to make first.

They are all great!

here are over 30 recipes for best appetizers from chicken wings to fried or roasted vegetable party finger  foods

Strolling Through These Recipes

Whether it's summer, spring, winter or fall, there is something here either a favorite comfort food snack, game day, your favorite holiday starter or side dish and any big party event or gathering.

Sometimes you just want a little something to snack on too?

We love fried cauliflower or zucchini fritters and enjoy them all summer long!

You will find, pizza homemade, stuffed mushrooms, broccoli casserole and a slew of my best potato recipes.

Check out the delicious spinach and broccoli pie as a first-course appetizer.

Enjoy your stroll!

Hot wings recipes

Chicken Wings and Dipping Sauce Recipes

these are homemade chicken tenders like you find in any fast food place but homemade appetizers or snacks

Homemade Chicken Tenders

these are chicken parmesan bites on a toothpick appetizer

Chicken Parm Poppers

these are a flour tortilla filled with meats and air fried as an appetizer

Hot Pockets

this is how to make homemade pizza dough

Homemade Pizza Dough

this is how to make avocado feta cheese tomato and chickpea salad

Avocado Salad

these are a bowl of barbecued cowboy beans

Old Fashioned Cowboy 15 Beans

This is baked zucchini rolled up stuffed with Ricotta cheese

Eggplant Rollatini

this is how to make italian seasoned french fries

Italian Seasoned French Fries

this is how to make sweet potatoes in the oven with amaretto, marshmallow topping

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

this is how to make stuffed mushrooms

this is a roundup of delicious appetizers and best side dish recipes

Mom's Stuffed Mushrooms

this is a shrimp tempura coated appetizer frying in oil in a black pan

Best Tempura Batter

this is how to make Italian fried cauliflower

Fried Cauliflower

this is how to make garlic parmesan roasted vegetables in the oven

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Vegetables

this is how to make a southwest salad with beans, avocado and corn

Southwest Salad

this is how to make deep fried zucchini fritters

Zucchini Fritters

this is how to make broccoli casserole with cheese

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

this is how to make baked artichokes with bread crumb topping that taste like stuffed artichoke hearts

Baked Artichoke Hearts

this is how to make bruschetta insalata caprese

Caprese Bruschetta

this is how to make spinach and broccoli pie with puff pastry dough

Three Cheese Spinach and Broccoli Pie

this is how to make Italian sauteed escarole and the recipe is from Utica New York Greens

Sauteed Escarole Utica Greens

this is how to make homemade shrimp  cocktail with sauce recipe

Mom's Homemade Shrimp Cocktail

this is a roundup of best potato side dishes

Best Potato Side Dishes

brussells sprouts with cranberries

Brussels Sprouts Roasted

You May Love My Chicken Wings Spectacular!

this is how to make chicken wing appetizers grilled, fried, or baked

Best Chicken Wing Showcase of 24 Recipes

this is an antipasto appetizer tray full of cold cuts, cheeses, olives and vegetables on a red round tray

Cheeseboard Ideas Antipasto Try

chicken on a stick

Grilled or Baked Chicken Souvlaki

these are fried corn fritters with cob on the corn, milk bottles and a bean pot in the photo

Old Fashioned Corn Fritters

potatoes with Italian dressing recipe

Italian Potato Salad

these are provolone sticks with tomato sauce

Provolone Sticks

Garlic Knots

this is how to make corn on the cob

Corn on the Cob

this is fresh cranberry sauce

Amaretto Fresh Cranberry Sauce

chestnuts on a white plate with christmas holly and in merlot wne

Chestnut Stuffing and Roasted Chestnuts with Merlot

stuffed artichokes in a pan with bread crumbs on top

Stuffed Artichokes

Nutty Cheese Ball

French Bread Pizza

this is an italian meat bread dough roll call antipasto roll appetizer on a cutting board sliced up

Antipasto Roll

slow cooker mini meatballs with cranberry bourbon sauce in a crock pot

Slow Cooker Bourbon Cranberry Mini-Meatballs

Always Looking For New Recipe Ideas?

The side dishes will be a great addition to any weekend meal or even the Holidays.

Sometimes it can get really boring eating the same old same old.

These side dishes and appetizer recipes have been some of our favorites throughout the years.

I hope you will find something new to try that your family will love!

Try using my recipe Index.

this is a recipe roundup of best side dishes and appetizers for all holiday and meal planning.

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2019.


  1. these are lovely Claudia! So many nice little bites. Have a great weekend!

  2. It would be interesting to know how many MILLIONS of pounds of chicken wings will be consumed this coming Sunday.

  3. All of this finger food looks yummy. I usually do a appetizer meal for the Super Bowl, but this year I will be home by myself. I am going to have to come up with a game plan for 1 person.

  4. Well now we know where to get ALL the superbowl recipes! Those wings are calling my name :) Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Great compilation of recipes for sides and apps. I'll be making some of them...

  6. What a delicious looking line up of side dishes and appetizers.

  7. Oh, wow! So many of these sides and appetizers look fantastic... amaretto sweet potatoes??! YUM!

  8. There is so much great choice for game day here. Those stuffed mushrooms look really good. Lots of choice for our next football party.

  9. Wow, I like this collection, it's really great recipes worth a try. Avocado Chickpea Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe really impressed me. This is really a great job! You are a genius! Thanks!

  10. Side dishes are my favorite part of Thanksgiving ... well, appetizers are too ... and so are desserts, if I'm honest.
    Any way - this collection is a keeper!

  11. So many tempting recipes! I think I'd try the broccoli and spinach pie first!

  12. What a wonderful collection of recipes!I enjoyed the stroll!

  13. SO many great choices! I really need to check out that baked artichoke recipe next!

  14. Wow! These look absolutely beautiful
    Especially the avocado salad. A great selection to choose from.

  15. Now that is an awesome collection of superbowl recipes. So cool. I love the sound of broccoli and spinach. Saving for later.

  16. Every time we are planning a family get together Hubby says why don't we just do appetizers? That shows you where his interest lie. But his idea of appetizers is lots of Italian meats and cheese. Everyone seems to like the side dishes and appetizers so it's great having a wonderful variety like you have here. This is a great collection -- I"m pinning.

  17. So many wonderful recipes here, Claudia! I wish I could try them all...such a delicious spread. I would love to share a meal with you dear! XO

  18. You have great recipes collection there, they make excellent thanksgiving Spread. Love to try that three cheese spinach pie.

  19. Love this roundup! So many yummy ideas, perfect for the holidays!

  20. Awesome! So many recipes in just one page! Thank you very much for sharing!

  21. All these dishes would make a wonderful festive spread! Wishing you all the best for the festive season x

  22. All of these is making me super hungry. I’ll have one of each.

  23. All of these sound absolutely delicious but the caprese bruschetta sounds especially like my kind of snack!

  24. I must say that stuffed mushrooms and avocado salad look very adorable. All recipes are great and now thanks to you, I have a lot of great ideas for the festive season.

  25. So many amazing options here! I like the artichoke appetizer and the mushrooms - anything with mushrooms is my favorite! Great recipes :-)

  26. Lovely collection under one roof!! I loved the mom's stuffed mushrooms the most and going to give them a try!

  27. What a wonderful selection of side dishes for everyday meals. Your delicious appetizers are perfect for the holidays and Super Bowl Sunday!

  28. Never too many yummy side dish recipes to bring to the table. The avocado salad sounds really yummy!

  29. I love your side dishes and appetizers. To be honest, our family will go after the side dishes and appetizers with more enthusiasm than the main event. The spinach and three cheese caught my eye. It would be great served at a brunch. Hope you're all ready for the big Christmas event.

  30. Such a great collection of beautiful creations! That bean dish is definitely on my to try list! Thanks for sharing, Claudia.

  31. We're having a holiday party tonight and I was trying to find some good recipes that my in laws would like! This is perfect!


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