The first thing that your Easter dinner guests are going to taste is the appetizers, so you’ll want to make sure you’ve got some memorably delicious bites for them to snack on before the meal starts.  The best way to begin your Easter feast is with one of these light and refreshing finger foods. The mark of a tasty appetizer is an empty vessel at the end of an event, so choose one of these top-rated party recipes and your guests will beg you for the recipe.

Pimento-Cheese Deviled Eggs

@Mike Garten

If you weren’t planning to serve deviled eggs, you probably should just go ahead and cancel that Easter party.

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Sprigs in a Blanket

@Mike Garten

Forget your average pigs in a blanket. In this upgrade, prosciutto and a flakey, golden brown puff pastry are wrapped around fresh and crisp asparagus spears.

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Spring Herb Frittata

@Mike Garten

Come for the fresh and rustic herbs, stay for the creamy chive crème fraîche.

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Sweet-and-Salty Feta Cubes

BRIAN WOODCOCK

Honey drizzle and chopped pistachios dress up this simple cheese appetizer.

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Turkey Turnovers with Apricots and Almonds

CON POULOS

Turkey may be the main attraction at most holiday dinners, but it can also be part of a delicious appetizer. Take your turkey leftovers and turn them into a spicy snack.

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Arugula Pesto

@Mike Garten

Spoon this garlicky green spread on top of cheese-topped crostini for any easy-to-please starter.

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Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

ETHAN CALABRESE

Even people who say they don’t really like Brussels sprouts won’t be able to resist these fried Brussels with buffalo sauce.

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Roasted Olives with Lemon, Garlic and Herbs

ERIC WOLFINGER

While best fresh, these roasted olives can be covered and refrigerated up to 5 days. Serve with toothpicks for a tasty bite at your next holiday dinner.

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Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Chive Butter

ALEXANDRA ROWLEY

These bite-sized Hasselback potatoes topped with a delicious chive butter make for a hearty appetizer that will hit the spot.

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Tangy Cranberry Meatballs

MIKE GARTEN

Turn leftover cranberry sauce into a glaze for store-bought meatballs to make the easiest appetizer. You don’t even have to tell anyone that the meatballs are store-bought.

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Pimiento Cheese Finger Sandwiches

@Mike Garten

Finger sandwiches are the epitome of Easter. If Pimiento cheese isn’t your thing (um, how?), try the crab and mango or minty pea versions.

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Deviled Chicks

@Yossy Arefi

Transform old-school deviled eggs into an adorable appetizer with carrots and capers.

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Pimento Cheese Spread

 

CHRIS COURT

We just might nickname this spicy cheese dip Old Faithful, because it’s always the first thing to go on the appetizer table. Grab some crackers and take a dip into this spicy cheese spread.

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Boursin-Stuffed Mushrooms

DELISH

Upgrade the classic app just in time for the party season. These fresh mushroom stuffed with rich and creamy Boursin cheese will be gobbled up before you can even blink.

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Cheese Ball Bites

ETHAN CALABRESE

Loaded with lots of cheese and delicious spices, you won’t be able to have just one. For an extra special touch, use a pretzel as a serving stick that you can also eat.

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Tomato Tulips

@Mike Garten

These tulips basically spring into bloom since they can be assembled in 10 minutes flat.

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Antipasto Squares

PARKER FEIERBACH

Layered with pepperoni, ham, provolone, and mozzarella, every bite of these antipasto squares will satisfy.

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Smoky Red Pepper Hash Browns

CON POULOS

The only thing better than hash browns are bite-size hash browns you can pop in your mouth mess-free. Trick to preparing these hash browns for a crowd: individual patties that are baked instead of fried.

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Frico Cups

@Mike Garten

Salad bars are for amateurs. Join the big leagues and serve an assortment of fresh veggies in edible cups at your Easter dinner instead.

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Deviled Eggs

JONNY VALIANT

Smoked paprika, bacon, and fresh green herbs give the traditional deviled egg a delectable new complexity.

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Sausage Balls

ETHAN CALABRESE

These savory sausage balls are packed with cheese and mixed with Bisquick for an unbelievably delicious snack.

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Baked Biscuit Wreath Dip

ETHAN CALABRESE

The first thing guests will reach for is this creamy wreath dip — we guarantee it.

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Apple, Sweet Potato, and Rosemary Flatbread

ANTONIS ACHILLEOS

Fancy pizza is still pizza — meaning guests will go nuts over this easy appetizer.

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Cranberry Brie Biscuit Dip

CHARLIE GILLETTE

This impressive starter combines two of everyone’s favorite holiday dishes: cranberry sauce and bread. Just make sure you use whole berry—not jellied—canned cranberry sauce.

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Herbed Goat Cheese Ball

@whatsgabycooking.com

Top tip: Marinated cheese balls actually taste better on their second or third day.

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Spanakopita Bites

@casadecrews.com

This is your warning: These miniature spinach pies are going to disappear in seconds.

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Roasted Artichoke Avocado Toast

@loveandlemons.com

It’s time to take the trendy avocado toast from breakfast to Easter dinner. Top each slice with roasted artichokes and sliced radishes, then cut into bite-sized pieces.

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Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pastries

@gimmesomeoven.com

Keep a stash of frozen puff pastry on hand at all times, so you can whip up this elegant appetizer at a moment’s notice.

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Caesar Salad Wonton Cups

@recipetineats.com

Amp up the crunch factor in a classic salad by serving it in miniature wonton bowls.

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