Whether you are planning a big Italian meal or are just looking for some mouthwatering starters for your next party, these Italian appetizers are where it’s at. From authentic Italian fare to fun mash-ups, your guests are sure to rave about these recipes.
Italian Appetizers for Your Next Party
Antipasto Skewers are wonderful when you need to throw something yummy together in a pinch. Use items from your pantry: peppers, Italian meats, cheeses, olives, etc. Whatever you have on hand is fine!
Although not a true hummus, this Italian Cannellini Hummus with Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes is a quick appetizer that you can whip up anytime you need to feed a hungry group fast. Pair it with whatever dippers you can find (vegetables or crackers are yummy), and you’ll have a happy crowd.
These Italian Tomato Sandwiches would be a lovely app for a brunch or shower. Italian bread is topped with herbed cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and juicy tomatoes.
Pesto Pepperoni Roll-Ups come together in just 15 minutes, and they’re full of flavor. You’ll get a good dose of veggies in this app, too!
Put a little crunch on ravioli! These Baked Ravioli Appetizers are made from meat ravioli dipped in a mixture of flour and Italian bread crumbs. Simple, but delicious.
You can do the same thing with three-cheese tortellini. You won’t be able to stop eating these Parmesan Tortellini Bites!
Of course, no appetizer list is complete without meatballs. Mozzarella Stuffed Italian Meatballs are a crowd favorite.
Serve this 7 Layer Italian Dip with toasted baguettes. Your guests will rave about it!
Italian Pesto Sliders are perfect for a party or as an easy weeknight meal. There’s a lot of butter on these, but it really makes the sandwiches.
Smoked Mozzarella Dip is just as tasty as the Olive Garden version. It’s made with four different types of cheese (YUM!).
This buttery Cheesy Pull Apart Pesto Bread will go fast! The great thing about this appetizer is that you can prep the bread and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it.
Make Tortellini Skewers with tortellini tossed in pesto, paired with sundried tomatoes. Mmm.
Olive Cheese Bread pairs the saltiness of the olives with lots of gooey cheese and crusty bread. It’s perfection… You’ll crave it again and again!
Oh, my word. I think I could eat this entire pan of Lasagna Dip all by myself. But it would make a fab appetizer for game day, wouldn’t it?
Pair this Italian Salsa with a heaping helping of tortilla chips or a few pieces of crusty bread.
Let your guests nosh on these Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Puffs at your holiday party this year. They’re so pretty and tasty!
These Sun-Dried Tomato, Parmesan and Basil Whirls will be your new go-to recipe for parties. It’s so easy to throw together a big tray of them in a flash.