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Quick Appetizers for a Crowd

7 Quick Recipes to Help You Prepare Splendid Appetizers for a Crowd

When you are expecting a good crowd to your party, and you do not have enough time to spare, what you need are some quick appetizer ideas.
PartyJoys Staff
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2018
When it is a food get together, nothing is complete without the taste of delicious appetizers. Appetizers work as an anticipation for the tempting main course to be served and guests just love to munch on them! Few minutes and common ingredients can make a variety of appetizers and let you be a great host, as well!
Appetizer #1
Ingredients
  • Celery (finely chopped), 2 tbsp.
  • Mayonnaise, 2 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice, ½ tsp.
  • Onion (finely chopped), ½ tsp.
  • Hard-boiled eggs (finely chopped), 2
  • Cocktail shrimp (finely chopped), 1 cup
  • Mini croissants
Preparation
Mix all the mentioned ingredients well. Thereafter, slice the croissants, spread the mixture over them, and cut in half. Arrange them on any dish you desire, and place them in the freezer until ready to serve.
Appetizer #2
Ingredients
  • Tomatoes with green chilies, 1 can
  • Vegetable Broth, 3 cups
  • Celery (raw and cut into cubes), ½ cup
  • Carrots (raw and chopped), Cabbage (chopped), ½ cup
  • Bell peppers (chopped), 1 cup
  • Onions (raw and chopped), 1 cup
  • Large potato with skin (cut in cubes), 1
  • Vegetarian sausage (chorizo flavored), 5 oz.
  • Cilantro to garnish
Preparation
Add the onions, carrots, celery, and peppers to the broth, and fry the mixture quickly in a little fat. Now, add the rest of the ingredients and bring it to a boil for about 20 minutes. Garnish with the cilantro, and serve.
Appetizer #3
Ingredients
  • Dill pickle, whole
  • Cream cheese
  • Ham (thinly sliced)
Preparation
Here you would have to wrap the ham around the pickles. Before that, spread the cream over the ham and take care that the cheese remains at room temperature. Wrap in wax paper, and let them cool overnight. Slice before serving.
Appetizer #4
Ingredients
  • Bread, 20 slices
  • Asparagus (frozen), 1 package
  • Pimento cheese spread, 5 oz.
Preparation
Get rid of the crusts from the bread slices and spread each of them with cheese. Tenderize the asparagus by cooking and let it chill. Place the asparagus across the slices, in any desired position like diagonally or lengthwise.
Overlap the asparagus by turning opposite corner of the bread and thrust to seal. Wrap all the sandwiches in a wax paper, place them in a covered container, and chill.
Appetizer #5
Ingredients
  • Black beans (drained), 15 oz.
  • Garlic (minced), 1 tbsp.
  • Olive oil, 1 tbsp.
  • Lime juice, ¼ tbsp.
  • Cumin, ½ tsp.
  • Tahini, ¼ cup
Preparation
Take all the ingredients mentioned, and make a smooth and creamy mixture using a processor. If you want to make it a little lighter, you can add ½ a teaspoon of lime juice and olive oil to it. Keep the mixture in the freezer if intended to serve later, otherwise serve immediately.
Appetizer #6
Cream Cheese And Cucumber Sandwiches
Ingredients
  • Bread slice, cocktail
  • Cream cheese (softened)
  • Bacon (cooked and crumbled into small pieces)
  • Cucumber (thinly sliced)
Preparation
After stirring the bacon into cream cheese, spread the mixture onto one side of the bread. Make a sandwich by placing a cucumber slice between this bread slice and another slice.
Appetizer #7
Italian Sandwiches
Ingredients
  • French baguette loaf, 1
  • Feta cheese (crumbled), 1 cup
  • Tomatoes (seeded and chopped), 1 cup
  • Olive oil
Preparation
Slice the loaf and wipe each of its side with olive oil. Place the chopped tomatoes onto each slice and add the cheese too. Turn on the oven at 350 °F and bake the preparation until hot and bubbly. The time required is 7 minutes.
You can also try to use ingredients of your choice for the mentioned appetizer recipes and see how it turns out. Use some of these tips and prepare some splendid appetizers for your guests!