These simple yet elegant appetizers are sure to win you an award for best party food! From vegetarian “meatball” sliders to vegan queso and roasted caprese bites, these mouth-watering eats will have you breaking out the bubbly in celebration during your red carpet-worthy viewing party.
Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Puffs
This elegant recipe just might win you an award for best party app. From the crunchy asparagus to the decadent smoked salmon and mouth-watering cream cheese, it’s sure to wow your guests on Oscar night.
It wouldn’t be a party without a round of ooey-gooey dip that everyone can enjoy. To accommodate all dietary needs, consider this vegan-friendly app that stars raw cashews transformed into a creamy dairy-free queso that will curb your hunger pangs.
Mini Cauliflower Pizzas
Even those who aren’t eschewing meat will fall for these bite-sized gems on Oscar night. The creamy homemade tomato piled on top elevates these mini pizzas to the next level. For more inspiration, check out these cauliflower recipes we can’t stop eating.
4-Flavour Ice Cube Tray Appetizers
If you’re short on time but still want to serve up more than one flavourful finger food, consider these baked appetizers. The ice cube trays make stuffing and shaping the puff pastry even easier and, once you have the method down to a science, you can get creative with your own fillings to suit various diets.
Roasted Caprese Bites
Skip the traditional salad version and transform this Italian classic into these bite-sized beauties that are packed with mozzarella, fresh basil and breadcrumbs. They also transport well if you’re en route to an Oscar potluck.
Pigs in Blankets With Harissa Ketchup and Honey Mustard
We love an app that offers dip variety! This scrumptious chicken sausage is baked to perfection in a flaky puff pastry and is served alongside two savoury dipping sauces that will have your guests debating which is best.
Mini Hasselback Loaded Potatoes
Cheese, bacon and sour cream-covered potato bites will impress your guests and tide them over until the main event.
Hot Spinach and Crab Dip
All this gooey, cheesy, spinach-y, crab-filled dip needs are chips, pita bread or crackers to make for one of the most ideal party appetizers around. Find more inspiration from Valerie Bertinelli’s most impressive (and easy to make) appetizers.
"Meatball" Sliders With a Twist
These meatless marvels are made with toasted almonds (or walnuts) and a homemade zesty tomato sauce and melted mozzarella that will leave your guests reaching for seconds. For more ideas, check out the all-time best vegetarian recipes.
Potato Skins With Beer Cheese
Bacon, cheese and potatoes already make for a winning combination, so add a touch of beer into the sharp Cheddar cheese sauce and watch how quickly this appetizer disappears!
Cheese Ball Bites Are the Ultimate Make-Ahead Party Appetizer
This colourful appetizer is the perfect option for cheese-lovers everywhere. Roll the paprika-spiced cheese balls in fresh herbs, crushed nuts, seeds or bacon bits for a mouth-watering variety of flavours. We recommend you mix and roll them the day before your party for simple set-up.
This delectable four-ingredient appetizer is so easy to make that it’ll leave you with plenty of time to take part in your party’s Oscar pool!
Everything Snack Mix
This salty-meets-sweet snack packs a flavourful punch with a delicious combination of spicy wasabi peas, peanuts, pretzels and ramen noodles. Check your pantry in advance, because we’ll bet you probably have most of these ingredients already!
Shrimp and Avocado Salad With Frico Chips
A mouth-watering combo of juicy jumbo shrimp and crispy frico chips, this show-stopping appetizer features a fantastic range of textures guaranteed to wow guests.
Ina Garten’s Smoked Salmon Spread
This simple yet impressive dip takes mere minutes to make and will become an instant crowd-pleaser.
Whether you make the pastry from scratch or opt for the store-bought stuff, these scrumptious mini versions of the Québécois classic will be devoured fast.