Best Easy Party Appetizers – Easy, Simple & Guaranteed Crowd Pleasers

Easy Party Appetizer Ideas and Fingerfoods for a Crowd! Having a get-together and looking for some delicious and SIMPLE party appetizer ideas? I’ve found a bunch of simple party appetizers – each easy crowd-pleaser appetizer recipe is on this page below. Each appetizer idea makes for perfect summer cookout food ideas, neighborhood block party, Holiday party, baby showers or wedding shower finger-food ideas or for ANY party where you’re feeding a crowd.

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simple and easy party appetizer ideas that are crowd pleasers
Football Party Easy Appetizer Ideas - Guaranteed Crowd Pleasers!

Speaking of football – We host a college football party every, single week (and usually another party for pro football games, like Super Bowl too)! Yes, we love football around here AND we love cooking fun (and EASY) appetizers for our friends and family.

But when you’re cooking for a crowd every, single week, you need your appetizers and finger-foods to be SIMPLE to make, right?

Below are 10 of my FAVORITE Easy party appetizers that are guaranteed to be crowd pleasers!

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There are a lot of easy and delicious appetizer ideas on this page that are sure to please anyone and everyone in your party crowd.

From Super Bowl parties to dinner parties to baby showers to family get-togethers, these appetizer ideas not only simple, they are really, really good.

A big thank you to all the sites that have their appetizer recipes featured down on this page. Be sure to give them some love!


There are a LOT of simple party appetizer recipes on this page so let’s jump in!

easy summer appetizers for party

Easy Party Appetizer Ideas

If you’re having a football part, a BBQ cookout, need food ideas for your neighborhood block party or any type of party where you’re feeding a crowd, these cucumber bites below are SO simple to make and the whole crowd LOVES them.

Aren’t they beautiful, too?

easy cucumber bites party appetizer

Not only are these summer party cucumber bites easy to make – they’re healthy, too!

I make these little healthy appetizers as party finger-food all year long – I take them to our summer block party, make them for baby showers and wedding showers, for Holiday parties, for birthday parties – and yes, for all our football parties too =)

Here’s the recipe:

Easy summer party appetizer ideas - simple summer BBQ cookout, neighborhood block party, Holiday party, shower appetizers and finger-food ideas. Crowd pleasers! easy cucumber bites party appetizer or finger-food for a crowd - healthy appetizers too!

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies

Bacon Wrapped Brown Sugar Smokies (cocktail weenies) - EASY appetizer idea for parties.

You can make these bacon wrapped appetizers ahead of time and pop ’em in the freezer. Bake them right from frozen when guests show up at your door (just add an extra 5 minutes to the cook time)!

Best of all – NO CROCKPOT for these easy cocktail weenies!

Here’s the recipe:

easy cocktail weenies appetizer recipes

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Last updated on November 15, 2019 3:16 am

Texas Trash Dip

EASY party appetizer recipes that are crowd-pleasers. This Texas Trash Dip recipe is DELICIOUS - everyone will LOVE it!

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Texas Trash Dip Recipe


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 1 can (15 ounce) black beans
  • 1 can (15 ounce) corn
  • 1 can (3.8 ounce) sliced black olives
  • 1 can (4½ ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

Optional toppings, chopped cilantro, cherry tomatoes, sliced avocado. I tend to leave out the corn – we’re not big corn eaters.

How To Make It:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Microwave cream cheese and sour cream in large microwaveable bowl on high 1 minute or until cheese is softened. Mix with whisk until smooth.
  • Add refried beans, black beans, corn, black olives, green chiles, Seasoning Mix and 2 cups of the cheese; mix well.
  • Spread bean mixture into 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups cheese.
  • Bake 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Serve hot with tortilla chips.

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Sliced Dipping Potatoes

This is one our favorite appetizers! I make it as a side dish too at times.

These potatoes taste just like potato skins but are SO much easier to make!

SUPER easy appetizer ideas - sliced dipping potatoes. Simple to make these appetizers. Makes for great football party food and as a potato side dish too

I serve warm around a bowl of sour cream ranch dip and they never last long!

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Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls

As far as sausage balls go, I love ALL of them!

But I’ll be honest, I’m not really a fan of Pimento Cheese…

Until I met these sausage balls….

Oh my goodness, they are SO GOOD!

And super simple to make!

Easy Sausage Balls Party Appetizer Recipe and more easy appetizer ideas for a crowd

Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls

Save to BigOven Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls 1 lb. Breakfast Sausage 12 oz. Palmetto Cheese – Original, Jalapeno, or Bacon 2 Cups Bisquick™ Preheat oven to 375. In a bowl, mix together sausage and Palmetto Cheese. Add Bisquick and stir until combined. You can use a mixer or a food processor if you prefer.

Outback Cheese Fries (copycat recipe)

The easiest party appetizer and everyone LOVE them!

I’ve talked about this Outback Steakhouse copycat Aussie Fries recipe before here, but these cheese fries absolutely MUST be on this list.

We make them all the time…and they are SO good!


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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets

Pretzel coated chicken nuggets - crowd pleaser party appetizer idea.
Now these pretzel-crusted chicken bites are not the EASIEST to make, but they are well worth the effort.

They taste like they’re fried, but they’re baked (gotta sneak in something “healthy” during games days, right? Shhhh don’t tell anyone!)

The recipe itself is simple – they just take longer to cook than the other appetizers I normally make do.

Here’s the recipe for these baked chicken nuggets for a crowd:

easy baked chicken nuggets recipe

Again, TOTALLY worth the little bit of extra effort! Just a friendly warning though – once you family friends taste these and know YOU can make them, you will be required to make them for all get-togethers!

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Game Day Casserole Carrier

I’d be lost without my Alabama Game Day casserole carrier (found here).

Even when I’m not taking my game day food on the road or tailgating, this insulated casserole carrier gives me one more place to keep my game day food warm and ready for guests.

perfect casserole dish for a game day party! More game day appetizer recipes here

note: These casserole carriers are hard to find because they sell out VERY quickly.


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Crockpot Meatballs

The easiest party appetizer ever! only 3 ingredients to make these meatballs in your crockpot!

It’s crazy how much everyone LOVES these little cocktail meatballs – and they think I work SO hard to make them!

In reality, it only takes THREE ingredients in your crockpot to crank out these little bites of heaven: frozen meatballs, a jar of grape jelly and an equal sized jar of BBQ sauce.

Yep, that’s it! Toss ’em in the crockpot in the morning and let them cook a few hours (note: I don’t put chives on mine – the family no-likey the chives).

Here’s the recipe:

easy crockpot meatballs for a crowd

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7 Layer Taco Dip

Great football party appetizer idea - 7 layer taco dip

I think the picture says it all – it’s 7 layers of YUM!

Here’s the recipe for the easy 7-layer dip:

easy 7 layer dip recipe for a crowd

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Last updated on November 15, 2019 3:16 am

Crack Chip Dip

Easy dip recipe for parties, cookouts, showers, etc - CRACK DIP! More easy appetizer ideas on this page - ALL are crowd-pleasers and EASY!

Yep, you read that right – this potato chip dip is called CRACK dip… it’s THAT good and THAT addicting!

This is easy to make, but make this simple party dip ahead of time and let it chill in the fridge overnight… you won’t regret it! (and hey, invite me over when you make it!)

Watch how easy it is to make Crack Dip:

There’s only 4 ingredients in this simple party dip – sour cream, ranch dip mix, cheese and BACON. Some people add scallions too, but we don’t care for them so I don’t add them.

Here’s the recipe for this make ahead crack party dip – your crowd will LOVE it!

easy party dips - crack dip recipe

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Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip

Simple party appetizer crowd pleaser idea: Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip Recipe

This is another of our favorites – Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip. I make it ALL the time. Many people make theirs in a crockpot, but I bake mine. Personally, I think it comes out much better that way.

Also, it is unbelievably good when re-heated. Seems all the flavors come together it actually tastes BETTER as a leftover!

Here’s the recipe for this easy Buffalo chicken dip:

easy Bufflao chicken dip recipe


Deviled Eggs for a Crowd

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe - More Easy Appetizer Ideas and Recipes on this page

This is a GREAT recipe for deviled eggs – and it’s easy too.

My family LOVES this recipe for deviled eggs.

Last updated on November 15, 2019 3:16 am

Spinach Dip Bites

Delicious and easy party appetizers ideas - great for a crowd, small party, football party of any get-together

These spinach dip bites are SO good – my crowd LOVES them!

Easy party appetizers for a crwod - simple appetizer ideas for feeding a crwd - definite simple crowd-pleasers! Spinach dip appetizer recipe ideas

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Now get to cooking and pleasing your party crowd.

I’ll be waiting by the phone for my invitation!

Last updated on November 15, 2019 3:16 am

Football Party Easy Appetizer Ideas - Guaranteed Crowd Pleasers!

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