Our Best 10-Minute Appetizers

Our Best 10-Minute Appetizers

You could just open a bag of chips...or you could whip up any one of these spur-of-the-moment, homemade party snacks.

  • Canned Tuna's Other Calling
    Photo: Con Poulos
  • Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola and Walnuts
    Photo: Ben Fink
  • Cantaloupe Balls
    Photo: Matt and Ted Lee
  • The Brilliant Mash-Up of Two Foods (Almost) Everybody Loves
    Photo: Lara Robby/Studio D.
  • Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives
    Photo: John Kernic
  • Feta Dip with Cucumber and Pita Chips
    Photo: Thinkstock
  • Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella
    Photo: Thinkstock
  • Devils on Horseback
    Photo: Thinkstock
  • Canned Tuna's Other Calling

    Tuna is a tried-and-true pantry sandwich filler—but it also happens to be a savory, hearty appetizer ingredient, too. Buy top-quality tuna packed in olive oil and stuff it into jarred, roasted Spanish piquillo peppers for a lovely accompaniment to sangria or Cava.


      Get the recipe: Piquillo Peppers with Mediterranean Tuna Salad

  • Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

    Even if you don't love figs, give this appetizer a try. The fruit, cheese and nuts melt into a toasty bite that might just turn you into a convert.


      Get the recipe: Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

  • Cantaloupe Balls

    This Southern appetizer mixes the bright flavors of cantaloupe and mint with a little hit of black pepper.


      Get the recipe: Cantaloupe Balls

  • The Brilliant Mash-Up of Two Foods (Almost) Everybody Loves

    Pizza and popcorn may not be standard cocktail-party fare. Combined, though, they're an irresistible snack with a glass of wine or a soda. You simply pop the kernels and then sprinkle them with grated Parmesan, dried oregano, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, red-pepper flakes and garlic powder.


      Get the recipe: Pizza Popcorn

  • Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives

    Acclaimed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten tempers olives' saltiness with the anise aroma of fennel, the sweetness of orange and a little heat.


      Get the recipe: Orange and Fennel Marinated Olives

  • Feta Dip with Cucumber and Pita Chips

    Rachael Ray blends feta and walnuts to create a creamy dip. Serve with store-bought pita chips and sliced cucumbers.


      Get the recipe: Feta Dip with Cucumber and Pita Chips

  • Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella

    While the garlic, mushrooms and wine are cooking on the stove, you can bake the slices of cheese-topped bread. Less than 10 minutes later, top the crostini with the mushroom mixture.


      Get the recipe: Crostini with Wild Mushrooms and Mozzarella

  • Devils on Horseback

    Built on the premise that anything wrapped in bacon will make the crowd go wild, this classic appetizer consists of a blue cheese–stuffed date surrounded by a little blanket of bacon and roasted.


      Get the recipe: Devils on Horseback


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By Lynn Andriani

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