Whether you’re hosting a small get-together or big blowout bash, there’s one thing that you’re almost always going to need to worry about: the food. If you’re planning on having people over for a few hours to socialize or celebrate an event, it’s always a good idea to have some food on hand, as some people can get awfully cranky when they’re hungry (and cranky guests don’t exactly make for a good time!). Even if you’re planning a big meal for later in the evening, you should at least consider putting out some appetizers to help satiate everyone’s hunger in the meantime. After all, a good host always goes out of their way to cater to their guests, and they’ll almost certainly note and appreciate your extra effort. Now, you may be wondering how you’re ever going to fit making appetizers into your already-packed schedule, but don’t worry! A great-tasting appetizer doesn’t necessarily have to take you a lot of time. Here are 3 quick and easy appetizers for hosting this year that’ll please any crowd.
Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Who doesn’t like a nice cheese-based dip? This Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe
combines three kinds of cheese, mayonnaise, artichoke hearts, spinach, and assorted spices in a delicious, savory dish that is sure to be a hit at your next party. You can even mix everything together the night before and chill it in the fridge before popping it in the oven on the day of your get together. Don’t forget the garlic bread, fresh vegetables, pita bread, or tortilla chips for dipping!
3 Ingredient Mini Stuffed Peppers
Sometimes you need only a few ingredients to create a mouth-watering appetizer, and this 3 Ingredient Mini Stuffed Peppers recipe
certainly fits the bill. All you need to do is cut the peppers in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, fill them with some goat cheese (or other cheese of your choosing), drizzle with honey, and throw them in the oven for about 10 minutes. That’s it! You end up with a colourful, tasty appetizer that’s also very versatile. Try adding some toasted nuts or crumbled chorizo for some extra texture and flavour.
A classic! Help keep your guests full until mealtime with this delicious Deviled Eggs recipe
that you can easily make the day before your party (if you store the egg whites and filling separately, of course). Now, this recipe calls for steaming the hard-boiled eggs, as it may make them easier to peel, but if you prefer the traditional method then go for it! After you have your hard-boiled eggs, you’re just going to peel them, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove the yolk. Mix that yolk up with some mayonnaise, onion, mustard, and tabasco sauce, and then spoon it back into the empty egg whites. Sprinkle some paprika on top and you are done! Extra tip: if you want your deviled eggs to look a bit fancier, then pipe the filling mixture into the eggs using a piping bag with a star tip. Happy Holidays from us here at Sol Kitchen!