21 Best Finger Food Ideas to Serve at Your Next Party
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21 Best Finger Food Ideas to Serve at Your Next Party

Delicious Finger Food Ideas

Need finger food ideas to serve at your next party? We’re going to share 21 of the best finger food recipes for your next celebration. Whether you’re hosting a game night, bridal shower, birthday party or just a gathering with friends, these bite-sized treats are sure to wow your guests.

21 Best Finger Food Ideas to Serve at Your Next Party

1. Taco Salad Cups

These taco salad cups are bursting with flavor, and unlike regular tacos, they’re not messy to eat. Instead of regular taco shells or tortillas, these cups use wonton cups. Fill them with ground turkey or beef, cheese, lettuce, salsa and sour cream for a tasty finger food.

Use fresh salsa and lean meats to keep your salad cups from getting too soggy.

2. Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber sandwiches are a great finger food for any occasion, whether it’s a baby shower, brunch or just a get-together with friends. They’re light and refreshing yet satisfying. Best of all, they’re so easy to make. 

For this recipe, you’ll need only a few simple ingredients:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cream cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Lemon juice
  • Seasonings (garlic powder, salt and pepper)
  • Herbs (chives and dill are a great choice)

If you’re in a pinch and need to save time, you can buy herbed cream cheese instead. Make these just before the party. They’re best served fresh.

3. Quesadilla Crisps

These quesadilla crisps are sure to be a hit at your party. They’re the perfect tasty finger food, and you can’t eat just one.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • Street taco sized tortillas
  • Green chilies
  • Grated cheese
  • Onion
  • Butter salt

Each batch will make 48 wedges.

4. Baked Tortellini Bites

Looking for finger food ideas that everyone will love? These tortellini bites are perfect. They’re battered and baked for a crispy appetizer that’s easy to prepare in big batches. Serve with marinara sauce or a sauce of your choice.

Choose refrigerated cheese tortellini’s for a fresh flavor, and use quality parmesan cheese to really kick the flavor up a notch.

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5. Lemon Tartlets

Want to serve your guests something sweet? Try these lemon tartlets. They’re refreshing, sweet and surprisingly easy to make. You need only a few ingredients:

  • Refrigerated pie crusts
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Lemon juice
  • Eggs
  • Cool Whip
  • Raspberries for garnishing

Each batch makes about 35 tartlets, which should be enough to feed a crowd.

6. Mini Baked Potatoes

These mini baked potatoes are perfect for any party. They’re loaded with sour cream and chives for a flavorful appetizer that everyone will love. If you want to add other toppings, like cheddar cheese or bacon, you can also add them.

Use baby or new potatoes for this recipe.

7. Pickle Roll-Ups

These pickle roll-ups are simple but so tasty, and the perfect finger food for most parties. They pair well with most other finger foods, or you can even serve them as a snack to go with sandwiches or other light foods.

This snack is so easy to make. Slices of ham are rolled around pickle slices with cream cheese. They’re like mini sandwiches without the bread!

8. Pizza Pinwheels (Stuffed Crescent Rolls)

Here’s a kid-friendly finger food that’s a great option for any party. Crescent rolls are stuffed with marinara sauce and pepperoni slices and baked to perfection.

Of course, you’re free to add whatever toppings you want, and you can also serve plain ones if you have vegetarian guests.

You can serve marinara sauce, ranch dressing or whatever sauce you want on the side.

9. Ham and Cheese Sliders

If you want to serve finger foods that are a little more filling, these ham and cheese sliders are a great choice. They’re tasty and easy to make, too. Just add ham and cheese with Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce and top with sugar and butter.

If you’re not a fan of ham, you can use other lunch meat, like turkey or salami. Or you can make a variety of sliders to serve your guests.

10. Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Bites

If you want to make an impression on your guests, serve these puff pastry bites. They’re stuffed with asparagus, prosciutto and delicious gruyere cheese.

Use frozen puff pastry to save time. 

11. Loaded Tater Tots

These loaded tater tots are one of the best finger food ideas for parties because they’re so crispy and flavorful. You can save time by using frozen tater tots. Fill each tot with shredded cheese, bacon, green onions and sour cream – or whatever else you want. Feel free to use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream if you like.

12. Bruschetta Bites

Served in tiny phyllo cups, these cheesy bruschetta bites are so delicious. Each cup is filled with creamy Alouette garlic and herb cheese and topped with fresh bruschetta. Use the freshest tomatoes you can find, and be sure to use fresh basil. 

The bright red tomatoes and green basil are sure to make an impression on your guests. And everyone will be raving about how delicious these bite-sized treats are.

13. Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

These potato wedges are a great addition to any party table, and they’re a yummy finger food that everyone will love – even kids. And they’re a healthier alternative to deep-fried French fries.

Parmesan, garlic and herbs make these potato wedges even more special. Serve them with a variety of dipping sauces.

14. Buffalo Chicken Skewers with Dipping Sauce

These buffalo chicken skewers look adorable and are so tasty. Buffalo chicken bites are topped with a chunk of blue cheese and a slice of celery. Serve with a spicy avocado ranch dipping sauce made with Greek yogurt.

These bites are sure to be a hit at any party. However, if you have guests who aren’t fans of spicy foods, you can make a BBQ version of these bites. Use prepared frozen chicken bites to save time. You can find a variety of flavors in your grocery store, so choose ones that you know your guests will love.

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15. Greek Pinwheels

We love finger food ideas like these Greek pinwheels because they’re fun to make and always a hit with guests. They’re packed with flavor, too. These pinwheels are loaded with artichokes, spinach, olives, cheese and red peppers all packed into flaky, delicious puff pastry.

You can use any Mediterranean-inspired ingredients you like with these pinwheels.

16. Baked Southwest Eggrolls

These baked southwest eggrolls are so delicious and are sure to be a hit at your party, whether it’s game day, a birthday or a gathering of friends.

These eggrolls are loaded with tex-mex flavor and stuffed with black beans, chilis, chicken, corn and cheese. Bake, slice in half and serve with your choice of dipping sauce. Guacamole is a great choice, but you can use chipotle ranch or whatever other dip you prefer.

17. Cajun Style Fried Deviled Eggs

Here’s a new take on deviled eggs. These deviled eggs are fried and loaded with Cajun seasoning for an extra kick of flavor.

These eggs are deep fried, but you can bake them if you prefer. Don’t forget to top the eggs with some smoked paprika before serving.

18. Broccoli Cheese Balls

These broccoli cheese balls are savory and delicious. They can be deep fried, or you can use an air fryer to make these tasty appetizers.

Whatever method you choose, these broccoli cheese balls are easy to make in batches for your party. This recipe calls for cheddar, Colby and Velveeta cheese, but you can use whatever gooey cheeses you like. 

Fresh broccoli florets work best for these bite-sized snacks.

19. Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites

We love sweet and savory finger food ideas like these smoked sausage and cranberry skewers. They’re so addicting, and the presentation is beautiful. All you need are four simple ingredients for these appetizers, which are sure to be a hit with everyone.

You can find fully cooked smoked sausage at your local grocery store. Use a sharp white cheddar and whole cranberry sauce. Adding fresh parsley will add some color and flavor.

You can serve them on their own, or with some cranberry sauce on the side for dipping.

20. Apple Pie Bites

Who doesn’t love apple pie? It’s not easy to serve this crowd-pleasing dessert at a party the traditional way, but these bites solve the problem. They use crescent rolls in place of regular pie crust, which makes it easy to cut into bite-sized pieces.

Stuff with Granny smith apples, pie spice, brown sugar and pecans. Bake, slice and serve.

21. Bourbon Pecan Brie Bites

Here’s a great finger food idea that’s a bit different from the usual foods you find at parties. Phyllo shells are filled with brie, butter, pecans, bourbon and brown sugar for a tasty treat that even the pickiest of eaters will love.

Final Thoughts

These 21 finger foods are sure to impress your guests. Plus, they’re easy to make, so you won’t be stuck in the kitchen during the party.

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