Entertaining is so fun, but it can also be a little stressful. Having a few simple, go-to appetizers up your sleeve will keep your guests happy and your sanity in tact! And what’s simpler than only three ingredients? How about the ten best three ingredient appetizers? They’ll inspire the (easy!) planning for your next get together.
The Ten Best Three Ingredient Appetizers:
The thought of having friends and family over gives everyone a warm and fuzzy feeling. At least when the invitations go out. Once the party date approaches though, the planning can be pretty stressful. But I’m here to tell you, you can put out impressive appetizers without a lot of work – even last minute! Here’s a list of the ten best three ingredient appetizers to prove my point.
You can make an appetizer (or two, or three!) in no time if you choose your ingredients strategically. If you’re only using three ingredients, make them really flavorful and fun. Things like prosciutto, shrimp and marinated artichokes. (That could be another three ingredient appetizer right there!) Once you decide which of the ten best three ingredient appetizers to make, you can also serve them on a platter or board with sliced apples, grapes, olives or cheese and crackers. This will look incredibly festive and before you know it, you’ve got yourself a party!
Fresh sweet figs, creamy brie and salty prosciutto combine to hit all of the flavors you love in one pretty little package.
Toasted bakery bread topped with basil pesto and spicy salami is simple to prepare and big on flavor. Cut them into three pieces for a delicious, shareable treat.
Did you grow up with these delicious bites at your parents’ parties? Ham, cream cheese and dill pickles combine into a simple, old school, crowd pleasing bite! These retro favorites will make everyone smile.
Bacon makes everything better, doesn’t it? Smoky bacon wrapped around tangy artichokes with spicy brown mustard – all in a one bite bundle. You won’t be able to make these fast enough!
Simple, elegant and beautiful. These cucumber bites are also healthy, crisp, creamy and smoky – these are sure to become a favorite for entertaining.
You can also serve the herbed cheese and smoked salmon on crackers:
Mediterranean flavors from hummus and marinated artichokes are perfect on crunchy, toasted bread. I used an olive loaf for extra flavor.
This vintage party dip should definitely make a reappearance on your table! Cream cheese, cocktail sauce and seafood are all you need for this classic three ingredient appetizer.
Roasting is the easiest, and most delicious way to cook shrimp. Pair it with some homemade cocktail sauce and you’ve got everyone’s favorite appetizer ready in about 15 minutes!
Smoky rosemary cashews are an addicting snack, great for entertaining, and also make a delicious food gift! Smoked paprika and fresh rosemary add warmth and spice to crunchy roasted cashews.
Store bought pizza dough is a great shortcut ingredient. When you pair it with the intense flavor of kalamata olives and fresh rosemary, you’ve got a shareable party appetizer everyone will love! I like to serve it with hummus on the side too.
It’s a Party!
Even better than making one, try a few of the ten best three ingredient appetizers for a holiday or cocktail party, or any festive gathering!
And if you’re also serving cocktails, how about shaking up a few raspberry vodka Chambord cosmopolitans?
Or some festive red wine sangria! Decisions, decisions……