Best Easy Party Appetizers – 10 Easy & Guaranteed Crowd Pleasers

Easy Party Appetizers! Having a get-together and looking for some delicious and SIMPLE party appetizer ideas? I’ve found a bunch of easy crowd-pleaser appetizer recipes on this page.

We host a college football party every week (and usually another party for pro football games, too)! Yes, we love football around here AND we love cooking fun (and EASY) appetizers for our friends and family.
Football Party Easy Appetizer Ideas - Guaranteed Crowd Pleasers!

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!

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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)!


Texas Trash Dip

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

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:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Microwave cream cheese and sour cream in large microwaveable bowl on high 1 minute or until cheese is softened. Mix with whisk until smooth.
  3. Add refried beans, black beans, corn, black olives, green chiles, Seasoning Mix and 2 cups of the cheese; mix well.
  4. Spread bean mixture into 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 2 cups cheese.
  5. 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!

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

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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.

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!


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).


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!


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 it 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!)


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!


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.

Now get to cooking and pleasing your party crowd.

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

More Easy Appetizers

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

Spinach Dip Bites
Cajun Shrimp
Crab Dip

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