10 (Almost) Instant Party Hors d'Oeuvres for Last-Minute Guests

Delicious, satisfying appetizers — all ready in under 30 minutes

These Sriracha Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon are a bold twist on an old classic.

Ideally, when you’re planning a party, you’ll know for at least a few weeks in advance that your event will be taking place and who will be coming. That way, you can plan a perfect party menu and put time and effort into each and every one of your dishes. But it’s not always the case that you can plan life well in advance.

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Surprise! You’re throwing a party! And you need to pull together a menu fast. Of course, you could always order takeout, but before that pizza arrives you need to set out some hors d’oeuvres to keep your guests satisfied.

Luckily enough, there are plenty of satisfying, scrumptious appetizers that don’t take much time or effort to pull together. Thanks to quick-cooking proteins like shrimp, fish, and bacon and shortcut pre-made products like frozen puff pastry, pizza dough, and instant mashed potatoes, you can pull together these 10 delicious dishes in under half an hour.