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

Delicious, satisfying appetizers — all ready in under 30 minutes

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

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.

Bacon-Wrapped Mango Shrimp

Bacon-wrapped shrimp is the ultimate bite-sized surf and turf. Juicy mango and spicy jalapeño take this simple recipe to the next level, making this dish sweet, salty, savory, and spicy.

For the Bacon-Wrapped Mango Shrimp recipe, click here.

Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs

Crispy on the outside and perfectly whipped on the inside, these potato bites are like a loaded baked potato in your mouth. To prepare these appetizers quickly in a pinch, use instant mashed potatoes.

For the Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs recipe, click here.

Grilled Fish Tacos and Taco Sauce

Cooking up a lightly seasoned white fish is quick and simply delicious. Add thinly cut vegetables and a five-ingredient tangy sauce, put them on small tortillas, and you have an instant appetizer!

For the Grilled Fish Tacos and Taco Sauce recipe, click here.

Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups

Everyone loves a classic pig in a blanket. Instead of hot dogs, however, this handheld crescent dough appetizer uses the classic combination of ham and cheese, satisfying party guests of all ages.

For the Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups recipe, click here.

Healthy Avocado Toast

If you’re throwing a last-minute brunch, you can’t go wrong with trendy, delicious, and super easy avocado toast. All you need to do is mash avocado with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and add whatever fresh or roasted toppings you desire.

For the Healthy Avocado Toast recipe, click here.

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip
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Six ingredients and a world of flavor, this crab dip is a crowd pleaser if there’s ever been one. Serve this fresh, bright, and oh-so-creamy crab dip with baked crostini or crackers.

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Jiaozi Dumplings

Jiaozi pack tons of flavor into just a few bites, making them an irresistible and easily customizable party dish. To get these dumplings on the table even quicker, bypass the homemade dough for store-bought wonton wrappers.

For the Jiaozi Dumplings recipe, click here.

Mushroom Flatbread

Pre-made pizza dough, shredded mozzarella, and store-bought (or leftover) pesto make this salty, vegetarian-friendly flatbread a quick and easy dish. Filled with earthy, irresistible flavors, this is sure to get gobbled up instantly.

For the Mushroom Flatbread recipe, click here.

Savory Zucchini Puff Pastry Tarts

Savory Zucchini Puff Pastry Tarts
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Frozen puff pastry is one of our favorite entertaining shortcuts, and this hors d’oeuvre uses it flawlessly. Light seasoning, fresh vegetables, and a touch of sprinkled cheese make a light dish that’s just the right thing to get your party started.

For the Savory Zucchini Puff Pastry Tarts recipe, click here.

Sriracha Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon

When it comes to iconic yet quick and easy hors d’oeuvre, nothing tops the deviled egg. While your eggs are boiling, add extra crunch, salt, and zest to your eggs with sweet and spicy candied bacon.

For the Sriracha Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon recipe, click here.