These are the best appetizers for a crowd! Be the hit of the party with these easy appetizers. From dips to finger foods to trays. These bite sized apps will delight and fill your guests!

The responses are pouring in and your intimate get-together is quickly becoming a hopping event for a large crowd of party goers. You are in desperate need of some easy appetizers for a crowd!

This is not the time to panic. Planning appetizers for a large crowd doesn’t have to be daunting. It just takes a little forethought and organization.

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Think themed bars and beautiful buffets. Opt for sliders, mini portions, and make-ahead finger foods. Utilize that slow cooker and be sure to go with your tried and true recipes.

This is not the time for experimentation. It’s okay to begin with a few pre-made starters that you can customize. Large crowds love dips, spreads, and toppers, so go all out!

Whether you’re catering to a few nibblers or full-on grazers, these recipes will keep your guests happy and satisfied. And don’t forget to join in on the fun!

Side note: If you have an air-fryer, I have some great recipes to keep your appetizers on the healthier side! Check out What to Make in an Air Fryer for some great ideas!

Let’s see those recipes for easy appetizers for a crowd…

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

This cauliflower pizza crust recipe is a great carb-free option for your guests! It is easy to make using frozen cauliflower and then top it with your favorite toppings!

Cheese Ball Recipe

Easy Cheese Ball Recipe

This recipe is a classic! Ready in just about 10 minutes it is super easy and always a huge hit!

Rotel Dip with chips and veggies

Easy Rotel Dip

With only three ingredients needed, this easy Rotel Dip will soon become a fan favorite! The best news, it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare! The crowd will go wild!

Pour mixture over chex mix in the slow cooker

Crock Pot Chex Mix

Chex Mix is always a hit and this slow cooker Chex mix recipe will also save you oven space! It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and is puts the store-bought version to shame!

Crockpot Little Smokies only FOUR ingredients

Crockpot Little Smokies

Only four ingredients for this super easy appetizer that is perfect for game day, your next tailgate or even your holiday parties! Throw the ingredients in the crockpot and press start! That’s all you need to do!

Garlic Bread Pizza Dip

Garlic Bread Pizza Dip

Garlic Bread Pizza Dip makes the perfect appetizer for your next party! A ring of pull apart garlic rolls surrounds our cheesy marinara pizza dip topped with pepperoni!

Easy Crock Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

If you need something that will fill your guests up, but will not take up valuable oven space, this crock pot mac and cheese is the perfect recipe! It is creamy, cheesy and an easy recipe that even our picky eaters will devour!

Chili Cheese Dip with veggies and chips

Chili Cheese Dip

This is one of our favorite game day appetizers. You only need a can of no-bean chili and a block of cream cheese! Presto – you have a mouth-watering appetizer!

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Easy Taco Dip

This easy Taco Dip recipe is loaded with ground beef, cream cheese, gooey cheese and all the taco toppings! This easy taco dip recipe can be made in one skillet or in your slow cooker!

Easy Taco Dip Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

These are the best appetizers for a crowd. You can prepare the mix early in the day and then pop them in the oven when your guests arrive! Six minutes in the oven and they are done and delicious!

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Cracked Out Cheddar Bacon Ranch Turkey Pinwheels by Plain Chicken

Pinwheels are really easy to make and you can make a ton in just a little bit of time. These turkey pinwheels feature the favorite flavor combination of cheddar bacon and ranch.

Who can resist something that is easy to make, delicious and feeds tons of people. Certainly not me!

Crockpot Nacho dip

Crock Pot Nacho Cheese Dip

Everyone loves a delicious cheese dip and this recipe does not disappoint. This is a simple recipe to make and you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.

I especially love a good nacho cheese dip for watching the big game. This one even has hamburger, so it is a favorite of all the guys, too!

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3 Ingredient Meatballs by The Diary of a Real Housewife

Making a pot full of meaty goodness has never been easier. Grab just three ingredients and you will be on your way to making meatballs to feed dozens and dozens of people.

One of the ingredients is so fun and you would never think that it would great in an appetizer, but it is wonderful!

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Ham and Swiss Sliders by Graceful Little Honey Bee

If you love ham, cheese and butter, then this is the appetizer for you. It can be served for any sort of occasion, but I love serving these up for tailgating and watching football games.

They are so full of flavor and crazy easy to throw together. Just pile several on a baking sheet to make enough to feed all of your party guests.

Tater tot nachos and a baking pan with a spatula scooping up a serving

The Best Tatchos

If you have never tasted a tatcho, let me introduce you. A tatcho is a combination of tater tots and nachos and they are simply amazing. I love that they make a huge batch and you only have to use one pan.

Similar to the loaded baked potato, the tatcho has so many possibilities of toppings. You pick your favorites and pile them high!

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Buffalo Chicken Dip from Spaceships and Laser Beams

Make it in the crockpot and serve it with chips or veggies! This recipe is going to be a crowd pleaser for sure!

Parmesan ranch oyster crackers in a black bowl

Parmesan Ranch Oyster Crackers by Damn Delicious

I love making spicy oyster crackers, but I’ve never tried them with Parmesan or in a crock pot. In the past, I’ve always had to make several batches, but making it in a slow cooker saves tons of time. I cannot wait to give this version a try this holiday season.

Beef Taco Ring and other great easy appetizers for a crowd

Beef Taco Ring

This yummy beef taco ring is perfect for feeding a crowd! This filling and festive appetizer will satisfy even the pickiest eater. You can choose which toppings to include and then offer it with a tasty guacamole or sour cream for dipping.

Nachos with cheese bacon sour cream and onions in a black bowl on the table

Copycat Granite City Idaho Nachos from Dinner Dishes and Dessert

These Potato Nachos are a restaurant favorite appetizer at home! Take some crispy waffle fries and top them with bacon, green onions and lots of melty cheese! Not only is this a terrific appetizer, but can also be a great side dish!!

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Crock Pot Little Smokies by Foodie Crush

I’ve always enjoyed these tiny delicacies when at parties, but I’ve never known quite how to make them. I love this easy to follow recipe and that it uses a crock pot.

That means I can heat up tons of these cocktail sausages and I can keep them plugged in to stay warm throughout the entire party. This is a hostesses dream.

Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini from Kalyns Kitchen

Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini from Kalyns Kitchen

It is always nice to have some healthy options for your guests. This parmesan encrusted zucchini offers something on the healthier side, but is also low carb and gluten free! Again, this is also a great option for a side dish too!

Easy sheet pan nachos and other great easy appetizers for a crowd

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Sheet Pan Nachos

Speaking of Latin flavor, these sheet pan nachos are just so incredibly easy to make. This can be served as an appetizer or even as a meal. I love anything that only only takes one pan… very little clean up is needed.

My family could eat nachos every night of the week, so this recipe gets made time and time again. Just think of all the options you could do make with this method.

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Antipasto Platter by Wendy Polisi

I always like to serve an antipasto platter when I have lots of folks over to our home. You don’t have to cook a thing and it always is beautiful. Grab a tray and load it full of your favorite cheeses, meats and veggies. This is a huge hit!

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Cheesey Bacon Ranch French Bread Pizza from Crazy for Crust

Cheesy Bacon Ranch French Bread Pizza – this easy dinner recipe combines ranch with PIZZA! Ranch is mixed with pizza sauce and topped with extra cheese and bacon. The perfect easy appetizer or weeknight meal!

Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread and other great easy appetizers for a crowd

Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread

I can’t wait to try my hand at this pepperoni pizza pull apart bread. I love all bread, there is not a single type that I do not enjoy. Add pepperoni and cheese and I am in bread heaven. This is a great idea when you have a crowd with lots of kids. They all love pepperoni and all of that ooey gooey cheese would please anyone. You can make a really large batch all on one pan, too!

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Bacon Blue Cheese Caramelized Onion Tart by Dinner Then Dessert

Wow your party guests when you serve up a few of these bacon blue cheese caramelized onion tart. This recipe is only five ingredients and will have your entire party thinking you are a gourmet chef!

mini corn dog muffins

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

If you haven’t tasted a mini corn dog muffin, then you are missing out. Seriously, they are just so good. The best part is that they only take about 20 minutes start to finish and you can make as many batches as you need to feed a large party.

They have such a good flavor with a hint of honey. These are perfect to make and freeze. You can heat them up right before party time. Couldn’t be easier!

Baked onion dip recipe from Skip to My Lou

Baked onion dip recipe from Skip to My Lou

This appetizer is a quick and easy fix! This is great to bring to someone’s house and just pop it in the oven when you get there and it will be hot and bubbling within 30 minutes!

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  1. thank you for recipes for potato salad with ranch and sour cream. my brother in law dont eat mayonaise