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Easter is just around the corner, which means it's time to start planning your holiday menu. No matter where you're celebrating on April 12, having some quick, easy, delicious appetizer recipes on hand is always a good idea.
If you're hosting at your place, you can whip up a tasty spread for your guests to enjoy before the main meal. If you're attending someone else's Easter gathering, you can prepare one of these dishes to bring over to your host.
Here are some fun, fresh Easter appetizer recipes you'll want to make for your holiday celebration.
Baked Brie Spanakopita
There’s nothing quite like a warm, cheesy, doughy appetizer to get the party started. Baked brie is already a popular dish, but this Food Network recipe includes more than a simple brie wheel and pastry; it also calls for spinach, feta cheese, ricotta cheese and more. Serve it alone or with toasted bread or crackers!
Colorful Deviled Eggs
An Easter classic, deviled eggs are sure to be a crowd pleaser. If you want to put a fun twist on this dish, try naturally dying your eggs for a festive touch. This will not only add to your spread’s aesthetics, acting as decor itself, but also delight your guests’ taste buds. Be sure to get the kids involved for some family bonding!
Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins
You can’t go wrong with cornbread. A sweet yet savory addition to any spread, Brit + Co.’s buttermilk corn muffins are easy to make and can be paired with a variety of toppings, from honey to jam. Bake ahead of time or the morning of -- they’re great served both cool and warm!
Pimiento Cheese Dip
This warm, tasty dip will have you and your guests grinning from ear to ear! The delicious, bold flavor of pimiento cheese adds a sweet kick to this creamy, gooey dish. Pair it with chips or veggies of your choosing.
Pork, Pineapple, and Red Onion Kebabs
Nothing says spring like hot kebabs! Pairing pork, pineapple, and red onion packs a combo of flavors sure to satisfy. And if you have any vegetarian/vegan friends, simply forgo the pork and add more veggies, seasoning and grilling to perfection. Serve on a skewer for easy eating!
Roasted Strawberry, Basil, and Goat Cheese Crostini
Fresh seasonal flavors like strawberry and basil, paired with creamy goat cheese on a crispy baguette -- does it get any better than that? Not only is this treat both sweet and savory, it’s also refreshing, especially on an early spring day. The elegant yet simple appetizer will really wow your guests with little effort on your part.
Mini Wonton Quiche
Easter is often celebrated as a brunch with breakfast foods, making these mini wonton quiches the perfect treat. Made with turkey sausage links, cheese, eggs and red peppers, this bite-sized treat from The Recipe Rebel has everything you’d look for in an Easter brunch dish.
Want to get some fresh new ideas for Easter appetizers and learn how to make them yourself? Check out some of our upcoming cooking classes at The Cookie Cups, or schedule a private class for you and your family/friends. You can also place a catering order to add to your Easter spread!