If you're hosting a get-together, you want to make sure there are plenty of options for everyone to eat. People are eating a lot less meat these days, and they would love to have vegan or vegetarian appetizers available for them to eat! So whether you're a vegetarian looking to change up your appetizer recipes or a carnivore hoping to have more options for your next party so that your vegetarian friends have something delicious, we've got you covered with these vegetarian appetizer recipes.
10 Appetizer Recipes That Will Please Meat Eaters And Vegetarians Alike
Whether it's game day, a barbecue, or just a dinner party, we've got an incredible array of vegetarian appetizers for you to make -- beyond potato chips! These finger foods are good to serve for absolutely anyone! Keep reading to see our easy vegetarian appetizers.
1. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Goat Cheese Bites
These crispy little bites will be gone before you know it when you serve them at your house. Plus, it's such an incredibly easy recipe. A goat cheese filling mixed with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and of course, parmesan cheese is scooped into phyllo shells. If you don't like goat cheese, ricotta would probably taste really dreamy, too.
Get the recipe here at Recipe Runner.
2. Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters
Everybody loves fritters, but these are made with zucchini and parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning and taste absolutely divine. Best of all they're made with an air fryer, so they're a healthy appetizer. They're like veggie pancakes, so they'd make a great side dish too! Top with sour cream and green onions, if you like.
Get the recipe here at Dizzy Busy & Hungry.
3. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Okay, you pretty much can't have a party without the ultimate vegetarian appetizer: spinach artichoke dip. Made with classic ingredients like cream cheese, mozzarella, sour cream, parmesan cheese, and of course, spinach and artichokes, you'll need some tortilla chips or flatbread to serve alongside. There's a reason this is everyone's favorite spinach dip.
Get the recipe here at Yammie's Noshery.
4. Blue Cheese Aioli with Roasted Tomatoes on Toast
If you love bruschetta and crostini, you'll need to try this daring recipe. Take a baguette, slice it, drizzle with butter or olive oil, and top with the blue cheese aioli and roasted cherry tomatoes or chopped fresh tomatoes. Some thinly sliced watermelon radishes or chopped green onions might taste good, too.
Get the recipe here at Bread Lady's Kitchen.
5. Sesame Spiced Edamame
Don't forget about vegan appetizers, too! An excellent option that is both gluten-free and vegan, this edamame is boiled lightly, then seasoned in toasted sesame oil, and topped with even more sesame seeds and other seasonings on top. You don't even need a dipping sauce. It's such an easy recipe!
Get the recipe here at Evergreen Kitchen.
6. French Onion Soup Stuffed Mushrooms
You've had stuffed mushrooms before, but you probably haven't had French onion soup stuffed mushrooms. Filled with caramelized onions and topped with gruyere cheese, you'll still be craving these after they're all gone. To make it a vegetarian appetizer, make sure that you use vegetarian Worcestershire sauce or just use soy sauce instead. It will have an equally great flavor!
Get the recipe here at Jo Cooks.
7. Bean and Cheese Taco Rolls
You definitely want to try these bean and cheese vegetarian taco rolls. Made the same way that cinnamon rolls are made, instead of cinnamon and sugar, the filling is refried beans and taco cheese. You could also use bean dip or mashed black beans instead of refried beans! After that, the possibilities are endless. Top with green onions or cilantro, and serve with cheese dip or guacamole.
Get the recipe here at Rachel Cooks.
8. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Hummus makes everyone happy, and it's vegan and gluten-free, too. Take some tahini, chickpeas, red bell peppers, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, and blitz it together in a food processor until creamy and smooth. Serve with pita chips and you're good to go!
Get the recipe here at Chili Pepper Madness.
9. Sweet Potato Puffs
This gluten-free recipe is made by putting mashed sweet potato filling into a mini muffin pan. Then all you have to do is bake! The recipe calls for optional bacon topping, so if you've got a mixed crowd of omnivores and vegetarians, you can top half of them with bacon and top the other half with jalapenos or extra parmesan cheese. Yummy!
Get the recipe here at What Molly Made.
10. Spinach Feta Pinwheels
Pinwheels are a wildly popular finger food, for good reason! Inspired by the Greek dish spanakopita, you just spoon some feta-spinach-mozzarella filling onto puff pastry, roll it up like a jelly roll, slice, and bake. These might taste good with white bean dip on the side, too.
Get the recipe here at That Skinny Chick Can Bake.