Autumn leaves, pumpkin patches, the changing of the seasons—there’s so much to celebrate about fall. Fall celebrations are all about food and when you are entertaining guests, the appetizers can set the mood and atmosphere for a great seasonal event. Whether you are celebrating Halloween or the changing of the leaves here are 10 proven appetizers to set the tone for your fall party event.
We compiled a list of over 60 popular appetizers and narrowed it down to ten that take less than 15 minutes of prep time. Here are our 10 favorite fall appetizers that take less than 15 minutes of prep.
Caramel Apple Cheese Ball
This Caramel Apple Cheese Ball recipe makes a quick and easy holiday appetizer. Simply mix cream cheese, sharp cheddar, green apple, nutmeg, and caramel, then serve with crackers. Get the Recipe
Caramel Apple Brie
Brie, named after the French region from which it originated, is a soft cheese that is usually served with crackers. When paired with apple and caramel and cinnamon you can easily elevate it to a fall-inspired dish. Get the Recipe
Bloomin’ Onion Bites
Battered onion in manageable bite-sized pieces are sure to be a hit and goes well with an October-fest themed party. Get the Recipe
Chicken Alfredo Bread Boat
A bread boat is always a stunning visual, but if you are trying to prep something in 15 minutes or less you can have some pedestrian results. Convince your guests you spent all day preparing Chicken Alfredo bread boats. Get Full Recipe
Triple-Cheese Bacon Spinach Dip
Your average spinach dip recipe features spinach as a primary ingredient. Consider including additional primary ingredients in the mix such as: mayonnaise, cream cheese, sour cream, and cheese. Add some bacon and a variety of cheeses for extra oomph and your guests will never go back to the average fair. Get the Recipe
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Pretzels
You will have most guests at “pretzels”. The signature flavor of pretzel dough is perfect for appetizers. Stuff that pretzel with artichokes and you will have your guests wanting more. Get the Recipe
Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts
Many have gone to bed without dinner for not finishing their Brussel sprouts. As taste mature some have come to love that vegetable. Add a parmesan crest and you will win everyone over. Get the Recipe
French Dip Crescent Ring
Our favorite appetizers are the kind where you have miniaturized a whole meal into a single bite. This is one of those recipes—and again only 15 min. prep time! Thinly-sliced roast beef on a French roll in a single bite. Need we say more? Get the Recipe
Crostinis are an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings. The toppings may include a variety of different cheeses, meats, and vegetables. This recipe uses apples and doesn’t even require bread!! Quick and easy to prepare. Get the Recipe
Garlicky Dipping Oil
This is the easiest appetizer to make on the list and extremely popular. You can offer several different breads for dipping and you’ll be good to go. Get the Recipe
Now that you have so many great ideas for 15-minute appetizers, make sure you have a great way to present them to your guest. Impress your guests with the perfect serving tray or cake stand to match your fall party theme.
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