With appetizers for any kind or gathering, we have you covered for all occasions with this recipe roundup. If you need an appetizer idea for Christmas, super bowl, a party or bbq – check out this list and enjoy some bite-sized treats!

The Best Appetizer Ideas

This roundup includes some great appetizer ideas that are perfect for any occasion! It includes:

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Easy Appetizers

Here are a couple of low effort, high reward options to start the roundup. These recipes only take a few minutes to prep and can be made in advance. Just toss them in the oven when you are ready to start snacking.


Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip (5-Minute Prep)

4.67 from 100 ratings
An easy 5-minute prep recipe, this healthy spinach artichoke dip is so creamy and delicious! It's keto + dairy-free and can also be made vegan.
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Easy Bacon Wrapped Steak Bites

4.50 from 55 ratings
This easy recipe for bacon wrapped steak bites is oven-baked and a favorite steak appetizer or main dish with side veggies.
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Healthy Appetizers

Even though we would consider all of the recipes in this roundup on the healthy side, here are a couple of options for bite-sized apps with and without protein.

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Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Stuffed Mushrooms

4.75 from 8 ratings
These keto stuffed mushrooms with sausage are bite-sized treats that make the perfect low carb appetizer. Only 5 ingredients for easy prep!
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Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower (15-Minutes Flat!)

4.75 from 39 ratings
A little crispy on outside with a buttery and salty seasoning blend, this air fryer cauliflower recipe is quick, easy and delicious! Serve it as an appetizer, snack or side dish with your favorite meal.
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Christmas Appetizers

Christmas is a time for cooking and family, and these appetizers are sure to please any visitors. Dig into some warm buffalo chicken dip or try the unique sweet-salty combination of pears and bacon.


Mashed Sweet Potato Bacon Cups (Paleo + Whole30)

4.07 from 31 ratings
Mashed sweet potato bacon cups. That's a mouthful! They're an oversized single-bite Paleo + Whole30 appetizer or side dish you won't be able to stop eating!
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Pear and Bacon Bites

4.89 from 9 ratings
Looking for a unique paleo appetizer? Look no further. We have you covered here with these quick and easy pear and bacon bites. Salty, sweet, and easy!
Adapted from Melissa Joulwan's recipe at
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Dairy-Free Buffalo Chicken Dip (No Mayo)

4.72 from 7 ratings
Treat your party guests with this warm and creamy, dairy-free buffalo chicken dip! Made with a delicious cashew cream buffalo sauce and no mayo, it's a dip recipe that is made for sharing! It's also gluten-free, paleo and whole30!
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Super Bowl Appetizers

Does anyone else just fill up on appetizers during super bowl? With a long football game and halftime show, you have plenty of time to graze on some delicious snacks like wings, nuts and a warm red pepper dip.

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Buffalo Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings (No Thaw)

4.77 from 13 ratings
Using an air fryer, you can take chicken wings from frozen to on the table in just 30 minutes. Cook your frozen chicken wings for 25-30 minutes at 400°Fahrenheit to produce amazingly crispy but also tender and juicy wings. Top with our creamy homemade buffalo sauce. This wing recipe is finger-licking good!
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Roasted Red Pepper Dip (Paleo, Whole30 + Dairy-free)

4.60 from 25 ratings
This oven baked roasted red pepper dip is a warm and creamy dip that's an indulgent treat. No one will ever guess that it's dairy-free, Paleo + Whole30.
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Paleo Spiced Nuts (Quick, Easy + Whole30)

4.06 from 36 ratings
These Paleo spiced nuts are a great way to add extra flavor to your day! They are super simple and easy to make and obviously crazy addicting! 
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Cold Appetizers

Perfect for the summertime cookout or bbq, these cold appetizers can be made in advance and stored in the fridge until you need them. They can also be served year-round and are easy to transport to any party.

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Deliciously Creamy Keto Deviled Eggs

4.73 from 11 ratings
An easy recipe for rich and creamy keto deviled eggs! The perfect appetizer or low carb snack, these bite-sized treats are perfect for any family gathering, party or get together.
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Garlic Basil Nut Hummus (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

5 from 2 ratings
A Paleo friendly version of a favorite snack, made with cashews and macadamia nuts. 
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Homemade Spicy Nuts in 20 Minutes (Whole30)

4.46 from 268 ratings
These perfectly seasoned, spicy nuts need just 5 minutes of prep, and are a good Whole30 compliant snack. They are much healthier than any store-bought alternative. The nut mix includes cashews, almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts, plus we share instructions for roasting the nuts just right.
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Dairy Free and Nut Free Pesto Sauce

4.89 from 9 ratings
You don't need nuts or cheese to make a delicious pesto sauce! This healthy pesto is creamy and ready to be dipped or slathered on anything.
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Party Appetizers

From easy chicken meatballs to sliders, these recipes are sure to wow your guests! Our friends and family are always amazed that the apps we serve them are made with mostly real food, gluten-free and keto, paleo and whole30 friendly.


30-Minute Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Keto + Whole30)

5 from 7 ratings
With only 4 ingredients, these baked keto-friendly buffalo chicken meatballs are ready in 30 minutes! Drizzle with homemade ranch sauce for a delicious meatball dinner.
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Cauliflower Fritters (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

4.62 from 18 ratings
These Paleo, Whole30 + Keto cauliflower fritters are a low carb side dish that goes with any protein! You’ll love the crispy outside and soft, gooey inside! 
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Mini Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

4.48 from 19 ratings
This mini bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe is a winner for many reasons! Paleo + Whole30, they are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Did I mention bacon?
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Smashed Plantain Pulled Pork Sliders (Paleo, Whole30 + GF)

4 from 12 ratings
These Paleo + Whole30 plantain pulled pork sliders are so much fun! Pulled pork piled high on top of a fried plantain bun is a treat that can't be beat.
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4.86 from 7 ratings
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15+ Easy, Healthy Appetizers: Creamy Deviled Eggs

An easy recipe for rich and creamy deviled eggs! The perfect appetizer or low carb snack, these bite-sized treats are perfect for any family gathering, party or get together. Plus, we have rounded up some easy and healthy appetizer ideas for you.


  • 12 eggs, hard boiled and peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 dill pickle, finely diced
  • 2 tsp pickle juice

Optional garnish

  • Smoked paprika
  • Diced chives


  • We recommend using the Instant Pot to hard boil eggs – Place the trivet in the bottom and add 1 cup of water. Add all the eggs in and close the lid and seal. Cook for 7 minutes at high pressure with a quick release. Carefully remove the insert and run the eggs under cool water before peeling.
  • Once the eggs have cooled, carefully cut each egg in half. Carefully scoop out the yolk from each egg half and place all of the yolks in a bowl. Place the egg whites on a plate or serving platter.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the egg yolks to make the filling. Mix everything together with a fork or whisk until the filling is nice and creamy.
  • Using a spoon or piping bag, add some of the filling mixture to each egg half to fill the cavity. Repeat with each egg half until complete.
  • Cover and refrigerate until serving or serve immediately.

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Nutrition amounts are per serving and are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. Amounts do not include the optional toppings noted in this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Fiber: 1g
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