8 Make-Ahead Appetizer Recipes to Always Have on Hand

Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels

The cream cheese pinwheels can be made ahead of time and sliced just before serving, leaving you time for other last-minute party preparations.

Marinated Cheese 

This special appetizer always makes it to our neighborhood parties and is the first to disappear from the buffet table. It's attractive, delicious—and so easy!

Antipasto Kabobs 

My husband and I met at a cooking class. We have loved creating menus and entertaining ever since. These make-ahead antipasto skewers are always a hit.

Veggie Dill Dip 

I like to keep this good-for-you dip on hand, along with a variety of cut-up vegetables, for an easy snack.

Cheese/Grape Appetizers 

These small bites are well worth the time they take. Serve them as part of an antipasto platter or as a cheese course alongside your favorite wine.

Chicken Salad Caprese 

This unique, flavorful salad and bread combo will get rave reviews—guaranteed.

Herbed Cheese Wafers 

These bite-sized snacks are rich, buttery and full of flavor. You can serve them alone or with a dip.

Mini Muffuletta 

People love these hearty little sandwich wedges. The recipe is great for a party and can be made the day before.

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