14 Festive Mini Appetizers
These Miniature Southern Classics are Fit for a Crowd
Mini Grits and Greens Appetizer
Cracker Spoons with Creamy Pimiento Cheese
Fried Green Tomato Sliders
Recipe: Fried Green Tomato Sliders
Start with fried green tomatoes from your favorite meat 'n' three restaurant. Bake them on a baking sheet at 350° for 5 minutes or until warm and crispy. Add sweet-hot pickle chips to the bun with wooden picks for a fun garnish.
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Cornbread Tartlets with Tomato-Lima Bean Relish
Shrimp Boil Skewers
Recipe: Shrimp Boil Skewers
Serve this colorful appetizer in small cups if you want to skip the skewers.
Mini Berry Cobblers
Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles
Hoppin' John Parfaits
Recipe: Hoppin' John Parfaits
Layer black-eyed pea mixture, hot cooked rice, and tomato mixture in 12 (7-oz.) glasses for a charming presentation.
Chicken Salad Tarts
Recipe: Chicken Salad Tarts
This chicken salad appetizer recipe is perfect for any occasion and (almost!) too pretty to eat.
Crab Cake Hush Puppies
Recipe: Crab Cake Hush Puppies
Serve these tasty hush puppies with your favorite rémoulade or cocktail sauce.
Strawberry Pretzel Crostini
Recipe: Strawberry Pretzel Crostini
The sturdy pretzel holds the weight of the strawberries and cream cheese making this bite-size appetizer an ideal finger food.
Boiled Peanut Hummus
Recipe: Boiled Peanut Hummus
Serve with carrot or celery sticks, and garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs.
Andouille Mini Dogs
Recipe: Andouille Mini Dogs
Smokies are always a big hit at parties, so turn it up a notch by adding a bun and a dab of mustard and relish to make mini hot dogs.
Mint Julep Gelées
Recipe: Mint Julep Gelées
To make these less strong, increase cold water to 2¼ cups and reduce bourbon to ¾ cup.