Memorial Day Appetizers to Feed a Crowd
These Memorial Day appetizers will keep your guests occupied while the meats are on the grill. From veggie kabobs to tarts, dips, and bites, we have you covered with plenty of appetizer recipes for your Memorial Day get-together. These recipes are so good, your guests may even forget about the rest of the meal. (That is, until they smell the barbecue on the grill. One whiff of that, and they're sure to be hungry again.) We have Memorial Day snacks for everyone, even kids, picky eaters, and those with allergies, so take a look and start planning your menu today. You can feed a crowd with these delicious app ideas, all of which are easy enough to whip up the morning before the party.
Recipe: Party Poppers
Your guests will be nibbling these stuffed, bacon-wrapped poppers all afternoon (and requesting them at every other get-together this summer).
Recipe: Southwest Salsa
Backyard barbecues call for time-tested, party-perfect salsas. (This one is great.)
Recipe: Spinach-and-Vidalia Dip
When feeding a crowd, go for vibrant, party-pleasing dips.
Peppery Grilled Okra with Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce
Make some room on the grill for these tasty bites.
Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Memorial Day and deviled eggs go together like peas and carrots.
Herbed Tomato Tart
Recipe: Herbed Tomato Tart
Slices of tomatoes and a scattering of herbs make this tart a lovely seasonal addition to your appetizer spread.
Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with Queso Blanco Dip
Better make a few batches of these delicious potato wedges.
Easy Vegetable Kabobs
Recipe: Easy Vegetable Kabobs
Put your fresh produce to good use with this easy kabob recipe.
Baked Bean Crostini
Recipe: Baked Bean Crostini
Take classic baked beans up a notch by serving them as fancy, snackable crostini.
Recipe: Deviled Potatoes
These mini bites are a cross between deviled eggs and potato salad, and they couldn’t be more perfect for a backyard barbecue.
Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Barbecue Deviled Eggs
Barbecue and deviled eggs? Of course! It’s a perfect pairing.
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Recipe: Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Just add waffle fries for a crowd-pleasing app.
Mini Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
These bite-size enchiladas are delicious and easy to eat (no utensils needed!).
Mini Caprese Bites
Recipe: Mini Caprese Bites
Bursting grape tomatoes make a perfect app for a backyard party.
Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers
Keep your apps fresh and flavorful with juicy melon, delicious prosciutto, and creamy mozzarella.
Peach and Pork Kabobs
Recipe: Peach and Pork Kabobs
Grill these kabobs for a perfectly unexpected app.
It’s the ultimate summertime dip. Serve alongside salsa and chips for a no-fail app.
Fresh Herb-Tomato Crostini
Recipe: Fresh Herb-Tomato Crostini
These crunchy bites will satisfy a crowd.
Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables
Recipe: Herbed Dip with Baby Vegetables
A creamy herb dip makes for an easy and seasonal app.
Green Pea Hummus
Recipe: Green Pea Hummus
Gather your favorite seasonal veggies for a flavorful spread.
Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Beef Nachos
Make nachos even easier by preparing them in your slow cooker.
Pimiento-Stuffed Summer Squash
Recipe: Pimiento-Stuffed Summer Squash
Pop a few of these onto your plate, and you’ll be off to a delicious afternoon.
Guacamole-Goat Cheese Toasts
Recipe: Guacamole-Goat Cheese Toasts
Summertime is no stranger to guacamole. Dress it up with crunchy toasts and creamy goat cheese.
Shrimp Mojo de Ajo
Recipe: Shrimp Mojo de Ajo
This garlicky shrimp app is easy to pop onto the grill, and guests will love it. Garnish with a lime for the ideal summer snack.
Summer Fruit Skewers
Watch the Video: Summer Fruit Skewers
Combine all your favorite fresh fruits from the farmers' market for an easy-as-can-be app.
Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Recipe: Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Stuff cherry tomatoes with this addictive avocado mixture for supremely snackable bites.
Fruit, Cheese, and Herb Skewers
Recipe: Fruit, Cheese, and Herb Skewers
This super-fresh skewer alternates blackberries, mozzarella, and fragrant herbs.
Fried Chicken Bites
Recipe: Fried Chicken Bites
These nuggets will keep everyone satisfied until the Memorial Day meal is served.
Recipe: Tomato-Rosemary Tart
This delicious tart is best when eaten al fresco.
Classic Pimiento Cheese
Recipe: Classic Pimiento Cheese
You can’t go wrong with classic Southern pimiento cheese and toasts.
Recipe: Pizza Sticks
Keep the kids happy with these tasty pizza sticks.
Roasted Garlic-Edamame Spread
Recipe: Roasted Garlic-Edamame Spread
You’ll be scraping the bottom of the bowl in no time with this creamy, cool app.
Grilled Chicken-Vegetable Kabobs
Recipe: Ham Salad
Southerners know: When in doubt, mix up some ham salad as an easy app.