11 Fancy Store-Bought Appetizers Worth the Splurge
Party plan from your couch with these tasty store-bought appetizers. (Just save us one of the empanadas.)
Take your soiree from so-so to swanky with this ready-made charcuterie plate ($13). The assortment of calabrese, Italian dry salame, Genoa salame and sopressata is fancy enough to serve solo or help build a tasty cheese and charcuterie board.
Gourmet Chorizo Empanadas
No time for making empanadas from scratch? These Southwestern-flavored empanadas ($38) are filled with chorizo sausage, jalapenos, red bell peppers and two cheeses. Bonus: It only takes 5 minutes to deep fry each batch.
Not all fancy appetizers have to be complicated. Pair this imported fig spread ($11 for 2) with brie or goat cheese and you’re all set. How easy is that?
Don’t forget to pop open the champagne, too. Here’s a look at our top picks for bubbly under $20.
Brandini Toffee Popcorn
Satisfy any guest’s sweet tooth with this delicious toffee popcorn ($40). The three-pack includes one box of toffee popcorn and two boxes of cashew almond toffee popcorn. Just watch the video of it being made and try not to buy it!
Mediterranean Tapas Platter
Feature the flavors of the Mediterranean with this steal of a tapas platter ($17). It includes olives, antipasto and specialty items such as seasoned feta and marinated artichokes. (This one travels well, too. Just add toothpicks.)
Perfect Gourmet Chicken Potstickers
Delicate wontons wrapped around chicken, vegetables and sauce satisfy a craving without being too filling. These chicken potstickers ($63) are easy to prepare and as a one-bite appetizer, will keep the conversation flowing at your get-together.
Italian Style Mixed Whole Olives
With three varieties of gourmet olives, this jar imported from Italy ($15) will complement any antipasto platter—especially this one that’s a favorite with Taste of Home readers.
Oak Stove Kitchen Crustless Quiche
With these mini crustless quiches ($77), you can choose from bacon and cheese, cheese and spinach or a combination pack with both flavors. A reviewer called these tasty bites the “best quiche ever” and complimented their wonderful flavor and easy prep.
Smoked Sockeye Salmon
This smoked salmon two-pack ($25) includes one classic smoked salmon fillet and one lemon pepper salmon fillet. Serve with crackers or in this easy-to-make smoked salmon bites recipe.
Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops
Sea scallops—amazing. Bacon—irresistible. Wrap one around the other and you get one of the best appetizers ever. These appetizer bites ($127) receive rave reviews from those who’ve tried them.
Love to snack on seafood? Here are more seafood appetizers that steal the spotlight.
Olli Salumeria Antipasto Tray
You don’t have to be entertaining to indulge in a fancy appetizers. Just open an antipasto tray like this one ($12), loaded with Parmesan, Genoa salami, sopressata and Greek olives, while you binge food shows on Netflix. Enjoy!
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