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15 Frozen Appetizers to Serve at Your Next Party

Satisfy your guest's cravings with these tasty frozen appetizers! These ready-to-heat foods guarantee to keep hunger at bay.

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Nature’s Rancher Fully Cooked Angus Beef MeatballsVia

Nature’s Rancher Beef Meatballs

You might originally buy these bite-sized meatballs for your kids, but I promise you’ll start snacking on them before too long! Nature’s Rancher beef meatballs are our Test Kitchen’s favorite meatballs. Dunk them in marinara sauce, douse ’em in teriyaki sauce or enjoy them as-is for a tasty snack. I’ve even used them to make my lunch meatball sandwich in a pinch. (Or you can dress ’em up by making one of these frozen meatball recipes!)

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Chef Bombay Frozen Mini Butter Chicken NaanpanadasVia

Chef Bombay Mini Butter Chicken Naanpanadas

Introducing your soon-to-be latest obsession: Chef Bombay butter chicken naanpanadas. These crave-able bites transform everyone’s favorite Indian dish into a flavorful appetizer everyone will love. Not only do these snacks include a classic butter chicken filling, but they’re tucked inside naan bread cinced together like an empanada.

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Superpretzel Fluffy Baked PretzelsVia

SuperPretzel Fluffy Baked Pretzels

Whether you’re transforming your backyard into an Oktoberfest beer garden or looking for an easy Super Bowl snack, SuperPretzels are sure to please all your hungry guests. No one will even know they aren’t homemade soft pretzels! They pair perfectly with Obatzda (German beer cheese dip).

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Good And Gather Pork Bao BunsVia

Good and Gather Pork Bao Buns

If you need bao buns on the fly for your next party or gathering, head to Target and snag a box of Good and Gather’s frozen pork bao buns. This Chinese dish would be a great starter for sesame chicken, Mongolian beef or tofu chow mein.

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Want to try more Mongolian recipes? Here’s the copycat version of P.F. Chang’s Mongolian beef recipe

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Tgi Fridays Loaded Potato SkinsVia

TGI Fridays Loaded Potato Skins

There’s nothing better than a creamy potato stuffed with cheese and bacon. You don’t need a restaurant to enjoy this appetizer with these frozen TGI Fridays potato skins. Whip up a batch of homemade ranch and enjoy this tasty snack in the comfort of your own home.

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Trader Joe's Mac And Cheese BitesVia

Trader Joe’s Mac and Cheese Bites

These mini mac and cheese bites absolutely satisfy when all you want is something hot and crunchy. This app is over-the-top cheesy with a blend of cheddar, Havarti, Swiss and gouda cheeses. They’ve even made our list for our top Trader Joe’s frozen food items.

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El Monterey Chicken And Cheese Taquitos Via

El Monterey Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

They’re crunchy, cheesy and protein-packed. What more could you want from a snack? These taquitos make a quick-and-easy party appetizer if you plate them up with a side of guacamole.

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Good And Gather PotstickersVia

Good and Gather Potstickers

If you don’t have a box of potstickers in your freezer, you’re missing out. They’re the most versatile frozen food on the planet! You can pan-fry them to serve as a snack or appetizer, but you can also add them to chicken broth to make a potsticker soup. Dinner in an instant!

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Market Pantry Mini Corn Dogs Via

Market Pantry Mini Corn Dogs

Everything tastes better when it’s mini! These cornmeal-battered cocktail franks pack a ton of flavor into a tiny little package. Making these mini corn dogs fancy is easy, too. Get inspired with our hot dog recipes.

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Annie’s Pizza Bagels

You might need to keep this box hidden in the back of the freezer because pizza bagels are everyone’s favorite frozen appetizer. I always buy the plain cheese kind so I can dress them up with these fun pizza toppings.

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Whole Foods Assorted Mini QuichesVia

Whole Foods Assorted Mini Quiches

If you’re hosting a brunch, the last thing you need is to spend time and effort making the appetizer. Toss these assorted quiches in the oven and you’ll look like a rock star for serving up three different options. Go you!

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Farmrich Jalapeno Peppers Via

FarmRich Jalapeno Peppers

I don’t always have time to make homemade jalapeno poppers from scratch, so I always keep a package of these frozen poppers in the freezer. I’ll let you in on a little secret: If you reheat them in the oven instead of the microwave, they’ll taste as crispy as the deep-friend kind you get at a restaurant.

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Tyson Chicken Nuggets Via

Tyson Chicken Nuggets

No freezer is complete without a package of chicken nuggets. You can relive your childhood by eating them with ketchup, but you can also create buffalo chicken appetizers, use them for chicken Parmesan or create an endless variety of salads and sandwiches.

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P.f. Chang's Egg RollsVia

P.F. Chang’s Egg Rolls

Nothing satisfies my hunger cravings like an egg roll. Crunchy on the outside, warm and savory on the inside, and completed by a sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce. Forget going through the trouble to wrap and fry them yourself and keep a package of these on hand instead.

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Whole Foods Spanakopitavia

Whole Foods Spanakopita

This traditional Greek appetizer features flaky phyllo pastry filled with spinach and creamy cheeses. One makes a filling snack, but put them all on a tray and you’ve created a fancy party platter. The best part of these Spanakopita snacks: They don’t taste like they came from the freezer section!

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Lindsay D. Mattison
After years of working in professional kitchens, Lindsay traded her knives in for the pen. While she spends most of her time writing these days, she still exercises her culinary muscles on the regular, taking any opportunity to turn local, seasonal ingredients into beautiful meals for her family.
Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.