We’re not sure what it is about appetizers but they’ve simply always been our favourite kind of dish to make. There’s something about sharing a unique snack with everyone while they socialize that just makes us feel great! Of course, we’re also total suckers for seasonal recipes, so we doubt you’ll be surprised at all to learn that we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled lately for yummy fall appetizer recipes we’ve never tried before.
Are you feeling just as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about the idea of learning how to make new kinds of fall appetizers? Check out these 15 mouthwatering ideas, recipes, and flavour combinations that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Roasted butternut squash hummus
If you’re even half the hummus lover we are then we just know you’ll adore this very first fall appetizer idea as well! The Healthy Maven delicious recipe and tutorial teach you step by surprisingly simple step how to make a roasted butternut squash hummus that tastes fantastic on just about anything you can possibly think to dip in it.
2. Baked parmesan pumpkin fries
Like us, are you the kind of person who is always willing to try a unique spin on a classic dish no matter how much you completely adore the original? Well, if you’re also someone who feels like they’ll never get sick of fries, then we think you’ll find this next idea from Wholefully very intriguing indeed! Check out their recipe to learn more about how these baked parmesan pumpkin fries were made.
3. Sweet potato casserole bites
Maybe you really like the process of making appetizers because you love the way so many of the ideas are kind of like miniature or bite sized versions of larger entree dishes you might like to make if you didn’t already have another main course in mind? Well, this next idea from Wonky Wonderful is the perfect example of what we mean! Check out their tutorial to learn more about these sweet potato casserole bites.
4. Parmesan Brussel sprouts
Now, even though we absolutely adore them, we fully understand that Brussel sprouts might not be the kind of thing that your kids jump at the chance to eat. With our own children, however, we find that they’ll eat just about anything if it comes covered in cheese. We’re pretty sure that’s why these parmesan Brussel sprouts featured on Damn Delicious were such a big hit!
5. Cheddar chive pumpkin cheese ball
If you’ve never tried the glory of the classic cheese ball appetizer then we’re very sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something rather wonderful indeed! Remedy that situation by trying your hand at making this cheddar chive cheese ball that Jam Hands not only shows you how to mix up to perfect, but also guides you through the process of making in the shape of a pumpkin!
6. Fig and brie crostini appetizer
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make a seasonal appetizer for your next social gathering, would you actually rather make it something a little fancier, that one might expect at a restaurant? In that case, we have a feeling you might feel a little more accomplished making these scrumptious fig and brie crostini outlined nice and clearly on Celebrating Everyday Life.
7. Fall salad appetizer
Are you actually feeling kind of torn between the idea of serving an appetizer because you like some of the trendy bite-sized ideas and mini recipes that you’ve seen out there, and the idea of serving a full salad as an opening course because you’ve always loved your greens? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Delish Dish made these awesome one-bite fall salad appetizers instead!
8. Honey crisp goat cheese lady finger crostini appetizer
Was the idea we caught your eye with the best so far actually that of making a crostini dish, but you’re just not feeling completely sold on the previous recipe because you’re not the world’s biggest fan of figs? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Reluctant Entertainer made this flavourful honey crisp goat cheese lady finger crostini appetizer in just a few simple steps instead!
9. Pumpkin pecan baked brie
If you ask us, making any kind of baked brie is always a fantastic fall idea when it comes to appetizers. There are so many different kinds you can make that we feel like we could actually write a whole post about just those! For now, however, we’d suggest taking a look at how Lemon Tree Dwelling made this scrumptious pumpkin pecan baked brie that’s perfectly rich and tasty.
10. Prosciutto wrapped pears with blue cheese
Are you feeling quite enthusiastic indeed about this whole idea of incorporating fall fruits into your appetizer somewhere, but you’re just not sure that apples are really the way you want to go? Well, if you’ve ever preferred pears, then we think you’ll adore the way Recipe Runner made these gourmet tasting prosciutto wrapped pears with blue cheese, served on a skewer!
11. Cranberry, butternut squash, and Brussel sprout brie skillet nachos
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a brie based dish but you’ve made so many different kinds of baked brie before that you’re kind of on the lookout for something a little more unique? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at how Half Baked Harvest made these cranberry, butternut squash, and Brussel sprout brie skillet nachos that are nothing short of mouthwatering.
12. French onion tarts
Are you finding yourself scrolling through our list and still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making a bite-sized version of a dish you’ve enjoyed before in full size, but you’d like a few more options in that regard? Then maybe you’ll get along a little better with the way Joy Filled Eats made these yummy miniature French onion tarts!
13. Sausage garlic quinoa stuffed mushrooms
What if you’re actually on the lookout for something a little more calorie conscious but you’re also hoping not to sacrifice taste to make that happen? Then we’ve got good news for you, and Peas and Crayons is here to deliver it! Their recipe for sausage garlic quinoa stuffed mushrooms just might be exactly what you were hoping for.
14. Slow cooker apple cider maple meatballs
Are you actually the kind of person who will almost always choose a meat based dish over any other kind but none of what you’ve seen so far has been quite protein based enough for what you were picturing in your head? Then here’s another great alternative that you might find a little more satisfying! Check out how Mom on Timeout made these slow cooker apple cider maple meatballs in surprisingly few simple steps.
15. Rosemary sweet potato stackers
Have you actually been scrolling and scrolling, hoping to come across more sweet potato based dishes because those are always your favourite but the singular idea we showed you before wasn’t quite enough? Well, we’re pleased to tell you that your patience has finally paid off! Check out how Kim’s Healthy Eats made these mouthwatering rosemary sweet potato stackers that are so good it’s basically impossible to eat just one.
Do you have another favourite fall appetizer recipe that you make every year and love but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!