Will There Be Food? 10 of the Yummiest Party Recipes
- October 22, 2018
- By Admin: Our Big Fun Party
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Are you that person who’s always asking the most important question: will there be food? Or, more importantly, what are the best snacks?
Because let’s be honest, the best part of the party is definitely the snacks.
That’s why we’ve compiled six of our favorite party foods for your next party. We challenge you to not be hungry by the end!
1. Blooming Onion Bites
A blooming onion is on the list of classic fair foods. It’s battered, it’s fried, and it’s flavorful–what’s not to love?
With these blooming onion bites, you can bring the blooming onion to your next cocktail party. Your fellow partygoers will thank you (when they’re not busy munching, obviously).
The trick to this recipe is simple: pearl onions instead of the typical yellow or sweet onion used in the classic blooming onion recipe.
Instead of one large onion for people to pull from, you’ll cut the pearl onions into six sections (without cutting all the way through) to create mini blooming onions for each person.
2. Pumpkin Butter Brie Pull-Apart Bread
This pumpkin butter brie pull-apart bread looks fancy and tastes fabulous. But the best part? It’s only four steps.
To make things extra easy, we recommend buying pre-made pumpkin butter. You’ll also need a sourdough boule, one pound of good brie, and two teaspoons of fresh rosemary.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, using a serrated knife, crosshatch the boule in both directions every inch, making sure not to slice all the way through the bread. While you’re at it, slice the brie into two-inch pieces.
Whether you bought or made pumpkin butter, break it out and brush it over the bread and spread it in each of the crevices. Then, stuff the bread with the brie and sprinkle with rosemary.
Bake the bread until the bread is toasted and the brie is melted, about 20 minutes or so.
And that’s it! Let it cool for 10 minutes before serving and you’re ready to go!
3. Spinach Artichoke-Stuffed Pretzels
It’s stuffed pretzels. Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and stuffed with gooey goodness. Basically the best thing ever.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can make pretzels from scratch. This recipe makes it easier with French bread dough–all you really need to do is put the filling together, which is pretty simple.
Just combine your cream cheese, sour cream, artichoke hearts, frozen spinach, Parmesan, garlic, and mozzarella. From there, you divide the dough into 18 pieces and roll each into a long rectangle and spoon two tablespoons of filling into each.
Then, roll the dough into a tightrope with no exposed cheese and twist the rolls into a pretzel shape.
From here, you’ll create a baking soda solution to brush onto each pretzel (this is what makes them pretzel-like instead of French bread-like). Let them sit until the pretzels are dry, brush them with melted butter, and bake.
4. Nacho Potato Skins
If you grew up going to tailgate parties, potato skins were something you grew up with. These potato skins bring in another party favorite–nachos–for a hearty, delicious potato skin.
You’ll need six large russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with a fork. You’ll also need six strips of bacon, one cup of refried beans, a cup of guacamole, one and a half cups of shredded cheddar, one cup of salsa, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
Start by heating the oven to 400 degrees and drizzle the whole potatoes with olive oil on a baking sheet. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon and chop once it’s cool.
Let the potatoes get cool enough to handle. Increase the oven temperature to 450 and cut the potatoes in half, scooping out most of the flesh until about 1/4-inch of potato remains.
Place the potatoes flesh side up on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and a bit of garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Bake them for another 10 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes.
From there, put the potatoes flesh side up again and spoon in refried beans, bacon, and cheese and bake for another three to four minutes until the cheese is melted.
Finally, top the potatoes with salsa and guacamole, as well as any other toppings you’d like.
5. Pizza or Southwestern Egg Rolls
And before you get nervous, don’t worry–these are actually a lot simpler than you think. The only unusual ingredient you’ll need is egg roll wrappers.
In both cases, the same basic principle applies: prep the filling, lay out the egg roll wrapper, add the filling, fold and seal the rolls like a burrito, and fry them.
For the specifics of filling, check out the recipes. When you fry them, make sure to be careful of splattering oil, and make sure not to turn the oil up too high or the outsides will fry before the insides are ready.
6. Reese’s Apple Nachos
We’ve had a lot of savory recipes going on here, which is why it’s nice to finish with this Reese’s apple nachos. They’re sweet, they’re easy, and they’re kid-friendly.
It’s simple. You need four pink lady apples, one cup of melted peanut butter, one cup of melted chocolate chips, one cup of chopped Reese’s miniatures, and one cup of chopped Reese’s pieces.
Arrange your apple slices in an overlapping pattern on a plate. Drizzle half the melted peanut butter and half the melted chocolate on top. Sprinkle with Reese’s candies and drizzle with the remaining peanut butter and chocolate.
Let them set, and you’re done! Just ten minutes and you’ve created a dish that might not even make it through the door.
Parties to Show Off Your Party Foods
Now that you know some great party foods to give to your friends at your next gathering, it’s time to throw a party worthy of your new go-to appetizers.
Or you can make them at home for a grown-up dinner. That’s cool too.