Goat Cheese Covered Grapes + 5 Quick ‘n Easy Appetizers

I’m sure I’m not the only one that stuffs her face with so many mini meatballs during the appetizer portion of a dinner party that I lose interested in the main course.

I’m also positive that I’m not the only dinner party host that has stressed about making an elaborate appetizer table while juggling a main course, dessert, and drinks.

For me, the best appetizer recipe is one that tastes great, looks fabulous, and took me as little time as possible to prepare. The less energy you spend on appetizers means you’ll actually have time to iron your pants, perhaps comb your hair, and put on some deodorant before your guests arrive. Again, I can’t be the only one out there that’s forgotten to change clothes before people come to the door, right?

Some of my favorite make-ahead, quick (and healthy) appetizer recipes are:

Mini Tortilla Pizzas

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Bacon Wrapped Figs

Grilled Fennel Dippers

Stuffed Pizza Mushrooms

And now, another one to add to the list: the goat cheese covered grape.

3 ingredients, 5 minutes to prepare, make ahead of time, impress your guests.

No one will know that you made these ahead of time, or that they only took a couple of minutes. Ha, I love it!

Head on over to my Inspirations page on the Happy Days Dairies website for the recipe. And as always, all recipes I post over at Happy Days have step by step instructions.

And if your working surface doesn’t look like this when the recipe’s complete… you did it wrong. That, or you’re just too tidy!

Do you have a quick appetizer recipe you’d like to share? I’d love to see them!

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  1. Those all look really tasty… Wish we were neighbors just in case you needed someone to take extras off your hands occasionally! :-) I also need to report back on the gingerbread (I made mini muffins). I saw someone almost a week later who was NOT at the event where I served them. She said someone else she knows who was there told her about the muffins and how great they were. :-) You are right. They were apparently an excellent choice for my first gluten-free baking experience! In fact, I’m making them for another function for Saturday now that I know how good and easy they were to prep. Have to report, too, that the potato skins did absolutely work for a mushroom substitute. You are an awesome support. Thanks!

    • Wow that’s awesome! You’ll be the talk of the town on no time :)