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Make-Ahead Finger Foods

Looking for make-ahead finger food recipes? Get make ahead finger foods for your next party or holiday gathering from Taste of Home.

Blue Cheese Cheesecake

Blue Cheese Cheesecake

Blue Cheese Cheesecake

Whenever I set out this savory cheese spread, guests can't seem to stop eating it!

Beef Canapes with Cucumber Sauce

Beef Canapes with Cucumber Sauce

Beef Canapes with Cucumber Sauce

A homemade cucumber yogurt sauce complements tender slices of beef in this recipe. Both the meat and sauce are conveniently made in advance. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Delicious and healthy, this appetizer is a yummy way to eat green beans. The roll-ups can be prepared ahead of time, and guests always comment on how tasty and different they are.
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Witch's Caviar

Witch's Caviar

Witch's Caviar

I like to serve thsi dip with triangle-shaped tortillas because they look like pointy witch hats. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Beer Cheese

Beer Cheese

Beer Cheese

I like to serve this zesty and bold cheese spread with crackers and veggie dippers. It's great to take along to picnics.

Mexican Cheesecake

Mexican Cheesecake

Mexican Cheesecake

People will rave over this super-easy cheesecake appetizer. I've made this recipe several times at parties, and people were so surprised it was low fat. Make it a day ahead for convenience, adding salsa just before serving. —Sandy Burkett, Galena, Ohio

Olive Zucchini Spread

Olive Zucchini Spread

Olive Zucchini Spread

Zucchini tends to spread—across bread, crackers and veggies—when this recipe is served at a reception, potluck or casual get-together. It makes enough to satisfy a crowd. —GaleLynn Peterson, Long Beach, California

Spicy Pork Baguette Bites

Spicy Pork Baguette Bites

Spicy Pork Baguette Bites

Here's an interesting twist on mini cocktail sandwiches. Lime mayonnaise provides a cool counterpoint to the nicely spiced pork, and toasted baguette slices contribute the crunch.

Greek Chicken Wings

Greek Chicken Wings

Greek Chicken Wings

Your guests will be delighted to munch on these herbed chicken wings from Lorraine Caland of Thunder Bay Ontario. Just be sure to make plenty of cucumber dipping sauce—it goes quickly!

Peanut Chicken Wings

Peanut Chicken Wings

Peanut Chicken Wings

Creamy peanut butter and chili powder prove they’re an ideal match for any wing that comes along. Round out the menu with cut-up veggies, ranch or blue cheese salad dressing, and store-bought sweet potato fries. —Janet Vaupel Rockwell, Hollis, New Hampshire

Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp

I appreciate this appetizer’s ease of preparation, especially during the hectic holiday season. The recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd.
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