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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.

Fiesta Pinwheels

Fiesta Pinwheels

Fiesta Pinwheels

Whenever I serve these make-ahead appetizers, they disappear fast. When a friend at the office shared them with me, I knew in one bite I'd be bringing her recipe home for the holidays. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin

Herbed Cheese Wafers

Herbed Cheese Wafers

Herbed Cheese Wafers

These bite-sized snacks are rich, buttery and full of flavor. You can either serve them alone or for dipping.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

Roasted Vegetables with Dip

Roasted Vegetables with Dip

Roasted Vegetables with Dip

"These colorful vegetables and zippy dip taste so good it never occurs to my family that they're eating something nutritious and low in fat," remarks Melinda Sheridan of Pittsburg, Kansas.
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Barbecued Hot Wings

Barbecued Hot Wings

Barbecued Hot Wings

"My husband can't get enough of these spicy chicken wings," notes Anita Carr of Cadiz, Ohio. "They're excellent appetizers at cookouts. We serve them with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks."

Dilly Shrimp

Dilly Shrimp

Dilly Shrimp

A friend shared the recipe for this delicious hors d' oeuvre. The zesty sauce complements the shrimp nicely and guarantees they'll be gobbled up.

Eggnog Dip

Eggnog Dip

Eggnog Dip

I put together a cookbook of my grandma's Christmas recipes that includes this classic eggnog appetizer. Serve it as a dip with fresh fruit or drizzle it over cake for dessert.

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

I created this appetizer about 10 years ago. The combination of herbs and cheese seemed like a natural pairing. The addition of artichokes just took this over the top as a wonderful sensation.—Nancy Ringer, Wichita, Kansas

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

When I prepare this recipe for Tandoori Chicken it brings back memories of my childhood and my rich Indian heritage. This has a nice spice level, but if you like your food on the mild side, then reduce each spice a little.

Creamy Seafood Dip

Creamy Seafood Dip

Creamy Seafood Dip

We've had this every Christmas since I was a child, and I still can’t get enough of it. For a dip that’s lighter, simply substitute reduced-fat versions of mayonnaise and sour cream.

Almond "Feta" with Herb Oil

Almond

Almond "Feta" with Herb Oil

Blanched almonds give this cheese appetizer a rich texture. Unbaked, it’s smooth and spreadable, while baking makes it crumbly like feta. It’s easy to make ahead.—Mary Raymond, Chesterfield, Missouri
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