20+ Easter Appetizers to Kick Off Your Feast

Bacon asparagus brie bites, anyone?

easter appetizers
Mike Garten

There's more than meets the eye during Easter. Come mealtime, we typically feast our eyes on the ham, sides, and desserts — but what about the pre-dinner treats? Indulge in these appetizers — deviled eggs, finger sandwiches, and more — before you fill up on everything else the holiday has to offer.

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Mike Garten
Roasted Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

This elegant and savory vegetable tart will keep everyone happy while they wait for the Easter ham to finish cooking.

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Andrew Purcell
Rosemary Brioche Rolls

The secret to these wonderfully fragrant rolls is fresh rosemary. Add some black pepper, top with coarse salt and butter, and you've got an irresistible Easter appetizer.

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Andrew Purcell
Pea and Feta Crostini

Smooth ground peas, mint, and feta cheese come together in this flavorful crostini topping that's perfect for Easter.

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Mary Britton Senseny
Tomato-Manchego Tartlets

These bright tartlets, made with tomatoes, Manchego cheese, and puff pastry, add a pop of springtime color to any Easter spread.

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Brandon Bales
Bacon Asparagus Brie Bites

It really doesn't get better than a combo of bacon, asparagus, and brie, all nestled in a easy-to-make dough cup.

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Pimiento Deviled Eggs
Mike Garten
Pimiento Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are a must at any springtime soirée — and these pimiento cheese bites will spice things up.

More: 35 Easy Easter Dinner Menu Ideas

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20 minute cauliflower soup
Mike Garten
20-Minute Cauliflower Soup

Fill up on veggies before you dive into the true stars of Easter: the chocolate and sweets.

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finger sandwiches
Mike Garten
Finger Sandwiches

Cater these bite-size sandwiches to your party guests. Choose from a variety of fillings including spicy pimiento cheese, minty pea, and classic cucumber.

What you'll need: circle cookie cutters ($15 for set, )

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apricot-prosciutto focaccia
Mary Britton Senseney
Apricot-Prosciutto Focaccia

Pizza may be passé for a holiday meal, but these prosciutto and goat cheese bites are fit for even the fanciest of occasions.

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sprigs in a blanket
Mike Garten
Sprigs in a Blanket

Wrap up your greens and bacon in a swirl of dough —it's basically the best parts of a meal in a single bite.

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Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pastries

A sheet of frozen puff pastry is the key to these elegant appetizers topped with cream cheese, salmon, and chives.

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spring herb cheese cups
Courtesy of Rachel Cooks
Spring Herb Cheese Cups

These bite-size snacks are anything but boring: crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and full of fresh flavor.

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fresh spring rolls with peanut ginger sauce
Courtesy of Jessica In the Kitchen
Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Ginger Sauce

If anything, these stunning spring rolls will become a colorful addition to your tablescape.

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cheese ball trio
Brian Woodcock
Cheese Ball Trio

Break out your cheese board and serve up three types of cheese, including blue cheese-bacon, smoky cheddar-pecan, and pepperoncini-feta.

What you'll need: cheese board ($20, )

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strawberry chombard whipped cheese toast
Courtesy of Fox and Briar
Strawberry Chombard Whipped Cheese Toast

These eye-catching fruity bites scream spring.

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green goddess carrot salad
Mike Garten
Green Goddess Carrot Salad

We declare carrots as the official vegetable of Easter. Show off your holiday pride (or love of veggies) with this heritage carrot-topped salad.

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mini cucumber smoked salmon appetizer bites
The Endless Meal
Mini Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizer Bites

The crisp crunch from the cucumber perfectly balances the soft and creamy taste of the lemon dill cream cheese.

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sweet pea and ricotta tart
Mike Garten
Sweet Pea and Ricotta Tart

Because you have to start and end your holiday with pie.

What you'll need: pie plate ($9, )

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miso edamame hummus with spring crudites
Courtesy of Kale and Caramel
Miso Edamame Hummus with Spring Crudités

This recipe is tricky (in a good way): It's seriously simple to make but looks impressive when served correctly.

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Drool Worthy
Grilled Peach and Sweet Potato Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Warm weather is on its way — or so we hope! Celebrate the start of sunny days by indulging in a summer staple, grilled peaches.

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blooming spinach artichoke cups
Courtesy of Dessert Now, Dinner Later
Blooming Spinach Artichoke Cups

It's no secret that dips can get messy. Avoid the hassle — and earn major presentation points — by serving dip in these adorable flower-shaped cups.

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