3 Amazing Appetizers You Can Make In Under 15 Minutes

If you’re planning a dinner party or a get together of some kind, coming up with the menu can be hard. A lot of people find it tough to think of ideas for appetizers and sometimes, the idea of cooking extra dishes on top of the main, all of the sides, and maybe even a dessert can be stressful. 


The good news is, appetizers don’t have to be hard and there are some great dishes that you can make with minimal effort. These are some of the best appetizers that you can make in 15 minutes or less. 

Baked Brie 


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What could be better than rich, melted cheese with lots of breadsticks or chopped vegetables to dip in? That’s why baked brie is such a perfect appetizer for a dinner party and the best thing is, it’s so simple to do. Once you try one of these brie recipes, they will become a regular feature at all of your parties because they are always a huge hit. Everybody can dig in, so you don’t need to worry about plating anything up, and baking the brie is as simple as adding whatever toppings you like (fruit and nuts work well) and then baking it in the oven in a dish for around 10 minutes or so. You can buy special dishes that are perfectly sized for brie, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry. The recipe will still work fine with a standard dish. 

Homemade Guacamole

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Guacamole is so simple to make and when you make it fresh, you’ll wish you never wasted your time and money on the store-bought stuff. This is the perfect appetizer for a family BBQ when you want a fresh, delicious appetizer that takes no time at all to prepare. Simply take your avocado and mash it up as much as you like, depending on whether you want it chunky or smooth. Then, add some lemon juice, diced red onion, chill (you can use chili flakes) and season with salt and pepper. It’s as simple as that and everybody will love it. 


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A Quesadilla is a delicious appetizer that is perfect if you have bits and pieces that need using up because it’s very adaptable. The key components of any quesadilla recipe are the tortilla and the cheese. Beyond that, it’s up to you what you put inside them. Chicken and cheese is a popular filling but a lot of people also like to use beans. Butternut squash makes a great healthy alternative as well. 


To make your quesadilla, get some store-bought tortillas and put one in the pan. Heat it until small air pockets start to form, then add your toppings and cover the pan. Once the cheese is melted, you can fold it in half, cut it up and serve it. It’s so quick to make a bunch of quesadillas and serve them in slices for your guests. 


Next time you are hosting a party and you are stuck for appetizer ideas, why not give some of these recipes a try?


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