These Easy Antipasto Recipes are sure to take your next party to the next level of fun! Delicious and easy recipes that won’t keep you in the kitchen all day, letting you have time to enjoy your own party with your guests!
What Is Antipasto?
Antipasto is refers to the first course of an Italian meal. These offerings are typically bite-sized or smaller portions, gathered on a platter that’s placed in the center of the table for everyone to enjoy.
While not all of our antipasto recipes here aren’t Italian in nature, we know you’ll enjoy them on your appetizer table as much as we do.
What we’re looking for in the perfect antipasto platter is a combination of dips, spreads, hot and cold appetizers that stimulates the appetite, but doesn’t make us too full.
What Do Italians Drink With Antipasto?
As if these tasty, easy antipasto recipes weren’t enough, something to wash them down is always a good thing! A classic Italian cocktail to enjoy with antipasto is a Aperol Spritz, which is a champagne cocktail that has a bitter flavor to it. The bitter flavor in Aperol is perfect for pairing with rich meats and cheeses.
Another popular cocktail is the Italian Negroni, which has been gaining tons of popularity these days due to the success of Stanley Tucci and his cooking show.
Other drinks to serve can include red or white wine, champagne or prosecco, or Italian beers like Stella or Peroni.
Easy Antipasto Recipes
These easy antipasto recipes will bring your party to the next level of fun!
These bite size appetizers are perfect for the holidays or any party! Easy to make, make ahead and quick cooking!
Why not eat you salad course in the most fun way possible???
A simple, fresh tomato toast that pairs perfectly with your glass of wine or signature cocktail!
Juicy tomatoes in olive oil and balsamic vinegar highlighted with fresh basil and nutty parmesan cheese!
You don't have to spend a lot of money to make this delicious, creamy seafood salad! Pile onto chips, crackers or scoop up with vegetables.
These pizza pinwheels are filled with thin sliced prosciutto, basil pesto and cheese. All you beed to do is roll up, slice and bake!
This delicious, tangy artichoke salad can be served warm, room temperature or cold!
Season mini peppers with your favorite seasoning, drizzle with olive oil and roast until juicy and tender.
Baked, creamy ricotta cheese topped with a flavorful roasted tomato jam. Serve on cracker, toast points or as a dip for vegetables!
Instead of bulky sub sandwiches, make these bite sized Italian subs that are perfect for your appetizer platter!
This quick and super flavorful pesto goes perfectly with a glass of wine or bubbly. Make it ahead of time and pop it onto your charcuterie board right before your guests arrive!
These spicy shrimp are just begging for a big hunk of bread to be dunked into the buttery sauce. Grab a few old ones to wash these down!
This antipasto platter is a go-to for Christmas, but it can easily be customized for any time of the year!
One of our most favorite additions to any appetizer or antipasto platter. Sautéed mushrooms with gooey mozzarella cheese and fresh thyme for a pop of flavor!