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125+ One Bite Appetizers

Change up your menu for your summer parties and get inspired by our list of 100+ one-bite appetizers here: There are meat and seafood appetizers, plus vegetarian options as well!I’m a big fan of party food. We host parties a lot (like more than any other people I know). We usually grill, so Pete is in charge of that, and I’m in charge of appetizers, sides, and desserts. I like one bite appetizers, honestly, because people can just grab one and pop it into your mouth while you’re on the go or talking. You don’t need to sit and pull out a knife and fork.

It keeps the flow of the party going a lot better than if everyone had to stop what they’re doing, grab a plate, find a seat, and then eat.

It’s like a cocktail hour at a wedding. You can just pop some food in your mouth and mingle.

If you agree, and you’ve been getting tired of making the same appetizer, this one bite appetizer list is for you.

125+ One-Bite Appetizers

The list of appetizers is split into three sections. The first is appetizers with meat, then appetizers with seafood, and finally vegetarian appetizers.

One Bite Meat Appetizers

Bacon-Wrapped Crackers With Brown Sugar

Taco Bowls

Grilled Eggplant, Prosciutto & Mozzarella Roll Ups

Sweet And Spicy Jelly Meatballs

Slow Cooker BBQ Sausage Bites

Jalapeno Jelly Meatballs

Wonton Taco Cups

Goat Cheese Prosciutto Lingonberry Jam Bruschetta

Pigs In A Blanket

Cornbread Sausage Bites

Wonton Pizza Cups

Loaded Poutine Twice Baked Potatoes

Corn Dog Muffins

Bacon-Wrapped Cocktail Wieners (topped with brown sugar)

Slow Cooker Sweet And Spicy Meatballs

Pizza Cones

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

One Bite Seafood Appetizers

Crab Rangoon

One Bite Vegetarian Appetizers

Deviled Eggs with Tajin

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Breaded Eggplant Parmesan Bites

Avocado Toast Bruschetta

Lasagna Cups

Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

Mini Tomato Pies

Kale Pesto Bruschetta

Parmesan Potato Rounds

Guacamole Wonton Cups

What are one bite appetizers called?

One bite appetizers are, officially, called “amuse-bouche”. They can also be referred to as “amuse-gueule” although that’s less common. Amuse-bouche refers to single bite appetizers or hors d’œuvre.

Different types of appetizers:

We use the term appetizers as a generality, but actually there are nine different types of appetizers: apertif cocktails, canapes, chips and dip, finger foods, fruits and vegetables, hors d’oeuvres, petite salad, relishes/crudites, and anything (smaller).

Here’s the breakdown of what each is, in case you want to impress people at a party. (No pun intended. I meant impress with your knowledge, but you could impress with your food choices as well.)

Apertif Cocktails

Apertif cocktails are before dinner drinks that stimulate the appetite.

Examples of Apertif Cocktails:


Canapes are small bits of food served on a piece of bread, toast, cracker, or pastry.

Examples of canapes:

Chips & Dip

Chips & Dip are, simply, any paring of dips and potato chips, crackers, or vegetables to dip into them.

Examples of Chips & Dip:

Finger Foods

Finger foods are appetizers that you eat sans utensils, but may be more than just a single bite.

Examples of Finger Foods:

Fruits & Vegetables

Any mix of fruits and vegetables or fruits or vegetables.

Examples of Fruits & Vegetables:

Hors d’oeuvres

Hors d’oeuvres are one bite appetizers classified as either “passed” or “stationary” (served at a table).

Example of passed hors d’oeuvres

Example of stationary hors d’oeuvres

Petite Salad

Petite salads are small servings of salad, served before a full meal.

I don’t have examples of this to show you because the examples would basically just be regular salads, just smaller portions.


Crudites are vegetables, either sliced or whole, either pickled or dipped in a vinaigrette, often served with a dip.

Anything (smaller)

Anything (smaller)  is a catch all for any appetizer that’s tiny and can be eaten with fingers and little mess.

Which of these one bite appetizers do you want to make? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.


Tuesday 11th of July 2017

These are all great party ideas! Saving for later.

Healing Tomato

Monday 10th of July 2017

Thank you so much for sharing my recipes! So happy to be on this list. :)

Healthy World Cuisine

Monday 10th of July 2017

What a fun idea for a tapas and Tinis party! Thanks so much for including our Home Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms.


Monday 10th of July 2017

I am just loving these! Makes me want to have an hors d'oeuvre party!! Thanks for linking to my cucumber dill canap├ęs. :-)

Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman

Monday 10th of July 2017

Great appetizer round-up - so many delicious choices! (Thank you for including my Chicken Endive Wrappetizers in the mix.)