17 Easy Italian Appetizers To Feed A Crowd

Hosting a fun gathering with your friends and family? Well, don’t forget to provide some tasty food for your guests. I can guarantee this list of scrumptious Italian appetizers will make your party a hit!

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Almost everyone I know loves Italian food.

Any meal with Italian influences, especially Italian appetizers, are pretty much the perfect party food. I mean, how could they not be?

It’s comforting, colorful, and chock-full of amazing flavors!

Whether you are planning a big pasta dinner or are just looking for some mouthwatering starters for your next party, these Italian appetizers are where it’s at.

From authentic Italian fare to fun mash-ups, your guests are sure to rave about these easy Italian appetizer recipes for the next couple of parties!

17 Amazing Italian Appetizers for Your Next Party

If you’re having people over for a party, you have to have delicious food to keep everyone happy and full.

I’ve found appetizers are the perfect food at get-togethers because they can often be made quickly and in large quantities.

So, the next time you host a party, try serving one (or more!) of these fantastic Italian appetizers that are sure to please.

Whether you are having a small family gathering or hosting a pot luck, this collection of easy Italian appetizers is sure to satisfy a hungry crowd!

Antipasto Skewers | The Thirsty Feast

Antipasto skewers are wonderful when you need to throw something delicious together in a pinch. Use items from your pantry and fridge like peppers, Italian meats, cheeses, olives, etc.

This is recipe is totally customizable. So, using whatever you have on hand is fine!


Make an Italian Hummus | Two Healthy Kitchens

Although not a true hummus, this Italian Cannellini Hummus with basil and sun-dried tomatoes is a quick appetizer that you can whip up anytime you need to feed a hungry group fast.

Pair it with whatever dippers you can find (vegetables and crackers are both yummy), and you’ll have a happy crowd.


Italian Tomato Sandwiches | Tastes of Lizzy T

These Italian tomato sandwiches would be a lovely app for a brunch or shower.

To make this recipe, Italian bread is topped with herbed cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and juicy tomatoes.

Honestly, they had me at herbed cream cheese.


Pesto Pepperoni Roll-Ups | Betty Crocker

These pesto pepperoni roll-ups come together in just 15 short minutes, and they’re oozing with flavor.

With pesto and pepperoni together…fogeddaboutit 😉

Bonus: You’ll get a good dose of veggies in this appetizer, too!


Baked Ravioli | Today’s Creative Ideas

Put a little crunch on your ravioli!

By crunch, I mean fry! Have you ever had fried ravioli? It’s heavenly.

You can make a healthier (but just as tasty) version with these baked ravioli appetizers. These are made from meat ravioli dipped in a mixture of flour and Italian bread crumbs.

Simple, but scrumptious.


Parmesan Tortellini Bites | Damn Delicious

You can do the same thing with three-cheese tortellini. Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle – you won’t be able to stop eating them!

Don’t blink because they’ll be gone faster than you realize.


Mozzarella Stuffed Italian Meatballs | A Spoonful of Flavor

Of course, no appetizer list is complete without homemade meatballs! Mozzarella stuffed Italian meatballs are a crowd-pleaser, for sure.


7 Layer Italian Dip Appetizer | Chef In Training

Serve this 7-layer Italian dip with toasted baguettes, chips, or crackers.

Seven flavorful layers of Italian flavors – your guests will rave about it!


Italian Pesto Sliders | Wine and Glue

Italian Pesto Sliders are perfect for a party or as an easy weeknight meal. The butter on these really makes the sandwiches.


Smoked Mozzarella Dip | Love Grows Wild

This smoked mozzarella dip is just as tasty as the Olive Garden version. It has four different types of cheese for some serious ooey, gooey, melty goodness (YUM!).

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Cheesy Pesto Pull Apart Bread | Carlsbad Cravings

There is just something deliciously magical about pull apart bread. This buttery cheesy pesto version is no different – it will go fast!

The other great thing about this Italian appetizer is that you can prep the bread ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake it.


Easy Pesto Tortellini Skewers | Foody Schmoody

Make tortellini skewers with pesto-tossed tortellini and paired with sundried tomatoes.

Mmm…the perfect blend of Italian flavors, if you ask me.


Olive Cheese Bread | Home in the Finger Lakes

Olive cheese bread pairs the saltiness of the olives with lots of gooey cheese and crusty bread. It’s a perfect Italian appetizer that you’ll crave again and again!


Lasagna Dip | Spicy Southern Kitchen

Did someone say lasagna?

Oh, my word. I think I could eat this entire pan of lasagna dip all by myself! But, I have to admit. It would make a fab Italian appetizer recipe for game day, wouldn’t it?


Italian Tomato Salsa Recipe | Veggie Society

Why should Mexican food get all the fun? Pair this Italian salsa with some crunchy tortilla chips or a few pieces of crusty bread.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Puffs | The Crazy Apron

These pastry puffs are one of my favorite Italian appetizers. They are stuffed with prosciutto-wrapped asparagus and are absolutely delicious.

They may look very complicated and fancy, but they’re so easy to make!


Sun-Dried Tomato, Parmesan, and Basil Whirls | Cherrapeño

These colorful whirls will be your new go-to recipe for parties. It’s a simple recipe with puff pastry dough, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and basil!

These baked whirls are so easy to throw together a big tray of them in a flash and feed a large crowd.


So, that’s the whole list!

These Italian appetizer ideas will feed a crowd and are perfect for your next potluck.

With good food like this, your guests will enjoy the get together even more and leave with full tummies.

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