italian appetizer ideas

Italian Appetizer Ideas

If you have guests coming over, and want some yummy Italian appetizer ideas, then you are on the right page. We have some recipes that are sure to make them smack their lips! Find some great ideas mentioned just for you in this Buzzle write-up.

Italian appetizer ideas are a very basic combination of delicious sauces and toppings to make easy recipes. A table full of colorful and yummy appetizers, is all you need for a party or a simple celebration, as they can be very filling and sumptuous. When you are serving appetizers, make sure you serve them at least 3 hours before dinner, because once your guests start eating these irresistible finger foods, dinner will have to be the next day's lunch! There are some great traditional Italian appetizers which are very well-known and exquisite in taste, but are found mostly in authentic Italian restaurants. There are a few recipes for Italian appetizers mentioned in the following paragraphs, so if you have never tried making these, now's the chance.
Easy Italian Appetizers
Who said, these appetizers which you can make in a matter of 20 minutes have to be eaten steaming hot? There are some delicious appetizer recipes which can be eaten even when they are cold and frozen. This is always a unique quality of appetizers, unlike lunch or dinner, which doesn't taste as great as it does when it's hot! Hence, to help you serve some of the best appetizers in Italian cuisine, we have tasty recipes of hot as well as cold appetizers, put together just for you. But before we get into reading about recipes, find some great Italian appetizer options listed in the following list, so take a look! Spicy Mozzarella Sticks Gnocchi with Bacon Mushrooms and Cheese Easy Pepperoni Rolls Rainbow Pasta Salad Marinated Antipasto Toasted Ravioli Spinach Arancini Italian Nachos Restaurant-style Tarradls (Italian Pepper Rings) Toasted Garlic Bread Clams Casino Carpaccio Italian Stuffed Mushrooms Pesto Cheesecake Antipasto Kabobs Here are some of your favorite recipes, which are very easy to make and even easier to eat!
Double Tomato Bruschetta
Ingredients Tomatoes, chopped, 6 Sun-dried tomatoes, ½ cup Olive oil, ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded, 2 cups Garlic, minced, 3 cloves Fresh basil, ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp. French baguette, 1 Salt, ¼ tsp. Black pepper, ground, ¼ tsp. Directions Take a large mixing bowl and add the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Preheat the oven on a broiler setting while you are mixing all the ingredients. Slice the baguette in ¾ inch slices, and on a baking dish arrange these in a singe layer, and broil till they are slightly brown. Layer the prepared mixture evenly on these slices, and top them with cheese, to broil for another 5 minutes till the cheese has melted. Your yummy tomato bruschetta is ready to eat!
Prosciutto e Melone
Ingredients Cantaloupe, 1 Prosciutto crudo (cured ham) Directions Once you wash and clean the cantaloupe, slice it in very thin slices lengthwise to get 8 pieces and remove the skin. Simply keep them on the serving dish with the slices of ham at the side. The simplest of all Italian appetizers is ready. Place this tasty dish in the refrigerator, till they are to be eaten.
Artichoke Bread Recipe
Ingredients French bread, 1 Artichoke hearts, marinated, drained and chopped, 1 jar Sour cream, 1 cup Butter, melted, ½ cup Garlic, minced, 4 cloves Fresh parsley, minced, 2 tbsp. Cheddar cheese, shredded, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, ¼ cup Sesame seeds, 2 tbsp. Salt and pepper, as required Directions Take the bread and make it hollow as a shell, so that the filling is stuffed inside it. Put the removed bread, in a grinder, and grind it till it crumbles finely. Then in a large bowl, mix the crumbs, sour cream, butter, and sesame seeds and all the other ingredients. Once they are mixed well, spread them on a baking dish. Broil it for about 10 minutes. In another bowl, mix the crumb mixture, artichokes, cheeses, garlic, and parsley. Spoon it in the bread shells and place these on the baking sheet, to broil in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Slice them and serve warm. With these fingerlicking easy Italian appetizer ideas and a few recipes mentioned above, I am sure you want to start cooking right away. So, don't waste any more time, and give your family and guests a simple yet mouth-watering treat!

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