Soup is not the greatest party food for a crowd—it spills on the way from the kitchen, and it gets cold while you wait for everyone to be served. Hors d'oeuvres, on the other hand, offer immediate gratification. Read more >

By F&W Editors
Updated June 29, 2017

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Soup is not the greatest party food for a crowd—it spills on the way from the kitchen, and it gets cold while you wait for everyone to be served. Hors d'oeuvres, on the other hand, offer immediate gratification.

Almost-Instant Hors d'Oeuvres

Greek Shrimp Dip Stir tzatziki (Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce) with chopped cooked shrimp and serve with pita.

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Snack Mix Toss toasted, salted pumpkin seeds with popped sorghum or Pop'd Kerns (popdkerns.com).

Oyster Buns Fill refrigerated biscuit dough (from a tube) with smoked oysters, form into buns and bake.

White Bean Dip Blend canned white beans with pesto and lemon juice and serve with celery and sliced fennel.

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