(Closed) Italian Food Appetizers? Help

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Mini meatballs, Tomatoe & mozzarella balls, maybe some fruit salad (for those watching their weight)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well since it’s a vegetarian party my favourite melon & proscuitto is out 🙁  What about an avocado and tomato bruschetta for a twist on the traditional? Typical antipasto with olives, artichokes, etc. Tomato, boccacini, basil skewers.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

This is a delicious one.  It’s always  HUGE hit when I make it:

ingredients

1 pkg. (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed6 tbsp. garlic & herb spreadable cheese, softened8 slices prosciutto or thinly sliced deli ham30 medium asparagus spears, trimmed

directions

Heat the oven to 400°F.  Unfold the pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface.  Spread 3 tablespoons cheese on each pastry sheet.  Top each with 4 slices prosciutto. Cut each into 15 strips crosswise, making 30 in all.

Tightly wrap 1 pastry strip around each asparagus spear, prosciutto-side in.  Place the pastries seam-side down onto 2 baking sheets.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.

 

ETA: I just saw you are a vegetarian.  You can take the meat out of this and it’s still delicious.

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Antipasti would be nice.

Marinated mushrooms, olives, bocconcini, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, etc.

Or a caprese salad.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I always love calamari at parties. Maybe it’s because nobody else eats it and I don’t have to share…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

spinach & artichoke dip
stuffed mushrooms
fried zucchini
puff pastry w/ vegetarian fillings (spinach, cheese, mushrooms)
cheese/fruit plate

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Arancini are good, although they might be more work than they’re worth.  You could also just do a simple selection of good olive oils and bread for dipping; a veggie antipasto platter; different italian cheeses with bread or crackers…

Also, yay for another vegetarian on the bee. 🙂

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is a super delcious (and easy) spinach and artichoke dip I make. You can also make the dip a day or so ahead of time and then bake it for the party. It’s also very good if you get a nice fresh baguette, slice it, and toast it on the stove in olive oil.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach – thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 7×11 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Mix in the artichoke hearts, spinach and Parmesan cheese. Season with garlic and lemon juice. Spread evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove the cover, and let the dish bake uncovered for 5 more minutes, or until the surface is lightly browned.

Also delicious is arancini (risotto balls, really good with mushrooms)i, not sure how hard they are to make, but you might be able to buy frozen ones that you bake.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a good one.

Also, you could do stuffed mushrooms, some sort of goat cheese flat bread with mushrooms, or even some simple fruits and veggie/cheese platter.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Here’s one that I saw recenlty…try wrapping string cheese in won ton wrappers, you can fry or bake…your choice…great finger food and goes w/ the italian theme!….you can use any cheese but string cheese is easiest to wrap…if you want them extra crunchy roll them in bread crumbs then bake or fry…

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