Irresistibly Tempting Italian Appetizer Ideas You Can Try Anytime

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 Tastessence 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
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
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
Artichoke Bread
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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Beef Nachos
Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
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Arancini Rice Balls With Mozzarella
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