Don’t you just love the idea of potluck? Imagine having a delicious array of dishes to enjoy at a get-together—without having to prepare them all yourself! So, if you’re thinking of the perfect place to start, why not with potluck appetizers? They can look really fancy and taste fabulous, while actually being not all that difficult to put together.
And we discovered that appetizers on a stick are extra ingenious. Pre-apportioned in bite-size servings, they’re ready to enjoy the minute you arrive at the party venue. Plus, they somehow just look more "party like" served on skewers or toothpicks. So they’re sure to impress!
Note: Aside from appetizers, we’ve got loads more potluck recipe ideas—from main dishes and casseroles, to sides and desserts—at the end of this post!
7 Must-try Recipes for Appetizers on a Stick
You and the other party or picnic guests may have a hard time moving on from these appetizers to the main potluck dishes. They certainly look yummy!
1 – Mini Apps – Such a clever name for this amazing appetizer platter from Pillsbury! All made with a base of Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls, the options for toppings can go from smoked salmon with dill, shrimp and cucumber, caprese, antipasto, dried fig and mascarpone—all the way to roast beef roll-ups, cheese and pimiento olive, and turkey club!
2 – Mozzarella-stuffed Appetizer Meatballs – Found on Land O’ Lakes, these party bites with a rich cheese filling are made extra flavorful with fennel seed and chopped fresh garlic. You can serve them with a marinara-sauce dip at the party.
3 – Spanish Garlic Shrimp on Skewers – Don’t these look like little fiestas on sticks? These colorful appetizers from Goya feature shrimps soaked in an adobo seasoning marinade, then grilled along with slices of green and red bell peppers and fresh lemon.
4 – Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites – Courtesy of Wishes and Dishes comes this sweet and savory combo of chicken sausage slices and pineapple wedges on toothpicks. The secret is a glaze of teriyaki sauce, chili sauce, pineapple juice, and honey.
5 – BBQ on a Stick – These are actually BBQ sandwich pockets on lollipop sticks, so they’d be a hit with the kids! Just bring along your favorite BBQ sauce to serve with this recipe from Keystone Meats.
6 – Roasted Pizza on a Stick – Here’s a fancy take on the usual sliced pizza wedges, thanks to Wewalka. Strips of pizza dough are spread with home-made tomato sauce calabrese, and sprinkled with grated Mozzarella. Then, wound around wooden skewers and oven roasted!
7 – Fried Cheese on a Stick – Each of these crunchy cubes on mini skewers includes a trio of Mozzarella, prosciutto (or ham), and Emmental. Dipped in beaten egg and bread crumbs, they’re fried till golden brown and crispy. Then, served with marinara sauce. Check out the recipe from CTV.
Have these appetizers gotten you hungry for more potluck recipe ideas? Here you go!