45 Fall Appetizers to Make for Any Occasion

Make these crowd-pleasing finger foods for your next autumn dinner party.

fall appetizers fondue
Brian Woodcock

Autumn offers so many opportunities to enjoy flavorful fall appetizers. Any one of these plates would be a spooktacular appetizer to serve at your annual Halloween party. If you're in charge of the Thanksgiving feast this year, you'll need some festive finger foods to serve while you're busy preparing the turkey, baking the pies, and serving up all the sides. Or maybe you're hosting a fall dinner party. Your guests will enjoy snacking on these bites while they sip a fall cocktail and wait for supper to be served. If you're a sports fan, any one of these recipes would make for a great dish to bring to the tailgate. And sometimes you just need a little snack to eat before making a fall dinner for your family, and one of these dishes would be a yummy pre-supper bite. This list is filled with such a variety of inventive ideas—including some super easy dip recipes—that both kids and adults will enjoy these plates. These hors d'oeuvres are so delicious, your family will be asking you to make them all season long. Now that we've gotten you hungry, scroll through this list to get all the recipe inspiration you need this fall.

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fall appetizers tots
Brian Woodcock
Parmesan Tots With Dipping Sauce

The sweet-chili-and-pickle sauce instantly makes these tater tots absolutely irresistible. You won't be able to get enough of them.

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fall appetizers three cheese fondue
Brian Woodcock
Three-Cheese Fondue

Made with Gruyére, Emmenthaler, and cream cheese, this easy dip recipe is downright decadent. Serve with a side of our Cable-Knit Breadsticks for an appetizer that could also double as dinner.

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fall recipes fried pickles buttermilk ranch
Brian Woodcock
Fried Pickles With Buttermilk Ranch

Skip the bottled stuff and whip up your own ranch dressing. It adds a cool, creamy bite to these fried pickles.

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fall recipes skillet spinach artichoke dip
Brian Woodcock
Skillet Spinach-Artichoke Dip With Fire-Roasted Bread

Your trusty makes this dish so easy to prepare. Just mix everything together, cook it over the grill, and serve!

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fall recipes nachos
Brian Woodcock
Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Perhaps the best part about these loaded nachos? Because they're prepared in a foil pack, there are no dirty dishes to be cleaned.

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fall recipes fried cheese balls
Half Baked Harvest
Fried Buffalo Goat Cheese Balls

This blogger calls her crispy bites "so addicting." You'll understand why with just one bite.

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fall recipes silders
The Cookie Rookie
Ham and Cheese Sliders With Hawaiian Rolls

Not only are these sandwiches super tasty (and kid-friendly!), but they're also prepared in less than 20 minutes. Now that's a win-win!

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fall recipes crescent rolls
The Recipe Critic
Pizza Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Stuffed with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices, these rollups are bite-sized pizza pies. In fact, they're so good, you might forget all about your favorite takeout place once you whip these up.

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fall appetizers jalapeno poppers
Ambitious Kitchen
Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Every bite of these jalapeño poppers are bursting with ooey, gooey goodness. It's impossible to have just one.

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fall recipes bacon wrapped scallops
Dinner at the Zoo
Bacon Wrapped Scallops

All of your dinner party guests will go crazy for this finger food. A sweet and savory glaze makes them even more delicious.

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fall appetizers wings
Brian Woodcock
Spicy Oven-Baked Wings With Blue Cheese Dip

Classic hot sauce and a cool, creamy dip make these wings finger lickin' good.

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fall appetizers sausage
Brian Woodcock
Cajun Sausage Puffs With Bourbon Mustard

These puff pastry-wrapped rolls will fly right off the platter.

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fall appetizers onion
Brian Woodcock
Caramelized Onion Dip with Crispy Shallots

This sour cream-based concoction is bursting with sweet onion flavor.

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fall appetizers guacamole
Brian Woodcock
Pepita Guacamole

Finish off this traditional avocado mixture with an additional sprinkle of toasted seeds.

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fall appetizers goat cheese
Brian Woodcock
Herbed Goat Cheese Dip

Whip up this super simple recipe in just 10 minutes flat.

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fall appetizers feta
Brian Woodcock
Sweet-and-Salty Feta Cubes

These irresistible bite-sized blocks of cheese are covered in crushed pistachios and a drizzle of honey.

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fall appetizers chorizo
Brian Woodcock
Chorizo-and-Manchego Crostini

This sweet and savory crostini combo will be polished off in no time.

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fall appetizers squash
Damn Delicious
Butternut Squash Fritters

Finish off these pan-fried fritters with a dollop of sour cream.

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fall appetizers flatbread
Gimme Some Oven
Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Flatbread

Turn everyone into a Brussels sprouts lover with this flatbread topped with cheese, garlic, and a balsamic glaze.

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fall appetizers baked brie
Half Baked Harvest
Baked Brie and Prosciutto Rolls

Crispy phyllo dough takes this traditional meat and cheese appetizer to the next level.

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fall appetizers bacon
Savory Tooth
Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic Mayo Dip

If you want to eat more veggies, try wrapping them in crispy bacon. You won't be able to get enough!

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fall appetizers turnips
Naturally Ella
Grilled Turnips With Dill Olive Oil

If you're serving a hearty main meal, try a healthy, light appetizer that will keep guests satisfied (but not too full).

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fall appetizers cranberry
Yummy Addiction
Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices

It's easy to munch and mingle at the same time when you serve your pre-dinner snack on an edible base.

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fall appetizers brie
The View from Great Island
Baked Brie With Figs and Honey

This elegant dish is so simple and decadent, it can even be served as a dessert.

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fall appetizers meatballs
Joyful Healthy Eats
Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

Cranberries, maple syrup, and orange juice add a hint of sweetness to these juicy meatballs.

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fall appetizers eggs
Snixy Kitchen
Butternut Squash and Bacon Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs get an ultra-creamy upgrade when you incorporate butternut squash into the filling.

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fall appetizers tartlets
Lemon Tree Dwelling
Chicken Cranberry Brie Tartlets

A pre-made puff pastry makes these bite-sized treats almost effortless.

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fall appetizers butternut squash
Plaid and Paleo
Paleo Butternut Squash Hummus

Customize a healthy, homemade hummus with your favorite toppings, like everything bagel seasoning and pomegranate seeds.

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fall appetizers mushroom
Little Spice Jar
Gruyere, Mushroom, and Caramelized Onion Bites

Mix up the savory filling in advance to save time (and effort!) on the day of the party.

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fall appetizers turkey
I Wash You Dry
Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

These pinwheels capture all of the best flavors of Thanksgiving dinner into a single delicious bite.

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