42 Best Canape Recipes

Want the right finger food to set the mood? Here are our top canape recipes that are sure to please a crowd, and pair with any cocktail or spritz being served! Get ready to be the hostess with the mostest!

Marinated Shrimp Canapes

“I made this appetizer as the picture showed with the shrimp head's dipped into the sour cream. They not only looked beautiful on the plate, but they are just delicious and were enjoyed by all!”


Sausage Balls

"I've never used a mixer in the past when mixing it together. I did today and I will from now on! So much easier on the hands. Turned out awesome!"

-Scott O.

Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

“Great recipe! Easy to make and tastes great. I use fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden. Before serving, I add a balsamic glaze on the top!”


Jalapeno Poppers

“I tripled the recipe for a small gathering to watch football last weekend. My only complaint was that they quickly disappeared! Great tasting recipe!”


Chinese Egg Rolls

“These are very good! The best I've ever had! I swapped pork for ground turkey and they were delicious. I will definitely be making these again!”

-Lisa S.

Grape Jelly & Chili Meatballs

“I’ve been using the recipe for two years now. It is a crowd pleaser! I make it for football Sundays and everyone loves them!”


Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

“These were so good! I used goat cheese instead of feta, and added a package of dry ranch dressing to the cream cheese. Got rave reviews at the party!”


Puff Pastry Canapes

“Everything needed to make this budget-friendly, delicious decadence can be found for less than $1.70 a serving!”

-Mary Jenny

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

"Delicious and beautiful! Made as written with the addition of a sprinkling of parsley on top!"


Cheese Bites

"Very addictive! I made some with pecans, some with olives and some plain. We enjoyed all three ways!"


Chinese Pot Stickers

"I switched out the pork and shrimp for chicken, and it was delicious! This recipe is amazing, and if you want them more crispy, skip the cooking with broth, and brown them on all sides!"


Amazing Puff Balls

“I used cream cheese, smoked salmon, bacon, green onions and seasonings. Wow, these were great! It's the perfect recipe to adapt to so many cuisines!”

-K T.942

Cilantro Canapes

"Really loved this blend of flavors! The mint made it so refreshing. Also took this marinade and used it with grilled chicken on french bread!"

-Leisa loves to cook

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

"Couldn't be simpler to make and they are so delicious! Everyone gravitates toward them at parties when I have made them!"


Yummy Baked Potato Skins

"Perfect times and recipe! Kicked it up a notch today and used duck fat!"

-Kathleen L

Chicken Garlic Bites

"These turned out awesome! I made exactly as directed. The chicken was juicy and had the perfect amount of spice!"


Mini Caesar Salad Bites

"These were very cute and the teenagers enjoyed them. The salad was very tasty!"


Easy Apricot Bites

“A super easy and healthy snack or dessert. I used fresh apricots with light cream cheese. What's not to like? It's fruity, sweet, creamy and nutty!”


Cranberry & Brie Bites

"I loved the cranberry topping. I used prepared apple butter when I made this for Thanksgiving!"

-Christine C.

Cheesy Shell Taco Bites

“What a great idea! I was just about to make tacos for lunch and saw this! Since I'm a sucker for cheese, what could be better?”


Crab Cake Croquettes

Perfect for a fancy occasion when topped with creme fraiche and tarragon, but also perfect surrounding dip during a superbowl party!

Taco Meatball Bites

These Mexican-inspired meatballs have just the right amount of spice, and can easily be paired with tons of toppings.

Shrimp & Bacon Presents

The only present you'll want this year!

Turkey & Spinach Bites

"Lean turkey and spinach prepared into small, protein packed bites!"

-Probably This

Southwestern Chorizo Tostada Bites

Delicious bite-size taco cups, perfect for any party you're hosting this season!

Cheese & Herb Bites

Great for any occasion! The cheese mixture is so versatile — you could spice it up with extra seasonings or add ranch seasoning!

Turkey & Brie Puff Pastry Bites

"Using a butter puff pastry is the host or hostess's best friend. Try this delectable nibble for your next party and your guests will be coming back for more."

-Mary Jenny

Cucumber & Caramelized Onion Salad Bites

Who knew caramelized onions would go great with cucumber? Well now you know! Run, don't walk to try these!

Seared Shrimp Tortilla Bites

“Nothing beats an appetizer that looks fancy and doesn't require a whole lot of work! You can substitute mango for pineapple or frozen mango!”

-Mary Jenny

Panko Fried Oysters for Two

"This is an awesome recipe. Won't make them any other way. You will not be disappointed!"

-Terri M.

Roast Beef Horseradish Spirals

"So easy and always a huge hit each time I make them! Thanks for this recipe!"


Mozzarella Sticks

“These are a hit with all the family! I bake mine in the oven instead of frying, and find they are just as good!”

-jos girl

Caramelized Tomato & Courvoisier Canapes

“Spicy black pepper crisps made with a touch of Courvoiser are the perfect base for a rich caramelized tomato, almond and herb compote. There is also a twist of dark raisins steeped in Cognac!”


Deviled Eggs With Candied Bacon

Kelsey Nixon's version of deviled eggs has us feeling some type of way. The candied bacon adds that sweet yet fatty flavor that we just cannot resist!

Pistachio-Goat Cheese Bites

“I tried these as an addition to our family's traditional New Year's Eve menu, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them! Needless to say, they're not going to be only for New Year's Eve anymore!”


Gluten-Free Carrot Bites

"These tasty carrot bites are nice to keep in the refrigerator for when you want a quick bite of something sweet, or need a little pick-me-up between meals or after a workout!"


Buffalo Tofu Bites

“I really like this recipe because of all the whole grains and seeds that were incorporated into the breading mixture, and the fact that they were baked instead of fried!"

-Kozmic Blues

Deli Melt Bites

"Loved these! I used turkey and swiss as my meat and cheese. It would be really good with pretty much any combination!"


BLT Bites

"I brought this to a potluck and everyone loved it! I put the stuffing into a zipper bag, cut off the corner and used that to fill the tomatoes. Worked like a charm!"


Quickie Goat Cheese & Pecan Bites

"These are make-ahead and filled with flavor. Get these done, refrigerate and just pull them out a little before serving. That’s my idea of a great thing to have on hand for any time, however big or small!"

-Fisher Nuts

Pecan & Blue Cheese Bites

"Serve on a rocket, peach and red onion salad with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Bliss!"

-Missy Wombat

Ham & Parmesan Puff Bites

“I had so much fun making these. They were easy, quick, and delicious. After cutting out the puff pastry circles, I sprinkled seasoned salt on the remaining pastry scraps and cooked them alongside the puff bites!”