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Bella Italia: 23 Stellar Italian Appetizers to Wow Your Guests

AUGUST 01, 2023
ITALIAN
APPETIZERS
Bella Italia: 23 Stellar Italian Appetizers to Wow Your Guests
When the warm and inviting presence of Italy intermingles with the light and jovial charm of appetizers, what does one get? An aperitivo, my dear friend, that's as enchanting as the balmy Tuscan sunsets themselves. Dive in and revel in the taste adventure that awaits you in our divine collection of 23 Italian appetizer recipes. Simplicity is at the heart of the Italian cuisine, a humble creed that sings through its zesty, garden-fresh tomatoes, the rich, ripe olives and that rustic, golden crust of an authentic focaccia. We're talking antipasti, meatballs, and crostinis that speak to your senses in the only language that your taste buds truly understand: the tongue-tingling enchantment of delectable flavors. But worry not if the kitchen isn’t your preferred battleground, because the beauty of these offerings, much like Italian cooking, lies in their minimalism. This compendium is made for amateur kitchen explorers and culinary maestros alike. So, whether you're preparing for a cozy family get-together or an extensive dinner party, these recipes will undoubtedly lend an elegant nonchalance worthy of an Italian dinner table. Delight in the celebratory notes of a Prosecco and Peach Jelly, lose yourself in the comforting embrace of a Creamy Risotto Ball, or mollify a gnawing crave with a bite of Classic Tomato Bruschetta. Indeed, our carefully curated Italian aperitivo well and truly understands your flavor-infused yearnings. So, let's don an apron, wield a spatula and make magic—I assure you, your guests will be coming back for more.
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Easy & Flavorful Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Bites

These Easy & Flavorful Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Bites are the perfect appetizer or side dish for a savory and cheesy delight. With a simple no-knead dough and a delicious garlic parmesan coating, this recipe is perfect for satisfying those crispy, garlicky cravings in no time!
4
35 min
TOTAL TIME
218
CALORIES
$0.34
PER SERVING
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Easy & Flavorful Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Bites
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Rustic Tomato and Ricotta Tart

This Rustic Tomato and Ricotta Tart recipe combines the delectable flavors of rich tomato and creamy cheese, encased in a flaky and buttery crust. This versatile and easy-to-make savory treat is perfect for brunch, lunch, or a light dinner.
4
40 min
TOTAL TIME
481
CALORIES
$1.39
PER SERVING
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Rustic Tomato and Ricotta Tart
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Creamy Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Dip

This Creamy Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Dip will be a hit at your next game day gathering, movie night, or served as a scrumptious appetizer! The homemade Alfredo sauce gets a cheesy upgrade, and it's perfect for dipping crusty bread or crunchy veggies.
3
35 min
TOTAL TIME
527
CALORIES
$2.49
PER SERVING
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Savory Mozzarella and Garlic Skillet Bread

Satisfy your cravings with this delicious and simple Savory Mozzarella and Garlic Skillet Bread. Packed with rich garlic flavor and gooey cheese, it's the perfect dish to serve as an appetizer or a flavorful bread alternative. It's easy to make and keto-friendly!
4
19 min
TOTAL TIME
317
CALORIES
$0.86
PER SERVING
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Grilled Zucchini Rollups Stuffed with Lemon-Basil Ricotta and Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Light and tasty grilled zucchini rollups stuffed with lemon-basil ricotta and slow roasted tomatoes that just scream summer!
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68
20 min
TOTAL TIME
119
CALORIES
$0.45
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Jammy Tomato Ricotta Tart

Jammy Tomato Ricotta Tart filled with creamy ricotta and parmesan filling.  Topped with cherry tomatoes sauteed in a balsamic honey glaze until nice and jammy in texture.
2
1
50 min
TOTAL TIME
591
CALORIES
$1.41
PER SERVING
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Vegan Mini Mozzarella Cheese Balls

Learn how to make easy vegan mini mozzarella cheese balls with just 4-ingredients in this simple step-by-step recipe! It's an amazing dairy-free mozzarella recipe that is soft, creamy, melty and tastes like real cheese! Serve it on top of pizza, pasta, burgers, nachos, toast, bread or use it for any...
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Antipasto Platter

We entertain often, and antipasto is one of our favorite crowd-pleasers. Guests love having their choice of so many delicious nibbles, including pepperoni and cubes of provolone. —Teri Lindquist, Gurnee, Illinois
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170
10 min
TOTAL TIME
236
CALORIES
$1.01
PER SERVING
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Easy Healthy Avocado Bruschetta

Full of fibre and protein, my easy healthy avocado bruschetta is a delicious way to use up stale bread, and makes for a great breakfast, lunch, or supper. If you have time to make toast, you have time to make this; it's super-quick, and you can prepare the toppings while the toast is cooking.
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818
10 min
TOTAL TIME
258
CALORIES
$1.46
PER SERVING
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Easy Healthy Avocado Bruschetta
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Copycat Carrabba's Bread Dip Spices

Get the special blend of spices to make Carrabba's Olive Oil Bread Dip at home! I bet you already have everything you need in the pantry for this Italian bread dipping oil.
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5 min
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88
CALORIES
$0.56
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Garlic Roasted Tomato Flatbread

Garlic Roasted Tomato and Spinach Flatbread is crispy, smothered in cheese with sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and spinach.
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1 hr 20 min
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419
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$2.19
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Deep fried lasagna rolls

These deep-fried lasagna rolls are perfect for dinner, as party food or to serve any time you have a craving for a decadent and flavorful pasta dish.
2
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
874
CALORIES
$2.38
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Sizzling Summer Chicken Bruschetta

Embrace the summer with this mouth-watering Grilled Chicken Bruschetta! Juicy chicken is impeccably paired with a vibrant topping of sweet cherry tomatoes, aromatic basil, crunchy red onions, tangy balsamic vinegar, and creamy mozzarella. Serve this atop a slice of toasted rustic bread, and you've g...
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28 min
TOTAL TIME
512
CALORIES
$2.79
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Garlic-Thyme Mushroom Bruschetta

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15 min
TOTAL TIME
309
CALORIES
$1.35
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Easy Garlic Bread Bruschetta Recipe

This Easy Garlic Bread Bruschetta Recipe combines two amazing Italian appetizers! Toasty garlic bread topped with a flavorful balsamic tomato salad.
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2,009
10
20 min
TOTAL TIME
288
CALORIES
$1.03
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