A student party, with some delicious appetizers, may be all you need to recharge your batteries and head on to a new week filled with responsibilities and assignments. Being sociable is an essential part of your college life. While you may not have time to cook, our appetizers are easy and quick to make. Here are five to consider.
How to Make Delicious Appetizers for Students?
Forget all about fancy sauces and French dishes. Simple and tasty goes a long way with younger audiences. You can purchase most appetizers for relatively little money. Making these simple appetizers for the party will provide great memories. With our mouths watering, here are some great appetizer tips:
- Make sure to include a lot of carbs since you all need them,
- Complement the carbs with healthier fruits and vegetables,
- Opt for little meat (none if you will be with vegan or vegetarian friends),
- Stay away from potential allergens, such as sea foods, onion, and nuts,
- Make bites small and manageable – this will reduce the food you waste,
- Make at least one unique appetizer – crackers and a few types of cheese work perfectly here,
- Include something sweet, like a small dessert option, or for those who prefer sweet foods,
- Make sure that beverages complement the food – vodka/tequila and fruity bites do not go well together, for example.
How Much Time Do I Need?
As time is a big limiting factor for any student, you can totally forget about complex recipes that take forever to make. You can pay for research paper and use the extra time at hand to organize a small party. Services like this can take over a big load of your homework and help you push through the college year with very little stress.
Delicious Appetizers for a Student Party
So, with no further ado, here is a list of our favorite appetizers. Most of these can be made in 15 minutes or less, so in an hour, you should have at least four different servings on your table. Here are the top appetizers for a student party:
1. Beer Dip with Pretzels
Ranch dressing with a bit of beer and shredded cheese is a great choice. You can use non-alcoholic beer and any cheese you like, although you should stay away from Parmesan and Grana Padano – they pack too much flavor and may numb you to other flavors. Serve with non-alcoholic cocktails and pretzels. This dip is sure to blow you off your feet.
2. Prosciutto Roll-Ups
Prosciutto roll-ups are a welcome addition to any table. Simply spread prosciutto on a cutting board, add a bit of fruit (oranges and figs work the best), a bit of cheese spread, and roll them up. Alternatively, you can drip a bit of honey on top of the cheese if you feel like getting that extra sweet flavor. You can add orange zest as well but beware cause a little bit goes a long way.
3. Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip
Tomato and goat cheese dip is another great choice. Packed with flavor and melting in your mouth, it is best served with crackers, or pretzels. You may have to whip the goat cheese with some olive oil to make it easier to spread, but it will pay off massively. Sun-dried tomato works well for the winter and finely diced heirloom tomato is great for a lighter summer variation.
Cheap and easy to make, bruschetta is the queen of any table. Simply take some old bread, drizzle olive oil on top, add diced tomato, cheese, and olives on top. Add your favorite spices and pop it into the oven until the cheese has melted and the bread has become crispy.
5. Fruits and Cheese
Fruits and cheese are the best go-to solution available. Mix berries, figs, and nuts (make sure your friends are not allergic), place them on a board, and add several kinds of cheese. Blue cheese, coffee cheese, brie, and whipped goat cheese, with some butter, are a perfect combo. Include some olive oil and voila – you’re ready to go.
With a single hour to spare, you can make several delicious appetizers that will provide for a great party for your friends. Although you may not need to include any expensive items here, you can still make sure that you can impress everyone with your culinary skills and make them want to come back for more. As a rule of thumb, serve two appetizers for two people, adding one more for every two new people coming in. Top off with five appetizers but make sure there is enough food for everyone.