It's not a party without stacks of snacks and party food for munching. From flaky sausage rolls to miso caramel chicken wings, these easy recipes will help you create satisfying platters to impress your guests.


We've got no-cook finger food, including our tear-and-share feta flatbreads, as well as a tropical rocky road to round off your meal. So grab the tortilla chips, dips and your biggest party platters, invite a few friends over and get grazing.

Hungry for more? Discover our favourite finger food recipes, including budget options. We've also got lots of delicious buffet and canapé ideas, as well as veggie buffet and vegetarian canapé recipes. For your plant-based friends, get inspired with our vegan party ideas.

1. Hot wings

Glazed chicken hot wings with dips on the side

Hot wings are always popular, and make a great help-yourself bite. Our wings are roasted to perfection to give them a slight crunch, and glazed with a moreish soy and sriracha mix. Not a fan of spice? Try our sweet and savoury honey-glazed wings – they take just 10 minutes to prep in advance. Complete your plate with our mini sausage rolls wrapped in crisp puff pastry.

2. Sticky duck sliders

Duck sliders on a white serving plate with cucumber on the side

Soft mini bread rolls stuffed with crispy duck make ideal party food. Our sticky duck sliders look impressive but take just 15 minutes to make. Serve with crunchy cucumber slices and extra hoisin sauce and watch them disappear in a flash.

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If you have some leftover hoisin sauce, put it to good use and make our easy sticky hoisin sausages. Want something a little more substantial? Put together these smoky chicken skewers with a smoked garlic mayo dip.

Check out our sharing collection for more dig-in snacks everyone will love.

3. Cheese & bacon turnovers

Cheese & bacon turnovers on a baking tray

These flavourful pastries make clever use of ready-made puff pastry. Roll them up with soft cheese spiked with black pepper and Dijon mustard, plus cheddar and smoked bacon for a bite of savoury goodness. Try more tempting soft cheese recipes.

4. Air-fryer cauliflower popcorn

A selection of air-fryer cauliflower popcorn with soured cream & herb dressing

These cauli bites are just waiting to be dunked into the creamy sour cream and chive dip – which can be made up to 24 hours ahead. Use your air-fryer to make them even speedier, or cook in the oven until golden and crisp. Try more vegetarian air-fryer recipes to get the most out of your gadget.

5. Mac and cheese sliders

Small mac and cheese sliders together on a table

These mac and cheese sliders are the ultimate indulgence. Think crispy slices of your favourite pasta bake in fluffy bread rolls with a little barbecue sauce – they taste as good as they sound.

6. Cauliflower croquettes

A small plate of croquettes with a glass of sparkling wine on the side

Upgrade another classic comfort food with our golden cauliflower croquettes. These deep-fried nuggets are seriously addictive.

Impress with even more imaginative veggie party recipes from our ultimate collection.

7. Tear-and-share feta flatbreads

Flatbreads with cheese and antipasti vegetables on them

These homemade flatbreads bring together classic antipasti flavours for a next-level nibble. Toppings including feta, onion and ham on a base of red onion marmalade make this an instant win.

8. Garlic bread nachos

Garlic bread nachos

Our garlic bread nachos are an easy mash-up that use ready-made baguettes and a little creativity. Serve with guacamole and sour cream – plus plenty of napkins.

And, if you're up for a spot of baking, no one will turn down a slice of cheesy garlic bread.

9. Tomato bruschetta

Tomato bruschettas on tray

Keep it classic with fresh tomatoes, garlic and basil on crusty bread in this crowd-pleasing starter. Fancy something new? Give slow-roast tomato, ricotta & prosciutto bruschetta a go, or how about burrata bruschetta, lemony prawn bruschettas, simple crab bruschetta or tomato & 'nduja bruschetta?

10. Tropical rocky road

Someone holding a tin of rocky road pieces

Traybakes are ideal for sharing. Take your tastebuds on holiday with our tropical rocky road, with chunks of pineapple and mango (or whatever dried fruit, nuts or biscuits you have to hand). Just chill your tray at least two hours before serving, then slice into squares and enjoy.

Want more ideas for speedy sweets? Take a look at our quick dessert recipe collection.

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