Whether you’re hosting a party or cooking for your family, finger food options are always a popular choice. They’re easy to share between large groups of people, and can be enjoyed just about anywhere, from cocktail parties to picnics. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite finger food recipes that we think you’ll love—no cutlery required.
Fish croquettes are like a savory cross between a pancake and a crab cake, and this Fish Croquettes recipe from Chipotle Potato is super simple. It has only seven ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to prepare, making it an excellent dish for those last-minute potlucks.
Maine Lobster Rolls
Add a little New England flair to your next meal with this Maine Lobster Roll recipe from Food and Wine. Toss pieces of lobster in mayonnaise along with diced celery and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Then, tuck the mixture into a buttery, toasted New England-style hot dog bun.
Black Bean Tilapia Nachos
Love nachos? Us, too. They’re one of the best finger food dishes for sharing, and they’re easy to make at home. Take this Black Bean Tilapia Nachos recipe from Regal Springs. All you have to do is layer some corn, jalapeños, onion, tomato and cheese on top of a plate of nacho chips and bake for 8–10 minutes. Sauté a few Tilapia fillets in lime juice and seasonings while the nachos are baking. Then remove the nachos from the oven, top with the Tilapia and enjoy!
Finger Lickin’ Good Shrimp
These Finger Lickin’ Good Shrimp from Taste of Home may only have five ingredients, but they’re big on flavor. Jumbo shrimp are marinated in a zesty mixture of orange juice and Italian dressing before being wrapped in bacon and grilled over medium heat. The picky eaters in your family will love the familiar ingredients in this dish, and the elegant presentation will be sure to impress your foodie friends.
Crunchy Fish Dippers
This 3-ingredient Crunchy Fish Dippers recipe from Kraft is a tasty, healthy alternative to the fried fish sticks you often find in the frozen food aisle. All you have to do is dredge Tilapia strips into a whisked egg, coat them with your favorite honey-flavored oat and multigrain cereal and then bake for 25 minutes. The cereal gives the fish a slightly sweet crunch that tastes especially delicious when dipped in tartar sauce, ketchup or barbecue sauce.
Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas
This Tilapia and Red Pepper Fajitas recipe from Canadian Living is made from a spicy medley of flaked Tilapia, black beans, bell peppers and corn wrapped in a warm flour tortilla. This dish doesn’t require the use of an oven, so it’s perfect for those hot days when you just can’t stand to add any more heat to the house. If you want to change things up with crispier tortillas, try making these Chili-Lime Tilapia Tostadas from Regal Springs.
These finger foods are sure to be a hit with your party guests and family members, and you’ll love how they cut down on dishes (no need to use all that cutlery!). For more finger food recipes, check out these five twists on fish tacos.