While entrees tend to get the bulk of the attention, having a great appetizer menu can entice diners during happy hour and beyond. If your menu could use a revamp, it may be time to check out some of the best appetizer recipes from our beloved food vendors.
While spinach and artichoke dip can feel a bit overdone, taking this classic appetizer recipe and adding canned Alaskan salmon can bring the dish to a whole new level. Plus, you can pair this savory dip with salty crackers, fresh baguette, or other fun dippers for a great shareable happy hour appetizer.
When it comes to the best appetizer recipes to try at your restaurant, it’s hard to beat the appeal of these soft pretzel knots with queso. They’re inexpensive to make, they travel well for delivery and takeout, and they pair great with a beer, which can help raise your average order size. Plus, they’re shareable, which secures them as one the best happy hour appetizers to serve at your restaurant.
As far as food trends go, more and more people are looking for healthy menu options at restaurants. That’s why we love this stuffed tomato appetizer from Rose Packing, which is perfect for people looking to skip the fried food in favor of something on the healthier side.
Looking for easy appetizers that double as crowd-pleasers? You’ll love this recipe for spicy honey chicken fries that expertly pairs the sweetness of honey with a nice kick of spice. Not only are they easy to make, but they’ll travel well for any diners ordering takeout or delivery.
If your restaurant isn’t taking advantage of the Totchos craze, you’re missing out on one of the best happy hour appetizers for your restaurant. This totchos recipe combines tater tots, brisket, cheese, onions, jalapenos, and cilantro with Don Pancho’s delicious Cilantro Lime Crema for an appetizer that will keep your diners coming back for more. It’s also the perfect addition to any takeout tailgaters menu.
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