Need some hors d'oeuvres ideas, please?

I've got a party to go to in a couple of weeks. The theme is hors d'oeuvres, so everyone is to bring something different. I don't want to do the typical fruit & cheese platter, so if there are any good ideas out there.

I've looked online and YES there are TONS of sites with recipes, but I would like to get something that people have actually successfully served.

One thought I had was to make pumpkin bread and cut it into 1" x 1" squares....

Anyone have anything else?? Thanks!!

15 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Horsd'oeuvres, just a fancy name for finger food. I usually just get different types of crackers, like Ritz or Triscuit, and Keebler has a cracker that is very good too.

    Then add cream cheese with black or green olives, tricuit has a recipe that has cheddar baked on the cracker in the oven but I think cold works the best you don't 'have to worry about them. Celery and carrot sticks or mushrooms and a pot of bubbling cheese fondue is good too.

  • Rli R
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Is your party a Halloween party? If so, you could make either this 7-layer dip or this Taco Pie. The Taco pie is prepared in a pizza pan and is orange in color so with strategically placed black olives you could make eyes, nose and a mouth for a pumpkin. The mouth could even be green bell peppers. Here are the recipes:

    7-Layer Dip

    1st layer - 1 can Jalipeno bean dip

    2nd layer - 2 avocadoes mashed with lemon juice

    3rd layer - Combine 2 T sour cream, 3 T mayonnaise and 1/2 pkg Taco mix

    4th layer - 1 cup each of cheddar and jack cheese

    5th layer - 3 Roma tomatoes - diced

    6th layer - 3 green onions chopped fine

    7th layer - 1 can chopped ripe olives


    1 large can refried beans

    1 1/2 lbs ground beef

    1 small can diced green chilies

    1 pkg shredded cheddar cheese (2 cup)

    2/3 c taco sauce

    1 pkg Taco seasoning

    Line pan bottom with refried beans. Cook ground beef until no longer pink - drain. Add the package of taco seasoning and mix well. Spread over beans. Spread chilies over ground beef. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the chilies. Pour the Taco sauce over the cheese. Cook in a 400º oven for 20 minutes. (I generally add dollops of sour cream to the top when I don't make it into a face). Serve with Tortilla chips.

  • Rob R
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    jar of artichoke hearts drained and chopped with 1 cup mayonaise and 1 cup grated parmesan cheese. Mix together and pour into shallow baking dish. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes, until browned and bubbly. Serve with pieces of french bread... yummo!

    Make mini reubens:

    1 pound corned beef and 1/4 pound swiss from the deli, small can of saurkraut and 1-1/2 cups1000 island dressing.

    Cut meat and cheese into small pieces

    drain saurkraut and chop up small

    Mix all ingredients and place a dollop of the mixture on pieces of party rye bread. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes until bubbly and enjoy.

    Take bagels, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese to make mini pizzas

    Bye an assortment of mini eggrolls and serve with duck sauce on the side

    All these work well and taste great! Hope this helps

  • 1 decade ago

    Potted Shrimps or Prawns recipe


    7/8 cup (200 g) 7 oz unsalted butter

    400 g cooked, peeled shrimps or prawns

    1/4 tsp ground white pepper

    1/4 tsp ground mace

    1/4 tsp ground cloves

    melted clarified butter


    1. Melt the butter in a pan and heat the shellfish very gently, without boiling, with the pepper, mace and cloves.

    2. Turn into small pots with a little of the butter.

    3. Leave the remaining butter until the residue has settled, then pour the butter over the shellfish. Chill.

    4. When firm, cover with clarified butter.

    5. Store in a refrigerator for not more than 48 hours before use.

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  • 1 decade ago

    How about a bread bowl with dip? I like the Knorrs spinach dip. For the bowl I use a round loaf, any type of bread. For dipping, I cut up a loaf of rye or pumpernickel.

    Another easy one is chili dip. In a pie plate layer an 8 oz pkg of cream cheese, a can of chili, shredded cheddar. Bake until the cheese is totally melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

    These are simple recipes that are always a big hit, enjoy!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    * Pepperoni (or Sausage, or Cheese) Bread

    1 lb pizza dough

    1/4 lb sliced pepperoni or cooked, crumbled sausage

    2 c. shredded mozzarella

    parmesan cheese

    Italian seasoning

    Preheat oven to 375. Roll out the dough in flour. Cover with pepperoni or sausage (if desired), cheeses, and seasoning. Roll into a loop and rub the top with a little bit of oil. Bake 40-45 minutes and cut into 1-inch slices.

    This travels really well, but I'd give it a test-run before the party to see how much you're going to get out of it, and to get used to rolling out the dough, etc.


    * Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    - Cocktail bread or white/wheat bread cut into small shapes with cookie cutters

    - Cheeses (American, mozzarella, pepper jack...whatever floats your boat) cut into slices the size of the bread-- 2 slices per sandwich

    - Crumbled cooked bacon, if desired

    These are a big hit, but you'd have to prepare them pretty close to the time you're leaving the house. Grill in small batches in a skillet with melted butter. Drain on paper towels, then line a container with paper towels. Warm in oven before serving.

    Have fun!

  • 1 decade ago


    2/3 c. Parmesan cheese

    1 c. mayonnaise

    Garlic salt

    1 bunch diced green onions

    1 pkg. mini rye bread rounds or sliced French rolls

    Combine Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, green onions and garlic salt to taste. Spread on sliced bread. Broil until brown. Serve immediately.


    1/4 c. fine dry bread crumbs

    2 tbsp. each grated cheese and chopped parsley

    1 clove garlic, crushed

    1 tbsp. oil

    1 can (6 1/2 oz.) minced clams

    Lemon wedges

    Thin sliced French bread

    In small bowl, mix well the crumbs, cheese, parsley, garlic and oil - reserve and set aside 1 1/2 tablespoons of crumb mixture. Add clams with their juice to remaining crumb mixture. Place in 1 cup casserole or small foil pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Cook in preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Place on serving tray with lemon wedges and bread. Makes 4 servings.

  • 4 years ago

    This is really easy. 1 pkg of Velveeta cheese, 1 pkg Jimmy Dean sausage (spicy) and one pkg of rye or pumpernickel cocktail toast. Brown the sausage in a frying pan, melt the cheese in with it. Spoon the cheesy sausage mixture on to the cocktail toast and then broil it for 2-3 minutes (or until the cheesey sausage turns a light brown). This makes it crunchy and keeps the cheesy sausage from rolling off the cocktail toast. It is very good.

  • tracy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Sweet Pumpkin Dip

    4 c. powdered sugar

    2 - 8ounce packages cream cheese, softened to room temp

    1 - 30ounce can pumpkin pie filling

    2 t. cinnamon

    1 t. ground ginger

    In large bowl combine sugar and cream cheese, beat until well blended. Beat in pie filling and spices. Serve with gingersnaps.

  • 1 decade ago

    Savory deviled eggs

    12- hard-cooked eggs, peeled

    1/2 c. light mayonnaise (or regular mayonnaise)

    1 tbsp. honey mustard

    1/4 tsp. black pepper

    1/2 c. large pimiento-stuffed olives (about 8), chopped

    parsley for garnish

    1. Cut eggs in half lengthwise and spoon yolks into a bowl. Reserve whites. Mash yolks with a fork. Stir in mayonnaise, honey mustard and black pepper.

    2. Reserve 1 tbsp. of the chopped olives. Fold remaining chopped olives into yolk mixture.

    3. Fill whites with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle reserved chopped olives over the tops of the eggs. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

    Variation: Prepare filling, omitting olives. Instead, stir in 4 strips cooked, crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese.

    These make alot and are inexpensive to make. They are really delicious.

    Sausage Balls

    3 c. Bisquick

    1 pound cheddar cheese, grated

    1 pound Sausage ( I prefer Jimmy Dean Roll Sausage)

    Mix all ingredients well in large bowl. (I use my fingers) Let sit 1/2 hour. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 400' for 15 minutes or golden brown.


    1 (18 1/4 or 18 1/2 oz.) pkg. yellow

    cake mix

    1/4 c. vegetable oil

    4 eggs

    1/2 c. nuts, chopped

    1 (16 oz.) can Comstock solid pack


    1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand sweetened

    condensed milk

    1 tsp. almond extract

    1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

    1/2 tsp. salt

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Reserve 1/2 cup dry cake mix. In large bowl, combine remaining cake mix, oil and 1 egg; beat until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press firmly on bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan. In same bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour over prepared crust. Bake 50 minutes or until set, cool. Cut into bars. Garnish with nuts or as desired.

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