Whether you're a dedicated movie buff, or even if you could care less about the Academy Awards, Oscar-night parties the perfect excuse to gather with friends, entertain, and try out new recipes.
Need a little inspiration? Look no further for the following appetizers, which are all fancy enough for a ritzy gala or a quiet night in front of the TV. With these unique appetizers, the food just might be the biggest winner at your Oscars party:
Pomegranate Goat Cheese Crostini
It's creamy, crunchy, colorful and chic: These goat cheese crostini from Danielle at The Creative Bite will be the talk of the party, at least until they're gone. With a total prep time of only 20 minutes and just 5 ingredients, this sweet and savory recipe is as easy on your time as it is your taste buds.
Avocado Devilled Eggs
This dish might win an award just on presentation. Using avocado, Stacey at This Lil Piglet transforms the traditional devilled egg into an artfully modern appetizer.
Butternut Squash Chicken Flatbread
This hearty flatbread may actually qualify as a full-blown pizza. Packing four of the major food groups into one delicious platter, Krista of Joyful Healthy Eats helps you serve far more than an appetizer. See how it's made here.
Beef Steak Bites
A little steak goes a long way when you serve them in bite-size cubes. Serve up this recipe from Pat and Dahn at Savor the Best, and give your friends a touch of fine-dining at a fraction of the cost.
Prosciutto Wrapped Pears With Baked Brie
Prosciutto-wrapped pears are decadent in their own right, but Keri from Fashionable Foods adds depth of flavor with rich brie. It's a sophisticated, tasty twist your guests will appreciate on Hollywood's biggest night. Try the recipe here.