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30 Best Vegetarian Party Foods Of All Time

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35 best vegetarian party foods

Delicious and healthy!

Have a party coming up and in a pinch to meet everyone's dietary needs? Hosting and attending parties can be stressful, and finding a meal that won't be left on the counter without any bites out of it is something we all want to avoid.

But coming up with party food ideas doesn't need to be difficult, because you can make vegan or vegetarian food in a pinch. Just make sure you note any nut allergies. Here are 30 of our favorite vegetarian party food recipes that you and all of your friends will love.

1. Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

Every party guest loves something crispy they can pop in their mouth while mingling with everyone at the party. This party food is all that and more and won't disappoint. 

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2. Halloumi Chips

Who doesn't love anything involving cheese? Grab some Halloumi and cut it into pieces to make these yummy cheese chips that taste extremely fresh and are hot out of the oven.

3. Samosas

Indian food lovers gather round! These Samosas are packed with yummy vegetables that even your meat lover friends will enjoy.

4. Jalapeño Popper Bread

Okay, tell us what's better than carbs, cheese, and jalapeños?! This recipe is so easy and just takes a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

5. Roasted Chickpeas

Set something crunchy out during your next dinner party for your guests to snack on while they mingle. Making your own chickpeas is way more impressive than buying them at Costco, and you'll get host of the year!

6. Vegetable Pizza

This easy veggie pizza will help your guest get all of their veggies in one afternoon. This is a great recipe that you can make vegan by adding in vegan cream cheese and sprinkling vegan cheese on top as well.

7. Party Poppers

A low carb and gluten free option for your next party, these poppers only take five ingredients to take things to the next level.

8. Black Bean and Cheese Taquitos

Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner. Bring these yummy bean and cheese taquitos to share. It's way better than what you could buy at the store (and a lot fresher).

9. Vegetable Dumplings

Have you ever had homemade gyoza? Well, go grab yourself some veggie wrappers and veggies because your mind is about to be blown. The filling is quite simple and you can use any type of vegetable you want such as mushroom, cabbage, onion, and garlic.

10. Bruschetta

Bruschetta is a great menu item for a small gathering at home or a large-scale party at a venue. You can create this recipe from items you may already have on-hand in your kitchen, or Trader Joe's sells an amazing pre-made bruschetta to cut back on time.

12. Chip and Guacamole Bites

Okay, this is genius! Cut back on the potential double-dipping and correct guac-to-chip ratio with this idea that's really ahead of its time.

13. Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Sub chicken for some cauliflower to make your dip not only healthier but a vegetarian option for your guests. If you already have a favorite buffalo recipe, you can even work cauliflower into that as well.

14. Greek Pasta Salad

An amazing dish and you probably already have the ingredient list on hand. This recipe is perfect for hosting your own party or taking on-the-go to your friends!

15. Seven Layer Dip

A party favorite! This dish is so versatile and fun. Have picky eaters at your next gathering? Take off the garnishes and just do a three layer dip. You can also kick this dip up a notch and do individual cups as well so guests can walk around with the best dish of the night.

16. Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Have a pot luck in your future? This delicious-looking spread can be a great addition to any sandwich, wrap, or even by itself. It takes just five minutes to prepare and you'll be out the door.

17. Black Bean Salad

Bring a healthy option in tow with you to your friend's house with this yummy black bean salad. The best part is, you can toss in whatever ingredients you'd like to make this dish your own.

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18. Avocado Egg Rolls

And you thought you could only get your hands on these at The Cheesecake Factory?! Think again! You'll be the talk of the town once you master this coveted recipe.

19. Cheese & Snack Board

Such a simple concept that can sometimes be overlooked. You can do just a simple meat and cheese board, or kick it up a notch and do a full layout of different cheeses and thin meats to impress all of your guests.

20. White Bean Beer Cheese

A yummy vegan option for your guests to nibble on all night long. Mastering this may take a couple of runs, but once you get it down you can make this your own. It does require the soaking and blending of nuts to help get it down to its desired consistency.

21. Mexican Corn Dip

This Mexican corn dip will be the highlight of any party. Don't worry about detassling corn for dozens of party guests, just throw it all into a skillet for an easy and on-the-go dip.

22. Toasted Ravioli

Everyone loves ravioli but have you ever had toasted ravioli?! Well, get ready. This is a great appetizer for guests to snack on before dinner or could be added to your bar cart or bruschetta bar.

23. Baked Potato Bar

Build-your-own anything is a terrific idea if you're playing host because you can please your vegetarian, vegan, and meat-eater friends all at once. There is really nothing that isn't good on a baked potato. Add in some chili! Some onions! Don't stop until you're full!

24. Jalapeño Crescent Rolls

Okay, how have we never thought of this? This cheap and easy recipe is literal genius. Just buy a box of crescent rolls and mix up cream cheese, cheese, and jalapeño. This is bound to be amazing.

25. Cucumber Sandwiches

Put something light and refreshing on your table for guests to nibble on during your next dinner party or afternoon tea. This recipe is really simple and just takes a few ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.

26. BBQ Jackfruit Sliders

Jackfruit is a great vegetarian option for anything you're wanting to have a smokey pork flavor. Once jackfruit is cooked it tastes just like pork would. You can cook it in the skillet, and once heated, the jackfruit will shread easily. Otherwise, if you have a pressure cooker it just takes four minutes for the jackfruit to soften and can easily be pulled apart for sandwiches or tacos.

27. Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers

So you have your everyday mozzarella, basil, and tomato skewer, but what about mixing it up a little? The colors of this healthy snack is vibrant and beautiful and we bet they taste as good as they look.

28. Cheddar Ranch Bean Dip

It's really not a party without bean dip. Spice up your bean dip with cheddar, ranch, and some sour cream.

29. Easy Pineapple Salsa

Presnetation is key here. Nothing in this recipe will go to waste with the key placement of the pineapple as a bowl. The best part is that clean up will be easy and you can just toss it in the trash when dinner is over.

30. Mexican Pinwheels

You can't have a party without pinwheels, but why not make them vegertarian? You can make this recipe a variety of different ways, choose your own veggies, or use a spinach tortilla. The world is your oyster.

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Shelby Slaughter's lifestyle writing has been featured on Martha Stewart, HelloGiggles, Byride, and more. She has a zest for storytelling and sharing news with the world. 

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