3 Ingredient Cold Appetizers – 13 Easy Cold Appetizers to Make Ahead or Last Minute For a Potluck, Party Buffet or Any Crowd

Easy Potluck Appetizers, Cold Dip Recipes for a Crowd and Fast & Easy Cold Finger Food Buffet Ideas –

Easy Cold Appetizers to Make Ahead or Last Minute - 3 ingredient cold appetizers & cold dip recipes for a crowd.  Easy potluck appetizers cold finger food buffet ideas & NO COOK cold finger food buffet ideas travel well, look elegant & are the best appetizers to bring to a party, as cold buffet party food ideas for adults or as potluck appetizer ideas for work. Need party buffet ideas on a budget? Try these cheap and quick potluck ideas! Fast easy recipes with few ingredients.

These 13 cheap and quick 3 ingredient cold appetizers are my favorite fast and easy recipes with few ingredients for any potluck, work party, cold food buffet table or any party or family gathering.

These cold buffet party food ideas for adults AND kids and are such cheap and quick ideas if you’re looking for No Cook appetizers on a budget.

These recipes below are also my favorite 3 ingredient appetizers for tailgating because they travel well, too.

You can even dress up these cold appetizers to look elegant and fancy – only YOU will know how super simple they were to make!

Easy Cold Appetizers to Make Ahead or Last Minute - 3 ingredient cold appetizers & cold dip recipes for a crowd.  Easy potluck appetizers cold finger food buffet ideas & NO COOK cold finger food buffet ideas travel well, look elegant & are the best appetizers to bring to a party, as cold buffet party food ideas for adults or as potluck appetizer ideas for work. Need party buffet ideas on a budget? Try these cheap and quick potluck ideas! Fast easy recipes with few ingredients.
Easy Cold Appetizers to Make Ahead or Last Minute - 3 ingredient cold appetizers & cold dip recipes for a crowd.  Easy potluck appetizers cold finger food buffet ideas & NO COOK cold finger food buffet ideas travel well, look elegant & are the best appetizers to bring to a party, as cold buffet party food ideas for adults or as potluck appetizer ideas for work. Need party buffet ideas on a budget? Try these cheap and quick potluck ideas! Fast easy recipes with few ingredients.

Easy Cold Appetizers to Make Ahead or Last Minute - 3 ingredient cold appetizers & cold dip recipes for a crowd.  Easy potluck appetizers cold finger food buffet ideas & NO COOK cold finger food buffet ideas travel well, look elegant & are the best appetizers to bring to a party, as cold buffet party food ideas for adults or as potluck appetizer ideas for work. Need party buffet ideas on a budget? Try these cheap and quick potluck ideas! Fast easy recipes with few ingredients.

3 Ingredient Cold Appetizer Recipes

These cold appetizer recipes below all have only 3 ingredients, are CHEAP to make are super simple and insanely good appetizers to make ahead or make last minute on those crazy, busy days.

I’ll also share some tips and tricks that I do in order to make these cold appetizers more crowd pleasing for my group AND make them even easier to make.

I have a bunch of picky eaters in my family so I adjust these cold apps to fit my hungry and PICKY crowd.

Also, since these cold appetizers travel well, I consider them the best appetizers to bring to a party, potluck etc too.

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Cold Appetizers - easy 3 ingredient cold appetizers - cucumber stuffed cherry tomatoes

There are only 3 simple ingredients in this cold appetizer: cherry tomatoes, cream cheese and mayo.

Yep that’s it!

Get the recipe here

3 Ingredient Guac Dip

3 Ingredient Cold Appetizers - easy 3 ingredient guac dip to make ahead or for a crowd

This guacamole dip doesn’t get any easier! Just mash up some avacados with some lime juice and salt. Throw in a dash or 2 of hot sauce if your crowd likes things a bit on the spicy side.

Get the recipe here

5 Minute Crab Dip

Easy Cold Appetizers - 3 ingredient cold crab dip ready in 5 minutes or make ahead for a crowd or potluck

Yep, you guessed it, only 3 ingredients and ready in only 5 minutes (or you can make it ahead of time!

It is SO good!

Get the recipe here

Salami and Cheese Bites

Cheap Appetizers for a Crowd, Potluck, Cold Buffet or for Tailgating - Slamai bites filled with cream cheese and pepperoncini peppers - cheap and easy 3 ingredient COLD appetizers

I love this super simple recipe – it’s salami bites filled with whipped cream cheese and pepperoncini peppers – SO good!

One of my all-time favorite fast and easy 3 ingredient cold finger foods for any appetizer table (we even take them tailgating!)

Get the recipe here

3 Ingredient Beer Dip

Cold Appetizers Recipes - super simple 3 ingredient cold appetizers for a crowd - easy 3 ingredient beer cheese dip

This beer dip recipe can be made with real beer, near beer, non-alcoholic beer – or no beer at all.

You can serve this dip hot, if you want, but we REALLY love it cold – it’s present at EVERY SuperBowl party in this house!

Get the recipe here

Turkey Roll Ups

Easy sold appetizers to make ahead or last minute - cheap 3 ingredient cold appetizers for a crowd like these turkey roll ups

I make these super simple turkey rolls up for all our family gatherings and parties.

Just toss the 3 ingredients together, roll them up in flour tortillas, then cut into “pin wheel” bite-sized appetizers.

You can even put some extra honey dijon dressing in a cute bowl to use as dipping sauce.

Get the recipe here

(note: the recipe actually calls for more than 3 ingredients, but I don’t put lettuce on mine)



Simple Fruit and Cheese Appetizer

Easy appetizers for a crowd - cheap and SIMPLE 3 ingredient cold appetizers to make ahead - fruit and cheese appetizer and fingerfood ideas

Cold appetizers don’t get any easier than these fruit and cheese kabobs. Plus, they look fancy dancy lol!

Get the recipe here

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Cold appetizers for a crowd - cheap 3 ingredient COLD appetizer recipes to make for a crowd - inexpensive party food and fingerfood recipes

Just 3 ingredients: sour cream, shredded cheese and bacon – it can’t get much easier than that!

Get the recipe here

(note: the recipe calls for hot sauce – which is totally optional and depends on your crowd’s tolerance of hot food lol!)

There are a LOT of easy ranch dip recipes for veggies or chips here if you want more easy cold dip recipe ideas.

Salad On a Stick

PotLuck Appetizers Cold 3 Ingredient Appetizers for a Crowd - fun and easy cold salad fingerfood or appetizer idea - salad on a stick

These are another big hit at our family potlucks.

In fact, I make them for all the wedding and baby showers I throw and as a simple super appetizer for ANY occasion.

And they look so pretty, don’t they?

Get the recipe here

Ranch Vegetable Cups

Potluck Appetizers and 3 ingredient COLD appetizers for a crowd - easy vegetable appetizer recipes for healthy fingerfood at your next party

Now, these are pretty to look at, but my crowd doesn’t care for ALL those types of cold vegetables to dip. I make these vegetable cups with pre-cut carrots and celery and toss on some cherry tomatoes. Naturally you can use any fresh vegetables that YOUR crowd likes.

TIP: on really lazy or busy days, I’ll just squirt some Hidden Valley ranch dressing in the bottom of the cups.

If you want the Dill Vegetable Dip recipe:

Get the recipe here

Pickles In A Blanket

Appetizers for a Crowd - Crowd-pleaser 3 ingredient COLD appetizers for your poyluck, Holiday party, baby or wedding shower, tailgating or Superbowl football party - pickles in a blanket recipe

Now this easy cold appetizer can be made as fancy as you want, but let me tell you MY secret for making it SUPER easy.

You know those flavored Philadelphia cream cheese flavors?

Use one of those instead of trying to work that fancy cheese the recipe calls for.

SO much easier and, in my opinion, they taste better too.

Get the recipe here

3 Ingredient Chicken Salad Dip

Cold Appetizer Ideas - easy 3 ingredient cold chicken salad dip for a crowd

I feel like I’m giving a secret here, but this chicken salad dip is THE easiest 3 ingredient cold party dip I’ve ever made.

It is SO good – and people think I actually COOKED the chicken and BOILED the eggs… haha!

What makes this such a fast and easy appetizer is that I use canned chicken breast (drained of course) and pre-boiled hard boiled eggs (yes, your local grocery store probably sells them right next to the carton of eggs).

I also toss in some sweet dill pickle relish – it gives it an extra good taste.

Set out some crackers and serve this appetizer dip COLD.

Get the recipe here

Roast Beef Bites

Make Ahead COLD Appetizers for a Crowd, Party, Potluck, Baby Shower, Tailgating or any time you want to make quick fingerfood for your co-workers, friends, and family - easy roast beef appetizer recipe

Want a cold MEAT appetizer idea? These roast beef bits are really good and they’re filling.

Plus they’re a nice addition to all the chips and dips and vegetables on the appetizer table.

Sometimes, we just need some MEAT, right?

Now, the recipe calls for some fancy bread you toast first, but I don’t do that.

I get those cute little bread squares in different flavors in the bakery area of my grocery store and put these together on that bread without toasting it.

That makes this cold fingerfood even easier to make – plus, my crowd likes them better that way.

Get the recipe here

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