Guy's Best Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers

When it comes to party food, Guy Fieri knows how to put together a spread that people will want to reach for. Chicken wings, nachos, small bites — there's something for everyone.

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Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings with Pickled Red Chiles, Dates and Fresh Mint

Guy takes you on a flavor roller coaster with these wings, made with sweet dates, spicy chiles and tangy shallots. He grills the wings for smokiness, while the addition of mint adds freshness.

Get the Recipe: Smoky Grilled Chicken Wings with Pickled Red Chiles, Dates and Fresh Mint

Beer-Battered Mushrooms with Garlic Aioli

When you think of fried mushrooms, you typically picture the button kind. Guy's recipe calls for slices of meaty portobellos, which are dipped in a spicy beer batter.

Get the Recipe: Beer-Battered Mushrooms with Garlic Aioli

Fried Provolone with Italian Salsa

Cheese is enjoyable on its own, but once fried it transforms into a crunchy and gooey delight. Guy tops his fried provolone rounds with a fresh Italian salsa.

Get the Recipe: Fried Provolone with Italian Salsa

Guy-talian Nachos

Guy builds his Italian-inspired nachos in layers like a lasagna. His wonton chips are the base, followed by the crumbled beef and turkey mixture, mozzarella cheese and peppery salsa. Repeat, then drizzle with his rich sour-cream-and-ricotta mixture.

Get the Recipe: Guy-talian Nachos

French Onion Dip

Whip up Guy's version of French onion dip instead of buying a premade jar. He caramelizes onions, shallots and garlic, then combines the onion mixture with mayo and sour cream. Enjoy this dip on game day with lots of chips.

Get the Recipe: French Onion Dip

Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

Ditch tortillas and opt for green crisp lettuce to house tasty umami-packed chunks of chicken coated in toasted sesame seeds.

Get the Recipe: Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

Pigs in Spicy Blankets

Guy's from-scratch pig-in-a-blanket recipe is a notch up from the frozen crescent-roll version. Pork is spiced with coriander, fennel and caraway to make the mini sausages that are then wrapped in dough with mozzarella cheese baked right in.

Get the Recipe: Pigs in Spicy Blankets

Grilled Oysters Rockefeller with Baby Spinach Bacon Fondue

Pop a few oysters open and top them with Guy's roux-based cheesy bacon and spinach fondue. It wouldn't be a Guy recipe if it didn't include some bacon.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Oysters Rockefeller with Baby Spinach Bacon Fondue

Lobster Hushpuppies with Horseradish Cream

Upgrade this fun carnival treat with flaky chunks of lobster in a buttermilk-cornmeal batter. Once the hushpuppies are fried and golden, Guy serves them with a tangy horseradish cream dip.

Get the Recipe: Lobster Hushpuppies with Horseradish Cream

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Guy marries his love for pork and heat to make these salty-and-spicy bacon-wrapped shrimp. He doesn't hold back on the spices, seasoning the barbecue sauce with chipotles, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper.

Get the Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Artichoke Spinach Dip with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Guy's addition of pesto sauce and roasted red peppers gives this artichoke spinach dip a major flavor boost. Easily mix the ingredients in a baking dish, then bake and serve right in the pan.

Get the Recipe: Artichoke Spinach Dip with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Tequila-Lime Wings

Get your hands sticky with Guy's boozy, sweet-and-savory wings. He bakes them until they're tender inside, then finishes them on the grill for a charred exterior. Drizzle the tequila-lime marinade over the wings right before diving into a saucy nirvana.

Get the Recipe: Guy Fieri's Tequila-Lime Wings

Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls

Egg rolls aren't that difficult to make when you have store-bought wrappers. Guy's version takes on a SoCal identity with the addition of avocado.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls

Italian Stuffed Jalapenos

Guy fills jalapeno halves with Italian ingredients like sausage, Parmesan and mozzarella. You'll want to broil these just until the cheeses turn gooey.

Get the Recipe: Italian Stuffed Jalapenos

Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders with Spicy Honey Dijon Sauce

This recipe not only makes a great party app, but it's also perfect for a kid's lunch. Hard sourdough pretzels make for a crunchy exterior. And the dipping sauce is easy to put together with pantry staples.

Get the Recipe: Awesome Pretzel Chicken Tenders with Spicy Honey Dijon Sauce

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

This recipe couldn't be any easier: Assemble the ingredients and mix them in a food processor. It's perfect for a quick party snack.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

Rajun Cajun Onion Rings

Up your onion ring game with this Cajun-spiced version that will have your taste buds tingling.

Get the Recipe: Rajun' Cajun Onion Rings

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