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10 fuss-free baby shower appetizers

What makes a successful baby shower? A delicious selection of small bites and snack foods. Your work is done with these easy baby shower appetizers.

By Amy Valm

10 fuss-free baby shower appetizers

Photo: Roberto Caruso

No-fuss baby shower appetizers

Spring Salad in a Jar

Salad in a jar is a great addition to your baby shower spread because of its portability. Guests can mingle and eat with ease. Shrimp ain’t your thing? Try chicken instead. Get the recipe: Spring Salad in a Jar

pregnant woman holding mason jar filled with red quinoa, shrimp, cherry tomatoes and spring mixPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Baby Potato Bites

These yummy bite-sized morsels look fancy and dainty, but they’re actually easy to make and deliver big flavour. The potato base supports a generous dollop of sour cream and flaked hot-smoked salmon. Get the recipe: Baby Potato Bites

plate of smoked salmon appetizersPhoto: Roberto Caruso

French Onion Pan Quiche

A savory mix of egg, red onions and Gruyere is baked into a buttery crust. Super-classy entrée alert. Get the recipe: French Onion Pan Quiche

china plate with square of crusted quichePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Crispy Oven-Baked Wings

Psst, lean in, this is how to get perfectly crisp wings every time: baking powder. We’ve even got three sauces to impress your guests. Get the recipe: Crispy Oven-Baked Wings

man eating chicken wings with various saucesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cashew Hummus

What’s a party without hummus? Cut those veggies, rip that naan and get ready for a good time. Get the recipe: Cashew Hummus

bowl of hummus with cucumber and crackers

Creamy Macaroni Salad

Classic macaroni salad has been a staple on the potluck circuit for a real long time. Our version is a slight update on the original, with a blend of mayo, yogurt and a hit of Dijon for bite. Now you want a bite, don’t you? Get the recipe: Creamy Macaroni Salad

three dixie cups filled with macaroni salad on a picnic blanketPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Green Bean Oven Fries with Sweet Potato Dip

In case you didn’t know, veggie fries are the new thing. Panko-coated green beans taste extra good when swirled in a Greek yogurt-based sweet potato dip. Get the recipe: Green Bean Oven Fries with Sweet Potato Dip

plate of breaded green beans and creamy sweet potato dipPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Kale, Carrot and Feta Salad

Here’s what’s happening: shredded zucchini and carrot are hanging out with chopped kale, dried cranberries and salty crumbled feta. This will be the star of your table, promise. Get the recipe: Kale, Carrot and Feta Salad

ramekin of shredded kale, carrots, zucchini and crumbled fetaPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Sweet Chili Chicken Sticks

These sweet little skewers are the perfect size for snacking and offer just a hint of heat. Get the recipe: Sweet Chili Chicken Sticks

three skewers with chicken, asparagus and cherry tomatoesPhoto: Erik Putz

Devilled Eggs

These aren’t your grandma’s devilled eggs. Creamy Greek yogurt and Asian chili sauce give this party standard a fun twist. Get the recipe: Devilled Eggs

tray of devilled eggs on a picnic blanket

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This article was originally published on May 29, 2015