Some things immediately make any party feel more special: white tablecloths, fresh flowers, hand-written place cards, and tiny, flavorful hors d'oeuvres.
We’ll let Martha help you with the decor, but we call dibs on your appetizer menu—especially if you want to keep things easy.
You can whip up any of these 11 inspired cracker toppings in a few minutes, even though they look and taste gourmet. Stack any of these combinations atop Simple Mills Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers, or set out all the ingredients on a charcuterie platter and let your guests make their own. Simple, salty, and slightly nutty, these gluten-free crackers are the perfect blank slate for all kinds of different flavor combinations. Happy entertaining!
Fig spread, prosciutto, and gorgonzola
Between the sweetness of the preserves, the saltiness of the cured ham, and the sharpness of the cheese, this one is all about contrasting flavors.
Pesto, mozzarella, and tomato
For a caprese-inspired snack, layer a dollop of pesto, fresh mozzarella, and halved cherry tomato.
Brie and green apple
Rich brie balances out a tart and crunchy Granny Smith apple slice.
Sliced avocado and bacon
Dairy-free eaters won’t miss the cheese here—creamy avocado and crispy bacon more than make up for it.
Smashed avocado, mozzarella, and crushed red pepper
This trio of smooth and spicy flavors work unexpectedly well together.
Sliced hard-boiled egg, mayonnaise, and tarragon
Think of this as a deconstructed deviled egg. If you have time, mix chopped fresh tarragon into the mayo (about 2 tablespoons per cup of mayo) before spreading it on the cracker.
Ricotta, sliced grapes, and rosemary
Here we go again with that sweet-salty thing: a generous dollop of creamy ricotta bridges the gap between earthy rosemary and tart purple grapes.
Hummus and kalamata olives
Even a tiny serving of this classic Mediterranean pairing tastes just vibrant.
Guacamole, sliced red jalapeno, and cilantro
Though tortilla chips are the traditional choice, crackers make a sturdier vessel for chunky guacamole. Stack the jalapenos and cilantro high, and top it off with a little cheese for a mini all-in-one nacho.
Cranberry sauce, sliced turkey, and sage
This hors d’oeuvre is perfect at a holiday party or any time you’re feeling nostalgic for Thanksgiving.
Smoked salmon and herbed cream cheese or goat cheese
Essentially lox and schmear, on a cracker—what’s not to like?
Photo credit: Alicia Cho