From creamy mash to crunchy skins and everything in between, these potato appetizers will make your party a huge hit!
Potatoes (and sweet potatoes) are so versatile, it doesn’t take much to transform them into scrumptious, mouthwatering dishes.
You can slice and cook them any which way and they’ll taste amazing!
They’re also filling and affordable, making them an excellent choice for making party starters that can feed a crowd.
If you’re looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place. I’m sharing 17 recipes that make the most drool-worthy potato finger foods.
Whether it’s the classic fries or the fully loaded tater tot nachos, these potato appetizers will surely knock your socks off!
Get your party started with stuffed loaded baked potatoes!
They might sound too filling for a party appetizer, but let me explain.
While they have all the same flavor and texture profiles as the hearty potato dish, they come in bite-sized form.
These miniature stuffed baked potatoes are made with thick potato slices topped with cheese, bacon, sour cream, and chives.
Whoever came up with transforming stuffed potatoes into finger food is a genius!
Here’s another version of the same appetizer as above. The difference is, the potatoes are sliced thinner, giving them a crispy base.
Also, instead of putting the sour cream on top, you’ll dunk the spuds in it. Oh, what fun!
One look at these adorable nuggets and you can already tell how good they are.
First of all, let’s take a moment to appreciate how cute these tiny spuds are!
Using baby potatoes to make individual stuffed baked potatoes is brilliant. I wish I’d thought of the idea first.
Once baked, the baby potatoes are hollowed out.
Then, their flesh is mashed with cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, bacon, and chives.
The potato filling then gets stuffed in the potatoes, completing a full, delicious cycle.
Are you the type who throws out potato skins? Before you do it again, I suggest you take a look at this recipe first.
Here, the potato skins are baked with shredded cheese and bacon crumbles.
Finish them off with a dollop of sour cream and minced chives. Let the party commence!
If you’re looking for a semi-healthy potato appetizer, the search is over. You’re staring straight at it!
These balls are mashed potatoes with garlic, chopped prosciutto, parmesan, and parsley.
The balls are then baked to make them golden and crispy on the outside.
What makes them a healthier version than traditional mashed potatoes is that the recipe doesn’t call for butter.
But don’t worry, they’re still wildly rich, creamy, and delicious. The trick is to boil the potatoes along with garlic.
If you liked the previous recipe, and don’t mind the calories, these potato balls are for you.
Here, the balls are breaded in eggs and breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried to golden perfection.
Deep-frying gives the balls an unbelievably crunchy exterior.
Together with the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth interior, they create the perfect yin and yang of textures.
Level up the classic crostini into a spud-tastic appetizer!
The concept is simple. Instead of bread, you’ll use baked thinly-sliced potatoes for the crostini base.
The toppings are up to you!
In case you need ideas, this recipe makes a cheesy and herb-flavored combination of pesto and cream cheese.
Chopped bell peppers are added on top for sweetness and crunch.
While it’s so much easier to just open a bag of chips, making potato chips at home is better.
First, it’s a lot healthier. These chips require almost no oil and have zero extenders and preservatives.
Plus, you can flavor them any way you like!
If you like experimenting with flavor combinations, making your own baked potato chips is your best option.
Hosting a party for Hanukkah? I can’t think of a better appetizer than these bite-sized potato latkes!
These golden nuggets are crunchy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside. They’re so good, you’ll pop one morsel after another.
This version is even more addictive because of the creme fraiche and applesauce sauce on top.
Having vegan friends over? Serve them these vegan deviled potatoes, and they’ll beg you for the recipe!
They look like deviled eggs, but don’t worry, there’s not a single egg cracked in the making of this dish.
Instead of eggs, this recipe uses baby potatoes.
Entertaining doesn’t have to be such a stressful event.
With these easy 2-ingredient bacon potato bites, you’ll need less time in the kitchen, giving you more time mingling with friends.
It’s simple. Just wrap bacon around baby potatoes, stick ‘em in place with toothpicks, and pop them in the oven.
The oven takes care of everything for you.
12. Potato Rolls
Make your dinner party more exciting with these delectable potato rolls!
They’re just like dinner rolls, but with an extra-special softness brought to you by potatoes.
Thanks to mashed potatoes, these rolls are unbelievably plump and pillowy.
They’re so soft and buttery that they almost melt in your mouth.
And, besides the significantly enhanced texture, the potatoes bring a touch of sweetness, to boot.
This recipe is waving at you if you like your fries salty and savory but with a touch of sweetness.
These sweet potato fries aren’t just more flavorful than regular fries, but are healthier, too!
The trick is to bake the spuds, not deep-fry them.
Don’t worry, they’ll turn out just as nice and crispy as deep-fried fries, but without all that grease.
They’re healthier and just as delicious. It’s a win-win!
They’re just like nachos, but instead of nacho chips, you’ll find tater tots at the base.
Isn’t it wonderful? Just thinking about these nachos is already making me drool!
The use of the crispy golden nuggets in place of nacho chips here is pure genius.
The flavor profiles are similar, but tater tots have much more personality.
They’re crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside.
Covered with your favorite nacho toppings, they’re simply amazing.
If I’m being honest, I wasn’t entirely sure if I should add these croquettes to this appetizer list.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with how they taste.
In fact, they get a 12 out of 10 in all flavor, texture, and presentation departments.
The only problem is, they’re way too addictive.
Besides their perfect crispy-fried texture, these croquettes are stuffed with mashed potatoes.
Did I mention they also have bacon and 2 kinds of cheese?
I simply can’t resist downing six in a row.
That said, should you decide to make these potato croquettes, be sure to triple the recipe at the least.
16. Popeye’s Fries
If you love Popeye’s crispy shoestring fries, why not make them yourself?
I definitely had a Popeye’s fries phase. I was so hooked on them that I decided to replicate their recipe.
It took me a few tries, but I finally got the perfect blend and ratio of spices.
I’m over my addiction, but I do still get a craving once in a while. When I do, I don’t go to Popeye’s anymore.
I just head to my kitchen and make my version of Popeye’s fries at home. They’re just too good!
Have you ever thought of topping your pizza with potatoes?
I know it sounds a bit strange, and frankly, a little too heavy on the carbs.
But if you have to feed and impress a hungry crowd, this recipe will absolutely do the trick.
These pizzas use naan bread for the base, which is then topped with thinly-sliced potatoes, onions, and cheese.
Once baked, the flavors of the sweet onions, savory potatoes, and rich cheese blend together in harmony.
The pizzas are seasoned with sage and rosemary for the perfect finishing touch.
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