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11/17/2014 05:42 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

10 Next-Level Party Appetizers

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The key to throwing a memorable party? Incredible food. (A stocked bar and killer playlist will only get you so far, you know.) From mini chicken and waffles to Sriracha-laced deviled eggs, these are the original PureWow appetizer recipes that will earn you host or hostess of the year.

MINI LASAGNAS
Individual lasagnas baked in a muffin tin. The cups can be assembled up to two days ahead of time and refrigerated until you're ready to bake. Get the recipe.

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MINI CHICKEN AND WAFFLES
These heavenly minis will undoubtedly be a hit at any barbecue, cocktail party, brunch or movie night. So whenever you decide to serve them, just be prepared to share the recipe (or not). Get the recipe.

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BAKED MINI CHICKEN BURRITOS
Taking our cue from the taquito (a.k.a. rolled taco), this recipe turns them into the perfect party appetizer. Bonus: You can freeze these burritos for up to a month, so if you make a double batch, you'll be well prepared for your next shindig. Get the recipe.

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BACON-WRAPPED CHEESE STRAWS
Cheese straws should be served at all gatherings, from casual dinners to lavish parties. This version of the crowd-pleasing snack requires only three ingredients. Get the recipe.

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CHICKEN SATAY WITH COCONUT-PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE
Food-on-a-stick shouldn't be reserved for eating at your local fairgrounds once a year. The rich and creamy dipping sauce has just a hint of heat. Don't be surprised if you're tempted to double-dip. Get the recipe.

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MINI PEPPERONI CALZONES
Whenever we order a calzone at a restaurant, we feel like we're on an episode of Man v. Food. We think this sister to the pizza is better in small doses. All you need is a regular person's appetite and a side of sauce for dipping. Get the recipe.

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MINI BACON & TOMATO QUICHES
Really kick things up a notch with the crust on these mini quiches: Swap pie dough for salty, savory hash browns. Get the recipe.

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FANCY DEVILED EGGS
Some people are deviled-egg purists. We're not those people. All the fun is in the add-ins: savory roasted garlic, salty capers and spicy sriracha. Try one version or try them all. Either way, there won't be leftovers. Get the recipe.

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ROASTED VEGGIE CHIPS
Chip, chip, hooray! If only all things in life were as easy or as satisfying as this recipe. Get the recipe.

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GRILLED SALSA
Can't rock salsa on the dance floor? Try a little in the kitchen. Get the recipe.

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And for dessert...

10 Decadent Chocolate Desserts
5 Best Mail Order Pies
Cupcakes That Frost Themselves
Apple Upside-Down Cake

See More Recipes from PureWow.