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These easy cold appetizers are delicious recipe ideas you can make in advance and refrigerate for your next party! No oven needed.

Cold appetizers

Need easy party ideas? Here’s a great list for you: try these top Easy Cold Appetizers! Every single one of these recipes you can make in advance and refrigerate until serving. It makes party prep a breeze! That’s right: you don’t need to worry about pulling something out of the oven right before the guests arrive. Simply serve cold right from the refrigerator! Here are a few of our top ideas for prep-in-advance cold appetizer recipes.

And now…the top easy cold appetizers for your next party!

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Cold Appetizers

Top 15 Easy Cold Appetizers: Cold Spinach Dip & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


This easy spinach dip comes together in just a few minutes and tastes incredible! It’s perfect for parties and no-fuss entertaining.


  • 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach*
  • ¼ cup minced shallot
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • For serving: pita chips, crostini or bread bowl


  1. Thaw the spinach. Then use a strainer to squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  2. Mince the shallot. Thinly slice the green onions.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the spinach, shallot and green onions with Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, dried dill, garlic powder (more or less, depending on your garlic taste), salt and pepper. Taste and add a few pinches kosher salt. Serve immediately with pita chips, or chill until serving.


*Optional variation: Make it spinach artichoke dip by adding chopped artichokes from 1 14 ounce (8.5 ounce dry weight) can artichoke quarters

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Cold
  • Cuisine: Cold
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Cold appetizers, easy cold appetizers, cold appetizer recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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