Best finger foods for baby showers

37 Crowd-Pleasing Baby Shower Food Ideas

Planning a baby shower is lots of fun, especially when it comes to brainstorming food ideas. Whether you’re looking for food ideas that match your chosen baby shower theme or you’re just looking for quick, easy, and flavorful options that everyone will love, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our 37 baby shower food ideas, including savories, sweets, and thirst-quenching drinks.

9 Tips and Ideas for Planning a Baby Shower Menu

When planning a baby shower, you can be as creative as you like with the food ideas, but it’s also important to consider some practical aspects.

As the host, you’ll have a lot to take care of, including decorating the venue, so it’s good to plan food that is quick to make and easy to serve and eat.

Here are some tips to help you think about the types of food to choose, how to serve it, and more:

Savory Baby Shower Food Ideas

Whether you plan on having only finger foods or an entire menu at the baby shower, here are some ideas for the savory food:

Baby Shower Dessert Table Food Ideas

Besides having a baby shower cake as a centerpiece, you may want to have a dessert table with an assortment of other sweet offerings. Here are some ideas for crowd-pleasing sweets and desserts:


Beyond serving the usual wine spritzer or sparkling wine at the baby shower, consider some alcohol-free drinks, like mocktails, punch, and homemade sodas:

The Bottom Line

You’ll no doubt have lots of fun planning and serving the food for the mom-to-be’s baby shower.

If you’ve decided to prepare most of the food, round up some of the mom-to-be’s friends and family to help. Make it easier on yourself by using some store-bought elements, too. You could also make some of what’s on offer but ask each guest to bring a small plate to share.

Set up food and dessert tables so that guests can serve themselves buffet style, and stick to foods that aren’t too messy to eat while standing up and mingling.

If you have a set theme, you can tie the food into the theme by using colored frosting, or by piping lettering onto foods like “Oh, Baby!” Cookie cutters are your friend! Cut everything from brownies to sandwiches into shapes that match the theme. You can also connect the food and drinks to the theme based on the colors you choose for the straws, napkins, and cupcake liners.

Having a chocolate fondue fountain or a soda bar can create an interactive element that guests will love.

Have fun with it! Your options are endless, and you might find you really get into it once you get started. And, always remember, no matter what food and drinks you serve, your guests — especially the guest of honor — will really appreciate your efforts and thoughtfulness.

While you’re here, check out our baby shower checklist to double-check that you’ve covered everything for the upcoming event.

Easy Baby Shower Appetizer Recipes

Joel Goldberg

Congratulations! You are (or someone you know is) having a baby, and you’ve got to celebrate. Throwing a baby shower can be a lot of work, so we’ve made at least one part of the planning easy on you—the food. The way we see it, the main difference between a regular party and a baby shower is that with all the gift opening and games, you might not want to prepare a full, sit-down meal. That means your appetizer game has to be well thought out; you’re looking for easy, portable options that can still keep everyone satiated. Check out our 50 baby shower appetizer ideas—they might just be the best part of the party!

We at Delish LOVE a theme, and baby showers are truly one of the most fun. In addition to serving classic party appetizers, we also like serving kid-friendly snacks and bite-sized apps. Pick and choose your favorites depending on what kind of party you want—you really can’t go wrong with any of the options on this list.

Having a classier soireé and looking for picture-perfect classic apps? Try our brown butter radish crostini, our brie, asparagus, & prosciutto bundles, our duchess potatoes, or our crab stuffed mushrooms—photos of these are sure to rack up the likes. Don’t care about looks and just want some delicious food? Try our pigs in a (baby) blanket, our pull-apart garlic bread pizza dip, our loaded potato skins, or our sausage balls—these are especially great for chill parties with the whole fam.

Sticking to the pint-size themes? Try our BLT cups, our chicken & waffle sliders, our cheese ball bites, or any of our skewers (best served on mini bamboo picks), like our Greek salad skewers, our antipasto bites, or our melon prosciutto skewers. And don’t stop with apps—check out our favorite mini desserts too. Or invite your guests to eat like a kid again with our cheeseburger cups, our Buffalo chicken celery boats (a spicy step up from ants on a log), our slow-cooker grape jelly meatballs, or our mac & cheese pizza bites. They’ll get your guests in the right mood to play all those silly shower games.

If they need even more inspiration, check out our favorite brunch cocktails too (plus mocktails for the parents-to-be!).


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Brown Butter Radish Crostini

As is customary in France, we went the butter and salt route for these crostini, but took it a step further. Cue sweet, caramelized brown butter, whipped into an unctuous cloud: the perfect foil for paper-thin radish rounds. Finished with some flaky sea salt, a sprinkling of thyme, and a hit of fresh lemon juice, and these will be a hit at your baby shower.

Get the Brown Butter Radish Crostini recipe.


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BLT Egglets

Looking for an easy, quick low-carb appetizer? Look no further than these BLT egglets. They’re kind of like a cross between a BLT sandwich and egg salad, but portable, and we are here for it. 🙌.

Get the BLT Egglets recipe.

Joel Goldberg

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Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

These ham and cheese pinwheels are made easy using store-bought crescent roll dough. They are chock full of melty cheese and savory-sweet ham, topped with fresh parsley and toasty poppy seeds for texture and flavor you and your guests will love.

Get the Ham & Cheese Pinwheels recipe.


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Duchess Potatoes

Duchess potatoes is a classic French dish made with piped mashed potatoes that are enriched with egg yolks and butter. Basically, they're like fancy tater tots, and they're perfect for an upscale baby shower.

Get the Duchess Potatoes recipe.


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Brie, Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles

Park Feierbach

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Veggie Dip

With a veggie dip this good you'll get put in charge of all future crudités platters. It's so easy to make and comes together in minutes. Serve it with all of your favorite veggies, good bread, or crackers.

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Ethan Calabrese

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Pigs In A Blanket

Tiny hot dogs are perfect for a celebration of a tiny baby.There's something very classic about the crescent roll dough flavor, so we tend to gravitate toward it, but puff pastry or even biscuit dough both should work here too.

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Baked Feta & Blueberries

We took our beloved baked feta pasta and turned it into a dessert. The blueberries and feta turn into a creamy, jam-like dip and a fun alternative to fruit and cheese plate. Serve it with crackers and toasted bread, or go sweeter with some graham crackers and shortbread.

Get the Baked Feta & Blueberries recipe.


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Antipasto Bites

Fresh tortellini make these the hearty bite-size appetizer of our dreams. If you're not a fan of olives, pepperoncini peppers would be a delicious substitute!

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Emily hlavac green

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Cheese Straws

Crunchy, flaky, and cheesy. What's not to love? These are studded with cheddar, green onions, and sesame seeds for the most flavor-packed cheese straws we've ever had. Using store-bought puff pastry makes them extremely easy to pull together for your baby shower!

Get the Cheese Straws recipe.

Andrew Bui

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Baked Brie In Puff Pastry

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Cheeseburger Cups

We love using muffin tins for genius hacks like this. These kid-inspired "cups" are pieces of white bread that get molded and then filled with a ground beef mixture that tastes just like a cheeseburger. Don't forget to drizzle with your favorite condiments and top with a pickle chip.

Get the Cheeseburger Cups recipe.

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Greek Feta Dip

Loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta, this dip was inspired by our Greek salad. (Though it's missing the olives, onion, and oregano.) For a smoother, fluffy consistency, we added yogurt and cream cheese. Full disclaimer: This recipe makes a LOT of dip. We've never had a problem demolishing it, but it's easily halved if you're having a smaller baby shower.

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Ethan calabrese

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Chicken & Waffles Sliders

Joel Goldberg

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Baked Feta Bites

If you’re a fan of our cranberry brie bites, we’ve got news for you: There’s a new app in town, and it’s inspired by another fan fave, baked feta pasta. This cheesy finger food features the flavors you know and love, all nestled into bite-sized cups of golden crescent roll dough.

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Andrea monzo

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Black-Eyed Pea Bruschetta

Simply toss canned black-eyed peas with raw chopped collard greens, bell pepper, scallions, and garlic, and toss with an apple cider vinaigrette. Pile the mix onto toasted baguette slices and top with crispy, smoky pork to complete this super shareable appetizer.

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Parker Feierbach

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Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites

These little guys are the perfect baby shower party appetizer. As the zucchini becomes tender, the spinach and artichoke topping gets nice and melty. If you want a little extra color on your bites, switch the oven to broil on medium and cook them a couple minutes more. (Just keep an eye on them.)

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Parker Feierbach

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Pull-Apart Garlic Bread Pizza Dip

We wanted to make sure this dip was absolutely perfect, so we tested it over and over (and over) again until it was. The Delish team never complained once. Make this for your baby shower and it'll be gone in 10 seconds flat—we can almost guarantee it.

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Ethan Calabrese

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Loaded Cheese Ball Bites

These easy bites are perfect for a baby shower. We love their little pretzel handles, but feel free to leave them out or even make one huge cheeseball instead!

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Shrimp Tostada Bites

If you want to make things easy on yourself, use store-bought guac to fill these adorable little cups, but we gotta warn you—homemade guacamole is ALWAYS better.

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Avocado Hummus

Can't decide whether to serve guacamole or hummus at your baby shower? Make this mash-up instead! It's truly the best of both worlds.

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Parker Feierbach

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Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Fruit never gets the attention it deserves at parties. This super simple dip will change all of that. It's so easy to whip together, can be made ahead of time, and is easy to transport. Honestly, it's perfect.

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Lucy schaeffer

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Mac & Cheese Pizza Bites

Emily Hlavac Green

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Slow-Cooker Grape Jelly Meatballs


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Herby Baked Falafel Bites with Spicy Mint Tahini Dip

Pistachios, mint, cilantro, dill, and parsley combine to turn these a celebratory bright green (great for if you're avoiding traditional blue or pink at your baby shower)! Bonus: These these falafel are baked, not fried, for less mess.

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Harissa Deviled Eggs

Classic deviled eggs get a smoky kick from harissa (Tunisian chili pepper paste) in this simple but flavorful deviled eggs recipe. Topped with crispy fried shallots and fresh cilantro, it may stray pretty far from the original, but it’s just as delicious.

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Joel Goldberg

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Cheese Puffs

These cheese puffs (aka gougères) are a triple threat: easy to make, impressive looking, and insanely delicious. And the good news is you probably already have most (or all) of the ingredients!

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Parker Feierbach

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Sheet Pan Honey Mustard–Pretzel Chicken

In our opinion, the crunchier, the better. Which is why pretzels make the perfect chicken coating for these nuggets. The obvious and best dipping sauce? Honey mustard, of course. It's a MUST.

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Andrew Bui

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Sour Cream & Onion Dip

Letting the onions caramelize properly is key to the flavor of this dip. Going low and slow lets them develop color while breaking down and becoming sweet and jammy. Stir them into this easy dip with some chives, and you have a simple appetizer that's SO much better than store-bought.

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Spinach Puffs

If you love baked spinach dip, you'll love these baked puff pastry puffs. They're filled with a mixture of sautéed onion, garlic, spinach, and cream cheese and baked inside little puff pastry cups in a muffin tin. Bet you can't eat just one!

Get the Spinach Puffs recipe.

What to serve at Baby Shower? 14 Delicious Baby Shower Snacks

These little tartlets are great because you can make them ahead of time and offer your guests either raw honey or a spicier version with chili flakes.

You can add apples or pears to the tartlets or use cream cheese instead of goat cheese.

4 - Spicy Mango Salsa Shrimp Cakes

This Shrimp Spicy Cakes recipe uses delicious mango salsa to add a sweet touch to this savory appetizer.

This salsa combines mango with pineapple, red bell pepper and green onion for a refreshing taste.

Serve these shrimp cakes with mango salsa in smaller quantities as they are more filling than other snacks like bruschetta or mini crab cakes.

Spicy shrimp patties go well with white wine and light beer.

5 - Fried mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce

These fried mozzarella sticks are another great way to combine cheese and bread in one succulent appetizer.

These appetizers are usually served with marinara sauce, but you can also get creative with other sauces like ranch dressing or even some salsa.

Your guests will be amazed at how much cheese is in each mozzarella stick.

They also won't have to wait long to enjoy these little snacks, as they're ready to eat in just a few minutes in the fryer.

The deliciously hot butter will also free the cheese from the breading, so it's a win-win situation.

6 - Spinach and Artichoke Appetizer

These small appetizers are a traditional spinach and artichoke sauce served with tortilla chips or crackers.

These single servings are perfect for baby shower guests who want to eat without filling themselves too quickly.

These delicious spinach and artichoke slices are easy to make ahead of time or just before your guests arrive for their baby shower, but can also be served cold if you want to bring them in early.

They pair well with light beers and white wines.

It's also fun to serve this appetizer in a mini flower pot with a mini baguette sticking out of it, but if you're in a hurry, a serving plate or even just a piece of wax paper will do.

Appearance is not as important as taste.

7 - Creamy Chicken and Bacon Puffs

These small cream cheese puffs have a creamy chicken and bacon filling seasoned with onions, garlic and black pepper.

These tasty snacks are easy to make in advance, but also pair well with wine or beer, whatever your guests prefer.

They can be served either cold or hot, so you don't have to worry about making something at the last minute.

After taking these pieces out of the oven, you can leave them on the counter covered with aluminum foil or plastic wrap to keep them warm for several hours.

8. Bacon and Blue Cheese Slices

This is another great recipe if you want to add a little spice to your snack list.

It consists of pieces of bacon rolled into crescent-shaped balls of dough, which are then baked in the oven until golden brown.

These snacks pair well with red wine and especially hoppy beer.

Don't worry about serving alcohol at a baby shower; in fact, most people think that drinking is pretty fun, and they will be even more excited when they can enjoy an adult drink on such a unique occasion.

They don't take long to cook either - roll the bacon pieces into a crescent-shaped dough and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.

You can even take care of this task while you wait for guests to arrive.

9 - Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

These vegetarian sushi rolls are a slightly unusual choice, but they will add something special to your snack menu.

They combine healthy vegetables and cream cheese wrapped in sheets of rice and seaweed for a delicious combination of flavor and texture.

These starters pair well with white wine, especially beer, so order what you need accordingly.

Just keep a few bottles and cans of each on hand to make sure you have a variety of drink options for your guests.

These sushi pieces are easy to make too: cut vegetables, top with cream cheese and roll up.

You can even make a few of them a day and refrigerate overnight.

10 - Egg or Pork Spring Rolls

These pork-stuffed eggs or spring rolls are very easy to make in advance and then cook for about 10 minutes when guests arrive.

They also don't take up much space, which means you can store your ingredients in the kitchen without too much trouble.

They also pair well with wine, beer and even champagne if you want to serve something a little more sophisticated.

Just make sure you also provide as many napkins as your guests require because things can get a little messy.

11 - Mini Quiche

The quiche can be made in advance and then baked when you are ready to receive guests.

This is the perfect option if you are looking for a snack that your guests can eat while standing up.

These individual quiches are easy to make.

They pair well with light beer, white wine and champagne; in fact, this recipe is one of the few occasions when it is acceptable to serve champagne at a baby shower.

They only take about 40 minutes to prepare and prepare, so you have plenty of time to attend to your guests while the appetizers are being prepared.

12 - Swedish meatballs

These meatballs are served with a creamy sauce, which makes them especially delicious.

They can be served hot or cold, so you don't have to worry about doing something at the last minute, although they go well with wine or beer.

Pair these appetizers with white wine and light beer - no champagne needed.

Set up a place for guests to sit and eat if that sounds like it would work, otherwise spread them out on a plate for people to take as needed.

13 - Mini Meatball Sliders

Mini Meatball Sliders are similar to Swedish meatballs, but instead served on burger buns, which makes them even more interesting.

They are also great for chatting with your guests because you can eat them with one hand without making much of a mess.

These snacks pair well with wine or beer, so equip the bar with a variety of drinks of your choice.

No champagne pairings here, so save the finest drinks for later.

14 - Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are a great option for a baby shower snack because they are much lighter than a piece of cake.

They can be made ahead of time and then stored in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them - leave them on the counter for guests to enjoy whenever they want.

If you want to serve truffles with something, put a small bottle of champagne on ice for guests to take at any time.

They also pair well with white wine if you want an alternative drink.

These appetizers are the tastiest options to serve at a baby shower.

They can be prepared ahead of time or ready for guests to arrive.

They don't take up too much space in your kitchen, so you can easily feed everyone with food and drink.

They also pair well with wine, beer and champagne - make sure you have enough drink options for your guests.

If you want to serve something you can eat with one hand while you chat with everyone at the party, any of these appetizers will do.

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    Falafel is a good alternative to a meat patty, served with a sauce made from tahini paste with lemon juice and spices.

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    Such an appetizer is suitable for home friendly gatherings, and for going out of town. The dish will be eaten with pleasure even by those who do not really like onions, because the rings are very tasty and crispy.

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    Grilled lavash à la khachapuri

    If you are going on a picnic, be sure to bring along a few sheets of lavash and a simple cheese filling in a container. The collected snack will scatter instantly!

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    Baked liver pâté with mushrooms

    Delicate liver pâté goes well with any bread or flatbread. Take it with you to nature for a hearty snack.

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    Chicken Pepper Bacon Pita

    If you have some holiday chicken left and don't know what to do with it, turn the leftovers into an amazing snack. A sauce of mustard and smoked paprika will enhance the taste of the dish even brighter, and red wine vinegar will add spice.

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    Suluguni rolls with cheese

    Appetizer stuffed with Serbian cheese is suitable not only for the dinner table, this fragrant cheese dish will also be appropriate at a picnic. Before going outdoors, place the rolls in a container and refrigerate for an hour.

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    Mini puff pastry

    Mini puff pastry can be prepared with any filling. We offer a recipe based on Italian motives: with mozzarella, pesto sauce and tomatoes.

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    Paprika Chicken Roll

    A worthy alternative to sausage. A quick, economical and easy chicken roulade recipe. You can use the breast, but a juicier roll is obtained from a whole bird. Make an appetizer in advance and it will definitely help you out on a picnic.

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    Snack cake with sun-dried tomatoes, olives and spinach

    Unusual bread improvisation, which can also be prepared for a festive table. It goes well with grilled fish or meat.

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    A hearty, vegetarian appetizer, Mexican Avocado Sauce, pairs well with corn tortillas, crackers, and vegetable sticks.

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    Salmon Spring Rolls

    Treat your friends to this popular Asian snack. Remember to soak rice paper in water before use to make it soft and pliable.

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    Egg, cheese and onion biscuit

    Even a novice cook can cope with the preparation of a biscuit. Universal dough goes well with any fillings, but boiled eggs with young onions and greens are the most summer option!

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    Vegetable salad "Three cabbages"

    The best addition to shish kebab is fresh vegetable salad. Instead of the usual duet of cucumbers with tomatoes, we recommend preparing cabbage platter with carrots and green peas.

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    Spring Sandwiches

    Bright sandwiches will delight your friends and relatives with their unusual look. Such a treat is easy to make at home and take with you for a walk or a trip.

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    Stuffed Mushrooms

    For stuffed mushrooms, it is better to use mushrooms with large caps. Decorate the appetizer with sour cream and fresh herbs.

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    Salad bread rolls

    This recipe can be filled with any salad you like. Fantasize!

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    Elementary pie with young cabbage

    Appetizing homemade pie with young cabbage will be especially good in nature with hot tea.

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    Baked beetroot mousse

    An easy-to-make but very original spread with baked beetroot, curd cheese, herbs and walnuts.

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    Lightly salted cucumbers

    A quick recipe for lightly salted cucumbers in a bag. You will need currant leaves, dill, horseradish and garlic. You can serve it to the table in 3 hours!

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    Potato biscuits with cheese and herbs de Provence

    Choose the shape of the sliced ​​at your discretion: squares, rhombuses, circles. If you roll out the dough very thinly, the cookies will turn out more crispy. Any cheese will do.

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    Baked corn

    Corn on the cob is usually boiled, but baked with olive oil and paprika, the cobs are even tastier.

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    Fragrant homemade tortilla with garlic, mozzarella and herbs to complement fresh vegetable salads, fried chicken or grilled meat.

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    Baked aromatic zucchini

    Baked vegetables are always delicious! Introducing a quick and easy way to prepare zucchini with parmesan, herbs and dried garlic.

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    In nature, while waiting for the meat to be cooked, it will be very nice to have a bite of crispy cauliflower in batter on sparkling water.

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    Riette is a heritage of French cuisine. It differs from pate in that it does not have a uniform smooth texture, but a coarser fibrous texture.

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