Even if you're an omnivore, it's nice to offer up at least one meat-free option when hosting a party, as it's likely some of your guests are vegetarian, or even vegan. Thankfully, we've got an array of options so superb that no one will miss out on the meat at all.
— Additional reporting by Susannah Chen and Hilary White
Warm Honey-Drizzled Feta With Pine Nuts
Part cheese plate, part dessert, this easy-to-make appetizer  is salty, sweet, crunchy, and all-around delicious.
Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
For a retro nibble with a modern spin, serve stuffed mushrooms  filled with arugula, walnuts, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Sautéed Kale and Burrata Bruschetta
Make a healthy, stand-out Winter bruschetta  by employing the complementary textures of creamy, salty burrata and freshly sautéed curly kale.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus
Channel the Meditteranean with a dish of sun-dried tomato hummus  served with pita chips and crudité.
Whip up your own batch of Italian grissini , then set them out for easy snacking.
Red Lentil Terrine
For a nontraditional and exceptionally delicious take on pâté (hold the liver) try a vegan red lentil terrine .
Gruyère gougères  may sound and taste fancy, but they're surprisingly easy to make. Also note that few foods pair better with a glass of festive Champagne than these cheese puffs.
Consider this rosemary nut snack  your "back pocket appetizer" — it's an easy dish to pull out whenever you find yourself faced with last-minute entertaining.
Baked Goat Cheese
Meet your three-ingredient fix for last-minute entertaining: shockingly simple to make baked goat cheese .
Brie and Fig Preserves Pie Bites
Sweet, salty, and creamy all at once, these pie bites stuffed with fig preserves and brie  are sure to be a big hit among vegetarians and carnivores alike.
Vegans and vegetarians will love these hearty crostini toasts topped with hummus, sundried tomatoes, and pea shoots. 
Spicy Marinated Olives
These spicy marinated olives  taste even better when made ahead of time.
Ever wish you could set out a wedge of parmesan cheese, and leave it at that? Parmesan fricos , while far more elegant in presentation and flavor, are only minimally more involved to prepare.
Mediterranean Layered Dip
Like a Mediterranean take on the Southwestern star, 7-layer dip, this hummus-based feast for the eyes  packs a variety of crave-worthy flavors into each and every bite.
Brie With Caramel and Sliced Almonds
Brie and caramel  make an unexpectedly addictive pairing.
The Easiest Microwave Spinach Artichoke Dip We've Ever Made
Yea, you read that right . . . This fast and easy take on spinach artichoke dip is made in the microwave! Watch the video to get the details, then print out the recipe .
Mediterranean-Spiced Roast Chickpeas
Satisfy the vegans (OK, everyone) on your guest list by setting out a bowl of crisp, Mediterranean-spiced roast chickpeas .
Zucchini Fries With Buttermilk Ranch Dip
Fries get a healthy makeover when zucchini becomes their base. These zucchini fries  are oven baked, with a light breading and a fresh buttermilk ranch dressing.
Parmesan, Black Pepper, and Thyme Crackers
One-up the standard cheese plate spread by including savory shortbread-like crackers  that have the cheese inside of them.
Mushroom and Brie Bruschetta
For an elegant and sophisticated appetizer, try mushroom and brie bruschetta.  Lots of fresh thyme is the secret to this dish.
Spicy Pickled Green Beans
Pickled vegetables are a great way to prep the palate before a meal, and these spicy pickled green beans have extra pep .
Mushroom and Goat Cheese Queso
Let's face it, people love queso. This mushroom and goat cheese queso  is sure to take your meal to a whole new level.
Greek Salad Bites
Everything — even these light Greek salad bites  — tastes better on a stick!
Truffle and Parmesan Popcorn
A splash of truffle oil and a sprinkling of nutty parmesan  cheese elevate popcorn from everyday to party-worthy.
Apricot, Goat Cheese, and Almond Bites
Like a cheese plate in finger-food form, these jewel-like apricot, goat cheese, and almond bites  satisfy.
Spanish Pizza With Swiss Chard and Walnuts
Spanish coca topped with swiss chard, walnuts, and raisins  is a simple and straightforward appetizer that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Watermelon Mango Salsa
Take tortilla chips on a tropical vacation by serving them with a dish of zesty watermelon, mango, and cucumber salsa .
Roasted Figs With Goat Cheese
All that separates you from these elegant appetizers  is 20 minutes.
White Bean and Rosemary Dip
White bean dip  with rosemary is the right blend of rusticity, wholesomeness, convenience, and, of course, deliciousness.
Crostini With Orange, Pear, and Cranberry Mostarda
Mostarda , a traditional Italian condiment that combines sweet-cooked fruit with savory mustard, is a creative topping for a triple-cream cheese.
Pimento Cheese Fondue
This Southern-inspired pimento cheese dip  is basically a queso and fondue combo that raw veggies are just dying to dive in to.
Burrata-Stuffed Squash Blossoms
Leave out olive tapenade and crostini, then let guests assemble their own burrata-filled squash blossoms .
For a fresh, green take on the Middle Eastern classic, swap out blah-looking garbanzos for vibrant edamame and frozen peas .
Grilled Brie with Cherry-Thyme Relish
Baking brie isn't the only way to get it good and gooey. For a less-traditional spin, heat the triple-creme cheese over a grill's embers  and pair it with a heap of herb-flecked cherries.
Pico de Gallo
If you've never made pico de gallo from scratch, there's no time like the present to master this classic salsa .
Red Potatoes With Tomato-Avocado Salsa
Roast red potatoes until crunchy and browned, then serve them with a dollop of fresh tomato-avocado salsa . Skip the sour cream, and it's entirely vegan-friendly.
Old Bay Hummus
Hummus might not typically include a generous helping of Old Bay seasoning, but take one bite of this revamped take on the entertaining standard, and you may never look back. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe .
Goat Cheese and Pistachio-Stuffed Dates
Goat cheese- and pistachio-stuffed dates  are a savory, vegetarian take on bacon-wrapped dates.
Cheese Diablo Wafers
These spicy cheese wafers  are buttery and rich – the perfect way to start off any large meal.
Steamed Artichokes With Lemon-Pepper Butter
Limited prep is required when you pair steamed artichokes with a lemon-pepper butter  for dipping.