30 Toaster Oven Appetizers For Your Next Party
These easy toaster oven appetizers are perfect for every occasion, from holiday parties to family movie nights, or even when you’re craving a quick snack that’s just for you. Crispy, cheesy, sweet, or savory, we’ve got 30+ tasty vegetarian appetizers that everyone will love!
Appetizers are the best part of any party or gathering. Okay, the people are the best part but the food is definitely a close second!
In our house, the toaster oven is our go-to appetizer and snack-making machine. It heats up quickly and is great for keeping food warm when you’re just getting the party started.
Below we’ve gathered up some of our top small-batch appetizers. From lighter bites to fun kid-friendly ideas, sweet treats, and comforting classics like potato skins and Chex mix you’ll find a variety of toaster oven recipes to satisfy every craving.
Easy Toaster Oven Appetizers and Snacks
Whether you're cooking for two (or a few), be the MVP of your next party with these tasty toaster oven appetizers.
Addictive Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds
Sweet and savory, these rounds are always a hit. Top with goat cheese and nuts to turn them into mini sweet potato crostini.
Packed with flavor these 5-ingredient nuts are irresistible! The recipe makes just 1 cup of seasoned nuts but can easily be doubled or tripled for larger gatherings.
Small Batch Chex Mix
The delicious flavors of your favorite snack mix in a small batch recipe you can make in the toaster oven!
Toaster Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Skip the raw veggie platter and serve these deliciously tender-yet-toothy roasted Brussels sprouts instead. Enjoy with peanut lime sauce or this quick dijon vinaigrette for dipping.
Baked Pita Chips
Nothing quite matches the crunch of baked pita chips! They make a great snack on their own or served with Spicy Chickpea Edamame Salad, Curried Egg Salad, or our popular Tzatziki Sauce For Two.
Dynamite Buffalo Broccoli and Cauliflower Bites
Perfect for your next game day gathering, these additive spicy veggie nuggets won’t even have a chance to cool down before they disappear.
Toaster Oven Cinnamon Chips
Crispy and sweet, these easy 4-ingredient cinnamon tortilla chips can be made in a toaster oven or air fryer.
Loaded Fries For Two
Upgrade your next batch of frozen fries with fresh veggies, crumbled feta, and a tangy Greek yogurt sauce for a healthier treat that's sure to please.
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Perfect for snacking, these little veggie bites are cheesy, delicious, and ready in less than 15 minutes.
Toaster Oven Parmesan Crisps
Salty and crispy, these simple 1-ingredient crisps are a fun lower-carb addition to any snack board.
Tortilla Pizzas with Sundried Tomatoes and Spinach
Tasty bites of pizza deliciousness! These easy 15-minute tortilla pizzas have a crispy thin crust that’s perfect for loading up with all your favorite veggies.
Toaster Oven Baked Potato Wedges Recipe
From kids to adults, everyone loves these crispy, creamy, everything bagel potato wedges. They're the perfect appetizer for any party.
Toaster Oven Veggie Nachos
These veggie-loaded nachos are mouthwatering, delicious, and a great way to sneak more vegetables onto the snack table.
Toaster Oven Bagel Chips
Use your toaster oven or air fryer oven to whip up a quick batch of crunchy bagel chips. Perfect for serving alongside spinach dip!
Homemade Frozen Pizza Bagels
Stash these make-ahead mini pizzas in your freezer for a quick and easy snack that's always a winner.
Veggie Hummus Flatbread
Chewy naan flatbread smothered in creamy hummus and topped with crispy veggies is a great pizza alternative. A sprinkle of salty feta cheese makes it taste extra special.
Easy Sweet Potato Nachos
Skip the chips and use a batch of sweet potato rounds to make a healthy-ish version of everyone’s favorite Game Day snack.
Crispy Polenta Dippers With 3 Easy Sauces
Turn half a tube of polenta into a fun bite-sized appetizer with this simple recipe. The flavor options are endless!
Toaster Oven Potato Skins
These cheesy bites of baked potato goodness make a great appetizer for watching the big game or a fun movie night in.
Toaster Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Crispy, crunchy and perfect for snacking on these seasoned roasted chickpeas will be a big hit at your next party.
Cinnamon Baked Wonton Chips
Craving something sweet? Whip up a batch of these quick churro-flavored chips. The 4-ingredient recipe is so simple anyone can make it!
Broiled Zucchini and Ricotta Flatbread
Perfect for using up summer squash, the secret to making this veggie pizza super EASY is using a premade flatbread.
Toaster Oven Crostini
Turn day-old bread into crispy toasts that are perfect for topping with hummus or your favorite cheese like these cute mini cheese balls.
Apple Nachos for Two
For a treat with less sugar, use melted peanut butter (instead of chocolate) to make these sweet and crunchy dessert nachos. Yum!
Toaster Oven Baked Tortilla Chips
Chip bag empty? No worries, you can turn ANY kind of tortilla into a small batch of flaky baked flour tortilla chips.
Curry Spiced Cashews
Your guests will devour these savory spiced nuts by the handful. Better double the recipe!
Cheddar Apple Pita Pizza
The perfect mix of sweet and savory, these fall-inspired pita bites will have them running to the snack table.
Toaster Oven Tofu
Add some plant-based protein to your snack table with these super savory tofu triangles. Even the meat-eaters will be asking for more!
These buttery walnuts are sweet and crispy thanks to maple syrup and a dusting of cinnamon sugar. The perfect addition to any cheeseboard!
Toaster Oven Kale Chips Recipe
This quick step-by-step recipe will have you nomming a whole bundle of kale all by yourself. Try your favorite seasoning blend, from Old Bay to Everything Bagel, you can't go wrong!
Balsamic Roasted Cranberries
Pair these tart and tangy cranberries with goat cheese and toasted bread slices for a unique holiday appetizer that’s always a hit.
I would like to know if breaded catfish can be made crispy in the toaster oven? Hubby loves catfish – we live in an Assisted Living Facility with hubby who has Alzheimer’s and I dare not fry so as to not set the alarm system off – lol. I do have the Oster French Door Oven and every once in a while I like to cook for myself rather than go to the Dining Room. Saw a recipe for the breaded crispy catfish, but not for the toaster oven?
Thank you for any help you can give me in this matter – Have a wonderful evening and God Bless.
Your toaster oven, with those double doors is my favorite design 🙂
It also has the two toaster oven settings that will help get things crispy, your broiler which applies powerful direct heat (mostly) to the top of your item and the convection function which circulates the heated air in your toaster oven and helps to remove exterior moisture (the nemesis of crispy food).
We’ve never cooked fish in our toaster oven but if I was going to make a crispy oven-baked recipe (like this one) I would follow the directions but use the convection function, reduce the temperature by 25 degrees (convection makes things hotter) and check on the fish 4 to 5 minutes earlier for doneness.
Another option is something like this recipe, where you can start the fish in a small oven safe skillet on your stove and then move it to the toaster oven to broil for a few minutes.
You might have to experiment a little but it’s possible to make crispy fish in your toaster oven so you don’t have to worry about setting off the smoke alarm and being the talk of the facility 🙂
I hope you have a lovely evening too and my best to you and your husband!