The 8 Best Appetizer And Main Dish Pairings


You’re bound to be entertaining a lot this fall and winter, so it’s good to know what foods will pair well together. No matter what type of main dish you’re serving, there are certain appetizers that will make for an amazing combination. There’s different hors d’oeuvres that go well with beef, chicken, fish and vegetarian main dishes.

So, if you know what you’re serving for dinner, figuring out what pre-meal snack you should serve along with it is relatively easy. Here are 8 suggestions for your next dinner party.


Wedge Salad On A Stick

First of all, these are too cute not to have at a dinner party. Second of all, blue cheese really compliments a steak or other beef dish. Get the recipe.

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Potato Skins

Cheesy potato skins are a great app to prepare with your main beef dish. Because, you know, nothing goes better together than meat and potatoes. Get the recipe.

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Mac ‘N Cheese Bites

Chicken and mac ‘n cheese are a match made in comfort food heaven. There’s no going wrong with these two. Get the recipe.

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Cheesy Pesto Bread

Chicken is so versatile and can be cooked in a multitude of ways, so you need to pick an appetizer that’s equally as versatile. Now matter how you prepare the chicken, this cheesy pesto bread will work perfectly. Get the recipe.

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Keep the entire meal fresh with fresh vegetables and fish fresh from the sea. Roasted veggies on top of crispy bread will be a great way to warm up the palette for the flavorful fish dish that’s coming up after. Get the recipe.

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Shrimp Scampi Dip

Why not keep the same theme and warm up with a seafood-filled appetizer? Get the recipe.

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are savory, and filling them with greens and cheese will make them packed with flavor. They’re the perfect warm-up to a vegetarian meal. Get the recipe.

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Zucchini Fries

Zucchini have subtle flavor, and while they’ll be absolutely delicious when covered in batter and fried, they won’t overpower the main course. Get the recipe.

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So, if you’re planning on serving a crowd this season, keep these pairings in mind. They’re sure to please your guests and their palate. These really are winning appetizer/main dish combinations. Now, go on and impress your guests!

[h/t: I Heart Naptime]