10 Best Frozen Appetizers Better Than The Main Course!

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Imagine – you have a big party to host, but appetizers are not your thing. Or, you don’t have the time to plan an elaborate appetizer platter because planning a party is too much work. Don’t worry! I have prepared a great list of appetizers you can include in your party menu, which would leave the guests drooling!

Tyson Any’tizers Popcorn Chicken


Rating: 4.6/5

What is a better appetizer than poppable chicken popcorn? Be it the mess-free composition or the rich taste, popcorn chicken has won our hearts – and Tyson Any’Tizers has done justice to its reputation. 

This appetizer is made from gluten-free breaded white meat, so you don’t have to worry about breading it separately or making a different snack for your guests with gluten allergies. Despite being a fried snack, you would find that the meat has retained its tenderness, and the breaded outer part has just the right crunchiness to it.

The popcorn chicken has a nice flavor and texture with the added seasoning, with each piece packing tonnes of satisfaction and ready to eat within minutes of microwaving.

You can prepare this popcorn chicken in the oven, seeking a unique taste – or serve them with salad for a beautiful closure to the appetizer palette. Overall, I’d rate this the best appetizer option on my list.

Nature’s Rancher Fully Cooked Angus Beef Meatballs

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Rating: 4.5/5

Some people might find beef appetizers challenging to cook correctly – so this appetizer option is for those people. The meatballs are pre-cooked and mixed with herbs, spices, and cheese – so you can just heat them and serve this delicious appetizer palette to the guests. 

Don’t get fooled by the size of the meatballs – they pack enough flavor to defeat any other appetizer option out there. Also, these meatballs are GMO-free, so rest assured that you are serving a simple dish to your guests. Also, who has the time to cook beef with condiments when these meatballs come pre-seasoned too? Just toss them in marinara or teriyaki sauce and watch your guests praise their pants off before the main course comes in!

Brazi Bites Brazilian Cheese Bread


Rating: 4.6/5

Who doesn’t like cheese bread as an appetizer? We have dressed cheese bread in garlic to go with the pizzas too! This appetizer is delicious and easy to prepare – with just 15 minutes of microwaving. And the best part is you have these in hand for a quick snack prep when guests drop in unexpectedly, or you have to concentrate more on the main course, which would require more preparation time.

I am also proud to add this as the first healthy appetizer option I can vouch for – filled with fiber and protein. So if you have kids at your party, this might be the appetizer to impress their parents!

The cheese bread is a perfect combination of a crispy outer part and a tender and the creamy inner part which melts in your mouth. The appetizer has equal parts of cheese and bread to make it melt in your mouth and provide the most ethereal experience in appetizer-tasting.

Some people get overwhelmed if the cheese in the bread isn’t seasoned right. But with the Brazi Bites Cheese bread, you would not go wrong with seasoning. It comes pre-seasoned into a mixture of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors that would save you the time required for seasoning the cheese just when it melts.

This soft and tender appetizer would steal hearts – I guarantee you!

Good And Gather Pork Bao Buns

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Rating: 4.5/5

I promise your guests won’t know what’s coming for them! Pork Bao Buns are not famous as appetizers because nobody knows about them! However, these buns come pre-seasoned with a burst of flavor, so you know they will be easy to prepare. Stuffed with pork and seasoned with barbecue sauce, onion and garlic, these bao buns are perfect for someone craving a sweet and savory appetizer. Also, each pack of these bao buns comes with six, so that’s neither too much nor too less. 

The bao buns are preservative and additive-free – yet they remain fresh in the freezer and ready to eat in a few minutes after tossing them in the microwave. 

TGI Fridays Buffalo Style Boneless Chicken Bites


Rating: 4.⅗

TGI Fridays tend to make a list of frozen appetizers every time. Fans adore their buffalo-style boneless chicken bites, and with good reason. With a cold ranch dipping sauce, the chicken is dipped in a hot buffalo sauce. They are ideal for parties or game days when you need something delicious and simple. I was taken aback by the number of chicken bites offered in the package. They taste pretty good and are not overly spicy.

It was convenient to have frozen, breaded chicken that only needed a quick bake in the oven.

You can customize the spiciness of the chicken bites to your preference, and they are all equal in size. That’s good since it expands my meal options beyond mild and hot!

Chef Bombay Frozen Mini Butter Chicken Naanpanadas

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Rating: 4.⅗

Think again if you think Mexican empanadas and Indian naan cannot be clubbed together!

This Latin American delicacy combines the flavors of naan and butter chicken in the most authentic way. Whatever the occasion, the Butter Chicken Naanpanada is prepared when you are. This creamy, butter chicken-filled naan bread empanada is ideal for any occasion, from a casual snack to a classy appetizer.

For people who would go mad over a delicious plate of butter chicken, control their excitement with these small bursts of flavor in the naanpanadas!

Taste Of Italy Spinach And Cheese Stromboli


Rating: 3.9/5

Italian food lovers can consider this frozen snack from Taste of Italy.

The spinach and cheese stromboli is flavorful and simple to prepare in the microwave or oven. Additionally, it’s a fantastic party snack!

The stromboli was full, so I’d suggest it for gatherings or a quick dinner. Over the years, I’ve experimented with many frozen appetizers, and this is unquestionably one of my favorites.

The Spinach & Cheese Stromboli I made in the air fryer at 400°F for 10 minutes came out crunchy, golden brown, and had a vent cut through it where delicious frothy goodness was visible. This sweet treat’s interior was filled with a ton of flavorful filling, which is immediately detectable when your lips touch its softness.

The spinach and cheese stromboli from Taste of Italy make the ideal snack when you’re in the mood for something tasty and hot out of the oven.

Trader Joe’s Mac And Cheese Bites

Rating: 4.5/5

If you didn’t get enough Mac and Cheese, this appetizer would blow your mind! Trader Joe’s went the extra mile and added a blend of Swiss, Havarti, Gouda, and Cheddar cheese in the bites – enveloped in a crispier, thinner outer bread coating, which wouldn’t take away the focus from the Mac and Cheese. 

This appetizer is also great for guests who have to leave before the main course or are too hungry to wait. These bite-sized cheese balls of wonder will take them to another dimension!

Are you ready to start the party with twenty minutes of oven time to spare and some Mac and Cheese fans on your invitee list?

TGI Fridays Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.⅖

Do I need to introduce the TGI Fridays supremacy in frozen food again? Their Jalapeno Poppers oozing cheese has its fan base. Why? Because it is magical!

The jalapeno poppers manage to be grease-free even when they are stuffed with cheese. The cheese melts in your mouth when you bite them, and the Jalapeno lends its spicy flavor to the mixture. I promise you won’t feel anything better than this in the first bite!

The Jalapeno poppers can be readily stocked in the freezer for a lazy day snack – because they come in a value pack and don’t lose their flavor when frozen from thawed.

Want to transform it into a meal? Put the jalapeno poppers into two loaves of bread and enjoy the spice and cheese combination that has enthralled hearts every time!

Good And Gather Potstickers

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Rating: 4.6/5

When talking about appetizers, can we forget potstickers? The Good and Gather Potstickers have a delicious filling of chicken, carrots, and cabbage slicked with garlic and ginger seasoning. 

The potstickers have no added preservatives or colors – and you can have them with rice or vegetables as a meal. However, if treated as an appetizer, the potstickers would take your taste buds for a ride with the sweet dipping sauce included. 

However, like any other Asian-inspired cuisine, these potstickers have egg, soy, and wheat. So people with dietary restrictions should take note of these ingredients and steer clear of any allergy-causing factors.

Enough Talk, Let’s Have Each Frozen Appetizer One By One!

I have covered almost every type of appetizer available in this list – so rest assured, your guests will be on the edge of their seats if you serve them all ten! Some of these appetizers are whole meals summarized into small packets – so I’m sure you and your guests would love to experience the diversity in cuisines from the appetizer to the dessert options. 

My favorite would be the Tyson Any’Tizers Popcorn Chicken because it is easy to make, and my family gravitates towards popcorn chicken whenever we plan appetizers. However, I’m sure you have chosen your own from the list above – make sure you read the ingredients and avoid any allergic reaction to eggs, soy, or milk-based ingredients.