7 easy make-ahead appetisers

With these make-ahead appetisers, you can put down the apron and mingle with your guests instead of working in the kitchen. Get easy ideas including sausage rolls, hot cheesy dip and flaky puff pastry bites thanks to Rosella.

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Easy make-ahead appetisers

Rosella helps you be at the table, not in the kitchen. These easy and tasty starters can be prepared ahead, so when the guests come around you only need to reheat or add finishing touches. Get ahead of the party with these recipes this year!

Baked Brie Puffs with Fruit Chutney

Baked cheese puffs

GET THE RECIPE: Baked Brie Puffs with Fruit Chutney

Time: 25 mins
Makes: 18 puffs

If you need something quick, these puffs are a winning idea. You can also make them ahead, just store in the fridge and warm in the oven before serving. Creamy brie, flaky puff pastry, and fruit chutney for spice, sweetness and savouriness – what more do you need? The rosemary and pepper are optional too, so you can cut this recipe down to just three ingredients!

Pork and Veggie Sausage Rolls

Pork sausage rolls

GET THE RECIPE: Pork and Veggie Sausage Rolls

Time: 1 hour 30 mins
Makes: 48 sausage rolls

Deliciously moist and tasty sausage rolls are easy to achieve, thanks to a splash of tomato sauce and grated cheese added to the mix. You can make these ahead and freeze them, uncooked, for up to two months. When you’re ready, just pop them right into the oven still frozen and bake.



Cheese and Cocktail Onion Party Hedgehog

cheese hedgehogGET THE RECIPE: Cheese and Cocktail Onion Party Hedgehog

Time: 20 mins
Serves: 12

Who else just got transported back to the 70s? Once a VIP guest at every party, it’s time for the hedgehog to shine once again. Skewer the cabanossi and cheese ahead of time and refrigerate in airtight containers. Add the cocktail onions just before serving and you’re ready to go. This recipe is also an easy one to delegate to any kitchen helpers!

Creamy Spinach, Onion and Artichoke Dip

GET THE RECIPE: Creamy Spinach, Onion and Artichoke Dip

Time: 25 mins
Serves: 6-8

Hot, cheesy dip is an essential at any good party. Prep this one ahead and it will keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. Throw it under the grill until golden and bubbly and it's ready to go. What sets this dip apart is the addition of chopped cocktail onions, which cut through the richness and will keep everyone coming back for more.

Edible Cheese Board

GET THE RECIPE: Edible Cheese Board

Time: 40 mins + proving time
Serves: 8

Turn ready-made pizza dough into a cheese board you can eat! Make it a day ahead, simply shape and bake for 15 minutes, let cool and refrigerate overnight. To serve, add the brie and reheat in the oven for 10-15 minutes, then arrange with the rest of the charcuterie and cocktail onions. 

Ham, Cheese and Chutney French Toast Bake

GET THE RECIPE: Ham, Cheese and Chutney French Toast Bake

Time: 50 mins
Makes: 15 buns

if you're looking for a more substantial appetiser, this one fits the bill. Full of ham, cheese and chutney, this French toast slider bake is ideal to feed a crowd. It needs to sit for at least 30 minutes to soak up the egg mixture before baking, but you can also let it sit in the fridge overnight.

Vegetable Curry Puffs with Sweet Chilli Sauce

Vegetable curry puffs

GET THE RECIPE: Vegetable Curry Puffs With Sweet Chilli Sauce

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: 25 vegetarian curry puffs

So crisp and light, these curry puffs are vegetarian so they’ll please everyone. Prepare and freeze them for up to three months, or store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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