Try this bow tie appetizer idea to dress up your snack selection at your next holiday or get-together!
I saw this idea on Instagram a few weeks ago, shared by Stephanie Nass AKA “Chefanie” and I just had to try to it out for myself and update it a little bit for my own food preferences. This is such a great idea for your appetizer table because it’s put together with really approachable foods that everyone likes, but with a fancy little twist that makes it perfect for Christmas or any other get-together that you want to feel a little extra fun and fancy. Try this bow tie appetizer out for yourself at some point this holiday season!
Ingredients and Supplies Needed for the Bow Tie Appetizers
- Your favourite meatballs or veggie meatballs (either homemade or store bought)
- Farfalle pasta (the little bow ties)
- Fresh basil leaves
- Your favourite marinara sauce for dipping
- Fancy mini appetizer skewers or toothpicks
Assembling the Bow Tie Appetizer Skewers
Start out by cooking the meatballs according to your favourite recipe or package directions. Try to keep them warm until just before serving. Warm the marinara sauce as well.
Cook your pasta noodles until al dente and toss them in a little olive oil to keep them from sticking together. It’s important that you don’t overcook the pasta so that each noodle retains its cute shape!
Just before serving, thread one pasta bow tie noodle onto your skewer followed by one beautiful basil leaf, folded in half if it’s really big. Finally pop a meatball on the end of your skewer. Repeat until you have enough for everyone, assemble on a platter, and serve with warm marinara sauce!
So fun and festive looking, but so easy! This one is great for picky kids too because they can just avoid the dipping sauce and pick each element off the toothpick to eat separately! 🙂
Don’t forget to pin this idea on Pinterest or share it on Facebook so you can find it when you need a really fun appetizer idea!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.