Expert Tips on How to Make Mini Food for Parties

Much of our existence as humans dramatically depends on the food we take. However, most people only know how to prepare a few kinds of foods.

How to Make Mini Food

But when its your turn to host a party, you need to make your cooking skills count.

Most people love parties, and it is up to the host to make sure his or her guests are well fed. Here are some guidelines on how to make mini food that will wow the guests you host at your place.

food on a table/how to make mini food for parties

Mini foods in most cases, act as snacks because they are served in small portions (on small utensils) to keep a party rolling. They are actually a replica of the real main meals but in our case prepared for parties. There are actually very many types of mini foods that you can make for your guests. Here are easy to make mini food examples you should try.

Mini Sausage Pies

This may be the easiest mini food to prepare since most of the ingredients can easily be acquired. Some of the things you will need in order to prepare these mini sausages are:

  1. Pork sausage [ 1 pound bulk]
  2. 5 chopped green onions
  3. ½ cup dried apricots [chopped]
  4. Pepper [1/4 tea spoon]
  5. About an eighth teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  6. One egg [lightly beaten]
  7. Frozen puff pastry {1 package]

After obtaining all the above ingredients, let us see how to prepare the mini sausage step by step.

  1. Step one –  you are to preheat the oven that you will use to about 375 degrees. After that, skin the sausages well and then put the skinned sausages in the bowl containing the onions, apricots spices. Mix them thoroughly.
  2. Step two –    roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. The thickness of the rolled pastry should be about 3mm. using a 9 cm and a 6 cm cookie cutter, stamp out 16 discs each.
  3. Start by placing the larger disc on the tray. In the middle of each disc, add one dessertspoon of the sausage mix, and on top, add the smaller pastry discs.
  4. At the edge of the larger discs, brush some of the egg. After that, enclose the filling by bringing up the sides. Then using your thumb and finger, crimp the sides of the larger discs. Each pie is to be brushed with the egg again.
  5. After that, bake them for like 20 minutes until there is no pink remaining at the filling and that the pastry is golden.

After the above steps, your mini sausage pies are now ready for consumption.

people tossing glasses at a party

How to Make Mini Cheesecakes

Here is a recipe on how to make the mini cheesecakes. However, not that there are different flavors of the mini cheesecakes, but we are going to dwell on the basics alone.

Here is what you require before you start to prepare the mini cheesecakes.

  1. 50 grams of granulated sugar
  2. 60 grams of full-fat sour cream [ at room temp]
  3. 226grams of full-fat cream cheese [room temp]
  4. ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  5. A teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  6. One egg { larger]

Apart from the above ingredients, there are some other toppings that you may require to change flavors. Some of them include; lemon curd, salted caramel, strawberry topping, chocolate panache, among others.

These are the steps you should follow when making the mini cheesecakes.

  1. Your oven is to be pre-heated up to 350 degrees. Line the muffin pan with 9 to 10 liners. Note that it should be a12 count muffin pan. Also, according to this recipe, only 9 to 10 mini cheesecakes can be made. Alternatively, you may skip the lining and just grease the muffin pan with butter or spray it with a non-stick spray.
  2. The second part is concerned with making the crust. Using a medium-sized bowl, combine the crust ingredients. Press one tablespoon of the crust mixture into each liner. After that, prebake them for at least five minutes.
  3. Making the filling. Beat the granulated sugar and the cream cheese together using a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Do this for about one minute until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Then add the vanilla extract, sour cream and lemon juice and beat until the mixture is thoroughly combined. Divide the batter between all the liners about a tablespoon per cheesecake.
  4. Bake them for about 18 to 20 minutes until all the edges are set. The centre should only jiggle slightly. 
  5. Set the pan on a wire rack and allow them to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature. After cooling, put them in a refrigerator and leave them there for about 2 hours. You will notice the cheesecakes sink in the middle. This gives you a room to add the toppings.
  6. After they are chilled, you should add your toppings. After that, your cheesecakes are ready to be served. In case of any leftovers, you should cover them well and store them in a refrigerator for a maximum of 5 days.

How to Make Mini Pizza Bites

Pizza is one of the most common mini foods that everyone would wish to take. However, there are very few people who know how to make these mini pizzas. If you are among them, then this recipe will be of great help to you.


  1. 390 grams of marinara sauce
  2. ½ teaspoon of pepper
  3. 35 grams of cup parmesan cheese
  4. ½ teaspoon of salt
  5. One teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  6. ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
  7. 225grams of shredded mozzarella cheese
  8. Mini pepperoni
  9. 4 flour tortillas

Steps to Prepare the Mini Pizza

  1. Start by pre-heating your oven to about 220 degrees
  2. Mix marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, and oregano in one bowl.
  3. Coat or oil a 12-cup muffin pan using non-stick spray respectively.
  4. On a flat surface, lay the tortilla. Cut 3-4 medium circles using an empty can. While doing this, you should ensure that you firmly press in rocking motion so that you may cut through the tortilla.
  5. Into each of the 12 muffin cups, fit the tortilla circles.
  6. Add a tablespoon of pizza into each of the muffin cups.
  7. Sprinkle it with the mozzarella cheese.
  8. Place it in the oven and wait for 10 to 15 minutes or wait until the cheese has melted away.
  9. After that, your mini pizza is now ready to be consumed, and it should be served immediately.
  10. How to Make Mini Pancake Skewers

This mini food is the best idea, especially for children at a party. Making them is very easy, and there is no mess way required to serve them.

Below are the basic ingredient you will require when making the mini pancake skewers

  1. 125 grams of flour
  2. 2 tablespoons of sugar
  3. A pinch of salt
  4. An egg
  5. 300 ml of milk
  6. 1 tablespoon of butter [melted]
  7. A sliced banana
  8. Maple syrup
  9. Powdered sugar {to taste]
  10. Sliced strawberry
  11. 2 tablespoons of baking powder


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Together beat the egg, milk and butter and then combine with the dry ingredients.
  3. Whisk the mixture gently and then transfer the batter into a giant squeeze bottle.
  4. Squeeze ¼ sized amount of batter on a non-stick pan. When bubbles start to rise and the top browned, flip.
  5. After finishing with the pancakes, assemble the pancake, strawberry, and banana from top to bottom. Do this twice ending with the top crepe and a skewer down the centre. Alternatively, you may choose to use any kind of fruit combination that you like
  6. The powdered sugar and syrup should come last.
  7. After that, your pancake skewers will be ready.
a person passing a bowl with food

That’s how to Make Mini Foods for Parties

In conclusion, the above are just a sample of the very many mini foods that can be made at the party. The list is endless, but the above are the most common and preferred ones.

how to make mini food

If you follow the above simple steps keenly without skipping any of them, you will be able to make the best mini food for your parties. Also, if you are a chef, this article is very helpful to your career since, at some point in your career, you will be asked to prepare such foods. 

As long as we continue living, parties will still be there, and the demand for mini food will keep on increasing day in day out. It is for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge on how to come up with recipes for various kinds of mini foods.

It is not a must that you buy everything. Also, it is not a must that you hire someone to make a mini food for you when you are hosting a party. Some things can be slowly learned and be perfected as time goes by. This is only possible if we keep on reading articles like this one.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide to how to make mini food!

Don’t miss more tips here for making a balloon wall at home!