Appetizers to Stretch a Buck {Holidays with Hass}

There is one thing I have learned to do as a mom of four {other than how to juggle a phone conversation while stirring a pot and wiping a nose all at the same time} and that is how to stretch a buck.

Especially when it comes to entertaining.  I don’t entertain as much as I would like but when I get the chance I’m like a kid on Christmas morning.  No joke.  It’s kinda my thing.

When Hass Avocado approached me about sharing a few recipes I thought, why not!  I’m a California girl, born and raised.  I know avocados.  The trick to using avocados in appetizers {in my opinion} is to pair them with other fresh ingredients and pantry staples.  It proves for some budget friendly appetizers that look like you spent way more time and money on them than you did.

Here are four appetizers that are sure to please a crowd without breaking the bank.

Sweet Potato Sliders

Cowboy Caviar

BLTA Bites

Head on over to Hass to check out their recipe for Guacamole!


  1. OH I love avocado–these all look fabulous!

  2. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    These look delicious! We entertain often and I always like to have a few appetizers sitting out while preparing dinner. I love avocados and these look so delicious, definitely going to try these!

  3. Look at all that avocado deliciousness!

  4. All very good ideas and recipes. And of course, there’s always good old guacamole!

  5. Uhhh, YUMMMM!! I love avocado and I was looking for an appetizer to bring to my work’s potluck on Monday…going to try making your sweet potato bites, they look amazing! Awesome post, Krista! 🙂

    • Thanks, Steph! Those were by far my favorite! If you like spice try sprinkling the sweet potatoes with a little cayenne pepper. I didn’t think of it until later but I think a hint of heat would add a whole other level of flavor. Hope you like them!

  6. LOVE avocados & you have some awesome recipes here girl!

  7. Love avocados and some great recipes here! Very nice!


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