tiny bites for tiny spaces: recipes you can prep in ANY kitchen!
creative ideas for tiny, counter-shy kitchens.
Published Oct 10, 2016 5:00 AM
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Live in a small space? Don’t be afraid to entertain! Cooking for guests in your tiny kitchen is totally doable–you’ve just got to do a bit of improvising. By improvising, one option is scaling your food down to miniature, bite-sized appetizers and desserts. And remember, your kitchen’s not small… it’s fun-sized!
mini deep dish pizzas
Who doesn’t love a riff on Bagel Bites? Talk about a major #TBT. These mini deep dish pizzas will be a real crowd-pleaser when passed around at your next get-together.
mini BBQ tacos
Two-bite tacos for the win! Whip up these tiny hard-shell tacos for a simple but delicious appetizer. Taco Tuesday, anyone?
Find the recipe via Pizzazzaerie.
country-style eggs benedict
With biscuit dough, breakfast sausage, and quail eggs, you can easily prep these itty-bitty Eggs Benedict bites in your small kitchen. They’re perfect to serve for overnight guests or if you’re a big breakfast-for-dinner fan, like us.
mini pumpkin layer cakes
It’s PSL season, but we’re all about shaking things up. Try these tiny iced pumpkin cakes. What a perfect sweet treat to serve at your Friendsgiving feast.
mini pancakes on a stick
Food on a stick–it’s not just for kids! Small pancakes cook faster and require a smaller pan, making them perfect if you have a two-burner cooktop.
tiny ceasar salad cups
Love a chopped salad but hate the mess? Tuck in to these tiny Caesar salads, which are served in crispy, salty parmesan cups!
tiny funfetti donuts
Forget donut holes. (Okay, we still love those, too). But these mini, chocolate-iced donuts are seriously adorable.
mini choco taco treats
Let’s throw it back to one of the greatest ice cream treats of yore–the Choco Taco! These bite-size treats are an unexpected and clever dessert that your friends will love.
lobster roll bites
Leave it to Martha to master a lobster roll in miniature. These scaled-down summer favorites are perfect if you’d like to serve just a nibble of seafood.
tiny grilled cheese and tomato soup
Soup… in a shot glass? Sign us up. We love this small serving of one of our favorite comfort food combinations of all time.
tiny ice cream sandwich pops
No prep? No problem! This seriously simple recipe calls for three things–ice cream sandwiches, sticks, and sprinkles!
single-serving strawberry pie
Forget cutting and dishing out pieces of pie… serve these tiny pies, instead! With the fall harvest rolling in, we can’t wait to try different varieties in tiny pie pans.
chicken pot pie handpies
As the temps keep dropping, we’ve got chicken pot pie on the mind. Try these handpies for a new take on the classic comfort food.
We don’t mind a sugar high when it means churros and chocolate are on the menu! By serving the chocolate sauce in shot glasses, you avoid the mess of a big, communal bowl. Plus, they’re just so cute. Don’t you agree?
pint-sized chicken and waffles
For that perfect blend of salty, savory, and sweet, these mini chicken and waffle bites will surely do the trick. This southern staple is always a winner.
s’mores cookie cups
Yes! You can have that campfire s’mores experience without the campfire! Try these s’mores cookie cups, which only require graham cracker cookie dough, fluffy marshmallows, and a Hershey kiss.
soup shooters in mini pretzel bread bowls
Can you think of anyone who doesn’t like soup in a bread bowl? Neither can we. While you can try almost any creamy fall soup or chili, this Cider Cheese Soup is seriously on-point.