Take a punt on this delicious selection of tasty Melbourne Cup platter and snack ideas – they will certainly go the distance at your next Melbourne Cup meet-up!
It’s the race that stops a nation – and a pretty good excuse to get dressed up and eat yummy food too! On the first Tuesday in November people all over the country (even around the world!) get dressed up and come together over drinks and nibbles for the Melbourne Cup. Workplaces, restaurants, pubs and backyards join in the festivities, and so it’s not uncommon to be invited along to one of these iconic celebrations… but what food should you bring to share?
If you’re looking for the best share plates that you can make ahead of time and take along to your Melbourne Cup party, there really is no competition. This selection of savoury and sweet snacks, along with dip recipes, plus cheese, fruit and meat platters are second-to-none. I’m guessing the shortest odds will be on these tasty snack ideas for the win this Melbourne Cup Day.
Caprese Bites – these cute little Caprese Bites are impossible to mess up! They are so simple to make you could even get the kids to help assemble them.
Find this Caprese Bites recipe here.
Smoked Salmon Pikelets – these salmon pikelets with a sprinkle of chives make great finger food and canapes, and are easy to make too!
Find this Smoked Salmon Pikelets recipe here.
Frittata Bites – these tarts complete with sweet vine-ripened cherry tomatoes and tangy blue cheese are the perfect party food.
Find my Frittata Bites recipe here.
Puff Pastry Twists – a heavenly combination of pesto, cheese and pastry. Enough said really.
Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls – this is a more filling snack option, which is always a good idea if there’s alcohol being served too.
Curried Pumpkin Risotto Balls – these balls can be rolled and breadcrumbed earlier in the day ready for cooking, making them a great dish to prepare in advance.
Find this Curried Pumpkin Risotto Balls recipe here.
Cheese and Bacon Mini Quiches – these fuss-free easy-to-make mini quiches are the perfect accompaniment to any party platter.
Vegetable Fritters – these vegetable fritters will entice and delight guests, making them the perfect snack for just about any celebration!
Find this Vegetable Fritters recipe here.
Creamy Tuna and Tomato Vol Au Vents – these easy to make appetisers include a great flavour mix of tuna, cheese and veggies.
Beetroot Dip – a super quick and easy dip that can be served with Turkish bread, carrots or celery sticks.
Find my Beetroot Dip recipe here.
Smoked Salmon Dip – coupled with crackers or toasted Turkish bread, this smoked salmon dip is a real crowd pleaser!
Layered Dip – when one layer of dip simply isn’t enough.
Find this Festive Favourite Layered Dip recipe here.
Cheese and Bacon Cob Loaf Dip – cob loaf dips are the best for entertaining, and this recipe can be made with conventional cooking methods or with a Thermomix.
Cheese and Meat Platter – cheese is the star of the show for this platter, complimented oh so nicely with meats, dips, fruits, nuts and chocolate!
Fruit Platter With Cheesecake Dip – a light, healthy and easy way to enjoy cheesecake without any baking involved.
Ploughman’s Platter With Roast Vegetable Scones – a quick and easy Ploughman’s platter with fluffy vegetable scones.
NEW IN OUR SHOP: These colourful Stix by Lunch Punch are a fun way to create a share plate for your upcoming party.
Nutella Macarons – a must have party snack for any chocolate connoisseur.
Find my Nutella Macarons recipe here.
Strawberries and Cream White Chocolate Truffle Balls – I believe these little babies are a must at any party, particularly a Melbourne Cup party!
Mini Lemon Meringue Cupcakes – a combination of zesty lemon meringue pie deliciousness mixed with soft spongey cupcake – yum yum!
Find this Mini Lemon Meringue Cupcakes recipe here.
Healthy Dark Chocolate Mocha Truffles – only 4 ingredients and 1 bowl needed for this easy rich dark chocolate truffle recipe with hints of coffee.
Find this Healthy Dark Chocolate Mocha Truffles recipe here.
Soft Fluffy Scones – these fluffy buttery scones are quick to make, and can be created with a Thermomix or conventional cooking methods. Add jam and cream and you have a winning Melbourne Cup combo!
Find this super easy lemonade scone recipe here.