23 Fancy French Appetizers To Make

French cuisine can range from ridiculously simplistic to some of the most complex recipes.

Baked Camembert cheese with toasted bread slices

However, whether the dish takes a minute or an hour, French food has a certain sophistication that makes it incredibly appealing. 

As the first meal of the night, an appetizer should stand out and impress people. French cuisine offers various dishes that showcase the country’s culinary artistry. French appetizers are a perfect way to kick off any meal, whether you prefer a light and refreshing opener or a decadent and hearty dish. 

In this quick guide, we’ll cover 23 fancy French appetizers that’ll please your eyes as much as your taste buds. 

What’s Your Favorite French Hors D’oeuvre?

Try these French appetizers and tell us which is your favorite! Don’t forget to finish your meal with a classic French dessert.

23 Fancy French Appetizers

Baked Camembert cheese with toasted bread slices

If you’re cooking a French meal, don’t forget the hors d’oeuvres! These tasty French appetizers are impressive but easy enough to make with these recipes.

Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    1. Choose your favorite recipe.
    2. Gather the necessary ingredients.
    3. Prep and cook your recipe.
    4. Enjoy!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.