While it's been ages since I've hosted my own party, I do love bringing a dish or two to parties that I attend. One of my favorite things to bring to any party is this 6 ingredient easy antipasto recipe - it's the easiest thing possible and everyone always loves it!
I recently went to a small gathering at my friend's house for New Year's Eve and I brought this dish along. By the end of the night, there was barely anything leftover! You can make this 6 ingredient easy antipasto recipe up to two days ahead of time. In fact, it actually tastes best if you make it the day before the event because it gives the dressing time to really marinate the other ingredients!
6 Ingredient Easy Antipasto Recipe
- 1 cup of Zesty Italian Dressing
- 10-20 peperoncinis
- 1 bag of Boar's Head Pepperoni (you can use any pepperoni but I prefer Boar's Head)
- 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese (I use fresh mozzarella but you can use a regular brick of mozzarella too)
- 1 jar marinated artichokes
- 20 black olives
Here's the thing: this is easy. Don't make it any harder than it has to be!
I start by cutting the mozzarella into small cubes, you want about ½ inch in size. Then I quarter the marinated artichoke hearts. Everything else is used in its entirety.
I use a casserole dish and layer pepperoni, cheese, olives and peperoncini, drizzle with the dressing, and then do another layer and drizzle with more dressing.
You can use as many peperoncinis as you like to make it a little spicier if you like it spicy, or omit them all together if you don't like spice at all. You can even omit the artichoke hearts if you aren't a fan of them, but they do add a nice little twist to the dish!
Just let it all marinate in the fridge for at least an hour and you're done!