Easy Recipes for Snacks

Easy Recipes for Snacks

10 healthy, light, and quick snacks to prepare for a tea party – or as a hunger breaker at any time of the day – you will find a world of easy-to-prepare finger foods, made with seasonal and ready-made ingredients. to give, in all lightness, moments of pure taste.

10 Amazing Snacks Recipes

If you are looking for Easy Recipes for Snacks to make in a few minutes, the following suggestions will certainly be useful: many healthy snacks for travel or from the office as well as for the appetizer of any lunch with friends.

1. Creamy Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Homemade chicken lasagna recipe
Lasagna is a popular oven-baked pasta dish, based on ground meat of chicken/ beef, pasta sauce or white sauce, and top with cheese.

The ingredients are layered between boiled lasagna sheets. You can also add capsicum for a nice flavor. Chicken lasagna bake is a real hit at parties or at any special occasion.

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • Boneless chicken 1/2 kg (small pieces)
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • Onion 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Black pepper 1 tsp
  • Mushrooms 6
  • Oregano 1 tsp
  • Flour 1 tbsp
  • Cream 4 tbsp

For Cheese Sauce

  • Butter 3 tbsp
  • Flour 2 tbsp (heap)
  • Milk 1 ½ cup
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • White pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup (grated)

For Tomato Sauce

  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Chopped onion 1 tbsp
  • Garlic paste 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed red pepper 1 tsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Tomato paste 4 tbsp
  • Oregano 1 tsp
  • Sugar 1 tbsp

For Lasagna

  • Lasagna sheets 6 (boiled)
  • Capsicum 1 (stripes)
  • Cheddar cheese 1 cup (grated)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a wok and fry onion in it till it’s very light brown in color. Add garlic paste and sauté it for a while.
  2. Now add chicken pieces and fry them. Add salt, black pepper, mushrooms, oregano, and flour. Mix well and add 1/2 cup water and cook till chicken become tender.
  3. In the end, add cream. Set aside.

For Cheese Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat; stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes. Do not brown. Remove from heat and then gradually stir in milk and continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to thicken.
  2. When sauce start thickening adds half a cup of water. Now cook till the sauce consistency is medium.
  3. Season it with salt and white pepper. Remove from heat and add grated cheese in it and mix it well. Set aside.

For Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce

  1. Heat oil and fry chopped onion in it till it’s soft, add garlic paste and sauté for few seconds, then add red chili flakes, salt, 1/2 cup water, and tomato paste, mix well.
  2. Add oregano and sugar. Cook until get thick sauce consistency.

Lasagna Assembling

  1. Take a big baking dish and arrange 3 cooked lasagna strips on base. Put cooked chicken filling on it. Put some capsicum stripes and pour half cheese sauce and pasta sauce over it.
  2. Repeat the second layer with 3 sheets and repeat the layering process.
  3. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in a preheated oven at 190 for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the top is golden.

Note

You can use pasta sauce for up to 2 weeks.

2. Spicy Chicken and Potato Pie

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This recipe is a delicious combination of chicken, potatoes, peas, and cheese. In this recipe, chicken mince is used but I made it with small chicken chunks that were lip-smacking.

Must try Spicy Chicken and Potato Pie by Chef Zubaida Tariq.

Ingredients

  • Chicken Mince ½ kg
  • Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chili Garlic Sauce as required
  • Peas ½ cup
  • Carrots 2 (Chopped)
  • Crushed Black Pepper 1 tsp
  • Boiled Potatoes ½ kg (mashed)
  • Cheddar Cheese 1 packet (grated)
  • Mozzarella Cheese 1 packet (grated)
  • Bread Crumbs 1 packet
  • Oil  as required

Instructions

  1. In a pan heat, 2 tbsp oil and cook mince along with ginger garlic paste and some salt. Cook until tender and water dry.
  2. Now add in chili garlic sauce to taste, peas, and carrots. Cook it and add in crushed black pepper.
  3. Grease a baking dish and spread mince on it. Add in potatoes on top.
  4. Spread cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  5. Sprinkle Bread crumbs on the top.
  6. Preheat the oven and bake it for 20 minutes.
  7. Once it is golden brown, spread chili garlic sauce on it and serve hot.

3. Lentil and Vegetables Cutlets

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A scrumptious combination of green lentil, carrot, and potato. Lentil and Vegetables Cutlets are a perfect snack to serve with tea or alone with ketchup.

Ingredients

  • Carrot 1 (grated)
  • Green lentil 1 cup (soaked)
  • Turmeric ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Potato 2 medium (boiled)
  • Salt to taste
  • Green chilies 2-3
  • Mint ½ bunch (chopped)
  • Egg 1 (beaten)
  • Bread crumbs as required
  • Oil for shallow fry

Instructions

  1. Stir fry carrot in the pan until carrot water dries. Shift in a plate and allow it to cool.
  2. Boil lentil, when water starts boiling add turmeric and red chili. Cook until lentil soft but grains look separate.
  3. Add lentil in potato and mash both. Now add carrot, salt, green chilies, and mint.
  4. Make cutlets in your required shape, dip in egg, and coat with bread crumbs.
  5. Shallow fry from both sides till golden brown.

4. Arabic Fatayer (Mince Boats)

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Fatayer is an Arabic pie and this is made in different shapes. This Arabic Fatayer is in shape of mince boat that is filled with cheesy mince. A well presented food in kid’s party and any other occasion.

This is a tried and tested recipe of my friend Nadia. So make it without any worries.

Ingredients

For Filling

  • Onion 1 (chopped)
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Chicken mince 250gms
  • Red chili powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar 1 tbsp
  • Zaatar (Arabic herb) 1tsp (Optional)
  • Tomato ketchup 4 tbsp
  • Mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp

For Dough

  • Flour 2 cups
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Instant yeast 1 tsp (heaped)
  • Nido milk powder 2 tbsp

Instructions

For Filling

  1. Fry onion in oil till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste along with the mince, fry till water dries.
  2. Now add red chili powder, salt, cumin powder, garam masala powder and vinegar.
  3. Cover & simmer for 10 minutes or until mince is tender.
  4. Let it to cool on room temperature then add ketchup, mozzarella cheese & Zaatar. Filling is ready.

For dough

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl & knead the soft dough with lukewarm water. Leave it to rise for an hour.
  2. Punch down the dough. Now make small size equal balls. Roll out into an oval-shaped. Place 1 tbsp mince on each boat. Lift the pointed edges & press to make a boat shape.
  3. Now apply egg wash. No need for second proofing.
  4. Bake them directly in a preheated oven at 180’C for 12 to 15 minutes or till golden.

5. Twisted Garlic Cheese Bread

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I just found this recipe from a  blog so I would like to share it with you. Cheesy Twisted garlic bread is a great snack or appetizer.

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough
  • Butter 1/4 cup (melted)
  • Garlic 1 clove (minced)
  • Mozzarella cheese 1 cup (grated)
  • Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup (grated)
  • Italian seasoning 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425⁰F.
  2. Roll pizza dough onto cutting board.
  3. In a small bowl combine melted butter and garlic. Spread butter and garlic mixture over pizza dough.
  4. Sprinkle cheeses and Italian seasoning over half of the dough.
  5. Fold other half over the cheese half.
  6. Cut into small rectangles, carefully twist each rectangle and place on a baking sheet spacing about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until a golden brown.

6. Honey Chili Potatoes Recipe

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Kid’s meals are the hardest to cook, aren’t they? To put you out of your misery, Honey Chilli Potatoes Recipe is here.

This minimalist recipe has basic pantry ingredients that are glazed to perfection. With just the right amount of spices and nutrients, this recipe is a go-to lunch favorite.

Also, Try Other Vegetarian Recipes

Ingredients

For Fried Potatoes

  • Potatoes 2
  • Salt 2 tsp
  • Water 4 cups
  • Plain flour (maeda) 1 tbsp
  • Rice flour 1 tbsp
  • Oil to deep fry

For Batter

  • Plain flour (Maida)1/4 cup
  • Rice flour 1/4 cup
  • Salt -as per taste
  • Water to make a thick batter

For Sauce

  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Garlic 4-5 cloves
  • Green chili -2-3 slit
  • Sesame seeds 1 tsp
  • Onion 1 small (sliced)
  • Capsicum 1/2 small (sliced)
  • Salt 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar 1/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce 1 tsp (light)
  • Red chili sauce 1 tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Corn flour 1 tsp + water 3 tbsp
  • Spring onion 1/4 cup
  • Honey 2 tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds 1 tbsp

Instructions

  1. First cut potatoes in French fried shape and keep boil for 5 minutes in salted water.
  2. Drain water, let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Now sprinkle plan flour and rice flour. Keep aside.

For Batter

  1. Add plain flour, rice flour if you don’t have rice flour can use corn starch, make a batter like how we make for pakora.
  2. Then dip potatoes in batter and deep fry likes crunchy. Keep aside.

For Sauce

  1. Take pan heat it, add oil garlic, green chili, onion slices, capsicum, sesame seeds. Stir well.
  2. Then add all soya sauce, chili sauce, and ketchup along with sugar. Mix it.
  3. Add cornflour paste, last add honey mixes well.
  4. Add potatoes, coat nicely with the sauce.
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion or coriander leaves.
  6. Serve warm.

Recipe Curtsy: Kavita Sharma

7. Steak Sandwich Recipe

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Be creative with recipes. Now try this super delicious steak sandwich recipe that will give you appetizing taste and flavor. The steak sandwich is great to serve to the family as easy lunch and dinner. If you don’t like beef to eat then you can skip it and enjoy chicken.

Get the ultimate taste of steak and cheese in one recipe.

Ingredients

  • Hotdog Buns 2
  • Beefsteak 300 gm
  • Crushed black pepper 1 tsp
  • Crushed red pepper 1 tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Garlic chopped 1 tsp
  • Vinegar 2 tbsp
  • Wooster shire sauce 1 tbsp
  • Oregano ½ tsp
  • Oil as required
  • Onion 1 (sliced)
  • Capsicum 1 (sliced)
  • Cheese slice 2

Instructions

  1. Marinate beef steaks with crushed black pepper, crushed red pepper, salt, chopped garlic, vinegar,  Wooster shire sauce, and oregano overnight. Keep in the fridge overnight.
  2. Now cook in a grill pan with 2 tbsp oil from both sides until cooked.
  3. In another grill pan sauté onion, sliced capsicum with a little oil, black pepper powder, and salt.
    Cut hotdog bus from the center into two. Put one steak in each. Top with cheese slice.
  4. Spread fried capsicum and onion. Cover with the other bun.
  5. Serve hot.

8. Spring Fried Chicken

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Spring Fried Chicken – tender and spicy chicken recipe is a perfect side dish in a party. You can also serve it with bread or dinner roll to your family.

Ingredients

For Chicken

  • Chicken 1 kg (8 pieces)
  • Salt ½ teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Water 1/4 cup

 For Batter

  • Eggs 2
  • Corn flour 5 teaspoons
  • Plain flour 5 teaspoons
  • Soya sauce 3 teaspoons
  • Milk 4 teaspoons
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder ½ teaspoon

Instructions

  1. Add chicken with other ingredients in a cooking pan to cook until done and water evaporates.
  2. In a bowl mix batter ingredients with water to make a smooth consistency batter.
  3. Dip each chicken piece in the batter and deep fry until chicken turns to a golden brown color.
  4. Serve hot with ketchup.

9. Pinwheel Pizza

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Pinwheel Pizza is one of my best creations that printed in Reader Digest Asia. This is a twist in a pizza recipe with a great taste and outstanding presentation. In fact, circular layers of chicken, sauce, and dough look adorable.

I used chili garlic sauce for a change in taste, but you can use pizza sauce as well. It is great to serve in a kid’s party and any special occasion to inspire your guests.

Ingredients

For Pizza Dough

  • Plain flour 2 cups
  • Dry yeast 1 teaspoon
  • Dry milk powder 2 teaspoons
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Egg 1
  • Oil 2 teaspoons
  • Warm water as required

 Filling

  • Oil 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic paste ½ teaspoon
  • Chicken mince 250 gm
  • Crushed red chili 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Yogurt 3-4 teaspoons
  • Capsicum 1 (chopped)
  • Onion 1 medium (chopped)
  • Mozzarella cheese ½ packet or as required
  • Oregano ¼ teaspoon
  • Chili garlic sauce ¼ cup
  • Butter 4 teaspoons (melted)
  • Egg 1 (beaten)

Instructions

For Pizza Dough

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix in egg and oil knead gently to a dough with warm water. Cover and rest the dough for 45 minutes to double it.

For Filling

  1. In pan heat oil, add in garlic paste and fry few seconds.
  2. Now add chicken mince, stir until change the color.
  3. Put crushed red chili, cumin powder, salt, and yogurt. Cook until chicken mince is done and dry.
  4. Mix melted butter and egg in a bowl.
  5. Roll dough into a large rectangle thin layer. Brush edges with beaten egg. Slather with a layer of chili garlic sauce, followed by topping and cheese.
  6. Fold like a roll and place pizza roll carefully on a greased ovenproof dish. Cover and leave for rising about 15 minutes.
  7. Brush the roll with butter and egg. Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
  8. Remove from oven, slice into 2″ sections and serve hot.

10. Chili Cheese Fries

Potato Snacks

Chili Cheese Fries is a delicious recipe. It is made with three types of beans, and serve with fries, green onion, and melted cheese. Just superb!

Chili Cheese Fries is a tried and tested recipe by one of friend Wajeha Babar.

Ingredients

  • Ground chicken 2 lbs
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Onions 1 cup (chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Ground cumin 2 tsp
  • Paprika 2 tbsp
  • Crushed red peppers 1 tsp
  • Jalapeño peppers 1 tbsp (chopped)
  • Chipotle peppers 1 (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Red kidney beans 1 can (half mushed)
  • Black beans 1 can (half mushed)
  • Pinto beans 1 can (half mushed)
  • Tomatoes 2 cups (crushed)
  • Fries as desired
  • Cheese 1 packet (melted)
  • Green onion 2 (sliced)
  • Tomato 1 (chopped)
  • Pickled jalapeño as required

Instructions

  1. Sauté Onions in the oil. Add the ground meat, paprika and stir until it is no longer pink.
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste, ground cumin, paprika, crushed red pepper, jalapeno peppers, chipotle and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add the beans, tomatoes. Cover and simmer on medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat. Serve warm over the Fries with green Onions, chopped tomatoes, melted cheese, and pickled jalapeño slices.

Notes

  • You could boil your own beans if you don’t wish to use the canned ones.
  • I used store-bought frozen curly fries. Baked them at 400*F for 15-20 minutes or until crispy.

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