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30 finger food recipes that are perfect for Rugby World Cup viewings

Get game day ready with these finger-licking nibbles recipes. They're super easy to prepare and perfect for snacking on during those edge-of-your-seat moments throughout the game. May the best team win!

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    Hot dogs with sauerkraut & gruyère

    These can be prepped in advance and then baked at the last minute to make banging hot dogs that are full of punch from mustard and sauerkraut, and gooey with melting cheese. Photography by Todd Eyre.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Hereford cheese royale burger

    Indulge in the mac daddy of cheese burgers, which comes with all the trimmings. This juicy beef burger recipe is sure to satisfy

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Eggplant fritter fries with garlic yoghurt

    Eggplant...fries?! This recipe sees this meaty vegetable transformed into thick fries, coated in beer batter then fried to perfection. Serve with garlic yoghurt for a delicious vegetarian snack

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Lemon honey chicken nibbles

    These sticky sweet and tangy chicken nibbles are so quick and easy to make. They're the perfect appetiser when you're entertaining. The kids will love them too!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Nadia Lim's vege pizzas

    Homemade pizza is delicious and a much healthier (and yummier) alternative to those from most pizza outlets. Plus, the kids really love to lend a hand making them. These vegetable toppings are always a hit!


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    Hot chicky-wedge cones

    The perfect American dish for those that love spice! These lemon and paprika crumbed chicken tenderloins are brilliant served with delicious thick-cut potato wedges and a creamy chilli sauce.

    Real Living|

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    Quick grilled nachos

    Whip up this Mexican favourite in no time at all. Your family and friends will love sharing this big tray of vegetarian nachos, enjoying the oozy melted cheese and creamy avocado atop crunchy corn chips.

    Woman's Day|

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    Spicy tikka courgette burgers

    These spicy tikka burgers make a delicious change from the usual beef patties! Totally vegetarian and dairy free, it's a perfect recipe for a relaxed family dinner.


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    Sticky sesame ginger ribs

    These sticky sesame ginger ribs make great finger food for summer entertaining

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Texi-mexi pizzas

    These fun bite size, Texi-mexi pizzas are great for kids to get a taste of Mexico or delicious nibbles for Mexican-themed parties!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Perfect hot chips

    Nobody can resist these perfect double-cooked hot chips.

    Australian Table|

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    Vegetarian sausage rolls

    These quick and easy sausage rolls are a meat-free variation on a traditional family favourite. Made with lentils, vegies and sesame seeds, they are both nutritious and filling.

    Woman's Day|

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    Chicken, mushroom & thyme sausage rolls

    Making homemade sausage rolls for a party shows you care. Roll out these chicken, mushroom and thyme beauties for the perfect party snack. Photography by Todd Eyre.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Chai-spiced popcorn

    Complete your next movie night with this mouthwatering chai-spiced popcorn! A quick, easy and delicious snack!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Maple mustard lamb skewers

    This maple mustard lamb skewers recipe is fantastic served with chunky tabbouleh, tzatziki and flatbread. Enjoy for a delicious family meal that costs only $4.05 per serve

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Crisp chicken & herb rice-paper parcels

    Party season has started! These tasty morsels will tempt the taste buds of your guests and ensure you retain your legendary entertaining status. Photography by Todd Eyre.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Baked New York style hot dogs with crispy onion rings

    Here’s a cheeky idea to incorporate all the flavours suited to hot dogs – tomato sauce, mustard, cheese and gherkins. These are substantial, satisfying and ready in 15 minutes. Team the hot dogs with crispy onion rings.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Asian vegetable rice-paper rolls with citrus chilli sauce

    Getting your 5+ a day has never been so delicious! This Asian-inspired rice paper roll recipe is packed with fresh veges, nuts and herbs then served with a punchy homemade dipping sauce for the ultimate healthy meal


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    Mexican beef short ribs

    Don't forget the finger bowls when you serve these sticky ribs that are dripping with Mexican flavours. The peppery radish salad beautifully balances the sweetness of the ribs.

    Woman's Day|

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    Roasted tomato and basil quiches

    Add a delicious edge to your next afternoon tea with these mini roasted tomato and basil quiches. This recipe is quick, easy and perfect served warm or cold


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    Fried potato sticks with salsa

    Share the taste-bud love with these fried potato sticks, covered in herbs and complemented with a spicy tomato salsa.

    Woman's Day|

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    Spiced lamb Turkish pizza

    Using Turkish bread as a pizza base makes this a super-speedy meal. Perfect for busy weeknights.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Fancy chicken nachos with salsa (chilaquiles con pollo)

    Nadia Lim shares her recipe for chilaquiles (pronounced ‘cheela-kee-less’) which are like fancy nachos without the melted cheese. This tasty dish makes a delicious starter, casual lunch or snack with beers


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    Gluten-free pepperoni pizza

    Who wants to eat gluten-free pizza if the base has the taste and texture of cardboard? It might sound strange, but using cauliflower for the base of this gluten-free pepperoni pizza totally works!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Salmon pinwheels

    There is no better match than cream cheese and soft smoked salmon. With dill, mint, capers and lemon juice you'll find you just can't stop eating these refreshing pinwheels.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Mexican chilli sliders

    Bolognese sauce gets a spicy makeover with this Mexican chilli slider recipe! These quick and easy sliders are perfect for entertaining a crowd or a fun dinner with the family

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Crispy avocado fries

    These avocado fries are simply scrumptious. With a crispy batter of panko crumbs and delicious seasoning, served with our zingy green yoghurt sauce, they make a fantastic vegetarian side dish.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Shredded lamb burger with rosemary wedges

    Instead of taking a trip to your favourite burger joint, why not create your own homemade burgers with your own creative twist? This lamb burger recipe features lamb shanks that have been cooked until tender

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa

    Your slow cooker is your best friend when it comes to these pulled pork tacos with spicy banana salsa. Succulent, spicy, and all-too easy to pull together, it is sure to be a hit.


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    Vegetarian lentil and chickpea burgers with tahini sauce

    Burger night just got a whole lot more delicious! This vegetarian burger recipe sees patties packed with the goodness of chickpeas, lentils and brown rice, paired with salad and topped with creamy tahini sauce

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|