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Mini Charcuterie Board

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Let’s make a mini charcuterie board for dinner! It’s quick and easy (ready in less than 10 minutes); balanced (with a variety of foods); and requires NO cooking (perfect for casual meals and outdoor picnics). Pull together a variety of ingredients and arrange for this easy and simple charcuterie board for one or girl dinner if you prefer. 🙂

Whether you’re putting together snacks for board game night or making a movie night snack board, or even individual charcuterie boards, everyone loves snacks for dinner! It’s the best way to use up any random foods in the fridge. And if you love snack boards as much as we do, be sure to try my Mediterranean charcuterie board, Trader Joe’s cheese board, 5-minute breakfast board for kids, or my brunch charcuterie board next time.

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Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

What You’ll Love About this Mini Charcuterie Board

  • Ready in 5-10 minutes
  • Perfect appetizer or snack plate dinner
  • Easy to put out plenty of options so everyone is happy
  • No cooking required
  • Great way to use up leftovers or smaller amounts of food
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Ingredients to Make a Girl Dinner

  • Deli meat – Use whatever deli meat you prefer – turkey, ham, roast beef, salami, etc. You could also use leftover cooked pieces of meat or even chicken tenders. Include a variety of meats if you can.
  • Cheese – Use your favorite cheeses, I love to use a hard cheese like aged gouda or sharp cheddar but this is flexible. Sometimes we use cheese sticks depending on what types of cheeses we have. Cut the cheese into small portions for easy snacking.
  • Fresh fruits – Use whatever is in-season and delicious. Fresh berries, oranges, clementines, apple slices, and grapes are all good options.
  • Veggies – I aim to include two or three fresh vegetables with a focus on minimal prep veggies – carrots, celery, cucumbers, mini bell peppers, snap peas, broccoli, etc.
  • Dips – Use at least one dip, maybe two if you have them. I typically will include hummus and ranch as we typically have those and lemon feta dip, smoked salmon dip, or Greek yogurt dill dip if I have those.
  • Carbs – This can be so many things – crackers and popcorn are staples for us, but you could also use breadsticks, little pb&j sandwiches, mini avocado toasts, cookies, etc.
  • Nuts – This is an easy addition and a great way to provide another protein/fat/fiber-rich food on the snack plate. Use whatever type of nuts you have and like.
  • Extras – You can also add small extras if you have them like olives or pickles.
  • Dark chocolate – If you enjoy ending your meal with something sweet, add some chocolate, cookies, dried fruit, or your favorite sweets.
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How to Make a Simple Charcuterie Board

This is an overview on how to make a small charcuterie board, the detailed instructions can be found below in the recipe card.

Prep ingredients. Wash and cut any fruits and veggies; prep any cheese and deli meats.
Put together spread. You have options here. You can use a snack board tray and put it all together (which I think makes it seem more fun!) or just put out the components on the table in their own bowls, containers, etc. Arrange bowls or plates on a snack board tray and then fill in with the rest of the components.
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Reminder: snack boards can be cutting boards, a sheet pan, muffin tins, or even just put out on the table, though I like grouping everything together. You could also make individual mini boards using small boards, or small salad plates.

FAQs

Is this is a “girl dinner?”

It could be! We had meals like this growing up and I make them for my own family, but we just call it a snack board dinner! It’s a fun way to enjoy some snacky foods, a wide variety of foods, and take a night off of cooking.

Can I make this a lunch charcuterie board?

Absolutely! It’s a fantastic lunch as it includes a variety of foods, it comes together quickly, and it’s nutritious and delicious! You may want to make a more simplified version – I like to stick to a deli meat like turkey, a few veggies, a fruit, something crunchy like crackers, and some nuts and/or chocolate to finish off the meal.

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Storage Instructions

Store components in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to prep ahead

If you want to be able to pull this snack charcuterie board out and be eating it a minute later, do this:

  • Prep veggies (wash, cut if necessary)
  • Prep fruits (wash, cut, etc.)
  • Put dips in small bowls (I use these pinch bowls)
  • Cut up cheese and deli meats
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How to Feed Snack Board Dinner to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in.

This is actually a great meal for families as everyone can pick and choose what they want. I would recommend making sure there are a few items you know your kids will eat, preferably in different food categories (protein, fruit, veggie, carb, etc.).

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Description

Let’s make a mini charcuterie board for dinner! It’s quick and easy; balanced; and requires NO cooking (perfect for casual meals).


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 8 oz. deli turkey or ham
  • 4 oz. salami
  • 8 oz. hard cheese like sharp cheddar or aged gouda
  • carrot sticks
  • cucumber slices
  • fresh berries (or other seasonal fruit)
  • crackers
  • hummus or ranch
  • olives
  • almonds or other nuts
  • dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Arrange all of your items on a cutting board, serving tray, or even in bowls or on plates on the table. 

Notes

  • Feel free to mix and match and switch up ingredients, this is a general outline

Keywords: girl dinner, mini charcuterie board, charcuterie board for one, simple charcuterie board

Food styling and photography by Loren Runion.

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