Start your party off right with these easy appetizer recipes for dips, spreads, finger foods, and appetizers.
A creamy tuna-apple mixture fills mini-phyllo pastry shellsand is topped with Havarti cheese slices to make a tasty bite-sized
Guests will be amazed at the better-than-the-restaurant-version taste of these garlicky cheese-stuffed mushroom caps. Garnish
with fresh basil for a springlike presentation.
With all the flavor of a traditional tomato pie, these Tiny Tomato Tarts will be a hit at your party!
These snacks are as simple as sliced cheese. Prepare them ahead of time to allow ample chill time. Be sure to garnish with
a sprig of parsley or rosemary for a bit of panache.
Make this appetizer your go-to crowd pleaser. Charmingly retro, the cheese ring is dressed up with sweet strawberry preserves
that pair perfectly with the sharp Cheddar cheese.
Bake Blue Cheese-Bacon Dip appetizer in four small baking dishes, and place throughout the party area.
This recipe can double as a side dish or appetizer. Feta cheese, fresh herbs, and a garlic-and-herb marinade give the shrimp
and artichokes outstanding flavor.
Flaky puff pastry envelopes a rich mix of cream cheese, mushrooms, onions, and Parmesan cheese. You can even assemble and
freeze these ahead of time.
Parsley, dill, and tarragon pack this creamy sauce with herb-fresh flavor. There's no need for chopping; the sauce is super
easy to prepare in the food processor. Serve with boiled shrimp or veggies.
The Spanish love these tiny nibbles they call pinchos. Skewer any two items on a pick, and serve a colorful assortment on a tray. Try our combinations, or experiment with some
of your own.
Sweet-'n'-Salty Honey Cheese Spread is ready in only 10 minutes, perfect for last-minute company. A generous drizzle of the
sticky sweetener is the finishing touch. Serve with assorted crackers.
Made-from-scratch Spicy White Cheese Dip gets its kick from canned diced tomatoes and green chilies.
Have a few of these yummy Barbecue Stacks ready to go when your friends arrive. The rest can be put together by your guests.
These festive party pick-ups get a quick start with refrigerated cheese tortellini. If you’re short on time, simply toss the
ingredients together in a pretty bowl and set out some forks.
It's Southern tradition to have a little hot sauce with your turnip greens, so be sure to offer guests several brands to choose
from on the side.
Arrange-and-serve Lemon-Basil Antipasto is not only fun to eat and beautiful, it's also really easy. Decoratively place ingredients
on the platter. Cover with damp paper towels and plastic wrap, and refrigerate up to four hours. Just before guests arrive,
uncover, drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice, and sprinkle with basil, salt, and pepper.
Choose any fresh, seasonal fruit to pair with this creamy dip. We prefer strawberries, pineapple, and grapes. Adding a hint
of coffee liqueur to the dip gives it an extra kick of flavor.
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Lemon zest provides a lovely counterpoint to Tomato-Rosemary Tart. Slice this savory pie into bite-sized pieces for guests
Ready-made pastry shells make preparation of these tarts super-fast. Simply spoon a shrimp-and-cream-cheese mixture and jarred
mango chutney into the shells. Top with chopped fresh chives and toasted sweetened coconut.
Save time by picking up gourmet salsa in a jar and adding a couple quick ingredients for fresh, homemade taste.
Mini pita rounds create a sturdy base for Guacamole-Goat Cheese Toasts. Feel free to use French baguette slices instead. Top
with chopped tomatillo and tomato for a touch of crisp acidity.
The roasted goodness of sweet potatoes and crispy smoked sausage delivers loads of flavor in a small bite. Serve Sweet Potato
Squares with Lemon-Garlic Mayonnaise warm or at room temperature.
A sweet-tangy accompaniment to a variety of grilled meats, Texas Cranberry Chutney also makes a mouthwatering appetizer when
served over cream cheese or warm Brie. Be sure to send a jar home with your guests.
Italian Skewers are the perfect pickup appetizers for a crowd. The best part? They can be made ahead.
This top-rated recipe was made to serve to a crowd. You and your guests will rave over the distinctive combination of ingredients
such as cream cheese, curried chicken, orange marmelade and flaked coconut over wheat bread.
If you want a complete throwback recipe that is still delicious today, try the classic taste of Rolled Olive Sandwiches.
We've taken garlic bread up a notch. These tasty toasts make perfect entertaining starters. For a light meal, serve them with
a salad and glass of wine. Mix spreads the day before, and refrigerate overnight. You'll only need to slather them on French
bread and bake for a super-quick presentation. So skip the carb counting, and crunch into something delicious.
Great for small get-togethers, this mini-kebab can be served straight from the grill while guests mingle. "Mojo de Ajo" means
garlic sauce, and this recipe calls for ¾ cup garlic! Don't let that scare you; the garlic sauce becomes smooth when cooked
and mixed with flavorful guajilo chiles.
Boiled shrimp makes a perfect party starter, especially when paired with a delicous dipping sauce like Creamy Buttermilk-Avocado Sauce. Tip: To ensure that shrimp stays chilled, place half out when guests arrive, and replenish the platter as needed.
Salty bacon and goat cheese add the perfect balance to the fig-and-honey-topped crostini.
This yields more than enough for appetizer-size servings. Divide up the leftovers, and freeze for a last-minute meal during
the busy month of December.
Fresh, chilled Caesar Salad Bites are tasty, super-easy make, and perfectly suitable for eating out of hand.
Turn these appetizers into a pretty salad by layering veggies and croutons in a clear ice bucket or trifle dish and topping with dressing and parsley.
This warm and creamy dip is filled with zesty tomato flavors. Serve with assorted cut vegetables and bread cubes.
You can prepare the dip in advance and freeze it for up to 1 month. Let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight then stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking.
A Southern cooking perfection, these tasty treats take the best of breakfast—grits, bacon, and sharp cheddar cheese—and re-create
them as scrumptious fried balls. Serve with hot sauce.
You can also serve the delicious Slow-Cooker Beef in slider buns with your favorite sandwich toppings for a heartier meal.
Sparked by the leisurely pleasures of the cocktail-and-canapé Mad Men era, smørrebrød (Danish open-faced sandwiches) are the
latest craze in stress-free entertaining. With a little clever prep, you can set out an impressive DIY spread in under an
hour. Now we'll toast to that. Skål, y'all!
Perfect as a bowl-game party bite, you can also serve this Slow-Cooker Beef recipe in slider buns with your favorite sandwich