Start your easiest party ever with quick recipes for easy dips, simple spreads, and pick-up bites that can be made ahead or assembled in minutes.
Wasabi peas add color and spice to this simple and quick five-ingredient mix. The ingredients also hold up well in the heat
if you want to serve outdoors.
For a simple, fresh appetizer, wrap mango slices and arugula in paper-thin slices of prosciutto. For a slightly different flavor, substitute another fruit, such as pear or cantaloupe, for mango.
This classic salsa gets a decidedly Southern spin by adding bacon and greens. We loved it over cream cheese (a great idea
for leftovers). You can prepare the recipe up to a day ahead―just reheat before serving.
For a crowd, assemble several pizzas; cover and chill up to two hours. Bake a few at a time, to keep the Pizza Sticks coming
out hot and fresh.
This appetizer version of a caprese salad sandwiches mozzarella slices between grape tomato halves in an elegant skewer presentation.
A drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of fresh chopped basil finishes off the tasty bites.
Set up a serving area for the shrimp and sauces on your kitchen island or breakfast table, and let everyone help themselves. To shortcut prep, ask your seafood monger to steam shrimp for you.
Cantaloupe or honeydew adds refreshing fruity flavor to these meat-and-cheese skewers that are perfect for a hot day. They’re
easy to make in advance and pull out of the fridge right before party time.
Fresh Herb-Tomato Crostini is a versatile recipe. The tomato topping also serves as an ingredient for tangy tabbouleh salad.
This Derby Day classic is a hearty, simple crowd-pleaser for any Southern party. Bake frozen tea biscuits and fill with thin
slices of country ham. Have guests dress biscuits with flavored butter and mustard blends.
We like to eat this cool, creamy spread on toasted crostini or fresh veggies. It’s packed with the goodness of soybeans and
tons of flavor from garlic and basil.
Take olives purchased from the deli department to the next level with lemon zest and a few seasonings in Warm Fennel-Olive
Party Tip: If your olives have pits, be sure to set out a small bowl for your guests to dispose of them.
Though precooked bacon is a quick alternative, we recommend using freshly made bacon in this delicious dip, as it provides
For super-quick preparation, measure out all of your ingredients, drain the spinach, and cut the bread while the cream cheese
Serve Black-eyed Pea-and-Ham Dip atop cornbread crackers for a unique regional pairing.
This easy appetizer dip is delicious in a grilled lamb pita. You can also use it as a spread for burgers or a crudité platter.
Classic Ham Salad gets a new look atop toasted crostini, but it's just as delicious sandwiched between two slices of bread.