Save money with these easy appetizer recipes from All You that are all under $1.50 a serving. They're perfect for the holidays when you may be a little short on cash.
September 30, 2010
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Stuffed Cheese Puffs
Stuffed Cheese Puffs Recipe These savory little cheese puffs are great alone, or you can fill them with crabmeat, mushroom filling, or chicken salad. The cost of the filling is not included, but at $0.23 per serving, you've got room to splurge.
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Cheese and Guinness Spread
Cheese and Guinness Spread Recipe Think of this appetizer as a dip version of the ever-popular beer cheese soup. It's best to use Guinness or another type of stout so that you'll get the maximum beer flavor.
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White Bean Dip
White Bean Dip Recipe Turn to a bean dip when you need a budget-friendly appetizer. All you need is a can of cannellini beans, some fresh herbs, lemon juice and olive oil, plus your choice of dippers. Fresh veggies or pita chips are great options.
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Recipe These hearty sausage-filled puff pasty rolls are sure to be a hit at your next cocktail buffet or when you have folks over to watch the big game.
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Vidalia Onion Tarts
Vidalia Onion Tarts Recipe If Vidalia onions aren't in season, or if you can't find them in your area, use another type of sweet onion to top these biscuit-like tarts.
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Lemon-and-Black-Pepper Cheese Straws
Lemon-and-Black-Pepper Cheese Straws Recipe Make shortcut cheese straws by adding Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and black pepper to frozen puff pasty dough. They're not only great for snacking, but also as an accompaniment for soup or salad.
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Tangy Marinated Cheese
Tangy Marinated Cheese Recipe Ideal for entertaining, this cheese appetizer is about as easy as they come. Make the entire recipe the night before your party, then all you have to do is pull it out of the fridge and serve with French bread or crackers.
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Cheese-and-Tomato Toasts Recipe If you've got cream cheese on hand, you can use it instead of goat cheese for these easy toasts. The goat cheese will be slightly tangier, but because of the tomato, garlic and olive, the flavor's great either way.
Creamy Dill Dip with Pita Chips Recipe Thick and creamy Greek yogurt is the star of this easy dip. Save money by making your own pita chips rather than buying bagged chips or crackers; make your own Greek yogurt to save even more.