Sneak Peek: Appetizers From Our New Cookbook

Take a peek at these top-rated appetizer recipes from our new cookbook, America's Favorite Food.

  • Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip

    Best Appetizer. This warm, creamy, cheesy dip appears frequently at staff gatherings. People make it time and again because it's tasty and a snap to prepare. Assemble up to two days ahead, and bake just before serving.

  • Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere
    Photo: Jonny Valiant; Styling: Linda Hirst

    Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyère

    Serve this addictive onion dip with a sliced baguette or apples, or thick-cut potato chips.

  • Spicy Black Bean Hummus
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Spicy Black Bean Hummus

    "Wow" your guests at your next gathering with this super easy and delicious spicy black bean hummus. It's a great choice for casual entertaining and tailgate parties.
  • Hot Crab Dip
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Hot Crab Dip

    Online reviewers love this warm and creamy crabmeat dip for entertaining, claiming that "it doesn't taste light."
  • Salt-and-Pepper Cheese Puffs (Gougères)
    James Carrier

    Salt-and-Pepper Cheese Puffs

    People are raving about this extremely appealing appetizer. Make these puffs in advance and freeze them for whenever you are planning your party. They will still taste great!

  • Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños
    Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver

    Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

    The rich and creamy combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar nicely contrasts the muted spice of grilled jalapeño peppers. This appetizer recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version.

  • Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce

    Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce

    This intriguing dish is both savory and sweet. Ripe yet firm peaches work best; if they're too soft, they'll make the tortillas soggy.

  • Coconut Shrimp with Maui Mustard Sauce
    Howard L. Puckett

    Coconut Shrimp with Maui Mustard Sauce

    Infuse large, juicy shrimp with coconut milk, cilantro, and lime juice for an explosion of island flavor. Coated in a light coconut breadcrumb mixture and fried to perfection, these shrimp simply melt in your mouth. A sweet-and-spicy homemade Maui mustard sauce adds a whole new level of deliciousness to this traditional dish.

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