Start off your Labor Day feast right with these crowd-pleasing appetizers, including creamy dips, finger foods, and other tasty snacks.
Roasted Corn SalsaFresh corn, tomatoes, onions, and parsley are tossd with a sweet-hot vinaigrette to make this favorite summertime salsa. Pair with tortilla chips for a colorful appetizer or serve alongside grilled burgers, chicken, or ribs.
Pulled Pork Barbecue NachosStart off your Labor Day meal with fresh and colorful layered nachos made with our famous pulled pork.
Grilled Pepper PoppersStuffed with garlic and herb cheese and topped with bacon, these bite-sized appetizers are sure to be a hit with guests.
Grilled Watermelon Pizza
For a fruity and finger-friendly appetizer, grill watermelon wedges and top with pickled onions, blue chees, and pecans.
Loaded Baked Potato Dip
Move that loaded spud from the side dish spread to the appetizer buffet with this easy and addictive Loaded Baked Potato Dip recipe.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Grilled Okra
A sweet-tangy balsamic glaze makes this summertime appetizer irresistible. Using two skewers for the wrapped okra makes it easier to flip on the grill.
Crab Cake Hush Puppies
Serve these Crab Cake Hush Puppies with your favorite rémoulade or cocktail sauce for tasty appetizers. Hush puppies, a Southern classic made by deep-frying a cornmeal batter gets a seafood makeover. Served with a creamy, thick dipping sauce, these salty critters are a great option for a potluck meal or an appetizer that serves to impress. Freeze any leftovers and defrost up to 3 months later.
Mini Caprese Bites
Learn how to make easy and delicious mini caprese bites for a quick, no-cook party appetizer that your guests can't resist.
Hawaiian Ham SandwichesWith the perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors, these Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches are sure to be crowd-pleasers.
Lemon-Caper Parmesan Potato Salad Bites
Turn "jacket potatoes" into irresistible potato salad bites. Capers offer a twist on traditional relish; they're actually pickled flower buds and add bright, briny flavor to this appetizer.
Melon, Mozzarella, and Prosciutto Skewers
Put out half of the skewers, and keep the remaining chilled until ready to serve. Everyone loves a good melon salad, so we took that idea and "skewer-ed" it. Salty cured ham meets creamy, fresh melon for the ultimate savory/sweet combination. With the addition of smooth mozzarella cheese, these skewers are texturally satisfying and not shy on flavor. Your guests will absolutley the easiness and accessibility of these skewers, and you'd be surprised at how impressed they'll be.
Pigskins in a Blanket
Using puff pastry instead of crescent roll dough to wrap up the sausages adds a great deal of richness and flavor. And replacing the pig in this version of pigs in a blanket is fully-cooked chicken sausage.
Colby-Pepper Jack Cheese DipPrepare this hearty dip made with chicken, chipotle peppers, jalapenos and chili powder up to a day ahead; cover and chill in an airtight container, and bake just before serving.
Bruschetta with Peach Salsa and Melted BrieTo make this fresh and fruity appetizer in advance, you can prepare and refrigerate the salsa up to a day ahead. Toast bread and assemble just before serving.
Hot Crab DipCombine fresh crabmeat with cream cheese, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese for a rich and creamy seafood dip.For a lighter version, use reduced-fat cream cheese and light sour cream.
Baked Pita Chips
These crispy chips will complete any appetizer dip. Double or triple the recipe to serve a large crowd or pack extras for lunchboxes.
Caramelized Tomato BruschettaTo prepare this appetizer, top grilled baguette slices with caramelized tomatoes, ricotta, and basil.
Two perfectly ripe avocados and a small handful of simple seasonings are all it takes to make the best guacamole you've ever tasted.
Cheesy Sausage Roll-Ups
These southwestern-style roll-ups require just 5 ingredients.
Anne's Hot Sausage Dip
Whether you're at the game or cheering from home, kick off your tailgating party with our first-string collection of snacks, spreads, and dips. For starters, scoop up this hearty sausage dip and keep it warm at the tailgate party in an insulated casserole dish carrier.
Spinach-and-Artichoke DipThis crowd-pleasing appetizer is rich and creamy without excess fat and calories. Assemble up to two days ahead, and bake just before serving.
Mini Corn Dogs with Cranberry MustardThese cute corndogs will please adults and kids alike.
Layered Spicy Black Bean DipJust layer cream cheese, black bean dip and shredded cheese and top with your choice of onions, olives and tomatoes to make this Mexican dip.
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle DipFire up the coals for Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Dip. Chipotle peppers give this dip its zip.
Buffalo Chicken DipPair this 5-ingredient Buffalo Chicken Dip with celery and crackers for a quick, spicy dip fit for any party.
Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes with QuesoYou can keep the queso blanco warm in a fondue pot or 1-qt. slow cooker. These are hearty, and would be a winner for a tailgate too.
It's a quick snack to make before dinner. Throw all the ingredients into a food processor, give it a whirl, and presto–you've bought yourself an hour to make a meal. Healthy dippers include baby carrots, radishes, jicama, and sugar snap peas.
Grilled Stuffed JalapeñosThe 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.
Frozen Fruit Skewers With Honey-Yogurt DipThese kid-friendly skewers are a great solution for cooling down in the summer heat.