Best Appetizer Recipes...Ever

Whether you're hosting cocktail hour, celebrating with friends, or watching the big game, you'll need an appetizer (or two). Make a classic dip, like buffalo chicken or queso, or take it up a notch with a bite-sized brie app or bacon-wrapped dates. Whatever party you're attending, there's an appetizer that's sure to impress.

Staff Picks

14 Air Fryer Appetizers to Make ASAP

Start your next gathering out the right way with our amazing air fryer appetizers.

12 Make-Ahead Easter Appetizers

Keep your holiday meal preparations simple with these crowd-pleasing bites. 

20 Bacon Appetizers for Your Next Party

Fact: Everything's better with bacon—and that includes your next appetizer spread.

27 Vibrant and Easy Spring Appetizers

Once spring rolls around, all we want to do is gather up and make an occasion to eat outside.

40+ Cinco de Mayo Appetizers to Get the Party Started

Get your party started on the right foot with one (or two, or three) of our favorite Cinco de Mayo appetizers.

Candied Bacon Sticks with Garlic Butter Drizzle

Sweet and salty bacon wrapped around crunchy breadsticks makes for heaven on a stick. Crunchy, salty, and with just the right amount of garlic to give bacon the upper hand (not that it needs it) these crispy appetizers are the perfect way to get the party started. Thin breadsticks can be found in the cracker aisle at the grocery store, and be sure to use thin-sliced bacon to easily wrap around these breadsticks. Feeling even more daring? Uses these flavorful sticks to stir up a savory-sweet cocktail. 
By Ivy Odom

Steak and Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are made even more savory with the addition of our garlicky, rich Perfect Roasted Beef Tenderloin. Old school crispy shoestring potatoes add texture and flavor like no other ingredient can. These deviled eggs are the perfect way to use the leftover "end" of the beef tenderloin and pair well with any Super Bowl food. 
By Robby Melvin

All-Purpose Entertaining Crackers

Why buy something that you can make easily and more deliciously at home? Make these all-purpose crackers as they are, or top with Asiago cheese, sea salt and black pepper, Italian herbs, or sesame seed oil after rolling the dough and before cutting it into desired shapes. Note that if you choose to make larger, 2" crackers, the yield is around 60 crackers, which serves 30 people.
By Deb Wise

Pigs in an Everything Blanket with Cream Cheese Dip

Rating: 5 stars
Two finger food favorites collide as pigs in a blanket get an everything bagel makeover. Rather than the traditional canned biscuit or croissant dough, the "blanket" of this playful appetizer is made with fresh pizza dough that is first boiled, brushed with egg wash, and rolled in an "everything" seasoning blend (poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried minced onion, dried minced garlic, and coarse salt) before being baked. Using a yeasted dough and this double cooking method is what gives these tailgate-ready bites their bagel personality. Serve them up with a tangy cream cheese dip for a party-perfect snack platter. 
By Darcy Lenz

Crab Rangoon Dip

Game day just got a lot tastier with this creamy crab dip.
By Jasmine Smith

Easy Chili-Bean Dip

Get your dip on with this super easy, 7-ingredient Tex-Mex dip. Just combine your ingredients and heat them together on the stove.

Favorite Holiday Appetizers

45 Easy Christmas Appetizers

We've rounded up everything from festive finger foods to unbeatable dips so you can satisfy—and impress—everyone at your next holiday gathering. 

Three-Cheese Spinach and Caramelized Onion Dip

This rich and flavorful dip easily becomes a fun and fancy take on a cheese and spinach dip when topped with crispy pancetta and crunchy fried shallots, which are essentially like mini onion rings.