Best Appetizer Recipes...Ever
Favorite Holiday Appetizers
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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.
- Crab Rangoon Dip
Crab Rangoon Dip
- Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip
Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Candied Bacon Sticks with Garlic Butter Drizzle
Candied Bacon Sticks with Garlic Butter Drizzle
- mr-Pigs in an Everything Blanket with Cream Cheese Dip Image
Pigs in an Everything Blanket with Cream Cheese DipRating: 5 stars
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All-Purpose Entertaining Crackers
Delicious Appetizers for Summer Cookouts
Appetizers on the Grill
Kick your next summer party off the right way--with smoking good apps and snacks straight from the grill.
15+ Seafood Appetizers That Are Perfect for Summer
Say hello to summer with these scrumptious seafood appetizers.
Fresh Summer Appetizers
These summer-approved appetizers will do the trick and please everyone.
14 Dips That Start With a Container of Sour Cream
Sour cream's subtle tanginess and, well, creamy texture make it a near-perfect base for all kinds of dip recipes, from traditional picks like onion, ranch, and spinach-and-artichoke, to spicier options like Layered Buffalo Chicken Dip.
100 Super Fast Finger Foods to Serve a Crowd
Hosting a party or headed to a potluck? You'll want to take a look at these easy, fast, and portable finger food recipes first. No spoons or forks required.
30+ Easy Potato Appetizers
From impressive Potato Puffs to reliable French fries (try French Dip French Fries, our delicious twist on a classic), our best potato appetizers are sure to get any party started. For a healthier—but still tasty—potato app, try one of our favorite sweet potato recipes (like these super easy Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges).
These appetizer recipes are elegant, easy, and, because they have so few ingredients, won't break your budget.
Our Best Portable Appetizers
Choose these easy, no-mess appetizers when you need to take a dish to the party.
Everything Bagel Cheese Ball
The mega-flavor of an everything bagel can be rolled into a savory, satisfying cheese ball that your guests are sure to love. Prep the cheese ball in advance and roll it in everything spice blend just before your friends arrive for an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer.
By Amanda Williams
Everything Cream Cheese Jalapeño Poppers
We all know that the addictiveness of the savory everything spice blend is amplified when paired with smooth cream cheese. Each popper is bursting with flavor and a variety of optional toppings keeps each bite interesting (and makes for a gorgeous platter). It seems you've found your new go-to party appetizer. Make sure that the jalapenos are par-cooked before adding the cream cheese filling to ensure that the cream cheese doesn't burn.
By Ivy Odom
10 Money-Saving Appetizers
Save money with these easy All You appetizer recipes that are all under $1.50 a serving. They're perfect for entertaining when you're a little short on cash.
20+ Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipes
Whether you pair it with cucumbers or canapés, there’s something about smoked salmon that elevates the standard finger food. The delightfully pink protein adds a pop of color and salty goodness to any number of hors d'oeuvres, making them look and taste equally delicious. Amp up the snack selection at your next shindig with these easy smoked salmon appetizers.
Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Two appetizer favorites team up for one incredible bite in these pimiento cheese-loaded deviled eggs.
By Darcy Lenz
Buffalo Beef Dip
Why make the same old Buffalo chicken dip when you could incorporate beef? Beef is naturally richer and more savory, so its no surprise how delcicious it is when paired with the iconic heat of Buffalo sauce. Serve this perfect twist on a crowd-pleasing favorite while watching the big game. Our bet is that you never go back to the bird. Be sure to look for packaged, pulled beef without sauce (since you will be adding your own). Alternatively, you can always use leftover smoked, shredded beef from your favorite BBQ restaurant.
By Sara Tane
The perfect fried pork skins can be actually be made at home with this deliciously crispy, spicy, and flavorful appetizer item. To make things easier, you can prep the skins ahead of time and cover in an airtight container to fry them when you're ready. While this recipe is more of a labor of love, it tastes better that way, and also acquiring properly sourced pork skins is a must for some truly exceptional flavor.
By Robby Melvin
French Onion Cheese Ball
Rather than serving French Onion soup topped with bread to a crowd, serve a more easily-shared, portable version with all of the same flavor. A French Onion Cheese Ball with toasted baguette slices makes the perfect game-watching appetizer and it much less likely to spill during the celebration of a big play.
By Amanda Wiliams
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.
By Mark Driskill
Rating: 3 stars
This sensational spud riff on nachos is an hommage to party food lovers everywhere. Loaded with toppings and drizzled with a hot cheese dip, these totchos are ready to rock and roll right onto your plate.
By Robby Melvin
20 Keto Appetizers for Your Next Party
Get your next party started on the right foot with one of our favorite keto appetizers. Whether you're looking for something meaty (like this Spicy-Sweet Bacon Wrapped Shrimp or this Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites), cheesy (these Microwavable Keto Cheese Crisps are amazingly simple), or both (we're looking at you, Chevre and Mango Steak Bites), we've got the keto recipes for you.
10 5-Star Appetizers from Cooking Light
When you need the "wow" factor if your appetizers, look to these highly rated recipes.
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Ball
Rating: 4 stars
The buffalo flavor that we all know and love is typically made by combining vinegar, butter, and a cayenne pepper-based hot sauce. Skip the intense prep that buffalo wings require-- get all of the flavor you crave with a buffalo cheese ball. Prepared Buffalo wing sauce makes it easy to make and the blue cheese gives each bite an addictive richness. Serve while watching the next big game with your friends.
By Amanda Williams
Cheesy Taco Jalapeño Poppers with Cilantro-Lime Crema
Beefy, cheesy, taco-tasting poppers that are deep-fried and delicious... what more could you ask for in an appetizer? Cilantro-Lime Crema adds the perfect amount of balancing brightness, making these poppers something to remember. We recommend baking the jalapenos before frying them to cook them all the way through and give them that irresistible tender texture.
By Ivy Odom
50 Last-Minute Appetizers For Your Next Unexpected Gathering
Choose one of these super-easy appetizer recipes when you've got unexpected guests or if you forgot to make a dish to take to the party.
Cheeseburger Egg Rolls
Rating: 5 stars
This might sound strange, but as it turns out, a golden-crisp egg roll stuffed with beef, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and mayo might just be one of the most delectably genius things we've ever made. This playful appetizer is reminiscent of everything you love about fast food--but unlike a fast food cheeseburger fix, you actually know what's going into it. You can find fresh egg roll wrappers in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.
By Robin Bashinsky