Appetizers

Party appetizer recipes are a must-have for any get-together. From finger foods and delectable dips to sophisticated ways to serve cheeses from around the world, a great appetizer spread will get your party off to a festive start. Here you'll find all the appetizer recipes you need, starting with our potluck and party food finder. Answer a few questions about flavor preferences and time constraints to get a list of recipes perfectly suited for your occasion. Slow cooker appetizers are a party food staple because they can often be made in advance and kept warm for the duration of your gathering. We've got dozens of recipes that are customized for the slow cooker, from dips and spreads to meatballs and even crunchy nut mixes. In warm summer months, the grill reigns supreme. Check out our grilled appetizer collection for recipes such as ever-popular kabobs, grilled pizzas, and salsas starring grilled ingredients. No matter the season, we've got appetizer recipes you'll love to make and be proud to serve.

Skip the store! Our homemade hummus puts the purchased stuff to shame.

This rich spread is perfect for decorating cookies and frosting cakes.

Top a guacamole-like tomatillo-avocado dip with marinated ahi tuna and mangoes...

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Manchego cheese, Spain's most famous cheese, is rich and buttery in flavor wit...

The colorful, fresh vegetables and oozy melted cheese in these fajita-style...

Creamy brie gets melty and even more decadent when you bake it for just five...

Drizzle grilled mussels with a rich garlic butter sauce for a...

There's nothing better than beef nachos for your next Mexican fiesta! Since th...

These curried pineapple slices add a tropical touch to your backyard barbecue.

This healthy pork recipe requires just 10 minutes of prep time! Coat the pork...

Add these sweet-and-savory waffles to your list of great weekend breakfast...

We love a schmear of goat cheese on these cakes but any spreadable cheese will...

Serve these fresh wrapped appetizers, filled with asparagus, cheese, and...

Your favorite takeout entree can now be served at home in salad form. Try this...

Creamy cheese provides a pleasant contrast to the crunch of the fresh...

The lime-and-cilantro marinade in this shrimp appetizer has just the right...

Homemade Nachos Perfect for Game Day

You don't need to pray for a Hail Mary pass to win your football party. Nacho...

Party-Ready Finger Food Ideas

Get your party started with easy and delicious finger foods. Our appetizers,...

Appetizer Ideas for a Finger Food Dinner Party

For a fun change of pace, ditch the traditional sit-down dinner in favor of an...

How to Choose Appetizers for a Dinner Party

Whether you're planning the first course for a sit-down dinner party or a few...

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