Party Appetizers and Calculator

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How many appetizers to make is a question every host ponders. From chicken wings and meatballs to dips and nuts, we've crunched the numbers to help you plan the perfect amount of food for your party.

Chicken Wings

Whip up the perfect quantity of appetizers for your get-together when you plan on 12 appetizer servings per guest. Here's how much to make of some party-food favorites.

Forget the forks and dole out the napkins for a finger-food favorite: chicken wings! Tender and saucy, chicken wings are a must-have appetizer.

Chicken wing numbers:

  • One serving = 2 wings
  • Party of 12 = 2 pounds


Try these saucy wing recipes:

Fondue or Queso

Perfect for dunking, fondue and queso recipes make your party buffet more interactive and delicious.

Fondue and queso numbers:

  • One serving = 1/4 cup
  • Party of 12 = 3 cups


Try these fondue recipes:

Put a twist on traditional fondue and dip into DARK chocolate. Delicious and good for you too.

How to Make Dark Chocolate Fondue

Watch how easy it is to make dark chocolate fondue at home!

Dips and Spreads

No party buffet is complete without a dip or spread. Hot or cold, sweet or savory, the options are endless.

Dips and spreads numbers:

  • One serving = 2 tablespoons
  • Party of 12 = 1-1/2 cups


Try these dip recipes:

Cocktail Meatballs

Stick a toothpick in it -- these meaty bites are done! Meatballs are so easy to prepare and can often be made ahead or held in a slow cooker until party time.

Cocktail meatball numbers:

  • One serving = 2 meatballs
  • Party of 12 = 1 pound


Try these savory meatball recipes:


Guests can't resist a handful of flavor-packed, crunchy munch mixes. Noshing on nuts is a party idea that never goes stale.

Nut numbers:

  • One serving = 1 ounce
  • Party of 12 = 3/4 pound


Try these delicious nut recipes:

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a perfect one-bite appetizer. Bonus: They're so quick and easy, they can be made up minutes before a party.

Mushroom numbers:

  • One serving = 2 mushrooms
  • Party of 12 = 1 pound


Try these stuffed-mushroom recipes:

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