Cheese Appetizers Recipes

Served hot or cold, cheese appetizers please even the pickiest eaters. From nacho cheese dip to baked Brie to gooey cream cheese, these easy cheese appetizers disappear fast.

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Salsa Roll-Ups

From Philadelphia Cream Cheese

These cheesy bites pack a little heat to keep your smart eating plan interesting. Make it basic or take it to the next level with pizza flavors or a riff on a BLT.

Salsa Roll-Ups

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

From Midwest Living

Red sweet peppers and green onions add color to this smoky cheese dip. Serve it as an appetizer with bread cubes or tortilla chips.

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

Avocado Crostini

From Panera Bread®

With a bright red topping, these nibbles make a creamy, crunchy starter for a special Valentine's Day dinner. Think of it as guacamole and chips done Panera Bread style.

Avocado Crostini

Ultimate Nachos

From Velveeta and Ro*Tel®

Ultimate Nachos

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this meat, cheese, and vegetable combo as antipasto on an appetizer buffet. Make and refrigerate it a day ahead, then have time to spare the day of serving.

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

Paula's Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

From Smithfield

A hot ham and cheese dip that will be a hit before any game!

Paula's Hot Ham and Cheese Dip

Famous Queso Dip

From Velveeta and Ro*Tel®

Famous Queso Dip

Salami, Cheese and Pickle Kabobs

From Betty Crocker

Instead of serving a cheese and sausage tray, make individual kabobs for a great grab-and-go appetizer.

Salami, Cheese and Pickle Kabobs

Bacon Appetizer Crescents

From Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Savory dip meets crescent roll for a whole new take on hot appetizers. These toasty bites will go faster than you can say, "They have bacon."

Bacon Appetizer Crescents

Tomato Mozzarella Skewers

From Better Homes and Gardens

These fresh, bright color skewers are summer-fresh appetizers. Fresh mozzarella is usually shaped in balls and packaged in whey or water. The soft texture and mild flavor make them ideal for marinating.

Tomato Mozzarella Skewers

Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

From Heart-Healthy Living

A flavorful cheese filling is spooned into miniature sweet peppers to make this colorful appetizer.

Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

Smoked Fish Spread

From Midwest Living

Smoked trout and salmon are blended with cream cheese and a variety of seasonings to create this savory appetizer spread.

Smoked Fish Spread

Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bruschetta comes from the Italian word "bruscare," which means "to roast over coals." This version of the appetizer is toasted in the oven.

Bruschetta with Goat Cheese

Peppered Herb Cheese Ball

From Better Homes and Gardens

This goat cheese ball is an easy fix for last-minute entertaining. Roll the cheese in snipped herbs and cracked pepper for a treat with zing.

Peppered Herb Cheese Ball

Antipasto Pinwheels

From Better Homes and Gardens

This colorful cheese and salami pinwheel recipe makes the perfect quick and easy appetizer when company drops in. Preparation time is only 15 minutes from start to finish.

Antipasto Pinwheels

Beer & Cheddar Fondue

From Better Homes and Gardens

Two great ingredients -- beer and cheddar cheese -- will make this fondue be the first dish to disappear at any party. If you double or triple the recipe for a larger gathering, consider serving the fondue in a slow cooker on low setting. The thick crock and gentle heat will keep the fondue warm and smooth for a long time.

Beer & Cheddar Fondue

Greek-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

When it's snack time, try this quick-and-easy tortilla sandwich recipe with roasted chicken, feta cheese, tomatoes, and vegetables drizzled with a Greek vinaigrette dressing.

Greek-Style Quesadillas

Grilled Taco Nachos

From Old El Paso

What's a great party without nachos? Create a really great party with these really great nachos!

Grilled Taco Nachos

Creamy White Bean & Herb Dip

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This new take on bean dip is equally good served cold or at room temperature.

Creamy White Bean & Herb Dip

Spinach Party Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach Party Dip

Phyllo-Wrapped Brie with Mushrooms

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serving these appetizers to guests is an experience to remember. The bundles are split open, then fruit or crisp crackers are used to scoop up the cheese-herb-mushroom mixture.

Phyllo-Wrapped Brie with Mushrooms

Cheese and Herb Mini Sweet Peppers

From Better Homes and Gardens

These colorful stuffed peppers will brighten up your appetizer tray.

Cheese and Herb Mini Sweet Peppers

Beer and Cheddar Fondue

From Better Homes and Gardens

This beer-and-cheese recipe forms a fabulous cheesy crust at the bottom of the fondue pot that's as precious as liquid gold. All your guests will want a fair share.

Beer and Cheddar Fondue

Layered Greek Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Follow the make-ahead directions and prepare this yummy appetizer recipe a day ahead of time and it will be ready to serve when the party starts.

Layered Greek Dip

reuben dip

From Family Circle

What happens when you mix the ingredients for a Reuben sandwich in a casserole? You wind up with this yummy hot dip. Serve the appetizer with rye crackers or party rye bread.

reuben dip

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