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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Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

From Better Homes and Gardens

Instead of using fresh mozzarella for this appetizer, try another fresh soft cheese, such as queso fresco or feta.

Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears

From EatingWell

Deli roast beef and a simple blue cheese cream top Treviso in a simple, pretty appetizer.

Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears

Brown Rice & Goat Cheese Cakes

From EatingWell

Medium-grain brown rice has a toothsome texture and nutty flavor that complement creamy, earthy goat cheese in these elegant cakes. Serve over salad greens as a main course.

Brown Rice & Goat Cheese Cakes

Spicy Blue Cheese Dip

From EatingWell

Make this your dip for Boneless Buffalo Wings and crunchy vegetables instead of a higher-fat blue cheese dressing. We've added a generous amount of cayenne pepper for fans of hot wings--omit the cayenne if you're serving this to a less "spicy" crowd.

Spicy Blue Cheese Dip

Goat Cheese Kisses

From EatingWell

Each of these bite-size savory treats has a bit of dried fruit tucked inside for a slightly sweet surprise. They make wonderful holiday gifts as well as elegant little hors d'oeuvres.

Goat Cheese Kisses

Tomato-Basil Skewers

From EatingWell

Skewering mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes makes them easy to nosh at a party.

Tomato-Basil Skewers

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Onion-Blue Cheese Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

From Midwest Living

This creamy appetizer dip is made with three types of cheese. Bake it in a casserole dish, then tote the dish to a party along with a bag of pita chips.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

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

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

Ricotta Puffs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Puff pastry makes it easy to prepare these flaky appetizers that ooze with creamy Italian ricotta cheese.

Ricotta Puffs

Spicy Chicken-Bean Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spicy Chicken-Bean Dip

Ricotta and Parmesan Spread

From Midwest Living

Fresh herbs season this ridiculously simple spread from BelGioioso Cheese in Wisconsin. It keeps well in the fridge and is delicious with cherry tomatoes or other vegetable dippers, as well as crackers or baguette slices.

Ricotta and Parmesan Spread

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

Pizza Pizzazz Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Your favorite takeout entree can now be served at home in salad form. Try this recipe for dinner and surprise your family.

Pizza Pizzazz Salad

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecue sauce and green chili peppers add zing to this Mexican skillet sandwich recipe. Serve with sour cream and salsa for dipping.

Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas

Princess Tea Sandwiches

From Parents

These little cheese, pear, and strawberry sandwiches make a nice snack or appetizer for a party.

Princess Tea Sandwiches

Chevre-Fig Spread

From Better Homes and Gardens

This spread recipe is the perfect make-ahead appetizer especially when entertaining for Christmas. Sprinkle toasted walnuts over spread before serving with baguette slices or crackers.

Chevre-Fig Spread

Pear and Goat Cheese Bread Tart

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this Christmas fruit tart recipe between the main course and dessert in place of a traditional cheese course.

Pear and Goat Cheese Bread Tart

Rio Grande Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rio Grande Dip

Asiago Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Asiago Cheese Dip

Home Run Cheese Ball

From Better Homes and Gardens

This cheese ball recipe is made of cream cheese, lip-smacking taco cheese, and ballpark peanuts. It's sure to get the gang into the swing of things.

Home Run Cheese Ball

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