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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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

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

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

Lamb and Goat Cheese Strudel

From Better Homes and Gardens

A savory strudel is simplified with puff pastry. This easy dinner dish can be made ahead and frozen too.

Lamb and Goat Cheese Strudel

Gouda-Pecan Bites

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gouda (HOW-dah) is a semi-firm Dutch cheese with a mild flavor. It's the cornerstone of this easy appetizer or snack. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Gouda-Pecan Bites

Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet Bacon and Pear Pizza

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Balls

Oregano-Manchego Cheese Straws

From Better Homes and Gardens

Oregano-Manchego Cheese Straws

Salsa and Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Create a chunky dip by combining sour cream with a bit of salsa and chunks of queso fresco--a white, crumbly Mexican cheese. A swirl of fresh herbs and green onion add vivid flavor.

Salsa and Cheese Dip

Herb and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herb and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms

Walnut and Olive Quesadillas

From Diabetic Living

These Mexican-style fold-overs with an Italian spin are brimming with provolone and mozzarella cheeses as well as ripe olives and walnuts.

Walnut and Olive Quesadillas

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