Popular 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.

Feta Phyllo Bites (Katrinas)

Salty, sweet, and a little bit tangy, the creamy cheese filling in these delectable bites is the perfect counterpoint to the buttery, flaky phyllo that surrounds it. When layering your phyllo dough, cover unused sheets with a damp paper towel as you work -- the delicate dough dries out quickly when left exposed.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Feta Phyllo Bites (Katrinas)

Beer & Cheddar Fondue

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.

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Beer & Cheddar Fondue

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

These rich and crumbly cheese wafers boast slice-and-bake ease. Serve with pepper jelly or a mixture of pepper jelly and cream cheese.

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Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

Panko -- extra-crispy Japanese bread crumbs -- give the crusts of these savory small cheesecakes a pleasingly crunchy texture. Grind walnuts in a food processor or blender until they're as fine as cornmeal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

Rosemary Bruschetta Stacks

Small sandwiches are always a hit on the appetizer table, and these quick and easy tomato-cheese melters are no exception. Another time, make these stacks with large slices of bread (rather than bruschetta) and serve the sandwiches for lunch or dinner.

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Rosemary Bruschetta Stacks

Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Refrigerated piecrust makes these cheesy leek-and-olive appetizers a snap to make. For fun, purchase olives at a gourmet market's olive bar -- they're usually filled with a fantastic selection.

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Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Fresh Arugula Bruschetta

Tangy goat cheese, bright lemon zest and peppery arugula perfectly complement the toasted warmth of crusty baguette in this elegant appetizer. Serve alongside a Mediterranean style frittata and fresh fruit salad for a light and refreshing Sunday brunch.

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Fresh Arugula Bruschetta

Greek-Style Quesadillas

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.

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Greek-Style Quesadillas

Farmer's Tomato Pie

Try the popular combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil tucked into a crust and baked to warm, melty yumminess. Serve as an appetizer or with a fresh garden salad for a light lunch or dinner.

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Farmer's Tomato Pie

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

These easy cheese and onion appetizers use refrigerated pizza dough, saving you prep time.

From Midwest Living

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Prepare these weenies and cheddar-beer sauce the day before so all you have to do is warm in a slow cooker with a car adapter on game day.

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Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Street Enchiladas

Enchiladas don't need meat to be a satisfying treat. Try this cheesy vegetarian option the next time you need something to serve with your chips, salsa and margaritas.

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Street Enchiladas

Range-Top Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

We doubt that you've had a mac and cheese this colorful and protein-packed before! Bonus: No oven time is required.

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Range-Top Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Mozzarella

Tent the roasted vegetables after cooking to allow the mozzarella to melt without any additional heat.

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Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Mozzarella

Lemony Beet Tarts

Top puff pastry rounds with goat cheese and roasted beets for a bright, springy dish. Serve as a rich appetizer or pair one with a side salad for lunch.

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Lemony Beet Tarts

Pizza Fondue

Who needs crust? Lean turkey sausage teams up with your favorite vegetables toppings for a saucy but light slow cooker appetizer.

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Pizza Fondue

Melty Rhubarb Goat Cheese and Peppers

A parchment packet contains all of the flavors, aromas, juices (and messes!) as you bake up this quick vegetable side dish.

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Melty Rhubarb Goat Cheese and Peppers

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Red peppers and velvet-soft artichokes stud this warm Swiss cheese dip that makes for the perfect party or potluck appetizer.

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Lemony Artichoke Dip

Bacon Beet and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Roasted beets add the just-right amount of sweetness to these bacon-stuffed quesadillas. For a vegetarian variation, trade beans for the bacon.

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Bacon Beet and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Fluffy mashed potatoes meet crispy bacon and salty blue cheese in this hearty slow cooker dip.

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Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Cheddar & Bacon Loaf

With a total prep time of just 20 minutes, this cheesy loaf is one of the most simple appetizers around.

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Cheddar & Bacon Loaf

Hazelnut Goat Cheese and Tomato Salad with Chive Champagne Vinaigrette

It takes less than five minutes to prepare this elegant yet easy salad that's packed with creamy goat cheese, crunchy hazelnuts and juicy tomatoes.

From Diabetic Living

Hazelnut Goat Cheese and Tomato Salad with Chive Champagne Vinaigrette

Fresh Mozzarella with Basil

Follow the basic five-ingredient recipe or vary the cheese and herbs to create more flavors. For pretty color to serve on a Christmas buffet, serve this appetizer with baguette slices and tomatoes.

From Diabetic Living

Fresh Mozzarella with Basil

Crispy Cheese Chips

Layer wonton wrappers with garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese for a snack or appetizer that provides big flavor with limited fat.

From Diabetic Living

Crispy Cheese Chips

Creamy Fruit Morsels

Need a simple dessert or sweet appetizer? Try this recipe. Just sweeten up fat free cream cheese and use on your favorite fruits.

From Diabetic Living

Creamy Fruit Morsels

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