French Appetizers

Add a little savoir faire to cocktail parties with a spread of French appetizers. From baked Brie and cheese puffs (gougeres) to pretty pate, these easy recipes are the creme de la creme of French appetizers.

Petite Quiches

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Make these appetizers ahead and freeze up to 3 months. That way, you can bake what you need whenever guests arrive.

Roasted Tomato Tart

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When it comes to tart making, frozen puff pastry is truly a miracle ingredient. Just be sure to thaw the pastry according to package directions. Should you wish to cut a few calories from this cheesy fresh tomato tart, you may use Neufchatel cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese.

Creamy Baby Artichokes

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Remember this elegant side dish when serving a simply prepared meat such as grilled flank steak or broiled fish.

Total: 50 mins


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This appetizer recipe comes from southern France. It's rather like a pizza but it's topped with sauteed onions, anchovies, and olives and sprinkled with herbes de Provence.

Crustless Carrot Quiches

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These individual cheesy quiches make delicious appetizers for diet-conscious friends.


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A gougere is a French puff pastry flavored with Gruyere cheese. In France, the pastry is often piped into a large ring. This appetizer recipe features bite-size puffs instead.

Potato-Salmon Croquettes


Turkey doesn't need to be the only protein on your post-Thanksgiving menu. Turn leftover mashed taters into a satisfying meal on the cheap with the help of canned salmon.

Mini Party Quiches

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A specialty of Nice, in southern France, Pissaladiere (pee-sah-lah-DYEHR) is an appetizer tart of caramelized onions, olives, seasonings, and anchovies.

Melon-Radish Salad

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This fresh fruit and vegetable side salad makes a good low-calorie option at potlucks and parties.

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