Popular Party Appetizers Recipes

Keep the party appetizers coming to set the tone for warm and memorable gatherings. From birthdays to holidays to Chinese New Year, these easy party appetizers will wow your guests.

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

These little appetizers are the grown-up version of pigs in a blanket. They take less than an hour including bake time—sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese or finely shredded Gruyere cheese on top for a warm, cheesy appetizer or snack.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

Sweet and Smoky Nuts

Serve this nut mix with drinks before dinner or make them ahead for your next gathering with friends: They store at room temperature for up to two weeks.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet and Smoky Nuts

Peanut-Pretzel Bars

Inspired by childhood snacks, these peanut-pretzel bars can be prepped in a half hour. Peanut butter, quick oats, and sweetened condensed milk combine to make a sweet, salty, chewy treat.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Peanut-Pretzel Bars

Sweet and Spicy Wasabi Snack Mix

Dried apricots offset the spicy peas to give this snack a balanced mix of sweet and spicy. Pull this recipe out for your next game night.

From Diabetic Living

Sweet and Spicy Wasabi Snack Mix

Lima Bean Hummus with Toasted Pita Crisps

For a fresh take on hummus, try lima beans in place of chickpeas. Serve with toasted pita chips or sliced vegetables as a snack, dinner appetizer or starter at your next cocktail party.

From Diabetic Living

Lima Bean Hummus with Toasted Pita Crisps

Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta

From National Pork Board

Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Bruschetta

All-Star Pork Meatballs

From National Pork Board

All-Star Pork Meatballs

Pork and Olive Bruschetta

From National Pork Board

Pork and Olive Bruschetta

Zucchini-Tomato Cups

These delightful hot appetizers feature two types of cheese--blue cheese and Parmesan.

From Midwest Living

Zucchini-Tomato Cups

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Beer & Cheddar Fondue

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Feta, Honey & Date Spread

From Better Homes and Gardens

Feta, Honey & Date Spread

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

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Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Dried Tomato and White Bean Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Dried Tomato and White Bean Dip

Creamy Collard Dip

With collard greens, this rich and creamy party dip packs a healthy dose of vitamin A.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy Collard Dip

Layered Greek Dip

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Layered Greek Dip

Mediterranean Veggie Dip

Add a Mediterranean flair to your menu with this delicious vegetable dip. This make-ahead recipe can be prepared up to one week in advance.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mediterranean Veggie Dip

Bonanza Bean Dip

Cojita cheese is a Mexican cheese that comes in a hard, dry form or in a moister version. This recipe uses the moister, crumbly version to add flavor to an easy, make-ahead appetizer dip.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bonanza Bean Dip

Eggplant Dip

Look for smaller eggplants. They typically have fewer seeds and may be less bitter. This chunky make-ahead dip is meant to be slathered on crusty bread or crackers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Eggplant Dip

Creamy Apricot and Onion Dip

Grilled fruit and sweet onions add a new twist to this classic appetizer dip. Serve with crackers, bread, or fresh vegetables.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy Apricot and Onion Dip

Hot Artichoke and Asiago Cheese Dip

Set out this hot artichoke and mushroom appetizer dip while watching the big game or entertaining Christmas guests.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot Artichoke and Asiago Cheese Dip

Chinese Coca-Cola Wings

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chinese Coca-Cola Wings

Burger-Potato Bites

For a fun game-day treat, prepare these mini cheeseburger bites that use waffle fries instead of buns.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Burger-Potato Bites

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

From Johnsonville Italian Sausage

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Hot and Chunky Guacamole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and Chunky Guacamole

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