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.

Hot and Chunky Guacamole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Hot and Chunky Guacamole

Mini Party Quiches

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mini Party Quiches

Herbed Deviled Egg Bruschetta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herbed Deviled Egg Bruschetta

Strawberry-Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Surprise your guests with this quick appetizer recipe that combines cheese and fresh strawberries on a lightly toasted baguette.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Strawberry-Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Fried Pickles

From Family Circle

Fried Pickles

Lemon-Zested Snacker Mix

This slow cooker snack mix is easy to prep and serve, making it an ideal component for a stress-free party.

From Midwest Living

Lemon-Zested Snacker Mix

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

There's a surprise hiding inside these beef and lamb meatballs: a piece of creamy feta cheese. Simmer a batch in your slow cooker for a party-friendly appetizer or serve a few on a baguette for a super sub sandwich.

From Midwest Living

Greek Stuffed Meatballs

Sweet-and-Sour-Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

Flavorful and easy to prep, this slow cooker appetizer is fit for a crowd at a dinner party or tailgate. Serve with additional crushed red pepper so everyone can adjust the heat to their own preference.

From Midwest Living

Sweet-and-Sour-Glazed Chicken Sausage Bites

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola cheese meets dried figs poached in port. The result: a thoroughly elegant holiday appetizer.

From EatingWell

Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola

Black Bean & Tomato Salsa

Adding canned beans to a spicy salsa is an easy way to boost fiber and improve nutritional value. This salsa is also a good accompaniment for burgers or Scrambled Egg Burritos.

From EatingWell

Black Bean & Tomato Salsa

Toasted Pita Crisps

A super scooper for your favorite dips.

From EatingWell

Toasted Pita Crisps

Goat Cheese Kisses

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.

From EatingWell

Goat Cheese Kisses

Latin American Empanadas

These savory pastries were created by Mariana Velasquez, a Test Kitchen intern who grew up in Bogot, Colombia.

From EatingWell

Latin American Empanadas

Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

This quick Spanish-inspired saute is a lesson in simplicity. All shrimp really needs to dazzle is lots of garlic and a splash of lemon. Serve as a main dish or as a tapa (appetizer).

From EatingWell

Sizzled Citrus Shrimp

Salmon Classic

Smoked salmon is always a cocktail party favorite.

From EatingWell

Salmon Classic

Date Wraps

Sweet dates and salty prosciutto combine in a tasty bite.

From EatingWell

Date Wraps

Herbed Olives

Dried herbs and crushed garlic dress up your favorite olives.

From EatingWell

Herbed Olives

Shrimp & Avocado Canapes

Precooked shrimp make this pretty appetizer a snap to prepare.

From EatingWell

Shrimp & Avocado Canapes

Fennel & Parmesan

Top fennel slices with shaved Parmesan for a tasty treat.

From EatingWell

Fennel & Parmesan

Chili Pecans

A medley of warm spices tempered with a touch of brown sugar is a great match for rich, nutritious pecans. They make a perfect nibble with a drink before dinner or afterward with a cup of espresso.

From EatingWell

Chili Pecans

Mushroom & Leek Galette

Tote this savory tart to potlucks and holiday gatherings. It makes perfect party food because it is easy to eat while you are balancing a glass and grazing at a buffet. Serve as an appetizer or as a vegetarian main dish.

From EatingWell

Mushroom & Leek Galette

Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

Shrimp, oranges and curry make a great flavor trio. Serve over rice as a main course or as is for an appetizer.

From EatingWell

Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges

Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

Soaking onions in balsamic vinegar brings out their sweetness. Just don't use an expensive aged balsamic for this quick treat. To make these easy tortilla sandwiches into a meal, serve them with simple sauteed vegetables or a tossed green salad.

From EatingWell

Turkey & Balsamic Onion Quesadillas

Quick Guacamole

Use a cup of the Fresh Tomato Salsa to make this easy guacamole. Mash a few avocados, stir in lemon juice and you're done! Guacamole will turn brown if allowed to sit and is best made shortly before serving.

From EatingWell

Quick Guacamole

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

We've taken the frying and fuss out of crab cakes by shaping and baking them in muffin tins. For the best taste, look for pasteurized crabmeat in the refrigerator case at your market's fish counter, a better choice than canned varieties. Make It a Meal: Try these cakes with some tangy tartar sauce and coleslaw.

From EatingWell

Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes

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