Popular Appetizers Recipes

Appetizers are like tiny jewel boxes of flavor, small bites meant to stimulate the palate -- not fill your stomach. That's what makes looking for appetizer recipes so much fun - since you don't have to fill the plate, you can concentrate on putting together ingredients in ways that sing. And they don't have to be fancy to pack a punch - spicy wings, deviled eggs, easy bruschetta, or even a nicely presented dip can be a winner. The classic combination of melon and prosciutto is a perfect example: Just two ingredients that play off of each other perfectly, the salty richness of the ham contrasting with the tropical sweetness of the melon. Perfection. When you're planning for a holiday party, you want quick and easy appetizers that play nicely with what you're serving as a main course. You want to compliment the dish without repeating ingredients - serving marinated mozzarella before plating up a cheese-heavy lasagna is definitely overload. Try to keep things light, and remember - you're going for flavor, not quantity.

Cracked Black Pepper and Rosemary Focaccia

Start with a basic pizza dough recipe and add a handful of Italian toppings for a flavorful loaf of focaccia.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cracked Black Pepper and Rosemary Focaccia

Salsa with Tortilla Chips

Keep sodium levels in check by stirring up your own fresh bean, corn and tomato salsa to serve alongside homemade baked toritlla chips.

From Parents

Salsa with Tortilla Chips

Easy Party Appetizers

Watch how simple it is to make your appetizers the life of the party. Our Kraft Kitchens Expert will show you how with this Easy Party Appetizers video. These appetizers are a snap to prepareżand the perfect beginning to any menu.

Easy Party Appetizers

Italian Pasta Salad

If your caprese salad came with pasta and an added dose of protein, it would look like this quick dinner.

From Parents

Italian Pasta Salad

Parmesan Dinner Rolls

A little Parmesan cheese and fresh basil makes hot roll mix taste like homemade bread.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Parmesan Dinner Rolls

Cheese Bread

Serve this simple cheese bread as an appetizer or side with your favorite Italian dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese Bread

Garlic Bread

You need just six ingredients to whip up this 12-minute Garlic Bread recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Garlic Bread

Cauliflower Rice Cakes

Mix cauliflower into falafel-inspired patties and serve with a zesty pea pesto for a flavorful vegetarian appetizer.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cauliflower Rice Cakes

Herbed Nuts in Honey

Allow mixed nuts to marinate in a flavorful mix of honey and marjoram. This jarred recipe makes for a fantastic party appetizer or holiday gift!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herbed Nuts in Honey

Everything Cracker Crisps

All of the components of an everything bagel, including sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic and onion, make an appearance in these crispy crackers.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Everything Cracker Crisps

Beefy Borscht

Borscht, a popular sweet and sour soup from Eastern Europe, gets a protein boost from beef chuck.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Beefy Borscht

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

From Better Homes and Gardens

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Cheese Straws

You'll love the easy, four ingredient preparation for this kid-favorite cheese straw bread recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese Straws

Creole Turkey Meatballs

For a diabetic main dish that's hearty and full of flavor, combine ground turkey breast, fat-free milk, and oats to make these appetizer or main dish meatballs.

From Diabetic Living

Creole Turkey Meatballs

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Fish is one of those quick-cooking ingredients that provides a good start on a healthy dinner. This recipe is enlivened with a fresh and chunky fruit salsa.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

From Midwest Living

Grilled Bass with Strawberry Salsa

Chilled Pea Soup

Take 15 minutes to mix up a batch of this light and refreshing Chilled Pea Soup. It's the perfect start for any spring lunch or dinner.

From Family Circle

Chilled Pea Soup

Smashed Potatoes

This simple side dish offers a fry-like crunch alongside the creamy, starchy goodness of baked potatoes!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Smashed Potatoes

Chicken and White Bean Taco Dip

Take the stress out of entertaining by making this slow cooker appetizer. You can prepare it well in advance of when your guests arrive and then leave it on to warm all evening long.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken and White Bean Taco Dip

Cheesy Shrimp Dip

This decadent slow cooker shrimp dip is extra creamyy thanks to three kinds of cheese and a cup of half-and-half.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheesy Shrimp Dip

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Add this spicy shrimp appetizer to your party or potluck menu. It's the perfect make-ahead recipe for any gathering.

From Family Circle

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Creamy Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Wonton wrapper chips definitely add to the crab rangoon-like vibe, but rice crackers, sugar snap peas or baby bok choy leaves would also make good Asian-inspired dippers.

From Midwest Living

Creamy Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Salt and vinegar potato chip fans can cut carbs but keep all the flavor and crunch with this kale chip recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Portobellos Stuffed With Farro Caprese

Whole grain farro and plenty of vegetables ensure that this vegetarian recipe will keep you feeling satisfied for hours.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Portobellos Stuffed With Farro Caprese

Gluten Free Spicy Kale Chips

Toss kale leaves with olive oil, salt and spices, then bake, for a nutritious twist on fried potato chips.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gluten Free Spicy Kale Chips

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