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.

Coconut Chicken and Waffles

Save time by using frozen whole-grain mini waffles, then save calories by baking the coconut-coated chicken pieces rather than frying for a figure-friendly soul food appetizer.

From Fitness

Coconut Chicken and Waffles

Spicy Pickled Vegetables

Add these quick pickled veggies to a sandwich, salad, pizza or Bloody Mary cocktail.

From Fitness

Spicy Pickled Vegetables

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 prepare¿and the perfect beginning to any menu.

Easy Party Appetizers

Curried Shrimp Cocktail

Perk up your appetizer platter with spicy roasted shrimp. In place of the traditional red cocktail sauce, serve with fruit chutney.

From Fitness

Curried Shrimp Cocktail

Pretty-In-Pink Deviled Eggs

It takes just one beet to give a beautiful rosy hue to a dozen hard-boiled eggs! Try this deviled egg recipe for Easter, brunch or a dinner party hors d'oeuvres.

From Fitness

Pretty-In-Pink Deviled Eggs

White Bean and Garlic Dip

If you like hummus, you'll love this warm slow cooker bean dip. Try it for your next tailgating or holiday party.

From Family Circle

White Bean and Garlic Dip

Wild Mushroom Dip

For an appetizer that tastes gourmet but takes just minutes of hands-on time, grab your slow cooker and toss in fresh and dried mushrooms, white wine, cream cheese, herbs and spices.

From Family Circle

Wild Mushroom Dip

Artichoke-Parmesan Dip

Use your slow cooker to whip up a batch of the artichoke dip you adore at restaurants in your own home. This will be a hit at your next party!

From Family Circle

Artichoke-Parmesan Dip

Green Chili and Corn Dip

Serve this creamy corn and salsa slow cooker dip with tortilla chips or fresh vegetable sticks.

From Family Circle

Green Chili and Corn Dip

Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

Top a flatbread or tortilla with grilled shrimp and vegetables for a fresh and light twist on pizza.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Shrimp Fajita Grill Breads

Avocado Melts with Arugula

Make a vegetarian sandwich super-satisfying by incorporating big flavors (jalapeno jelly, arugala) and rich textures (avocado, cheese).

From Better Homes and Gardens

Avocado Melts with Arugula

Game-Day Deviled Eggs

A clever chive garnish transforms ham and cheese Deviled Eggs into fun footballs. You could also rearrage the herbs to make the eggs look like basketballs or baseballs, depending on the season.

From Family Circle

Game-Day Deviled Eggs

Italian Hoagie on a Stick

Ditch the bread and serve your next sandwich on a stick! This variation calls for Italian favorites like provolone, salami, mortadella and capicola, although you could use any meats and cheeses you have handy.

From Family Circle

Italian Hoagie on a Stick

Mini Burger Party Platter

For your next picnic, potluck or backyard barbecue, serve a spread of beef sliders. A touch of Worcestershire sauce and chopped onion keeps the lean meat nice and tender.

From Family Circle

Mini Burger Party Platter

Turkey, Parsnip and Tomatillo Tostadas

The flavor-packed turkey topping stews in your slow cooker while you go about your day. Come back 10 minutes before you serve to crisp up the toastada shells in the oven, then let each diner build his or her own "Mexican Pizza."

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey, Parsnip and Tomatillo Tostadas

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Pine Nut Bruschetta

From Midwest Living

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Pine Nut Bruschetta

Zucchini-Tomato Cups

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

From Midwest Living

Zucchini-Tomato Cups

Napa Cabbage Spring Rolls

From Midwest Living

Napa Cabbage Spring Rolls

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

Feta Honey and Date Spread

Make a batch of this nutty date and cheese spread and store in your refrigerator to enjoy at snack time for the next three days. Scoop up with pita wedges, crackers or cucumber slices.

From Midwest Living

Feta Honey and Date Spread

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

Instead of blue cheese dressing, serve this smoky Greek yogurt-based dip alongside those spicy buffalo wings.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip

Mint Avocado Dip

For a unique twist on guacamole, swap mint for traditional cilantro in your avocado spread. Don't worry: You can still serve this appetizer with tortilla chips!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mint Avocado Dip

White Bean Hummus with Roasted Tomatoes

Sure, you could buy hummus, but why would you want to when it's this simple to make this healthy snack at home? If you don't have cannellini beans on hand, use black beans or chickpeas.

From Better Homes and Gardens

White Bean Hummus with Roasted Tomatoes

Strawberry Planks

You need just three ingredients and 60 seconds to whip up this sweet and fruity snack. Looking for more protein? Try Greek yogurt in place of the cream cheese.

From Diabetic Living

Strawberry Planks

One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads

A slather of garlicky hummus keeps this Green-inspired chicken flatbread sandwich lusciously moist. Top things off with any fresh vegetables you have in your refrigerator.

From Better Homes and Gardens

One-Pan Chicken Flatbreads

Grilled Asparagus in Dill Butter

When asparagus is at its spring peak, a drizzle of butter and a few herbs and spices are all that's needed to amplify the fresh flavor. Grill and serve with steak, pork, seafood or chicken.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Asparagus in Dill Butter

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