Easter Appetizers Recipes

Get your Easter menu off to a great start with these easy appetizers. Choose from our recipes for festive dips and spreads to bite-size starters and -- what else? -- a pleasing platter of deviled eggs for perfect Easter appetizers.

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Shrimp and Bacon Dip

From Taste of the South

Shrimp and Bacon Dip

Sour-Cream Deviled Eggs

From Taste of the South

Sour-Cream Deviled Eggs

Summer Fruits with Ricotta Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

This citrus-flavored ricotta-cheese dip makes a welcome summertime dessert recipe to serve for outdoor buffets and barbecue parties.

Summer Fruits with Ricotta Dip

Creamy White Bean & Herb Dip

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This new take on bean dip is equally good served cold or at room temperature.

Creamy White Bean & Herb Dip

Asparagus with Red Peppers

From Diabetic Living

Simmering asparagus with tarragon adds flavor in this recipe without the fat of sauteing.

Asparagus with Red Peppers

Brie with Chutney

From Better Homes and Gardens

For a Thanksgiving appetizer, this two-ingredient dish is a snap to make.

Brie with Chutney

Cheese Tart with Red Onion Marmalade

From Better Homes and Gardens

A goat cheese filling in a melba-toast crust topped with a homemade marmalade is an elegant appetizer for a first course or as part of a cocktail party buffet.

Cheese Tart with Red Onion Marmalade

Muhammara

From Vegetarian Times

Muhammara, a popular Middle Eastern puree made from roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts, and pomegranate syrup, makes a nice alternative to hummus. If pomegranate syrup is unavailable, reduced pomegranate juice may be substituted. Simply simmer 2 cups pomegranate juice uncovered in a small saucepan over low heat until it is reduced to 1/4 cup.

Muhammara

Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip

From EatingWell

Stir lemon pepper into cottage cheese for a quick and healthy vegetable dip. We like carrots and snow peas, but any crunchy vegetables you have on hand will do.

Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip

Spicy Shrimp Deviled Eggs

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Spicy Shrimp Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

From Better Homes and Gardens

Add new taste sensations to a popular potluck food by jazzing up standard deviled eggs.

Deviled Eggs

Garlic & White Bean Dip

From EatingWell

For this simple-as-can-be dip, rich-tasting poached garlic is pureed with convenient canned beans, a little bit of onion and a dash of lemon juice. Use it as a dip for crudit's, a topping for bruschetta or even as a spread for a sandwich.

Garlic & White Bean Dip

Clams Casino

From EatingWell

Lean Canadian bacon, Parmesan cheese and an aromatic blend of chopped vegetables and herbs give our baked, stuffed clams so much flavor and crunch that you won't even miss the 6 tablespoons of butter that typically goes into this classic appetizer. They make a fabulous starter for a dinner party or a light summer entree with a fresh salad.

Clams Casino

Deviled Eggs

From Family Circle

Try this favorite picnic recipe using the classic mustard and egg yolk filling, but instead of halving the eggs, fill whole eggs and stand them on end. Of course, if you prefer, you can halve the eggs and fill them the traditional way.

Deviled Eggs

Crab Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Standard crab dip gets perked up with fresh dill, lemon juice, and hot sauce. Try it on crackers or in phyllo cups.

Crab Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

From EatingWell

Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese instead of full-fat cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. It will save you a whopping 84 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving when compared to traditional versions. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.

Creamy Spinach Dip

Creamy Shrimp Dip

From Family Circle

Ketchup, horseradish, and hot pepper sauce give this appetizer dip flavors similar to a shrimp cocktail.

Creamy Shrimp Dip

Creamy Berry Dip

From Family Circle

This low-calorie recipe can be either a dessert or a snack.

Creamy Berry Dip

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

From Better Homes and Gardens

Panko -- extra-crispy Japanese bread crumbs -- give the crusts of these savory small cheesecakes a pleasingly crunchy texture. Grind walnuts in a food processor or blender until they're as fine as cornmeal.

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

Fried Risotto Balls

From The Food Channel

Guests won't be able to resist this crunchy and gooey hors d'ouevre and will be delighted to find melted cheese at the center of this treat.

Fried Risotto Balls

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

From Midwest Living

This creamy appetizer dip is made with three types of cheese. Bake it in a casserole dish, then tote the dish to a party along with a bag of pita chips.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Italian Tuna Pate

From Atkins - Phase 1

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Italian Tuna Pate

Mediterranean Dip

From Keebler

Mediterranean Dip

Creamy Avocado Dip with Tortilla Crisps

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mayonnaise makes this avocado dip creamier than guacamole. Baked corn tortillas are perfect for scooping it up.

Creamy Avocado Dip with Tortilla Crisps

Caesar Dip For Crudites

From Family Circle

This cottage cheese dip shares the ingredients you would find in Caesar dressing--Parmesan, lemon juice,garlic, and if you like, anchovy paste. Serve with crisp raw veggies for an appetizer.

Caesar Dip For Crudites

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