Quick and Easy Appetizers

Whether your party is last-minute or planned or weeks, quick and easy appetizers make life so much easier. Hot or cold, Mexican, Italian, for Christmas or Thanksgiving, these quick and easy appetizer recipes will get you ready for guests with less stress.

Polenta-Cheese Circles

Better Homes and Gardens

An easy appetizer in 30 minutes. Simply slice refrigerated polenta, top with shredded cheese, and add whatever toppings you like.

Blueberry-Brie Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

These cheese and fruit triangles would make an indulgent breakfast or luscious dessert.

Easy Baked Cheese Fondue

Better Homes and Gardens

Cambozola cheese combines the melting qualities of Camembert with the strong flavor of Gorgonzola. Watch the cheese carefully when making this appetizer recipe. Once heated, it quickly begins to melt.

BLT-Stuffed Tomatoes

Family Circle

Take the flavors of your favorite summer sandwich and flip them into this fresh stuffed tomato recipe. Prefer regular bacon strips? Feel free to swap them for the Canadian variety.

Gouda-Pecan Bites

Better Homes and Gardens

Gouda (HOW-dah) is a semi-firm Dutch cheese with a mild flavor. It's the cornerstone of this easy appetizer or snack. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Muffaletta Spread

Family Circle

The sandwich filling that originated in New Orleans transforms itself into a tasty spread perfect for a quick, no-fuss snack and starter.

Total: 20 mins

Warm Brie with Fig and Pistachio Tapenade

Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy brie gets melty and even more decadent when you bake it for just five minutes.

Total: 15 mins

Tomato and Artichoke Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Scoop up rich, cheesy bites of this sour cream dip with breadsticks.

Blair's Gluten-Free Fried Shrimp

Parents

Brown rice flour and cornstarch achieve the same amount of crisp as traditional wheat-based breadings.

Apple-Brie Quesadillas

Family Circle

Greek Herbed Shrimp with Feta and Black Olives

Parents

For a fitting dipping sauce, serve this light grilled shrimp dish with hummus or baba ganoush.

Sweet Potato Hummus with Pita Chips

Parents

Sweet potatoes add vibrant color and a hint of sweetness to traditional garlic hummus.

Total: 45 mins

Sour Cream Topped Mini Quiches

Better Homes and Gardens

These super simple appetizers start with frozen prepared mini quiches. All you have to do is bake and garnish them.

Total: 45 mins
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