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

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

Easy Baked Cheese Fondue

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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

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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

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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.

Pizza Quesadillas

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For lunch or light dinner, serve these cheese, pepperoni, and olive quesadillas with soup or salad.

Total: 30 mins

Blueberry-Brie Quesadillas

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

Muffaletta Spread

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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

Blair's Gluten-Free Fried Shrimp


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

Warm Brie with Fig and Pistachio Tapenade

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

Total: 15 mins

Apple-Brie Quesadillas

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Tomato and Artichoke Dip

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


Better Homes and Gardens

This Sicilian dish features sauteed eggplant, sweet pepper, onion, and celery spiked with vinegar and tomatoes. Serve on toasted Italian bread for a delicious snack or appetizer.

Beef and Blue Bites

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 10 mins

Chili-Cheese Taco Chips

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Quick and Easy Appetizers  Recipes: Take your pick!
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