Appetizer Recipes

Get your party started with these tasty appetizer recipes from party-savvy cooks all across the country!


Mini Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

By Jennifer Bass
I first tried this sandwich when I made some homemade Tomato Basil Bisque. I make...

Amish Onion Fritters

By Lillian Russo
These are delicious onion fritters that I have made many times! This batter would also be...

Ham Puffs

By Leslie Holt
These are extremely quick to make. They are great for a morning meeting or get-together!

Lemon Pepper Panko Crusted Fish

By Patti Jagodzinski
I came across lemon pepper Panko crumbs in the store, thinking hmmm, what can I do...

Asparagus Roll Appetizers

By Rose M. Helle
My sister makes these for all of her parties - she is a total 'social butterfly'...

Cream Scones

By Susan Feliciano
I've seen several recipes for biscuits made with cream instead of shortening and milk and was...

NEVER FAIL PIE CRUST

By Jan W
I got this from a good friend who was a fantastic baker! It works for...

Cheese Lovers Grilled Cheese Sammie

By Lynn Socko
This is made with three cheeses and leftover foccacia bread. No dieter's allowed.

sweet potato dumplings

By Callie Hill
These sweet potato dumplings are a great appetizer to make year round, but are especially perfect...

Candied Bacon

By Donna Graffagnino
Who doesn't love bacon? Add brown sugar and cayenne pepper and you have a delight to...

Missy's Creamy Deviled Eggs

By Melissa Dommert
I've been making these Cajun-style creamy deviled eggs for years. They're pretty much like any standard...

Fried Zucchini

By Holly Grier- Wallace
I love using up my fresh garden zucchini, which seems to always be more than I...

Imperial Crab Casserole

By Pat Duran
This spicy crab casserole is a specialty of Sting-Ray's in Cape Charles, Virginia. Great baked until...

Chicken Pot Pie Muffins

By Adriana Torres
I made individual chicken pot pies with every intention to eat a single serving, however, after...

Our Favorite Garlic Parm Wings

By Michelle Wolf
Hot wings are so common, yet this recipe really stands out for our family. We love...

Apple Hand Pies

By Deb Wilson
A yummy choice for your Christmas Eve buffet!

Air Fryer Onion Rings

By Beth Pierce
These Air Fryer Onion Rings are a cinch to make and they stay much crispier than...

Fresh Tomato Salsa

By Stephanie Rudy
This is good with chips, rice dishes, or anything you like!

Erick's Taco Melt

By Mikki Miller
This recipe came from my husband who made it up by combining flavors that he liked...

FIREMAN'S RIBS

By JANE LOUISE
This recipe is hot and spicy but the heat depends on your taste. I make...

Spring Rolls (My Mother's Recipe)

By Darla Mays
My mom made this while I was growing up. She'd make a big batch of it...

CRAB CAKES

By FANNIE MCCOY
THESE CRAB CAKES ARE A TREAT

Chiles Rellenos and Tomato Cumin Sauce (Stuffed Poblano Peppers)

By Juliann Esquivel
This dish is yet another of my granmother's wonderful recipes. Her gift to me has been...
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