Blue Ribbon Appetizer Recipes

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


Fried Zucchini

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

Watermelon Mozzarella Salad

By Grishma Shah
Watermelon Mozzarella Salad is very easy to make, flavorful, and crowd-pleasing. It is perfect for your...

Faux- Fried Zucchini

By Nicole Barth
A great way to use an oversupply of zucchini. Most people can't believe these aren't fried.

Creamy Zucchini Pancakes

By Deb Lund
With the bumper crop of zucchini this year I had to get creative. I have been...

Fruit Pizza

By Janell Smith
A family favorite and always a huge hit.

4th of July Strawberries

By Neely Alexander
I saw something these on the internet and decided to make my own. They are super...

sweet potato dumplings

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

Parmesan Asparagus

By Aku N
This is the only way to eat asparagus! Very good!!! This is asparagus tossed in a...

Maryland Style Crab Cakes

By Judy Sprague
I LOVE crab cakes. This recipe is very good.

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...

Sinful Cheese Dip

By Amber Franks
I am asked to bring this amazing cheese dip to EVERY function I attend. It is...

Hawaiian Roll Ham Sliders

By Rhonda Gibson
These delicious Hawaiian roll ham sliders are little delights that are great for a picnic, a...

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
These are so good and simple. I sometimes with even add a cup of sharp cheddar...

Kickin' Guacamole, YUMMY!

By Missy Wimpelberg
This is the best guacamole I have ever tried. If you like your guacamole with a...

Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

By Jennifer Bass
We can't wait for the Spring/Summer seasons to hit up the local farmer's market for fresh...

Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese

By Samantha Jacobs
This baked mac and cheese is so creamy and delicious. It's great for a Crock Pot...

Bacon Buffalo Cream Cheese Jalapenos

By Glynda King
These are so good! Creamy with a kick!

Mexican Corny Cucumber Salad

By Lisa G. Sweet Pantry Gal
Love this salad for something different to be served as a Mexican side, over your enchiladas,...

Crab and Shrimp Soup

By Julianne Frazier
Favorite at my house on cold winter days, for Easter or Christmas.

Chili Con Queso

By Sue Stone
Quick and easy cheese dip that is a family favorite. I often double the recipe...

Baked Crab Popper Delights

By Diana Hohman
I had fun tweaking this recipe for an Autumn Tea my club had. I love crab...

Zucchini Fritters With Asiago

By Tere Gill
This is one of our favorite zucchini recipes. It's a mixture of "fresh from the garden"...

Pesto Torte

By ANN MORELL
Pesto anything is good by me, but this one is *really* good.
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