Appetizer Recipes

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


Faux- Fried Zucchini

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

Fried Zucchini

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

Creamy Zucchini Pancakes

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

4th of July Strawberries

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

Battered French Fries

By Maria Shinzai
A change from regular fries, these are battered just like when you batter your chicken or...

Corn Fritters

By Amanda Coates
Kids LOVE these things!

sweet potato dumplings

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

Zucchini Tots

By Kelli Thomas
These little "tater tots" are so crispy and tasty. And so much more healthy than real...

Fruit Pizza

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

Sinful Cheese Dip

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

CANNED HARVARD BEETS (SWEET)

By Peggi Anne Tebben
I have been using this recipe for about 25 years now when our beets come off....

4th of July Deviled Eggs!

By Colleen Sowa
This is a fun way to present your deviled eggs! We do these for different holidays and...

PASTA CARBONARA

By Eddie Jordan
My friend gave me this recipe. She really works wonders in the kitchen.

Best Darn Chicken Tenders

By Cassie *
Love these chicken tenders. I've made many tender recipes, but this is my favorite... flavorful, tender...

Creamy Shrimp Cocktail on a Plate

By Chef Potpie (Laurel)
This recipe has evolved over the years. Back in the 80s when invited to a party,...

Coconut Beer Shrimp With Sweet and Tangy Sauce

By Leah Stacey
There isn't much to be said about this coconut beer shrimp with sweet and tangy sauce...

French Bread Freezer Pizza Loaf

By Teresa Jacobson
This is one of the "orphan recipes" I came across on here. However, my mom used...

Fresh Tomato Salsa

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

Bruschetta

By Kristine Pruitt
I came up with this recipe when I lived in Los Angeles, CA. It makes...

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...

Asparagus Appetizers

By Linda Knowles
My mother-in-law used to make these at her cocktail parties. There were never any left....

Ceviche Salad

By Stephanie Mabry
I had this dish several years ago at a restaurant that we visited on our way...

DATE NUT BALLS

By Bea L.
My granddaughter, Casey, will not let a Christmas go by without me making these for her....

Crock Pot Taco Dip

By Debe Z
Since there are so many different types of Crock Pots/slow cookers and some of the newer...
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