Blue Ribbon Appetizer Recipes

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


Mama's Deviled Eggs

By Eva Marion
This recipe is one my mom taught me years ago. Not your standard deviled eggs...

Cool & Tangy Marinated Cucumbers

By Amy H.
My Grandma always used to make these and they're awesome. I could never find the recipe...

Fried Pickles

By Carolynne Grogan
These are a great snack or appetizer and can be used as a side dish. ...

Delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip

By Bre Van Patten
I've always loved this dip, I just wanted to make my own version. So this was...

Simple, Succulent BBQ Baby Back Ribs

By Brad Nichols
This is an easy way to consistently make very tasty fall off the bone BBQ Ribs....

Garlic-Bacon Cheese Log

By Amy H.
I just kinda made this one up, but it sure is tasty and goes over well...

Cheesy Oven Fried Potatoes

By Rebecca Trent
Made this recipe and thought Mmmm. This would be good with some cheese sauce. As I...

Avocado Deviled Eggs

By Lora DiGs
My daughter had mentioned to me the other day how she uses avocado instead of mayo...

Chicken Salad

By tiege rd
I know the ranch dip is an unusual twist, but it really adds a depth to...

Mexicano Shrimp Cocktail

By Lou Kostura
I originally tried this in a tiny Mexican general store in Calistoga California. They serve it...

Awesome Avocado Dip

By Debbie Sue
An easy but yummy treat! Enjoy!

Goat Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeno Pecan Tartlets

By Helen Fields
The smoky, salty, crunchy bacon is a delicious complement to the creamy goat cheese. The...

Cilantro Lime Seafood Salad (In An Avocado Boat)

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
I took this to our monthly ladies luncheon and it was a hit with the ladies...

Fried Pickled Okra

By Kitchen Crew
What's better than fried pickle spears? How about fried pickled okra spears! Super easy to make,...

Bread Sticks

By Leslie Bengochea
Everyone loves these, I am hired out several times a month to make these. So...

Argentine Empanadas

By Katie Nichols
Very tasty finger food and appetizer. It's not that spicy so don't worry about that at...

Corn and Bean Sweet Chunky Salsa

By Kimberly Kolligs
So easy! When I bring this to a party everyone wants the recipe. So here ya...

Ranchero Layer Dip

By Melissa Snow
One neighbor refers to this dip as the "everything but the kitchen sink dip." You...

Mexican Gorditas ( Little Fat Ones) (Gorditas Rellenas)

By Juliann Esquivel
Each time I make gorditas, I can still picture my grandmother making these little fat corn...

Mamma's Skinny Quesadillas

By Melissa Varady
I was craving Mexican food today. My husband and I collaborated to come up with this...

Crab Appetillas

By Debbie Sue
These are a tasty treat. I'm always asked for the recipe when I serve these!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

By Denise Miles
I was thinking about a heavy appetizer for a small church group and ventured into searching...

Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

By Donna Baker
My best friend made these for me. LOVE THEM. Easy, bite-size, and good for parties. Good...

Mexican Pinwheels

By Thea Pappalardo
This is a great appetizer to bring to a party because the hostess does not have...
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