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Make Ahead Appetizers

Looking for more make ahead appetizers? Find many more make ahead appetizers, hot appetizer, and cold appetizers.

Basil Mascarpone Torte

Basil Mascarpone Torte

Basil Mascarpone Torte

This decadent torte has a creamy texture and is perfect to take along to your next potluck or holiday meal.—Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Crab Pesto Cheesecake

Crab Pesto Cheesecake

Crab Pesto Cheesecake

This savory cheesecake is a sure hit for entertaining. Serve it with crackers or baguette slices. Pesto brings out the best in the crabmeat.—Carolyn Butterfield, Lake Stevens, Washington

Sesame Chicken with Creamy Satay Sauce

Sesame Chicken with Creamy Satay Sauce

Sesame Chicken with Creamy Satay Sauce

These exotic skewers are surprisingly simple to make but taste like they came from an Asian restaurant. Before grilling, the chicken strips marinate in a sesame salad dressing.
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Tangy Feta Herb Dip

Tangy Feta Herb Dip

Tangy Feta Herb Dip

I often prepare this make-ahead dip for get-togethers. As a physician and mother, I love the idea of using yogurt as a healthy, low-fat alternative to sour cream or cream cheese.

Pickled Mushrooms for a Crowd

Pickled Mushrooms for a Crowd

Pickled Mushrooms for a Crowd

Serve tangy pickled mushrooms alongside a steak, as an appetizer with picks, in a salad or as part of an antipasto platter. However you present them, you can’t go wrong!

Blue Cheese Stuffed Walnuts

Blue Cheese Stuffed Walnuts

Blue Cheese Stuffed Walnuts

Set a plate of these nutty, one-bite snacks out and watch them disappear. They're so easy to make.—Charlotte Rogers, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Crab-Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms

“This recipe was given to me by a friend and I've made it many times over the years,” writes Shirley Doyen from Yorba Linda, California. "It's easy, quick to put together and always well-liked.” Who'd guess that it's lower in fat, too?

Guacamole for the Gang

Guacamole for the Gang

Guacamole for the Gang

Serve guacamole that’s fresh, flavorful and low fat! “I make this for get-togethers, and it’s always a hit,” writes Christine Schenher of San Clemente, California. “It’s delicious year-round, but is also a great way to use up summer produce!”

Big Dipper Salsa

Big Dipper Salsa

Big Dipper Salsa

When Stacy Troutner throws a barn party in Monroeville, Indiana, the fun is usually fueled by her zesty salsa and snack baskets brimming with chips.

Make-Ahead Marinated Shrimp

Make-Ahead Marinated Shrimp

Make-Ahead Marinated Shrimp

"Dress up your holiday buffet table with this tasty shrimp recipe. You'll have time to enjoy your party because this appetizer is that easy." – Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
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