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Make Ahead Appetizers

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

Easy Smoked Salmon

Easy Smoked Salmon

Easy Smoked Salmon

"A reader shared this recipe in another Reiman magazine years ago...and it has become my favorite way to prepare salmon," writes Norma Fell from Boyne City, Michigan.

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

"This recipe was in a cookbook my mom gave me when I got married," recalls Eileen Stegall of Omaha, Nebraska. "I have added a few of my own touches. When I take it to a potluck, I always get requests for the recipe."

Marmalade Soy Wings

Marmalade Soy Wings

Marmalade Soy Wings

Whether I use drumettes or chicken wings, these savory bites are always popular. I keep the pretty glazed appetizers warm during parties by serving them in my slow cooker. —Carole Nelson, Parkville, Missouri
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Sherry Fruit Dip

Sherry Fruit Dip

Sherry Fruit Dip

A fruit appetizer is a nice change of pace from the rich, savory snacks so prevalent around the holidays. It's no-fuss favorite I take to many get-togethers. —Sandy Oldendick, Cincinnati, Ohio

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

Marinated Olives

Our son often made these olives for holiday get-togethers. They're simple to make and add a little zest to the buffet table offerings.—Marguerite Shaeffer, Sewell, New Jersey

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

I created this appetizer about 10 years ago. The combination of herbs and cheese seemed like a natural pairing. The addition of artichokes just took this over the top as a wonderful sensation.—Nancy Ringer, Wichita, Kansas

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

When I prepare this recipe for Tandoori Chicken it brings back memories of my childhood and my rich Indian heritage. This has a nice spice level, but if you like your food on the mild side, then reduce each spice a little.

Creamy Seafood Dip

Creamy Seafood Dip

Creamy Seafood Dip

We've had this every Christmas since I was a child, and I still can’t get enough of it. For a dip that’s lighter, simply substitute reduced-fat versions of mayonnaise and sour cream.

Almond "Feta" with Herb Oil

Almond

Almond "Feta" with Herb Oil

Blanched almonds give this cheese appetizer a rich texture. Unbaked, it’s smooth and spreadable, while baking makes it crumbly like feta. It’s easy to make ahead.—Mary Raymond, Chesterfield, Missouri
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