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Quick Appetizers

Looking for quick appetizers? Find dips, cheese spreads, snack mixes and more finger foods and appetizer recipes ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Veggie Tortilla Pinwheels

Veggie Tortilla Pinwheels

Veggie Tortilla Pinwheels

"These bite-size snacks are delicious anytime of the day," writes Doris Ann Yoder from her kitchen in Arthur, Illinois. Simple combine cream cheese, dried beef, chopped vegetables and salad dressing mix, then roll into tortillas, refrigerate, slice and serve.

Walnut Chicken Spread

Walnut Chicken Spread

Walnut Chicken Spread

"It's a breeze to stir together this tasty chicken spread," confirms Joan Whelan of Green Valley, Arizona. "We enjoy the mild combination of chicken, crunchy walnuts, onion and celery. It's perfect with crackers or as a sandwich filling."

Walnut Corn Dip

Walnut Corn Dip

Walnut Corn Dip

The walnuts in this recipe complement the Southwestern flavor of the creamy dip. It goes great with tortillas, crackers or even carrot sticks. —Mavis Diment, Marcus, Iowa
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Dill Dip

Dill Dip

Dill Dip

Be prepared—you'll likely need to make a double batch of Kathy Beldorth's delightful dip. "One is never enough when we have a get-together," she details from Three Oaks, Michigan. "It tastes great with just about any vegetable , so you can use whatever you have on hand as dippers."

Orange Cream Cheese Spread

Orange Cream Cheese Spread

Orange Cream Cheese Spread

"Here's a smooth fluffy spread that couldn't be easier to make—it has only four ingredients," reports Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine. "Try it as a topper on oven-fresh muffins or pumpkin bread. It lends a zingy orange taste to toast and bagels at breakfast, too."

Caroline's Basil Boats

Caroline's Basil Boats

Caroline's Basil Boats

Inspired by my grandfather's garden, I created these fresh, simple boats that are always gobbled up in a snap.—Judy Blackburn, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Carrot-Shaped Cheese Spread

Carrot-Shaped Cheese Spread

Carrot-Shaped Cheese Spread

Cultivate compliments with this quick cracker spread coated with crushed tortilla chips. Taco seasoning, green onions and ripe olives dress up the thick mixture of cream cheese and cheddar.

Corned Beef Spread

Corned Beef Spread

Corned Beef Spread

This recipe comes from a friend, who loves to cook…just like me! The spread is always well received at parties when served alongside wedges of onion bagels. —Pam Reul, Owatonna, Minnesota

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

A former co-worker shared this recipe with me. It’s easy to make but so delicious—people keep coming back for more! The spread is also good served on crackers or fresh vegetables, and it can be served for any type of party, casual or fancy.

Crusty Cheese Bread

Crusty Cheese Bread

Crusty Cheese Bread

Your family will love the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of these toasted bread slices, which get a kick from cayenne pepper.—Tanya Brady, Montague, Michigan

East Coast Crab Appetizers

East Coast Crab Appetizers

East Coast Crab Appetizers

These appetizers are simple to make and absolutely delicious. We love seafood here on the East Coast, so I make these often!
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