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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.

Dilly Vegetable Spread

Dilly Vegetable Spread

Dilly Vegetable Spread

"My family enjoys this creamy snack," says Donna Jandreau of Lincoln, Maine. "Packed with chunks of vegetables, ham and cheese, it's also good as a sandwich spread or stuffed in a tomato."

Homemade Marinated Shrimp

Homemade Marinated Shrimp

Homemade Marinated Shrimp

It figures that this colorful and carefree dish is a favorite with Margaret McGehee's family. "The recipe evolved from adding and subtracting ingredients until everyone liked the results," reports the Knoxville, Tennessee reader.

Radish Dip

Radish Dip

Radish Dip

Relish radishes? Then you'll like Eileen Frederickson's dip—it gets its zesty taste right form that root crop. To really show it off, serve the dip in a bowl made from red cabbage, like Eileen does at her Caledonia, Wisconsin home.—Eileen Frederickson, Caledonia, Wisconsin
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Carrot Dip

Carrot Dip

Carrot Dip

This creamy appetizer, fresh from Raegan Dexter of Union Grove, Wisconsin, features nothing but great flavor. "you don't have to be a carrot fan to enjoy it," she notes. "I like it even more, because it is so easy to fix.!"

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."

Halloween Vegetable Dip

Halloween Vegetable Dip

Halloween Vegetable Dip

Even your veggies can wear costumes this Halloween. How? By Donning the dip Evelyn Pederson of West Concord, Minnesota shares here! "It has a bright orange color, just like a jack-o'-lantern," she notes. "Plus, I get lots of compliments on its taste."—Evelyn Pederson, West Concord, Minnesota

Clam Dip

Clam Dip

Clam Dip

Sherri shares another seafood delight that's perfect for a bridal buffet. She also makes this appetizer when company's coming. "My clam dip is a hit at family get-togethers, too," she writes.

Garlic Cheese Spread

Garlic Cheese Spread

Garlic Cheese Spread

Making this cheese spread is easy and fun. It tastes great on flatbread, focaccia or crackers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Buttery Chicken Spread

Buttery Chicken Spread

Buttery Chicken Spread

I have fond memories of my grandmother preparing this rich and delicious snack. It's stood the test of time and remains a crowd-pleaser today.

Cheesy Pecan Roll

Cheesy Pecan Roll

Cheesy Pecan Roll

Years ago, I judged a local 4-H Food Show, where this cheese roll won first prize in the snack foods category. My family has also labeled it a winner!

Crunchy Chicken Balls

Crunchy Chicken Balls

Crunchy Chicken Balls

Now that I'm retired from teaching, I have plenty of time to entertain. These individual chicken balls are always on the menu...much to the pleasure of my guests.
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