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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.

Broccoli Turkey Roll-Ups

Broccoli Turkey Roll-Ups

Broccoli Turkey Roll-Ups

Mary Beth Jordan of Collinsville, Virginia relies on her microwave and six ingredients to fix this quick-and-easy main dish. It would be great for a Sunday lunch or dinner. TIP: "Garnish with a dollop of light salad dressing and sliced pimiento," Mary Beth suggests.

Beer Cheese Fondue

Beer Cheese Fondue

Beer Cheese Fondue

This thick fondue originated in my kitchen when I didn't have all of the ingredients I needed to make the recipe I initially planned to prepare. Served with bread cubes, it has since become a staple, particularly while we watch football games on television. -Chrystie Wear, Greensboro, North Carolina

Gingered Mango Salsa

Gingered Mango Salsa

Gingered Mango Salsa

Zesty cilantro and ginger meet cool mint in this change-of-pace salsa. "We love it over grilled chicken, fish and pork," says Barb Fore of McAllen, Texas. "Try substituting the mango with papaya."
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Mock Devonshire Cream

Mock Devonshire Cream

Mock Devonshire Cream

I made this recipe often when I worked in the food service area of a local university. The cream pairs well with scones and muffins. —Carol Allen, Emporia, Kansas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

Pineapple Ham Pizzas

In Alum Creek, West Virginia, Vicky Priestley recommends whipping up these barbecue Hawaiian pizzas as a quick after-school snack. Prepared on English muffins, the cheesy pizzas are something that kids of all ages enjoy.

Tomato Cheese Pizzas

Tomato Cheese Pizzas

Tomato Cheese Pizzas

“My mom used to prepare these yummy pizzas in the toaster oven for me when I was little,” Michelle Wise recalls from Cookeville, Tennessee. “They’re fast, healthy and delicious!”

Creamy Herbed Cheese Spread

Creamy Herbed Cheese Spread

Creamy Herbed Cheese Spread

This tasty herb spread is terrific on top of crackers or served with fresh veggies. Preparing it in the blender yields a creamy concoction. —Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Peanut Butter Granola Pinwheels

Peanut Butter Granola Pinwheels

Peanut Butter Granola Pinwheels

I came across this easy and tasty snack while searching online for healthy munchies for kids. Great for after school, it's really quick to make and filling enough to hold the kids until dinner. To satisfy heftier appetites or to serve as a power lunch, cut each tortilla into fewer pieces or provide one per child. The recipe is easy to increase as needed. —Mary Haluch, Ludlow, Massachusetts

Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread

Smoked Salmon Spread

"We're empty nesters now, and I've been experimenting to downsize recipes," shares Judith Mason of Bismarck, North Dakota. "This is a favorite." You can mix together the tasty topper in just 5 minutes, then pop it in the fridge a few hours before snacktime.

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

Chutney Cheddar Spread

Chutney Cheddar Spread

Chutney Cheddar Spread

This is a quick appetizer to make with ingredients I have on hand in the kitchen. —Regina Costlow, East Brady, Pennsylvania
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