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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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Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Savory Cucumber Sandwiches

Italian salad dressing easily flavors this simple spread. Serve it as a dip with crackers and veggies or use it as a sandwich filling. —Carol K Henderson, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Secret-Ingredient Stuffed Eggs

Secret-Ingredient Stuffed Eggs

Secret-Ingredient Stuffed Eggs

My take on deviled eggs is full of surprises. The down-home appetizer Mom used to make gets an upscale touch from mango, goat cheese and pecans. People love these tempting treats.—Beth Satterfield, Dover, Delaware

Shrimp Salsa

Shrimp Salsa

Shrimp Salsa

"Every time I take this salsa to a party, it's the first thing to go," details Monique Jacketta of West Bountiful, Utah. She was skeptical when her mother gave her the recipe, but says one taste won her heart!
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Smoky Sesame Cheese Log

Smoky Sesame Cheese Log

Smoky Sesame Cheese Log

"We love the bacon flavor in this cheesy mixture. Served with wheat or sesame crackers. Served with wheat or sesame crackers, it's yummy!" relates Katie Sloan from Charlotte, North Carolina.

Southwestern Taco Bean Dip

Southwestern Taco Bean Dip

Southwestern Taco Bean Dip

Perfect for a party, this dip is a real crowd-pleasure. Ingredients in the recipe blend very well, and it makes a large platterful.—Terri Newton, Marshall, Texas

Thai Shrimp Appetizers

Thai Shrimp Appetizers

Thai Shrimp Appetizers

Our tasters simply loved the spicy heat, garlic flavor and splash of lime in these yummy, no-cook appetizers that can come together at the last minute. —Edrie O’Brien, Denver

Two-Cheese Pizzas

Two-Cheese Pizzas

Two-Cheese Pizzas

When time is tight, Nevine Farid of Overland Park, Kansas uses pita rounds to form the crust for these cute little pizzas. Cut into quarters, they make appealing appetizers when there's just a few of you. "Serve wedges alone...or with pizza sauce," she says.

Zesty Vegetable Dip

Zesty Vegetable Dip

Zesty Vegetable Dip

There's an abundance of excellent cheeses made in our state, but sharp cheddar is our favorite. My mom used to make this for all of our family gatherings and it was so popular. Now I make it for get-togethers as well...it even gets my kids to eat vegetables!

Zippy Curry Dip

Zippy Curry Dip

Zippy Curry Dip

It's easy to encourage everyone to eat their vegetables when this creamy dip is served alongside. The curry flavor gets stronger the longer this dips stands, so I like to make it in advance. —Priscilla Steffke, Wausau, Wisconsin

Artichoke Caprese Platter

Artichoke Caprese Platter

Artichoke Caprese Platter

This classic Italian combination of mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is dressed up with marinated artichokes. It looks so lovely on a platter. Using fresh mozzarella is the key to great taste.

Bacon Cheese Spread

Bacon Cheese Spread

Bacon Cheese Spread

Each year, I share Christmas cheer by setting up a buffet at my family's hardware store. This cheese spread is always a biggie! —Sharon W. Bickett, Chester, South Carolina
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