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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.

Herbed Tortilla Rounds

Herbed Tortilla Rounds

Herbed Tortilla Rounds

"Take this flavorful summer appetizer to parties, church potlucks or anytime you don't want to fiddle with nibbles as guests are arriving," suggests Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington. "Make two batches- our children alone can get these to disappear in no time."

Ham 'N' Cheese Pinwheels

Ham 'N'  Cheese Pinwheels

Ham 'N' Cheese Pinwheels

This recipe is a convenient make-ahead snack. I love the garlic flavor in these roll-ups. Every time I serve them, they're a hit. —Andrea Bolden, Unionville, Tennessee

Cheese Wedges

Cheese Wedges

Cheese Wedges

"These easy cheesy treats are a hit at evening gathering," shares Jennifer Eilts of Omaha, Nebraska.
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Fruit with Yogurt Sauce

Fruit with Yogurt Sauce

Fruit with Yogurt Sauce

"This citrus and spice sauce for fresh fruit is such a success that I had to share the recipe," remarks Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida. It's terrific alongside fruit kabobs or tossed into a medley.

Veggie French Bread

Veggie French Bread

Veggie French Bread

This bread gets its zip from convenient bottled dressing that serves as a quick marinade. It's a cinch to whip up, too—I've even made it on camping trips atop a grill.—Janet Twigg, Campbellford, Ontario

Lemon Fruit Dip

Lemon Fruit Dip

Lemon Fruit Dip

"For a party, brunch buffet or healthy snack anytime, fresh fruit with this sweet lemony dip can't be beat," says Regina King of Watertown, Wisconsin. "When I worked in a cafeteria, I'd make up small plates of fruit and this dip. They sold very well."

Chive-Onion Vegetable Dip

Chive-Onion Vegetable Dip

Chive-Onion Vegetable Dip

When my dear friend served this dip at a party years ago, it was a great hit...so simple and versatile. I have served it with crackers, chips, vegetables and party rye bread. -Margie Wampler, Butler, Pennsylvania

Nutty Apple Dip

Nutty Apple Dip

Nutty Apple Dip

For a tempting after-school snack or anytime treat, serve this delightful dip with fresh apple slices. Jean Morgan of Roscoe, Illinois needs just five ingredients to blend together the sweet nutty mixture.

Fruited Ambrosia

Fruited Ambrosia

Fruited Ambrosia

This is a great take-along dish for any yuletide gathering. Crunchy nuts, chewy coconut and fruit galore provide a heavenly blend of textures and flavors.

Festive Vegetable Dip

Festive Vegetable Dip

Festive Vegetable Dip

I like to serve this well-seasoned dip with veggies. It rounds out a holiday snack buffet in a festive way when it's served in hollowed-out green and red bell peppers.

Zesty Marinated Shrimp

Zesty Marinated Shrimp

Zesty Marinated Shrimp

These easy shrimp look impressive on a buffet table and taste even better! The zesty sauce has a wonderful spicy citrus flavor. I especially like this recipe because I can prepare it ahead of time. —Mary Jane Guest, Alamosa, Colorado
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