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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.

Dill Spiral Bites

Dill Spiral Bites

Dill Spiral Bites

It takes only six ingredients to roll out these savory pinwheels. They're great for lunch, as a snack or with soup. —Valerie Belley, St. Louis, Missouri

Avocado Dip

Avocado Dip

Avocado Dip

"I created this dip because I couldn’t find a guacamole that I really liked. My husband doesn’t usually like these kinds of dips, but he really likes this one!" —Kay Dunham of Amity, Missouri

Spiced Sour Cream Dip (with fruit)

Spiced Sour Cream Dip (with fruit)

Spiced Sour Cream Dip (with fruit)

This slightly sweet dip is always a big hit at family gatherings. It's a nice addition to a brunch buffet.
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Curried Chutney Spread

Curried Chutney Spread

Curried Chutney Spread

"This unusual blend of ingredients really creates a winner of an appetizer," says Kate McSoley of Indianapolis, Indiana. "Its appeal cuts across all age ranges."

Creamy Olive-Bacon Dip

Creamy Olive-Bacon Dip

Creamy Olive-Bacon Dip

When I had just 15 minutes to prepare something for a party, I combined the ingredients I had on hand and came up with this cheesy dip. I knew the recipe was a keeper when I took home a nearly empty bowl.

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

You can whip up this sweet and creamy dip in just ten minutes! “I like to serve it in a bowl surrounded by fresh-picked strawberries at spring brunches or luncheons,” notes Cindy Steffen of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Beef & Onion Cheese Ball

Beef & Onion Cheese Ball

Beef & Onion Cheese Ball

You’ve seen cheese balls in the cheese and deli department at the supermarket, but did you know they were this easy to make? —Chrissy Leszczynski, Madison, Wisconsin

Raspberry-Walnut Brie

Raspberry-Walnut Brie

Raspberry-Walnut Brie

What could be easier than this creamy, elegant appetizer? Not many options I could think of that use so few ingredients for such a fancy presentation. —Janet Edwards, Beaverton, Oregon

Spicy Shrimp Salsa

Spicy Shrimp Salsa

Spicy Shrimp Salsa

Radishes add a wonderful crunch to this colorful salsa that is also great over grilled fish. There's just enough jalapeno to give flavor without much of the heat. Mary Beth Relyea - Canastota, New York

Parmesan-Coated Brie

Parmesan-Coated Brie

Parmesan-Coated Brie

This is such a wonderful appetizer! Your guests will be impressed. A golden exterior gives way to warm, melty cheese, making this perfect for sliced French bread or crackers. —Karen Grant, Tulare, California

Spicy Crab Dip

Spicy Crab Dip

Spicy Crab Dip

With cayenne pepper and hot sauce (both optional!), this delicious dip doubles up on the heat. Chock-full of crabmeat, this appetizer feels special, yet it only takes minutes to prepare. -Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois
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