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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.

"Broccomole" Dip

"Broccomole" Dip

For a snack that's very much like guacamole—but without the avocados which are high in fat—try this recipe.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Cheesy Olive Snacks

Cheesy Olive Snacks

Cheesy Olive Snacks

"When guests stop by unexpectedly, this is an ideal recipe to whip up," assures Alma Hardy of Tulsa, Oklahoma. "The olives and onion provide a unique flavor. Many people have complimented me on it."

Creamy Caramel Dip

Creamy Caramel Dip

Creamy Caramel Dip

Because I feed three hungry "men" (my husband, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and our two little boys), I love satisfying snacks that are easy to make like this dip. I modified a friend's recipe. We sure appreciate this cool light treat in the summertime. -Karen Laubman, Spruce Grove, Alberta
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Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

Fresh Salsa

"We like salsa with chips as an afternoon snack," reveals Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "This recipe uses a lot of fresh tomatoes and keeps well for several days in the refrigerator."

Fresh Vegetable Dip

Fresh Vegetable Dip

Fresh Vegetable Dip

This cool and creamy dip is a real family favorite for snacking. Kids are all smiles while they munch their fresh veggies. —Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska

Individual Cheese Balls

Individual Cheese Balls

Individual Cheese Balls

"With their creamy, nutty flavor, these small cheese balls work great in a bag lunch," says Mildred Sherrer of Bay City, Texas. "It's a fun idea that really hits the spot when you're hungry."

Layered Veggie Dip

Layered Veggie Dip

Layered Veggie Dip

My sister shared this recipe with me years ago. It will serve quite a hungry bunch. But at my house, a few kids have been known to eat a whole plateful by themselves.—Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota

Linda's BLT Spread

Linda's BLT Spread

Linda's BLT Spread

"This spread is a different way to enjoy the winning combination of bacon, lettuce and tomato," says field editor Linda Nilsen of Anoka, Minnesota. "It's especially flavorful using garden tomatoes!"

Mexican Deviled Eggs

Mexican Deviled Eggs

Mexican Deviled Eggs

With two young children, my husband and I live on a beautiful lake and host lots of summer picnics and cookouts. I adapted this recipe to suit our tastes. Folks who are expecting the same old deviled eggs are surprised when they try this delightful tangy variation. -Susan Klemm, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Olive Sandwich Spread

Olive Sandwich Spread

Olive Sandwich Spread

"This recipe was given to me by my mother many years ago," says Dorothy Warren of Toulon, Illinois. "It's tasty and unique."
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