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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.

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."

Pickled Mushrooms

Pickled Mushrooms

Pickled Mushrooms

As a salad or appetizer, these tangy mushrooms are a welcome addition to any meal or party buffet table. It doesn't take long for a whole bowlful to be devoured. I love to cook with fresh mushrooms - a crop our state is well known for. -Sandra Johnson, Tioga, Pennsylvania

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

This colorful and tasty appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser. People will never know you've used lighter ingredients. —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana
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Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl

When we get together with friends, I like to prepare this creamy spinach dip. It's a real crowd pleaser. —Janelle Lee, Appleton, Wisconsin

Taffy Apple Dip

Taffy Apple Dip

Taffy Apple Dip

Taffy Apple Dip quickly completes the meal. "My mother-in-law gave me this recipe," notes Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "It's simple to make, and it tastes like the real thing!"

Zippy Horseradish Dip

Zippy Horseradish Dip

Zippy Horseradish Dip

The area where I live produces a third of the country's supply of horse radish. Some of our fields are nearly 50 years old and were planted by my husband's parents, who homesteaded her. This dip its great with fresh veggies.—Cathy & Monte Seus, Tulelake, California

Onion Cheese Ball

Onion Cheese Ball

Onion Cheese Ball

This hearty cheese ball is as wonderful to eat as it is beautiful to serve. A delicious combination of cheeses makes it a real crowd-pleaser, and it's so quick and easy to make—perfect for open houses and wedding receptions. —Anna Mayer, Fort Branch, Indiana

Fruit on a Stick

Fruit on a Stick

Fruit on a Stick

"In the summer, my family loves this fun finger food with its smooth, creamy dip," assures Springfield, Missouri field editor Faye Hintz.

Stuffed Apple Treats

Stuffed Apple Treats

Stuffed Apple Treats

With apple trees right in her own yard, it's no wonder Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington loves to pack these nutritious and tasty treats in her children's school lunches.

Perky Tuna Salad Sandwich

Perky Tuna Salad Sandwich

Perky Tuna Salad Sandwich

"Tuna salad gets a new twist with this tasty recipe," reports Paula Pelis of Rocky Point, New York. "The crunch really livens up the tuna."

Triple Cheese Spread

Triple Cheese Spread

Triple Cheese Spread

"You'll love this cheesy and cream spread," promises Debbi Smith of Crossett, Arkansas. "The carrots add nice color and crunch."
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