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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.

Chocolate Fruit Dip

Chocolate Fruit Dip

Chocolate Fruit Dip

I've been told I'm not allowed to come to neighborhood parties unless I bring this dip! It's always a big hit. I usually serve it with strawberries and pineapple, but it's good with other fruit, such as apples and melon.

Mexican Shrimp Dip

Mexican Shrimp Dip

Mexican Shrimp Dip

Our family tried a shrimp cocktail at a Mexican restaurant and we liked it so much that I duplicated it at home. I now make this dip at least once a month. —Romona Rutherford, Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Dried Beef Cheese Spread

Dried Beef Cheese Spread

Dried Beef Cheese Spread

"A friend shared this thick cracker spread with a sister a while ago, and we all agree it's delicious," writes Laura Martin of Indianapolis, Indiana. "Be ready to hand out the recipe whenever you make it."
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Fruit Spread

Fruit Spread

Fruit Spread

This is a delicious appetizer, but it’s also nice for breakfast or brunch spread on bagels, muffins or English muffins. With cranberries and pecans, it’s perfect for the holidays.

Crab-Egg Cracker Spread

Crab-Egg Cracker Spread

Crab-Egg Cracker Spread

This chunky spread always disappears in a twinkling at holiday gatherings. With plenty of crabmeat, hard-cooked eggs and a touch of hot sauce, its hearty kick goes great with crackers, chips or veggies. It was one of my father's very favorite appetizers. -Peggy West Geaorgetown, Delaware

Shredded Beef Nachos

Shredded Beef Nachos

Shredded Beef Nachos

"After ordering nachos in a couple of restaurants, I figured they would be a snap to make at home," related Donna McFarland of Eugene, Oregon. "This version, which calls for leftover roast, is also good with bell peppers added."

Quick and Creamy Deviled Eggs

Quick and Creamy Deviled Eggs

Quick and Creamy Deviled Eggs

Cream cheese imparts a pleasantly smooth texture to these mouthwatering deviled eggs. Barbara Towler of Derby, Ohio shared the recipe, which makes just enough for two appetizer servings.—Barbara Towler, Derby, Ohio

Jingle Bell Shrimp Spread

Jingle Bell Shrimp Spread

Jingle Bell Shrimp Spread

Ring in the holidays with this easy and appealing shrimp spread shaped like a bell. It takes only a few ingredients and whips up in no time at all, but folks seem to absolutely love it! I receive so many compliments whenever I bring it to a party.—Janet Thomas, Mc Kees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Blue Cheese Crostini

Blue Cheese Crostini

Blue Cheese Crostini

“My sister-in-law gave me this great recipe, which includes two of my favorite ingredients—blue cheese and pears. Yum!” writes Kate Hilts of Grand Rapids, Michigan. TIP: “Instead of a loaf of French bread, I usually buy a baguette and cut it at an angle to give the slices a nice look,” Kate adds.

Chutney Dip

Chutney Dip

Chutney Dip

When you're looking for a dip with a difference, try this tangy blend from Zelda D Hoedt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Made with yogurt and a healthy dash of curry, this dip goes great with all kinds of veggies.

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

A former co-worker shared this recipe with me. It’s easy to make but so delicious—people keep coming back for more! The spread is also good served on crackers or fresh vegetables, and it can be served for any type of party, casual or fancy.
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