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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.

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Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Typically called a Jezebel Sauce, this sweet, fruity topping has an underlying bite from horseradish. The sauce, from Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania is also great over pork or chicken.

Goat Cheese Crostini

Goat Cheese Crostini

Goat Cheese Crostini

My husband got this crostini recipe from a friend at work. At first, I thought the flavors wouldn't work well together, but they blend deliciously! —Rebecca Ebeling, Nevada City, California

Ham Cream Cheese Spread

Ham Cream Cheese Spread

Ham Cream Cheese Spread

From Flint, Michigan, Donna Letts shares this fast fix that she serves on miniature bagels as a special-occasion appetizer. Full of ham and green onions, the hearty mixture comes together in no time and tastes terrific.
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Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball

Holiday Cheese Ball

Andrea Bolden from Unionville, Tennessee writes, "With its colorful flecks of green onion and pimiento, this cheese ball is great as a Christmas or New Year's appetizer. It can be made with fat-free cheeses without sacrificing the zesty Italian taste."

Lime Fruit Dip

Lime Fruit Dip

Lime Fruit Dip

"I first tasted this when a friend made it for a church social," recalls Mary Lou Little of Salt Lake City, Utah." "It's so refreshing with fresh summer fruit, but it's also wonderful in the winter with apples, oranges and bananas."

Mango Black Bean Salsa

Mango Black Bean Salsa

Mango Black Bean Salsa

This colorful salsa takes just minutes to prepare—and that’s likely how long it will last at your next event, too! Chopped mango adds bursts of sweetness to the satisfying chip dip from Judy Heiser of Uvalde, Texas.

Pickled Eggs and Beets

Pickled Eggs and Beets

Pickled Eggs and Beets

This is a popular dish, especially at Eastertime when hard-cooked eggs are abundant.—Ellen Benninger, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Pickled Eggs with Beets

Pickled Eggs with Beets

Pickled Eggs with Beets

Ever since I can remember, my Mother served pickled eggs at Easter. It was a tradition that my family expected. I made them for my granddaughter the last time she visited and they were all gone before she left. —Mary Banker, Fort Worth, Texas

Salmon Dip with Cream Cheese

Salmon Dip with Cream Cheese

Salmon Dip with Cream Cheese

Here's a delightful hors d'oeuvre that's excellent for any occasion. The combination of salmon, cream cheese and spices gives it terrific flavor.

Salsa Guacamole

Salsa Guacamole

Salsa Guacamole

Lauren Heyn of Oak Creek, Wisconsin notes, "I've never tasted better guacamole than this. If there's time, I make homemade tortilla chips by frying 1-inch strips of flour tortillas in oil and salting them."

Spinach Deviled Eggs

Spinach Deviled Eggs

Spinach Deviled Eggs

Spinach adds unexpected color and flavor to this tasty variation on deviled eggs from Dorothy Sander of Evansville, Indiana. They're easy to make with leftover Easter eggs...and an attractive addition to a party spread.
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