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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.

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon Salsa

From Kansas City Missouri, Pat Bremson relates, "This salsa is so good, I could just eat it with a spoon! It's wonderful over fish or chicken."

Grilled Seasoned Shrimp

Grilled Seasoned Shrimp

Grilled Seasoned Shrimp

A marinade using balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and Italian dressing boosts the flavor of these tender shrimp. Diane Harrison of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania serves the delightful bites chilled.

Zesty Salsa

Zesty Salsa

Zesty Salsa

This chunky and colorful salsa, from Susan Causey of Columbia, Louisiana, is the ideal companion for crispy tortilla chips and goes together in a jiffy.
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Sloppy Joe Nachos

Sloppy Joe Nachos

Sloppy Joe Nachos

When my kids were little they loved these snacks they could eat with their fingers. It makes a great quick meal, tailgate food or "pig out" dish. —Janet Rhoden, Hortonville, Wisconsin

Pink Lemonade Dip

Pink Lemonade Dip

Pink Lemonade Dip

“I was experimenting with a guilt-free fruit dip and came up with this quick and easy one,” relates Judi Laskovics of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “It’s great with strawberries and nectarines.”

Honey Nut Spread

Honey Nut Spread

Honey Nut Spread

This simple cream cheese treat goes over big at all my ladies' luncheons and parties. No one guesses that the spread has just four ingredients.

Party Barbecued Franks

Party Barbecued Franks

Party Barbecued Franks

These peachy little franks disappear quickly whenever I serve them. The sweet and tangy sauce appeals to all ages.

Taquitos with Salsa

Taquitos with Salsa

Taquitos with Salsa

Our Test Kitchen jazzed up store-boughten quesadilla rolls from the freezer section with a spicy salsa that's a breeze to stir up. Tip: Serve the combo as an appetizer, snack or quick dinner.

Reuben Appetizers

Reuben Appetizers

Reuben Appetizers

Each year, I collect appetizer recipes to make for the annual Christmas party we throw for friends and family. These tidbits are always a big hit. —Pat Bohn, Oregon City, Oregon

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

Guests will never guess a dish so flavorful could take only 10 minutes of hands-on prep and no cooking! Great as a side dish or tempting tidbit on a relish tray, this versatile recipe is from Billie Moss in Walnut Creek, California.

Quick Garlic Bean Dip

Quick Garlic Bean Dip

Quick Garlic Bean Dip

“I've contributed this thick dip to many get-togethers, and there’s never any left to bring home,” shares Kallee McCreery of Escondido, California. Try serving the party starter with pita chips or fresh veggies.
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