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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.

Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

"My family goes wild over this mild-tasting, hearty cheese spread," comments Cara Flora of Olathe, Colorado.

Layered Shrimp Dip

Layered Shrimp Dip

Layered Shrimp Dip

People's eyes light up when I set this special snack on the table. Layered Shrimp Dip has a terrific combination of flavors and looks so pretty. Once folks start dipping, they can't seem to stop. —Sue Broyles, Cherokee, Texas

Christmas Party Pinwheels

Christmas Party Pinwheels

Christmas Party Pinwheels

'Tis the season for easy make-ahead appetizers like these. They look so special and pretty that folks can't resist them! The refreshing flavor of ranch dressing and crisp colorful vegetables makes these pinwheels a pleasure to serve. —Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario
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Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

Easy Marinated Mushrooms

This easy salad is a family favorite during the summer. I find it especially handy when we grill out, because it can be ready whenever the meat's done.

Fresh Salsa Dip

Fresh Salsa Dip

Fresh Salsa Dip

I grew up in Southern California, so Mexican food has always been one of my favorites. This salsa is extremely mild, so it's a good choice if you're trying Mexican food for the first time. It's also tasty over baked whitefish or sole.

Cream Cheese/Chutney Appetizer

Cream Cheese/Chutney Appetizer

Cream Cheese/Chutney Appetizer

My neighbor shared this easy-to-make appetizer with me, and it's been a hit whenever I've served it. I took it to our family reunion last summer and it quickly disappeared! I love it because it's simple, yet tasty.

Easy Horseradish Cheese Spread

Easy Horseradish Cheese Spread

Easy Horseradish Cheese Spread

Here's a recipe that's simple, but oh-so-good! This tangy cheese spread has a wonderful combination of flavors that taste even better when served with crisp rye crackers. It's a fine appetizer or snack!

Cheddar-Bacon Dip

Cheddar-Bacon Dip

Cheddar-Bacon Dip

Both children and adults enjoy this dip. I like it, too—it's so quick and easy to prepare. I make it for special occasions…birthdays, Christmas parties and more. —Carol Werkman, Neerlandia, Alberta

Mexican Salsa Dip

Mexican Salsa Dip

Mexican Salsa Dip

For a cool, creamy snack with a bit of a kick, try this recipe. It goes fast at weddings, card parties or any gathering. You'll be amazed that this flavorful dip has only three ingredients!—Carol Battle, Heathsville, Virginia

Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread

Cheese Bread

Nothing tastes better with lasagna than warm bread. This recipe makes just enough for my husband, Dan, and me, but it can be easily doubled to feed a crowd. It has a nice garlic flavor.—Cookie Curci-Wright, San Jose, California

Quick Salsa

Quick Salsa

Quick Salsa

After my mild green chilies are roasted, I peel, dice and freeze them to use all year. This colorful zesty salsa is great with chips or served with other dishes.—Terry Thompson, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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