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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.

Lemony Hummus

Lemony Hummus

Lemony Hummus

This easy hummus from Josephine Devereaux Piro of Easton, Pennsylvania is flavored with garlic and lemon, but has a delicious nuttiness from tahini. “I love the kick the tahini gives this hummus,” she says.

Bacon Quesadilla

Bacon Quesadilla

Bacon Quesadilla

This fuss-free quesadilla is so tasty, you'll feel like you're treating yourself. This makes a great snack for one. You can double or triple the ingredients if needed. —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

Green Onion Bagel Dip

Green Onion Bagel Dip

Green Onion Bagel Dip

“Forty years ago I used to make this dip, and it was always the most popular item at the parties,” writes Joy Pasby of Sonora, California. “It’s still one of the most liked dips on the table; my family loves it!”
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Fresh Tomato Mexican Salsa

Fresh Tomato Mexican Salsa

Fresh Tomato Mexican Salsa

Mexican fare only gets better when topped with Anna Yeatts' colorful Fresh Salsa. The Pinehurst, North Carolina cook uses ripe tomatoes, crisp onion and a touch of minced serrano pepper, making it just as good as a side dish or appetizer with crunchy baked tortilla chips!

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.

Tomato Basil Snackers

Tomato Basil Snackers

Tomato Basil Snackers

Fresh basil, summer-ripe tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese top toasted English muffins in this fabulous afternoon pick-me-up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fruit Skewers with Lactose-Free Dip

Fruit Skewers with Lactose-Free Dip

Fruit Skewers with Lactose-Free Dip

Make a balmy summer day special with these cute kabobs from our Test Kitchen. They're served with a creamy, dairy-free dip. Have fun and try other fresh fruit combinations, too.

Smoked Salmon Pizzas

Smoked Salmon Pizzas

Smoked Salmon Pizzas

These individual pizzas made from toasted pita breads are a tasty way to finish up extra salmon in this swift snack sent in by Laura Davis from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seafood lovers are sure to request it time and again.

Garlic Toast Pizzas

Garlic Toast Pizzas

Garlic Toast Pizzas

Between working full-time, going to school and raising three children, finding time-saving recipes that my family likes is one of my biggest challenges. These quick pizzas pack a huge amount of flavor. —Amy Grim, Chillicothe, Ohio

Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

This quick taco dip from Rhonda Biancardi of Blaine, Minnesota is a definite family favorite. In fact, she says, “This recipe has been made more times than I can count! It just looks very colorful to a table, and it never lasts long.

Easy Meatballs

Easy Meatballs

Easy Meatballs

Just three ingredients are needed for this speedy appetizer from Christine Smoot of Childress, Texas. “These meatballs are so different from all the others…you will never carry any leftovers home,” she assures. “I catered my daughter’s wedding and served them as appetizers.” TIP: “You can also serve over rice for a main dish,” Christine suggests.
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