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Bread Appetizers

Looking for recipes for bread appetizers? Taste of Home has the best bread appetizers recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Antipasto Bread

Antipasto Bread

Antipasto Bread

Sauteed vegetables add fresh, robust flavor to these hearty bread slices from Genise Krause of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. For a change of pace, use prosciutto or shaved deli ham instead of salami. GENISE’S TIP: “On extra-busy nights, I sometimes substitute prepared giardiniera for the vegetables to speed things up.”

Pear Pistachio Pita

Pear Pistachio Pita

Pear Pistachio Pita

This recipe makes a fun and deliciously different appetizer of snack! Pears and pistachio nuts are a surprising and satisfying combination. -- Stephanie Marchese

Crusty Cheese Bread

Crusty Cheese Bread

Crusty Cheese Bread

Your family will love the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of these toasted bread slices, which get a kick from cayenne pepper.—Tanya Brady, Montague, Michigan
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Stromboli Ladder Loaf

Stromboli Ladder Loaf

Stromboli Ladder Loaf

In Greensboro, North Carolina, Chrystie Wear whips up homemade bread in her bread maker for this tasty filled pizza. “For variation, add veggies to the filling or make it a Rueben with salad dressing, corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese,” recommends Chrystie.

Garlic-Cheese Flatbread

Garlic-Cheese Flatbread

Garlic-Cheese Flatbread

In Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Tom Hilliker uses refrigerated pizza dough to create these savory squares with Italian flair. Serve them with a salad or soup, or try them as a snack with spaghetti sauce for dipping.

Swedish Sugar Toast

Swedish Sugar Toast

Swedish Sugar Toast

"The recipe for this tasty spiced toast comes from a dear friend, and I've shared it with many people," says Helen Applequist, a reader from St. Louis Park, Missouri.

Easy Cucumber Party Sandwiches

Easy Cucumber Party Sandwiches

Easy Cucumber Party Sandwiches

When I serve these refreshing sandwiches at ladies' luncheons and potlucks, the platter is always emptied. They are so simple to prepare that you'll find yourself making them often. —Veronica Smith, Donnelly, Minnesota

Herbed Garlic Bread

Herbed Garlic Bread

Herbed Garlic Bread

I use either French or Vienna bread for this recipe. The Parmesan cheese complements the garlic nicely.

Parmesan Ham Appetizers

Parmesan Ham Appetizers

Parmesan Ham Appetizers

"I first tried this simple snack bread at an office Christmas party," recalls Marge Fisher of Arlington, Virginia. "The recipe can be increased or decreased depending on the size of your guest list. It's wonderful when made with prosciutto (thinly sliced Italian ham)," she adds.

Dilly Cheddar Cubes

Dilly Cheddar Cubes

Dilly Cheddar Cubes

"This is a delicious crowd-pleasing appetizer," says Lisa Lovitz of Lockport, New York. "I make it for all my parties by request of my guests. The cheese cubes are so easy to prepare ahead of time, then just remove them from the freezer and pop them in the oven for a few minutes," she explains.

Onion Cheese Bread Appetizer

Onion Cheese Bread Appetizer

Onion Cheese Bread Appetizer

This bread is yummy served as an appetizer or with soup. "We nicknamed it Louisiana Lagniappe Bread," relates Debbie Letzring from Pineville, Louisiana. "'Lagniappe' is Louisiana French for 'extra', and this bread is extra-good."
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