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Hot Appetizer Recipes

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Nacho Scoops

Serve your clan a big ol’ platter of these fun and crazy-tasty nacho bites as you cheer for your team. You’ll score big with tortilla chips filled with creamy, spicy cheese and beef! —Raine Gottess, Coconut Creek, Florida
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Mini Mac & Cheese Bites

Mini Mac & Cheese Bites

Mini Mac & Cheese Bites

I made these for a family Christmas get-together because I wanted something fun for my young nephews and niece to eat. Turns out, the adults loved them, too. The poor kids only got to have a few! —Kate Mainiero, Poughkeepsie, New York

Party Franks

Party Franks

Party Franks

"These tiny tangy appetizers have such broad appeal. I prepare them often for holiday gatherings, weddings and family reunions," relates Lucille Howell of Portland, Oregon. "They're convenient to serve at parties since the sauce can be made ahead, then just reheated with the franks before serving."

Brie with Artichokes

Brie with Artichokes

Brie with Artichokes

If you're looking for something special for your holiday hors d' oeuvres table, this tangy out-of-the-ordinary appetizer will fill the bill. "It is so popular with my friends that I try to keep Brie cheese and artichoke hearts on hand at all time," relates Lucy Banks from Jackson, Mississippi.
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Mediterranean Nachos

Mediterranean Nachos

Mediterranean Nachos

Make a Mediterranean version of nachos using crisped pita wedges topped with ground lamb or beef, feta cheese and a creamy cucumber sauce.—Zaza Fullman-Kasl, Ventura, California

Basic Chicken Quesadillas

Basic Chicken Quesadillas

Basic Chicken Quesadillas

"Tender homemade tortillas make this savory snack extra-special," notes Linda Miller of Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Italian Meatball Buns

Italian Meatball Buns

Italian Meatball Buns

One of the greatest gifts I love to share with my six grandkids is making special recipes just for them. The meatballs inside the rolls are a savory surprise. —Trina Linder-Mobley, Clover, South Carolina

Fruit Compote With Brie

Fruit Compote With Brie

Fruit Compote With Brie

What a special, versatile recipe! “I stir leftover compote into yogurt or serve it over cheesecake, ice cream, blintzes and crepes.” Clara Coulston - Washington Court House, OH

Mushroom Broccoli Cups

Mushroom Broccoli Cups

Mushroom Broccoli Cups

"This is my very favorite appetizer and the one all my friends and family ask me to make," says Linda Senuta of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "I've given out this recipe to so many people that I've lost count. I use the leftover read to make croutons," she adds.

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."

Apple Onion Sausage Appetizers

Apple Onion Sausage Appetizers

Apple Onion Sausage Appetizers

This appetizer is both sweet and savory. The apples add freshness to the heavier sausage dish.—Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida

Beef and Couscous Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers

Beef and Couscous Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers

Beef and Couscous Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers

Tiny peppers are packed with Ground Beef, spinach and couscous for a colorful appetizer that's easy on the waistline at only 35 calories each.
Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam

Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam

Steak & Blue Cheese Bruschetta with Onion & Roasted Tomato Jam

An appetizer bursting with flavor from bleu cheese, caramelized onion, jam and balsamic vinegar - tasty bites that vanish in a hurry. —Debbie Reid, Clearwater, Florida

Flying Chicken Wings

Flying Chicken Wings

Flying Chicken Wings

These golden wings are finger-licking favorites at every festive family get-together. Delicious hot or cold, they're easy to make, and they "fly" off the plate whenever I serve them!

Chicken Lettuce Cups

Chicken Lettuce Cups

Chicken Lettuce Cups

Adults and kids alike enjoy the make-it-yourself aspect of these festive appetizers. The mint and cilantro add so much flavor, and the lettuce cup provides a refreshing crunch. For accompanying recipes, entertaining tips and a video, visit tasteofhome.com/katielee. —Katie Lee
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