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Hot Appetizer Recipes

Looking for hot appetizers? Pick hot appetizers featuring dips, breads, and meats.

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There will be husbands who want to add hot sauce to the dipping sauce for these savory corn cakes. Our advice: Hold your tongue. —Katty Chiong, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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Southwestern Bean Dip

Southwestern Bean Dip

Southwestern Bean Dip

Just by using different types of beans, you can make this dip as spicy as you like it. My family could eat this as a complete meal.—Jeanne Shear, Sabetha, Kansas

Garlic Brie Pizza

Garlic Brie Pizza

Garlic Brie Pizza

Elegant occasions require fancy appetizers like this. Family and friends will be surprised to hear just how easy it is to prep.—Gail Cawsey, Sequim, Washington

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

Spicy Peanut Chicken Kabobs

A little sweet, a little sour, and a whole lot of flavor! These kabobs from Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey make a wonderful accompaniment to any party or get-together.
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Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

When your friends take a look at this vibrant appetizer, they'll know they're at a party. There's nothing better than nibbling on one of these comforting snacks while watching fall football. They are cheesy, bacony, and superb.—Elizabeth Bennett, Mill Creek, Washington

Rich Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Rich Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Rich Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Had a full day of sledding, shopping or decorating? Settle in for a family-pleasing meal of homemade pizza. With a prebaked crust and simple Alfredo sauce, it’s easy and delicious. —Tammy Hanks, Gainsville, Florida

Festive Ham N Cheese Bread Sandwich

Festive Ham N Cheese Bread Sandwich

Festive Ham N Cheese Bread Sandwich

This sandwich is sized right for a crowd or a family meal during the holidays, according to Dona Bass of Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. "What's more, it's perfect for preparing ahead," she describes. "I just stuff the bread and store it in the refrigerator, then pop it in the oven right before our guests arrive."—Dona Bass, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland

Italian Meat Stromboli

Italian Meat Stromboli

Italian Meat Stromboli

As a mother of two, it seems the only time I have to be creative is in the kitchen. I received a similar recipe from a co-worker but decided to add veggies and spices.

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."

Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Sassy Meatballs

When Dawn Onuffer, Crestview, Florida, declares, “The buffet is open,” guests make a beeline for the meatballs. “The combination of lean turkey, sausage, chili sauce and preserves is scrumptious!”

Mozzarella Marinara

Mozzarella Marinara

Mozzarella Marinara

My husband and I enjoy mozzarella marinara at our state fair and though we'd try to make our own version at home. Our recipe calls for convenient egg roll wrappers instead to messy batter. The homemade marinara sauce is fast and flavorful.—Ellen Borst, Genoa City, Wisconsin

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

Broccoli Cheddar Spread

In Graysville, Alabama, Beth Parker has contributed this rich creamy spread to family get-togethers for years. "I was able to lighten up the original recipe with out loosing any of the terrific flavor," she says.

Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic

Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic

Roasted Goat Cheese with Garlic

Now that we have kids, my husband and I don't entertain much. But when we do, I serve this savory spread. The combination of goat cheese, garlic and onions always earns rave reviews. —Carol Barlow, Berwyn, Illinois

Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds

Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds

Fired-Up Polenta Shrimp Rounds

“I like to do more with my grill than just sear steaks and burgers. This is a great way to expand your horizons.”—Jennifer Rodriguez, West Jordan, Utah

Asparagus Spanakopita

Asparagus Spanakopita

Asparagus Spanakopita

Fresh asparagus gives traditional Greek spinach pie a tasty twist in this recipe from Dean Paraskeva of La Mesa, California. Served with a mild dill sauce, these crispy light squares make a perfect first course for a special-occasion dinner.
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