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Hot Appetizer Recipes

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

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We love big-time spicy chicken wings. I do a caramel sauce to balance the heat, but you could also glaze the wings with melted brown sugar. —Nuraniza Salazar, Westminster, Colorado
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Mediterranean Polenta Cups

Mediterranean Polenta Cups

Mediterranean Polenta Cups

Need a special appetizer that stands out in a crowd? Our Test Kitchen uses garlic, basil and feta cheese to lend flavor to these scrumptious bite-size treats.

Sunny-Side-Up Pizza

Sunny-Side-Up Pizza

Sunny-Side-Up Pizza

Preparing this recipe is the best way I know to make sure my family takes time for breakfast. I just call out "pizza's ready!" and amazingly everyone comes to the table. —Rose Koren, Brookfield, Illinois

Dilled Mushroom Turnovers

Dilled Mushroom Turnovers

Dilled Mushroom Turnovers

My bite-size mushroom pastries are hard to resist. For parties, I prep and freeze them ahead, then pop them in the oven when guests are on the way. —Isabella Michel-Clark, Sparks, Nevada
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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

Creamy Sourdough Snack

Creamy Sourdough Snack

Creamy Sourdough Snack

This bread bowl dip was a big hit at my mom's 50th birthday party! —Darelyn Payes, Hayward, California

Corn Bread Pizza Wheels

Corn Bread Pizza Wheels

Corn Bread Pizza Wheels

This hearty, colorful snack looks like you fussed, but it's simple to make. —Patrick Lucas, Cochran, Georgia

Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Apricot Bites

These sweet and slightly smoky snacks are easy to eat, so be prepared with an extra batch. For a change, sprinkle them with a bit of Blue cheese or toasted almonds. —Tammie Floyd, Plano, Texas

Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido

Dig into this rich, warm one-skillet dip, topped with fresh tomato and green onions, and enjoy the gooey cheese and spicy kick from the chorizo and pepper jack. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington

Noodle Nibblers

Noodle Nibblers

Noodle Nibblers

For a tasty alternative to plain old potato chips, try the crunchy snack Lee Denney of Cushing, Oklahoma created from pasta. "The spices and cheese that coat the fried noodles give them a terrific flavor," she assures. "We love to eat them with soup, sandwiches or in between meals."

Artichoke & Spinach Dip Pizza

Artichoke & Spinach Dip Pizza

Artichoke & Spinach Dip Pizza

When I'm making this pizza and I have garlic oil in my pantry, I swap it for regular oil. It adds a little something without overpowering the toppings. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

Szechuan Pork Tacos

Szechuan Pork Tacos

Szechuan Pork Tacos

East meets South and Tex-Mex for savory, flavorful Chinese taco. It makes a lot so use for an appetizer party or as a potluck dish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

Old-Fashioned Fruit Compote

A perfect partner for your Christmas goose, this warm and fruity side dish can simmer while you prepare the rest of your menu, or make it a day ahead and reheat before serving. —Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Pepperoni Pizza Twists

Pepperoni Pizza Twists

Pepperoni Pizza Twists

My stepsister gave me this recipe and I just tweaked it. You can add diced green peppers and olives, too.” Lisa Worley - Adairsville, Georgia

Easy Olive Snacks

Easy Olive Snacks

Easy Olive Snacks

Olive lovers will snap up these chewy, delicious appetizers. Says Dorothy Anderson of Ottawa, Kansas, "They're easy since the topping can be made ahead and they only bake 7 minutes."
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