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Hot Appetizer Recipes

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

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Young relatives were coming for a Christmas party, so I wanted something fun for them to eat. Instead, the adults devoured my mini mac and cheese. —Katherine Mainiero, Poughkeepsie, NY
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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

Polynesian Kabobs

Polynesian Kabobs

Polynesian Kabobs

With their explosion of flavors and textures, these kabobs make a quick, satisfying entree. "I've also served them as a fun appetizer," reports Chris Anderson of Morton, Illinois.

Hawaiian Egg Rolls

Hawaiian Egg Rolls

Hawaiian Egg Rolls

An avid cook, I am constantly trying to come up with recipes for leftovers. This one gives a whole new twist to extra ham. My two children think these egg rolls are great, and they freeze well. I thaw as many as needed and bake them.
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Sausage Pineapple Lettuce Wraps

Sausage Pineapple Lettuce Wraps

Sausage Pineapple Lettuce Wraps

A delicious mix of sweet, spicy, tangy and crunchy. Pineapple is the surprise in these wraps you’ll want to fix again. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

Asparagus Ham Swirls

Asparagus Ham Swirls

Asparagus Ham Swirls

I came across the recipe for this hot appetizer years ago and have made it many tomes to share with friends and co-workers. Asparagus, ham and cheese combine into a fun finger food. —Nancy Ingersol, Midlothian, Illinois

Pancetta Scallops on Potato Rounds

Pancetta Scallops on Potato Rounds

Pancetta Scallops on Potato Rounds

Serving the pancetta-wrapped scallops on red potato slices makes for a pretty presentation. The delicate flavors appeal to all.—Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North Carolina

Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings

Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings

Maple-Glazed Chicken Wings

Meet the Cook: Some wonderful maple syrup I brought back from my last trip to Vermont is what inspired my recipe. These wings have been a hit with family and friends. They're very versatile - use them for TV snacks, hors d'oeuvres for parties or showers, or appetizers...or double or triple the recipe and make the wings a main dish you can serve with a salad or corn on the cob on the side. -Janice Henck, Clarkston, Georgia

Southwestern Cheese Dip

Southwestern Cheese Dip

Southwestern Cheese Dip

To take the edge off the kids' (and our!) hunger, this dip can be whipped up in no time. It's great with vegetable or chips.—Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Shrimp Tarts

Shrimp Tarts

Shrimp Tarts

"Here in the Southwest, anything with green chilies is sure to please," notes Terry Thompson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "And these shrimp-and-cheese appetizers are not exception. You can alter the amount of chilies according to your taste."

Sweet-Sour Sausage Bites

Sweet-Sour Sausage Bites

Sweet-Sour Sausage Bites

"As a pastor's wife, I frequently entertain church groups in my home, so I'm always looking for new recipes," says Maretta Bullock of McNeil, Arkansas. "These quick and easy appetizers are not only delicious, they're colorful, too. I've made them many times."

Broiled Shrimp Toast

Broiled Shrimp Toast

Broiled Shrimp Toast

This open-faced sandwich has pretty flecks of pink shrimp, red tomatoes and green parsley. To save time, blend the spread the night before and refrigerate.

Chilaquilas Appetizer

Chilaquilas Appetizer

Chilaquilas Appetizer

I learned how to make this recipe when I was attending high school in California. It's been a family favorite for years.—Joy Frost, Wood River, Illinois

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.

Salsa Corn Cakes

Salsa Corn Cakes

Salsa Corn Cakes

This recipe is super with fresh or canned corn. I whip up these patties to serve alongside nachos or tacos on hot summer evenings. The salsa is subtle but adds flavor. -Lisa Boettcher, Rosebush, Michigan
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