Hot Appetizer Recipes

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

Recipe Spotlight

Mini Shrimp Rolls

"These tasty tidbits make a great appetizer or even a mini meal," writes Jennifer Jones of Pine City, New York. "Plus, they're healthier than deep-fried egg rolls. I experimented with various ingredients to come up with the creamy filling...then baked the egg rolls to keep the fat lower."
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More Hot Appetizer Recipes

Artichoke Hearts Romano

Artichoke Hearts Romano

Artichoke Hearts Romano

“I’ve enjoyed cooking all my life, and most of my endeavors are Italian. With a zippy marinara sauce for dipping, these golden, breaded artichoke quarters make a unique and popular appetizer.” — Anthony Greco, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania

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."

Bacon-Cheese Appetizer Pie

Bacon-Cheese Appetizer Pie

Bacon-Cheese Appetizer Pie

I first made this for an open house 3 years ago and everybody liked it. It's very easy to make and tastes delicious. Cheesecake is popular in these parts - it's fun to have it for an appetizer instead of dessert for a change.
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Cheese Boereg

Cheese Boereg

Cheese Boereg

The rich-tasting filling of this appetizer is made with mozzarella and ricotta cheese, then baked between buttery layered dough.—Jean L. Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Creamy crab dip tops the lime-flavored chips perfectly. These would be popular at a party, so it's a good thing they make a lot. —Tracey Stone, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Herb-Crusted Sweet Onion Rings

Herb-Crusted Sweet Onion Rings

Herb-Crusted Sweet Onion Rings

“These are the ultimate onion rings! Lightly battered and seasoned with herbs and Dijon mustard, these cook up to be crisp and golden brown.” Denise Patterson - Bainbridge, Ohio

Pork Taquitos

Pork Taquitos

Pork Taquitos

Taquitos are a popular appetizer and these homemade ones are so much better than the frozen ones in the supermarket. If you want a little more punch to the filling, adjust the seasonings to suit your taste.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Fun-do Fondue

Fun-do Fondue

Fun-do Fondue

Fondues are a hit at our gatherings. The younger crowd dips bread cubes, and the adults like fall fruits and veggies. Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

Mexican Sausage Crostini

Mexican Sausage Crostini

Mexican Sausage Crostini

APPETIZER WINNER
Lisa Huff, Wilton, Connecticut
Lisa loves to combine flavors in her cooking while keeping it quick and easy.

Tuscan Kabobs

Tuscan Kabobs

Tuscan Kabobs

With chicken, bacon, tomatoes and bread cubes, this is a hearty appetizer that all guests will clamor for. The sauce provides the fantastic finishing touch.—Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas

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.

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

A savory appetizer cheesecake such as this one, dotted with tender crabmeat, is sure to grab the attention and tempt the taste buds of party guests. It's an elegant spread that you make ahead, so there's no last-minute fuss.

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.

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

"These tasty layered tortillas are a hit with my children and grandchildren," reports Irene Muller of Wray, Colorado. "Nutritious vegetables are deliciously disguised in this snack."
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