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Party Appetizers

Looking for party appetizers? Find party appetizers including snack mixes, cheese appetizers, and more tasty party appetizer recipes.

Recipe Spotlight

Mocha Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack. Kick them up a notch with instant coffee and cocoa powder for a mix that’s mocha genius. Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
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More Party Appetizers

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!”

Herbed Cheese Spread

Herbed Cheese Spread

Herbed Cheese Spread

This spread definitely lives up to its name. Flavored with six different herbss, it is one of the best cream cheese spreads I've had.—Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

Golden Granola

Golden Granola

Golden Granola

"This crunchy granola—which may be eaten as cereal or used to top ice cream or fruit—makes a welcome gift," says Maxine Smith of Owanka, South Dakota. She suggests packaging it in a tin or jar decked with a festive bow.
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Buffalo-Style Snack Mix

Buffalo-Style Snack Mix

Buffalo-Style Snack Mix

I like to dress up popcorn with corn chips and peanuts. The hot sauce adds a bit of kick that no one can resist.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Beer and Brats Nachos

Beer and Brats Nachos

Beer and Brats Nachos

Head to the Midwest for the big game with a platter full of these crunchy snacks enlivened with a beer-enhanced cheese sauce. —Kelly Boe, Whiteland, Indiana

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

Crunchy Halloween Snack Mix

This snack mix has it all! The Cheerios, nuts, chips and M&M's make it sweet, and the noodles and nuts add just the right crunch. Arrange it in layers in a large glass jar and give it as a hostess gift. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia

Hot Crab Pinwheels

Hot Crab Pinwheels

Hot Crab Pinwheels

"I got the recipe for these crabmeat bites from a friend. What amazed me most is that my husband, who hates seafood, couldn't stop eating them," shares Kitti Boesel of Woodbridge, Virginia.

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, Cold Brook, New York

Mozzarella Rye Snacks

Mozzarella Rye Snacks

Mozzarella Rye Snacks

This creamy topping has a subtle tang that pairs perfectly with crisp rye bread. “We enjoy this simple recipe at our summer deck parties,” says Missie Klei from Cincinnati, Ohio. “It’s ideal for unexpected guests or a quick snack.”

Party Salsa

Party Salsa

Party Salsa

My husband's mom, Connie Swanson, prepared a big batch of this pretty and zippy salsa to serve at our wedding reception. It's very special and fresh-tasting. There's no need to peel the tomatoes since they're so finely chopped.

Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball

Savory Cheese Ball

Blue cheese contributes a pleasant, tangy bite and olive a saltiness to this creamy cheese ball. For the optimum taste, let the cheese ball stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.—Jan Stawara, Howell, Michigan

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

Shallot-Blue Cheese Dip

Shallot-Blue Cheese Dip

Shallot-Blue Cheese Dip

Perfect party fare, this five-ingredient dip is a treat on baked potatoes, too. —Alisa Pirtle, Browns Valley, California

Three-Cheese Nachos

Three-Cheese Nachos

Three-Cheese Nachos

I received the recipe for these tasty nachos from a co-worker a few years back. They're fun to serve as party appetizers or as the main course at a casual dinner with family.
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