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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

3-in-1 Cheese Ball

Three incredible cheese balls in flavors like pesto, horseradish-bacon and Gorgonzola make for a dazzling display at any get-together. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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More Party Appetizers

Lemonade Stand Snack

Lemonade Stand Snack

Lemonade Stand Snack

Dot Nickerson from Cincinnati, Ohio shares a munchable mix that's a breeze to toss together.

Swiss Walnut Cracker Snack

Swiss Walnut Cracker Snack

Swiss Walnut Cracker Snack

This spread is simple to prepare and makes an excellent snack for holiday and family gatherings. It features "Dairy State" products and has a nice crunch from the walnuts.

Fiesta Appetizer

Fiesta Appetizer

Fiesta Appetizer

This dip is always a big hit with men—maybe because of the hearty blend of flavors. It stands up great as a leftover besides...if there's any left over. I was raised on a Montana ranch, and my grandmother taught me to cook when I was 10 years old. My husband and I (we have one married daughter) are retired now. To stay active, I bowl and do crafts. My collection of cookbooks keeps right on growing, too—I started it more than 50 years ago.
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Spiced Nut Mix

Spiced Nut Mix

Spiced Nut Mix

When we were newlyweds, our first Christmas was pretty lean. I usually make presents, but that year I had no idea what I could afford to put together. A good friend gave me a special gift—this recipe and a sack of ingredients. I think of her every time I stir up this mix. —Patti Holland, Parker, Colorado

Lemon Balm Stuffed Daylilies Salad

Lemon Balm Stuffed Daylilies Salad

Lemon Balm Stuffed Daylilies Salad

I served this special salad at my garden party. I love using the flowers I grow in my own garden in many different recipe and this dish is absolutely delicious.—Mary Jane Jones, Lisbon, Ohio

Red Pepper Bruschetta

Red Pepper Bruschetta

Red Pepper Bruschetta

Roasted red peppers take the place of tomatoes in this twist on traditional bruschetta. If your bakery doesn't offer baguettes, buy regular French bread instead then cut the slices in half to create the crunchy snacks. —Test Kitchen

Chili con Queso Artichokes

Chili con Queso Artichokes

Chili con Queso Artichokes

"Here's an easy, cheesy artichoke appetizer that I just love," says Kori Tuggle, marketing manager for Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, California. "Our artichoke fields are a stop on Taste of Home's Slice of California tour. We look forward to showing the travelers how easy it is to cook and enjoy this thorny, odd-looking little vegetable!"

Mixed Olive Crostini

Mixed Olive Crostini

Mixed Olive Crostini

“These little toasts are pretty and irresistible—they’re always a big hit. Even though they look like you fussed, the ingredients are probably in your pantry.” —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Shrimp with Basil-Mango Sauce

Instead of serving cold shrimp with cocktail sauce, prepare this simple basil sauce and top it with tender cooked shrimp. It's a fun and fancy appetizer. —Ken Hulme, Prescott, Arizona

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Festive Cheese Beach Ball

Made to resemble a beach ball, this appetizer always rounds up compliments. It's filled with a variety of cheese, and each cut through the ball gives guests a taste along with garnishes of their choice.—Florence McClelland, Fredonia, New York

Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Zippy Peach Spread

Don’t think twice about the ingredient pairings—this creamy spread is absolutely addictive! Lighten it up by using reduced-fat cream cheese. Laurie Hicks - Troy, MT

Sausage Breadsticks

Sausage Breadsticks

Sausage Breadsticks

Bring out the kid in everyone by preparing pigs-in-a-blanket with sausage links and refrigerated breadsticks. This old-fashioned finger food is a fun addition to a breakfast buffet. Or make a heaping plateful for a snack.

Mom's Meatballs

Mom's Meatballs

Mom's Meatballs

In El Dorado, Arkansas, Dorothy Smith bakes a large batch of moist meatballs that are tender and flavorful. Serve some for dinner and freeze the extras for the two tasty recipes that follow.

Sunflower Popcorn Bars

Sunflower Popcorn Bars

Sunflower Popcorn Bars

Kansas is called the Sunflower State because of the wild sunflowers that grow abundantly. Cultivated varieties of sunflowers are now becoming an important crop for many Kansas farmers.
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