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Cocktail Party Appetizers

Looking for recipes for cocktail party appetizers? Taste of Home has the best cocktail party appetizer recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Simple Salmon Dip

This is my go-to dip recipe for summer barbecues. The secret is the green chilies—they add just enough heat. —Susan Jordan, Denver, Colorado
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Makeover Green Olive Tapenade

Makeover Green Olive Tapenade

Makeover Green Olive Tapenade

This is a scrumptious, super-fast appetizer that looks and tastes so good, you'll never guess it's light. “This recipe offers an excellent way to create elegant and full-flavored appetizers,” writes Teresa Spencer from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

Deep-Fried Potato Skins

"The combination of potatoes, cheese, bacon and garlic dip in this recipe is fantastic," says Leslie Cunnian of Peterborough, Ontario. "The skins can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish with roast prime rib or any other entree you choose."

Motoring Munchies

Motoring Munchies

Motoring Munchies

"While taking a long car trip, we all snacked on these munchies and didn't even need to stop for dinner. A life-saver for traveling the open road." Nancy Schlinger, MIddleport, New York

Stuffed Party Mushrooms

Stuffed Party Mushrooms

Stuffed Party Mushrooms

“I created this recipe with things I had in my fridge. Now it’s one of our party-time favorites. We fix them all the time with different kinds of cream cheese, but I never seem to make enough!” Tara Sturgeon - Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota

Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin Crostini

Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin Crostini

Pepper-Crusted Tenderloin Crostini

Caramelized onions add a touch of sweetness to this elegant appetizer. Use the higher range of pepper if you like a little more zip. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Party Pizzas

Party Pizzas

Party Pizzas

"A batch of these snacks gets cleared away fast with the irresistible combination of creamy cheese and lightly seasoned meat on crispy toast," assures Carolyn Snow of Sedalia, Missouri.

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Bird is the word when it comes to these wings. They’re baked to a perfect golden brown and hum with mild, delicious Asian spices. Thanks to an overnight marinade, the chicken inside stays tender while the skin maintains that signature crunch. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Sugar-Free Spiced Pecans

Sugar-Free Spiced Pecans

Sugar-Free Spiced Pecans

“My mother makes these and they’re fantastic," writes Audrey Stewart of Forest Hill, Maryland. "If you arrive at her house late, there might not be any left!”

Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza

Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza

Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza

Goat cheese and basil take this pizza to the next level of flavor. “My husband and I developed this recipe several years ago because we love onions. It's always a hit with guests!” Radelle Knappenberger - Oviedo, Florida

Spicy Apple Dip

Spicy Apple Dip

Spicy Apple Dip

Here is a fun way to use up apple preserves. Or, be creative and change up the jelly and preserves to develop a variety of flavor combos. My favorite is apple jelly with orange marmalade.

Pear Mushroom Strudels

Pear Mushroom Strudels

Pear Mushroom Strudels

Guests may raise their eyebrows when you tell them the ingredients in this special appetizer. But after one taste, they're raising their hands for the recipe!—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
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