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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.

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

Artichoke Cheesecake

I created this appetizer about 10 years ago. The combination of herbs and cheese seemed like a natural pairing. The addition of artichokes just took this over the top as a wonderful sensation.—Nancy Ringer, Wichita, Kansas

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pesto

I loved fried green tomatoes when I was a child. As an adult, I was able to combine two more of my favorite culinary delights to complement this classic dish and bring it to a new level. The combination of flavor is unbelievable.—Vickie Birkenmeyer West Palm Beach, Florida

Fresh Chili Salsa

Fresh Chili Salsa

Fresh Chili Salsa

This is a typical New Mexico appetizer that makes good use of fresh cilantro and locally grown tomatillos and serranos. Enjoy it with corn chips or crackers. —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico
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Southwestern Orange Dip

Southwestern Orange Dip

Southwestern Orange Dip

Letting the dip sit for 2 hours, allows the flavors to meld. Not only is it gook with chips, fruit slices would also benefit from the smoky kick. People ask for the recipe as soon as they taste it.—Pat Mowery, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Bacon-Sausage Quiche Tarts

Bacon-Sausage Quiche Tarts

Bacon-Sausage Quiche Tarts

As a teacher, you attend many meetings and also have special celebrations with rest of the staff. The other teachers a very fond of this treat and often request that I bring it to our functions. — Jackie Milliken, Pittsboro, North Carolina

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Caramelized Onion Dip

Once you taste this fabulous dip, you'll discover how much better it is than store-bought French Onion Dip. While it take a little longer to make, I promise you'll never go back to package dip.—Kelly Gardner, Alton, Illinois

Lobster Tart

Lobster Tart

Lobster Tart

Seafood lovers can’t get enough of this brunch tart. If you like, substitute chopped shrimp for some of the imitation lobster.

Curry-Cheese Potato Bites

Curry-Cheese Potato Bites

Curry-Cheese Potato Bites

This recipe is a lot of fun to make, plus I get a kick out of telling people the ingredients—green curry paste and coconut milk. It sounds exotic, but the potatoes are actually really easy to make and have a mild curry taste.—Anna Ginsberg, Austin, Texas

Elegant Brie

Elegant Brie

Elegant Brie

My mother-in-law introduced me to a wonderful Brie quesadilla that I wanted to re-create for a party. I didn't have all the ingredients and had a wheel of Brie instead of the creamed Brie she used. So, I pulled what I had on hand to create a dish similar in flavor. I added my own little twist, and now this has become a party favorite.—Sheri West, Surprise, Arizona

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

Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos

Everyone needs a go-to nacho recipe. Change this chicken version by using leftover shredded pork or brisket, and barbecue sauce instead of salsa. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
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