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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.

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

These slow cooker wings are a fun appetizer for gatherings. I sometimes like to serve the saucy chicken over rice as a main dish. Either way you do it, these Asian-inspired wings will be a hit! —June Eberhardt, Marysville, California

Peppered Chicken Pizza

Peppered Chicken Pizza

Peppered Chicken Pizza

A homemade crust is topped with tender chicken, barbecue sauce, red pepper flakes and broiled peppers in this crowd-pleasing specialty from Julie DeRuwe. "I like to prepare the vegetables and other toppings in advance so I can easily assemble this pizza for a fast, delicious dinner," says the Oakville, Washington subscriber.

Cucumber Crab Bites

Cucumber Crab Bites

Cucumber Crab Bites

Hints of pineapple and cucumber add unique fresh flavor to these delicate appetizers shared by Jeannie Klugh from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The tasty bites make a beginning to boast about for any meal or light spring luncheon.
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Veggie Wonton Quiches

Veggie Wonton Quiches

Veggie Wonton Quiches

With green broccoli and red pepper, these mini quiches from our home economists are a fitting finger food for Christmas. Crispy wonton cups make a tasty "crust."

Crab Asparagus Quesadillas

Crab Asparagus Quesadillas

Crab Asparagus Quesadillas

This decadent combination features fresh asparagus and crabmeat with Mexican flare. “These make eye-fetching appetizers and can even be served as the main course,” relates Curtis Gunnarson of Sycamore, Illinois.

Fruited Feta Spread

Fruited Feta Spread

Fruited Feta Spread

Field editor Lucille Terry of Frankfort, Kentucky shares this chunky feta and cream cheese spread with a pleasing sweet-savory flavor.

Blue Cheese Cheesecake

Blue Cheese Cheesecake

Blue Cheese Cheesecake

Whenever I set out this savory cheese spread, guests can't seem to stop eating it!

Hot Mushroom Tidbits

Hot Mushroom Tidbits

Hot Mushroom Tidbits

You can't miss with tried-and-true appetizers like this one. In fact, I've been relying on these yummy biscuit bites for more than 20 years!

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

“My family loved a local restaurant’s chicken wings, but when we tried to make them at home, we couldn’t figure out how to get their ranch flavor right,” recalls Jennifer Bender of Venice, Florida. “When I found a dried dressing mix, I knew it would be perfect for the wings.”

Curried Crab Pizza

Curried Crab Pizza

Curried Crab Pizza

“I’ve been making this appealing appetizer pizza for years, and it’s still goes over big at family get-togethers and potlucks,” says Ann Stanton of Treasure Island, Florida. “I often make three or four at once and keep them in the freezer to serve unexpected company.”

Crabmeat Spread

Crabmeat Spread

Crabmeat Spread

This versatile crab spread can be served warm or cold. Either way, it's delicious!
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