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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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Hot Wing Dip

Hot Wing Dip

Hot Wing Dip

Since I usually have all the ingredients on hand, this is a great go-to snack for entertaining friends and family. —Coleen Corner, Grove City, Pennsylvania

Buffalo Wing Poppers

Buffalo Wing Poppers

Buffalo Wing Poppers

The taste of buffalo wings and pepper poppers pair up in this appealing appetizer. It will disappear fast-so make a double batch, and have copies of the recipe handy. —Barbara Nowakowski, Mesa, Arizona

French Quarter Cheese Spread

French Quarter Cheese Spread

French Quarter Cheese Spread

Topped with toasty pecans, this sweet-and-savory cheese ball makes a festive hostess gift for holiday parties. Says Heidi: “It’s always a hit; there’s never anything left over, and everyone asks for the recipe.” At home, make it ahead of time for convenience, then bring to room temp and serve. Heidi Blaine Hadburg - Safety Harbor, FL
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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

“My son taught me how to make hummus, which is a great alternative to calorie-filled dips," says Nancy Watson-Pistole of Shawnee, Kansas. "This recipe is simply delicious. Fresh roasted red bell peppers make it really special.”

Chicken Taco Cups

Chicken Taco Cups

Chicken Taco Cups

For holiday parties and summer picnics, try these stuffed wonton cups with a Southwest-style chicken filling. You can freeze them, too. Just reheat after thawing. —Lee Ann Lowe, Gray, Maine

Southwest Egg Rolls & Cool Avocado Dip

Southwest Egg Rolls & Cool Avocado Dip

Southwest Egg Rolls & Cool Avocado Dip

A friend of mine made these egg rolls for my birthday treat several years ago. They are the best I have ever eaten.Becky Aylor, Sisters, Oregon

Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

I created this recipe a few years ago when I was craving something different to do with hard-cooked eggs. Three of my favorite foods—bacon, eggs and cheese—come together in these deviled eggs. They're my go-to party snack. —Laura LeMay, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

My husband loves this recipe. It's a wonderful use for my garden tomatoes! —Jen Low, Buffalo, New York

Holiday Appetizer Meatballs

Holiday Appetizer Meatballs

Holiday Appetizer Meatballs

Reports Yellow Springs, Ohio field editor Pat Waymire, "These tasty meatballs are a perennial favorite at our Christmas parties."

Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

This quick taco dip from Rhonda Biancardi of Blaine, Minnesota is a definite family favorite. In fact, she says, “This recipe has been made more times than I can count! It just looks very colorful to a table, and it never lasts long.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

This creamy, bubbly appetizer spread is sure to please. Baked to a golden brown, it gets its richness from cream cheese and mayonnaise. —Valerie Elkinton, Gardner, Kansas
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