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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.

Ham and Cheese Spread

Ham and Cheese Spread

Ham and Cheese Spread

For a quick and easy spread as an appetizer at your next party, try this recipe. Sever with a side of crackers and breads.—Lorna Graham, Carberry, Manitoba

Potluck Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Potluck Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Potluck Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Pennsylvania is often referred to as the "Mushroom Capital of the World." This recipe's a delicious appetizer and is always the hit of the party. —Beatrice Vetrano, Landenberg, Pennsylvania

Cucumber Party Sandwiches

Cucumber Party Sandwiches

Cucumber Party Sandwiches

This is one of my favorite appetizers. We have lots of pig roasts here in Kentucky, and these small sandwiches are perfect to serve while the pig is roasting.
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Super Nacho Appetizer

Super Nacho Appetizer

Super Nacho Appetizer

Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's usually served as an appetizer, but is hearty enough for a main course along with a salad and Spanish rice. —Connie Bolton, San Antonio, Texas

Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

Festive Ham 'n' Cheese Spread

"My family goes wild over this mild-tasting, hearty cheese spread," comments Cara Flora of Olathe, Colorado.

Layered Shrimp Dip

Layered Shrimp Dip

Layered Shrimp Dip

People's eyes light up when I set this special snack on the table. Layered Shrimp Dip has a terrific combination of flavors and looks so pretty. Once folks start dipping, they can't seem to stop. —Sue Broyles, Cherokee, Texas

Bandito Chicken Wings

Bandito Chicken Wings

Bandito Chicken Wings

"These golden wings make a mouthwatering hot appetizer,"—Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio.

Hot Beef-Mushroom Appetizer

Hot Beef-Mushroom Appetizer

Hot Beef-Mushroom Appetizer

Relates Mary Jo O'Brien of Hastings, Minnesota, This creamy and savory snack smells wonderful while it is baking. It's a mushroom lover's delight."

Christmas Party Pinwheels

Christmas Party Pinwheels

Christmas Party Pinwheels

'Tis the season for easy make-ahead appetizers like these. They look so special and pretty that folks can't resist them! The refreshing flavor of ranch dressing and crisp colorful vegetables makes these pinwheels a pleasure to serve. —Janis Plourde, Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario

Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Salmon is practically a way of life here in the Pacific Northwest. My husband can make a meal of this dip. It's great for holiday parties.

Favorite Cranberry Meatballs

Favorite Cranberry Meatballs

Favorite Cranberry Meatballs

Although this recipe is perfect for the holiday season, plan to use it all year-round—cranberries add "zing" to menus anytime. And, if you're looking for an appetizer idea, shape the meatballs smaller and serve with party picks.
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