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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.

Party Vegetable Dip

Party Vegetable Dip

Party Vegetable Dip

“This is an excellent dip for holiday parties; I’ve had several compliments. It’s fast to make and great-tasting, too. Enjoy!” —Amy Engle, Geneva, Nebraska

Marinated Mozzarella

Marinated Mozzarella

Marinated Mozzarella

I always come home with an empty container when I bring this dish to a partym and I've used the recipe for years. It can be made ahead to free up time later. I serve it with pretty party picks for a festive, holiday look. —Peggy Cairo, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Sausage Wonton Cups

Sausage Wonton Cups

Sausage Wonton Cups

Here’s a tasty hot appetizer for all those parties that feature fun finger foods. I’ve made this recipe several times, and these bites always disappear so fast. It’s really easy. —Shirley Van Allen, High Point, North Carolina
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Blue Cheese Date Wraps

Blue Cheese Date Wraps

Blue Cheese Date Wraps

"My friends and I used to make the traditional bacon-wrapped jalapenos at cookouts. I decided to sweeten them up a bit with dates and apricots, which are also more kid-friendly." —Susan Hinton, Apex, North Carolina

Spicy Sausage Wonton Stars

Spicy Sausage Wonton Stars

Spicy Sausage Wonton Stars

These stars can be served hot or at room temperature. I have experimented often with these ingredients and the recipe lends itself to a variety of individual tastes. Mary Anne Fields, Greeneville, Tennessee

Pork 'n' Shrimp Spring Rolls

Pork 'n' Shrimp Spring Rolls

Pork 'n' Shrimp Spring Rolls

Give your appetizer table an Asian accent with these crisp spring rolls. The recipe makes a big batch, so guests can enjoy seconds!—Debbie Terenzini-Wilkerson, Lusby, Maryland

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

Celebration Cheese Balls

Celebration Cheese Balls

Celebration Cheese Balls

A handful of simple ingredients that go together in minutes, three fun flavorful options…these creamy cheese balls from our Test Kitchen are a darling, do-ahead delight for busy holiday hostesses! Why not whip up several batches? Packaged in colored plastic wrap and tied with bright ribbons, they also make quick and easy gifts for friends, drop-in visitors, shut-ins and neighbors.

Sausage Egg Rolls

Sausage Egg Rolls

Sausage Egg Rolls

Janet Hommes, of Surprise, Arizona uses a packaged coleslaw mix for this easy eggroll, so it’s a breeze to put together. Serve it with your favorite brand of sweet ’n’ sour sauce to suit your family’s taste.

Spinach Artichoke-Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Artichoke-Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Artichoke-Stuffed Mushrooms

Guests will think you fussed over these rich, creamy stuffed mushrooms, but they go together so easily! The flavorful artichoke filling makes this party appetizer something special. —Amy Gaisford, Salt Lake City, Utah

Southwestern Nachos

Southwestern Nachos

Southwestern Nachos

Guests will go crazy when you serve two heaping pans of this cheesy nacho casserole, with tender chunks of pork. You don’t need to worry about filling the chip bowl…the tortilla chips are conveniently baked right in the dish!— Kelly Byler, Goshen, Indiana
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