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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.

Cheesy Party Puffs

Cheesy Party Puffs

Cheesy Party Puffs

The first time I made these puffs for friends, all eight couples asked for the recipe! They're so tasty and quick to make in this busy season-and everyone loves them.

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

A former co-worker shared this recipe with me. It’s easy to make but so delicious—people keep coming back for more! The spread is also good served on crackers or fresh vegetables, and it can be served for any type of party, casual or fancy.

Marinated Tenderloin Fondue

Marinated Tenderloin Fondue

Marinated Tenderloin Fondue

When I was a kid in the 1970's, Mom made fondue a lot. She served this meaty version every New Year's Day. Now I carry on that fun tradition with my own family.
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Swiss Cheese Fondue

Swiss Cheese Fondue

Swiss Cheese Fondue

As cold winter blows outside, our Test Kitchen home economists suggest warming up with this rich and creamy fondue. Don't be surprised when the pot is scraped clean!

Apple Wonton Bundles

Apple Wonton Bundles

Apple Wonton Bundles

When preparing fondue for the main meal, don't forget to have a fondue dessert as well. These deliciously different treats taste just like caramel apples.

Beef Fondue with Sauces

Beef Fondue with Sauces

Beef Fondue with Sauces

When my husband was stationed in England in the mid-1960s, I traveled to Switzerland and purchased two copper fondue pots. I've used them countless times since then. —Margaret Inman, Fort Pierce, Florida

Mongolian Fondue

Mongolian Fondue

Mongolian Fondue

Mealtime is so much fun and filled with laughter and conversation when fondue is on the menu. I created this recipe after tasting something similar in a restaurant. Family and friends request it often.

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

If you like olives, you’ll love this special cheese ball from LaVerne Vinzant of Catawba, Wisconsin. “I received the recipe from a friend many years ago and am always asked to make it,” she writes. TIP: “I like to prepare this ahead of time and chill it for at least 3 hours. You can serve it with any snack cracker.”

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Ramen noodles are the secret ingredient in this savory appetizer. “This is great to take to school functions, church fellowships and family holiday gatherings,” says Phyllis Stanley of Avery, Texas. TIP: “If you’re in a hurry, don’t form it into a ball. Simply serve it right away as a spread for crackers,” Phyllis suggests.

Hot Pastrami Spread

Hot Pastrami Spread

Hot Pastrami Spread

I first tasted this at a church party a few years ago. Everyone raves about it and the dish is always scraped clean. You can also serve the savory spread with bite-sized bagel pieces.

Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

Easy Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

A few years ago, I saw a man in the grocery store buying a big bag full of jalapeno peppers. I asked him what he intended to do with them, and he shared this recipe with me right there in the store! —Janice Montiverdi, Sugar Land, Texas
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