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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.

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

"Our state is well-known for mushrooms," reports Pennsylvania field editor Cherie Sechrist of Red Lion. "This is a flavorful way to use them."

Four-Cheese Pate

Four-Cheese Pate

Four-Cheese Pate

This impressive and festive-looking cheese spread is simple to put together and never fails to get raves at parties. Before I retired. I looked for recipes like this that can be prepared way ahead. — Jeanne Messina, Darien, Connecticut

Appetizer Roll-Ups

Appetizer Roll-Ups

Appetizer Roll-Ups

Cream cheese and a variety of herbs and vegetables make even deli cold cuts a fancy and filling appetizer. Bite-size pieces look so pretty set on a platter in a circle. But the arrangement never stays complete for very long once this snack is served. —Marcella Funk, Salem, Oregon
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Rye Party Puffs

Rye Party Puffs

Rye Party Puffs

I can't go anywhere without taking along my puffs. They're pretty enough for a wedding reception yet also hearty enough to snack on while watching football on television. A platterful of these will disappear even with a small group. —Kelly Williams, La Porte, Indiana

Festive Sausage Cups

Festive Sausage Cups

Festive Sausage Cups

When I used prepared pie crust for this recipe, it's even easier to form and fill these individual sausage cups. They are a savory and filling snack. Come Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family is especially delighted to see them. — Gail Watkins, South Bend, Indiana

Spinach Turnovers

Spinach Turnovers

Spinach Turnovers

The flaky cream cheese pastry adds sensational texture to these hot appetizers—and just wait until you taste the wonderful filling. I usually fix a double batch and freeze some to have on hand in case unexpected guests drop by. — Jean von Bereghy, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Hot Macadamia Spread

Hot Macadamia Spread

Hot Macadamia Spread

While my husband was in the Army, I'd get together with other wives for snacks and to exchange favorite recipes. I still enjoy serving this rich spread because most guests can't quite put their finger on the zippy ingredient—horseradish. —Naomi Francis, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Apricot Wraps

Apricot Wraps

Apricot Wraps

I accumulated a large recipe collection from around the world while my husband served in the Air Force for 25 years. This mouthwatering appetizer is one of our favorites, and we enjoy sharing it with friends.—Jane Ashworth, Bevercreek, Ohio

Chicken Wings with Spicy Apricot Sauce

Chicken Wings with Spicy Apricot Sauce

Chicken Wings with Spicy Apricot Sauce

Everyone gobbles these up at Christmas potlucks! My mother gave me the recipe for this anytime appetizer with its flavorful sweet-and-sour sauce.

Salmon Canapes

Salmon Canapes

Salmon Canapes

This appealing appetizer, with its delicate smoked salmon taste and dash of holiday color, is simply irresistible!

Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Crab-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

For a little something special, I include these petite pleasers on the menu of our holiday parties. Our six children and 15 grandkids eat them up warm and juicy from the oven.
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