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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.

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.

Spinach Squares

Spinach Squares

Spinach Squares

Even people who don't care for spinach can't pass up these satisfying appetizer squares. They're a hit as a deliciously different vegetable side dish as well. —Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

Cheese Straws

A fellow schoolteacher gave me this recipe that's since become a family favorite. It's also popular at various church functions featuring eat-with-your-fingers fare.
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Fiesta Pinwheels

Fiesta Pinwheels

Fiesta Pinwheels

Whenever I serve these make-ahead appetizers, they disappear fast. When a friend at the office shared them with me, I knew in one bite I'd be bringing her recipe home for the holidays. —Diane Martin, Brown Deer, Wisconsin

Pizza Bread

Pizza Bread

Pizza Bread

This moist, cheesy bread is a fun appetizer that I also use to complement Italian meals and main-dish salads.

Chili Cups

Chili Cups

Chili Cups

Nothing tickles appetites quicker than these spicy tidbits. It's like eating chili in a muffin. I like assembling and freezing them ahead of time to beat the Christmas rush in my kitchen.

Zippy Cheese Log

Zippy Cheese Log

Zippy Cheese Log

Due to popular demand, my pretty cheese log has become a tasty tradition at our women's Christmas brunch. As soon as the ladies try a bite, I start getting requests for the recipe.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

These scrumptious mushroom appetizers— from my grandmother's recipe— are perfect for serving at special-occasion dinners and birthdays.

Stuffed Snow Pea Snacks

Stuffed Snow Pea Snacks

Stuffed Snow Pea Snacks

What happens when you combine a creamy seafood concoction with a plain old bunch of vegetables? Magic—in the form of these engagingly different snacks! Helen Cornet of Carmel, Indiana shared her crab dip, a must at her house during the holidays and beyond. Then our crafty kitchen crew came up with a creative way to serve it—by stuffing the dip into snow peas. It's simply delightful.

Herbed Cheese Wafers

Herbed Cheese Wafers

Herbed Cheese Wafers

These bite-sized snacks are rich, buttery and full of flavor. You can either serve them alone or for dipping.—Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

Savory Party Bread

Savory Party Bread

Savory Party Bread

It's impossible to stop nibbling on warm pieces of this cheesy, oniony bread. The sliced loaf fans out for a fun presentation. —Kay Daly, Raleigh, North Carolina
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