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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.

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Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

This mouthwatering salsa shared by Suzi LaPar of Wahiawa, Hawaii features fresh pineapple and a handful of seasonings. Serve it with tortilla chips or atop grilled chicken or fish for a jazzed-up meal.—Suzi LaPar, Wahiawa, Hawaii

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern Egg Rolls

“I brought these to a church potluck and everybody loved them,” writes Jacqueline Bower from Washington, Iowa. “The recipe makes a large amount, but there were no leftovers!” For those looking to trim calories, she suggests using a 50%-less-fat sausage and frying in canola oil. JACQUELINE’S TIP: These egg rolls also freeze well. They can be made ahead and fried frozen for quick convenience.

Asparagus Roll-Ups

Asparagus Roll-Ups

Asparagus Roll-Ups

These roll-ups are simply divine. A friend shared the recipe after serving them at a church brunch, where they disappeared fast. They make a unique finger food, a side dish at supper or a lovely lunch served with soup.
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Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic

Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic

Baked Brie with Roasted Garlic

“The garlic is mellow and sweet in this recipe,” says Lara Pennell of Mauldin, South Carolina. “I never fail to get compliments when I serve this as a first course—even brie-haters are converted!”

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Any round loaf works as a serving bowl for this cream-cheesy dip, with spinach, cheddar, water chestnuts and, yes, bacon. Scoop the dip with the extra bread and veggies—then eat the bowl! —Frieda Meding, Trochu, Alberta

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Crispy Lime Chips with Crab

Creamy crab dip tops the lime-flavored chips perfectly. These would be popular at a party, so it's a good thing they make a lot. —Tracey Stone, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Honey-Balsamic Goat Cheese Dip

Honey-Balsamic Goat Cheese Dip

Honey-Balsamic Goat Cheese Dip

“This is so easy and delicious, you can’t stop eating it,” writes Joni Hilton of Rocklin, California. At just 5 grams of fat per serving, you don’t even have to feel guilty about it!

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.

Savory Ham Cheesecake

Savory Ham Cheesecake

Savory Ham Cheesecake

My mom was the best cook—everything she made was special. She served this elegant cheesecake on Sunday following a Saturday ham dinner. Now my family loves it, too!—Shannon Soper, West Bend, Wisconsin

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

Shrimp Spread

This colorful and tasty appetizer is always a crowd-pleaser. People will never know you've used lighter ingredients. —Norene Wright, Manilla, Indiana

Southwest Egg Rolls

Southwest Egg Rolls

Southwest Egg Rolls

Moderately crispy with a rich and creamy filling, these semi-spicy appetizers taste like they’ve been fried. —Danielle Booth, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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