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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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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
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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

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Cheese Dip

I brought this slightly spicy cheese dip to a gathering with friends and it was a huge hit. The spicy pork sausage provides the zip! —Marion Bartone, Conneaut, Ohio

Tomato Pizza Bread

Tomato Pizza Bread

Tomato Pizza Bread

Refrigerated pizza crust dough gets a tasty treatment from pleasant seasonings and easy cheese and tomato toppings. This basic recipe can be modified to suit individual tastes. My husband loves to add sliced ripe olives just before baking. We think it's best when served fresh out of the oven. -Kimberly McFarland, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

This is always a hit with guests— and with me, too, because it's simple and can be assembled ahead of time.—Mrs. Melvin Schnuelle, Manitowac, Wisconsin

Calico Clams Casino

Calico Clams Casino

Calico Clams Casino

A few years ago, I came across this recipe in the back of my files when I was looking for a special appetizer. Everyone raved about it. Now it's often-requested dish. —Paula Sullivan, Barker, New York

Chicken Chili Nachos

Chicken Chili Nachos

Chicken Chili Nachos

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and two kinds of beans, so they make a filling snack. —Karen Horning, Rockford, Illinois

Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

Gouda Melt with Baguette Slices

This fun appetizer is guaranteed to wow guests! It takes just moments to whip up this melty delight. —Susan Lewis, Reading, Pennsylvania

Honey Garlic Ribs

Honey Garlic Ribs

Honey Garlic Ribs

When you want a more "meaty" appetizer for your holiday buffet, reach for these finger-licking-good ribs!
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