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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.

Creamy Red Pepper Dip

Creamy Red Pepper Dip

Creamy Red Pepper Dip

This flavorful dip looks so pretty served in sweet yellow pepper halves. It's great with fresh veggies.—Linda Murray, Allenstown, New Hampshire

Pepper Poppers

Pepper Poppers

Pepper Poppers

These creamy and zippy stuffed jalapenos may be the most popular treats I make. My husband is always hinting to me that I should prepare a batch. —Lisa Byington, Johnson City, New York

Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs

For a memorable meatball party snack with a tangy non-traditional sauce, I suggest this recipe. The meatballs are mouthwatering.—Jim Ulberg, Elk Rapids, Michigan
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Creamy Crab Cheesecake

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

Creamy Crab Cheesecake

A savory appetizer cheesecake such as this one, dotted with tender crabmeat, is sure to grab the attention and tempt the taste buds of party guests. It's an elegant spread that you make ahead, so there's no last-minute fuss.

Bean Dip

Bean Dip

Bean Dip

"This colorful, crowd-pleasing dip is full of flavor," remarks Darnele West of Lancaster, South Carolina. "A cousin made it for a family get-together, and we finished off every bite!"

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

Crackers make great dippers for this creamy appetizer (chips and breadsticks work well, too). It's become the traditional introduction to our family's Christmas Eve dinner.

Bacon Rounds

Bacon Rounds

Bacon Rounds

On my family's list of favorite nibbles, this appetizer is tops. I've served the satisfying canapes at showers and brunches.

Potluck Bread Pot Fondue

Potluck Bread Pot Fondue

Potluck Bread Pot Fondue

Bring this fun fondue to a buffet or potluck and you'll be the toast of the gathering. Folks always ask for the recipe.

Dilly Shrimp

Dilly Shrimp

Dilly Shrimp

A friend shared the recipe for this delicious hors d' oeuvre. The zesty sauce complements the shrimp nicely and guarantees they'll be gobbled up.

Holiday Appetizer Puffs

Holiday Appetizer Puffs

Holiday Appetizer Puffs

Good things come in little packages with these melt-in-your-mouth puffs. Besides crabmeat, I've used whipped cream or pudding as the filling to create bite-sized desserts.

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Turkey gives a different twist to these slightly sweet and spicy meatballs. For the holidays, I serve them on a tray lined with parsley and garnished with red pepper or pimientos.
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