Italian Appetizers

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Pesto Twists

Use pesto made straight from your garden or purchase it prepared from the grocery store to fill these easy appetizers. —Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Mini Polenta Pizzas

Mini Polenta Pizzas

Mini Polenta Pizzas

With just four ingredients you can be the talk of the party! These tasty bites are special enough for a fancy gathering and no one will know they're healthy! They are shown with Goat Cheese, Pear & Onion Pizza (recipe also on Recipe Finder). Lillian Julow - Gainesville, Florida

Mozzarella Pepperoni Bread

Mozzarella Pepperoni Bread

Mozzarella Pepperoni Bread

"My family enjoys this tempting bread as an appetizer when we have company...and as a quick meal on hectic evenings," shares Teri Toti of San Antonio, Texas. "With five children at home, and all involved in sports, we have this hot snack sandwich often.

Artichoke Hearts Romano

Artichoke Hearts Romano

Artichoke Hearts Romano

“I’ve enjoyed cooking all my life, and most of my endeavors are Italian. With a zippy marinara sauce for dipping, these golden, breaded artichoke quarters make a unique and popular appetizer.” — Anthony Greco, Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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Tuscan Kabobs

Tuscan Kabobs

Tuscan Kabobs

With chicken, bacon, tomatoes and bread cubes, this is a hearty appetizer that all guests will clamor for. The sauce provides the fantastic finishing touch.—Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas

Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas

Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas

Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas

People say that the crispy whole wheat crust of this pizza recipe is the best they've tasted. Plus, it's so easy to prepare in the bread machine...and it makes enough for two pizzas.

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Every year during the holidays, I use this delicious recipe that I got from my brother. These appealing appetizers get hearty flavor from the ham, bacon and cheese. They look lovely and really curb the hunger of guests waiting for a meal. —Virginia Slater, West Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Asparagus Bruschetta

Asparagus Bruschetta

Asparagus Bruschetta

For a light bite, Elaine Sweet created these pretty appetizers. “I really like asparagus, so I’m always trying it in different things,” says the Dallas, Texas reader. "This is a delicious twist on traditional bruschetta."

Garlic Cheese Spread

Garlic Cheese Spread

Garlic Cheese Spread

Making this cheese spread is easy and fun. It tastes great on flatbread, focaccia or crackers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Dip

You know those times when you want to use up a few ingredients and nothing comes to mind? Spaghetti sauce, assorted cheeses, pepperoni and a prebaked pizza crust go together well when you keep them separate. Warm up the crust, then cut it up for dipping in the pizza sauce. —Julie Puderbaugh, Berwick, Pennsylvania

Cheddar Herb Bread

Cheddar Herb Bread

Cheddar Herb Bread

"This crunchy, delicious bread is a hit with my husband and children," writes Ann Jacobsen of Oakland, Michigan. "It's a fun accompaniment to any meal you make on the grill—the garlic flavor really comes through."

Italian Party Appetizers

Italian Party Appetizers

Italian Party Appetizers

"Quick, easy, delicious, colorful and impressive! This is one great recipe to serve with a refreshing white wine to unexpected guests. Easily doubled for a crowd.” Heather Nygren - Cumming, Georgia
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