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Italian Appetizers

Looking for Italian appetizers? Find easy Italian appetizer recipes including bruschetta and other Italian breads, Italian salads, and more Italian appetizers.

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Toasted Ravioli Puffs

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Kathy Morgan
I call toasted ravioli a “fan favorite” because it disappears faster than I can make it. With just five ingredients, this is how you start the party. —Kathy Morgan, Temecula, CA
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More Italian Appetizers

Sausage French Bread Pizza

Sausage French Bread Pizza

Sausage French Bread Pizza

"I never seem to have pizza dough on hand, but that doesn't stop our family from enjoying pizza," reports Cherie Sweet. The Evansville, Indiana cook tops crusty French bread with creamy Alfredo sauce, sausage and veggies. "It's great to serve at a party for children or teens," she adds.

Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

I crave this bruschetta-like pizza in spring, when I'm planting tomatoes in our garden. Slices make great appetizers when the tomatoes are ripe. But you can also serve the pizza alongside a grilled entree or as a meatless main course.

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

My kids love these nice tender breadsticks, and so down anyone else who tastes them. Any leftovers are great with butter and honey for breakfast the next day. -Elaine Anderson Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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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). Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Quarterback Calzones

Quarterback Calzones

Quarterback Calzones

Select your favorite ingredients to fill these easy-to-assemble pizza pockets formed with frozen dinner rolls.

Pepper Shooters

Pepper Shooters

Pepper Shooters

Pop one of these savory peppers into your mouth for a tantalizing array of flavors. It's like an antipasto platter all in one bite.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen,

Onion Pita Pizza

Onion Pita Pizza

Onion Pita Pizza

For a different appetizer or snack, try these appealing "pizzas" from Mary Lou Wayman of Salt Lake City, Utah. With their mild blue cheese and onion flavor and crispy pita crust, they're sure to hit the spot with your favorite summer beverage.

Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Fontina Stuffed Mushrooms

What's better than lots of bacon and cheese in a mushroom cap...yum. They'll be a hit with your guests too.—Tammy Rex, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Cheesy Vegetable Pizza

Cheesy Vegetable Pizza

Cheesy Vegetable Pizza

An assortment of fresh veggies tops this delicious meatless pizza Beverly Little shares from Marietta, Georgia. “Use any vegetables you like,” she advises. “I often add a few sliced black olives.”

Quick Focaccia Bread

Quick Focaccia Bread

Quick Focaccia Bread

Green olives compliment this cheesy, pizza-like bread from Ivy Laffoon of Ceres, California. With very few ingredients, it’s packed with flavor. Serve it as an appetizer or alongside pasta, soup or salad for a mouthwatering meal.—Ivy J Laffoon, Ceres, California

Cheddar Bruschetta

Cheddar Bruschetta

Cheddar Bruschetta

"I always like to try bruschetta when we're eating out at a restaurant to see how it compares to my recipe-- and I haven't found one that's better yet!" writes Vicki Thompson of Bristol, New Brunswick. "It's a hit when i serve it to company or take it to potlucks and other gatherings."
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