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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.

Cilantro Tomato Bruschetta

Cilantro Tomato Bruschetta

Cilantro Tomato Bruschetta

“This is an easy, tasty appetizer that all of my family and friends love,” Lisa Kane promises from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “The ingredients meld together for a great-tasting hors d’oeuvre that goes well with many different main dishes.”

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."

Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

Everyone will think you spent hours preparing these clever grilled wraps, served with a guacamole-like dip. Basil gives the chicken a lovely fresh herb flavor. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
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Garlic-Onion Pizza Wedges

Garlic-Onion Pizza Wedges

Garlic-Onion Pizza Wedges

Using a prebaked crust, you can have this delicious appetizer hot and ready to serve in just 20 minutes. The wedges can even make a light main dish.—Clyda Conrad, Yuma, Arizona

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Delicious and healthy, this appetizer is a yummy way to eat green beans. The roll-ups can be prepared ahead of time, and guests always comment on how tasty and different they are.

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread slice. "It's excellent," assures Barbara McCalley of Allison Park, Pennsylvania.

Gooey Pizza Dip

Gooey Pizza Dip

Gooey Pizza Dip

Pepperoni, tomatoes and olives dress up this cheesy baked dip. I serve it with breadsticks and wedges of baked Boboli. You can even prepare individual servings in ramekins if you like. —Kitti Boesel, Woodbridge, Virginia

Apple 'n' Prosciutto Sandwiches

Apple 'n' Prosciutto Sandwiches

Apple 'n' Prosciutto Sandwiches

Prepared on an indoor grill, these Italian-style sandwiches are spread with homemade rosemary pesto. They’re wonderful on a cool day with a bowl of butternut squash soup. —Elizabeth Bennett, Mill Creek, Washington

Pepper Jack Pepperoni Rolls

Pepper Jack Pepperoni Rolls

Pepper Jack Pepperoni Rolls

Need a speedy after-school snack or movie-night appetizer? Try these kid-friendly, three-ingredient pizza rolls. “They’re delicious and a snap to assemble,” raves Judy Pinnow of Akron, Ohio.

Roasted Red Pepper Triangles

Roasted Red Pepper Triangles

Roasted Red Pepper Triangles

Full-flavored meats, cheeses and veggies top a golden crust in this appetizing recipe sent in by Amy Bell of Arlington, Tennessee. ”I recommend using marinara sauce for dipping,” she says.

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Pepperoni Pinwheels

These golden brown rounds from field editor Vikki Rebholz of West Chester, Ohio, have lots of pepperoni flavor. "They're easy to make, and really good!" says Vikki.
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