Refrigerated pizza crust gives this recipe a hard start, but feel free to substitute your own homemade crust. The veggies are so tasty you won't miss the sauce or the meat.—Sally Sierak, Shoreline, Washington
Monterey Jack, Colby and cream cheese come together with seasonings to create these logs that everyone will enjoy. Roll them in toasty pecans for the perfect finishing touch. —Melissa Goff, Burkburnett, Texas
Topped with toasty pecans, this sweet-and-savory cheese ball makes a festive hostess gift for holiday parties. Says Heidi: “It’s always a hit; there’s never anything left over, and everyone asks for the recipe.” At home, make it ahead of time for convenience, then bring to room temp and serve.
Heidi Blaine Hadburg - Safety Harbor, FL
You need only four simple ingredients to make these super-easy appetizers.
The colorful pinwheels have an eye-catching look and great taste, so they’re especially popular at parties.—Virginia Galloway, Houston, Texas
Puff pastry from the freezer section makes these tasty appetizers a snap to assemble. The golden-brown pinwheels get their fabulous flavor from prosciutto, Dijon mustard and Parmesan cheese.—Virginia Galloway, Houston, Texas
With colorful flecks from diced red pepper and chives, this savory cheesecake is a pretty addition to an appetizer buffet. Its wonderful rich flavor has a pleasant touch of smoky salmon. Slice it into wedges and serve with your favorite crackers.—Virginia Galloway, Houston, Texas
Crushed sesame crackers create the crust for this savory cheesecake that features a rich blend of ricotta, feta and cream cheese. The creamy mixture is mildly seasoned with basil and garlic and so delicious when spread on crackers for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.—Virginia Galloway, Houston, Texas