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Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

Looking for tasty tidbits for your celebration? We've got apps for that! Take a peek at recipes including nachos, dips, salsa and jalapeno dishes and more!

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Try these satisfying snacks from Sue Seymour Valatie, New York. She pats cheese into the dough, then tucks in store-bought bean dip to fix these tasty turnovers. "They're easy to assemble with prepared pie crusts," she says.

Waffle Fry Nachos

Waffle Fry Nachos

Waffle Fry Nachos

"My husband and tow grown sons really enjoy these appetizers when we're camping," writes Debra Morgan of Idaho Falls, Idaho. "They can devour a platter of them in no time. They're also fun to fix when friends come over."

Western Black Bean Dip

Western Black Bean Dip

Western Black Bean Dip

This hearty bean dip is full of flavors from the Southwest. After one taste, you'll know how good it is and wonder how it can be good for you, too!—Pat Cassity, Boise, Idaho
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Cheesy Corn Spread

Cheesy Corn Spread

Cheesy Corn Spread

Canned Mexicorn lends a sweet twist to this cheesy crowd-pleaser from Jan Henderson of Smackover, Arkansas.

Bread Bowl Fondue

Bread Bowl Fondue

Bread Bowl Fondue

Veggies and toasted bread cubes make the perfect dippers for this thick, rich ham and cheese dip from June Mullins of Livonia, Missouri.

Five-Fruit Salsa

Five-Fruit Salsa

Five-Fruit Salsa

Scoop this chunky fresh-tasting salsa onto a cinnamon tortilla chip and you'll have to go back for more, says field editor Catherine Dawe of Kent, Ohio.

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

These easy appetizers are always a hit at parties! Zesty strips of chicken and bits of onion sit in jalapeno halves that are wrapped in bacon and grilled. Serve them with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping. —Leslie Buenz Tinley Park, Illinois

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

Layered Three-Cheese Spread

I first made this spread for a baby shower, and it was a huge success. This appetizer tastes like a club sandwich and looks picture-perfect when served. Conveniently, the cream cheese layer can by made ahead of time.

Layered Creamy Taco Dip

Layered Creamy Taco Dip

Layered Creamy Taco Dip

Layered in a pizza pan, this taco dip makes a pretty presentation! "I prepared this yummy spread for birthday parties and family get-together," says Janet Vrieselaar of Rosedale, British Columbia. "It's wonderful spread on baked tortilla chips or low-fat crackers. I never seem to make enough—it's always the first appetizer to go."

Tortilla Ham Pinwheels

Tortilla Ham Pinwheels

Tortilla Ham Pinwheels

Looking for an easy appetizer to bring to a party or get-together? These rapid roll-ups from Judy Addair rely on an envelope of salad dressing mix for fast flair. "It's pretty hard to eat just one," writes the Bristol, Tennessee reader.

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

"This grilling recipe has been in our family for many years and always gets rave reviews," comments Jane Bone. The Cape Coral, Florida subscriber combines tender marinated shrimp with bacon strips to produce these delightful appetizers that will surely disappear in a hurry.
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