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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!

Jack's Stuffed Mushrooms

Jack's Stuffed Mushrooms

Jack's Stuffed Mushrooms

From his Harlingen, Texas home, Jack D. Hunter II shares this zesty snack. "Since my son loves stuffed mushrooms, we came up with this wild-game appetizer," Jack writes. "We enjoy it before the big meal is served."

Taco Cheesecake

Taco Cheesecake

Taco Cheesecake

One taste of Judy Eckert's eye-catching appetizer proves cheesecake isn't just for dessert. "This savory variation is a crowd favorite at parties," she notes from Fulton, New York.

Nuggets with Chili Sauce

Nuggets with Chili Sauce

Nuggets with Chili Sauce

Whenever field editor Diane Hixon serves these crisp golden bites of chicken, her husband is all smiles in Niceville, Florida. "He prefers them to fast-food versions," she says.
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Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

These pretty pinwheels will disappear so fast, it will make you head spin! "The dried cranberries and chopped green onions make these perfect for a Christmas buffet," suggests Joyce Benninger from Owen Sound, Ontario

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

Coconut Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp is big on flavor when field editor Marie Hattrup from the Dalles, Oregon gives it a tropical twist. Coconut offers subtle sweetness, and the fruity salsa is delightful as a dip.

Jalapeno Bean Dip

Jalapeno Bean Dip

Jalapeno Bean Dip

This is the snack my family usually requests. We especially like to make this zippy dip on camping trips. —Lorene Goodwin, Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

I've tried several appetizers before, but this one is a surefire people-pleaser. The thick dip has lots of bacon flavor and keeps my guests happily munching before dinner. I serve it with tortilla chips or sliced French bread. -Suzanne Whitaker Knoxville, Tennessee

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

Potluck Ham Tortilla Stack

"This recipe was in a cookbook my mom gave me when I got married," recalls Eileen Stegall of Omaha, Nebraska. "I have added a few of my own touches. When I take it to a potluck, I always get requests for the recipe."

Hot Mexican Dip

Hot Mexican Dip

Hot Mexican Dip

This hearty dip from Heather O'Neill of Dudley, Massachusetts won't last long at your next gathering. Green chilies, taco sauce and chili powder add zip to the appetizing blend of ground turkey, refried beans, cheese and seasonings.

Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

"Whenever there's a family gathering, my sister-in-law brings this zesty bean dip, and it's a big hit," report Pamela Smith of Flushing, New York. "Since it keeps well in the refrigerator, it's great to have on hand for unexpected guests."

Southwest Corn Spread

Southwest Corn Spread

Southwest Corn Spread

My Aunt Christine shared this recipe with me at a family reunion a few years ago. The thick spread's southwestern flavor has mass appeal. —Rebecca Sue Dickson, Iredell, Texas
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