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Father's Day Appetizers

Treat the dads in your life to their favorite apps including homemade salsa, dips, bruschetta, nachos, bacon-wrapped goodies and more.

Cola Hot Wings

Cola Hot Wings

Cola Hot Wings

These delectable wings are so easy to make, and they offer year-round versatility, from summer cookouts to autumn tailgates. My husband likes them so much he'll stand out in the snow to grill them! —Lisa Linville, Randolph, Nebraska

Fresh Chili Salsa

Fresh Chili Salsa

Fresh Chili Salsa

This is a typical New Mexico appetizer that makes good use of fresh cilantro and locally grown tomatillos and serranos. Enjoy it with corn chips or crackers. —Molly Seidel, Edgewood, New Mexico

Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Peppers

Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Peppers

Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Peppers

Grilling is a huge summer highlight for my family, and that is one reason we're such fans of this recipe. Whenever I put out a plate of these cute little appetizers, people come flocking. Good thing there are lots of peppers in each bag. —Tara Cruz, Kersey, Colorado
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Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Five-Spice Chicken Wings

Bird is the word when it comes to these wings. They’re baked to a perfect golden brown and hum with mild, delicious Asian spices. Thanks to an overnight marinade, the chicken inside stays tender while the skin maintains that signature crunch. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos

Everyone needs a go-to nacho recipe. Change this chicken version by using leftover shredded pork or brisket, and barbecue sauce instead of salsa. —Crystal Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Jalapeno Hummus

Jalapeno Hummus

Jalapeno Hummus

Hummus is an easy, tasty and nutritious snack or appetizer. Friends are often surprised at the uncommonly good taste and the jalapeno gives it a little kick. Serve with crackers, raw vegetables, or tortilla chips.—Lisa Armstrong, Murray, Kentucky

Honey Mustard Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

Honey Mustard Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

Honey Mustard Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

These sweet-salty dippers go over big with kids and adults alike. Guests at my daughter’s 13th birthday party couldn’t get enough of the bacon-wrapped chicken and yummy sauce.—Kim J. Forni, Claremont, New Hampshire

Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

Goat Cheese Spread in Roasted Pepper Cups

I had a similar dish in a restaurant in Seattle, and when I returned home I just had to try my hand at making it. This is the fantastic result. I've taken it to work for parties and my boss once commented, "It's so good, it must be illegal."—Jenny Rodriquez, Pasco, Washington

Cranberry Hot Wings

Cranberry Hot Wings

Cranberry Hot Wings

Chicken wings get special treatment from cranberry sauce, a little citrus and a touch of hot sauce in this no-fuss recipe. The wings are a tangy way to heat up a winter night.

Bourbon-Glazed Meatballs

Bourbon-Glazed Meatballs

Bourbon-Glazed Meatballs

A must for any appetizer menu, these mouthwatering meatballs require very little preparation, leaving you plenty of time to finish all those other last-minute party details.—Bob Bratzel, Deland, Florida

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Flatbreads

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Flatbreads

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Flatbreads

This is a combination of grilled pizza and a cheesy flatbread recipe I discovered years ago. It's a great appetizer or main dish. —Tina Repak Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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