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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.

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Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers

Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers

Grilled Bacon-Onion Appetizers

”I’m the father of three girls who loves cooking for the family in my spare time,” says Dayton Hulst from Moorhead, Minnesota. ”All of us really love this savory treat.”

Hot Seafood Spread

Hot Seafood Spread

Hot Seafood Spread

This creamy flavorful dip from Linda Doll of St. Albert, Alberta is sure to be popular at parties. “Bake it in a hollowed-out pumpernickel or white round bread loaf,” she suggests. “Serve it with bread cubes, pita bread or assorted raw veggies.” TIP: “I often used canned crab,” Linda notes.

Party Appetizer Meatballs

Party Appetizer Meatballs

Party Appetizer Meatballs

These are a favorite at parties and gatherings. The recipe is easy...and the meatballs can be made well ahead of time and frozen until needed. I think what makes them taste so good is the sauce. —Nathalie Wiedmann-Guest, Caledon, Ontario
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Spicy Maple Chicken Wings

Spicy Maple Chicken Wings

Spicy Maple Chicken Wings

“My girls and I often ask my husband to make us his famous chicken wings. They’re sweet, yet spicy, and we love ’em!” Dona Hoffman — Addison, Illinois

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Any round loaf works as a serving bowl for this cream-cheesy dip, with spinach, cheddar, water chestnuts and, yes, bacon. Scoop the dip with the extra bread and veggies—then eat the bowl! —Frieda Meding, Trochu, Alberta

Fresh Tomato Mexican Salsa

Fresh Tomato Mexican Salsa

Fresh Tomato Mexican Salsa

Mexican fare only gets better when topped with Anna Yeatts' colorful Fresh Salsa. The Pinehurst, North Carolina cook uses ripe tomatoes, crisp onion and a touch of minced serrano pepper, making it just as good as a side dish or appetizer with crunchy baked tortilla chips!

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

This warm, cheesy spread is absolutely scrumptious served on the toasted pita wedges. And its colorful appearance makes it perfect for the upcoming holidays. —Teresa Emanuel, Smithville, Missouri

Party Nachos

Party Nachos

Party Nachos

Put a new delicious spin on nachos! Simple to make, these are ideal for most any party or a fun night in with family. Consider a build-your-own nacho bar so guests can choose their toppings. —Mike Tchou, Pepper Pike, Ohio

Southwestern Star Dip

Southwestern Star Dip

Southwestern Star Dip

I enjoyed this sensational dip at a holiday party and begged for the recipe. No others are the ones begging me! —Joan Hallford from North Richland Hills, Texas

Three-Pepper Bean Dip

Three-Pepper Bean Dip

Three-Pepper Bean Dip

My husband’s great-grandmother and I spent time together creating this recipe after trying a similar version from his aunt. So it not only tastes delicious, it also has a lot of sentimental value. —Amber Massey, Coppell, Texas

Tuna Cheese Spread

Tuna Cheese Spread

Tuna Cheese Spread

The flavor of tuna is very subtle in this thick and creamy spread. It's terrific on crackers or carrot and celery sticks, stuffed in a tomato or used for a sandwich. —Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
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