Share:

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.

Dried Beef Cheese Spread

Dried Beef Cheese Spread

Dried Beef Cheese Spread

"A friend shared this thick cracker spread with a sister a while ago, and we all agree it's delicious," writes Laura Martin of Indianapolis, Indiana. "Be ready to hand out the recipe whenever you make it."

Warm Sweet Onion Spread

Warm Sweet Onion Spread

Warm Sweet Onion Spread

"This is such a simple appetizer, but it's one of the most delicious I've ever tasted," says Chris Greissinger of Hollis, New Hampshire. The rich onion mixture is terrific served with crackers or tortilla chips.

Crab-Egg Cracker Spread

Crab-Egg Cracker Spread

Crab-Egg Cracker Spread

This chunky spread always disappears in a twinkling at holiday gatherings. With plenty of crabmeat, hard-cooked eggs and a touch of hot sauce, its hearty kick goes great with crackers, chips or veggies. It was one of my father's very favorite appetizers. -Peggy West Geaorgetown, Delaware
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Shredded Beef Nachos

Shredded Beef Nachos

Shredded Beef Nachos

"After ordering nachos in a couple of restaurants, I figured they would be a snap to make at home," related Donna McFarland of Eugene, Oregon. "This version, which calls for leftover roast, is also good with bell peppers added."

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.

Sweet 'n' Sour Sausage Appetizer

Sweet 'n' Sour Sausage Appetizer

Sweet 'n' Sour Sausage Appetizer

A sweet sauce and merry Christmas colors make this fruit-and-sausage combo a trusted holiday crowd-pleaser. Hearty enough to serve for brunch, it always disappears in a twinkling!

Creamy Herb Slices

Creamy Herb Slices

Creamy Herb Slices

These dressed up slices of French bread go well with soup or salad...or can be served as an appetizer. I have to move fast after putting them out-or there are none left for me!

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

Creamy Shrimp Spread

A former co-worker shared this recipe with me. It’s easy to make but so delicious—people keep coming back for more! The spread is also good served on crackers or fresh vegetables, and it can be served for any type of party, casual or fancy.

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

Olive Cheese Ball

If you like olives, you’ll love this special cheese ball from LaVerne Vinzant of Catawba, Wisconsin. “I received the recipe from a friend many years ago and am always asked to make it,” she writes. TIP: “I like to prepare this ahead of time and chill it for at least 3 hours. You can serve it with any snack cracker.”

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Surprise Cheese Ball

Ramen noodles are the secret ingredient in this savory appetizer. “This is great to take to school functions, church fellowships and family holiday gatherings,” says Phyllis Stanley of Avery, Texas. TIP: “If you’re in a hurry, don’t form it into a ball. Simply serve it right away as a spread for crackers,” Phyllis suggests.

Hot Pastrami Spread

Hot Pastrami Spread

Hot Pastrami Spread

I first tasted this at a church party a few years ago. Everyone raves about it and the dish is always scraped clean. You can also serve the savory spread with bite-sized bagel pieces.
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT