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Country Woman Appetizers

Find Country Woman Magazine appetizers for a delicious start to your dinner or meal. Get appetizers from our Country Woman Magazine.

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Among my memories of a reunion held on my farm are these savory meatballs a family member made. That's where I got this recipe that I now make for potlucks and get-togethers. It's so handy to transport and keep warm in a slow cooker, and it makes a great appetizer, too.

Paddy's Reuben Dip

Paddy's Reuben Dip

Paddy's Reuben Dip

This slow-cooked spread tastes just like the popular Reuben sandwich. Even when I double the recipe, I end up with an empty dish. —Mary Jane Kimmes, Hastings, Minnesota

Hearty Nacho Dip

Hearty Nacho Dip

Hearty Nacho Dip

This hearty dip is very filling! It's packed with fresh ingredients like avocados, tomatoes, onions and more.—V. Eleanor Dargo, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden

I was planning on bring veggies and dip to my grandson's graduation party, but I wanted to do something special. So I created a mini garden by arranging by corn, cherry tomatoes and other small vegetables on fa foam board. I was a big hit!—Barbara Wellner, Menominee, Michigan

Bean and Cheese Dip

Bean and Cheese Dip

Bean and Cheese Dip

My family and I can't get enough of this bean dip! It's great at any special gathering.—Jackie Pritchett, Fulton, Missouri

Chunky Black Bean Salsa

Chunky Black Bean Salsa

Chunky Black Bean Salsa

Chock-full of color and lively flavor, this salsa makes a nice appetizer paired with tortilla chips. "It's great for parties because it's easy and delicious," notes Chris Behnke of Fruitland, Iowa. "My husband loves it."

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

"My grandmother came up with her own version of fried green tomatoes years ago. Our family loves it," says Melanie Chism of Coker, Alabama. "It's a traditional taste of the South that anyone anywhere can enjoy!"

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

Scarecrow Veggie Pizza

AT HARVEST PARTIES, fall festivals or any autumn event, the flavorful fellow here will raise a crop of smiles! To stuff this savory appetizer full of good taste, our Test Kitchen cooks shaped a scarecrow using red peppers, carrots, broccoli and lots of other fresh veggies. Since you can make the crust with refrigerated dough and quickly prepare a cream cheese spread to put on top, you'll be ready to form your own colorful character in no time.

Italian Cheese Loaf

Italian Cheese Loaf

Italian Cheese Loaf

Here's a deliciously different sandwich. It's yummy warm from the oven or off the grill at a cookout. The cheesy filling is complemented by a mix of garden-fresh ingredients and crusty bread. I usually serve it with a salad and onion rings.

Parmesan Chicken Wings

Parmesan Chicken Wings

Parmesan Chicken Wings

Over the many years I've been cooking, I've had my share of flops, but these well-seasoned chicken wings have never failed my. Crisp and cheesy, they're outstanding as an appetizer and always draws a crowd.

Calico Cheese Dip

Calico Cheese Dip

Calico Cheese Dip

As soon as my husband tasted this tantalizing dip at a party, he suggested I get the recipe...not knowing I'd already asked the hostess for it! Attractive and zesty, it's one of my most popular appetizers.
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