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Simple Appetizers

Find simple appetizers from our Simple and Delicious Magazine. Get easy to make, simple appetizers featured in our publication.

Fresh Vegetable Dip

Fresh Vegetable Dip

Fresh Vegetable Dip

This cool and creamy dip is a real family favorite for snacking. Kids are all smiles while they munch their fresh veggies. —Denise Goedeken, Platte Center, Nebraska

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

Veggie Christmas Tree

I've been serving this festive appetizer for years. Everyone comments on how pretty it is. I especially like it because it's so easy to make.—Leola Seltmann, Witchita, Kansas

Super Nacho Appetizer

Super Nacho Appetizer

Super Nacho Appetizer

Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's usually served as an appetizer, but is hearty enough for a main course along with a salad and Spanish rice. —Connie Bolton, San Antonio, Texas
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Dill Vegetable Dip

Dill Vegetable Dip

Dill Vegetable Dip

A friend gave me this zesty dip recipe many years ago, and now I serve it at our annual holiday open house. To make it mobile, spoon a serving of the dip in the bottom of a disposable cup, then garnish with fresh veggies. —Karen Gardiner, Eutaw, Alabama

Southwestern Cheese Dip

Southwestern Cheese Dip

Southwestern Cheese Dip

To take the edge off the kids' (and our!) hunger, this dip can be whipped up in no time. It's great with vegetable or chips.—Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Creamy Fruit Dip

Creamy Fruit Dip

Creamy Fruit Dip

"You can whip this three-ingredient dip in no time in a blender or with a mixer," points out Bonnie Wither of Branford, Connecticut. "It's yummy and smooth and goes great with any kind of fresh fruit."

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Kim Marie Van Rheenen of Mendota, Illinois reports, "At our family gatherings, I'm 'required' to serve this creamy dip - so I'm thankful it mixes up so quickly! It's especially attractive served with red and green apple wedges."

Make-Ahead Meatballs

Make-Ahead Meatballs

Make-Ahead Meatballs

My husband and I have company often. Keeping a supply of these frozen meatballs on hand means I can easily prepare a quick, satisfying meal. I start with a versatile meatball mix that makes about 12 dozen meatballs, then freeze them in batches for future use. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington

Little Dippers

Little Dippers

Little Dippers

For a galaxy of good eating, pair this creamy dip with your favorite fruits cut into star shapes! We shaped apples, kiwifruit and strawberries with small cookie cutters (you could also use a knife). Melon, pears and bananas are other possibilities. If you find fresh starfruit in your supermarket, simply slice it.

Pretty Ham Pinwheels

Pretty Ham Pinwheels

Pretty Ham Pinwheels

Plan ahead to slice party-perfect appetizers from these zippy rolls. They're easy to assemble and sure to be hit when you present a pretty plateful at any gathering.

Nutty Apple Wedges

Nutty Apple Wedges

Nutty Apple Wedges

A crunchy coating turns apples and peanut butter into a finger-licking after-school snack, shares Beatrice Richard of Posen, Michigan. "Even very young kinds will have a blast spreading peanut butter on the apple wedges and rolling them in cornflake crumbs," she jots.
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