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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.

Strawberry Cream Graham Crackers

Strawberry Cream Graham Crackers

Strawberry Cream Graham Crackers

Our Test Kitchen created the recipe for these yummy after-school snacks. Bananas and a creamy strawberry topping give graham crackers just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Quick Coconut Shrimp

Quick Coconut Shrimp

Quick Coconut Shrimp

For a tropical taste guests are sure to find delightful, serve this crunchy coconut-coated shrimp with a sweet sauce. “This is an impressive appetizer or can be served as a main course,” says Debbi Barate of Seward, Pennsylvania. “For another easy dipping sauce, combine a favorite jam with some crushed red pepper flakes.”

Nutty Fruit 'n' Cheese Tray

Nutty Fruit 'n' Cheese Tray

Nutty Fruit 'n' Cheese Tray

Starting with packaged cheese cubes hurries along this lovely display. But trim your grocery bill by buying blocks of cheese and cutting them yourself, and trim time by using plain walnut or pecan halves instead of making the Candied Walnuts. Cost: $38.16 We stacked 12-inch, 10-inch and 8-inch cake plates to create this tiered display.
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Deli Sandwich Party Platter

Deli Sandwich Party Platter

Deli Sandwich Party Platter

Four kinds of meat, two kinds of spread and an assortment of breads add up to dozens of delicious sandwiches guests can assemble themselves. Cost: $66.81 TIP: To serve 24, we suggest buying a package each of plain and whole wheat mini bagels, plus one loaf sourdough bread and one French baguette. But mini bagels, mini croissants, dinner rolls and cocktail rye are shown in the photo.

Three-Pepper Veggie Tray

Three-Pepper Veggie Tray

Three-Pepper Veggie Tray

In no time at all, you can put together this colorful platter of crisp vegetables. Instead of typical veggie dip, serve a trio of salad dressings in dishes of varying heights for added interest. Cost: $29.04 The salad dressings shown here are green goddess, French and honey mustard.

Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl

Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl

Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl

My entire family loves this cheese dip. I often get requests to bring it to gatherings with friends. Chopped scallions make a pretty garnish. —Julie Koch, Delaware, Ohio

Wonton Kisses

Wonton Kisses

Wonton Kisses

These wrapped bundles are filled with a sweet chocolate candy kiss and sure to delight guests at your next party. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Festive Feta Cheese Ball

Festive Feta Cheese Ball

Festive Feta Cheese Ball

“I was inspired to come up with this recipe when I was asked to bring an appetizer for a party. Everyone loved it!” Cinde Ryan - Gig Harbor, Washington

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

I first made this fresh, fruity salsa for a family baby shower. Everyone wanted the recipe. Now, someone makes this juicy snack for just about every family gathering—and I have to keep reminding everyone who introduced it! —Jessica Robinson, Indian Trail, North Carolina

Rosemary Cheese Patties

Rosemary Cheese Patties

Rosemary Cheese Patties

"We’re a family that loves snacks," explains Judy Armstrong of Prairieville, Louisiana, "and I combined some of our favorite ingredients in this fast, easy and delicious recipe. Great for entertaining, it can be prepared ahead of time and browned just before guests arrive. It’s quickly doubled for a crowd and extra special with marinara sauce."

Fiesta Cream Cheese Spread

Fiesta Cream Cheese Spread

Fiesta Cream Cheese Spread

Salsa and apricot preserves come together as a strange combination, yet create a very tasty appetizer! Give this one from Sharyl Wolter of Rosenberg, Texas a try at your Super Bowl party this year!
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