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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.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip

I came up with this rich, creamy pumpkin dip when I had a small amount of canned pumpkin left in the fridge after my holiday baking. It is also great served with sliced pears and apples, or as a spread on zucchini bread or any nut bread. —Laurie LaClair, North Richland Hills, Texas

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

Puff Pastry Holly Leaves

“These elegant appetizers look like you've slaved in the kitchen, but they can be assembled in a jiffy,” says Angela King of Walnut Cove, North Carolina. “They always earn raves at my office holiday party.”

Pear-Pecan Sausage Quiche

Pear-Pecan Sausage Quiche

Pear-Pecan Sausage Quiche

“This quiche would be a delightful addition to brunch, especially during the holiday season,” writes Patricia Harmon from Baden, Pennsylvania. “It’s savory from the sausage yet sweet from the sliced pear.”
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Fruit Compote With Brie

Fruit Compote With Brie

Fruit Compote With Brie

What a special, versatile recipe! “I stir leftover compote into yogurt or serve it over cheesecake, ice cream, blintzes and crepes.” Clara Coulston - Washington Court House, OH

Curry-Chutney Cheese Mold

Curry-Chutney Cheese Mold

Curry-Chutney Cheese Mold

Featuring loads of bacon, green onions and peanuts, this exotic appetizer is a true timesaver due to its make ahead convenience. "I include this spread on my cheese platter when giving a party," explains Carmen Courtney from Ashland, Virginia.

Pantry Salsa

Pantry Salsa

Pantry Salsa

This homemade salsa is easy because it's made with canned tomatoes. Simply combine them with the seasonings for a spicy salsa that's good with tortilla chips. You can also use it with any recipe that calls for prepared salsa.

Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Jalapeno Cheese Spread

Jalapeno Cheese Spread

“I keep the ingredients for this wonderful cheese spread on hand so that I can assemble it any time,” notes Patricia Kitts of Dickinson, Texas. “The combination with jalapenos, cream cheese and pecans is always a hit at parties.”

Sweet Cheese Ball

Sweet Cheese Ball

Sweet Cheese Ball

You’ll need only a few items for this unique cheese ball sent in by Melissa Friend of Oakland, Maryland. Coconut comes through in the cherry-flecked mixture that’s coated in pecans. It looks pretty and tastes delicious served with apple slices, pineapple wedges, berries and other fresh fruit.

Italian Dipping Sticks

Italian Dipping Sticks

Italian Dipping Sticks

This is a favorite snack in our house during the Super Bowl. I season refrigerated breadsticks before baking, then serve them with warm pizza sauce for dipping. —Michelle Revelle, Guyton, Georgia

Black Bean Spinach Pizza

Black Bean Spinach Pizza

Black Bean Spinach Pizza

"A relative brought this vegetarian pizza to a family gathering, and everyone enjoyed it," says Kim Balvance from Shakopee, Minnesota. "It's great right out of the oven, but I think leftovers are even better reheated the next day."

Pepperoni Mushroom Pizza Dip

Pepperoni Mushroom Pizza Dip

Pepperoni Mushroom Pizza Dip

Folks will dig into this rich pizza-flavored dip from Donna Cajski of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's loaded with tasty toppings including pepperoni, mushrooms, olives and cheese, then warmed in the microwave.
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