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Winning Appetizers

Looking for winning appetizers? Find contest winning appetizers including the best dips and spreads, cheesy appetizers, and more winning appetizers.

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

This four-ingredient caramel dip is so simple and yummy. People always want to know how long I slaved over the stove to prepare it and are amazed to find that I made it in the microwave. When large marshmallows aren’t on hand, I substitute 2 cups of mini marshmallows instead. –Becky Heiner, West Valley City, Utah

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip

A friend brought this appetizer to our house for a dinner party. Everyone loved the zesty chicken and cheese dip so much that no one was hungry for supper. My friend graciously shared the recipe, and I’ve served it many times, always with rave reviews. –Leah Davis, Morrow, Ohio

Veggie Shrimp Egg Rolls

Veggie Shrimp Egg Rolls

Veggie Shrimp Egg Rolls

These wonderful appetizers will be the hit of your next cocktail party. They're versatile in that you can replace the shrimp with cooked crab, lobster or chicken. The tangy, apricot dipping sauce comes together in a pinch.—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
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Turkey Wonton Cups

Turkey Wonton Cups

Turkey Wonton Cups

Convenient wonton wrappers make these cute hors d'oeuvres as fun to make as they are to eat. I sampled them at a party and couldn't believe how tasty they were. They disappeared quickly, and no one ever suspected that the crunchy cups were low in carbs. —Barbara Rafferty of Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Barbecue Wings

Growing up near Buffalo, New York, I was exposed to the famous Buffalo wing. In search of a version that would make the hot sauce my own, I created this recipe. These wings are spicy and sweet with a hint of celery. They always go fast at parties. –Sara Yarrington, Salem, New Hampshire

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Tomato Salsa

Wondering what to do with all her garden zucchini, Jennifer Magrey of Sterling, Connecticut came up with this versatile and colorful salsa: “I also serve it on crackers, burgers, chips, baked potatoes or over cream cheese as a spread!”

Hearty Rye Melts

Hearty Rye Melts

Hearty Rye Melts

When we moved from the Midwest to Kentucky, we were invited to a neighborhood gathering, where this appetizer was served. “Hanky panky”—as it’s often called around here—is traditionally served at Derby Day parties, but at our home it’s become a year-round favorite.

Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

Everyone will think you spent hours preparing these clever grilled wraps, served with a guacamole-like dip. Basil gives the chicken a lovely fresh herb flavor. —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

Contest-Winning Fried Green Tomatoes

A quick and easy homemade salsa makes a mouthwatering addition to these fried tomatoes. The golden coating is so crispy, no one suspects the slices are light. —Ingrid Parker, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Terrific Tomato Tart

Terrific Tomato Tart

Terrific Tomato Tart

This recipe is fabulous! Fresh, colorful tomatoes, feta cheese and prepared pesto perfectly complement the crispy phyllo dough crust. —Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas

Apple 'n' Prosciutto Sandwiches

Apple 'n' Prosciutto Sandwiches

Apple 'n' Prosciutto Sandwiches

Prepared on an indoor grill, these Italian-style sandwiches are spread with homemade rosemary pesto. They’re wonderful on a cool day with a bowl of butternut squash soup. —Elizabeth Bennett, Mill Creek, Washington
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