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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.

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

Jalapeno Chicken Wraps

These easy appetizers are always a hit at parties! Zesty strips of chicken and bits of onion sit in jalapeno halves that are wrapped in bacon and grilled. Serve them with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping. —Leslie Buenz Tinley Park, Illinois

Artichoke Mushroom Caps

Artichoke Mushroom Caps

Artichoke Mushroom Caps

These crumb-topped appetizers never last long at our get-togethers. The rich filling of cream cheese, artichoke hearts. Parmesan cheese and green onion is terrific. You can broil them in your oven to enjoy any time of year. —Ruth Lewis West Newton, Pennsylvania

Creamy Herb Appetizer Pockets

Creamy Herb Appetizer Pockets

Creamy Herb Appetizer Pockets

I combined a creamy cheese sauce and an artichoke dip to come up with these bite-size morsels. The filling is tucked into triangles made from crescent roll dough—it's the perfect no-mess appetizer! —Tina Scarpaci of Chandler, Arizona
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Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon Ranch Dip

Bacon Ranch Dip

I used reduced-fat items to lighten up this Parmesan and bacon dip. Not only it is a snap to mix up the night before a party, but the proportions can easily by adjusted for smaller or larger groups. I get requests for the recipe whenever I serve it. —Pam Garwood, Lakeville, Minnesota

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

Mexican Corn Dip

For tasty make-ahead dip try this recipe. It goes fast at office parties or any gathering. Mildly spicy, it's easy to alter if you want it to have more of a kick. Make sure your corn chips are large enough to scoop up a hearty helping.

Garlic-Onion Tomato Pizza

Garlic-Onion Tomato Pizza

Garlic-Onion Tomato Pizza

You won't miss the traditional tomato sauce when you bite into a slice of this pizza - it is absolutely delicious! We like it hot or at room temperature. It makes a wonderful appetizer cut into small pieces...or you can use the same topping for bruschetta. -Tammy Thomas, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

These light crispy onion rings are sliced thin and spiced just right with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder and cumin. My family likes them alongside grilled burgers. They're even good as leftovers. -Tamra Kriedeman, Enderlin, North Dakota

Onion Brie Appetizers

Onion Brie Appetizers

Onion Brie Appetizers

Guests will think you spent hours preparing these cute appetizers, but they're really easy to assemble, using purchased puff pastry. And the tasty combination of Brie, caramelized onions and caraway is terrific. -Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Onion Tart

Onion lovers are sure to be asking for second helpings of this appetizing tart - it uses two kinds of onions! Parmesan and feta cheese, nutmeg and hot pepper sauce enhance the flavor nicely. With its quiche-like filling, the dish is ideal for a brunch or buffet. -Christine Andreas, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Herbed Garlic Bread

Herbed Garlic Bread

Herbed Garlic Bread

I use either French or Vienna bread for this recipe. The Parmesan cheese complements the garlic nicely.

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

Cheesy Beef Taco Dip

For a warm, hearty snack with a bit of a kick, try this recipe. It's a hit with my family, and guests rave about it, too. Ideal for parties, it makes a big potful. The only "utensil" you'll need to serve it with is a brimming bowl of tortilla chips.
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