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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.

Garlic-Cheese Chicken Wings

Garlic-Cheese Chicken Wings

Garlic-Cheese Chicken Wings

I developed this recipe several years ago using chicken breasts, then decided to try it on wings as an appetizer - and it was a hit! If you like garlic, you're sure to enjoy these tender zesty bites. -Donna Pierce, Lady Lake, Florida

Party Cheese Balls

Party Cheese Balls

Party Cheese Balls

These tangy cheese balls are guaranteed to spread cheer at your next gathering. The ingredients create a colorful presentation and a savory combination of flavors. As a grandmother who loves to cook, I send many pantry presents off to college.

Barbecue Sausage Bites

Barbecue Sausage Bites

Barbecue Sausage Bites

This irresistible appetizer pairs tangy pineapple with sweet barbecue sauce and three kinds of sausage. It'll tide over even the biggest appetites until dinner. —Rebekah Randolph, Greer, South Carolina
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Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

Hot Bacon Cheese Dip

I've tried several appetizers before, but this one is a surefire people-pleaser. The thick dip has lots of bacon flavor and keeps my guests happily munching before dinner. I serve it with tortilla chips or sliced French bread. -Suzanne Whitaker Knoxville, Tennessee

Sausage Pizza Loaf

Sausage Pizza Loaf

Sausage Pizza Loaf

Savory slices of this bread make a favorite Saturday night meal for my family. Just like pizza, it can be eaten as a fun finger food. Guests can't stop nibbling when I serve it at parties. Plus, it's good warm or cold.

Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage

Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage

Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage

Years ago, I found a version of this recipe in a cookbook. At first taste, my family judged it a keeper. The tangy saucy meatballs are requested by our friends whenever I host card night. We also take the yummy dish on camping trips.

Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas

Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas

Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas

People say that the crispy whole wheat crust of this pizza recipe is the best they've tasted. Plus, it's so easy to prepare in the bread machine...and it makes enough for two pizzas.

Appetizer Shrimp Kabobs

Appetizer Shrimp Kabobs

Appetizer Shrimp Kabobs

Talk about fuss-free! I love this appetizer because the skewers are simple to assemble, and they grill to perfection in minutes. Guests enjoy them alongside spicy seafood sauce.

Marmalade Soy Wings

Marmalade Soy Wings

Marmalade Soy Wings

Whether I use drumettes or chicken wings, these savory bites are always popular. I keep the pretty glazed appetizers warm during parties by serving them in my slow cooker. —Carole Nelson, Parkville, Missouri

Contest-Winning Orange Fruit Dip

Contest-Winning Orange Fruit Dip

Contest-Winning Orange Fruit Dip

I often take a platter of fruit and this dip to picnics, bridal showers and family events. Depending on the season, I'll have strawberries, cantaloupe apples and other fresh fruits.

Asparagus Salsa

Asparagus Salsa

Asparagus Salsa

Jalapeno pepper and cilantro spice up this refreshing salsa that's made with tomatoes, onion and fresh asparagus. Served chilled with tortilla chips, this chunky sauce won't last long. -Emma Thomas Rome, Georgia
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