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Quick Appetizers

Looking for quick appetizers? Find dips, cheese spreads, snack mixes and more finger foods and appetizer recipes ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Fresh basil, summer-ripe tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese top toasted English muffins in this fabulous afternoon pick-me-up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

Cauldron Dip

This witch's cauldron doesn't hold a spooky brew--just a Halloween snack that's frightfully fun! Our Test Kitchen formed a pot by toasting a slice of rye bread, then filled it with a creamy dip that's perfect with the pretzel "logs" and sweet pepper "flames" that are placed underneath.

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

My wife was a great cook and I loved to help her. She served this dip with crackers, pretzels or fresh fruit at our family get-togethers, especially during the holidays. -Cloyd Sensenig, West Lawn, Pennsylvania

Frankenguac

Frankenguac

Frankenguac

Play the mad scientist this year and bring a monster to life. He's frightfully fun and delicious! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Shrimp Salsa

Shrimp Salsa

Shrimp Salsa

"Every time I take this salsa to a party, it's the first thing to go," details Monique Jacketta of West Bountiful, Utah. She was skeptical when her mother gave her the recipe, but says one taste won her heart!

Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Creamy Salsa Dip

Spicy and slightly tangy, this special dip from Jerene Bennett of Seymour, Missouri gets its kick from hot pepper sauce and salsa.

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Quick Chili Cheese Dip

Perfect for parties, this quick dip features comforting flavors with chili, guacamole and cheese. It's great for movie night, the big game or when guests drop in and you need something tasty, yet fast. —Martha Blonde, Lansing, Michigan

Spicy Apple Dip

Spicy Apple Dip

Spicy Apple Dip

Here is a fun way to use up apple preserves. Or, be creative and change up the jelly and preserves to develop a variety of flavor combos. My favorite is apple jelly with orange marmalade.

East Coast Crab Appetizers

East Coast Crab Appetizers

East Coast Crab Appetizers

These appetizers are simple to make and absolutely delicious. We love seafood here on the East Coast, so I make these often!

Easy Olive Snacks

Easy Olive Snacks

Easy Olive Snacks

Olive lovers will snap up these chewy, delicious appetizers. Says Dorothy Anderson of Ottawa, Kansas, "They're easy since the topping can be made ahead and they only bake 7 minutes."

Pickled Eggs and Beets

Pickled Eggs and Beets

Pickled Eggs and Beets

This is a popular dish, especially at Eastertime when hard-cooked eggs are abundant.—Ellen Benninger, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

Veggie Cheese Spread

Veggie Cheese Spread

Veggie Cheese Spread

This easy cheese spread is one of my family's favorite snacks. To make it a bit fancier, sprinkle tiny shrimp over the seafood sauce. It can be made ahead of time and is an ideal addition to an appetizer table.
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