Appetizers

Plan a terrific party for friends and family with our easy appetizer recipes. Prepare the perfect finger foods for your guests with our quick, simple and delicious recipes.

Spinach, White Bean, and Bacon Salad Recipe
Spinach, White Bean, and Bacon Salad Recipe

This healthy salad works well with any main meal and helps to keep those extra Christmas calories… >>

Mini Puff-Pastry Tartlets Recipe
Mini Puff-Pastry Tartlets Recipe

These mouthwatering mini tartlets have three different toppings, so every guest should find… >>

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Recipe

The smoky flavor of bacon, the citrus zing of the orange, and the crunchy texture of water… >>

Crudités with Three Dips Recipe
Crudités with Three Dips Recipe

This delicious trio of dips can be whipped up in no time. Your guests will love snacking on this… >>

Goat's Cheese and Arugula Salad Recipe
Goat’s Cheese and Arugula Salad Recipe

Toasty and creamy goat cheese and a tangy garlic-vinegar dressing combine with arugula to create a… >>

Roasted Vegetable Tart Recipe
Roasted Vegetable Tart Recipe

Vegetarians...enjoy this! Rich and hearty butternut squash, zucchini, red onion, and peppers… >>

Warm Artichoke and Bean Dip
Warm Artichoke and Bean Dip

Topped with Parmesan cheese, no one will ever know this hot white bean and artichoke dip is healthy. >>

Cheesy Zucchini Bites
Cheesy Zucchini Bites

This healthy appetizer includes all the colors of Christmas. >>

Smoked Salmon Canapés
Smoked Salmon Canapés

Delicate smoked salmon provides a heart-healthy element to your table. >>

Tomato Black Bean Salsa
Tomato Black Bean Salsa

Served with baked tortilla chips, this slightly spicy salsa with black beans is sure to please any… >>

Cherry Tomatoes Filled With Creamy Pesto Cheese
Cherry Tomatoes Filled With Creamy Pesto Cheese

Bring these colorful, bite-sized appetizers to your holiday parties. You can keep the fact that… >>

Corn Chowder with Ham
Corn Chowder with Ham

Try this hearty soup as a warming appetizer. >>

Rice Cakes with Mushroom-Walnut Sauce
Rice Cakes with Mushroom-Walnut Sauce

Grandmas usually made rice patties as a way to use up leftover rice. You can serve these delicious… >>

Warm Maryland Crab Dip with Lemon Panko Topping
Warm Maryland Crab Dip with Lemon Panko Topping

This dip highlights the crab flavor and texture without masking it and makes a light counterpoint… >>

Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets
Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets

These puff pastry pockets are simple to make and freeze beautifully. Have them ready to pop in the… >>

Vermont Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Straws
Vermont Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese Straws

It’s the spicy and sharp flavor of traditionally made farmhouse Cheddars that delivers the deep… >>

Delicata Squash Soup with Parmesan Croutons
Delicata Squash Soup with Parmesan Croutons

Delicata squash, as its name implies, is a finely flavored, richly sweet winter squash with a… >>

Roasted Chestnut Soup with a Mushroom Garnish
Roasted Chestnut Soup with a Mushroom Garnish

If you have never peeled and eaten a freshly roasted chestnut, nor savored its aroma, then make… >>

Spinach, Pear, and Shaved Parmesan Salad
Spinach, Pear, and Shaved Parmesan Salad

A spinach salad, especially one with ripe fall pears, is a welcome addition to the Thanksgiving… >>

Southern Fried Corn Recipe
Southern Fried Corn Recipe

Southern grandmas made this home-style favorite with cream, but this more healthful version uses… >>