Favorite Appetizer and Snack Recipes

Here are some of our most popular and favorite appetizer recipes and snacks. Try some of these delicious recipes for your next party, get-together, or holiday gathering.

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    Nachos
    Nachos. Diana Rattray

    Delicious nachos with the works! Make them for holiday get-togethers, game parties, or a great family snack.

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    Stuffed Mushrooms With Ham and Spinach
    Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach and Ham. Diana Rattray

    Large mushroom caps are stuffed with a spicy mixture of crabmeat and bread crumbs, along with sauteed bell pepper, green onion, and the chopped stems.

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    Tangy Cocktail Franks

    Cocktail Franks
    Cocktail Franks With Pineapple. Diana Rattray

    These flavorful tangy franks are made with a flavorful sauce and pineapple tidbits. Use cocktail franks or small sausages in this recipe, or cut hot dogs in 1-inch pieces.

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    Photo and Recipe by Diana Rattray

    Peppers and pineapple chunks flavor these delicious meatballs. If you don't have the time, use good quality frozen meatballs in this dish.

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    Bacon Cheese Puffs
    Cheddar Bacon Puffs. Photo and Recipe: Diana Rattray

    Cheddar cheese and bacon team up in these remarkable gougeres. The choux pastry is really very easy to make, and you will be rewarded with these wonderful soft puffs of flavor.

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    Quick and Easy Shrimp Dip
    Quick and Easy Shrimp Dip. Diana Rattray

    Lemon juice and Italian dressing mix flavor this easy shrimp dip. Use canned small shrimp in this recipe. The dip base is a mixture of sour cream and cream cheese. Delicious!

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    Barbecued Chicken Wontons

    Barbecued Chicken Wonton Appetizers
    Deep Fried Barbecued Chicken Wontons. Photo: Diana Rattray

    These tasty little wonton appetizers make interesting party snacks or serve them as an appetizer before a special meal.

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    Tortilla Roll Ups
    Tortilla Roll Ups. Diana Rattray

    The filling in these popular tortilla roll ups is made with a mixture of sour cream and cream cheese. The flavor comes from green onions, chile, and shredded cheese. Serve them with salsa, guacamole, or your favorite dips.

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    Red Pepper and Artichoke Dip
    Red Pepper and Artichoke Dip. Diana Rattray

    This is a popular dip, and it's extremely easy. The dip is baked with Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, artichokes, and chopped roasted red pepper.

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    Chicken Salad in Havarti Choux Pastry
    Chicken Salad Puffs. Diana Rattray

    These tasty little havarti cheese puffs (gougeres) are filled with savory curry-spiced chicken salad. 

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    Party Ham Rolls
    Party Ham Rolls. Diana Rattray

    These little ham rolls are always a hit, and they are so easy to fix with a package of dinner rolls and deli ham and cheese.

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    Hot Spicy Drumettes
    Hot Spicy Drumettes. Photo: Diana Rattray

    This is my go-to recipe, and we love them for meals and appetizers for guests. The chicken is baked with a light flour coating, and then it is tossed with the hot sauce mixture. It is awesome.