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Browse awesome small bites, game day recipes, hors d'oeuvres, and great starters perfect for any occasion. Big on taste but easy to share—we have dozens of appetizer recipes to choose from!

From Slow Cooker BBQ Meatballs to Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip to Southern Deviled Eggs, find the perfect appetizer recipe to share with friends and family and have them coming back for seconds and thirds!

Pimento cheese in a small white bowl with celery.

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese recipe that's a classic Southern favorite, made with extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and cayenne pepper. This homemade pimento cheese is easy to make and great as either a delicious dip or for sandwiches! Homemade pimento cheese spread is one of those classic Southern dishes that many of us remember from childhood as …

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A baking sheet with parmesan roasted asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus Parmesan is the best way to use fresh asparagus. This baked asparagus recipe is so quick and easy to make, you'll find yourself adding it to your menu every week. With simple ingredients, you can cook this roasted asparagus in the oven or the air fryer. Our favorite way to eat almost any …

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A white platter with marinated vegetables.

Marinated Vegetables

Marinated vegetables makes an easy appetizer that you can make ahead. We use asparagus, tomatoes, hearts of palm, and mushrooms, but you can mix and match and use different vegetables. The tangy apple cider vinegar dressing lends a vibrant and tasty touch to this dish. DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 10 SERVINGS PREP TIME:15 MINUTES Everyone devours …

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A white bowl filled with texas caviar and surrounded by chips.

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar Dip is made with shoepeg corn, black-eyed peas or black beans, fresh tomatoes, lots of chilis, and a sweet and tangy red wine vinegar dressing. This salad will be the number one hit at your next party! I'm not sure what makes this a Texas dish, but it sure is good wherever it …

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A jar of pickled red onions ready to store.

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions are so easy to make, you'll want to keep them around all the time! All you need are sliced red onions, vinegar, and a little salt and sugar. These pickled red onions can enhance the most mundane of dishes, like sandwiches or a simple green salad. I am in love with these …

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Cherry Tomato Salad with basil on a white platter.

Cherry Tomato Salad

Cherry Tomato Salad is so easy with just fresh mozzarella balls, fresh basil, and a simple dressing of white balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Pretty to look at and perfect for parties! Caprese salad is so popular during the height of summer when tomatoes are at their peak. That lovely combination of fresh tomato and …

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Prosciutto wrapped asparagus crispy from the grill and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese is one of our favorite and easiest appetizers!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus crispy from the grill and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese is one of our favorite and easiest appetizers! The plate is empty almost before it hits the table.  I admit it, we have a thing for prosciutto: Prosciutto with Pears, Arugula, and Goat Cheese; Prosciutto, Arugula, and Cheese; Fig Jam, Caramelized Onion, and Prosciutto …

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Peach chutney in a white bowl on a green checkered tablecloth.

Peach Chutney

Peach Chutney with fresh ginger and lime juice is the perfect topping for your grilled meats or your holiday ham! Fruit chutneys are excellent for adding that extra touch of flavor to meat, poultry, or fish. And almost any fruit can be made into a chutney, which is basically a relish. Around the holidays, I …

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White bowl of whipped feta dip with honey and chips in the background.

Feta Dip - Creamy and Tangy

Easy Feta Dip that you can make in less than 10 minutes! Bring the flavor of the Greek islands to your next party with this simple smooth and creamy dip! I first had feta dip at a Greek restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee, and my girlfriends and I loved it! Then when my husband and I …

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Pieces of caramelized bacon on a platter lined with parchment.

Caramelized Bacon

Caramelized bacon is crispy, candied bacon made with a pecan, brown sugar, and maple syrup paste—it's the first thing to go at gatherings! The title says it all, doesn't it? This was the first recipe I saw when I bought Ina Garten's cookbook, Foolproof, and let me tell you, people love this bacon. It is …

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Cucumber sandwiches on a platter ready to serve.

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

These cucumber tea sandwiches are simple to make and will lend an old-fashioned elegance to your next party! Made with cream cheese and thin white bread, cucumber sandwiches are always a crowd pleaser. Cucumber tea sandwiches are a perfect appetizer of simple side for a luncheon. These sandwiches are simple, yet elegant, and will wow your …

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A large white bowl with green border filled with vidalia onion dip sprinkled with parsley.

Vidalia Onion Dip

Vidalia Onion Dip is a simple, creamy, sweet onion dip that mixes up in minutes, bakes for half an hour, and is devoured in seconds! We first tried this sweet onion dip years ago at a work reception that was held at the home of a lovely older couple, Mr. and Mrs. Chancy, in Florida. …

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Cheese Straws — crispy, buttery, homemade crackers that are easy to make and a great appetizer!

Southern Cheese Straws Recipe

Cheese Straws — crispy, buttery, homemade crackers that are easy to make and a great appetizer! Southerners love cheese straws and serve them at bridal showers, baby showers, and anything in between.  If you attend a bridal or baby shower in the South, or a church dinner on the grounds, or just about any type …

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Pickled shrimp in a white bowl with spoon and colored napkin in the background.

Pickled Shrimp

Pickled Shrimp is a simple shrimp recipe that you can serve as an appetizer or as a main course. With an overnight marinade in pickling spice, this pickled shrimp recipe is make-ahead and healthy! When I throw a dinner party, the entree is usually the main event, especially if it's something like Braised Beef Short …

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Plate of meatballs with crockpot in the background.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Slow cooker barbecue meatballs, Puerto Rican style with recaito and honey barbecue sauce—easy and delicious! A few years ago, my friend Jenni brought a crockpot full of these barbecue meatballs to our Super Bowl party. Everyone went nuts! The meatballs were devoured before anything else—and we had a LOT of yummy food available! Of course …

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Closeup of Buffalo Chicken Dip on a piece of celery.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip made with three cheeses and Ranch dressing makes a great appetizer for feeding a crowd or weeknight dinner sliders. Cook the chicken in the crock pot and your work is done! Don't you love easy appetizers? I sure do, especially ones that are portable and can be made ahead. This Easy …

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Give your next party an extra dose of fun with this spicy Jalapeno Pimento Cheese—easy and classic Southern Pimento Cheese with a kick from diced jalapeno peppers!

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

Give your next party an extra dose of fun with this spicy Jalapeno Pimento Cheese—easy and classic Southern Pimento Cheese with a kick from diced jalapeno peppers! There's rarely a gathering of any sort in the South that does not include someone's favorite pimento cheese. This iconic classic has graced Southern tables for decades, and there …

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