Cowboy caviar in a bowl on a white plate with tortilla chips.

Appetizer Recipes

Sure, it’s tempting to call in a caterer our stock up at the supermarket. But recipes like Cowboy Caviar, homemade snack mixes and salsas, and bountiful boards prove that it can be a breeze to get the party started the DIY way.

From dips to chicken wings to brunch-friendly mini quiche to chips and salsa, and of course meatballs, these appetizer recipe ideas are ideal for if you’re hosting or assigned to bring a snack to a potluck.

If you’re in a hurry and need fast appetizer recipes, many require zero cooking (including Mini Cheese Balls, Ham Roll Ups, Copycat Chipotle Guacamole, and an Antipasto Platter). Or hit the “easy” button: my slow cooker appetizers (like Crockpot Meatballs with Grape Jelly Sauce, 2-Ingredient Barbecue Little Smokies, and Buffalo Chicken Dip) allow you to set and forget.

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