Easy and Exciting Party Appetizers

This selection offers a range of delicious and easy appetizers for gatherings or quick snacking. Each appetizer, from creamy crack corn dip to crab quesadillas, brings out bold and delightful flavors. Other savory options further elevate the tasting experience.

Crack Corn Dip

A black bowl filled with a dip with corn, sprinkled on top is bacon and sliced jalapeno
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There is lots of cream cheese, corn, bacon, cheddar cheese, and jalapenos in this mouthwatering crack corn dip dish. Serve with crackers or corn chips for the perfect appetizer or party dip on game day! Get the recipe: Crack Corn Dip

Creamy Roasted Eggplant Dip

A white bowl with a creamy dip in it and green leaf garnish
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This simple roasted Eggplant Dip is a real treat for fans of eggplant. Boasting a delightfully smoky taste, it is an ideal addition to a mezze platter, enhances any Middle Eastern meal, or stands alone as a tasty snack. Its easy preparation and abundance of wholesome ingredients make it a top choice for any occasion. Get the recipe: Eggplant Dip

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Livers

a white beaded plate with four chicken livers wrapped with bacon and toothpicks through them
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One of my favorite appetizers ever is these bacon-wrapped chicken livers. While your guests are waiting for dinner, this mouthwatering combination of rich, juicy chicken livers and savoury bacon is the ideal pleasure. Get the recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Livers 


A rectangle platter with grilled bread and tomatoes on it
Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitchen.

Bruschetta, a timeless culinary treasure, fits seamlessly into any occasion, from family gatherings and girls’ nights to laid-back social events. This quintessential Italian appetizer captivates with its visual appeal, featuring a colorful array of ingredients elegantly perched atop crispy bread slices. It’s a feast for the eyes as much as a delight for the taste buds, resembling a masterpiece in both presentation and flavor. Get the recipe: Bruschetta

Crab Quesadillas

A white plate with the seafood quesadilla, beans, chips, cheese and salsa
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These crab quesadillas are the ideal option if you’re searching for a tasty and simple meal that will please your palate! Every bite is rich in flavour, full of melt-in-your-mouth cheese, luscious crabmeat, and spinach. Get the recipe: Crab Quesadillas 

Mac and Cheese Appetizer

Blue plate with muffin cups of mac and cheese in them
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Your favorite dish’s creamy, cheesy flavors are packed into bite-sized baked mac and cheese appetizers. It’s the ideal way to start your next game day party, and it only takes five minutes to prepare! Get the recipe: Mac and Cheese Appetizer

Soy Maple Tofu

A blue cast iron pan with tofu that has been sautéed. There are some noodles and a salad in the background
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This dish for sautéed soy maple tofu is delicious and simple to make. We still eat it often since it’s so delicious, even though I used to eat it exclusively as a vegetarian. Get the recipe: Soy Maple Tofu

Thai Chicken Satay

Two chicken tenders on wooden skewers with peanut sauce drizzled on them
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This baked Thai chicken satay recipe is very tasty and simple to make! For those without a grill, it is ideal.  Drizzled with peanut sauce, the chicken turns out moist and incredibly delicious. Get the recipe: Thai Chicken Satay

Bacon Bourbon Jam

A wide glass jar with the bacon mixture in it on a wooden board
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Prepare to fall head over heels in love with this simple recipe for bacon bourbon jam. Savor this delicious spread of sweet and savory bacon with crackers, brie, and bread for a delicious treat! Get the recipe: Bacon Bourbon Jam 

Chile Con Queso Dip

a hand holding a chip above a cheesy dip with the stings of cheese dropping down
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Everyone will devour this chili with queso dip! Reserve some in your kitchen to grab your fair portion before guests finish it—this deliciously cheesy delight is irresistible and bound to vanish quickly. Get the recipe: Chile Con Queso Dip  

Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas

a plate with three quarters of a quesadilla piled on top of each other
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I’ve discovered a new favorite: these mushroom and spinach quesadillas! Imagine crispy tortillas filled with a delicious mix of cheese and veggies. They’re so irresistible, they’re sure to become a regular go-to at home. Get the recipe: Mushroom and Spinach Quesadillas 

Bourbon Meatballs

A white dish filled with meatballs with a sauce on them with toothpicks in them
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It’s easy to make a favorite and delectable appetizer like these bourbon meatballs. The bourbon sauce and the juicy meatballs have an amazing flavor combination that goes really well together! Get the recipe: Bourbon Meatballs

Beef Chile Con Queso

A hand holding a blue chip dipped into the cheese and tomato dip
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A fiery and cheesy appetizer that accompanies any meal is beef chile with queso. To make this delectable dip, meat, chiles, onions, garlic, and cheese are melted together. Serve beef chile con queso as an appetizer at your next gathering, or have it with tortilla chips on the side! It’s sure to please! Get the recipe: Beef Chile Con Queso 

Avocado Cilantro Dip

A wide mouthed glass jar with a green dip in it with cilantro and a lemon in the back
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A popular summertime favorite is this avocado-cilantro dip. Ready to eat in less than five minutes, it is tasty and simple to prepare. Get the recipe: Avocado Cilantro Dip 

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

A little green rectangular plate with five bacon wrapped scallops with toothpicks out of it
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Craving seafood? You’re in luck! Our bacon-wrapped scallops recipe is a sure winner, pleasing even the fussiest seafood enthusiasts. These succulent scallops, marinated and roasted flawlessly, snugly wrapped in smoky bacon, offer a delightful blend of sweet and savory. It’s a flavorful seafood delight bound to impress your guests. Get the recipe: Bacon Wrapped Scallops 

Baked Brie In Puff Pastry

A blue plate with baked brie in a pastry shop
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There’s a reason baked brie-in-puff pastry is a seasonal favorite! This easily delicious appetizer recipe goes great with crackers, apple slices, and fresh veggies and requires very little preparation. Get the recipe: Baked Brie In Puff Pastry  

Roasted Beet Hummus

a brown bowl with red hummus with chips on the napkin and little pitas
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I adore hummus in all forms, but my absolute favorite is this roasted beetroot hummus recipe. The subtle hint of beetroot enhances the hummus perfectly, creating a visually appealing and delectable dip. Get the recipe: Roasted Beet Hummus

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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  1. Beet hummus is now on my radar to make asap. I also love quesadillas, so I’m looking forward to making the spinach and mushroom version. Thanks again for the great recipes.

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