Appetizer Recipes

These tasty, tasteful appetizer recipes will kick start any party for any occasion

Appetizers are the quintessential party food. They are stylish, fun and look absolutely charming on any party food table. The possible combinations are endless and you can even create a whole party menu with appetizers. Pretty canapés will make you look like the best host on the block!

Many popular cuisines and flavors are found in these appetizer recipes. You will also find recipes for hot, cold and room-temperature hors d'oeuvre and many can be made ahead of time.

We absolutely love appetizers at Chef-Menus and hope that our recipes and party planning tips will inspire you to create a dazzling and fun event

Fun, Fabulous Appetizer Recipes

Finger Sandwiches
Easy Finger Sandwiches
Sticks and Skewers
More Skewer Ideas

Easy Appetizer Recipes

appetizers on a plate
appetizer tray

More Easy Appetizers
Finger Foods - Set up an Appetizer Bar!
Appetizer Ideas - Suggestions on easy, great combinations
Christmas Appetizers

Hosting a Cocktail Party
Cocktail Party Menus
Party Appetizer Menus
Appetizers for a Crowd
Appetizer Recipes for a Crowd

Guide to Serving Alcohol
Mixed Drinks



spinach bowl

Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl
Simple Cold Crab Dip
Savory Chilled Crab Dip
Rich and Hot Crab Dip
Spicy Hot Crab Dip
Baked Artichoke and Cheese

Pan Fried Onion Dip

Out of this World Garlic Dip
Sesame Garlic Dip
Herb, Cheese and Garlic Dip
Easy Homemade Salsa Recipe
Green Chile and Cilantro Salsa

Herbed Yogurt Dip

Roasted Tomato Chili Salsa


Buffalo wings

Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce
Buffalo Wings
Sesame Chicken Wings

Southwestern Chicken Legs or Wings
Chicken Quesadillas
Baby Lamb Chops with Baby Baked Potatoes
Grilled Sausages with Mustard and Tortillas
Roast Beef for a Cocktail Party
Hawaiian Meatball Kebabs
Pork Tenderloin for a Cocktail Party
Stuffed Mushrooms Recipes


Honey-Lime Grilled Shrimp
Creole Boiled Shrimp On Ice with Horseradish Salsa
Shrimp with Salsa Verde
Shrimp Scampi Shrimp
Spicy Shrimp Cakes
Mini Salmon Cakes
Mini Crab Cakes
Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms
Popcorn Shrimp


Raw Vegetable Crudités
Baby Baked Potatoes
Steamed Vegetables with Low-Fat Creamy Garlic Dressing
Deviled Egg Recipes
Fruit Kebabs and Dip
Fruit Pizza
Meat and Vegetable Trays for a Crowd


Spicy Black Bean, Zucchini and Corn Salad
Ham and Black Bean Salad

Crab Salad Lettuce Wraps
Green Bean and Olive Pasta Salad
Colorful Pasta Salad
Barbecued Tandoori Shrimp Salad

Top of Appetizer Recipes


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