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Delicious Snacks and Appetizers for Any Occasion

Appetizer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Appetizer Pulled Pork Sandwiches These little hors d'oeuvres will be a hit at any party. Serve the mini sandwiches with extra barbecue sauce and cole slaw on the side, if you like. The pork can be roasted and shredded the day before; heat it in the slow cooker just before your party.


Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms These tasty mushrooms are stuffed with a mixture of bread crumbs, crabmeat, minced bell pepper, and Creole seasonings. Top these delicious stuffed mushrooms with a little Parmesan cheese just before baking.


Artichoke Dip With Roasted Red Peppers

Artichoke Dip With Roasted Red Peppers This is a super easy dip to prepare, perfect for crackers, or pita chips. It's baked with Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, artichokes, and chopped roasted red pepper.


Herb and Garlic Meatballs

Herb and Garlic Meatballs These delicious meatballs make a great party appetizer with dips or a sweet and sour sauce. These meatballs would also be wonderful with a stroganoff sauce on noodles, or make them for your spaghetti sauce.


Classic Shrimp Cocktail Recipe

Classic Shrimp Cocktail This shrimp cocktail recipe is super easy to prepare, and it's the perfect appetizer for a family gathering or party. Arrange the shrimp around small bowls or cocktail glasses. Martini glasses make great servers for shrimp cocktail.


Baked Buffalo Wings

Baked Buffalo Wings These delicious wings are easy to prepare with a simple brine and a quick and easy 4 ingredient sauce. Serve these wings with the traditional blue cheese dip or a blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, or your favorite dip. If you want to dial up the heat, add more Tabasco, or go with only the hot sauce if you prefer them a little milder.


Zucchini Squares

Zucchini Squares These easy, savory quiche-style squares are made with eggs, bacon, zucchini, seasonings, and other ingredients. They're a snap to prepare and bake, and they make a wonderful brunch or party appetizer.


Basic Deviled Eggs

Basic Deviled Eggs These deviled eggs are always a welcome appetizer or snack. Add a little Creole seasoning to these eggs to give them a little extra zing.


Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket Mini hot dogs or Li'l Smokies are wrapped in savory homemade cheese dough and served with mustard and chili sauce or barbecue sauce. These little pigs in a blanket are always popular at holiday parties and game day gatherings.


Cheese Sticks

Cheese Sticks These cheese sticks are made with a little cayenne and sour cream. The dough needs to chill for a few hours before shaping and baking, so plan to make them a little in advance. Serve them with a basic mustard mayonnaise dip or your favorite dips.


Easy Pesto Pinwheels

pesto pinwheels This appetizer is as easy as 1-2-3, since it only has 3 ingredients! This is a great little appetizer to make up at the last minute. These are great with warmed marinara or pizza sauce.


Crabby Bites

Crabby Bites English muffins are used as the base for these easy snacks. Serve these delicious crab bites with cocktail sauce or remoulade for a fabulous appetizer.


More Delicious Appetizers

Grape Jelly Meatballs
These meatballs are always a hit! Grape jelly, chili sauce, and seasonings make the simple barbecue sauce for these meatballs, and the slow cooker keeps them hot.

Spiced Pecans
Dishes of candy and spiced nuts or party mix keep people snacking as they mingle. These pecans are baked, spiced with cinnamon and sugar.

Cheesy Mexican Appetizer
A Mexican-style appetizer recipe with bean dip, cheese, jalapeno peppers, chili sauce, guacamole, and tortilla chips. Feel free to use a little sour cream or fresh guacamole to garnish this appetizer.

Little Smokies With Spicy Sauce
This is an easy sauce to prepare, and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. Feel free to use pineapple or peach preserves in place of the apricot preserves.

Pulled Pork BBQ Cups
I freeze extra pulled pork to use later, and this is the perfect easy recipe for leftover pork barbecue. Serve these treats for lunch or dinner with coleslaw and fries or chips.

Fried Boudin Balls With Remoulade Sauce
Serve these boudin balls with the easy remoulade sauce or with a good grainy or Creole mustard. These are delicious appetizers, or make them to go with a special breakfast or brunch.

Creamy Shrimp Dip
This shrimp dip is made with sour cream and cream cheese, Ranch Dressing mix, and other seasonings.

Eggplant Creole Appetizer With Crab Sauce
This dish makes a great first course for a special dinner. Feel free to substitute green tomato slices for the eggplant slices if you have them.

Stuffed Mushrooms With Ham
These tasty stuffed mushrooms are made with ham, spinach, and a little mozzarella cheese for a wonderful topping.

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Large scallops are wrapped in partially cooked bacon strips and broiled to perfection. The scallops make an elegant but very easy appetizer.

Spicy Cheese Dip Chili Con Queso
Easy chili con queso cheese dip with cream cheese, picante sauce, cheddar cheese, chile pepper, and seasonings.

Celebration Cheese Ball
An easy cheese ball recipe, made with cream cheese and Cheddar cheese, along with seasonings and chopped nuts.

Andouille Slices with Creole Mayonnaise on Toast Squares
These offer a lot of flavor and texture for an appetizer or snack that takes only minutes to prepare. They need to be put together shortly before serving so the toast doesn't get soft.

Pizza Pinwheels
Little appetizer rolls and easily prepared with crescent roll dough, pepperoni, and cheese, along with other finely chopped additions. Serve with marinara or prepared pizza sauce for dipping.

Mini Cheddar and Green Onion Quiches
Feel free to use cooked chopped broccoli in place of the green onions in this recipe.

Tapenade
This tapenade is delicious on croutons or small slices of bread, or use as a spread on Muffuletta sandwiches or grilled chicken sandwiches.

Spinach Bites
Spinach appetizers, made with frozen chopped spinach, stuffing crumbs, eggs, butter, and cheese, along with herbs and seasonings.

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