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15 Appetizers to Kick-Start Your Next Party

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Bites, wraps, dips, and bakes... appetizers are fun and a great way to kick-start a party. Whether you're watching a movie, cheering on your favorite team, or celebrating a milestone, appetizers instantly bring a party vibe to any get-together. The next time you have people over, pull out a new appetizer recipe to try!

15 Appetizer Recipes for Your Next Party:

1. Appetizer Cookies

Appetizer Cookies

Everyone knows that cookies can be a snack, but not everyone knows that they can be savory! Appetizer Cookies are crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and deliciously, marvelously cheesy, with smoky sharp flavors accented with spicy cayenne pepper! Mmmm, these buttery Appetizer Cookies make quite an impression! You may not even want dinner after snacking on these beauties!

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2. Old Bay® Dip

Old Bay® Dip

An appetizer that's sure to be loved up and down the coast of Chesapeake Bay (or anywhere, really), Old Bay® Dip is quite the catch! Perfect for parties or snacking alike, set out some crunchy dippers and get to dunking in this iconically seasoned, creamy, and crab-filled goodness, creating THE perfect bite. Ready in a splash, reel in some Old Bay Dip the next time you're itching to enjoy some Northeastern-inspired cuisine!

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3. Shot Clock Meatballs

Shot Clock Meatballs

Shot Clock Meatballs are so good, you'll be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for another round to hit the floor (aka table) running! Score with jammed-packed flavor action as seasoned ground beef heats up the floor with a great pass to a sweet and sour sauce for the appetizer-game-winning shot of flashy flavor. It's an all-out victory with Shot Clock Meatballs — not only is it an amazing appetizer, but it can even work as a full-on meal that everyone will love! Now that's a winner!

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4. Championship Nachos

Championship Nachos

Get on the winning team and add this fabulous appetizer to your game-day roster. Championship Nachos will take home the trophy for "Best Snack on the Table". Add tortilla chips, seasoned and savory ground beef, creamy refried beans, and sharp cheddar cheese with all of the best Tex-Me toppings to define great nacho taste, and you'll walk off the kitchen field feeling proud... and full! Championship Nachos will put you on the map as the defending champion of incredible appetizers. Now that's a winner!

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5. Maryland Crab Cakes

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Maryland Crab Cakes are a staple and favorite in its native state, with the tender, salty crab meat baked into crunchy, buttery, tangy cakes that seek to amaze you every time! The mixed-in Dijon mustard provides a delightful tangy note, while the Worcestershire sauce deepens the flavor and the Old Bay® seasoning brings the spice and the aroma to the beachside party! Each cake is topped with even more butter for extra richness. Maryland Crab Cakes can be an appetizer to a larger seafood dinner, but you should be careful since they tend to steal the show!

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6. The Very Best Whipped Feta Dip

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It's time to party! You will be dancing to a new tune with The Very Best Whipped Feta Dip. Delightful feta cheese and creamy Greek yogurt get jazzed up with some tangy garlic, zesty lemon juice, and nutty olive oil. They're blended on a smooth note for your taste buds' enjoyment and dressed up with some of your most beloved garnishes. Serve The Very Best Whipped Feta Dip any time you need to get the party started. It's a dance-worthy kind of dip!

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7. Cheesy Meatloaf Cups

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This recipe for Cheesy Meatloaf Cups combines all the best elements of pizza (meat, sauce, and cheese) into a bite-size dish that can be baked in a muffin tin. Cheesy Meatloaf Cups would even work as appetizers with a side of pizza sauce to dip them into. The gooey burst of cheese when you bite into them is too tasty to resist. Plus, it’s low-carb, so the health-conscious can enjoy the same great flavors!

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8. French Onion Chicken Meatballs

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French Onion Chicken Meatballs are addictively bite-sized, so a double-batch may be the move! Moist ground chicken is rolled up into a garlic-infused, cheesy, savory ball. They are smothered in a finger-licking-ly rich, buttery, and beefy sauce and topped off with even more melty cheese. Whether you serve them as your main dish or let them be the star of your appetizers, French Onion Chicken Meatballs will be gone in a flash!

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9. Crispy Artichoke Bites

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Whether you're having an intimate gathering or a full spread for many, it's always a challenge to come up with a unique appetizer that hasn't been seen (or eaten) again and again. These Crispy Artichokes Bites will be a welcomed surprise for all of your guests! The not-new-to-you artichokes get bathed in a crispy self-made shell that is the perfect bite-size tasty treat. Not only do they taste amazing, but they are also a beautiful eye-catching addition to your appetizer entourage. Let our Crispy Artichoke Bites take center stage at your next lowkey or high traffic event. It will be an unbelievably great experience for all!

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10. Best Shrimp Starter

Best Shrimp Starter

Shrimp cocktails might be an iconic appetizer, but they can't compete with the Best Shrimp Starter! Zesty, herbaceous, and juicy pink shrimp piled atop a bed of tangy cream cheese and spicy, sweet pepper jam is just incredible, but the ordinarily forgettable cracker it sits on is also made extraordinary! It's coated in seasonings and spices, making each crunchy and salty bite a delight all on its own. Let Best Shrimp Starter set the tone for your next party, because you'll see that tone is a joyous one!

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11. White Bean Bake

White Bean Bake

Everyone loves a good bean dip, and this White Bean Bake just so happens to be a great one! It's so comforting and hearty, with its balance of creamy and sweet-and-savory flavors, the vibrant richness of the tomato sauce, and the melty mozzarella on top... everyone is getting excited for it already! They won't have to wait long, since it only takes 20 minutes to whip up a fresh batch! Prepare the tortilla chips, because this White Bean Bake is sure to become a go-to appetizer at your parties and cookouts in no time!

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12. Crispy Hot Poppers

Crispy Hot Poppers

Need to add a little spice to your life? These Crispy Hot Poppers are just what the doctor (or should we say chef?) ordered. These zesty jalapeños are stuffed with the most delicious cream cheese mixture you'll ever taste and then gently fried to a crispy golden-brown. They are just the pop of spice you've been looking for! Add these Crispy Hot Poppers to your next appetizer spread and your guests may never leave... oh, on second thought, maybe just save them all for yourself (haha)! These little gems are the perfect amount of heat for your next snacking extravaganza! No guests required!

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13. Creamy Jambalaya Dip

Creamy Jambalaya Dip

Mmm, time for a snack! We could just break out a jarred dip and chips, but no. Today calls for something special. Something with a little Mardi Gras flair. That's the beauty of this Creamy Jambalaya Dip; it has all the Cajun charm you can imagine in a little baking dish, ready to be scooped up and brought straight to your eager taste buds. Zesty, spicy, rich, and packed with a variety of meats, Creamy Jambalaya Dip really ramps up the appetizer game. It's the kind of celebration New Orleans is known for... and its ready right in your kitchen!

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14. Baby Burgers

Baby Burgers

Aww, look at them! Baby Burgers! So tiny and so tasty! These little savory bundles of flavor are swaddled in a bun and topped with classics like melty American cheese and sour pickles to really enhance all that beefy flavor. You can absolutely serve Baby Burgers as a main course, but you could also serve them up as an appetizer for barbeques, garden parties, or even just dinner parties that need a little extra fun added to them. Everyone will be cooing over Baby Burgers... while they pick out their preferred condiments, of course!

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15. Lasagna Cups

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If you're in need of a tasty appetizer, a quick meal for the grandkids, or something for just the two of you, give this little number a try! These quick and easy Lasagna Cups are packed with all the Italian flavors you love. After tasting the layer upon layer of flaky crescent rolls, gooey cheese, tender lasagna noodles, and delicious sauce, you'll forget this isn't a full-blown casserole and bask in just how convenient it is to make and eat! Give this handful of love, a.k.a. Lasagna Cups, a try the next time you need a fast, satisfying meal or snack alternative. It really does fit the pan, we mean, the bill!

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When's your next party? Grab your friends and try out a new appetizer recipe soon!

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