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Quick and Easy Recipes for Appetizers

Updated on August 23, 2018
Make sure you serve a variety of appetizers
Make sure you serve a variety of appetizers | Source

Planning your Appetizer Party

So you're planning a small get together for a few business associates. Not a problem. The best thing to do is to go with a diverse variety of appetizers.

Now, you need some that are delicious, tempting, and easy to make. After all, you don't want to spend forever getting ready. I have compiled a group of such appetizers. They're easy to make and sure to please.

Keep in mind that you need to have appetizers for meat eaters and those who are not meat eaters. Make sure you do not forget those that are on a diet.

Cherry tomatoes and squares of cheese on a tiny skewer make a great appetizer.
Cherry tomatoes and squares of cheese on a tiny skewer make a great appetizer. | Source

Black Olive Big Bites


1 cup black olives, chopped

1/4 cup onions, chopped

1/4 cup green peppers, chopped

1 1/2 cup four cheese mix, shredded

1/2 cup mayonnaise

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Party rye bread


Mix all ingredients, except rye bread.

Spread mixture on Party rye bread and broil unil cheese is melted.



Cottage cheese bites


1/2 cup cottage cheese

1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa

1/4 cup mexican cheese mix, shredded

Crackers of your choice


Mix together cottage cheese, salsa and shredded cheese. 

Spread on top of crackers.


Spinach bites


1/4 cup butter or margarine

2 pkgs frozen chopped spinach

1 tap baking powder

1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 small can mushrooms, chopped


Preheat oven to 352 degrees.

Melt butter in a 9" x 13" baking dish.

Combine the rest of the ingredients, mix well.

Spoon mixture into baking dish.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Cool slightly before cutting into 1" squares.

You can also used canned spinach as long as you drain well.

Stuffed Cherry tomatoes


1 lb bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled

1/2 cup onions, chopped

1/4 cup green pepper, chopped

4 oz cream cheese, softened

30 cherry tomatoes


Combine all of the ingredients except for the tomatoes.

Hollw out tomatoes with small spoon and set aside.

Combine tomato insides with mixture and fill cherry tomatoes.

Crescent Bites


1 8 oz pkg cream cheese and chives

1 cup Parmesan and Romano cheese

1/4 cup black olives, chopped

1/4 cup green pepper, chopped

2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls


Preheat oven to 350 degree.

Unroll crescent rolls and seperate each can into 4 rectangles. 

Spread 3 tbsp of the mixture on each.

Roll up and cut into 4 equal pieces.

Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 13 - 14 minutes or until golden brown.

Mushrooms stuffed with sausgae


1/2 lb ground pork sausage

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp minced onion

1 lb fresh mushrooms, stems removed.


Cook sausage, garlic and chopped mushroom stems, drain and set aside.

Blend cream cheese, minced onion and sausage mixture.

Place on baking sheet and broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

Mexican corn dip


1 cup thick and chunky salsa

1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped

1 can Mexicorn

1 tbsp parsley

tortilla chips


Mix all of the ingredients except for the tortilla chips.

Cover and place in fridge until time to serve.

Serve with tortilla chips.


A great appetizer choice
A great appetizer choice | Source

Tip To Set Up An Appetizer Table

Set up the beginning of the tables with the plates, least expensive appetizers first, move on to the dips and chips, and at the end place the most expensive appetizers, the napkins, and eating utensils.

Tips For a Beverage

Make sure you have a beverage table separate from the appetizer tables. Place cups and glasses on each end of the table then coffee urns, one urns filled with hot water for tea. Next place a punch bowl on each end and in the center place bottles of water in a large bowl filled with ice and one either side a selection of soda' and fruit drinks.

© 2010 Susan Hazelton


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    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Susan, let me know how you and he like it. Thanks.

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Such a great assortment here. I may just make the olive one for my husband on Valentine's Day as he is a big lover of olives. Great Hub!

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Pamela99. It looks like the spinach bites are going to be the favorite for most. They are also good with a little bit of sauteed onions added.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      All those appetizers look good and I opt for spinach first also. Good hub.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      They are delicious and the best part is they are so easy to make. My own personal favorite is the Spinach bites. Thanks Patti Ann.

    • Patti Ann profile image

      Patti Ann 

      9 years ago from Florida

      Wow - these all sound great - have added the ingredients for the spinach bites to my shopping list. Thanks! Rated this one up!!


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