10 Quick and Easy Appetizer Ideas

Here are some ideas that you can use to prepare appetizers for a small or large party.

  • Marinate cooked shrimp in Italian salad dressing for several hours. Drain and arrange on a bed of greens with a selection of olives.
  • Spread thin ham slices with cream cheese. Roll up and chill. Cut into 1 and 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Marinate fresh mushroom caps and artichoke hearts in Caesar dressing for several hours. Drain and serve on tooth picks.
  • Spread thin slices of French bread with soft butter and top with shredded mozzarella or a cheese of your choice. Place in oven and heat until cheese is bubbly and melted.
  • Combined flaked crab meat with with enough mayonnaise to moisten. Season lightly with curry powder. Serve as a spread on crusty bread or crackers.
  • Serve melon balls, pineapple chunks and apple wedges with a cheese dip or chutney on crackers.
  • Mix prepared chutney with softened creamed cheese and serve with crusty bread or crackers.
  • Stuff large mushroom caps with whipped cream cheese, blended with bacon and horseradish, chives and onions.
  • Simmer cocktail sausages, ham or luncheon meat cubes in barbecue sauce. Keep warm in chafing dish or over warmer.
  • Saute shrimp or scallops in butter. Season with fresh dill. Season with salt and pepper. Serve in chafing dish or over warmer.




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    Marilyn Lewis-Taylor 8 years ago

    Perfect for Super Bowl gatherings!

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