Appetizers & Snacks
From last-minute appetizers and party finger foods, we have irresistible recipes for any event, including healthy and vegetarian choices to easy recipes and classic dips.
Baked Ricotta and Greens DipTry this easy, healthier alternative to spinach dip as an appetizer or side dish for your holiday gathering.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Chesapeake Crab CakesThe crab cakes can be formed and chilled a day ahead, and can be fried up to an hour ahead; reheat them in a 250-degree oven on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack just until warmed through, 8 to 10 minutes.
Just For You
Delicious, Healthy Snacks You Don't Have to Feel Guilty About Giving Your KidsEveryone loves to snack, but not everyone knows how to snack -- often the snacks we choose for ourselves and our children are high in calories and low in nutrition. Eve Lynn Kessner, a fitness expert and SoulCylce instructor, shares with us the snacks that she always has on hand for her kids. Believe it or not, they're all vegan!
Super-Easy AppetizersThese no-hassle apps are proven to please -- and keep your kitchen time to a minimum.
Make-Ahead Cold Appetizer Recipes for the Busy HostessYou know what we love about cold appetizers? No last-minute baking, sauteing, simmering, or frying! These recipes can be prepared ahead of time so you can enjoy your party.
Glorious (and Gluten-Free!) AppetizersCrowd-pleasers all, these spectacular appetizers don't contain gluten but are flavor-packed pairings for your favorite cocktail, beer, or wine. Serve them at your next party.
Easiest Party Foods
These tasty and stress-free recipes take the tension out of entertaining, so you can spend more time enjoying your guests.
Fabulous French Appetizer Recipes That Bring the Bistro HomeEach of these hors d’ouevres will add a touch of sophisticated simplicity to your next dinner party. Pour a round of aperitifs such as Champagne or dry vermouth to complete the picture of elegance.
Italian Appetizer Recipes That Say “Buon Appetito” to Your Dinner GuestsBring a little bit of la dolce vita to your dining room with these savory snacks inspired by our favorite Italian and Italian-American restaurants.
Puff Pastry Appetizers to Butter Up Your GuestsWhen you have a box of store-bought (or homemade!) puff pastry dough in the freezer, you’ve got the makings of dozens of crowd-pleasing appetizers at the ready, including tarts, turnovers, baked Brie, cheese straws, pigs in a blanket, and more.
Shrimp Appetizers for Seafood Lovers and Snackers AlikeDon't get us wrong: We love a good shrimp cocktail. But any seafood connoisseur knows that there's more than one way to feast on shrimp. Go beyond the classic appetizer with grilled crustaceans, creamy dips, pot stickers, and tostadas.
30 Sophisticated Starters
Quality ingredients and sophisticated presentations characterize these bites, but they only look pro -- we promise, no caterer required.
The Ultimate Dip RecipesDon't underestimate these party-pleasers because they're so easy. Just as guests tend to gather in the kitchen, they'll quickly gravitate toward delicious dips.
Salty, Sweet, and Crunchy SnacksRecipe
Lillet and Brown-Butter Glazed Radishes with KohlrabiLook for radishes with fresh, vibrant green tops, which lend a striking color and mild peppery bite.Recipe
Martha's Chewy Fig BarsMillet flour gives these kid-approved fig bars the perfect crumbly texture. Martha made this recipe on episode 704 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Hazelnut CookiesThe deep hazelnut flavor and buttery goodness of these cookies belie their simplicity. With just five ingredients, these are some of the easiest cookies to make. Martha made this recipe on episode 704 of Martha Bakes.Recipe
Indian-Spiced Eggplant StacksWarm naan and some cucumbers make a nice accompaniment to this dish.Recipe
Roasted Squash with Cherry Tomatoes and EggsLook for very small butternut squashes, or small to medium acorn squashes. If you find the hollow in a butternut isn't large enough, scoop a bit of the cooked flesh out before adding the egg.Recipe
Roasted-Carrot-and-Beet TartThe cilantro here is fragrant even after cooking, and the vegetables' sweetness is offset by the toasted spices. Roasting beets provides more intense flavor but requires peeling them raw, which can leave hands red; consider wearing gloves.Recipe
Cauliflower-and-Mushroom RoastWe like to think of this recipe as a deconstructed, healthier grilled cheese. Cauliflower stands in as the base while the bread serves as a crunchy garnish.Post
You Can Have Your Cake, Just Not Right Now
Had a meal but fancy something more? Here's why you might want to hold off on having an extra snack.Recipe
Cheesy Soppressata Pull-Apart BreadA pair of kitchen shears is the key to making even cuts.Recipe
Nutella & Banana PocketsWho knew you could use pizza dough to make dessert? Whether you use store-bought dough or make it from scratch, these sweet stuffed buns are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.Recipe
Spiced-Lamb PieYou can use store-bought or homemade dough for this recipe inspired by pide (pronounced pea-deh), Turkey's answer to pizza.Gallery
Our Cutest Halloween Party Recipes
Not everything on Halloween needs to be scary! We’ve got all kinds of festive homemade foods that are super adorable and just a touch spooky, including cookies, cakes, punch, and much, much more.Recipe
Quiche Breakfast BitesIf you have crust trimmings from your holiday pies, bake 'em into savory mini quiches or sweet tartlets for breakfast.Recipe
Curry WafflesServe these savory waffles with our Gravlax.Recipe
Ed's Pickle MixServe Ed McFarland's pickle mix alongside his recipe for lobster rolls for the perfect summer meal.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Maple Muffins with Oat StreuselFor a more concentrated maple flavor, use grade B maple syrup and brush with additional syrup when warm, if desired.Recipe
Chocolate Shortbread with Lemon Royal IcingThis shortbread is so rich and flavorful that you may not wish to add icing; in that case, substitute granulated sugar for flour when rolling out the dough.