Cheese Appetizer Recipes

Baked brie, cheese balls, hot cheese dips--we've got hundreds of cheesy recipes everyone will enjoy.

Staff Picks

Romano Cheese Crisp

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
French bread topped with a delicious cheese spread makes for great finger food.
By JulietAR

Feta Cheese Foldovers

Rating: 4.5 stars 324
Golden puffed pastries are filled with a feta cheese mixture. These can be made ahead, and popped into the oven after your guests arrive.
By Allrecipes Member

Caprese on a Stick

Rating: 4.5 stars 224
This is a great, easy finger appetizer. I came up with it because I love Caprese but it was difficult to serve at large parties. Putting the same ingredients on a toothpick yielded great results.

Chicken Wing Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 836
A spicy dip that tastes just like hot chicken wings, but without the mess.

Halloumi Cheese Fingers

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Fry or grill this Cypriot-style cheese and serve with a Greek salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.

Tuscan Cream Cheese Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
A delicious appetizer that can be served at a fancy cocktail party or at poker night. Serve with crackers or toasted French bread slices.

Brie Cheese Appetizer

Rating: 4.5 stars 354
A light, fluffy puff pastry is filled with melted Brie cheese and hot fruit preserves. If you do not want a sweet wheel, you may substitute herbed cheese spread for the preserves. Baking times are the same for the substitution.
By Allrecipes Member

Asiago Toasted Cheese Puffs

Rating: 4.5 stars 140
A rich and tasty appetizer. People will request the recipe EVERY time you make it!
By Allrecipes Member

Stuffed Jalapenos III

Rating: 4.5 stars 352
These are fabulous and easy. I am asked to make them over and over again. The combo of cream cheese and bacon is wonderful!

Curry Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
This is a very easy and deliciously different cheese ball; your guests will love it! The curry and cream cheese are rich and tasty. This is best served on a hearty wheat cracker.

Dill Pickle Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This was served at our Easter lunch and was devoured. Serve with chips or crackers.

Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders

Rating: 5 stars 895
These baked ham and cheese sliders are a quick and easy appetizer for any party.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best-Ever Party Appetizer
Rating: Unrated 251
Goat cheese is marinated in herbed olive oil in this easy and elegant spread. Serve it with sliced French bread.
"Code Red" Cheese Spread
Rating: Unrated 3
See how Chef John makes his "dangerously spicy" cheese spread.
Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms
Rating: 4.5 stars 4304

A restaurant-worthy appetizer stuffed with cream cheese, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a hint of heat.