Spicy Appetizer Recipes

Want to really spice up your next party? Browse more than 690 recipes for spicy appetizers loaded with chile peppers, cayenne, wasabi, horseradish, harissa, and other fiery flavors.

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Hot and Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: Unrated
15
Cheese, bacon, and peppers! I usually throw an habanero in when we are making it just for us. These are also great with a salad for dinner. This filling is also a good stuffing for jalapenos.

Bomba Calabrese (Spicy Calabrian Pepper Spread)

Rating: Unrated
6
This amazing Calabrian pepper spread is as delicious as it is unknown. I love it on sliced fresh bread, but you can toss it with pasta, add it to a sandwich, fill an omelet, top a pizza, or serve as salsa with grilled fish, or in deviled eggs.

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Rating: Unrated
7
For those who aren't big fans of blue cheese, try these meatballs stuffed with feta instead! It's like a surprise in every bite, delivering chicken wing flavor without the mess!

Spicy Avocado Snack

Rating: Unrated
4
This fresh, fast, and easy snack is heart-healthy and delicious. I have tried lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, Meyer lemon, key limes and Satsuma juices and I like good 'ol fashioned lemon the best, but please experiment to your own tastes!

Instant Pot® No-Stress Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: Unrated
10
Want to make Buffalo chicken dip and all you have is frozen chicken? No stress, just cook the frozen chicken breasts in a pressure cooker such as an Instant Pot®, start to finish in 30 minutes. Instructions for thawed chicken are included.

Szechuan Edamame (Soy Beans)

Rating: Unrated
5
This is a fantastic and healthy protein-packed snack. Replace potato chips with this fast and delicious recipe! Serve warm.

Spicy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Rating: Unrated
4
Cooked shrimp are chilled in a spicy tomato-juice cocktail with avocado, red onion, and cilantro. Serve in one large bowl or ladle into individual bowls.

Jalapeno Corn Dip

Rating: Unrated
7
This dip tastes similar to a jalapeno popper. Wonderful with tortilla chips or veggies!

Baked Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: Unrated
29
After a number of unsatisfactory attempts at making deep-fried poppers, I modified a recipe by Emeril that is much easier than frying and everyone in our family agrees that these are at least as good as -- if not better than -- any fried poppers they have had! We love hot peppers and always make a lot of these from the ones we grow in our garden every year.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: Unrated
3670
This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

Rating: Unrated
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This is similar to the hot wings recipe served at a popular restaurant chain. If you have ever had them, you have to love them.

Baked Buffalo Wings

Rating: Unrated
1136
These easy to make hot wings are crispy without being fried. Always yummy to snack on. They only take 10 minutes for prep, but need to be refrigerated for about an hour so the flour coating is firm. You can add more cayenne or use a higher hot sauce to butter ratio if you like them spicier! Enjoy.

Inspiration and Ideas

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

"These are great! We used Frank's® Buffalo Wing Sauce. Next time I may add some cayenne to the sauce, because I prefer really hot wings." – Camille

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Rating: Unrated
1205

These aren't traditional egg rolls! Small flour tortillas are stuffed with an exciting blend of Southwestern-style ingredients, then deep fried until golden brown.