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.

Staff Picks

Baked Buffalo Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 1470
These baked Buffalo wings are easy to prep, and so much easier than frying.

Grilled Marinated Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 1682
This makes the best shrimp! Remove from skewers and serve on a bed of pasta with sauce for a great meal.

Jalapeno Popper Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 3779
This will definitely be the biggest hit at the party! This is such an easy appetizer to make and it tastes just like the jalapeno poppers you wish you could make yourself! The hardest part of this recipe is not eating it all by yourself! Serve with sliced sourdough baguettes, tortilla chips or crackers.

Grill Master Chicken Wings

Rating: 5 stars 653
These wings are always a hit! I grill them up before a party and keep them hot in a low oven. I always use Frank's RedHot® sauce. It's got lots of flavor and isn't too spicy.

Bomba Calabrese (Spicy Calabrian Pepper Spread)

Rating: 5 stars 5
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.

Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 504
This is a very tasty mango salsa that is great served over fish. My favorite is any fish blackened with Cajun seasoning and then topped with this salsa. Also great for dipping chips.

Chicken Wing Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 844
This tastes just like hot chicken wings, but without the mess. It is very addicting, and is perfect for football and tailgating season. Serve with tortilla chips. I take this whenever I have to bring a dish and am always asked for the recipe.

Best Ever Jalapeño Poppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 1171
Gooey cheese and zesty jalapeños delight in each bite of these poppers!

Szechuan Edamame (Soy Beans)

Rating: 5 stars 9
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: 5 stars 5
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.

Southwestern Egg Rolls

Rating: 5 stars 1587
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.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 5059
Five simple ingredients in your slow cooker make this creamy, cheesy, zesty hot dip that tastes just like Buffalo chicken wings.

Inspiration and Ideas

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings
Rating: Unrated 3510
"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
Spicy Deviled Eggs
Rating: Unrated 93
"REALLY easy, which I love! I'll be making these again!" – chixchoice
Fried Chicken Wings
Rating: 4.5 stars 48

Epic chicken wings fried until crispy, then tossed in Buffalo wing sauce.