Low-Carb Appetizer Recipes

Browse low-carb appetizer recipes like grilled shrimp, deviled eggs, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, meatballs, and guacamole to serve at your next party.

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 626
My husband taught me this elegant yet easy side dish! Always a hit at the holidays, and dresses up every day chicken.
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Lobster Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
Always a big hit. Make in a day in advance and take out when needed. Will go quickly!

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Rating: 5 stars 3617
A very simple and easy marinade that makes your shrimp so yummy you don't even need cocktail sauce! Don't let the cayenne pepper scare you, you don't even taste it. My 2 and 4 year-olds love it and eat more shrimp than their parents! It is also a big hit with company, and easy to prepare. I make this with frozen or fresh shrimp and use my indoor electric grill if the weather is not good for outside grilling. Try it with a salad, baked potato, and garlic bread. You will not be disappointed!!!


Rating: 4.5 stars 59
Puffs that you put tuna, ham, chicken, shrimp, or egg salads. This is a wonderful basic recipe that you can build on and create sweet or savory dishes. Stuff them with vanilla ice cream and top with chocolate sauce. Voila, a fabulous dessert that looks like you spent hours on, but you didn't!
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Texas Caviar with Avocado

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
A delicious party dip with beans, tomatoes, onions, and lots of diced avocado. A variation on 'Texas Caviar'; one bite and you won't leave the bowl. Serve with 'scoop' tortilla chips.
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Best Ever Hot Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
Mom's recipe. Very creamy and cheesy!


Rating: 5 stars 7543
Cilantro and cayenne give this classic guacamole a tasty kick. Serve it smooth or chunky.
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The Best Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 1588
Meatballs made with ground beef, veal and pork, with garlic and Romano cheese. Finish cooking in your favorite marinara sauce.

Mango Salsa

Rating: 4.5 stars 504
A delicious blend of mango, red bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro.

Sausage Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 451
This is a recipe for stuffed jalapenos I had at a baby shower in Texas. I loved them and have made them for every party since. They are always anxiously requested, a HIT AT EVERY PARTY!!!! Use toothpicks to secure the bacon around the stuffed jalapenos. Be sure to use a pan that won't let the bacon drip all over the oven while cooking!
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Easy Guacamole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1041
A simple go-to guacamole recipe that makes you beg for more. Try it if you're learning how to make guac, or just need to whip up a batch for friends.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Shrimp Scampi
Rating: Unrated 860
Shrimp marinated in lemon, garlic, and parsley for 30 minutes, then grilled. Can be used as an appetizer or main dish. This recipe also works well with scallops.
Homemade Butter
Rating: Unrated 354
You can make great tasting butter at home just by putting heavy cream in a food processor and running it till it turns into butter.
Simple Deviled Eggs
Rating: 4.5 stars 327

The eggs are delicious, and it's easy to make more for larger gatherings. I've added onion and celery for a little more flavor and texture.