Kosher Dairy Appetizers

These kosher appetizer recipes include some dairy - think cheese, cream cheese, butter, or sour cream. Find a new favorite recipe for knishes, dips, baked brie, creamy spreads.

Staff Picks

Smoked Salmon Spread

Rating: 4.54 stars
260
A delicious and easy spread that always gets many compliments. Serve it with somewhat bland crackers to taste the smoked salmon. You can add some chopped capers for more flavor, if needed. I usually serve this on a nice plate and put the spread in a mold before serving.

Sarah's Knish

Rating: 4.61 stars
38
Traditional Jewish treat of little golden pastry domes filled with seasoned mashed potatoes and fried onions.

Best Spinach Dip Ever

Rating: 4.69 stars
1416
This is my dad's recipe. The entire family loves it! A flavorful spinach mixture fills a tasty bread bowl. Your family will love it, too.

Marinated Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

Rating: 4.22 stars
9
This is easy, delicious and a huge hit a parties. Everyone always asks for the recipe! Mushrooms are marinated in a zesty oil and vinegar mixture. Adjust the amount of mushrooms so that all are covered in liquid while marinating.

Gorgonzola and Olive Stuffed Grape Leaves

Rating: 4.42 stars
19
These are the richest appetizers we have ever served. They are wonderful with wine and cheese! A version of this recipe was a gift from a friend and we have enjoyed it along with our guests. Use as much Gorgonzola as suits your taste!

Roasted Garlic Bread

Rating: 4.63 stars
544
A very easy recipe for garlic bread that is made with roasted garlic, butter and Parmesan cheese.

Baked Brie with Mushrooms and Almonds

Rating: 4.56 stars
45
Delectable Brie never appeared more elegant than when bathed in a brandy sauce with mushrooms, almonds and tarragon. Serve this appetizer warm with baguette slices.

Creamy Dill Cucumber Toasties

Rating: 4.69 stars
976
I got this recipe years ago from a friend of a friend. I love it and make it all the time for parties. It looks great on the platter, and it is super easy! Everyone loves it!

Fig and Olive Tapenade

Rating: 4.59 stars
259
This is an easy gourmet appetizer. I've brought this to several parties and it is always a hit! I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. Goat cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of French bread or crackers.
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Dill Dip III

Rating: 4.53 stars
334
My mother gave me this recipe, and told me never to share it, but I think everyone should enjoy it. This dip is definitely better if you make it one day ahead. It can be easily halved, because it makes so much!

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Rating: 4.81 stars
7371
This is my grandmother's cornbread recipe and it's the best - sweet and moist!

Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip II

Rating: 4.73 stars
3071
This dip is amazing -- so cheesy and fragrant. If you don't like artichokes, don't worry -- you'll never know they're in there! My only question is: Is it okay to just eat it with a spoon right out of the dish?
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Inspiration and Ideas

Classic Bran Muffins
Rating: Unrated
1774
A delicious source of fiber! My family have them almost every morning. Great healthy muffins! You may substitute dates for the raisins if you wish.
Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread
Rating: Unrated
1595
A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!

Focaccia Bread

Rating: 4.62 stars
1420

A wonderful, quick alternative to garlic bread. Lots of herbs and lots of flavor!