5 Ingredient Appetizer Recipes

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Mediterranean Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is the number one requested thing for me to make, which is great because it is sooo easy! This is the best if you spread it on thick bread such as French or farmers bread. Also good with crackers.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Muffin Bites

Rating: 4.14 stars
There's a reason spaghetti and meatballs appear on so many dinner tables - it's a comforting meal, easy to put together, and loaded with flavor. This recipe turns the traditional meal into party-ready, individual servings of spaghetti and meatballs muffin bites.

Easy Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Rating: 4.42 stars
Super easy mini pizzas - delicious and done in 20 minutes or less!

Baked Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.78 stars
Jalapenos are stuffed with Cheddar cheese and cream cheese, with bread crumbs for a crunch. Baked to keep them healthier than the fried ones!

The Best Dry-Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Rating: 4.61 stars
This is a tasty, crunchy snack and you can customize your seasoning based on your preferences. Dry-roasting is the key. Enjoy!

Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets

Rating: 4.8 stars
These make a simple, delicious, and elegant appetizer. They impress every time!

Easy Mexican Sopes

Rating: 4.83 stars
This Mexican appetizer is a hit at any party. You can substitute warm broth for the warm water if desired. Serve with a variety of toppings such as beans, cheese, and meat.

Tortellini Skewers

Rating: 4.64 stars
Pretty appetizer that is easy to make.

Ridiculously Easy Queso Fresco "Dip"

Rating: 3.67 stars
On a recent trip to the local Costco®, I ended up purchasing a huge thing of queso fresco, or Mexican white cheese. Not sure what to do with it, I created this modified dip that goes perfectly with any Mexican-themed meal! It's so ridiculously easy, and looks much more refined than classic chile con queso. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! Reheat as needed.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 4.47 stars
Here is an easy recipe for roasting fresh pumpkin seeds.

Baked Kale Chips

Rating: 4.48 stars
These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
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Roasted Green Beans

Rating: 4.69 stars
A great alternative to fast-food French fries. My family and friends love these as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. No matter how many I make, it's never enough!

Inspiration and Ideas

Creepy Halloween Eyeballs
Rating: Unrated
If you are looking for creepy Halloween food ideas, try these scary-looking eyeballs that actually taste delicious. You can use them as a cocktail garnish or serve in a bowl as a creepy snack for your kids.
Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Rating: Unrated
My family and I love chicken wings, especially during football season. I just got tired of spending so much money on wings for our party that I decided to whip up my own version of Wing Stop's® lemon pepper chicken wings. The ending result was an empty platter and pleased bellies.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Rating: 4.43 stars

Crunchy, cheesy fried zucchini chips without the guilt of deep frying. This is the perfect way to make use of those abundant zucchini from the garden! Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.