5 Ingredient Appetizer Recipes

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Mediterranean Spread

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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

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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.
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Easy Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

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Super easy mini pizzas - delicious and done in 20 minutes or less!
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Baked Jalapeno Poppers

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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

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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

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These make a simple, delicious, and elegant appetizer. They impress every time!

Easy Mexican Sopes

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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

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11
Pretty appetizer that is easy to make.

Ridiculously Easy Queso Fresco "Dip"

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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

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Here is an easy recipe for roasting fresh pumpkin seeds.

Baked Kale Chips

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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

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174
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

South African Traditional Vetkoek (Fried Bread)

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These tasty vetkoek (fat cakes) make for a lovely dinner or snack. You can make these vetkoek any size you prefer. They're a great party snack if they are made small and filled with various processed meats, tuna and mayo, syrup, curried minced meat, cheese, or basically anything you feel like. They're fast, easy, and very tasty.

Instant Pot® Popcorn

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I love popcorn cooked in oil but do not love the mess it makes on my stove, so I decided to give it a try in the Instant Pot®. Not only does the coconut oil give it that movie theater flavor, there was ZERO grease splatter. I listed salt as a generic seasoning but feel free to experiment with flavors such as powdered cheese, ranch powder, Frank's® powdered Red Hot® seasoning, etc.