Cooking for a Crowd Appetizer Recipes

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Seven Layer Tex Mex Dip

Rating: Unrated
This is a great, easy recipe people love. Our family has made it for gatherings for as long as I can remember. Refried beans are layered with guacamole, a seasoned sour cream mixture, cheese and vegetables. Serve it with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Spinach Pinwheels

Rating: Unrated
Here's a great looking and great tasting appetizer. It's easy, too! You can substitute any flavor of cheese spread for garlic herb.

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Rating: Unrated
Deviled eggs with bacon and ranch dressing. Easy and tasty. I invented this recipe when I was looking for a new way to make deviled eggs. Week-old eggs peel easier than fresh eggs. You can use precooked bacon if you like.

Lumpia - Filipino Shrimp and Pork Egg Rolls

Rating: Unrated
The traditional Filipino egg roll is small in size, but big on taste. More shrimp can be added to your taste, or omitted altogether. They can also be frozen for later consumption. Serve with store-bought sweet and sour sauce or spring roll sauce (available in Asian grocery stores).

Tasty Tomatillo Guacamole

Rating: Unrated
A flavorful guacamole that's easy to adjust to your heat or taste preferences. A little untraditional to make, but won't stay around long. Great with fresh tortilla chips or as a condiment on many Latin dishes.

Avocado Corn Salsa

Rating: Unrated
People cannot get enough of this appetizer! Takes some time putting together but it's worth the work!! Serve with tortilla chips.

Jimmbo's Garlic Knots

Rating: Unrated
These knots are such a hit. Your guests will keep asking for more of Jimmbo's Garlic Knots!

Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Rating: Unrated
This cheese ball was a big hit at our office Christmas party! I had cream cheese left over and decided to start adding ingredients and it was wonderful!

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

Rating: Unrated
These small, delicious sandwiches are perfect for any party. They are so good that even the pickiest of eaters will eat these.

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: Unrated
I am continuously asked to bring this dip for parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it's gone.

Taco Dip I

Rating: Unrated
This is a scrumptious taco dip. When I use all low-fat ingredients, such as low-fat sour cream and low-fat Cheddar, it still comes out so delicious! Serve with baked tortilla chips for dipping.

No-Bake Energy Bites

Rating: Unrated
This is a healthy take on the traditional no bake cookies. So good and good for you! I am always asked for this recipe every time I make them. They are a hit with the kids and the adults, and always go quick! I store them in the freezer because I think they taste best frozen, but not necessary.

Inspiration and Ideas

Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs

Your bunch will be cheering when they taste these gourmet deviled eggs. After all, no one can refuse bacon!

Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

"Tastes like a chocolate chip cheesecake and is so simple to make!" – KIMAR

Creamy Sausage Dip

Rating: Unrated

A sausage dip with just enough of a spice kick to keep them coming back for more! Serve with crackers and cocktail toasts.