25 Shortcut Holiday Appetizers

Why make it when you can fake it? With a few store-bought staples and these smart recipes in hand, you'll always have a quick party snack at the ready.

Best Fruit Dip

"This is my favorite fruit dip recipe. I love the flavor the coconut milk adds — it gives it a slightly tropical taste that really enhances the fruit."

-Jessica

Parmesan Puffs

"Really tasty little morsels that couldn't be easier. They're perfect for munching with drinks. These little beauties will be made again and again!"

-Noo

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

"You can't get any easier than this, and they're so tasty. My husband loves mushrooms. He went crazy for these!"

-loof

Baked Brie with Mango Chutney

"This was excellent. It's so easy to prepare, delicious and impressive!"

-hollyfrolly

Party Meatballs

"These were fabulous! The spicy BBQ sauce was perfect with the sweet preserves and pineapple. I will definitely make these again."

-Boxergurl

Asparagus with Prosciutto

"This was the most popular item I brought to a potluck. Not only does it look good, but everyone loved it!"

-jnettes

Apricot-Gorgonzola Bites

"These were so delicious. The Gorgonzola gave it such a creamy and savory flavor."

-JackieOhNo!

No-Brainer Shrimp Spread

"This is so yummy! Doesn't get any tastier and easier than this."

-Caroline Cooks

Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

"Wonderful recipe! I made it on the spur of the moment and it was perfect!"

-daniemejias

Blue Cheese & Pecan Stuffed Dates

"I loved these and so did my guests. Whoever developed this recipe is brilliant. Stop thinking about it and just make 'em already!"

-Chef #1244006

Knorr Spinach Dip

"I absolutely love this spinach dip. The crunch of the water chestnuts adds a nice texture to it."

-beckas

Spiced Almonds

"These perfectly balanced salty and spicy nuts got rave reviews from everyone! They're great to munch on while drinking wine."

-Lalaloula

Pizza Dip

"This dip is awesome! I made it for Christmas last year and my cousin ate the whole bowl. Everyone at the party wanted the recipe."

-Madimaymomma

Best Fruit Dip

"This is my favorite fruit dip recipe. I love the flavor the coconut milk adds — it gives it a slightly tropical taste that really enhances the fruit."

-Jessica

Party Ryes

"I mix the entire package of seasoning mix into the cream cheese before spreading it on the bread. It always comes out delicious and flavorful."

-Pomtini

Roasted Olives

"Talk about delicious olives!"

-JustJanS

Cheddar Straws

"I'll never buy store-bought cheese straws again. This was fantastic and easy!"

-Georgia Dave

Fire Crackers

"This was a very easy recipe, and it was a big hit. The guests kept asking for more. They couldn't seem to get enough of them!"

-Granny carol

Pesto Feta Dip

"There is no going wrong with this simple recipe. It couldn't get any easier or tastier!"

-Stardustannie

Ham & Okra Rollups

"These were different and delicious! I made them over the holidays and they were very inexpensive and easy to prepare."

-Amber of AZ

Easy Bruschetta

"These were very easy and satisfying — just like the recipe says!"

-Michaela

Red Onion Relish

"This spread is addicting! We like it best cooked at a higher temperature for a longer period of time so that the onions really caramelize."

-cookiedog

Spicy Cranberry Cheese Spread

"This is just too easy to be so good! It has a surprising kick for unsuspecting guests. Everyone loved it!"

-cookiedog

Cheese & Garlic Filled Crescents

"These were so delicious! Everyone loved these so much that they were all gobbled up by the end of the meal."

-~ValeLovesFlorida~

Easy Pesto Dip

"This dip was so creamy and wonderful! This is my new party dish. It's super easy and flavorful."

-Smoofinator

Spinach Artichoke Dip (Slow Cooker)

"This is a great, easy holiday recipe, it was gobbled down by my guests."

-princessrwa

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