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.

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!"


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!"


Baked Brie with Mango Chutney

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


Party Meatballs

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


Asparagus with Prosciutto

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


Apricot-Gorgonzola Bites

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


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!"


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."


Spiced Almonds

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


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."


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."


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."


Roasted Olives

"Talk about delicious olives!"


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!"


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!"


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."


Spicy Cranberry Cheese Spread

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


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."


Easy Pesto Dip

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


Spinach Artichoke Dip (Slow Cooker)

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