The Pioneer Woman's Best Appetizers for Any Occasion
Dig into a hearty hors d'oeuvres spread complete with Ree Drummond's top picks for party-ready fare.
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"Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like," Ree notes about prepping her cumin-scented salsa. "I do about 10 to 15 pulses."
Get the Recipe: Restaurant-Style Salsa
Chile Con Queso
With a whopping 15 servings, this creamy jalapeno-spiced dip is the ultimate in big-batch feasting.
Get the Recipe: Chile Con Queso
It's all about assembly when prepping this 10-minute starter. Just stack your favorite store-bought spinach tortellini, fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes on skewers, and finish them with bright pesto.
Get the Recipe: Tortellini Skewers
Ree keeps it simple and classic in her top-rated bruschetta, adorning each piece of garlic-laced toast with juicy grape tomatoes and fragrant basil.
Get the Recipe: Bruschetta
Asian Beef Skewers
Simply seasoned and quickly grilled, these fast-fix skewers are best served with Ree's mayo-based sauce, spiked with lime juice and vinegar for bright flavor.
Get the Recipe: Asian Beef Skewers
Classic Hot Wings
Ready to eat in a hurry, these saucy bites are tossed in a homemade hot sauce, made rich and bold with the addition of creamy butter and tangy Worcestershire. Ree rounds out the wings with cool blue cheese sauce and crunchy celery to balance the heat of the dish.
Get the Recipe: Classic Hot Wings
It takes only three ingredients — jalapenos, cream cheese and bacon — to make Ree's 5-star finger food.
Get the Recipe: Jalapeno Poppers
Thirty minutes and four ingredients — that's all it takes to make dozens of these no-cook snacks.
Get the Recipe: Salami Roll-Ups
Once you've piled Monterey Jack and sliced jalapenos atop corn chips, all it takes is a quick bake in the oven to melt the cheese.
Get the Recipe: Nachos
Shrimp Cocktail Bar
Ree offers a trio of dips so guests can choose which they'd like to complement her tender shrimp. The garlic-caper Remoulade and lime-spiked Avocado Crema are both creamy mixtures; her Classic Cocktail Sauce features a base of ketchup and is dressed up with a dollop of prepared horseradish.
Cream Cheese Wontons
Creamy on the inside with a golden, crispy fried wonton exterior, these cream cheese-stuffed bites are best served with a sweet, tangy honey-soy sauce mixture laced with Sriracha.
Get the Recipe: Cream Cheese Wontons
For a bit of texture in her top-rated deviled eggs, Ree adds chopped pickles to the egg yolk filling made with mustard and mayonnaise.
Get the Recipe: Deviled Eggs
Spicy Italian Meatballs
No longer just for dinner with saucy spaghetti, Ree's two-bite meatballs, simmered in a tomato-garlic sauce, are ready for the appetizer table; she recommends serving them with toothpicks so guests can help themselves.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Italian Meatballs
Featuring chewy sweet dates, crunchy salted roasted almonds and a blanket of crispy bacon, these fast-fix bites are easy to prep and eat.
Get the Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Dates
Cheddar Bacon Wedge Salad
Stick with Ree's traditional recipe when prepping this buttermilk-dressed salad, or opt for one of her flavorful twists, like the addition of blue cheese in the dressing, which Ree notes offers "a nice tang."
Get the Recipe: Cheddar Bacon Wedge Salad
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