Best 5 Appetizer Recipes

HoagieDip-00003.tif

HoagieDip-00003.tif

Anna Beckman John Bjostad

Whether you're hosting an elegant dinner party, a holiday gathering or just an afternoon tailgate, no get-together is complete without an appetizer spread. Skip the usual tray of veggies and ranch, and opt for quick and easy homemade selections that will leave your guests comfortably satisfied until the main meal. Our top five appetizer recipes below offer traditional and unique versions of your favorite pre-dinner eats that are ready in a flash.

5. Ina's Savory Palmiers — Ina saves time by using store-bought puff pastry to make these pesto-packed snacks.

4. Giada's Fried Ravioli — Light, crispy and perfectly cheesy, Giada's eat-with-your-hands ravioli are best dunked in warm marinara sauce.

3. Ina's Salmon Cakes — For extra-moist salmon patties, Ina adds mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and beaten eggs to her simple but stunning starter.

2. Alton's Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip — Ready in just 15 short minutes, Alton's go-to good eat features vitamin-rich spinach, tangy sour cream and a pinch of red pepper flakes for subtle heat.

1. Mary Alice's Hoagie Dip — Showcasing such classic hoagie ingredients as Italian deli meats and cheeses and mild pepperoncini peppers, this winning game-day appetizer (pictured above) is quick to prepare and can feed a crowd.

Check out Food Network for more easy Appetizers and classic party-starters.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Best 5 Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

To solve your appetizer apprehensions, check out Food Network's top 5 Thanksgiving appetizer recipes that will pair perfectly with the bird.

Best 5 Thanksgiving Appetizers

From deviled eggs to creamy cheese, check out Food Network's top-five appetizer recipes fit for the Thanksgiving feast.

Best 5 Christmas Appetizers

Check out Food Network's top-five Christmas appetizer recipes to find crowd-pleasing dishes worthy of a holiday celebration.

Best 5 Summer Appetizers

Check out Food Network's top-five summer appetizers below to find fresh, party-ready recipes from Giada, Anne, Ellie, Rachael and Alton.

Best 5 Hanukkah Recipes

No Menorah lighting is complete without a few snacks to mark the occasion. This year, switch up tradition and serve a few of our top five Hanukkah recipes.

Best 5 Zucchini Recipes

Check out Food Network's top-five zucchini recipes, featuring classic and creative ways to use this fresh summertime vegetable in family-friendly dishes.

Best 5 Cheesecake Recipes

Filled with classic and new flavors, Food Network's top five cheesecake recipes are simple to prepare and range from cakes to cookies.

Best 5 Gingerbread Recipes

Think beyond the cookie, and reimagine the classically spicy flavors of gingerbread in seasonal recipes for waffles, trifles, cupcakes and more party-ready favorites.

Best 5 Kebab Recipes

Check out Food Network's top-five easy kebab recipes to find five-star dinner inspiration from Food Network stars Ted Allen, Melissa, the Neelys and Tyler.