Let the party begin with a tasty appetizer! There's no better way to greet a guest at the door than with a platter of delicately curated finger foods. Hors-d'oeuvres come in all forms -- spreads, dips, skewers, warm, cold -- even soup! You can find the right bites for every occasion and every season. Need easy recipes for someone new to the kitchen? Or something more complicated to show off the experienced cook's skills? There are appetizer recipes for every level of cooking experience…

Holiday Appetizer Recipes

Holiday parties might call for warm nibbles. If you're cooking for a classy crowd, plan for an easy holiday appetizer that looks complicated like baked brie wrapped in puff pastry or topped with caramelized onions. If you're throwing a drop-in shindig, you might try something for the masses like the traditional cheese ball or warm cheese dip served in a slow cooker that you can refill when snacks get low. If you're having a few people over for a dinner party, you could try something elaborate. Shrimp egg rolls or pork dumplings with an Asian dipping sauce take a bit more work, but it's worth it for the wows you'll get from guests!

Picnic & Barbecue Appetizer Recipes

For a picnic or cookout, you might need easy appetizers that are cool for a warm summer day. For that, you could try classic deviled eggs for easy assembly and easy eating. Chilled spinach dip or smoked salmon and cream cheese cucumber starters are also good for outdoor eats. Can't decide between crostini topped with olive tapenade and bruschetta rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and sprinkled with Italian seasoning? Try both! They're simple recipes and they don't require refrigeration.

Game Day Appetizer Recipes

For a game day party, buffalo chicken wings, jalapeño poppers, and bacon-wrapped sausage are musts, but you can get creative with crescent rolls. You can stuff them with goat cheese or ham and cheddar cheese for a savory treat, or transform the crescent rolls into apple hand pies for a portable dessert at your party for the big game.

Dietary Restrictions

If you're entertaining people who follow a gluten-free diet or have a peanut allergy, there are also party food recipes for just about every type of dietary preference and allergy. And if you have a favorite appetizer you want to be allergy-friendly, you can probably find a recipe that's adapted a for any dietary restriction.

There are dozens of party recipes to spark ideas and inspiration to entertain with your own style and flavors -- and you can find them all on Yummly.

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