Cooking for a Crowd Appetizer Recipes

From taco dip to cheese balls, deviled eggs to jalapeno popper dip, these appetizer recipes will feed a crowd. We've collected more than 390 trusted crowd-favorite recipes to take along to the party.

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Seven Layer Tex Mex Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 284
This is a great, easy recipe people love. Our family has made it for gatherings for as long as I can remember. Refried beans are layered with guacamole, a seasoned sour cream mixture, cheese and vegetables. Serve it with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
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Spinach Pinwheels

Rating: 4.5 stars 106
Here's a great looking and great tasting appetizer. It's easy, too! You can substitute any flavor of cheese spread for garlic herb.

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
Deviled eggs with bacon and ranch dressing. Easy and tasty. I invented this recipe when I was looking for a new way to make deviled eggs. Week-old eggs peel easier than fresh eggs. You can use precooked bacon if you like.

Lumpia - Filipino Shrimp and Pork Egg Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
The traditional Filipino egg roll is small in size, but big on taste. More shrimp can be added to your taste, or omitted altogether. They can also be frozen for later consumption. Serve with store-bought sweet and sour sauce or spring roll sauce (available in Asian grocery stores).

Tasty Tomatillo Guacamole

Rating: 5 stars 10
A flavorful guacamole that's easy to adjust to your heat or taste preferences. A little untraditional to make, but won't stay around long. Great with fresh tortilla chips or as a condiment on many Latin dishes.

Avocado Corn Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 343
People cannot get enough of this appetizer! Takes some time putting together but it's worth the work!! Serve with tortilla chips.

Jimmbo's Garlic Knots

Rating: 4.5 stars 214
These knots are such a hit. Your guests will keep asking for more of Jimmbo's Garlic Knots!
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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.5 stars 91
This cheese ball was a big hit at our office Christmas party! I had cream cheese left over and decided to start adding ingredients and it was wonderful!

No-Bake Energy Bites

Rating: 5 stars 669
Oats, flax, peanut butter, and chocolate chips for on-the-go snacking.

Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars 884
These small, delicious sandwiches are perfect for any party. They are so good that even the pickiest of eaters will eat these.

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2822
I am continuously asked to bring this dip for parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it's gone.

Luscious Spinach Artichoke Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 821
This is a rich, delicious dip that can be served with tortilla chips or slices of toasted French bread. It can be easily substituted with fat-free ingredients for all of you health freaks out there! It's an absolute hit at all parties. Here are a few suggested garnishes: shredded Monterey Jack cheese, chopped red bell peppers, parsley, sliced mushrooms, or bread crumbs.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Bacon Balsamic Deviled Eggs
Rating: Unrated 271
Your bunch will be cheering when they taste these gourmet deviled eggs. After all, no one can refuse bacon!
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
Rating: Unrated 1406
"Tastes like a chocolate chip cheesecake and is so simple to make!" – KIMAR
Baked Ham and Cheese Sliders
Rating: 5 stars 896

These baked ham and cheese sliders are a quick and easy appetizer for any party.