Tired of starting off your dinner party with plain, boring chunks of cheese served on toothpicks? Bring some zing to your gourmet meal—and still manage to keep cooking time to a minimum—with these easy-to-make cheese appetizer recipes from the experts at Celebrations.com!
¡Ay caramba! This spicy, unexpected cross between a jalapeño popper and a pig in a blanket will put some kick into your fiesta. No frying is necessary; just stuff your hot little pepper with delicious cream cheese and cheddar, wrap it in flaky crescent roll dough, then pop it in the oven, and you’ve got the perfect amigo for your steak.
Bring your favorite restaurant appetizer straight to your dining room table in just a few easy steps: Cover ’em in breadcrumbs and toss ’em in the fryer, and presto! Top off your deliciously creamy starter with some homemade marinara sauce and serve it alongside your favorite Mediterranean chicken recipe for an authentic Italian meal. Buon appetito!
Cooking dinner for two? You’ll fall in love with these delectable layers of basil, melon, bocacinni, and prociutto garnished with olive oil and salt. And we mean that quite literally: Basil is an aphrodisiac! The skewers only take a few minutes to prep, so you’ll have more time to savor them by candlelight with smoked turkey or a juicy roast.
Your main dish should always take center stage at the dinner table. So to keep your first course light, try these tomatoes stuffed with low-fat feta and smooth Neufchatel. This delicate recipe isn’t just healthy and yummy; the filling can do double duty as a tasty dip for your favorite veggies too. Pair it with some lamb for a true Greek-style feast. Opa!
Who says you can’t delight in a little bit of dessert before dinner? Sweeten up your appetizer menu with this easy-to-make hors d’oeuvre, which brings together two famous dessert recipes: cheesecake and Mexican sopapilla (fried flatbread with honey and cinnamon). Add some chocolate sauce and serve with pork for a real twist on a traditional favorite.
Which easy cheesy appetizer recipe will put some oomph into your next dinner party?