Quick and Easy Appetizers & Snacks

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by Shagley, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Shagley

    Shagley If you don't move when I say "beep beep", I will r

    Mar 11, 2005
    Since we had so many great ideas on the Q&E Christmas recipe thread, I was hoping for some great ideas about some Appetizers that I could make for New Year's Eve (of course with leftovers to munch on for New Years Day). I am mainly looking for appetizers that can be prepared in around 30 minutes or less (not counting cook time).

    If you like Ruben sandwiches, this is a great recipe...

    Crock-pot Ruben Dip
    8 oz. deli corned beef, coarsely chopped (I use 4 packages of corned beef lunchmeat - like Buddig or a generic store brand)
    1 cup sauerkraut, well drained
    1 (8-oz. pkg) cream cheese, softened
    2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
    ½ cup thousand island salad dressing

    Put all ingredients in crock pot. Cover crock pot and heat on high until all ingredients are melted. Stir to mix all ingredients together.

    Serve with party rye or pumpernickel bread slices, crackers, or french bread cubes.
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  3. d4est

    d4est <font color=orange><b>The Tag Fairy is really Ghos

    Apr 5, 2004
    Another great idea! A family favorite anytime for us:

    Pepperoni rolls:

    Package refridgerated crescent rolls
    Pepperoni pillow pack
    Shredded mozz. cheese

    Open rolls, separate. Place a few slices pepperoni, sprinkle with cheese. Roll them up so that they are sealed. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (I like the pampered chef stone) and bake as directed on the package.

    Serve with pizza dipping sauce. Easy and yummy!
  4. Kande

    Kande Mouseketeer

    Sep 20, 2005
    My favorite dip is so easy. On jar salsa ( or make your own :confused3 )One can whole kernal corn drained, and a can of black beans drained, mix together and enjoy.
  5. Mkaz

    Mkaz <font color=deeppink>Well, bust my buttons! That's

    Oct 22, 2005
    Pigs in a blanket. We like to use Hillshire Farms lil smokies. Then we take crescent rolls (cut to size of course) and wrap them. Place them on a cookie sheet. I usually spray it with non stick spray first. Toss them in the oven for a about 10 minutes or so and voila... The kids love them! We make them every year. The best part is that the kids love to help make them too. :teeth:
  6. alikat99

    alikat99 <font color=red>NO! Don't make me go to Super WalM

    Nov 25, 2000
    7-layer Mexican Dip

    1 can refried beans
    1/2 pkg taco seasoning mix
    Sour Cream
    1 pkg shredded cheddar or mexican mix cheese
    green onions, sliced
    tomato, chopped
    sliced olives

    Mix together beans & seasoning mix. Layer on the bottom of 9x9 pan. Layer on guacamole, then sour cream. Sprinkle cheese over that. Add layer of chopped tomatoes, a layer of green onions and top with olives. Serve with tortilla chips.

    This is my DHs favorite dip of all time.
  7. threeboysmom

    threeboysmom Our life is what our thoughts make it

    Feb 8, 2001
    My mom just made this simple appetizer for Thanksgiving. It was SO delicious and SO easy!!

    1 pkg. of hotdogs (cut each dog into thirds)
    1 pkg. of bacon (wrap each hotdog piece with half slice of bacon and secure with toothpick)

    Place pieces in a 9x13 baking pan and cover with 3/4 c. brown sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes, shaking pan occasionally to keep them from sticking.

    These were devoured instantly! I'm thinking if you didn't want to use hotdogs, they'd probably be just as good with scallops or shrimp....
  8. bonkos6

    bonkos6 Mouseketeer

    Feb 26, 2005
    This is a great thread. I am interested to see whay everyone will suggest.

    I like to take a can or beanless chili and combine it will melted Velveeta cheese. Get some tortilla chips and enjoy. :goodvibes
  9. HayGan

    HayGan We could all use some pixie dust now and then :)<b

    Apr 28, 2004
    Pineapple Delight

    1 jar of Robert Rothschild Farm's Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Dip (I find this at my local Giant Eagle)
    1 brick of creamcheese
    2 sleeves of your favorite crackers (I think the the Toasteds Buttercrisp or Onion crackers work best)

    Place your cream chees on a plate. Pour the dip over it and serve with crackers.

    It is so easy and sooooooo good!!!
  10. Tishke

    Tishke *Zeta Girl Forever* I am old, lame, hate fun and l

    Apr 14, 2005
    This is a quick and easy appetizer that goes over well at any time of year.

    Seafood Ball
    1 8oz package cream cheese
    1 can of your preferred seafood (shrimp and crab seem to work best)
    cocktail sauce

    Mix the cream cheese and seafood together well. Mold into a ball and refrigerate. When ready to serve, cover with the cocktail sauce. Serve with assorted crackers.

    We almost never have anything left over.

    Another quick and easy snack that is on the sweet side:

    Pumpkin Mousse
    1 small can of pumpkin (15oz I believe it is)
    1 tub of cool whip, thawed
    1 box vanilla pudding mix
    Pumpkin Pie Spice to taste

    Mix all ingredients together. It is easy to mix them all right in the cool whip container and pop the top on to refrigerate until ready to use. You can serve this as a dip with gingersnap or sugar cookies, or layer in a trifle with pound cake.
  11. smfritz03

    smfritz03 Just when I thought Vacation Planning was figuring

    Apr 21, 2005
    Add ham and cheese to crescents too---kids love them and its an easy and delicious small hot ham and cheese.

    Another thing is unfold the cresent and place unrolled to cover a pizza/cookie tray--spread a thin layer of pizza sauce--add pepperoni, ham, and different meats--spinkle parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese over the top--then add another layer of cresent. Then bake---you can also take some egg and mix w/ oregano or basil and brush over the top lightly. When done--cut into squares or triangles add a toothpick and eat up!!!
  12. alikat99

    alikat99 <font color=red>NO! Don't make me go to Super WalM

    Nov 25, 2000
    We do this, except instead of Velveeta, we use softened cream cheese. It reminds me of the chili con queso from Chili's.
  13. daemom

    daemom DIS Veteran

    Apr 13, 2005
    Barbeque Weinies!! Buy the Lil Smokies and your favorite barbeque sauce. Cook them on med-low in a pan for about 10 minutes--enough to warm the smokies well. Another great thread!!

  14. magiroux

    magiroux <font color=purple>But what about the rum punch?<b

    Nov 30, 2002
    I love making apps

    This one takes less than 10 minutes to whip together, but very impressive and perfect for New Years Party. It is from Bon Appetit, I think.

    1 round brie (President's makes them in different sizes)
    (these measuremens are for a medium size brie, adjust ratios accordingly based on what size you choose to serve)
    2T Brown Sugar
    2T Seedless Rasberry Jam
    1T Honey

    Mix sugar, jam & honey together until smooth. Cut brie in 1/2. On bottom 1/2, dump sugar mixture and replace top 1/2 of brie.

    On the top, sprinkle brown sugar, then top with slivered almonds and then drizzle honey on top of all. The only ingredient here I use alot of is the almonds (my personal taste). Use the sugar and honey sparingly, you don't want it coming out too sweet.

    Bake a 375 for about 20-25 mins, till cheese is soft, then swith to broil to brown nuts. This will happen very quickly. I can't tell you how many of these I have burned not watching closely enough...if that happens, I just scrape off the top, re-top it and broil again.

    Serve with "Carr's Whole Wheat Crackers".
  15. magiroux

    magiroux <font color=purple>But what about the rum punch?<b

    Nov 30, 2002
    This one is even easier and very addicting

    One package Cream Cheese
    One Jar Red Pepper Jelly

    Cut cream cheeese into good size squares and put in serving bowl. Dump jelly on top. And there you have it.

    Goes good served with Triscuits
  16. aka-mad4themouse

    aka-mad4themouse <font color="blue">Budget Board Co-Host</font>

    Dec 14, 2004
    My DD's friends love this dip and it's so easy:

    1 8oz. brick of cream cheese (softened)
    ½ of an 11 oz. jar of Chunky Salsa (your choice of strength)
    1 bag tortilla chips

    Beat cream cheese with mixer until fluffy. Slowly add salsa until fully mixed. Refrigerate 1 hour prior to serving with chips.
  17. LisaDougKaylee

    LisaDougKaylee Earning My Ears

    Feb 26, 2003
    We don't have a name for these, but they always disappear!

    cresent rolls
    cream cheese
    crisp cooked bacon
    finely chopped green onion just a bit for taste and color

    unroll the cresent roll dough into 4 rectangles. Press the diagonal seam together. Spread each rectangle with cream cheese (I use soft cream cheese at room temp a bit so its easier to spread) Crumble bacon and sprinkle evenly over each, then sprinkle with green oinion. Roll each rectangle tightly from the short side into a little log. I'll then kind of press it together stretching it a smidge longer just to be sure its tight. Repeat with all the triangles. Slice into small discs and place on cookie sheet and bake...amybe 10 minutes depending on how think your slices are.

    often I'll put them in the freezer for a few just before slicing them to get a better slice, otherwise I've been apt to squish them. Also you don't want the layer of bacon/onion to be too thick or it won't roll to well.

    We also do the same thing with spinach, sliced turkey breast and honey dijon mustard. But I make those bigger.

    I love cresent rolls they are so versatile!!!
  18. airplane

    airplane DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2004
    lunch meat ham
    cream cheese
    scallions (green onions)

    Spread cream cheese on one slice of ham. Place scallion in the center of it longways. roll up the ham. Cut into slices.
  19. mommy2emmersNmo

    mommy2emmersNmo DIS Veteran

    Sep 30, 2005
    This always goes fast when we make it

    8 oz cream cheese
    1 can No bean Chili
    shredded cheddar cheese

    Spread softened cream cheese onto bottom of pie plate, top with the chili and then the cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 until cheddar cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

    Another one that is good is Ham or Turkey Pinwheels

    Flour tortillas
    Vegetable flavored cream cheese
    fresh spinach
    deli meat, we use ham and turkey breast

    Spread tortillas with cream cheese, then layer the spinach and deli meat on top. Roll tortillas up, secure with a toothpick or two, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Slice into bite size roll ups. Yummy and if you use lowfat cream cheese it isn't to bad for you.
  20. p2oh

    p2oh Soon to be Wedding Planner!

    Aug 29, 2000
    A bag of frozen meatballs
    A small jar of grape jelly
    A small jar of chili sauce (not regular chili in a can, it is found near the ketchup in most stores)

    Empty all ingredients in a crock pot and stir occasionally until meatballs are heated thoroughly.
  21. jennwdw

    jennwdw Mouseketeer

    Nov 8, 2001

    You can do these in a crock pot as well. Just prepare hot dogs and bacon. Dump them all in a crock pot, pour a small package of brown sugar over it and let it go. I usually turn the crock pot on in the morning and let it go till party time. This is an old app. recipe I remember my mom making when we were kids and we still love it!!!!

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