Easy Make-Ahead Appetizers
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Easy Make-Ahead Appetizers

Don't worry about cooking the day of the big party; make these fun and easy appetizers ahead of time.
Pistachio Pink Peppercorn-Coated Herbed Goat Cheese

Even novice cooks can handle this elegant cheese ball recipe: simply roll the goat cheese in the nut mixture, chill, and serve.

Fresh Summer Spring Rolls

In these warm-weather hors d'oeuvres, the flavors of mango, cucumber, mint, and cilantro mingle to create a cool and tropical taste.

Southwest Taco Dip

Use your microwave to heat this tasty dip. Serve with warm tortilla chips on the side.

Pepper-Jack Empanadas

Make these cheesy triangle pastries with phyllo dough for a flaky and delicious appetizer.

Garden Party Dip

This fresh herb and vegetable dip is a cut above the store-bought stuff. Make up to 24 hours in advance.

Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese, bread crumbs, and red pepper transform mushroom caps into a fun finger food for parties.

Crab Cakes with Creole Mustard Sauce

Prepare this starter up to 24 hours in advance to save yourself time when entertaining guests.

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

This crowd-pleasing appetizer is ready in minutes, so you're not stuck in the kitchen when the party gets started.

Tuscan-Style Bruschetta

Coat sourdough toasts with white bean, arugula, and prosciutto spread for a Tuscan treat.

Baked Brie with Mango Chutney and Almonds

Serve this warm brie with melba toast and apples for dipping.