Appetizers & Snacks

Wow your guests with tasty finger food or send the kids to school with snacks they'll love with Pampered Chef's collection of appetizer and snack recipes. Find cheese dip recipes, salsa recipes, healthy snacks, and much more today!


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Sweet & Saucy Meatballs

These meatballs are made with lean ground turkey and a tasty fruit glaze. It might be a good idea to double the recipe—these will be sure to disappear!

Warm Curry Chicken Dip

This mild, warm dip is a real crowd pleaser and is delicious served with apple slices and celery sticks.

Caprese Mini Sandwiches

These contemporary sandwiches are spread with an incredible homemade pesto that is a snap to make.

Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers

Add a little zing to any gathering with this healthier version of a popular favorite.  These crispy tidbits are remarkably low in fat, due to the nonfat mayonnaise and cream cheese.  Serve with or without salsa, along with a cool beverage.

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Smoked salmon brings a touch of elegance to this classic appetizer.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Transform ordinary chicken into an extraordinary hors d'oeuvre with this tangy, sweet marinade of lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic.

Creamy Tomatillo Salsa

This silky salsa is perfect as a dip or served with your favorite Mexican dish.

Hot Artichoke & Spinach Dip

This updated classic uses creamed spinach to create the tastiest, creamiest hot dip ever!

Phyllo-Wrapped Asparagus

These elegant appetizers, paired with a roasted red pepper sauce, are sure to win raves.

Ceviche-Style Shrimp Cocktail

Ceviche (seh-VEE-cheh) is a Latin American appetizer in which raw fish is "cooked" using lime juice.  Our technique starts with cooked shrimp with the same delicious results.

Cran-Raspberry Fizz

This simple beverage takes just minutes to make. Let the sorbet stand at room temperature as you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Fresh Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

Nothing but the freshest ingredients will do when making this popular appetizer. 

Mexican Bean Dip

This warm, layered bean dip is a great party appetizer.

Baked Potstickers with Sweet Asian Dipping Sauce

Baking these tasty potstickers on Stoneware makes preparation quick and easy. The tangy, sweet sauce is the perfect complement.

Shrimp-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

A creamy filling studded with chopped shrimp elevates regular stuffed mushrooms to delicious new heights.

Roasted Red Pepper Aioli

Aioli is a garlicky, mayonnaise-based sauce that is delicious served with vegetables, meats and poultry. Ours has a pleasing roasted red pepper flavor.

Serrano Shrimp Poppers

This recipe can be easily doubled and prepared quickly in assembly-line fashion for the perfect appetizer to serve a crowd.

Crusty Crab Cakes with Lemon-Butter Sauce

The simple elegance of this restaurant-style appetizer makes it an ideal first course for a formal dinner party.

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