Petite Sweets Perfect for Spring Parties
Whether you need a treat for yourself when you're stuck at home, or you're planning for spring graduations, baby showers and brunches, there's a petite sweet treat on this list for you!
This is the ultimate pimiento cheese recipe. What makes this pimiento cheese better than average? Besides not using cream cheese, which is something the southern-raised experts in our test kitchens felt strongly about, this recipe calls for beating the cheese mixture to make it smoother and more spreadable.
Make-Ahead Apps to Make the Party
You know the best way to enjoy your own party? Make the food ahead! You really can do it, without sacrificing flavor or quality. Keep your guests reaching for the dip bowl and skewering meatballs all night long with Betty’s best make-ahead appetizer recipes!
We took one of our favorite dips and transformed it into a make-ahead roll-up that’s packed with flavor.
Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs
Leave basic deviled eggs behind in favor of these spicy pimento cheese beauties that have huge flavor in every bite. Never had pimiento peppers? They’re a mild chili pepper, adding Southern-inspired flavor and most delicious when combined with creamy cheese! A huge bonus: this app is prepped and ready in just 30 minutes.
Hot Italian Antipasti Dip
Italian veggies, salami, prosciutto and two kinds of cheeses come together in this hot dip that’s ready-to-serve in less than 1 hour. Topped with kalamata olives and red peppers, this app tastes delicious on baked slices of ciabatta bread. Pro tip: if you can’t find ciabatta, a baguette makes a fine substitute – just brush both sides with olive oil for the best flavor!
Slow-Cooker Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs
Who needs a bun? These barbecue bacon cheeseburger meatballs simmer away in the slow cooker while you get the rest of your party prepped, then team up with pickles for a pretty presentation. Stuffed with Cheddar cheese that melts as it cooks, and prepped in just 30 minutes, you’ll want this recipe in your appetizer rotation.
Broiled Garlic Butter Shrimp with Lemon Aioli
This simple yet sophisticated shrimp appetizer has all the right stuff: quick and easy prep, pretty presentation and killer flavor. Served with a homemade lemon aioli sauce that you won’t be able to stop dipping into, this shrimp is just the ticket for a foolproof appetizer that wows.
Barbecue Chicken Bacon Ranch Cheese Dip
Bacon, barbecue chicken and creamy, cheesy ranch dip team up in this hot appetizer that’s perfect for holidays, game time or anytime. Looking for a time-saving tip? Rotisserie chicken can be used for a make-ahead shortcut that still tastes delicious when smothered in BBQ sauce.
Italian Sausage Cheese Balls
This Italian riff on our classic sausage cheese balls are ready-to-serve in under an hour for a party app that’s easy on the host and delicious for the guests! Best served warm with an Italian pasta sauce, these one-bite winners will be gone in minutes, guaranteed.
Bacon Jalapeño Turkey Roll-Ups
Looking for a simple way to wow your crowd? These cheesy roll-ups are loaded with flavor (thanks to jalapeños!) and couldn’t be easier to prep ahead. The smoky, savory flavors of bacon and turkey bring these roll-ups to a whole new level, making them the must-try appetizer of any party.
Creamy Crab and Bacon Phyllo Cups
Looking for a seafood appetizer that everyone will love? Let these creamy, crab-filled beauties take your party spread to the next level. Packed with crabmeat and complemented by chopped bacon, these festive appetizers are perfect for the holiday season.
Creamy Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
Make the holidays even sweeter with this gingerbread dip that’s inspired by creamy cheesecake but tastes lighter thanks to the addition of Yoplait® Greek 100 vanilla yogurt. Graham crackers are great dippers, but apple slices and orange sections are equally yummy!