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Appetizers and Sides

A tabletop filled with bright, delicious appetizers gets any occasion going. And it’s easy to do! These tasty bites can be assembled in minutes and are guaranteed to impress everyone.

How to Build the Best Cheese Board

Get top cheese picks, perfect food pairings and storing tips for a board that wows at any occasion.

5 Summer Sides That Star Fresh Produce

From melons to tomatoes to squash, try these easy side dishes starring some of your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables.

4 Easy, Elegant Holiday Hors d’Oeuvres

Check out these small bites guaranteed to impress.

The Perfect Antipasto Plate

No matter the occasion, serving antipasto is the perfect way to slow things down and savor great food.

Creamy Cauliflower and Apple Soup Shooters

Garnished with toasted almonds, lemon zest and fresh parsley, this rich soup is easy to pass around.

Sweet Potato Bacon Bites

Topped with crisp bacon, green onions and sour cream, these hors d’oeuvres are sure to be a hit.

Popcorn Shrimp with Clementine-Chipotle Cocktail Sauce

Popcorn Shrimp with Clementine-Chipotle Cocktail Sauce

The smoky-sweet cocktail sauce is the perfect match for crunchy popcorn shrimp.

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

This simple and absolutely delicious appetizer is an excellent showcase for a high-quality olive oil.

Mushroom and Brie Phyllo Bites Recipe

Mushroom and Brie Phyllo Bites

A hidden sliver of Brie bakes up creamy and rich under a spoonful of savory herbed mushrooms in these flaky pastry bites.

Mini Crab Cakes with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

These succulent two-bite crab cakes are excellent as an appetizer with the pepper sauce passed on the side.

Shrimp and Mango Ceviche

This fully cooked, brightly flavored ceviche is good enough to eat all by itself or piled into bowls.

Kristen Bell’s Top 3 Vegetarian Side Dishes

These three favorites are always on the table for Kristen's big holiday meal.