Quick and easy American appetizers & snacks recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Roasted Butternut Squash Dip

Roasted Butternut Squash Dip

This is a tasty Thanksgiving dip that your guest can enjoy until the meal is served. Make it up to 3 days ahead and stir in parsley at serving time.…

CM215
Oct 2008
Intermediate
39 votes
5819 views
Baked Jalapeno Dip

Baked Jalapeno Dip

This dip is irresistible. If you're looking for a light, healthy appetizer, this isn't it. But if you want something that's easy to make, tastes…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2009
Intermediate
33 votes
17334 views
Corn Fritters

Corn Fritters

Ryan Fillhardt
Mar 2008
Professional
14 votes
17759 views
Pear & Fig Chutney

Pear & Fig Chutney

I still had a few pears from the orchard and the figs are almost finished. Why not a Pear & Fig chutney? Easily done! This is everything a…

Amos Miller
Nov 2011
Professional
9 votes
4391 views
Flavorful Grilled Shrimp

Flavorful Grilled Shrimp

This is a classic grilled shrimp recipe originally from Craig Clairborne's NYT cookbook, then adapted by Ina Garten, and then finally perfected by…

John Spottiswood
Sep 2012
Advanced
8 votes
1889 views
Avocado and Feta Salad

Avocado and Feta Salad

This recipe works as a guacamole when served with tortilla chips, or can stand alone as a salad, or used as a chutney.

Yvette Bedrosian
Jul 2010
Intermediate
7 votes
1594 views
Hazelnut Cheese Bits

Hazelnut Cheese Bits

Wow! These yummy bite-size bursts of flavor make an exceptionally delicious appetizer! You will need to make more than you think, because this easy…

Sara Gray
Dec 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
8706 views
Roasted almonds with Quinoa, Flax and Sunflower seed

Roasted almonds with Quinoa, Flax and Sunflower seed

This is a great, healthy snack that we had up in Park City this week. We all munched happily all week, and got…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2010
Advanced
6 votes
2075 views
BBQ Sauce 101

BBQ Sauce 101

This is a delicious on its own basic bbq sauce that you can easily tweak. To experiment, divide it in 4 parts, and add different ingredients to…

myra byanka
Apr 2012
Professional
4 votes
830 views
Microwave Cleaning Tip

Microwave Cleaning Tip

Clean food splatters easily using this non-chemical method.

myra byanka
Mar 2013
Professional
4 votes
1474 views
Reese's Peanut Butter bites

Reese's Peanut Butter bites

These are the best! In fact....I am going to whip up a batch for the kids and send them for Valentines Day!

Terri Jordan
Feb 2008
Intermediate
4 votes
7133 views
Cannellini Bean Dip

Cannellini Bean Dip

This is a wonderful dip for veggies, chips or just a spread on toast. Enjoy with Love, Catherine

Catherine Pappas
Apr 2010
Intermediate
4 votes
704 views
Mom’s Deviled Ham Spread / Sandwich Filling

Mom’s Deviled Ham Spread / Sandwich Filling

No one will complain about the leftovers from the holiday ham when it shows up next day as a dip or spread for…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2014
Professional
4 votes
1148 views
BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

I never knew how good peanut brittle was until I made this and I also never knew how easy it was. You just need to make sure you have a candy…

Claudia lamascolo
Jan 2014
Professional
4 votes
1868 views
Delicious Edamame, Spinach Hummus

Delicious Edamame, Spinach Hummus

You'll just love this easy to make dip. It’s loaded with such good-for-you ingredients. Unlike most hummus,…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Mar 2011
Professional
3 votes
1412 views