American dinner party appetizers & snacks recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Peach Rum Sauce

Peach Rum Sauce

Lip-smacking delicious! A spoonful of this delicately flavored luscious sauce turns ordinary desserts into memorable treats. Warm and serve over ice…

Salad Foodie
Jul 2016
Professional
2 votes
165 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
10 votes
10122 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
21932 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
4025 views
Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Feta Dip

Still snowed in and entertaining the stranded! So I tried another Ellie Krieger recipe for a game day or appetizer dip option. Even though Ellie…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
3 votes
4271 views
Guacamole Tex-Mex

Guacamole Tex-Mex

Super simple - fast - packs just enough punch. It will be the best you ever tasted. Bring on the cervesas, margaritas - and lots of quality…

Amos Miller
May 2015
Professional
3 votes
2223 views
Cran-Orange Muffins

Cran-Orange Muffins

Cran-Orange muffins are light , tasty and refreshing when entertaining guests out on the patio or pool side. In the winter, they go well with…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jun 2013
Professional
1 vote
2899 views
Pâté with Bacon & Onion

Pâté with Bacon & Onion

A "pâté" (pah-TAY) is simply a paste of meat and a fat. It can be super fancy, or, as in this recipe, super simple. Guaranteed to impress your…

Amos Miller
Jun 2012
Professional
3 votes
3158 views
Penn Cove Mussels Provencal

Penn Cove Mussels Provencal

John Howie
Oct 2008
Professional
3 votes
5183 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
3834 views
Apple Pie Dip

Apple Pie Dip

Apple Pie Dip-is a delicious, easy and quick (22) minute recipe for a dip which tastes exactly like apple pie. This is a great dip for any holiday…

RecipeKing
Sep 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
964 views
Feta Stuffed Kalamata Olives

Feta Stuffed Kalamata Olives

These are a little time consuming to make but so worth it! They'll be a hit at any cocktail party!

Mary Joseph
Jan 2011
Advanced
1 vote
2467 views
Stuffed Breakfast Portabello Recipe

Stuffed Breakfast Portabello Recipe

Imagine a portabello stuffed with eggs? This is an awesome way to start your day.

curt iffert
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
2513 views
Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

A lemon pudding pie with mile high meringue. Never buy store bought again you will be hooked

Claudia lamascolo
Jan 2016
Professional
2 votes
805 views
Clam and Olive Dip

Clam and Olive Dip

Serve this with bagel or pretzel chips at your next football or tailgate party!

Robyn Savoie
Oct 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1266 views