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

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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
32 votes
16683 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
3625 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
1705 views
Spicy Mayonnaise and Dip

Spicy Mayonnaise and Dip

From game-day parties to casual potlucks, any event will be tastier with this mayonnaise that doubles as a dip.

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
110 views
Tequila Dip

Tequila Dip

Here's a great dip to go with chicken and pork. It also would make a great dressing for sandwiches and burgers.

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
1 vote
218 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
1694 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
1210 views
Citrus Salsa

Citrus Salsa

Brighten up your taste buds with this deliciously simple citrus salsa. It makes for a healthful snack or appetizer for any occasion.

Robyn Savoie
May 2014
Advanced
1 vote
667 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
8530 views
Bacon Grilled Scallops

Bacon Grilled Scallops

What a great flavored scallop with a secret butter sauce that makes these over the top amazing!

Claudia lamascolo
May 2014
Professional
1 vote
261 views
Crock Pot Baked Potato Recipe

Crock Pot Baked Potato Recipe

I would have never dreamed how easy these were, delicious and fun to make the toppings for. Just think, baked potatoes ready in a crock pot? The…

Claudia lamascolo
Apr 2013
Professional
1 vote
2166 views
Polly's Crackers

Polly's Crackers

I found this recipe in a "Handed Down" recipe book my mom gave me... This is a very simple snack to make for your family or to take along anywhere!…

Heather Smith
Jul 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
2421 views
Yellow Cake Mix Bars

Yellow Cake Mix Bars

This is a nice yellow cake bar recipe that you and your friends can enjoy over coffee or tea.

Lidy Concepcion
Dec 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
8223 views
Homemade Chocolate Milk Shakes

Homemade Chocolate Milk Shakes

A frugal way to make a homemade chocolate milk shake when you don't have any ice cream on hand. You will not believe how delicious these shakes are!

Jennifer Sikora
Jun 2011
Advanced
2 votes
627 views
Guinness Chili Loaded Baked Potato

Guinness Chili Loaded Baked Potato

Here is my famous Happy Saint Patricks Day Guinness Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes! WE love these!

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2013
Professional
1 vote
1080 views