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

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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
3500 views
Baked Sesame Chicken Bites

Baked Sesame Chicken Bites

Great Appetizer for any get together. A family favorite.

Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser
Apr 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
146 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
9439 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
21450 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
3836 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
3752 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
9956 views
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

This is a great appetizer for entertaining as the recipe doesn’t require that much prep and you can hang out with your friends outside while the…

Robyn Medlin
May 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
3393 views
Jalapeno Corn Muffins

Jalapeno Corn Muffins

BearNakedBaker
Dec 2010
Professional
2 votes
1123 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
2264 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
2568 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
2959 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
11457 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
2302 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
651 views