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

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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
9659 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
21620 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
4002 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
3675 views
Raspberry~Chipotle Baked Chicken Wings

Raspberry~Chipotle Baked Chicken Wings

Perfect for an outdoor picnic, BBQ, pool party, beach party any occasion. Incredibly flavorful! A great…

Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser
Mar 2016
Intermediate
1 vote
262 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
2704 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
1816 views
Sugared Pecans

Sugared Pecans

This toasted sweet and spicy treat is great anytime. Serve for friendly get together's, tailgating, sporting event parties, and at holiday parties.

Robyn Savoie
Nov 2013
Advanced
1 vote
1841 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
3017 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
2329 views
Button Mushrooms stuffed with minced meat with lemon basil and grapes.

Button Mushrooms stuffed with minced meat with lemon basil and grapes.

This recipe is really amazing and fast to cook, considering the fact that…

Helenscooking
Oct 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
1157 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
2373 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
231 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
4134 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
709 views