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
33 votes
19381 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
2 votes
646 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
6480 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
2873 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
2174 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
10119 views
Banana Nut Appetizer

Banana Nut Appetizer

These quartered slices of fresh bananas with mayo and pecans make a delicious appetizer course for your holiday meal or dinner party.

Wendi Taylor
Nov 2012
Professional
1 vote
1758 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
2779 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
2354 views
Delicious Easy Appetizer: Sweet Potato Casserole

Delicious Easy Appetizer: Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes are another delicious vegetable that are great for any fall or holiday dinner party. This…

John Wm. Macy's CheeseSticks
Oct 2013
Intermediate
2 votes
1260 views
Shrimp and Spinach Saute' Recipe

Shrimp and Spinach Saute' Recipe

A great wine sauce with shrimp and spinach. Great over pasta, rice, or even a baked potato..

Claudia lamascolo
Apr 2014
Professional
2 votes
1308 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
3287 views
Broccoli Casse Rolls

Broccoli Casse Rolls

Two super delicious recipes combined into one Uber-delicious creation. Broccoli casserole is an indulgent favorite of my family's. Egg rolls are a…

Smokinhotchef
Feb 2012
Advanced
1 vote
1135 views
Cheese corn

Cheese corn

I WAS MAKING SOME MEXICAN FOOD AND WE HAD SOME CORN ON THE COB SO I TOOK A SLICE OF CHEESE AND RAPED IT AROUND IT AND MICRO WAVED IT, I WAS SO GOOD…

GARY ESTESS
Apr 2015
Professional
1 vote
229 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
1562 views