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
10956 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
22419 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
4756 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
2296 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
3319 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
2767 views
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
387 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
3312 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
927 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
4243 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
10219 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
3965 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
2639 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
2527 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
3939 views