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
16772 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
3701 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
163 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
1739 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
244 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
1733 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
8287 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
777 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
8555 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
1235 views
Hard Boiled Eggs for cooks who can't boil water

Hard Boiled Eggs for cooks who can't boil water

Forget the boiling water, colander, cracks and boil-outs. Hard "Boiled" Eggs made in the oven are easier,…

Glenn
Mar 2013
Beginner
1 vote
1376 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
692 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
1005 views
An Easy Appetizer Recipe Just in Time for Fall

An Easy Appetizer Recipe Just in Time for Fall

The first day of fall is on September 22nd and I don’t know about you, but it puts me in the mood for soup!…

John Wm. Macy's CheeseSticks
Sep 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
476 views
Penn Cove Mussels Provencal

Penn Cove Mussels Provencal

John Howie
Oct 2008
Professional
3 votes
3755 views