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
7041 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
19721 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
2666 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
1916 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
921 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
10428 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
2567 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
2359 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
9405 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
1697 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
2952 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
3465 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
1362 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
1683 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
3008 views