Quick and easy cocktail party recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

My buddy, Ed, of Puerto Rican descent, spent his time in the Air Force in Central and South America. Ed's favorite dish: ceviche! He tells endless…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
7 votes
17568 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
371 views
Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

This is one of those dishes that I have to order every single time I go to Chinatown and see them on the menu. I love the crunch of the lettuce,…

Joanne Weir
Jul 2008
Professional
56 votes
93189 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
19216 views
Tangerine Butter Cookies

Tangerine Butter Cookies

These are light and crispy cookies packed full of citrus flavor. Great served with your morning coffee or tea. Also great dipped in milk.

Robyn Savoie
May 2015
Advanced
1 vote
240 views
Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Starting off with an appetizer? An easy way to make seared scallops, pan fried outside on the grill in a little olive oil. After they are browned…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
6985 views
Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

Delight your guests with these itty, bitty meatballs atop a mini tostada. This is such a yummy and simple…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Jun 2012
Professional
4 votes
7391 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
2791 views
Sugar Free Cocktail - Frozen Strawberry Daquiri

Sugar Free Cocktail - Frozen Strawberry Daquiri

If you're looking for a recipe for entertaining, and need to watch calories, sugar or carb intake, this is a…

Teodora Pogonat
Jan 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
6754 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
2272 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
2596 views
Quick Organic Guacamole

Quick Organic Guacamole

Perfect guacamole for parties or whenever

dp
Dec 2009
Professional
6 votes
7521 views
Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans

A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2012
Professional
3 votes
2935 views
Cooler Corn

Cooler Corn

Large gatherings of people who like corn on the cob requires a couple of lobster pots or a wash tub and a lot of boiling water and patience. Not…

Glenn
Mar 2013
Beginner
1 vote
3012 views
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate chiffon cake is a light and spongy cake. Goes well with a heavy chocolate ganaché coating.

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
3880 views