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
14818 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
25116 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
6785 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
5772 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
11508 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
5137 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
4286 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
3734 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
4294 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
5511 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
4830 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
3492 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
3835 views
Sugared Pecans

Sugared Pecans

This toasted sweet and spicy treat is great anytime. Serve for friendly get together's, tailgating, sporting event parties, and at holiday parties.

Robyn Savoie
Nov 2013
Advanced
1 vote
2691 views
Homemade Chocolate Milk Shakes

Homemade Chocolate Milk Shakes

A frugal way to make a homemade chocolate milk shake when you don't have any ice cream on hand. You will not believe how delicious these shakes are!

Jennifer Sikora
Jun 2011
Advanced
2 votes
2488 views