It can be a struggle to decide what appetizers to take to a gathering or what to serve at your own party. The best choices are classic flavors that appeal to a variety of palates. These three options are a snap to make and require minimal ingredients. They are so quick and easy, you might even be tempted to make all three.
Things You'll Need
- Jarred jalapeno
- Parmesan cheese
- Green onions
- Artichoke hearts
- Black pepper
- Ground beef
- Processed American cheese
- Tomatoes with chilies
- Chips or bread
Prepare smoked sausage and jalapeno in juice marinade. Thinly slice smoked beef or turkey sausage and place in a bowl. Pour a 16-ounce jar of sliced jalapenos, including the juice, over the sausage. Cover and let the mixture marinate overnight, or at least several hours. Serve with toothpicks.
Mix an artichoke dip to serve with chips or toasted slices of baguette. Combine 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese. Add chopped green onions. Drain a 16-ounce can of plain artichoke hearts and chop coarsely. Stir well to combine with the other ingredients. Sprinkle the top with pepper. Bake at 350 F until the top is golden. Double the recipe for a larger gathering.
Make a cheesy tomato dip to serve hot with tortilla chips. Saute 1 pound of ground beef and drain the fat. Cube a 2-pound box of processed cheese and melt it in a 2-quart saucepan. When it's warm, add a can of seasoned diced tomatoes with chilies. If you are taking this dip to a party, you can keep it hot in a slow cooker.
Tips & Warnings
- Spinach can be added to the artichoke dip for a twist.
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