Appetizer Ideas - Get Some Great Appetizer Recipes

Need some great appetizer ideas? Appetizer ribs, appetizer stuffing and appetizer surprise are 3 easy, great and delicious appetizer recipes you can prepare.

Here are the recipes so you can try them out:

1. Appetizer Ribs


- 3 1/2 pounds spareribs - cut into individual
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups water
- Garlic salt
- 8 ounces bottle Russian salad dressing
- 6 ounces can pineapple juice


- Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper.
- Place in slow-cooking pot; pour water over them.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or until tender.
- Drain.
- Arrange ribs on broiler pan; sprinkle with garlic salt.
- Make sauce by combining salad dressing and pineapple juice.
- Brush ribs with half the sauce.
- Broil until brown; turn, brush other side and brown.

NOTES: If possible, ask the butcher to cut each rib in half, crosswise, so they will be a more convenient size to handle as an appetizer.

2. Appetizer Stuffing


- 1 lg onion - finely diced
- 3 stalks celery - finely diced
- 1 clove garlic - minced
- salt and pepper - to taste
- 3 Tbs margarine
- 8 oz seasoned croutons (crushed) - Pepperidge Farm
- 1 egg - slightly beaten
- 1/2 lb.sausage - browned & drained

- 1/2 lb. shrimp or other seafood - preboiled

- 1 can whole baby clams
- 1 can tiny shrimp
- Optional shredded cheddar cheese


- Saute onion and celery and garlic. *This can be dry sauted in Pam.
- Mix in croutons and egg.
- Add a bit of stock or water as needed to moisten.
- If desired, add the sausage or seafood.
- Use this stuffing for squid or mushroom caps.
- If stuffing squid, bake, broil or saute the squid till it is just done.
- Do not over cook or it will become tough.
- If stuffing mushrooms, remove the stems, fill cavity with stuffing, put the stem back in the stuffing as garnish, or mince and add to the stuffing.
- Bake or broil till they are tender.

3. Appetizer Surprise


- 14 ounces Can artichoke hearts
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup Sour cream
- 8 ounces Cream cheese
- Garlic salt - to taste
- Dill weed - to taste
- Paprika


- Drain and chop artichoke hearts finely and set aside.
- Mix remaining ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Add artichoke hearts and mix well.
- Place in long shallow dish that has been greased or sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake at 375 F. for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly and brown.

Serve with Ritz crackers, or dipping cracker of your choice. Keep warm while serving.

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