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Good pot-luck appetzier

I got invited to an engagement party where we are asked to bring an appetzier and write the recipe on a card to give to the couple. In my family we usually all bring a dish to a party anyway, so its not that big of a deal, but we obviously can't just bring a bag of chips.

At first I thought about making some sort of dip or finger food... I am looking for something a little different, does anyone have any suggestions?


Re: Good pot-luck appetzier

  • My mom made this dip for a big family gathering we had and she got a TON of rave reviews and it was gone in a matter of minutes.  It is super easy to make. 

    All you do is mix cream cheese with real bacon bits and green onions.  Put it into the oven at 350 until it starts to bubble up on top (ours was about 15 minutes).  Pull it out, sprinkle with another handful of green onions and serve.  We used tortilla chips and garlic toast for dipping.  It was a huge hit!  I didn't put specific amounts (cup, teaspoon, etc...) because its up to you.  However much you think will be good is what you should put in it.  Try it, you won't be disappointed!

  • I always make chili queso. Its a half a box of velveta cheese, 2 16 oz cans of hormel chili and some hot sauce of your choice. Its super easy, but takes about 4 hours to melt down. I hope this helps!
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  • Bongo-Bongo dip, it's basically a very cheesy spinach dip but it's sooo good.
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  • My first thoughts- a good hummus recipe and veggies.  Anyone can do that.

    Or sometimes the best app is a pretty cheese platter.  It would be something the most cooking limited people can make.  I was thinking along the lines of a cheeseball or some baked brie, with other cheeses, some grapes, some sort of meat.  I'm sure there are some tips on-line you can print to go with the brie, or cheese ball recipe too. 

     You can then put it on a nice cheese board with spreaders that could double as their gift.

  • Baked Brie. (Super easy -- brie, puff pastry, and a egg) There are tons of recipes online -- but I just use the one fro Pep Farms online. (I use their puff pastry)

    You could also go "fancy" and add a jam in between the cheese and pastry -- those can be super yummy as well.

  • hey how about

    nachos!! Get the nacho chips the round ones at sams or costco...get the big arse can sams or costco..we usually get the aged cheddar and buy the nachos "bowl" to serve them in===you know it has red stripes on the little bowl--just like they serve them at the carnival....We also serve them with nacho jalapenos....they are so yummy...

    thats good too.

    How about artichoke and spinach dip

    Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style image
    Submitted by: TERRAD
    Rated: 5 out of 5 by 1145 members
    Prep Time: 15 Minutes
    Cook Time: 30 Minutes
    Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
    Yields: 12 servings
    "Alfredo sauce brings a rich, creamy twist to an old favorite. Serve this hot dip with bread sticks, chips or crackers."
    4 cloves garlic
    1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped
    spinach, thawed and drained
    1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
    and chopped
    1 (10 ounce) container Alfredo-style pasta
    1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    2. Place garlic in a small baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 20 to 30 minutes, until soft. Remove from heat. When cool enough to touch, squeeze softened garlic from skins.
    3. In an 8x8 inch baking dish, spread the roasted garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, Alfredo-style pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and cream cheese.
    4. Cover and bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until cheeses are melted and bubbly. Serve warm.
  • I have a recipe that I am always required to make no matter where I go, esp. pot lucks. I actually made it last night!

     Buffalo Chicken Dip

    1 package cream cheese, softened

    1 10 oz. can chunk chicken, chopped as small as possible (found in tuna aisle)

    1/2 cup favorite buffalo wing sauce (I always use Sweet Baby Rays Buffalo Marinade)

     1/2 cup ranch dressing

    1 1/2 cups (eye ball it) shredded colby jack cheese

    Arrange ingredients in the order listed in an 8x8 dish. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Serve with tortilla scoops.

    I usually always have to double it for a 9x13 dish since the 8x8 usually doesnt last very long. Enjoy!

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