If you’re like me and hate the rubbery texture of tofu shirataki noodles, this recipe is for you! It’s tasty, low-fat, low-calorie, high-fiber, and vegetarian. These croquettes are delicious when served with grilled chicken, over shredded lettuce or spinach, or doused with salsa. They will fall apart easily, but are delicious!
Pasta salad on a stick.
This unusual concoction is a hit while entertaining friends during games or even parties. Serve on saltine crackers.
This is a very rich dish. Often, I find it’s best served as a small appetizer rather than an entree because of the meat and cheese filling.
There’s a reason spaghetti and meatballs appear on so many dinner tables – it’s a comforting meal, easy to put together, and loaded with flavor. This recipe turns the traditional meal into party-ready, individual servings of spaghetti and meatballs muffin bites.
Shell macaroni are stuffed with a creamy tuna mixture in this easy to prepare, fun to eat appetizer. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves with toothpicks, and make sure plenty of cocktail sauce is available! Be prepared with additional ‘shrimp’ ready to fill the serving dish as your guests make this great appetizer disappear quickly. I keep extras in the fridge. Enjoy!
The traditional Filipino egg roll is small in size, but big on taste. More shrimp can be added to your taste, or omitted altogether. They can also be frozen for later consumption. Serve with store-bought sweet and sour sauce or spring roll sauce (available in Asian grocery stores).
This is a recipe my mom taught me…. it’s call yaki-mon-do in Korean. They are similar to Chinese egg rolls, fun to eat and easy to make. My friends all love them, and so does my husband. They are great for parties.
These Vietnamese spring rolls are the perfect recipe for beating the heat. Poached shrimp, rice noodles, herbs, and lettuce are rolled into a thin rice wrapper. Serve with the sweet and sour dipping sauce.
Inspired by the mouthwatering appetizers served in Italian restaurants in New York City’s Little Italy neighborhood, these cheese ravioli with a light, crunchy RITZ cracker crust and grated parmesan cheese will be a hit at any party. Serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping for a delicious, quick and easy appetizer.
I love these, they’re really addictive and healthy!
When I tell people I don’t like gnocchi, I always have to clarify that I’m talking about the traditional, potato-dough style dumplings, and not the much easier and lighter, cheese-based versions, like this one featuring butternut squash and mascarpone cheese. Prepare your palate for some incredibly light, tender, and delicious gnocchi.
Serve these marinated tortellinis as an appetizer with party toothpicks. Can also be used for a nice pasta salad lunch in larger size servings …Optional ingredients: celery chunks, snow peas, artichoke hearts, salami or cheese chunks, green, yellow, or red pepper chunks, thin carrot slices, pearl onions (use your imagination!). Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
These tasty spring rolls are packed with vegetables, seafood and pork. They contain a lot of ingredients but are worth the effort. Serve them with your favorite sauce. Some types of mushrooms may need to be soaked 2 to 3 hours before use. Ground turkey may be substituted for pork.
Shrimp and pork – layered with rice noodles, bean sprouts, and herbs – all rolled together in a fresh rice wrapper and served with a hoisin-peanut sauce for dipping. Great for an appetizer or lunch!
My sister makes this delicious appetizer for many of our parties and family get togethers. They may be made ahead of time and warmed up on a pizza tray just before serving. Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.
An authentic potsticker recipe using ground beef and ground shrimp instead of the usual pork filling. You can fill the whole package of gyozu wrappers and have filling left over for next time around.
A nice light appetizer. Delicate rice wrappers are filled with noodles, shrimp, carrots, lettuce and basil. Cooked chicken or beef may be substituted for shrimp.
Unusual hot appetizer that can be prepared earlier in day and reheated in microwave.
My family calls this ‘those crab thingies’ (even the adults), but they request it every holiday, and make up holidays so they can get me to make it.