7 No Bake Cheesecake Crust Ideas

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No bake cheesecake crusts are easy to make using nuts or cookies as the base for your cheesecake.

Some of the cheesecake crusts are set in the fridge to let it solidify.

Make sure to press the cheesecake crust firmly to make it an even layer, and be sturdy enough to hold the cheesecake.

Try making one of these no bake cheesecake crusts for your next rich, creamy cheesecake!

Hazelnut Crust

Hazelnut crust is a sweeter crust, since it’s made with dates.

Blended dates, and toasted hazelnut pieces are combined in a food processor with vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

The hazelnut cheesecake base is pressed into the bottom of the pan, and it’s ready to use.

Oreo Cookie Crust

Oreo cookie crust is a sweet, crunchy, cookie crust for a cheesecake base.

Oreo cookie crust is made by crushing Oreo’s into small pieces using a rolling pin, or blending them in a food processor.

The small bits of Oreo’s are mixed together with melted butter to create the cookie crust.

The cookie crust is pressed into a springform pan, and then you can refrigerate the crust to let it set.

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Almond Crust

Almond crust is a crunchy, nutty cheesecake flavored base.

Slivered almonds are ground into a fine powder using a food processor.

The almonds are combined with brown sugar and melted butter to make the almond cheesecake base.

The almond cheesecake crust is pressed into the bottom of the cheesecake pan, and it’s ready to use.

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Walnut Crust

Walnut crust is a sweet and crunchy cookie base for a cheesecake.

Walnuts are blended in a food processor until they are fine like a powder.

Shortbread cookies are crushed with a rolling pin, and then they are combined with the walnuts, sugar, and melted butter.

Walnut cheesecake crust is pressed into the springform pan, and it’s ready to use.

Coconut Cookie Crust

Coconut cookie crust has a hint of coconut in the crust from adding coconut flakes to the cheesecake base.

Digestive cookies are blended in a food processor until they are coarse cookie crumbs. The digestive cookie crumbs are combined with sugar, coconut flakes, and melted butter to make the coconut cookie cheesecake base.

The crust is pressed into the pan, it’s ready to use.

Ice Cream Cone Crust

Ice cream cone crust is an easy crust you can make with a couple leftover ice cream cones.

Place the ice cream cones in a food processor, and blend until they become small pieces or a fine powder.

Mix the ice cream cones with a bit of sugar and melted butter to create the cheesecake base.

Press the base into the bottom of your pan, and then you can add your cheesecake layer on top.

There is no need to bake or chill an ice cream cone cheesecake base.

Digestive Cookie Crust

Digestive Cookie Crust is a crunchy biscuit base for cheesecake.

You can make the cookie crust by crushing the cookies with a rolling pin, or blending them in a food processor.

Mix the cookie crumbs with some melted butter, and press it to the bottom of your pan.

You can either chill the crust to let it set.

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17 Cheesecake Crust Ideas

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When you think about having cheesecake, it’s a creamy, rich dessert with a classic graham cracker crunchy crust.

But you can make cheesecake crusts out of many different types of foods, including nuts, wafers, biscuits, lady fingers, red velvet cake, cinnamon buns, brownies, pretzels, and ice cream cones.

Try making one of these unique, alternative cheesecake crusts for your next decadent cheesecake!

Oreo Cookie Crust

Oreo cookie crust is a sweet, crunchy, cookie crust for a cheesecake base.

Oreo cookie crust is made by crushing Oreo’s into small pieces using a rolling pin, or blending them in a food processor.

The small bits of Oreo’s are mixed together with melted butter to create the cookie crust.

The cookie crust is pressed into a springform pan, and then you can refrigerate the crust, or bake it in the oven to let it set.

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Peanut Butter Cookie Crust

Peanut butter cookie crust is a sweet, nutty cheesecake crust that goes well with caramel cheesecake, or chocolate cheesecake.

Peanut butter cookie crust is made by actually making the dough for peanut butter cookies.

The peanut butter cookie dough is frozen first, and then pressed into a springform pan.

The pan is baked in the oven for 25 minutes (much longer than other cheesecake crusts) because it’s a thick cookie crust.

The crust needs to cool to room temperature prior to adding the cheesecake filling on top, otherwise the cheesecake filling will “cook” prematurely.

Cinnamon Bun Crust

Cinnamon bun crust is a spongy crust for a cheesecake.

Cinnamon bun cake is made by adding cinnamon and brown sugar to a cake base, and then the it’s poured into a springform pan.

The cinnamon bun cheesecake base is baked in the oven for about 25 minutes to let it set.

Cinnamon bun cheesecake crust goes well with cinnamon cheesecake, vanilla cheesecake, or pumpkin cheesecake.

Brownie Base

Brownie base for a cheesecake is a thick, chocolatey, cheesecake base.

Brownies are made by adding dark chocolate and cocoa powder to a cake base, and adding it to a springform pan.

The brownie cheesecake base is baked in the oven for 15 minutes to set the brownies crust.

Brownie cheesecake crust goes well with vanilla cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, or caramel cheesecake.

Gingersnap Crust

Gingersnap crust is a cookie crust that goes well with pumpkin cheesecake.

Gingersnap cookies are blended in a food processor until they are coarse crumbs.

Gingersnap crumbs are mixed together with melted butter, vanilla extract, and brown sugar to create the gingersnap cheesecake crust.

Gingersnap cheesecake base is baked in the oven for a few minutes to let the crust set.

Lady Finger Crust

Lady finger crust is an espresso flavored cheesecake base that works well for tiramisu cheesecake.

Lady finger cookies are pulsed in a food processor until they are in small, fine pieces.

Lady finger cookie pieces are mixed together with melted butter and strong espresso or coffee to make the cheesecake base.

The lady finger cheesecake base is pressed into a springform pan and then it can either be baked in the oven, or frozen to set the crust.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Base

Red velvet cheesecake base is a chocolate, spongy cheesecake base.

Red velvet cheesecake base is actually a red velvet cake bottom. Red velvet cake is made by adding cocoa powder and red food coloring to a cake base. The cake base is added to a springform pan, and baked in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Red velvet cheesecake base is a thick crust for cheesecake, that goes well with Oreo cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake, or vanilla cheesecake.

Hazelnut Crust

Hazelnut crust is a sweeter crust, since it’s made with dates.

Blended dates, and toasted hazelnut pieces are combined in a food processor with vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

The hazelnut cheesecake base is pressed into the bottom of the pan, and it’s ready to use.

Chocolate Base

Chocolate cheesecake base is a chocolatey, crunchy cookie base for a cheesecake.

Chocolate cheesecake base is made by crushing chocolate wafer cookies, and mixing them together with melted butter.

The chocolate cheesecake crust is pressed into a springform pan, and then it’s baked in the oven to set the crust.

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Pretzel Crust

Pretzel crust is a crunchy cheesecake crust that works well for a peanut butter cheesecake, or chocolate cheesecake.

Pretzel cheesecake crust is a salty base, which balances out the sweetness of the cheesecake filling.

Pretzels are crushed with a rolling pin until they are small and fine pieces.

The pretzels are mixed together with melted butter, brown sugar, and salt to create the pretzel cheesecake base.

The pretzel cheesecake crust is baked in the oven to let it set.

Almond Crust

Almond crust is a crunchy, nutty cheesecake flavored base.

Slivered almonds are ground into a fine powder using a food processor.

The almonds are combined with brown sugar and melted butter to make the almond cheesecake base.

The almond cheesecake crust is pressed into the bottom of the cheesecake pan, and it’s ready to use.

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Walnut Crust

Walnut crust is a sweet and crunchy cookie base for a cheesecake.

Walnuts are blended in a food processor until they are fine like a powder.

Shortbread cookies are crushed with a rolling pin, and then they are combined with the walnuts, sugar, and melted butter.

Walnut cheesecake crust is pressed into the springform pan, and it’s ready to use.

You don’t need to bake or chill the crust.

Graham Cracker Crust

Graham cracker crust is a classic cheesecake base.

Graham cracker crumbs are mixed together with sugar and melted butter to create the crunchy cheesecake crust.

The graham cracker mixture is pressed into the cheesecake pan, and then cheesecake bake is baked in the oven to set the crust.

Digestive Cookie Crust

Digestive Cookie Crust is a crunchy biscuit base for cheesecake.

You can make the cookie crust by crushing the cookies with a rolling pin, or blending them in a food processor.

Mix the cookie crumbs with some melted butter, and press it to the bottom of your pan. You can either chill the crust, or bake it in the oven to let it set.

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Ice Cream Cone Crust

Ice cream cone crust is an easy crust you can make with a couple leftover ice cream cones.

Place the ice cream cones in a food processor, and blend until they become small pieces or a fine powder.

Mix the ice cream cones with a bit of sugar and melted butter to create the cheesecake base.

Press the base into the bottom of your pan, and then you can add your cheesecake layer on top.

There is no need to bake or chill an ice cream cone cheesecake base.

Coconut Cookie Crust

Coconut cookie crust has a hint of coconut in the crust from adding coconut flakes to the cheesecake base.

Digestive cookies are blended in a food processor until they are coarse cookie crumbs. The digestive cookie crumbs are combined with sugar, coconut flakes, and melted butter to make the coconut cookie cheesecake base.

The crust is pressed into the pan, and there is no need to bake or chill the crust. It’s ready to use.

Vanilla Wafer Crust

Vanilla wafer crust has a crunchy, vanilla flavoring for a cheesecake base.

Vanilla wafers can be blended in a food processor until they are quite fine, and then combine with melted butter to create a vanilla cheesecake base.

Press the crust into the bottom of the cheesecake pan.

Vanilla wafer cheesecake base is baked in the oven to let it set.

8 Pepperoni Appetizer Ideas

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Pepperoni is a savory, spicy meat you can use to make delicious appetizers.

You can use pepperoni to make an alluring charcuterie board, cheese ball, caprese bites, pepperoni chips, pinwheels, zucchini bites, or dips.

Some of the appetizers are served warm, right out of the oven, and others you can prepare ahead of time and have them chill for a couple of hours.

Try making one of these enticing pepperoni appetizers for your next summer BBQ, or family get together.

Pepperoni Charcuterie Board

Pepperoni has a spicy flavoring to it, therefore it pairs well with creamy cheese for charcuterie.

You can layer cheese and pepperoni on your favorite crackers to make your own charcuterie board at home.

Pepperoni also goes well with slices of dill pickles, whole grain mustard, or olives for the perfect addition your pepperoni appetizer charcuterie board.

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Pepperoni Caprese Bites

Pepperoni caprese bites are an eye catching appetizer assembled on a toothpick, with a basil vinaigrette dressing.

To assemble the pepperoni appetizer, place a fresh piece of mozzarella, then a folded piece of pepperoni, a fresh basil leaf, and a cherry tomato on a toothpick.

Drizzle basil vinaigrette dressing on top and serve immediately.

Pepperoni Cheese Ball

Pepperoni cheese ball is an appetizer you can make ahead of time. Cheese balls need time to chill and solidify prior to serving.

Make the base of the cheeseball by combining softened cream cheese, Italian seasoning, chopped up pepperoni pieces, garlic salt, and freshly grated mozzarella cheese.

For the coating of the cheeseball, you can use a cracker coating with some Parmesan cheese, or chopped up nuts. You could use walnuts, or pecans for a crunchy texture on the outside.

Place the coating for the cheeseball on a plate, and form the cheese mixture into a ball.

Roll the ball in the coating, and then cover in plastic wrap. Chill the cheese ball in the fridge.

When you’re ready to serve it, place the cheese ball on a plate with a variety of crackers.

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Pepperoni Puff Pastry Bites

Pepperoni puff pastry bites are a tasty appetizer made with puff pastry squares.

Each of the squares are topped with slices of pepperoni, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and strips of fresh basil leaves.

The 2 opposite points of the puff pastry square are folded inward, and then the pastry can be egg washed to create a beautiful sheen on it when it comes out of the oven.

The pepperoni appetizer is baked in the oven until the puff pastry is golden brown, and the cheese is bubbling.

Serve warm, right out of the oven.

Pepperoni Pinwheels

Pepperoni pinwheels are a creamy, chilled, bite sized pepperoni appetizer.

Softened creamed cheese is mixed together with garlic powder, basil, oregano, chopped up pepperoni pieces, and freshly grated mozzarella cheese.

The cream cheese layer is spread onto a tortilla, leaving about a half inch from the edges of the tortilla.

The tortilla is rolled up, and then chilled for a couple of hours.

When you’re ready to serve the pinwheels, slice them into pieces that are about a half inch in thickness.

You can serve pepperoni pinwheel appetizer bites with pizza sauce for dipping if desired.

Pepperoni Dip

Creamy pepperoni dip is made by combining cream cheese and sour cream for the base of the dip.

The dip is flavored with basil, oregano, parsley, onion powder, and garlic powder.

Chopped up roasted red peppers, and pieces of pepperoni are added to the dip, along with some grated mozzarella cheese.

Pepperoni dip can be chilled until you’re ready to serve it, so you can make it ahead of time if you want.

Serve pepperoni dip with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, carrot sticks, or celery sticks.

Pepperoni Chips

Pepperoni chips are made by baking slices of pepperoni in the oven until they crisp up.

Serve pepperoni chips with garlic and herb dip or pizza sauce for dipping.

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Zucchini Pepperoni Bites

Zucchini pepperoni bites are delicious warm pizza bite sized pepperoni appetizers.

Zucchini is sliced into rounds, and then drizzled with a bit of olive oil and broiled until tender.

The cooked zucchini slices are topped with a little oregano, pizza sauce, freshly grated mozzarella cheese, and a slice of pepperoni.

The zucchini pieces are broiled again to melt the cheese, and the pepperoni will have a bit of crispy edge to them.

Serve immediately.

6 Chickpea Appetizer Ideas

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Chickpeas are easy to use as the base for savory appetizers. You can make hummus, warm buffalo dip, fritters, cucumber bites, and bruschetta using delicious chickpeas.

Many of the appetizers you can make ahead of time, and then bake or assemble right before your guests arrive.

Try making one of these tasty chickpea appetizers for your next party or family get together!

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted garlic hummus is a homemade chickpea appetizer with hints of garlic, and spicy flavors.

Roasted garlic hummus is made by roasting garlic in the oven.

You can make the roasted garlic by cutting off the top part of garlic to expose the cloves, and then drizzle olive oil on the cloves. Cover the garlic with tin foil, and place in a heat proof dish. This way, the oil drippings will end up in the dish, instead of in your oven.

When the roasted garlic is finished cooking, and has cooled down, squish out the roasted garlic cloves.

To make the roasted garlic hummus, chickpeas, tahini, roasted garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil and water are added to a food processor. The mixture is blended until smooth, and then places on a serving dish.

You can garnish the hummus with parsley leaves, olive oil, and chili powder. Serve roasted garlic hummus with pita chips, pita bread, celery sticks, or carrot sticks.

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Chickpea Bruschetta

Chickpea bruschetta is a savory and appetizer, with a hint of sundried tomato and garlic flavor.

Chickpeas are mashed together with fresh parsley, olive oil, sundried tomatoes, and lemon juice.

The herbed flavored chickpeas are spread onto a freshly toasted baguette slice that has been rubbed with garlic.

To garnish the chickpea appetizer, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and fresh parsley, serve immediately.

You can make the chickpea mixture ahead of time, and then toast the baguette pieces when you’re ready to serve the appetizer.

Chickpea Fritters

Chickpea fritters are warm crispy appetizers you can serve with a side of tahini, or aioli for dipping.

Chickpea fritters are made by mashing together chickpeas, flour, freshly grated parmesan cheese, parsley, cumin, garlic powder and a bit of water.

The fritters are formed into balls, and then flattened to be cooked in a frying pan with a bit of oil.

The fritters are done cooking when they have a golden brown crispy edge on either side of them.

You can make the fritters ahead of time, and place them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them for your guests.

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Chickpea Cucumber Bites

Chickpea cucumber bites are an enticing, refreshing, and spicy appetizer.

Chickpeas are roasted or fried with a spicy coating to add a ton of flavor to the appetizer.

Cucumber is sliced into rounds for the bottom portion of the appetizer. The rounds will hold the toppings on top of them.

Avocado is mashed with a bit of lime juice, salt and pepper. The avocado is spread onto the cucumber rounds, and then a couple of the chickpeas are added on top of the avocado. The avocado with hold the chickpeas in place for the appetizer.

Finish off the chickpea appetizer by drizzling chipotle crema on top, and a couple parsley leaves.

Chickpea Shawarma Dip

Chickpea shawarma dip is a layered dip you can serve with pita bread, pita chips, or carrots and celery sticks.

The first layer of the dip is hummus, topped with roasted spicy chickpeas.

The next layer is a parsley, cherry tomato, and red onion salad, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

The salad is spread on top of the chickpea/hummus layer.

Finally, the dip is covered in a garlic-dill sauce.

Buffalo Chickpea Dip

Buffalo chickpea dip is a warm chickpea appetizer dip you can serve with tortilla chips.

Cashews are softened by boiling them, and then cooled down.

Cashews, yogurt, hot sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder are blended together to create the flavoring for the dip.

The chickpeas are added to the blender, and then only pulsed a couple of times to thicken the dip.

The dip is placed in a heat proof dish, topped with a bit of grated cheese, and baked in the oven until it’s bubbling hot.

Serve buffalo chickpea dip with tortilla chips, or pita chips.

8 Cauliflower Appetizer Ideas

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Cauliflower appetizers can be served at parties, summer BBQ’s, or before a big family dinner.

You can use cauliflower to create delicious appetizers like cauliflower bites, fritters, breadsticks, crostini’s, nachos, or dips.

Try making one of these savory cauliflower appetizers for your next get together with family or friend’s!

Cauliflower Bites

Cauliflower bites are a savory cauliflower appetizer.

Cauliflower bites are made by chopping up cauliflower, and then adding a spicy, or savory sauce to it and roasting it in the oven (see below for some delicious cauliflower bites recipes).

The cauliflower pieces are cooked until the edges are crispy.

You can serve cauliflower bites with several different types of dipping sauces, including garlic aioli, or avocado cilantro lime sauce.

Cauliflower Appetizers

Roasted Cauliflower and Feta Dip

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip is a dip you can serve warm, or chilled.

Cauliflower florets are roasted in the oven with onion powder, garlic powder and olive oil until they are fork tender.

The cauliflower should be cooled for a bit, then you can puree it in a food processor.

Add crumbled feta, Greek yogurt, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice to the food processor and blend together to create a smooth dip.

Top the dip with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped up chives, and a few chili pepper flakes.

Roasted cauliflower and feta dip goes well with pita chips, crostini’s, carrots, or celery for dipping.

Cauliflower and Steak Crostini

Cauliflower and steak crostini is an eye catching crostini with a ton of flavor and texture.

Cauliflower is chopped up roasted in the oven with some olive oil and whole garlic cloves until it’s soft, and can be pureed in a food processor.

The pan you cooked the cauliflower in will have bits stuck to it. Add some coconut milk and red curry paste to deglaze it. Deglazing means to take all of the bits mixed with the liquid you poured into the pan. You can then add your deglazing mixture back to the food processor and blend until smooth.

Steak can be marinated for a couple of hours with red curry paste, fish sauce, and lime juice.

Once you’re ready to cook it, grill it until it’s medium rare, and slice thinly, against the grain.

Assemble the cauliflower appetizer by placing a slice of baguette, a spoonful of cauliflower sauce, and then topping it with a bit of steak.

Garnish with a few green onions.

Cauliflower Nachos

Cauliflower nachos are made by using cauliflower instead of tortilla chips.

Cauliflower is cut into pieces, and then coated with olive oil, and Cajun seasoning, and roasted in the oven.

Once the cauliflower is cooked through, place the cauliflower pieces tightly together. Add a few black beans, chopped up tomatoes, finely chopped red onions, thinly chopped jalapenos, and mozzarella cheese.

Bake in the oven until the cheese has melted, and serve warm.

Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Buffalo cauliflower dip is a dip served warm with tortilla chips.

Cauliflower is cut into pieces, and then roasted in the oven coated in olive oil.

The cauliflower should have a crispy edge when it comes out of the oven.

To make the buffalo cauliflower dip, mix together the cauliflower pieces, 1″ cubed cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, a bit of hot sauce, Greek yogurt or sour cream, chopped up green onions and a little blue cheese.

Bake the mixture in the oven until the cheeses have completely melted, and the edges of the dip are starting to crisp up.

Serve buffalo cauliflower dip warm with pita chips, tortilla chips, or baguette slices.

Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower hummus is made using cauliflower instead of chickpeas.

Cauliflower is cut into pieces, coated with olive oil, and roasted in the oven until it’s cooked through.

The cauliflower should cool to room temperature, and then it can be pureed in a food processor.

Add tahini, olive oil, water, lemon juice, minced garlic, cumin, and coriander to spice the cauliflower hummus and blend together until smooth.

Garnish with parsley and sunflower seeds. Serve with pita bread, carrots, or celery sticks for dipping.

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Cauliflower Breadsticks

Cauliflower breadsticks are a unique cauliflower appetizer you can make. You can serve cauliflower breadsticks with ranch dip, pizza sauce, or garlic aioli.

Cauliflower breadsticks are made by pureeing small pieces of cauliflower in a food processor, and then cooking it in the microwave for 10 minutes. The water is moved from the cauliflower with a cheesecloth.

To make the breadsticks, mix together eggs, shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese, oregano, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.

Fold in the cauliflower, and then place the mixture onto 2 baking pans lined with parchment paper.

Bake in the oven until the breadsticks are golden brown. You can sprinkle on a bit more cheese at the end if desired.

Cauliflower Fritters

Cauliflower fritters can be served with garlic aioli, sour cream, or Greek yogurt for dipping.

Cauliflower florets are boiled for a couple of minutes to soften them.

The cauliflower is chopped into fine pieces, and then placed in a bowl with flour, eggs, minced garlic, scallions, a bit of salt and pepper.

The fritters can be shaped, and then cooked in a pan on medium heat with a little olive oil. The edges of the cauliflower fritters will turn golden brown and crisp up when they’re ready to flip.

Cook the fritters on both sides, and then serve them warm as a tasty cauliflower appetizer.  

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6 Grape Appetizer Ideas

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Grapes are a refreshing fruit that you can pair with pungent cheeses for a savory appetizer.

Grapes can be roasted in the oven to release their flavorful juices, and then placed on top of crostini’s, or even baked brie for a specialty piping hot grape appetizer.

Try making one of these memorable grape appetizers for your next party!

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Pistachio Grape Cheese Appetizer

Pistachio grape cheese appetizer is served with a toothpick piercing the grapes and cheese. It makes for easy serving and eating with minimal mess.

Each of the grapes are covered in a savory cream cheese (Boursin) layer until they are fully encased.. You could make your own herbed cream cheese if you like. 

The cream cheese grape is pierced with a toothpick, and then rolled in chopped pistachios.

You can make the grape appetizer ahead of time, and place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Roasted Grape Crostini

Roasted grape crostini is a warm crostini appetizer bursting with grape flavor.

The grapes are roasted in the oven with a bit of olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper until they burst in the oven and release their juices.

After the grapes come out of the oven, they are drizzled with balsamic vinegar for a bit of an acidic finish.

The crostini is assembled by putting a thin layer of goat cheese on top of the crostini, a layer of roasted grapes, and then topping with chopped up walnuts.

Honey is drizzled on top of the crostini for a sweeter finish.

Rosemary Fontina Grape Skewers

Rosemary fontina grape skewers are made by marinating the cheese with a few herbs the day before.

Fontina cheese is cut into cubes, and then is marinated with olive oil, sundried tomatoes, garlic cloves, red pepper sprigs of rosemary, and Italian seasoning.

The cheese is marinated overnight in the fridge to absorb the herb flavorings.

When you’re ready to assemble the skewers, place a cube of cheese, a grape, and repeat until the skewer is full.

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Baked Brie with Roasted Grapes

Baked brie with roasted grapes is piping hot appetizer served with your favorite bread, crostini’s, or crackers.

Grapes are roasted in the oven with red wine, honey, and black pepper until their skins begin to wilt.

Brie is baked in the oven until it oozes and becomes liquified.

Assemble the baked brie by topping it with the roasted grapes, and a few toasted walnuts.

Serve warm baked brie with slices of baguette or crackers for easy dipping.

Roast Beef, Blue Cheese, and Grape Skewer

You can make this appetizer ahead of time and place it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

Assemble the appetizer by placing a slice of roast beef folded in half, a piece of blue cheese, and a grape onto the skewer.

The grape should be on the bottom of the skewer so it can stand upright with the weight on the bottom of the skewer.

Sweet Potato Grape Appetizer

Sweet potato grape appetizer is a crispy, warm appetizer.

Sweet potato rounds are baked in the oven with a bit of olive oil until the edges are crispy.

Grapes are roasted at the same time on a separate pan with olive oil drizzled on top.

The grapes will burst and release their juices with the olive oil.

Assemble the appetizer by placing a sweet potato round on a plate. Top with some goat cheese, roasted grapes, toasted pecans, a sprinkle of dried thyme, and a generous amount of honey.

15 Baked Appetizer Ideas

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Baked appetizers are served warm, right out of the oven for a tasty savory appetizer.

Some baked appetizers can be prepared ahead of time, and then placed in the oven right before your guests arrive.

You can even serve your baked appetizers in the same dish you baked them in, and then place them on a cutting board for serving. It saves you from having to plate the appetizer.

Try making one of these mouthwatering baked appetizers for your next party or get together!

Pesto Sundried Tomato Baked Brie

Baked brie is a classic appetizer your guests will love!

Add more flavor to it by covering the brie in fresh pesto and sundried tomatoes.

Bake it in the oven until the cheese has completely melted through.

Serve with fresh bread for dipping.

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Sausage Stuffed Wonton Cups

Sausage stuffed wonton cups are made by creating your own wonton cups for this sausage appetizer.

Place a wonton into each cup of a muffin tin, and bake in the oven for a couple of minutes until it crisps up.

The filling is made by browning Italian sausages in a frying pan. Diced red and green peppers are added to the saucepan, along with cream cheese.

To add a bit of spice to the filling, cumin and cayenne pepper are added to the cream cheese filling.

The filling is spooned into each of the wonton cups, and topped with gouda cheese and cheddar cheese.

The wonton cups can be baked in the oven until the cheese has melted and turned a golden brown.

Serve the wonton cups hot, right out of the oven. Garnish with a bit of chopped up green onions.

Corn Fritters

Corn fritters can be made ahead of time, and warmed up right before serving.

You can serve corn fritters with avocado cilantro dip, spicy mayo, ketchup, or ranch dressing.

Corn fritters are made by combining corn, chickpea flour, rice flour, finely chopped onions together to make the base of the fritter.

Minced garlic, onion garlic salt, cayenne pepper are added to the fritters for a spicy garlic flavoring.

The fritters are formed into flattened balls to make the fritter shape.

The fritters are baked in the oven and garnished with a few fresh chives or parsley.

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Pesto Flatbread

Pesto flatbread is made by using pesto as the pizza sauce.

Slices of mozzarella cheese and sundried tomatoes are arranged over the flatbread and then it’s baked in the oven.

After the flatbread comes out of the oven, more fresh pesto is spooned onto the flatbread. This gives the flatbread more of a burst of pesto flavor for this savory appetizer.

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Sausage, Apple and Gruyere Pinwheels

Sausage pinwheels are made using puff pastry, making these sausage appetizers a decent size.

Ground pork sausage is cooked in a frying pan with a few diced onions. The pork needs to be broken up into small pieces while it’s cooking.

Diced apples and sage are added to the pan, and cooked until the apples are fork tender.

The puff pastry is rolled out, and the sausage mixture sprinkled throughout the puff pastry. The layer of sausage should be fairly thin.

Grated gruyere cheese is sprinkled on top of the sausage, and the puff pastry is rolled into a log.

The log is cut into sections to make the sausage pinwheels.

The puff pastry will have a nice sheen to it with an egg wash. Brush beaten egg over every surface of the puff pastry.

Bake the pinwheels in the oven until the pastry has turned a golden brown, and serve warm, right out of the oven.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Hawaiian BBQ chicken flatbread is a savory appetizer that is tasty hot out of the oven, or chilled and made ahead of time. You can always warm it up in the oven a couple of minutes before your guests come over.

Flatbread dough takes only an hour to make, and most of it is rising time. You can take the time when it’s rising to prepare your flatbread toppings.

Hawaiian BBQ chicken is made by using BBQ sauce in place of the pizza sauce. I know, it’s a bit weird, but trust me… It’s incredible.

The chicken has a Cajun spice mixture rubbed on it, and grilled. The chicken is cut into bite sized pieces, and arranged on top of the flatbread.

Shredded mozzarella cheese, red onions, and pieces of pineapple are added as toppings, and the flatbread is baked in the oven.

Once it comes out of the oven, fresh cilantro leaves are sprinkled on top.

Baked Appetizers

Pesto Pinwheels

Pesto pinwheels are made using puff pastry.

The puff pastry dough is rolled out, and then covered in pesto and parmesan cheese.

The dough is rolled up, and then cut into small round pieces and baked in the oven.

You can serve the pinwheels warm for a tasty pesto appetizer your guests will love!

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Sausage stuffed jalapenos are a spicy sausage appetizer that looks intriguing for your guests!

Ground sausage is cooked and broken up into small pieces. Place the drained sausage into a bowl with cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Mix them together, and this will be your filling for your jalapenos.

Wear gloves when cutting the jalapenos, then you won’t risk getting it in your eye!

Cut the jalapenos lengthwise, removing the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno.

Stuff the jalapenos by spooning the filling into each of the hollowed out jalapenos.

Bake them in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown.

Serve immediately.

Pineapple Pecan Baked Brie

Pineapple pecan baked brie is a savory appetizer you can serve with fresh bread or crackers for dipping.

The pineapple and pecans are caramelized by heating them in a frying pan with brown sugar, pineapple juice, ginger, and salt.

The brie is baked in the oven, and then topped with the candied pineapple and pecans.

Serve immediately.

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms are cheesy hot appetizers that you can serve right out of the oven.

Large white mushrooms need to have their stems removed, and hollowed out. Once you have them all arranged and ready to be stuffed, you can start making the filling.

The filling is made with cooked Italian sausage pieces, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, onion powder, minced garlic, and chives.

The mushrooms are stuffed with the filling, and topped with a more mozzarella cheese.

The stuffed mushrooms can bake in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown. Serve immediately.

Mexican Street Corn Flatbread

Mexican street corn flatbread is a filling corn appetizer you can cut into small pieces for your guests.

Corn flatbread is made by making a sour cream sauce with lime zest, lime juice, and minced garlic.

The sauce is spread over the flatbread, and then topped with pepper jack cheese.

Corn is sprinkled on top of the flatbread, with some cotija cheese.

Garnish with chili pepper and bake the flatbread in the oven until the edges are crispy.

Serve immediately.

Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is a hot, creamy dip you can serve with fresh pieces of bread.

Spinach dip is made by combing cooked spinach, cream cheese, minced garlic, salt and pepper, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese together.

The cheese mixture is placed into a heat proof bowl, and topped with more mozzarella cheese, so it’s extra cheesy!!

Spinach dip is baked in the oven, and served hot right out of the oven with fresh pieces of bread for dipping.

Bacon Cream Cheese Pickles

Bacon cream cheese pickles are creamy, crispy, and melt in your mouth!

You can make them at home by cutting a pickle into bite sized pieces, with the center seeds removed.

This acts as the hollowed out portion of the pickle.

Cream cheese is lumped into the hollowed out part of the pickle, and then it’s wrapped in bacon.

You can make these ahead of time, and then bake them for 10 minutes in the oven right before serving.

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian sausage dip is a hot, creamy sausage dip served with crackers or crostini’s.

Spicy Italian sausage is cooked and broken up into smaller pieces.

The sausage is mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese to create the base of the dip.

Sausage dip is spiced with red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Diced tomatoes and banana peppers are added to the dip, and then it can be placed in a heat proof dish.

The sausage dip is topped with more mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese has started to brown.

Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Cups

Spinach and sausage phyllo cups are a tasty sausage appetizer you can serve warm or chilled.

Italian sausage is cooked with diced onions and minced garlic.

Once the sausage has cooled, it’s mixed together with mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese to make the base of the filling.

Cooked and drained spinach is added to the filling mixture with a bit of cumin.

The filling is added to prepared phyllo cups and baked in the oven until the phyllo pastry turns a golden brown.

You can serve them right away, or place in the fridge and you can serve them chilled.

6 Corn Appetizer Ideas

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You can serve corn appetizers at a summer BBQ, birthday party, or family get together.

Savory corn appetizers include cheesy corn dip, corn satay with peanut sauce, corn fritters, corn salsa, flatbread, and deviled eggs.

Try making one of these tasty appetizers for your next summer patio party!

Corn Salsa

Corn salsa is a sweet and spicy salsa. You can serve corn salsa with warmed tortilla chips. Just toss a few on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Corn salsa is made with corn, finely chopped jalapenos, red onions, and bell pepper.

A little bit of freshly minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, chili pepper and fresh cilantro leaves are the spices that are added to the savory corn salsa appetizer to create the tangy flavoring.

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Baby Corn Satay

Baby corn satay can be served with creamy peanut sauce for a delicious savory corn appetizer.

Baby corn is marinated in a yogurt, mixed with corn flour, turmeric powder, garam masala, chili powder, and minced garlic.

The baby corn is cooked over the stovetop, and then skewered for easy serving and dipping.

Serve warm with peanut sauce.

Corn Deviled Eggs

Corn deviled eggs are a vibrantly colored corn appetizer that can be prepared ahead of time.

Corn deviled eggs are made by making boiled eggs, cutting them in half, and removing the cooked egg yolks into the small bowl.

The eggs yolks are mashed and combined with mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and feta cheese.

The egg mixture is piped back into the halved white of the egg.

Garnish with chopped up red onions, corn, chili powder, and fresh cilantro leaves.

Jalapeno Corn Dip

Jalapeno corn dip is a cream cheese based dip that’s cooked in the slow cooker, and served with tortilla chips or corn chips for dipping.

Jalapeno corn dip is made by combining cream cheese, sour cream, finely chopped jalapeno, jack cheese, and corn in the slow cooker and cooking on low for 2 hours.

Remove from the slow cooker and mixed with bacon bits. Top the corn appetizer with more bacon bits, fresh cilantro leaves, queso fresco, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Serve jalapeno corn dip with tortilla chips, pita chips, celery sticks or carrots for dipping.

Corn Appetizers

Corn Fritters

Corn fritters can be made ahead of time, and warmed up right before serving.

You can serve corn fritters with avocado cilantro dip, spicy mayo, ketchup, or ranch dressing.

Corn fritters are made by combining corn, chickpea flour, rice flour, finely chopped onions together to make the base of the fritter.

Minced garlic, onion garlic salt, cayenne pepper are added to the fritters for a spicy garlic flavoring.

The fritters are formed into flattened balls to make the fritter shape.

The fritters are baked in the oven and garnished with a few fresh chives or parsley.

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Mexican Street Corn Flatbread

Mexican street corn flatbread is a filling corn appetizer you can cut into small pieces for your guests.

Corn flatbread is made by making a sour cream sauce with lime zest, lime juice, and minced garlic.

The sauce is spread over the flatbread, and then topped with pepper jack cheese.

Corn is sprinkled on top of the flatbread, with some cotija cheese.

Garnish with chili pepper and bake the flatbread in the oven until the edges are crispy.

Serve immediately.

11 Pineapple Appetizer Ideas

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Pineapple appetizers have the juicy, tangy, refreshing flavor of pineapple.

Pineapple appetizers can be grilled on the BBQ, making the pineapple have a crispy texture to it.

You can make lots of different appetizers using pineapple as the base, like flatbread, sweet pineapple coconut dip, cheese ball, salsa, and baked brie.

Try making your own pineapple appetizers at home for your next summer BBQ!

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Hawaiian BBQ chicken flatbread is a savory appetizer that is tasty hot out of the oven, or chilled and made ahead of time. You can always warm it up in the oven a couple of minutes before your guests come over.

Flatbread dough takes only an hour to make, and most of it is rising time. You can take the time when it’s rising to prepare your flatbread toppings.

Hawaiian BBQ chicken is made by using BBQ sauce in place of the pizza sauce. I know, it’s a bit weird, but trust me… It’s incredible.

The chicken has a Cajun spice mixture rubbed on it, and grilled. The chicken is cut into bite sized pieces, and arranged on top of the flatbread.

Shredded mozzarella cheese, red onions, and pieces of pineapple are added as toppings, and the flatbread is baked in the oven.

Once it comes out of the oven, fresh cilantro leaves are sprinkled on top.

Pineapple Appetizers

Pineapple and Watermelon Salsa

Pineapple and Watermelon salsa is a refreshing salsa you can serve with tortilla chips on a hot summer day for a delicious pineapple appetizer.

Pineapple salsa is filled with pieces of mango, red onions, and cilantro which makes it have a ton of vibrant colors. It’s best if you make it the same day as when you plan to serve it. Fresh is best!

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Sausage Pineapple Appetizer

Sausage pineapple appetizer is an appetizer you can grill on the BBQ.

Place your favorite cooked sausage pieces, and pineapple on a skewer, and then grilled them until the edges of the sausage have crisped up.

Drizzle teriyaki sauce over the skewers and serve immediately.

Rosemary Pineapple Bocconcini Bites

Rosemary pineapple bocconcini bites have a cheesy, earthy flavor to them.

Rosemary is cooked in olive oil, and then the pineapple is grilled and placed into the herbed olive.

The rosemary gives the pineapple a savory flavor.

Bocconcini is rubbed with chili flakes, and then it’s ready for assembly.

Using a toothpick or skewer, place one piece of pineapple, then one bocconcini ball.

You appetizer is ready to be chilled, and then served to your guests when they arrive.

Pineapple Guacamole

Pineapple Guacamole has a tart, acidic flavor to it.

Pineapple guacamole is made with mashed avocados, pineapple pieces, jalapenos, red onions, and a bit of cilantro.

Add a bit of lime juice and pepper and mix together.

You can serve pineapple guacamole with tacos, or tortilla chips.

Grilled Pineapple Shrimp Bites

Grilled pineapple shrimp bites are an easy appetizer to make for a backyard BBQ.

Simply place pieces of pineapple and shrimp alternating on skewers. Brush with BBQ sauce and grill until the shrimp have turned pink.

Serve them hot off the BBQ for a delicious grilled pineapple appetizer!

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Pineapple cheese ball has a tart, creamy flavor to it.

Pineapple cheese ball is flavored with a bit of seasoning salt (paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.), and freshly chopped peppers.

The peppers give the cheese ball a vibrant pop of color when you cut into it.

The cheese ball is covered in sliced almonds, making it have a toasty almond pineapple flavor to the cheese ball.

Serve pineapple cheese ball with crackers, bread, or fresh veggies for dipping.

Pina Colada Dip

Pina colada dip is a sweet coconut and pineapple dip. You can dip vanilla wafers, or fruit into it.

Pina colada dip is made by combining cream cheese, powdered sugar, and coconut cream together to create the base of the dip.

Pina colada dip is flavored with coconut extract and vanilla extract.

Crushed pineapple pieces are mixed into the dip to finish it off.

Garnish with toasted coconut flakes just before you’re ready to serve it.

Grilled pineapple with Jalapeno Honey Glaze

Grilled pineapple with jalapeno honey glaze is a BBQ’d appetizer you can make in just a couple of minutes.

Pineapple is first cut and put onto skewers.

Jalapeno honey glaze is made by dicing a jalapeno into very tiny pieces. Honey, cinnamon, lime juice and salt are added to the jalapeno pieces for the glaze.

The glaze is brushed onto the pineapple right before grilling, and right after to make it have as much sweet and spicy flavor as possible!

Pineapple Pecan Baked Brie

Pineapple pecan baked brie is a savory appetizer you can serve with fresh bread or crackers for dipping.

The pineapple and pecans are caramelized by heating them in a frying pan with brown sugar, pineapple juice, ginger, and salt.

The brie is baked in the oven, and then topped with the candied pineapple and pecans.

Serve immediately.

Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Pork tacos with pineapple salsa are small tacos that can easily be eaten in about 3 bites.

The pork tacos are made with ground pork, spiced with chili powder, cumin, oregano, and a bit of garlic powder.

The pineapple salsa is made with pineapple pieces, red onions, jalapeno peppers, and cilantro, all mixed in lime juice.

Make the tacos by putting a bit of pork on, then cover the tacos in pineapple salsa.

Garnish with cotija cheese or cilantro leaves.

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9 Sausage Appetizer Ideas

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Sausage appetizers can be made with a few different types of sausages including Italian sausage or Andouille sausage.

You can make sausage appetizers like stuffed mushrooms, stuffed jalapenos, spicy Italian sausage dip, spinach and sausage dip, phyllo cups, or wonton cups.

Try making one of these savory sausage appetizers for your next BBQ or party.

Sausage Appetizer ideas

Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms are cheesy hot appetizers that you can serve right out of the oven.

Large white mushrooms need to have their stems removed, and hollowed out. Once you have them all arranged and ready to be stuffed, you can start making the filling.

The filling is made with cooked Italian sausage pieces, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, onion powder, minced garlic, and chives.

The mushrooms are stuffed with the filling, and topped with a more mozzarella cheese.

The stuffed mushrooms can bake in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown. Serve immediately.

Sausage Bites with Mustard Sauce

Sausage bites with mustard sauce is a savory dipping appetizer.

Hot or mild Italian sausages are cooked in white wine, and then broiled in the oven to give them a crispy brown edge.

Mustard sauce is simply mixing together minced garlic, Dijon mustard, sour cream, and a bit of hot sauce.

You can serve the sausages hot or cold with the mustard sauce.

Place a toothpick into each sausage piece for easy dipping!

Sausage Appetizers

Sausage Stuffed Wonton Cups

Sausage stuffed wonton cups are made by creating your own wonton cups for this sausage appetizer.

Place a wonton into each cup of a muffin tin, and bake in the oven for a couple of minutes until it crisps up.

The filling is made by browning Italian sausages in a frying pan. Diced red and green peppers are added to the saucepan, along with cream cheese.

To add a bit of spice to the filling, cumin and cayenne pepper are added to the cream cheese filling.

The filling is spooned into each of the wonton cups, and topped with gouda cheese and cheddar cheese.

The wonton cups can be baked in the oven until the cheese has melted and turned a golden brown.

Serve the wonton cups hot, right out of the oven. Garnish with a bit of chopped up green onions.

Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

Shrimp and sausage skewers are served with a spicy mayo for dipping sauce.

Shrimp are marinated in olive oil and Cajun seasoning.

Andouille sausage pieces are cut into bite sized pieces, and placed on a skewer, alternating with the marinated shrimp.

The skewers are BBQ’d until the sausage has crisped on the edges, and the shrimp have turned pink.

The spicy mayo sauce is made by combining mayo, Cajun seasoning, and a little lemon juice.

Sausage, Apple and Gruyere Pinwheels

Sausage pinwheels are made using puff pastry, making these sausage appetizers a decent size.

Ground pork sausage is cooked in a frying pan with a few diced onions. The pork needs to be broken up into small pieces while it’s cooking.

Diced apples and sage are added to the pan, and cooked until the apples are fork tender.

The puff pastry is rolled out, and the sausage mixture sprinkled throughout the puff pastry. The layer of sausage should be fairly thin.

Grated gruyere cheese is sprinkled on top of the sausage, and the puff pastry is rolled into a log.

The log is cut into sections to make the sausage pinwheels.

The puff pastry will have a nice sheen to it with an egg wash. Brush beaten egg over every surface of the puff pastry.

Bake the pinwheels in the oven until the pastry has turned a golden brown, and serve warm, right out of the oven.

Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos

Sausage stuffed jalapenos are a spicy sausage appetizer that looks intriguing for your guests!

Ground sausage is cooked and broken up into small pieces. Place the drained sausage into a bowl with cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Mix them together, and this will be your filling for your jalapenos.

Wear gloves when cutting the jalapenos, then you won’t risk getting it in your eye!

Cut the jalapenos lengthwise, removing the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno.

Stuff the jalapenos by spooning the filling into each of the hollowed out jalapenos.

Bake them in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and brown.

Serve immediately.

Smoked Sausage Cranberry Bites

Smoked sausage cranberry bites are a cheesy, tart, sausage appetizer.

Smoked sausage is cut into bite sized round pieces, and arranged on a baking sheet.

The sausage pieces are cooked until the edges have a delicious crispy edge to them.

Each sausage has a small piece of white cheddar placed on top of it.

The cranberries are used from cranberry sauce, you must separate them out when you’re ready to place them on top of the cheese.

Put a toothpick through the cranberry-cheese-sausage and serve immediately.

Spicy Italian Sausage Dip

Spicy Italian sausage dip is a hot, creamy sausage dip served with crackers or crostini’s.

Spicy Italian sausage is cooked and broken up into smaller pieces.

The sausage is mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese to create the base of the dip.

Sausage dip is spiced with red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

Diced tomatoes and banana peppers are added to the dip, and then it can be placed in a heat proof dish.

The sausage dip is topped with more mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven until the cheese has started to brown.

Garnish with strips of fresh basil leaves and serve immediately.

Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Cups

Spinach and sausage phyllo cups are a tasty sausage appetizer you can serve warm or chilled.

Italian sausage is cooked with diced onions and minced garlic.

Once the sausage has cooled, it’s mixed together with mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese to make the base of the filling.

Cooked and drained spinach is added to the filling mixture with a bit of cumin.

The filling is added to prepared phyllo cups and baked in the oven until the phyllo pastry turns a golden brown.

You can serve them right away, or place in the fridge and you can serve them chilled.