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Appetizers, Soups & Salads

Appetizer recipes. A collection of appetizer and snack recipes. Not to mention all of the BEST soups, chilis and salads.

Appetizers set the stage for a meal, so making a delicious one is always a great segway into lunch or dinner. Here, you will find delicious appetizers for every occasion!
Learn how to make everything from Mexican Street Corn to homemade Queso using Real Cheese!
There are plenty of flavorful soups like this Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup that can complement many meals also.
Most recipes are super easy to make too! Find the perfect starter dish to all of your favorite family meals – just try to save some room for the main course!

Chip dipping into a bowl of salsa verde.

Bright & Fresh Salsa Verde

Bowl filled with creamy coleslaw.

Classic Southern Coleslaw

White bowl filled with red turkey chili.

Award Winning Turkey Chili

Stacked Texas Cowboy Quesadillas.

Cowboy Quesadillas

Bowl of white chicken chili served with a spoon.

White Chicken Chili

Bowl filled with Texas Caviar.

Texas Caviar

Texas style black eyed peas served in a bowl garnished with crisp bacon and diced cilantro.

Texas Style Black Eyed Peas

Cranberry salsa served on top of cream cheese with crackers.

Cranberry Salsa–The PERFECT Holiday Appetizer!

Close of of a baked smashed potato sprinkled with fresh parsley and chives.

Garlic Butter Smashed Potatoes

Stack of mashed potato cakes loaded with jalapeno, bacon and cheese.

Leftover Mashed Potato Cakes

Close up of a bowl of chicken tortilla soup with all the toppings.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Bowl filled with creamy chicken pot pie soup and topped with pie crust crackers that are shaped like leaves.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

A plate filled with mashed potatoes that are topped with meatballs and gravy.

Swedish Meatballs

Bowl filled with black bean soup topped with crumbled Queso fresco, cilantro and diced avocado.

Black Bean Soup

Beer Cheese Soup

Frijoles Borrachos served in a bowl topped with cilantro.

Borracho Beans (Frijoles Borrachos

Spoon scooping up a homemade meatball in marinara sauce.

Classic Meatball Recipe

A bowl of chicken and dumplings, with a spoon digging in.

Comforting Chicken and Dumplings

A bowl filled with beef stew, tender meat, flavorful gravy broth. Topped with fresh parsley.

Classic Beef Stew

Taco Burger loaded up with guacamole and homemade peach salsa.

Taco Burgers and Peach Salsa

A chip dipping into homemade queso.


Taco Salad layered and ready to mix.

Easy Taco Salad

Chile Lime Chicken wings stacked up ready to eat, garnished with a sprinkle of diced cilantro and a cup of ranch.

Chile Lime Chicken Wings (Baked)

Close up of homemade classic macaroni salad.

Classic Macaroni Salad