7 Insanely Delicious Party Starters That’ll Make You the Family Favorite

The photographer is Greg Dupree, and the food stylist is Ruth Blackburn. Bacon, cheddar, sour cream, and chives go beyond potatoes. 

Loaded Deviled Eggs

This two-ingredient dish is simple. This bite-sized appetizer is perfect for a small snack before dinner without using more dishes. 

Bacon Bow Tie Crackers

Bring this slow-cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip to any party or cookout to be invited again. We like Frank's Red Hot, but use your favorite. The spicy dip goes well with a cool lager.

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

Hot sausage makes these sausage balls spicy. This dish doesn't need pre-shredded cheese, despite temptation. Homemade cheese grating yields the greatest results.

Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls

Cream cheese and pepper jelly on Ritz crackers or toasted baguette pieces is always popular. You decide whether to keep this jelly recipe a secret.

Red Chipotle Pepper Jelly

Avoid thinking these delicious savory pastries are hard to make. After mastering the steps, you'll always have the tastiest potluck appetizer. 

Bacon-Cheese Gougères

The hardest aspect of making this traditional egg salad is boiling the eggs, which isn't long. It can be made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight, making it the ideal make-ahead dish.

Picnic Egg Salad