Appetizer recipes popular among reviewers at food websites include skillet chicken nachos, smoked salmon pinwheels and sausage balls. Chicken nachos are a flavorful way to start a dinner party for six people. The other appetizer recipes are ideal for larger gatherings.
Make chicken nachos by cooking 1-1/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add 1 package taco seasoning mix, an 8-ounce can of tomato sauce, 1 cup chopped red bell pepper and a 15-ounce can of drained black beans. Stir in a can of sweet corn and 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese, cooking until the cheese melts. Distribute 42 tortilla chips among six serving plates, and spoon the nacho mixture on top. Sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro and 1 cup Mexican cheese over nachos.
To make smoked salmon pinwheels, combine 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed with 1 package reduced-fat softened cream cheese. Spread the cream cheese mixture on 4 flour tortillas, and distribute 1/4 cup chopped smoke salmon between tortillas. Place 3 or 4 spinach leaves over the salmon, and top with strips of red bell pepper. Roll up and seal the tortillas, and wrap and chill them for two hours. Slice them into 1-inch pieces before serving.
Make crispy sausage balls by combining 3 cups all-purpose baking mix with 1 pound ground hot pork sausage and 1 package shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Shape into balls before transferring them to a lightly greased baking sheet and baking for 15 to 18 minutes.