For a perfect party dish, fix some of these tasty cheese appetizers.
Cost per serving: 63¢
The creamy goat cheese mixture is an ideal compliment to the sweet dates.
See recipe: Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates
Cost per serving: 23¢
These homemade pastry puffs are easier to make than you might think. Flavored with Gruyère cheese, you can fill the finished pastries with your favorite spread or dip (we choose store-bought crab dip).
See recipe: Stuffed Cheese Puffs
Cost per serving: 80¢
These crunchy appetizers aren’t as spicy as you might think, since you remove the jalapeño seeds. Inside, there’s a surprise filling: cheddar and cream cheese.
See recipe: Jalapeno Poppers
Cost per serving: $1.62
For a stunning presentation, using a pastry bag (or a plastic zip-top bag with the corner cut off) pipe this herb-flecked cheese dip onto cut-up vegetables.
See recipe: Herbed Cheese Dip with Crudités
Cost per serving: $1.48
Like it spicy? Sprinkle in a little chili powder when sautéing the onions. Serve with tortilla chips, veggies, crackers or whole-grain bread.
See Recipe: Cheddar Fondue with Green Chiles, Tomatoes and Scallions
Cost per serving: 87¢
This Walnut-Crusted Pimiento Cheese Ball recipe is a yummy (and affordable!) way to kick off a meal. Spread cheese on toast and melt in the oven the next day. Serve either as a savory snack or with tomato soup for a delicious, simple lunch.
See recipe: Walnut-Crusted Pimiento Cheese Ball
Cost per serving: 50¢
Wake up your fries by dipping them in this zesty sauce, ready in minutes.
See recipe: Blue Cheese-Chive Sauce
Cost per serving: 77¢
Get a healthy dose of crunch by slathering celery sticks with this fiery and festive cheese dip.
See recipe: Spicy Cheddar Cheese and Olive Spread
Cost per serving: 48¢
Get a party going with this flavorful spread, delicious on crackers or veggies.
See recipe: Cheese and Guinness Spread
A gooey, easy-to-make appetizer that's sure to please.
See recipe: Pimento Cheese with Bacon