Pack a lot of meat into a little bit with these easy appetizers.
Cost per serving: 30¢
This Stuffed Baby Potatoes recipe packs plenty of favor in bite-size portions—for under 50¢ a serving! If you don't have chives on hand, minced scallions will do the trick.
See recipe: Stuffed Baby Potatoes
Cost per serving: 81¢
This yummy Buffalo Chicken Skewers recipe wins points for flavor and presentation. Use leftovers in a sandwich or wrap for lunch the next day.
See recipe: Buffalo Chicken Skewers
Cost per serving: 66¢
For a touch of bitter flavor and a pretty splash of purple, swap radicchio for the Boston lettuce. With either type of lettuce, trim larger leaves with kitchen shears to make compact “cups.”
See recipe: Curried Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
Cost per serving: $1.61
This savory favorite is sure to be a hit with any crowd. And at under $2 per serving, it's as inexpensive as it is delicious.
See recipe: Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip
Cost per serving: 49¢
These flavor-packed bites are an easy crowd-pleaser. Plus, you can make the meatballs in advance and freeze them either cooked or uncooked. Reheat frozen cooked meatballs in a 350°F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until thoroughly heated. Bake uncooked frozen meatballs in a 350°F oven for 25 minutes. Freeze sauce separately; thaw in refrigerator, and warm on the stove until hot.
Recipe: Herbed Cocktail Meatballs with Chunky Tomato Sauce
For an easy appetizer, divide the recipe into a mini muffin tray and serve on a tray with toothpicks and dipping sauces.
See Recipe: Mini Meat Loaves