Chilling Recipes

Here’s how to use chilling recipes for make-ahead dishes, baked goods, marinades and more.

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Air-Fryer Shrimp Cake Sliders

My family loves these shrimp sliders. The slaw dressing and shrimp cake patties can be made ahead. When you're ready to serve, toss the cabbage slaw, air-fry the shrimp cakes, assemble and enjoy. —Kim Banick, Turner, Oregon

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Fennel-Orange Salsa

I love orange salsa! Its sweet and tangy flavor profile goes well with ham, pork and poultry around the holidays....


Patatas Bravas

Patatas bravas (which means "spicy potatoes") is the ultimate Spanish comfort food. Served tapas-style, the crispy potatoes and smoky sauce...


Crudite Dip

To bring out the crudite dip’s tangy flavor, chill it before serving. This will allow the flavors time to blend....


Cashew Cheese

Spread this vegan cashew cheese on crackers, layer it on a toasted bagel or serve it with fresh vegetables. It...

Banh Mi Skewers

I love banh mi sandwiches but wanted to make them a little easier to serve for a party. These skewers...


Santorini Lamb Sliders

I love lamb burgers, so I created a crowd-friendly slider version. The tzatziki sauce is best made a day or...

Bang Bang Shrimp Cake Sliders

My family loves these shrimp sliders. The bang bang slaw dressing and shrimp cake patties can be made ahead. When...


Baby Swiss Appetizer Cheesecake

This beautiful cheesecake appetizer can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before serving, so it's the perfect make-ahead recipe for...


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This garden salsa recipe combines ripe ingredients and subtle seasonings to make a real summer treat. —Michelle Beran, Caflin, Kansas


Shallot-Blue Cheese Dip

Perfect party fare, this five-ingredient dip is a treat on baked potatoes, too. —Alisa Pirtle, Browns Valley, California

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Best Deviled Eggs

Herbs lend amazing flavor to these deviled eggs, which truly are the best you can make! The recipe includes tasty...


Dill Dip

Be prepared—you'll likely need to make a double batch of this delightful dill dip recipe. One batch is never enough...


Best Ever Fried Chicken Wings

For game days, I shake up these saucy wings. When I run out, friends hover by the snack table until...


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Antipasto Platter

We entertain often, and an antipasto platter is one of our favorite crowd-pleasers. Guests love having their choice of so...


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Smoked Salmon and Chives Cheesecake

With colorful flecks from diced red pepper and chives, this savory cheesecake is a pretty addition to an appetizer buffet....

Ham & Green Onion Roll-Ups

You need only four simple ingredients to make these super-easy appetizers.
The colorful pinwheels have an eye-catching look and...


Pecan Cheese Logs

Monterey Jack, Colby and cream cheese come together with seasonings to create these logs that everyone will enjoy. Roll them...


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Three-Cheese Appetizer Cheesecake

Crushed sesame crackers create the crust for this savory cheesecake that features a rich blend of ricotta, feta and cream...


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Sour Cream and Beef Turnovers

This is a family favorite. I always serve these turnovers with a large tossed green salad at family get-togethers. They...


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Sausage Cheesecake Appetizer

This Italian-inspired spread looks delicious and tastes even better. The wedges are a tidy way to serve it. —Kendra Doss,...


Easy Strawberry Salsa

My salsa is sweet and colorful, with just a little bite from jalapeno peppers. I love to use fresh strawberries...


Seafood & Cream Cheese Stuffed Shells

“This excellent appetizer is a favorite with my guests! Cool, pretty and easy to do, it has a lovely seafood...


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Heavenly Filled Strawberries

These luscious cheesecake-stuffed strawberries are the perfect bite-sized dessert. —Stephen Munro, Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia


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Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheese Ball

When it’s time for a party, everyone always requests this ultimate cheese ball—it’s such an impressive appetizer. And if you’re...

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Fresh Salsa

We like salsa with chips as an afternoon snack. This fresh salsa recipe uses a lot of ripe tomatoes and...


Creamy Feta-Spinach Dip

Garlic and feta make a powerfully tasty pair in this addictive dip. I first tried it at a party and...