18 Low-Carb Appetizers

An appetizer is the opening act, and it's easy to indulge before the main show. If you're going to indulge, do it right! These guilt-free, low-carb starters are perfect to hold you over until the entree arrives.

4-Minute Spicy Garlic Shrimp

"This recipe is amazing! It won over my picky family. We've actually had it twice this week by my husband's request!”


Deviled Eggs

"I made these for a neighborhood get together and they were gone in 60 seconds! Not really, but almost!”

-Ann Cecile

Oven Crisp Chicken Wings

"This is a great recipe! You can shake some extra seasonings on the wings once they’re coated, or add to the bag. I’ve used regular flour, garbanzo bean flour and almond flour - all with great results.”

-Lisa V.

Sausage Balls

“I make these often and add a bit of freshly chopped rosemary. They’re always a hit! I’ve sometimes made them with hot Italian sausage as well.”

-Joy C.

Jalapeno Poppers

“I tripled the recipe for a small gathering to watch football last weekend. My only complaint was that they quickly disappeared! I'll need to make a larger batch next time. A great tasting recipe!”


Grape Jelly & Chili Sauce Meatballs

“I’ve been making these yummy meatballs for years and occasionally I use the little sausages. This recipe is a classic from the 50’s. Simple, and a hit every time. I just throw everything into the slow cooker and let them heat a couple hours before the gathering!”


Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

“I make this often without the sauce, but I made it this time as a dipping sauce, well received as part of a new years buffet!”


Cheese Bites

“I made these for a big group and they were very popular. I split the recipe in half and there was plenty for everyone. Though I was initially skeptical of the olives, they turned out really well.”


Chinese Pot Stickers

“I switched out the pork and shrimp for chicken, and it was delicious! This recipe is amazing. I love them!”


Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

"I made a double batch to take to a friend's house a couple of weeks back. They went fast while we were watching the football games. The only problem is that now I've been begged to make them every weekend! They were so tasty, and just the right size to snack on through the day.”


Chicken Garlic Bites

"I served these at an appetizer party that I hosted. I decided to triple the recipe, which was a very good move. They didn't last long at all! The chicken was so flavorful and tender.”


Easy Apricot Bites

“A super easy and healthy snack or dessert. I used fresh apricots with light cream cheese - delicious! What's not to like here? It's fruity, sweet, creamy and nutty.”


Cheesy Shell Taco Bites

“What a great idea! I was just about to make tacos for lunch, and saw this. Since I’m a sucker for cheese, what could be better?”


Crab Cake Croquettes

A perfect game day treat with a tangy dipping sauce for entertaining, or to indulge all by yourself!

Pistachio-Goat Cheese Bites

"These are tangy, creamy, crunchy and delicious. I made them for a baby shower, and since some were left over I put them in a freezer bag and saved them!”


Carrot Bites

“These tasty carrot bites are nice to keep in the refrigerator for when you want a quick bite of something sweet, or need a little pick-me-up between meals or after a workout.”


Buffalo Tofu Bites

“This was great. I used Whole Foods 360 organic hot sauce, and it was awesome. I had no problem getting the crumbs to stick. I did cook it for 28 minutes to get the consistency I wanted. Yummy!”

-Lazy vegan

Goat Cheese & Pecan Bites

“These are make-ahead and filled with flavor. Get these done, refrigerate and just pull them out a little before serving. That’s my idea of a great thing to have on hand for any time, however big or small!”

-Fisher Nuts