7 Awesome Appetizers to Prepare for Labor Day

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Labor Day is the perfect time to get together with family and friends. Aside from great company, one of the best perks of attending or hosting a Labor Day party is definitely the delicious food. But no one wants to spend all of Labor Day laboring away in the kitchen preparing a huge meal, which is why offering appetizers is a perfect solution. Whether you’re hosting or attending a Labor Day get-together, these 7 amazing appetizer recipes are sure to be the life of the party.

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1. Nacho Scoops 

Prepare a big platter of these appetizing nacho bites, which are filled with spicy cheese and beef. Taste of Home‘s recipe, which yields 12 dozen servings, is easy, creamy, and delicious.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (14½ ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, cubed
  • 4 ounces process cheese, cubed
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened, cubed
  • 1 package (12 ounces) tortilla chip scoops
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Sour cream and pickled jalapeño slices

Directions: In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, and red pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, tomatoes, and green chilies. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low. Stir in the pepper jack, process cheese, and cream cheese until melted. Place 4 dozen scoops on an ungreased baking sheet. Add a rounded teaspoon of beef mixture to each. Sprinkle with Mexican cheese blend. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Garnish each with sour cream and a jalapeno pepper slice. Repeat with remaining tortilla chip scoops.

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