50+ Appetizers For Your Holiday Party
Ready or not, it’s holiday entertaining season! We’ve scoured the web for some recipes that are sure to please.
Short on time? You can still wow your guests with some homemade fare without slaving away in the kitchen (though they might think you have!).
Christmas Wreath Appetizer – two rolls of pre-packed crescent roll dough make this a quick fix with minimal baking and prep time.
Parmesan Cheese Crisps – make your own baked chips with parmesan and tortilla shells.
Dates Stuffed with Gorgonzola Cheese – mix, slit and stuff for a sweet treat.
Looking for something light to offset those rich holiday feasts? Give one of these recipes a try:
Honeydew, Mint and Green Grape – juicy, quick skewers are attractive on their own or as a garnish in drinks.
Healthy layered dip – a hearty dip with layers of hummus, yoghurt and vegetables.
Cucumber Appetizer Cups filled with Lobster – the cucumbers form a tasty reservoir for lobster or a filling of your choice.
Thai Cucumber Shrimp – use cucumber slices instead of crackers as the base for a tasty topping.
Avocado Cigars With Mango Chutney – cool avocados balance the spicing filling of these delectable morsels.
More dips, chips and spreads
Many of these dips are quick and easy, and work well with veggies instead of crackers or chips. Tip: The leaves of French or Belgium endive are just the right shape and size for dipping or filling.
Feta cheese dip – low fat feta and fat free cream cheese make this a healthier alternative to a heavy cheese dip.
Savoury Herbed Cheesecake – find out why cheesecakes aren’t just for dessert.
Red Bell Pepper and Cheddar Cheese Spread – serve as a dip or a spread for crackers or baguettes.
Bagna Cauda – a warm dip with anchovies and garlic that’s perfect for vegetables.
Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus – hummus with a colourful kick.
Looking for something a little more indulgent? Try:
Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries – dress them up for a party!
Stuffed Brie – Not just for the holidays: this spicy appetizer will start any dinner party off right.p>
Prosciutto Pinwheels – an easy gourmet appetizer
Smoked Salmon Mousse with Walnut Salsa Verde – sneak in some omega fatty acids with this tasty holiday appetizer.
Hanukkah Cheese Gelt Coins – cheesy and crunchy, they can be made up ahead of time and stored in the freezer.
Easy Caramel Corn Recipe – a party must-have anytime of year, this is also good for holiday movie nights.
Soft Pretzels from the Bread Machine – let your appliance do all the work.
Butterscotch Party Mix – a sweet and salty party mix for all ages.
Spiced Pecans – a spicy treat on their own or a complement to any mix.
Great for kids
Be careful – the adults will want to steal these too!
Mini Fruit Fondue – fruit skewers with some sweet dips are a great way to sneak in some servings of fruit.
Matchsticks For Kids – pretzels meet chocolate in a recipe the kids and grandkids can help you make.
Vegetable Cheese Bread – a quick melt that’s sure to please.
Reindeer Snacks – nutty and colourful snacks made with cereal, peanut butter and chocolate.