Are you completely overwhelmed with what to serve at your Holiday Appetizer Party?
I don’t blame you. For Pete’s sake, we are talking about literally hundreds of choices and you don’t have time to even try a fraction of them ahead of time!
Of course, when planning a holiday appetizer party, we all want everything to be perfect and delicious.
So, I did the leg work to get your appetizer brain juices flowing.
Here are 20 of the best Christmas appetizers to add to your menu.
Also, get a detailed guide on everything you’ll need to confidently plan your own party in How to Plan the Perfect Holiday Appetizer Party
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Caprese is a colorful appetizer perfect for the holidays. Using fresh basil is a must.
Arranging the mozzarella cheese balls and tomataos on skewers makes it easy for guests to grab a few!
Grilled mushrooms carmalized with garlic and balsamic vinegar are a delicious option for the vegetable lovers on your list. Be sure to buy a high-quality Balsamic Vinegar for this recipe.
I always serve deviled eggs at my appetizer parties and they disappear fast.
This version includes cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and bacon! Don’t just make this recipe during the holidays!
These stuffed Rhodes buns are made with barbecued beef or pork- Yum.
I have made this same recipe stuffing the buns with Italian Beef & Mozarella Cheese OR German sausage and sauerkraut.
All delicious and always a very favorite at our house. Don’t skip this.
I love Brie recipes and I love pull-apart bread recipes. So when I found this Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread, I couldn’t get the recipe fast enough!
Easy to make!
What a wonderful holiday treat for any party.
When having an appetizer party, don’t skip dishes that you know are favorites and have passed the test of time. This is one of those recipes.
You will have hot dips, so include this cold dip as well.
These fresh impressive roll-up sandwiches have lots of options. Check out the recipe here with smoked turkey- delicious
Don’t be afraid to add your own favorite ingredients like flavored cream cheese, Dijon mustard, sliced ham or beef and a provolone or sharp cheddar. I usually make two versions.
It is important to chill the sandwich roll well before slicing.
Three ingredients sounds easy and it is, but you need to make a ton of these! Probably the best finger food ever!.
Your family loves getting the ends of the pickle roll-up as you slice them for your guests.
They go so fast, I stack them two high on my serving platter.
I like to have a at least 2-3 hot dips at my appetizer parties. This dip will please the meat and cheese lovers of the group.
I make this ahead in the oven as the recipe says, but then I carefully transfer it to a crockpot that has a WARM setting, Don’t put it on LOW because you don’t want it to keep cooking
Serve with tortilla chips if you want but chunks of bread are delicious.
Yes, here is another skewer, but look at it! This is absolutely delicious and your guests will love the variety of fresh flavors.
This is one of those recipes where you can buy all of the ingredients ready to go and create this amazing appetizer
I know there are many recipes out there for Artichoke Spinach Dip and I have made many.
This may be an easy version, but it has the most important ingredients: Cream Cheese, Mayo, and Mozzarella Cheese.
You can serve this dip in a small crockpot on WARM. It is a perfect hot cheesy dip without meat.
I admit to liking spicy foods, so I have to always remind myself that not everyone does.
These meatballs are perfect with a little spice and still a little sweet.
The best part is you make them from frozen meatballls. You can have them mixed in your crockpot in less than two minutes!
Let them cook and serve them from the slow cooker.
Remember to check your supply of slow cookers!
Hot cheesy bread with pepperoni? This is a great appetizer for any party all year long.
The recipe does a wonderful job of giving detailed directions with tips.
I used Pillsbury Pizza dough and it worked great!
This is a big hit with kids!
You will make these ribs year after year. Delicious Spicy and sweet. I recommend making them in the oven as directed first and then transferring to a crockpot.
You will be surprised at the secret ingredient that add to the deliciousness of these ribs.
Hot and cheesy and a bit spicy. I have been making a variation of this dip for years and years.
In fact, our family just calls it “the dip”. I use 2lbs of Deluxe American Cheese rather than Velveta and use Chili Powder in place of the taco seasoning. Both ways are always delicious.
Serve with tortilla chips, of course.
I was happy to find another cook who makes Vegetable Pizza the same way I do!. I add a little dill to the cream cheese and leave out the bacon.
You can literally use any favorite vegetables. Crunchy, creamy, and tons of flavor. Of course topped off with cheese.
Great cold finger food appetizer and you’ll want leftovers!
Do you like spicy wings? I have made this spicy chicken dip many many times and I never have left overs.
To save time, I often use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, because adds another layer to the flavor.
I bet after just looking at the picture of this appetizer you know this is on your menu!
Bacon! Crunchy, Smokey, salty and sweet from maple syrup.
You better make a lot because you and your family will be snacking on it before your guests even arrive.
Best Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe - How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp in Oven
How impressive does this easy to make shrimp wrapped bacon look?
Well, it is as delicious as it is pretty.
I pre-cook the bacon in the oven for just a few minutes before I wrap the shrimp.
You can also finish them on the grill if you want. - So good!
P. S. Don’t Forget Beverages: 14 Christmas Cocktails for Your Holiday Parties