These amazing Christmas appetizer recipes are sure to bring holiday cheer to your guests with favorite dishes like baked buffalo wings, bacon deviled eggs and spinach dip.
Put some merry in your Christmas with these savory hot appetizes, cool dips, crunchy snacks and more!
Christmas appetizer recipes do not have to be extravagant. They don’t need to require days to prepare or even hours if you’re short on time. In fact, some of the best Christmas appetizer recipes take little to no time at all. Quick recipes leave you with more family time for the holidays. Add a special cocktail recipe for a memorable Christmas party!
30 Christmas Appetizer Recipes
I gathered some of the top recipes for all your holiday appetizer needs. You can easily make your grocery list from the recipes below and plan your holiday meal in advance. Classics such as pigs in a blanket are always great, but I tend to crave more variety!
These recipes contain a variety of festive flavors. There are meaty finger foods like sausage balls and steak bites. I have crowd pleasers like homemade Chex mix and candied pecans. If you want to indulge a sweet tooth, try my cherry cheesecake dip or Christmas sugar cookie dip. They are to die for. Whatever you need for your party or gathering, there is a recipe for you! Finish off your meal with a sweet treat, you can get some ideas from my lists of 20 Christmas Cupcake Recipes, 30 Christmas Cookie Recipes, 20 Christmas Candy Recipes and 20 Candy Cane Recipes. Don’t forget some holiday treats to go along with your snacks like gingerbread cookies and peppermint patties!
Sometimes you want something a little heartier for your holiday party. I often have get togethers where I just serve appetizers and desserts! These hot Christmas appetizer recipes are bite-size snacks that are meaty, cheesy and packed with tons of savory flavors. You can even make some of them in your slow cooker!
Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
This prosciutto wrapped asparagus is fresh asparagus stalks flavored with savory prosciutto, then broiled to crispy perfection. A 4 ingredient appetizer or side dish that's easy, yet elegant and always gets rave reviews.
These slow cooker turkey meatballs are Italian style and made with lean ground turkey, parmesan cheese, herbs and spices. They’re slow simmered to tender perfection in the crock pot and are perfect served over spaghetti or as a hearty appetizer.
These hot ham and cheese pinwheels are rolls loaded with plenty of meat and swiss, then topped with a butter poppy seed sauce and baked to golden brown perfection. I serve ham and cheese roll ups at every party and there are never any leftovers!
These bacon wrapped water chestnuts are crunchy marinated water chestnuts covered in bacon and a sweet and savory sauce, then baked to perfection. A quick and easy appetizer option that's always a big hit!
This recipe for candied pecans is pecan halves coated in a sweet cinnamon sugar mixture and baked to crispy and crunchy perfection. Candied pecans are perfect for salads, snacking or package them up for a fun homemade gift idea!
A complete guide on how to put together the best charcuterie board, with a selection of meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit, veggies and other snack foods. The ultimate party appetizer that always gets rave reviews!
Here is a selection of dips and spreads that are perfect for the holidays, with everything from homemade spinach dip to decadent sugar cookie dip! Grab a block of cream cheese and some crackers and you’ll be ready to prepare a delicious dip.
This cowboy caviar is a colorful and hearty dip that’s loaded with beans, avocado and veggies, all tossed in a zesty homemade sauce. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish for a potluck!
This pesto dip is a blend of mayonnaise, sour cream, basil pesto and seasonings that are combined to create a rich and creamy dip in just minutes. The easiest last minute appetizer option that pairs well with bread, veggies or can even be used on a sandwich or as a salad dressing.
This hot spinach dip is a blend of cooked spinach, three types of cheese and seasonings, all baked together to melted cheesy perfection. An easy make-ahead party snack that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Have a festive holiday with the perfect party snack or dinner appetizer. Whether you are in the mood for something hot and savory, cool and creamy or sweet and decadent, try some of the fantastic flavors in these recipes!