With these 36 Creative Christmas Appetizers you will quickly realize that your go-to appetizers are ready for an upgrade…
1. Homemade Stovetop Stuffing
This homemade stovetop stuffing is super easy to make, full of healthy vegetables and herbs and of course it tastes delicious!
2. Gingerbread Spiced Mixed Nuts
These gingerbread spiced nuts are an easy, make-ahead, crowd pleasing holiday appetizer or cocktail party snack. They take just 15 minutes of prep and can be prepared several days in advance. They’re paleo and refined sugar free, but your guests won’t know the difference. Spice up your party with this irresistible, seasonal snack!
3. Holiday Cheeseball Turkey
This holiday cheeseball turkey is a fun appetizer to make for Thanksgiving or fall parties or family get togethers. This turkey is sure to be the talk of the party, it would make a great table centerpiece!
4. Christmas Pinwheels
These Christmas Pinwheels are a festive appetizer for any meal or party. Pesto and sun-dried tomatoes are featured as the red and green ingredients to really bring out holidays!
5. Homemade Truffles
Homemade Truffles are delicious and I guarantee you are going to want to give this one a try.
6. Smoked Salmon Pesto Crackers
If you’ve been looking for recipes using smoked salmon then look no further! This recipe makes the perfect salmon appetizers that you can make again and again!
7. Pomegranate Goat Cheese Bites
These Pomegranate Goat Cheese Bites with Honey and Thyme are an easy party appetizer that is sure to impress your guests! Perfectly balanced with tangy goat cheese, tart pomegranate arils and a hint of honey, these bite sized holiday party appetizers will disappear in seconds!
8. Reindeer Sloppy Joes
This is a really simple idea that you can create in just minutes and the kids will love it!
9. Strawberry Santas
You only need 3 very easy to find “ingredients” to assemble these Strawberry Santas. No cooking, baking, or strenuous activity involved! They taste delicious because they have a creamy vanilla center. Vanilla and strawberries? Yes please!
10. Mashed Potato Bombs
I wanted to make an appetizer that was the essence of Thanksgiving. I thought about it and thought about it and finally the recipe light bulb went off and the idea for these Mashed Potato Bombs were born. This is a recipe anyone can make and you don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients to make them but people will be so impressed they will think you are a professional Chef.
11. Oyster Mushroom Calamari
Instead of using squid, we used king oyster mushrooms, which have a similar look and texture. We marinated them in soy sauce and used dulse flakes in the breading to give them a salty and slightly fishy (but not too fishy) flavor profile. After deep frying them to golden perfection, I could not believe my taste buds– the oyster mushroom calamari tasted almost identical to what I remember the traditional dish to taste like!
12. Baked Brie with Blackberry Compote and Spicy Candied Pecans
Take your baked Brie game up to the next level with this Spicy Candied Pecan Baked Brie recipe flavored with homemade blackberry compote. This appetizer is not only easy-to-make, but also ridiculously flavorful. Perfect for all your upcoming holiday parties.
13. Reindeer Chow
No holiday party is complete without a big bowl of reindeer chow! This Christmas chex mix is loaded with chocolate flavor and is perfect for feeding a crowd.
14. Santa Crunch Christmas Popcorn
Our sweet and salty Santa Crunch Popcorn is delicious, easy to make and will be very popular with kids and adults at your Holiday party.
15. Appetizer Tree
Appetizer Trees are a great conversation piece, they take up very little space, they look beautiful, and your guests will think you’re a genius.
16. Easy Forzen Cranberry Margaritas
I have the perfect Christmas cocktail to kick off the holidays, Easy Frozen Cranberry Margaritas! Not only are they a beautiful rosy color, but they are delicious and oh so easy to make.
17. Yorkshire Puddings with Roast Beef and Horseradish Sauce
Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés with roast beef and horseradish sauce, the very best appetizer of the British cuisine. The perfect finger food for any party, like Christmas, New Year, birthdays or a posh Sunday Roast.
18. Cranberry Brie Pull Apart Bread
Yes, this is totally happening right now and I am so exited about it! It’s true what they say, sometimes the simplest things are the best, and this bread is simply the best.
19. Classic Devilled Eggs with Holiday Twist
Raise you hand if you adore a good devilled eggs recipe like I do! If you invite me to your Christmas pot luck, I can predict you’ll find me at the food table, smack next to the devilled eggs. One can never have too many and there are so many excellent recipes out there….but I have to admit to having a weakness for the Classic Devilled Eggs Recipes.
20. Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
This Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip is always a party favorite for the holidays. Make it for your next holiday get together and I guarantee you’ll be the most popular person in the room!
21. Mini Cheese Ball Bites
Mini Cheese Ball Bites are the perfect party appetizer that’s easier to eat and more practical then a large cheese ball!
22. Cranberry Barbecue Meatball
These Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs are incredibly easy to make. They require just three simple ingredients and can be made right on the stovetop, or for convenience, in your slow cooker. Serve on their own as a hearty appetizer for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or serve with rice for a simple weeknight meal.
23. Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites
Looking for an addictive snack or appetizer? These Parmesan cheddar basil bites are a real crowd pleaser and so easy to make! I love that you can use cookie cutters to customize them for any even or party too. They are even fun to put in kids lunches for a treat.
24. Easy Snowman Veggie Tray
This Christmas Veggie Tray Snowman is easy enough for kids to make, and too cute to resist. It’s the perfect simple appetizer for holiday parties!
25. Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter
A broccoli and tomato “tree” with pretzel “trunk” and cauliflower “snow” are delicious dippers for a cool and creamy dip.
26. Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls
Holiday entertaining has never been easier or more delicious! So easy to make and gorgeous too! Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s! (Can be made in advance!)
27. Cream Cheese and Olives Appetizer Tree
When’s the best time to eat olives? Well, we’d say olive the time! If you’re looking for a way to fit olives into your antipasto plans as quickly and easily as possible, try this Christmas-inspired mixed olive appetizer tree!
28. Hot Crab Dip
29. Easy Tomato Bruschetta
Bruschetta is all about getting the perfect blend of tomatoes, onions, garlic and basil together and immersing them in olive oil to bring out their intense flavours. When this blend is placed on top of toasted garlic bread and drizzled with balsamic glaze, gastronomy is born.
30. Pigs In A Blanket Wreath
31. Cranberry & Brie Bites
Cranberry Brie bites – a simple appetizer or party snack. These Cranberry and Brie Bites always gets polished off in minutes! Super easy to make, Five ingredients in the oven and ready in 21 minutes! – that’s my kind of recipe.
33. Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Sausages
These brown sugar bacon-wrapped sausages are seriously like crack. They’re sweet, savory, addictive, and perfect for any party you’re having.
34. Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
Cranberry, jalapeno, green onion and cream cheese all come together to make one of the best appetizers I’ve had in a long time.
35. Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp
Garlic Herb infused Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce! The ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer done in 15 minutes!
36. Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks
Learn how to turn refrigerated dough into an adorable Christmas tree with these spinach dipped stuffed breadsticks!