If you’re looking forward to Christmas, you may also be anticipating gathering with the people you love the most. To make the occasion even more joyous, you can serve a variety of tasty appetizers for your guests to enjoy. Whether your loved ones love sweet or savory treats, these holiday appetizers are sure to make the season even more memorable.
French Dip Sliders
This fancy sandwich can easily be turned into a delicious appetizer. The caramelized onions give the sliders a rich and slightly sweet flavor and the broth-like dip makes this out-of-the-box Christmas treat extra tasty.Read More »
Grape Jelly Meatballs
These crockpot meatballs get the Christmas party started with their rich flavor and slightly sweet taste. You can use turkey or beef meatballs for this classic appetizer, and add sriracha for a little spice.
Cranberry Brie Bites
This tasty appetizer combines savory and sweet flavors, and it’s perfect for a festive get-together. Top the bites with pecans or walnuts for a satisfying crunch.
Pecan Pie Brie
If your family loves pecan pie, this brie dip is sure to be a hit. Bake the brie, top with pecan pie filling, and scoop up the dip with sourdough bread crisps.
You can’t go wrong with this savory appetizer at your next holiday party. Mushroom caps filled with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, onions, and garlic are a tasty way to bring in the season.
Sweet Potato Bites
This appetizer version of sweet potato casserole will impress everyone at your Christmas dinner table. These sugary sweet potato discs topped with marshmallows and pecans will be gone before you know it.
These tasty pinwheels are packed with flavor and you can fill them with ingredients like cream cheese, onion, peppers, and shredded chicken. To make the appetizer more festive, use spinach tortillas and arrange the roll-ups in the shape of a Christmas tree.
If your guests prefer a spicy appetizer, jalapeno dip is a great choice. In addition to these hot peppers, the dish includes red and green bell peppers as an ode to the holiday season.
Everything Bagel Cheese Ball
Cheese balls are often a holiday party staple, and you can put a delicious spin on this Christmas appetizer by rolling the ball in all the toppings that make an everything bagel tasty. You can serve the cheese ball with a tray of fresh fruit, nuts, and crackers.
Roasted Asparagus and Ricotta Tart
This visually impressive appetizer is a decadent way to get your loved ones to eat more veggies this holiday season. The tart is made from puff pastry, has a creamy ricotta filling, and is topped with seasoned asparagus stalks.
Jammy Brie Cups
If your guests are in the mood for something sweet, bake puff pastry in muffin tins and spread creamy brie cheese over the top. Add a dollop of raspberry, apricot, or fig jam to the pastry cups once they come out of the oven.
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
This satisfying soup is perfect for cold weather. You can serve it in individual mini bowls and top with sliced almonds and fresh herbs for more flavor.
Oven Avocado Fries
This appetizer is a creative take on avocado–creamy avocado slices covered in bread crumbs and herbs and served with a creamy dipping sauce is sure to make your holiday party more entertaining.
Apple Cheddar Biscuits
‘Tis the season for sweet and cheesy appetizers that will satisfy everyone’s tastebuds. The biscuits taste a lot like an apple pie with a hint of sharp cheddar.
Thyme Popovers with Ginger Pear Jam
Popovers are perfect for a party, and these tiny herb-flavored pieces of bread are even more festive when topped with a jam made of ginger and pears.
This white cheese dip looks especially festive when you serve it with red and green tortilla chips. You can also top the dip with scallions and tomatoes for more Christmas color and flavor.
Caramel Apple Brie
Brie topped with caramel apple bits and served with pita chips is a sweet treat that can double as a dessert at your holiday get-together.
Italian Potato Wedge Nachos
If you’re looking for a new way to eat nachos, this appetizer is for you. Instead of tortilla chips, use potato wedges. Top the wedges with mozzarella, tomato, basil, and Italian seasonings for a satisfying, Christmas-themed appetizer.
These appetizers will make your holiday celebration one to remember for years to come and many of them may become staples at future Christmas gatherings.
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