The Best Holiday Party Appetizers for a Crowd
Find all of the delicious and easy-to-make holiday party appetizers recipes you’ll need to make your guests happy this season.
I love entertaining at this time of the year, but sometimes finding holiday party appetizers that don’t take long to make, but taste great is a challenge. Using red and green dips, like this cranberry salsa and guacamole is one way to go, but you’ll find many other options below.
It’s the holiday season and what’s on every hostess thinking about? What food to serve for their holiday party.
I don’t know about you, but for me this means spending a lot of time on Pinterest trying to figure out what recipes to try. There’s just so many of them! Picking the right ones can be a time-consuming and daunting task!
Which is why I was really excited to find that Pinterest has already started a list for me with their 2018 annual holiday report.
Between all of the popular recipes they’ve found and a few of my own favorites, I’ve got a good start on my list of holiday party appetizers for a crowd!
Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks
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Spinach dip breadsticks are an awesome appetizer on their own…but making them in the shape of a Christmas tree is makes them perfect for a holiday party appetizer!
Find the recipe at itsalwaysautumn.com.
Cranberry and Brie Bites
Just the mention of either cranberries or brie makes me start thinking about the holidays…so combining the two of them together makes a perfect holiday party appetizer.
Get the recipe from kitchensanctuary.com.
Cranberry Salsa Bites
Speaking of cranberries, these cranberry salsa bites are really easy to make and everyone loves it. It tastes so good, I’m even thinking of replacing the turkey dinner cranberry sauce with this salsa recipe.
I like to combine them with guacamole on chips to create a green and red holiday tray.
Find the cranberry salsa recipe HERE.
Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Meatballs
Anything made in the slow cooker is perfect for a party in my books…and when it’s meatballs with cranberry and orange, it definitely makes the list of holiday appetizers!
Find the recipe at momontimeout.com.
Christmas Tree Cheese and Cracker Tray
For a holiday version of cheese and crackers, lay them out in the shape of a tree and you’ll have an appetizer that doubles as holiday decor.
Get the recipe from mynameissnickerdoodle.com.
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites
Looking for a healthy appetizer? Then these finger food appetizers made with spinach and quinoa are just the thing.
Find the recipe at aggieskitchen.com.
Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini
How pretty are these spiced pear and pomegranate crostini appetizers? With the spices and pomegranate, they make a perfect holiday party appetizer.
Get the recipe from goodlifeeats.com.
Mini Cheese Ball Bites
These appetizers come with a built-in toothpick, which makes them really easy to serve! And who wouldn’t love their own mini cheese ball on a pretzel?
Get the recipe from fivehearthome.com.
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
For the vegetarian in your crowd, these vegan stuffed mushrooms are just the thing. They’re so good that the meat eaters will love them, too!
Find the recipe at theprettybee.com.
Soft Gingerbread Cookies
While gingerbread cookies aren’t technically an appetizer, I just can’t have a holiday party without them…and how pretty are these?
Get the recipe from blessthismessplease.com.
That’s it for my holiday party appetizer recipes for now…but I’ll be adding to it as I find more. So be sure to pin it so you can check back later!
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This post was originally published on December 11, 2018 but was updated with new content on February 1, 2021.