21 Christmas Appetizers That Everyone Will Love
So you’ve decked out your house with homemade Christmas decorations and piled your hand-crafted Christmas gifts under the tree. Now, complete your DIY holiday party with these Christmas appetizers you can whip up yourself.
Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade
Taste of Home
Olives can be love-it-or-hate-it, but this tapenade uses roasted red peppers instead for a crowd-pleasing twist.
Onion and Brie Palmiers
Store-bought puff pastry makes quick work of these fancy-sounding Christmas appetizers. Simply wrap the pastry around caramelized onions and Brie and bake until they’re golden and sizzling. You can also bake these delicious and easy Christmas cookies you’ll want to bake every year.
Steak and Scallion Rolls
Inspired by the Japanese dish Beef Negimaki, bloggers at I Breathe…I’m Hungry coat thin slices of juicy steak in salty-sweet marinade and wrap them around crunchy scallions.
Mini Christmas Quiches
These mini Christmas appetizers from the blog Wholefully are versatile when it comes to the fillings, and their small size satisfies without being too filling. For the main course, try one of these make-ahead Christmas brunch recipes.
Baked Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Dipping Sauce
Forget traditional shrimp cocktail as a Christmas appetizer and try these decadent bites from the blog The Girl Who Ate Everything. You’ll feel the sand between your toes instead of snow gathering outside.
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos
These peppers from the blog I Breathe…I’m Hungry are oven-roasted and wrapped with a slice of crisp bacon, a more sophisticated choice than that classic bar food, deep-fried poppers. This is what you should be eating before a holiday party.
Roasted Beet, Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Honey Crostini
Tangy goat cheese is cut by a drizzle of honey, sweet beets, and peppery arugula in this recipe from blog Gimme Some Oven.
Sausage Wonton Cups
These delicate little cups only look like you spent hours shaping them—while in reality, all you have to do is put store-bought wonton wrappers in muffin tins, stuff with sausage, and bake. Just make sure you steer clear of these cooking mistakes that will ruin your food.