Whether it’s Christmas Eve or you’ve decided to put on a dinner party with your family and friends to celebrate the holidays, we’ve found the right bites to begin the night. These 15 Christmas appetizers will ignite any holiday meal this season and have loved ones coming back for more. Check out the recipes below and begin making your menu for the most wonderful time of the year!
1. Cranberry & Brie Bites
Nicky’s Kitchen Sanctuary starts us off with a delicious cranberry and brie pastry bite that will satisfy all of the taste buds at the party. You may even have some of the kiddos tasting these ones! Filled with Christmas flavors and the perfect way to start dinnertime, hop on over now and snag the recipe.
2. Toasted Ravioli
These toasted raviolis from Garnish & Glaze are sure to be the hit of the party. Sprinkle them with some grated parmesan and make sure there’s enough marina to dip the tasty bites in. If you’re looking for something comforting and cozy to start your meal off right, this is it!
3. Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread
All your guests or family have to do is grab a piece and go. This pull-apart masterpiece is from Eclectic Recipes. And that Christmas tree shape adds just the right amount of festivity to the meal without skimping out on flavor.
4. Slow-Cooker Cranberry BBQ Meatballs
Grab the slow cooker and get started! Don’t be scurrying around the kitchen trying to finish up the night’s appetizers. Instead, follow along with the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch and have the early bites ready to go right from the pot.
5. Baked Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups
High Heels and Grills gives us another fan favorite appetizer idea. They’re simple to make and they’ll always satisfy. That poppyseed topping is what takes these to the next level so don’t forget to add it!
6. Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites
These hasselback potatoes are not only pretty to look at but oh so delicious to bite into! Grab the details at The Comfort Kitchen and have fun topping each of them off with the loaded toppings. Sour cream, bacon, chives …. they’re scrumptious!
7. Pigs in a Blanket
Country Living shows us how to make out very own pigs in a blanket too! Instead of buying them frozen, learn how to build these classic appetizers from scratch. And then serve up with a side of spicy mustard to give the right kind of kick!
8. Eggplant Parm Bites
For our Italian food lovers out there, we bring to you something extra special form Delish. take eggplant parmesan and turn them into bitesized treats. With marinara not the side, it’s a fun twist on a classic entree!
9. Caprese Salad Wreath
Super each to whip up and festive too, check out this caprese wreath from Cafe Delites. Sometimes food is truly all in its representation, and this is certainly a beautiful dish to add to a holiday spread. While you finish up dinner, your loved ones can be munching of these fresh bites.
10. Apple Pie Bites
Not all of your holiday appetizers have to be savory, you can add a bit of sweetness to the table as well. Check out how to make these apple pie bites over at The Blond Cook. These taste like Christmastime and your guests will love every flavor that’s hidden inside.
11. Christmas Cheese Tree
Turn your cheese into a Christmas tree. How can you do that? Well, The Girl Who Ate Everything will show you how. Not only will this be a showstopper in appearance, but who doesn’t love cheese?
12. Pastrami Pretzel Bites
Pillsbury knocked our socks off with this recipe. Pretzel rolls filled with delicious pastrami and melted cheese, sliders are always a hit of the party. But, with this idea, you get something a bit innovative and different to try!
13. Cranberry-Apricot Baked Brie with Honey
Baked brie is another classic holiday dish. And over at Country Living you can learn how to make it right at home with all the extra flavors it needs to bring it over the top. Add honey, apricot, and cranberry for a memorable bite.
14. Bacon-Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeños
Sally’s Baking Addiction added some spice to our holiday menu! These bacon-wrapped and cheese-stuffed jalapeños are fresh and delicious. Have these passed around before the party to really ignite everyone’s tastebuds.
15. Sloppy Joe Reindeer Sliders
And finally, over at Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons we get another fun and festive idea. Slider sloppy joes are really fun for everyone at the table. But, when they’re dressed like Rudolph, they become even more charming and delicious.