12 Irresistible Christmas Party Appetizers We Want To Devour Right Now


Chipotle Pork Tenderloin Crostini
Savory cold-weather flavors in an empanada with a hint of sweetness. The flaky outside and the unbeatable creaminess make for a winning combo – it’s mess free as well, and will be hard to stop at just one.



Cranberry Chipotle Cocktail Meatballs
A Chipotle twist on meaty cranberry bites? Yes, please. Tartness with the robust flavor of the meatballs, and a hint of spicy smokiness carries so many elements.

Mini Mac-And-Cheese Pies

Mac and cheese is such a glorious dish, but can be messy when it’s being served to a party of people. But you can still get your mac and cheese fix with this muffin tin version and a buttery, decadent Ritz cracker.

Cranberry Rosemary Cheese Spread

Unlikely flavors marry in this cranberry rosemary dip. It seems too be one of the most elegant
dips you could make, with dried fruit in the midst of the cheesy dip making for a new kind of fruit and cheese plate. Light, fluffy, and irresistible.



Baked Brie Candied Pancetta Pecans Cranberries
Served on pieces of toasted baguette, this baked brie with candied pancetta, spicy cranberries, and pecans is gooey, bold-flavored goodness.

Havarti Pear Thyme Puff Pastry Bites

Havarti and pear is one of my favorite combinations, so these puff pasty bites with a hint of thyme taste like heaven, obviously. Ridiculously yummy – you might have to freeze them and eat them.

Filet Mignon Crostini Romesco Goat Cheese Crispy Shallot
If you’re trying to get fancy with your appetizers, blend these delicate cheeses with crispy shallots and top with filet mignon. Amazing with red wine. Who needs caviar?



Deviled Eggs with Beets and Smoked Salmon
A much-appreciated twist on deviled eggs, with the addition of smoked salmon and beets. The smoked salmon adds texture and saltiness, but beets add a unique sweetness.

Baked Roast Beef and Brie Sliders with Caramelized Onions

There won’t be any leftovers with this food-truck worthy slider recipe – hot roast beef and brie are topped with delicious caramelized onions. Served on baby pretzel buns, this will be scarfed down by everyone. More hearty than any pathetic hors-d’oeuvre you’ve seen.

Artichoke Bruschetta

A more sophisticated take on artichoke dip. But by baking this scrumptious dish with the dip directly on the bread, it’s taken to a whole other level.



Green Bean Bacon Bundles
For people who feel guilty about bacon-adorned holiday appetizers, this one is wrapped around a bunch of healthy green stuff! The juicy green beans with crispy bacon, drenched in a brown sugar and garlic delight, will make it hard not to shove these in your mouth by the plate.

Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

Ok, so maybe this is more of a dessert dip than an appetizer, but it will taste amazing with sliced apples or a slightly sweet chip, like cinnamon-sugar pita chips. Dessert appetizers before dinner are the secret to happiness.