Christmas Appetizer Recipes

Whether you're serving a large group or just family these simple, yet satisfying Christmas appetizer recipes are guaranteed to please a crowd of any size this holiday season.
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Whether you're serving a large group or just family these simple, yet satisfying Christmas appetizer recipes are guaranteed to please a crowd of any size this holiday season.

Baked Brie with Toasted Walnuts

When ripped apart, this crispy pastry reveals warm brie. Make-ahead tip: Before serving, keep apple slices in a bowl of water with lemon juice to prevent browning.

Baked Brie with Toasted Walnuts

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Deviled Egg Cups

Give the classic Deviled Eggs recipe a twist with these mini phyllo shells filled with egg-cellent filling. Sprinkle with paprika and enjoy.

Deviled Egg Cups

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BLT Stacks

Take an all-time favorite sandwich and turn it into an easy and fast appetizer with this BLT Stacks recipe. Watch this video to learn how to make this app in a snap.

Easy Pâté

This fancy dip is easier to make than you think. Just combine all of the ingredients in a food mixer, pulse and enjoy!

Easy Pate

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Little Lamb Dippers

If you want to give lamb the ultimate holiday taste, use leftover cranberry sauce as the dip.

Little Lamb dippers

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Smoked Trout Chips

Here's an American take on fish and chips. The hardest part: Keeping your hands off these apps in a snap before guests arrive! Watch our how-to video!

Pesto Arancini

Instead of traditional marinara sauce and risotto, these fried rice balls are filled with delicious pesto risotto. One bite will leave them oozing with goodness.

Pesto Arancini

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Party Cheese Balls

It's not a party until there's a cheese ball. Watch this video to learn how to make this app in a snap, plus our new twists on the classic.

Stubbed Sausage Bites

This cute treat makes the perfect bite. Juicy chicken-apple sausage is sure to make your guest's mouths water.

Stubbled Sausage Bites

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Creamy Fruit Dip

A mix of cilantro, orange juice and fresh mint creates a fresh and tasty dip that pairs nicely with apples, pears and pineapples!

Creamy Fruit Dip

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Thai Chicken Salad Bites

Watch our how-to video to take this lunchtime fave and whip it up in appetizer form. It's just satisfying enough to hold guests off until dinner is served, but a cinch to make.

Bacon-Wrapped Persimmon Wedges

Once roasted, the sweet persimmon morphs into a tart morsel -- the perfect foil for rich bacon.

Bacon-Wrapped Persimmon

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Goat Cheese with Sundried Tomatoes Bruschetta

Take a trip to Italy in your kitchen with this twist-on-the-classic app idea. Swap out fresh tomatoes for sundried tomatoes and top it off with goat cheese!

Goat Cheese with Sun-dried Tomato Bruschetta

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Pear & Cheese Crisps

Take pitas to a whole new level with this party snack. Creamy blue cheese and pear combine for a flavor-packed, easy appetizer. Watch our how-to video to learn how to make it yourself!

Smoked Salmon Pizza

No matter how you slice it, this salmon pizza is fast, easy and delish!

Smoked Salmon Pizza

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Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms

These one-bite wonders are stuffed with flavor! Sprinkle with cheese and drizzle with EVOO before serving.

Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms

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Spiced Olives

Give olives your own flavorful touch with our spiced-up recipe. It's an great appetizer to personalize and still a total crowd-pleaser! Watch our how-to video to learn how to make it.

Parmesan Shortbreads

This savory take on Christmas cookies might just make their sugary alternatives obsolete. Tip: Serve these crafty creations with dips.

Parmesan Shortbread

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Watch: Bacon and Bean Dip

Watch our test kitchen expert whip up this dip in a few easy steps.

Cheesy Corn Bites

These bite-size treats made with Pepper Jack cheese pack a major kick. Just put them on a platter and watch them go!

Cheesy Corn Bites

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Thai Chicken Salad Bites

Watch our how-to video to learn how to take this lunchtime fave and whip it up in appetizer form. It's just satisfying enough to hold guests off until dinner is served, but a cinch to make.

Salami-Garlic Knots

Use refrigerated pizza dough to whip up these super easy and satisfying apps. Sprinkle with chopped salami, garlic and jalapenofor a flavor blast.

Salami-Garlic knots

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Sinfully Stuffed Potato Skins

Serve this bar favorite and you're sure to have a good time. Tip: Swap out the cheddar for Pepper Jack cheese for a spicy spin.

Sinfully Stuffed Potato Skins

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Salt and Pepper Tofu

These easy Salt & Pepper Tofu bites go great with our Scallion-Garlic and Honey-Orange dipping sauces!

Salt & Pepper Tofu

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Herbed Goat Cheese Log

Serve this cheese log with bread, crackers or even pile it on veggies. The fun part: Choosing the herb. You can use basil, rosemary or thyme -- you name it!

Herbed Goat Cheese Log

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BLT Stuffed Tomatoes

Enjoy this bite-size snack with a big taste! To make: Stuff the tomatoes with the romaine a few hours before your get-together. Just before serving, sprinkle with salt, add the chipotle mayo and top off with bacon.

BLT Stuffed Tomatoes

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Retro Spinach Dip and Pumpernickel Spears

Try this classic party dip on pumpernickel spears for a little twist.

Retro Spinach Dip with Pumpernickel Spears

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Caesar Salad Skewers

This fun spin on Caesar Salads takes the hassle out of remembering which one is the salad fork!

Caesar Salad Skewers

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Herb Fritters

Guests will munch away on these bite-size snacks, so be sure to make extras! Tip: Add a half-cup of grated parmesan to the batter for a cheesy variation.

Herb Fritters

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Chipotle-Mango Guac

Serve this sweet guacamole on the table, with chips, veggies and whatever else you like!

Chipotle-Mango Guac

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Fast Holiday Apps

Check out more of our party starters and drinks to whip up for your next get-together.

BLT Stacks

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