30 Easy Christmas Appetizers – Best Holiday Appetizer Recipes

These delicious Christmas appetizers will be the perfect way to to kick off your Christmas dinner or holiday party.


Pomegranate Guacamole

Pomegranate arils add a sweet crunch to this classic guac. Plus, the Christmas colors will look so cheerful with the rest of your spread!

Get the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.

Baked Brie and Prosciutto Rolls

Crispy phyllo dough and salty prosciutto give a classic baked brie a delicious upgrade.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

This blogger says her butter and poppy seed-topped roll0s are one of the best things she’s ever eaten.

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

Garlic and Herb-Roasted Shrimp

Serve this flavorful shrimp with an easy homemade cocktail sauce.

Get the recipe at Joyful Healthy Eats.

Christmas Tree Spinach Dip Breadsticks

What’s more festive—or delicious—than stuffed, pull-apart breadsticks in the shape of a Christmas tree?

Get the recipe at It’s Always Autumn.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Bites

Store bought phyllo dough make these bites a breeze to assemble.

Get the recipe at Well Plated by Erin.

Very Merry Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip

Serve this sweet and savory five-ingredient dip with a variety of crackers.

Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.

Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatballs

This blogger calls her homemade cranberry barbecue maple “heavenly.”

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

Cranberry Pistachio Cheeseball

A creamy and crunchy white cheddar cheeseball is a fool-proof Christmas appetizer everyone will enjoy.

Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.

Roasted Balsamic, Cranberry, and Brie Crostini

These bite-sized toasts are packed with all the flavors of Christmastime.

Get the recipe at NeighborFood.

Crispy and Baked Toasted Ravioli

Use your favorite flavor of packaged ravioli—this blogger chose spinach and ricotta—to make this Italian-inspired hors d’oeuvre.

Get the recipe at My Sequined Life.

Antipasto Skewers

Customize these skewers with different meat and cheeses.

Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.

Gluten-Free Chip and Guacamole Bites

This effortless, crowd-pleasing app takes just 20 minutes to put together.

Get the recipe at My Gluten-Free Kitchen.

Italian Potato Wedge Nachos

This Italian twist on nachos is also the perfect Christmas appetizer, with festive red tomatoes and green basil.

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Crostini Platter

This platter of easy two-bite crostini will give guests something to graze on as you fiddle with the main course. Choose your favorite of our 12 recipes, or make them all!

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Broiled Shrimp Vermouth

The secret to casual entertaining at home? A cocktail buffet filled with finger food. These Asian-inspired shrimp skewers are the perfect appetizer-on-a-stick recipe for your next party.

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Cranberry and Brie Bites

Cranberry and mild brie make the most tasty duo, and over puff pastry, this combination bursts with sophisticated flavor.

Get the recie at Kitchen Sanctuary.

Christmas Tree” Pull-Apart Bread

Because a real Christmas tree just isn’t enough.

Get the recipe at Eclectic Recipes.

Cranberry Pecan Brie Crostinis

These easy-to-make appetizers are a perfect mix of sweet and savory.

Get the recipe at Chef in Training.

Pimento Cheese

Whip up this classic southern cheese spread and serve in Mason jars for a extra festive touch.

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Hot Double-Onion Cheese Dip

Behold: The season’s most indulgent dip recipe.

Get the recipe at Woman’s Day.

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

These cheese balls can easily be prepared ahead of time don’t need a lot to dress them up for a party.

Get the recipe at Mom on Time Out.

Spinach Turkey Sliders With Lemon Yogurt Sauce

For a hearty appetizer that’s easy to assemble, you can’t go wrong with this slider recipe.

Get the recipe at Pillsbury.

Boozy Cherry Log

Serve with Ritz crackers as a pre-dinner appetizer or graham crackers as a post-dinner treat.

Get the recipe at Good Housekeeping.

Artichoke Dip Stuffed Bread

There’s simply no chance this isn’t going to be the most popular appetizer at your holiday party.

Get the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch.

Slow Cooker Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

These flavorful treats are so easy to make—just leave them in your slow cooker while you prepare the rest of your holiday feast.

Get the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch.

French Onion Tarlets

These decadent hors d’oeuvres are made with caramelized onions and a splash of white wine.

Get the recipe at Girl Versus Dough.

Cranberry Pepper Jelly Dip

This appetizer is almost sweet enough to serve as a dessert.

Get the recipe at Life With Crust.

Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Divide up your balls of cheese and coat with cranberries, chopped nuts, and green onion or parsley. Top with a single pretzel stick for easy-to-eat festive appetizers.

Get the recipe at Tastes Better From Scratch.

Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups

Featuring ham, swiss cheese, and a mustard glaze, there’s gooey deliciousness in every bite.

Get the recipe at High Heels and Grills.

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