Typical Christmas party appetizers range from traditional to fancy. This collection of Christmas appetizers combines easy, make-ahead dips and kabob recipes with splurge sensations like seafood and holiday breads.
Keep the ingredients on hand so you can make these pastry pockets at the last minute. Better yet, make them ahead, freeze, and reheat for unexpected guests.
Shredded pork? Shrimp? Smoked chicken? You can top this versatile appetizer a variety of ways.
Oysters pop open in the oven as they roast, making it easier to remove the delicious meat. Chopped onion and tomato become the tasty garnish.
Resembling ornaments to trim a tree, these cream cheese appetizers are rolled in red sweet pepper, green cilantro, and toasty brown pumpkin seeds to colorfully fill bowls and platters on buffet tables.
A tangy marinade, salty prosciutto, and fragrant basil work magic on a bounty of colorful vegetables. Use rosemary skewers for a presentation your guests will not soon forget.
Bright pink salmon and green arugula make these appetizer triangles perfect for Christmas gatherings.
Make these savory pancakes and serve as a side dish to grilled meats. Or set them out on a platter and serve as an appetizer.
These sugar-coated fried appetizers are served with a refreshing mango-pineapple sauce.
This quick vegetable side dish soup is high in fiber and vitamin A.
Gougeres are essentially cheesy popovers. These salty, cheesy puffs filled with the first crisp greens of spring and a tangy vinaigrette make irresistible appetizers.
Green icing color tints the marshmallow mixture that combines with the coconut and rice cereal for these festive holiday snacks.
Red sweet peppers and green onions add color to this smoky cheese dip. Serve it as an appetizer with bread cubes or tortilla chips.
Assorted tomatoes add a splash of summer color and garden freshness to this easy puff pastry tart appetizer.
Apricot-flavored spreadable fruit adds sweetness to this creamy-filled phyllo appetizer.
Make these sweet sugar plums for a Christmas dessert platter. Or bring them to a cookie exchange for unique gifts.