Popular Christmas Appetizers Recipes

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.

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

These yummy pecans are super for snacking, but they also make wonderful holiday or hostess gifts. Why use cane sugar? Cane sugar has a lower melting point than the more common beet sugar, which makes cane sugar better for candied glazes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

These rich and crumbly cheese wafers boast slice-and-bake ease. Serve with pepper jelly or a mixture of pepper jelly and cream cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheese Wafers with Pepper Jelly

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

Panko -- extra-crispy Japanese bread crumbs -- give the crusts of these savory small cheesecakes a pleasingly crunchy texture. Grind walnuts in a food processor or blender until they're as fine as cornmeal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tuscan Cheesecake Bites

Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Refrigerated piecrust makes these cheesy leek-and-olive appetizers a snap to make. For fun, purchase olives at a gourmet market's olive bar -- they're usually filled with a fantastic selection.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Goat Cheese-Olive Bites

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

These little appetizers are the grown-up version of pigs in a blanket. They take less than an hour including bake time—sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese or finely shredded Gruyere cheese on top for a warm, cheesy appetizer or snack.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

Ham Sliders

From Midwest Living

Ham Sliders

Hot Holiday Apple Cider

From Midwest Living

Hot Holiday Apple Cider

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

These easy cheese and onion appetizers use refrigerated pizza dough, saving you prep time.

From Midwest Living

Gouda and Red Onion Pizza

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Prepare these weenies and cheddar-beer sauce the day before so all you have to do is warm in a slow cooker with a car adapter on game day.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Red peppers and velvet-soft artichokes stud this warm Swiss cheese dip that makes for the perfect party or potluck appetizer.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Artichoke Dip

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

Fluffy mashed potatoes meet crispy bacon and salty blue cheese in this hearty slow cooker dip.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon-Cheddar Potato Dip

White Bean and Tomato Bruschetta

Almost everything for this appetizer can be made ahead. Assemble and heat the bruschetta just before serving. Then relax.

From Diabetic Living

White Bean and Tomato Bruschetta

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

From Diabetic Living

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

Polynesian Glazed Wings

Serve these appetizer wings for a party. The recipe is quick: It calls for frozen chicken wing drummettes so there's less prep than having to split the wings yourself.

From Diabetic Living

Polynesian Glazed Wings

Polenta Bruschetta

From Diabetic Living

Polenta Bruschetta

Nutty Cheese-Topped Figs

When you have a craving for a bit of something sweet, try one of these bite-size treats. The combo of figs, nuts, and cream cheese will satisfy you--at only 3 g carbs per bite.

From Diabetic Living

Nutty Cheese-Topped Figs

Mediterranean Pizzettas

From Diabetic Living

Mediterranean Pizzettas

Fresh Mozzarella with Basil

Follow the basic five-ingredient recipe or vary the cheese and herbs to create more flavors. For pretty color to serve on a Christmas buffet, serve this appetizer with baguette slices and tomatoes.

From Diabetic Living

Fresh Mozzarella with Basil

Crispy Cheese Chips

Layer wonton wrappers with garlic, basil, and Parmesan cheese for a snack or appetizer that provides big flavor with limited fat.

From Diabetic Living

Crispy Cheese Chips

Cranberry-Citrus Meatballs

From Diabetic Living

Cranberry-Citrus Meatballs

Holiday Magic Wands

Your kitchen becomes an enchanted place when you let the kids dip pretzels into chocolate to make colorful magic wands.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Holiday Magic Wands

Bruschetta with Two Toppers

Make this appetizer recipe two different ways. One way features arugula, artichokes, and Brie. The other showcases fennel, plum tomatoes, and capers.

From Diabetic Living

Bruschetta with Two Toppers

Apricot-Honey Mustard Sausage Bites

From Diabetic Living

Apricot-Honey Mustard Sausage Bites

Chocolate Rum Truffles

Creamy, rich, and elegant, chocolate truffles are well worth the time and care they require.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate Rum Truffles

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