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.

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Shrimp and Bacon Dip

From Taste of the South

Shrimp and Bacon Dip

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

From Midwest Living

Red sweet peppers and green onions add color to this smoky cheese dip. Serve it as an appetizer with bread cubes or tortilla chips.

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

Stuffed Grape Leaves

From Family Circle

You'll need a steamer basket to make this Greek recipe. The bite-size grape leaf rolls are filled with a mixture of ground beef, rice, and mint and steamed until fork tender. A lemon-dill dressing gives the appetizer just a hint of tang.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

From Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this meat, cheese, and vegetable combo as antipasto on an appetizer buffet. Make and refrigerate it a day ahead, then have time to spare the day of serving.

Marinated Vegetables, Cheese, and Sausage

Bagna Cauda

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Bagna Cauda

Pretty Little Tea Sandwiches with Heart

From Midwest Living

Fill heart-shaped bread with the filling of your choice for these appetizer sandwiches. Choose from chicken, ham, or egg salad, or try a marmalade or cucumber filling.

Pretty Little Tea Sandwiches with Heart

Birds EyeŽ Southwestern Mini Corn Cake Appetizers

From Birds Eye

Birds EyeŽ Southwestern Mini Corn Cake Appetizers

Bacon Appetizer Crescents

From Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Savory dip meets crescent roll for a whole new take on hot appetizers. These toasty bites will go faster than you can say, "They have bacon."

Bacon Appetizer Crescents

Boston's Best Clam Chowder

From The Food Channel

This New England favorite is a breeze to make wherever you live. There are quite a few ingredients, but you'll find that most are already in your pantry.

Boston's Best Clam Chowder

Stuffed Mushrooms

From Better Homes and Gardens

Take your pick from these versions of stuffed mushrooms. Use prosciutto, feta cheese, or pesto to change the flavors.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Mediterranean Nachos

From Better Homes and Gardens

Artichokes, roasted red pepper, and feta cheese put a Mediterranean spin on standard nachos. It's an easy appetizer that always disappears quickly.

Mediterranean Nachos

Sweet and Sassy Meatballs

From Better Homes and Gardens

The cranberry and barbecue sauce bring a sweet and savory combination to this 30-minute appetizer recipe. Planning a party? Use the simple make-ahead directions.

Sweet and Sassy Meatballs

Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

From Heart-Healthy Living

A flavorful cheese filling is spooned into miniature sweet peppers to make this colorful appetizer.

Herbed Cheese Mini Peppers

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

From Midwest Living

These chicken wings, sweetly glazed with pineapple juice, ketchup and soy sauce, are fun appetizers to serve at tailgate parties and potlucks.

Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Wings

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bacon-Wrapped Smokies

Creamy White Bean & Herb Dip

From Fine Cooking Magazine

This new take on bean dip is equally good served cold or at room temperature.

Creamy White Bean & Herb Dip

Hot Chocolate-Banana Wontons

From Midwest Living

These sugar-coated fried appetizers are served with a refreshing mango-pineapple sauce.

Hot Chocolate-Banana Wontons

Beer and Cheddar Fondue

From Better Homes and Gardens

This beer-and-cheese recipe forms a fabulous cheesy crust at the bottom of the fondue pot that's as precious as liquid gold. All your guests will want a fair share.

Beer and Cheddar Fondue

Stuffed Mushrooms

From MorningStar Farms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Shrimp Skewers

From Family Circle

These bacon-wrapped shrimp are bushed with a sweet and spicy glaze. You may want to make a double batch of the appetizers--they're sure to go quickly.

Shrimp Skewers

Layered Greek Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Follow the make-ahead directions and prepare this yummy appetizer recipe a day ahead of time and it will be ready to serve when the party starts.

Layered Greek Dip

reuben dip

From Family Circle

What happens when you mix the ingredients for a Reuben sandwich in a casserole? You wind up with this yummy hot dip. Serve the appetizer with rye crackers or party rye bread.

reuben dip

Tempura Green Beans with Chile, Garlic, and Sesame Aioli

From Tyler Florence

Tempura Green Beans with Chile, Garlic, and Sesame Aioli

Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Spinach

From EatingWell

This take on the classic bacon-wrapped appetizer uses prosciutto instead to wrap meaty scallops. High-quality Italian prosciutto, found at well-stocked supermarkets or Italian specialty stores, has an incomparable melt-in-your-mouth texture. It's more expensive, but you only need a little for this recipe. Make it a meal: Serve with an unoaked chardonnay and our recipe for Wild Rice Salad or whole-wheat orzo tossed with Parmesan cheese.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Spinach

Marinated Lime Shrimp Appetizer

From Midwest Living

Fresh fruit and shrimp add a burst of freshness to your appetizer buffet. The lime-and-cilantro marinade gives the seafood a flavorful punch.

Marinated Lime Shrimp Appetizer

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