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.

Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

Promote dairy in this delightful treat. Light cream cheese holds these pretty appetizers together. Use whole wheat tortillas for added fiber and to make the easy appetizer or snacks diabetic-friendly.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups

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

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

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

Fire and Ice Shrimp

Add this spicy shrimp appetizer to your party or potluck menu. It's the perfect make-ahead recipe for any gathering.

From Family Circle

Fire and Ice Shrimp

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

Pecan Cheese Logs

Include make-ahead appetizers such as these cheddar cheese logs in your party menu. Green chiles and cayenne pepper give a Tex-Mex style to the spread.

From Family Circle

Pecan Cheese Logs

Crunchy Cereal Wreaths

Green icing color tints the marshmallow mixture that combines with the coconut and rice cereal for these festive holiday snacks.

From Parents

Crunchy Cereal Wreaths

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

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

From Midwest Living

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

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

Cheesy Broccoli and Tomato Flatbread

From Family Circle

Cheesy Broccoli and Tomato Flatbread

Trio of Dips

From Family Circle

Trio of Dips

Warm Layered Dip

From Family Circle

Warm Layered Dip

Ham and Cheese Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ham and Cheese Dip

Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce

Ideal for game day or any day, these crunchy sweet potato bites make for an amazing appetizer, especially when dipped in a 60-second yogurt chive sauce.

From Diabetic Living

Sweet Potato Fritters with Yogurt Chive Dipping Sauce

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Peapod-wrapped shrimp is placed on skewers with mandarin oranges for this fresh, low-fat appetizer.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

Spiced Nuts

Your family will love this nutty snack recipe that can be prepared in just 30 minutes--or give unexpected guests something to munch on.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spiced Nuts

Spinach-Parmesan Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Parmesan Dip

Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip

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

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pineapple-Black Bean Guacamole

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spinach-Artichoke Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Dried Tomato and White Bean Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Dried Tomato and White Bean Dip

Layered Greek Dip

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Layered Greek Dip

Mediterranean Veggie Dip

Add a Mediterranean flair to your menu with this delicious vegetable dip. This make-ahead recipe can be prepared up to one week in advance.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mediterranean Veggie Dip

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