15 Delicious Christmas Appetizers

Here’s a list of 15 delicious Christmas appetizers. These appetizers are guaranteed to wow the family this holiday season.

1. Carrot Stars

Carrot Stars Bites on a Toddler Plate with Extra Around the Side of the Plate

To make these super tasty Christmas carrot stars I basically followed the carrot taco recipe and only altered the ingredient amounts and cooking times slightly. These changes were to make it work for smaller, biscuit like snacks.

2. Bacon Halloumi Bites

Bacon Halloumi Bites in a serving dish with cocktail sticks

These little Bacon Halloumi Bites are SO simple to make and very quick to disappear! They’re ridiculously moreish and are perfect for any party, BBQ or gathering. With that beautifully squeaky halloumi wrapped up in sultry salty bacon, little hints of black pepper & tangy chives, you’re not gonna go far wrong are you?! (Very much like these bad boy party snacks!) Seriously – best party food EVER!

3. Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés

Mini Yorkshire Pudding Canapés with roast beef and horseradish sauce, the very best appetizer of the British cuisine. The perfect finger food for any party, like Christmas, New Year, birthdays or a posh Sunday Roast.

4. Sausage Stuffing Balls

A yorkshire pudding stuffed with roast beef, horseradish sauce and arugula salad on a white plate

Delicious, soft and juicy sausage stuffing balls made with sausage, apple, garlic and herbs. These bite sized beauties are perfect for any festive spread, be it Christmas, Thanksgiving or just because it’s the best time of the year! Serve with homemade cranberry sauce.

5. Christmas Tree Pull-Apart

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Christmas is almost here, and I’ve got one more treat that I just had to share. This adorable Christmas tree pull-apart is a quick and easy appetizer that everyone will love and takes just minutes to make. I’ve made this appetizer many times for family and friends and they have all loved it. It especially goes over well at pot-luck’s and other get-togethers. Everyone will ask you for the recipe!

6. Caprese Christmas Wreath

Caprese Salad Christmas Wreath is a festive and healthy appetiser for your Christmas table! | https://cafedelites.com

With a beautiful and thick balsamic reduction in the middle of your platter, this Caprese Christmas Wreath is the perfect starter!

7. Turkey, Cranberry, & Brie Rolls

turkey, cranberry & brie rolls

A delicious festive take on the classic sausage roll, made instead with turkey mince, cranberry sauce and brie. These mini pastry rolls will make a fantastic appetizer or party snack this Christmas!

8. Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Sausages

These brown sugar bacon-wrapped sausages are seriously like crack. They're sweet, savory, addictive, and perfect for any party you're having.

These brown sugar bacon-wrapped sausages are seriously like crack. They’re sweet, savory, addictive, and perfect for any party you’re having.

9. Spinach Dip Bites

Spinach Dip Bites served on a white plate

This Favorite Appetizer Is Filled With Spinach, Artichokes, And Three Different Cheeses, All Baked Into A Crescent Dough Cup. Spinach Dip Bites Are A Hit Every Time They’re Served At A Party Or Get Together!

10. Ham and Cheese Pinwheel

Easy Ham and Cheese Pinwheels with Puff Pastry Appetizers

While I’d be flattered if you assumed that my go-to appetizer is a beautifully styled combination of bespoke produce, a homemade fancy sauce, and some kind of European cured meat, let me tell you a little secret: it’s actually these four-ingredient Ham and Cheese Pinwheels.

11. Spinach Dip Stuffed Crescent Roll

This festive, party-perfect, pull-apart Spinach Dip Stuffed Crescent Roll Christmas Tree is a fun way to serve up your favorite cheesy spinach dip around the holidays!

This festive, party-perfect, pull-apart Spinach Dip Stuffed Crescent Roll Christmas Tree is a fun way to serve up your favorite cheesy spinach dip around the holidays!

12. Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Sausage Puffs

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Try these crispy turkey, stuffing and cranberry sausage puffs for an easy festive canapé. This recipe makes 15 and can be made well in advance, meaning you’ll be ready for all those Christmas parties

13. Puff Pastry With Pesto, Prosciutto & Cheese

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I think one of the best things about it is that is has that visual wow factor while still being really easy to make. You just put your filling between two layers of puff pastry, cut the pastry in a simple pattern (I’ve included visuals in the instructions below), and twist the sides into branches. Presto: instant Christmas meal!

14. Crock-Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs


Crock-Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs are easy to make in the slow cooker and are perfect appetizers for holiday parties and gatherings.

15. Cranberry, Pecan & Goat Cheese Balls

Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Balls Recipe

Quick, easy and totally delicious festive holiday appetizer. Perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve or any Holiday events!


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