Looking for a holiday appetizer that will be a crowd pleaser? These 20+ easy Christmas appetizers will be the PERFECT finger foods at your Christmas party this year! From a silky, creamy dip to a perfectly bite-sized snack, these Christmas appetizer ideas will have your family and friends crawling back for more!

Easy Appetizers for the Holidays

If you’re all about easy, quick appetizers to prep your guests’ tastebuds before the big holiday party begins, these easy appetizer recipes will make your Christmas day packed full of flavors from the very beginning. 

To start off, try these light, plant-based Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with a blue cheese dip on the side to make a delicious appetizer. 

You can’t go wrong with our crunchy Baked Garlic Parmesan Wings that the whole party will eat up (not to mention that are great on a game day, too!). 

Lastly, our Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks have the perfect spicy kick covered in Ranch dressing and topped with green onion. 

Best Christmas Appetizer Recipes

Check out these different types of appetizers and try them out at your Christmas parties this year!

Meatballs are served in a white bowl for an appetizer.

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Four ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time is all you need to make these Grape Jelly Meatballs in your Crockpot! Ketchup and grape jelly combine to form the best sweet and tangy sauce. Your game day or holiday party guests will keep coming back for more of this delicious bite-sized appetizer!
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A plate of cranberry brie bites are served for a Thanksgiving appetizer.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Baked brie is getting a bite-sized makeover in this irresistible Cranberry Brie Bites recipe! Puff pastry dough is filled with brie cheese and cranberry sauce, baked in the oven, then topped with roasted pecans and fresh rosemary. This sweet and savory appetizer is perfect for holiday parties, Thanksgiving, or Christmas celebrations!
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Spiced pecans with cinnamon sugar in a white snack bowl for a party.

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Easily make a big batch of this Cinnamon Sugar Pecans Recipe to have on hand for the holiday season. It is so simple to mix raw nuts with whipped egg whites, then toss them in a cinnamon-spiced sweet coating, and bake in the oven. These candied nuts are perfect to serve at a holiday party, include in your favorite recipes, or even package as a Christmas gift!
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Pecans are toasted and snacked on from a white bowl.

Savory Spiced Pecans

This easy recipe for Savory Spiced Pecans is the perfect sweet and spicy snack for the holiday season. Raw pecans are tossed in butter, maple syrup, and Cajun seasoning then baked in the oven to toasted deliciousness. Enjoy these roasted nuts on their own, add to salads, soups, and baked goods, or give as a DIY gift!
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Creamy crab stuffed mushrooms are served on a white tray.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Loaded with a creamy and cheesy filling, this Crab Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is the best and easiest appetizer for a holiday or party! Pair jumbo lump crab meat with cream cheese and fill white button or baby bella mushroom caps then bake in the oven until they’re golden and crispy.
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A round, white plate is full of stuffed mushrooms.

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

You’ll want to double the batch because these Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms will disappear fast! Filled with a hearty and creamy mixture, and topped with a crunchy breadcrumb, the end result is irresistible. These savory morsels are one of the best appetizer recipes to make for the holidays or your next game-day gathering!
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Pigs in a blanket, wrapped in crescent rolls, are served with a dish of ketchup.

Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a Blanket is a super simple appetizer recipe that only needs two ingredients. To make this easy breakfast or party food, slice crescent rolls into strips, then roll them around Lit’l Smokies and bake in the oven. You can serve this quick snack anytime, but it’s especially perfect as an appetizer at your next game day or holiday gathering!
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Classic deviled egg recipe with paprika and fresh dill on a white serving plate.

Classic Deviled Eggs Recipe

Classic Deviled Eggs are actually super easy to make from scratch if you know the basic steps and a few simple tricks! A creamy egg yolk filling is made from mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, and fresh dill and then piped into hard-boiled egg whites. All of your guests are going to keep going back for seconds for this irresistible appetizer recipe, perfect for Easter brunch or holiday parties!
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Easy stuffed artichokes are served on a white plate.

Stuffed Artichokes

Add this Stuffed Artichokes recipe to your menu for dinner parties, holidays, or special occasions! Artichokes are filled with breadcrumbs, Italian seasonings, and Parmesan cheese, then baked in oven until the hearts are tender and the crumbs are crispy. Serve this dish as a vegetarian appetizer or as a side dish along with steak, chicken, or seafood!
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Sausage balls are the perfect snack for a Super Bowl party.

Keto Sausage Balls

You won’t even miss the carbs in this Keto Sausage Balls recipe! A special ingredient replaces the traditional Bisquick and gets mixed together with shredded cheese, Ranch seasoning, and then baked in the oven until perfectly golden brown. Serve this deceptively healthy appetizer at your next game day, holiday, or Super Bowl party and watch them disappear before your eyes!
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A chip is loaded with hot spinach artichoke dip for an appetizer.

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party favorite sure to impress all your friends and family. Sauté some spinach, then mix in artichoke hearts, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan, then bake in the oven until it’s golden and bubbly. This recipe is easy to adjust for a slow cooker and the perfect holiday or Super Bowl eparty food.
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Blueberry goat cheese is served alongside crackers on a white plate.

Honey Blueberry Goat Cheese Log

Whip up this sweet and savory Honey Blueberry Goat Cheese Log for your next party appetizer!  This healthy goat cheese spread recipe is refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and an absolutely addicting snack.
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Easy jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon are served on a white plate.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

Once you pop, you won’t be able to stop eating these Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers! Spicy peppers are stuffed with creamy cheeses, wrapped in bacon, and then baked in the oven until crisp and bubbling over. These low-carb and keto-friendly appetizers are a huge hit at holiday parties or game day gatherings!
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Low-carb spinach filled mushrooms are served on a white tray at a party.

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

This easy, cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe makes the perfect bite-sized appetizer for holidays and parties! Simply mix artichoke hearts and frozen spinach with cream cheese and mozzarella, then stuff the filling into baby bella or white button mushrooms to bake in the oven.
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Shrimp is served with a glass of cocktail sauce.

Shrimp Cocktail

When you serve Shrimp Cocktail, you can turn a holiday get together into a party! It is quick and easy to boil fresh shrimp in seasoned water for the best ever flavor, then don’t forget to pair it with a homemade cocktail sauce. Wow your friends and family with a low-carb and healthy snack that is ready in only 20 minutes.
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A hand is shown picking up a bacon wrapped date.

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Sweet and savory Bacon-Wrapped Dates will have all of your holiday party guests asking for the recipe! Pitted dates are filled with goat cheese and fresh herbs, surrounded in a strip of bacon, and then baked to crispy perfection. This fun bite-sized appetizer is incredibly quick and easy to make and can even be prepared in advance!
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A spoon scooping out a tablespoon of a fig jam recipe from a glass jar.

Homemade Fig Jam

This Homemade Fig Jam recipe is made with fresh figs, a touch of honey, a bit of lemon juice, and does not require additional pectin or gelatin.  This easy, healthy, gluten-free and vegetarian recipe is great for breakfast on toast and biscuits, or served up on a cracker with goat cheese as a dinner party appetizer!
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A hand scooping salmon dip with a cracker.

5-Minute Smoked Salmon Dip

Make your own Smoked Salmon Dip in just 5 minutes with this easy recipe for a low-carb and keto appetizer option! Salmon is quickly mixed with cream cheese, yogurt, lemon, dill, and chives. Prep this snack ahead of time to make your next holiday party a breeze.
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A wooden toothpick that is picking up a buffalo cauliflower from a white plate with ranch dressing in the background.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are an amazing healthy and plant-based alternative to classic chicken wings. This easy recipe coats cauliflower florets in batter before baking them in the oven, tossing in spicy buffalo sauce, and then finishing to crispy perfection. Serve this vegan and easy-to-make gluten-free appetizer along with ranch or blue cheese to round out your game day menu!
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A bowl of low-carb buffalo chicken dip is eaten with celery.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

Let your Crockpot do the work for you with this creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe. Spicy buffalo sauce, cream cheese, ranch dressing and shredded chicken combine to form the best game day or Super Bowl party appetizer. Chicken wing dip is so quick and easy to make and will have your guests begging you for the recipe!
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Golden duchess potatoes are served on a plate for a side.

Duchess Potatoes

Ditch the mashed potatoes for gorgeous Duchess Potatoes with this easy-to-make recipe! Boiled potatoes mixed with milk and egg yolks are piped and baked in the oven for a crispy outside and fluffy inside. Make your holiday table for Thanksgiving or Christmas extra fancy by serving this impressive side dish!
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Ranch seasoned pretzels are a delicious treat for a get together.

Ranch Seasoned Pretzels

Ranch Seasoned Pretzels will quickly become your new go-to for a tasty and simple snack. It is so easy to toss pretzel sticks or twists with a butter, ranch, and dill mixture and then lightly bake for a delicious treat. Serve this recipe up at your next holiday party or put out a big bowl on game day and watch them disappear!
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A large bacon wrapped scallop with parsley as a garnish.

Pan-Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon Wrapped Scallops are wonderfully tender, perfectly pan-seared, and topped with a buttery garlic sauce.  This low-carb, Paleo, and Whole30 scallop recipe is a quick, easy, and healthy main dish to serve for Valentine’s Day dinner or a romantic date night in!
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Potatoes are baked twice, topped with bacon and cheese, and served with sour cream and chives.

Loaded Potato Skins

Loaded Potato Skins are one of the best game day appetizers out there! To make this recipe, just bake the potatoes, scoop out some of the insides, roast again, then fill with a cheesy, bacon mixture, and toss them back in the oven. Serve this snack at a Super Bowl party for a crispy, oven-baked treat the whole crowd will love.
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A fall harvest salad with fried goat cheese next to it.

Fried Goat Cheese

Fried Goat Cheese is full of fresh herbs and honey, coated in a Panko breadcrumb crust, and then lightly pan-seared to crispy golden perfection. Serve this cheese ball recipe on top of your favorite salad or as an appetizer for a party!
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Garlic parmesan chicken wings with a sprinkle of parsley for a Super Bowl party appetizer.

Garlic Parmesan Baked Chicken Wings

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Wings are baked in the oven until the skin is perfectly crunchy and crispy.  A sauce of lemon juice, oil and a bit of cornstarch are the secret ingredients for an ultra crispy recipe.   Serve this easy appetizer at your next game day or Super Bowl party and watch them disappear before your eyes!
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A collection of Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks with ranch dressing drizzled on top.

Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

Buffalo chicken dip celery sticks are loaded up with spicy chicken and then covered in ranch dressing for the perfect party snack or Super Bowl appetizer!  Mix together shredded chicken with a buffalo wing sauce for a quick, easy, low-carb, and keto finger food recipe.
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Buffalo chicken meatballs with a drizzle of ranch dressing on an appetizer plate.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce and then cooked in the slow cooker or Crock-Pot for an easy and hands-off appetizer recipe.  These bite-sized snacks are a healthy and low-carb finger food idea perfect for game days, holidays, or Super Bowls.  Easily meal prep these ahead of time so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your party!
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Homemade pita bread is dipped into an eggplant spread.

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a healthy and authentic Mediterranean recipe sure to impress. This easy, vegetarian spread is a unique twist on hummus, and only needs roasted eggplant, oil, Tahini, and some spices. Next time you’re craving a low-carb dip, reach for this dish and dig in!
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Easy Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

This Easy Tomato Bruschetta is an authentic Italian recipe that is the absolute best appetizer when you’re in a pinch! Simply combine tomatoes with garlic, basil, and balsamic vinegar for an easy mix. Pile it on a toasted baguette, enjoy it as a dip, or top your favorite grilled chicken for a quick and easy Italian dinner.
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Fried blooming onion is topped with fresh parsley and plated for an appetizer.

Air Fryer Blooming Onion

Recreate Outback’s classic Blooming Onion at home with this healthier air fryer recipe! You’ll learn the easiest way to cut a blooming onion, the best method for coating it in breadcrumbs, and then the perfect time and temperature to air fry so it comes out beautifully golden, crisp, and tender. Serve it up with a side of blooming onion dipping sauce for a delicious appetizer or party snack!
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Creamy hummus is served with vegetables and pita.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the perfect recipe to satisfy your Sabra cravings. You only need chickpeas, roasted red peppers, garlic, tahini, and olive oil to make this delicious dish. Next time you’re looking for a quick and easy snack, skip the store-bought version and make your own healthy, homemade hummus!
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Air fryer pizza rolls are easy to make and perfect for a party.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Look no further than this Air Fryer Pizza Rolls recipe for a super quick and easy game day or holiday party appetizer. It couldn’t be simpler than opening a bag, tossing pizza rolls in an air fryer, and setting a timer. Once you know how to cook these frozen snacks in the air fryer, it’s time to start the celebration!
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A stack of fried zucchini fritters with sour cream on top.

Crispy Zucchini Fritters

Crispy Zucchini Fritters are a healthy and delightful appetizer or side! Combine grated zucchini with Parmesan cheese and garlic, lightly pan-fry them, and then bake them in the oven. This quick and easy gluten-free and vegetarian dish is delicious with your favorite creamy sauce.
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Gluten-free Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs with a toothpick placed in the middle for a delicious snack.

Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs w/ Lemon Dill Yogurt Sauce

Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs that are baked in the oven and served with a Lemon, Dill & Feta Yogurt Sauce recipe.
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Pumpkin seeds in a white bowl with a pumpkin behind it.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds in Oven

Easily learn How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds to enjoy all throughout Fall! Discover the best way to separate the white seeds from the pumpkin flesh, then season and bake them in the oven to toasted perfection. Snack on these deliciously healthy morsels, or use them as a crunchy addition to soups, salads, and more!
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A bowl of apple chips is enjoyed for a healthy snack.

Air Fryer Apple Chips

Crispy Air Fryer Apple Chips are the best healthy snack recipe! Quickly dehydrate thin apple slices in the air fryer into crunchy perfection. Sprinkle with cinnamon for an easy and flavorful after school treat.
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