The 13 Best Christmas Party Appetizers, Hands Down, No Contest
You’ve got the cocktails covered. Now it’s time for appetizers, aka the real reason everyone loves a good Christmas party so much. Complement your festive fête with these 13 culinary showstoppers.
Spicy Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
Sweet, salty and spicy: It’s the full package.
Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange
When it’s this good, don’t mess with a classic.
French Onion Cups
Your favorite cheesy soup, now in bite-size form.
Classy Cheese Balls
You'll win with one—or all three of these—flavors: everything bagel goat cheese ball, lemon-dill cheddar cheese ball or pomegranate blue cheese ball.
Roasted Mixed Nuts
They’re nuts, so they’re healthy. Right?
Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Bites
Dish them up with tangy dipping sauce and cute toothpicks.
Easy Skillet Mushroom and Gouda Fondue
We will eat cheese dip anywhere, anytime. Double up on the crostini.
Roasted Herbed Veggie Chips
Sneak in a serving of veggies with these addicting crunchers.
If all veggies tasted like this, we’d actually eat vegetables.
Baked Mac-And-Cheese Bites
No offense to our beloved Kraft box, but this delectable bite takes our forever favorite to a whole new level.
Slow-Cooker Chex Mix
This easy-as-can-be recipe puts the pre-packaged snack to shame.
Fact: Guests love dipping stuff in other stuff. Good thing this salty-sweet dip is versatile enough to pair with pretzels or sliced fruit.
Chocolate Peppermint Cups
Don’t mind us. We live here beneath the appetizer table now.