11 Holiday Appetizers You Can Whip Up in 15 Minutes

baked caramel apple brie
Gimme Some Oven

You’ve been waiting to throw a chic holiday fete all month. The only problem? You have no time to cook or plan. (We hear you.) Problem solved: get a big-batch cocktail simmering on the stove, throw together a few of these easy 15-minute appetizers and send out email invites. Voilà! Instant Christmas bash.

mezze plate recipe
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Mezze Plate with Toasted Za’atar Pita Bread

A savory charcuterie plate with a Greek twist.

cranberry goat cheese crostini
Jessica in the Kitchen


Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini

Look up “festive” in the dictionary and you’ll find these beauties.

15 min spinach pesto
Little Spice Jar


Spinach Pesto Tortellini Salad

This will go fast. Make a double batch.

chicken salad bites
Healthy Seasonal Recipes


Chicken Salad Bites with Cranberries and Walnuts

Aww, the cutest.

buffalo sliders
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Everything’s better when it’s mini.

flatbread pizza
Let the Baking Begin


Easy Margherita Flatbread Pizza

Slice into bite-sized pieces.

candied pecan goat cheese balls
Peas and Crayons


Mini Candied Pecan Cranberry Goat Cheese Balls

The secret? They’re ready in ten minutes.

garden avocado dip
Half Baked Harvest


Garden Herb Avocado Dip

Serve with veggies, chips or warm pita bread.

funfetti dip
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell


Cake Batter Dip

So Instagrammable.

spicy edamame
Husbands That Cook


Spicy Garlic Edamame

Warning: These little guys are addictive.

baked caramel apple brie
Gimme Some Oven


10-Minute Caramel Apple Baked Brie

Yep, we saved the best for last.

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.