10 Unexpected Holiday Appetizers to Elevate Your Hosting Game
This holiday, step up your party game by mixing in one or two of these trendy riffs on classic appetizers. Why serve a plain old bowl of marinated olives when you could sprinkle them on top of a cheesy baking-sheet pizza instead? Or nix the crab dip and dish up our mouthwatering smoked salmon dip, complete with mini bagel chips. Catch our drift?
Layered Smoked Salmon Dip with Mini Bagel Chips
Smoked trout dip? Pass. Crab dip? Meh. This stunner will be scarfed in two minutes flat.
Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprout Bites
Pair with creamy dipping sauce and cute toothpicks and then watch them disappear like magic.
Bacon, Fig and Ricotta Tartines
This salty-sweet flavor combo is easy to make and even easier to devour.
Pimento Cheese Stuffed Shishito Peppers
Like a trendy, classed-up version of jalapeño poppers.
Baking-Sheet Pizza with Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes
Instead of putting those marinated olives out in a bowl, use them to top a baking-sheet pizza. Cut it into bite-size pieces and win the true love of your friends forever.
The Classiest Cheese Balls in the Universe
Coated in everything-bagel seasoning, pomegranate seeds and dill. Yum times three.
Loaded Baked Potato “Chips”
Don’t skimp on the crispy bacon.
Baked Brie with Cranberries and Pomegranate
Nothing brings your friends together like warm, gooey cheese.
Baked Gorgonzola Bites
Just like monkey bread, but easier.
Ultimate Cheese Plate with Roasted Grapes
Oh, hey, master chef. Your cheese board game is 100.