Delight your guests and spread the Christmas cheer with these 35 Christmas appetizers that taste delicious and are insanely easy to make. We have great appetizer ideas from delicious dips to easy finger foods, spreads, and more hors-d’oeuvres that can either be prepped ahead or last minute. These crowd-pleasing appetizers will give the perfect start to your Christmas feast and leave your guests asking for more.
Mini Cheese Ball Bites
We’re cheesing out over this cute appetizer. Coat cheese balls with cranberries, chopped nuts, and green onions or parsley and place a single pretzel stick in each. Your guests will love this super easy way of eating cheeseballs. Get the recipe from Tastes Better From Scratch.
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Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups
Always a crowd favourite, this easy Christmas appetizer features Black Forest Ham, swiss cheese, and a delicious mustard glaze. Every bite is soft and gooey on the inside, brown and crisp on the outside. Get the recipe from High Heels and Grills.
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Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites
Nothing kicks of a holiday party like these loaded potato minis. These easy homemade Christmas appetizers have it all – baked potato with gooey cheese and sour cream, salty crumbled bacon and green onions on top! Get the recipe from The Comfort of Cooking.
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Pine Cone Cheese Ball with Almonds
This creative Christmas appetizer resembles a pine tree and is always a big hit. Not only it looks great, this cheese ball appetizer made with cream cheese, green onions, crispy bacon, dill weed, and topped with almond is also a crowd-pleaser. Get the recipe from Living Locurto.
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Christmas Tree Sausage Wraps
Another awesome holiday-themed Christmas appetizer, these delicious wraps can be made ahead of time and refrigerated before serving. Filled with pork, cheddar cheese, cream cheese and rolled in to spinach wraps, they are stacked and served in the shape of a Christmas tree. Get the recipe from Living Locurto.
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Easy Cinnamon Stars
4 ingredients and 15 minutes are all it takes to make these super simple appetizers. Fry wonton wrappers and toss cinnamon and sugar over it and voila! You can make these appetizers ahead of time and also try different shapes and dressings. Get the recipe from Take Two Tapas.
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Roasted Beet, Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Honey Crostini
This light, colourful, and healthy vegetarian appetizer is perfect to set the tone of a Christmas party. With a combination of roasted beet, arugula, goat cheese & honey crostini, this recipe is packed with vitamins! Get the recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Toasted Hazelnuts
Love brussel sprouts? Love bacon? This unique Christmas appetizer will turn your dream combination into a reality, in combination with maple syrup and toasted hazelnuts. No way you can say no that! Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.
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Crab Stuffed Mushroom with Garlic and Gouda
Crab, cheese, and vegetables stuffed into mushroom caps and gouda on top, gives you an easy-peasy holiday appetizer that takes only 25 minutes but your guests will remember for a long time as their go-to-party food. Get the recipe from Peas & Crayons.
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Cranberry Almond Spinach Salad
If you are hosting a holiday party, you have to make this Christmas themed salad. Toasted almonds, cranberries and baby spinach are tossed together and ladened with sesame seed dressing.You can’t go wrong with this perfect pre-meal starter. Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.
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Holiday Cheese Wreath
After eatable Christmas trees, stars, snowman, we now share with you the eatable Christmas wreath. This cheesy Christmas appetizer is made by arranging cheese cubes in a ring and accenting it with cherry tomatoes, rosemary, and red bell peppers. Get the recipe from Five Heart Home.
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Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
A holiday favorite, this festive dip has the flavour of gingerbread and the rich, creaminess of cheesecake and can be whipped up in 5 minutes. Served best with complementary graham crackers to enjoy all the rich creamy goodness. Get the recipe from Food, Folks and Fun.
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Ricotta and Prosciutto Cracker Appetizer
These delicious cracker appetizers are made with ricotta cheese mixture, topped with rolled up proscuitto and a drizzle of honey. Even better that they only take under 20 minutes to make and cost less than $10. You can make them well ahead of time and save yourself from last-minute Christmas cooking stress.Get the recipe from Seasonly.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Santas
What’s Christmas without Santa? Cheesecake mixture filled in halved strawberries decorated with black icing. These are the most adorable Christmas appetizers that are surprisingly easy to make, taste like heaven, and just looks awwww! Get the recipe from Raining Hot Coupons.
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That’s a lot of appetizers to start your Christmas baking. You can never run out of ideas. These delicious Christmas appetizers are easy to make, look great and affordable.They are also perfect for all age groups.
For more festive ideas, check out our Christmas page.