40 of the Best Christmas Appetizers

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We gathered up over 40 of the BEST Christmas Appetizers to share with you today. All of these are so festive and delicious. Perfect for serving at a party or with family and friends.

40 of the BEST Christmas Appetizers

40 of the BEST Christmas Appetizers

Snowman Cheese Ball

This Christmas Snowman Cheese Ball Recipe will be a great addition to any meal you share with your loved ones.

Snowman Cheeseball

Cranberry Brie Bites

Cranberry Brie Bites is a quick Christmas snack that is beautiful and delicious. A pastry filled with cheese and fresh cranberries is perfect for a holiday party.

Dill Pickle Dip

Looking for a delicious snack or party dip recipe? This Dill Pickle Dip Recipe is perfect! So easy to make with only 5 ingredients, you’ll love this creamy and flavorful dip.

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries are a showstopper of a dessert that is also very easy to make. With only 5 simple ingredients, these sweet little individual cheesecakes will be the highlight of your party or dinner!

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Grape Jelly Meatballs

These three-ingredient Sweet and Spicy Grape Jelly Meatballs are so easy and delicious for a Crowd. Tender meatballs made in the slow cooker in a sweet and spicy sauce. You’ll love how quickly you can have an appetizer for your next gathering that everyone will love or also makes a simple dinner.

Christmas Tree Veggie Platter from Betty Crocker

A broccoli and tomato “tree” with pretzel “trunk” and cauliflower “snow” are delicious dippers for a cool and creamy dip.

Christmas Tree Veggie Tray

Cheesy Hot Crab Dip

This Cheesy Hot Crab Dip Recipe is a delicious baked dip with crab meat, cream cheese, buffalo sauce and parmesan. Serve this with crackers straight out of the oven.

How To Make Crab Dip

Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log from Carlsbad Cravings

This festive cheese log can be made DAYS in advance so it’s the perfect stress-free appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday party!

Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log

Ham Pickle Roll Ups

Ham Pickle Roll Ups are one of my favorite appetizers! Only three ingredients and a few minutes to make. They are always a hit at every party and Kids love them as well for an after school snack. Also a delicious Keto low-carb snack.

Ham Pickle Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Italian Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery from Plain Chicken

Italian Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery – outrageously good with only 5 ingredients! A party favorite! Can make in advance and refrigerate until ready to serve. Celery, cream cheese, Italian dressing mix, mayonnaise, and mozzarella cheese. This is always the first thing to go! Great for game day, parties, potlucks, and the holidays!

Italian Cream Cheese Stuffed Celery

Christmas Wreath Veggie Tray via Pinterest

This Veggie Wreath is such a cute and easy idea using broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes and adding the dip in the middle.

Christmas Wreath Veggie Tray

Salami Cream Cheese Roll Ups from Sugar Apron

These Salami & Cream cheese Roll Ups makes a most delicious and inspiring Christmas or New Year’s Eve finger food appetizer idea.

Salami Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Baked Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Super Easy Baked Firecracker Chicken Meatballs. The perfect blend of spicy and sweet! They make a great appetizer or main dish!

Glazed Meatballs Appetizer

Christmas Tree Skewers via Pinterest

These Christmas Tree Skewers are absolutely adorable using meat, cheese and veggies!

Christmas Tree Skewers

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip is absolutely DELICIOUS! It’s the perfect easy appetizer for holidays or parties because it’s always such a huge hit with everyone and it only takes a few minutes to make. You can even make this a couple of days ahead of time and bake it when you’re ready!

The BEST Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Rudolph Cheese Ball from No. 2 Pencil Blog

This Rudolph Cheese Ball Recipe is as adorable as it is tasty! Cheese balls are so easy to make and fun to personalize. The perfect appetizer for making ahead!

Reindeer Cheese Ball

Turkey Cranberry Sliders

Turkey Cranberry Sliders are the perfect meal to make with your leftover turkey. The combination of cranberry sauce and turkey is so good.

Turkey Cranberry Sliders are the perfect meal to make with your leftover turkey. The combination of cranberry sauce and turkey is so good.

Guacamole Christmas Tree

It’s time to start planning for those Holiday parties and we came up with this really cute & easy to make Guacamole Christmas Tree! This is such a fun Holiday appetizer that everyone will love and this will only take you minutes to make.

Christmas Tree Guacamole

Ham and Cheese Sliders

How would you like to enjoy a cheesy and meaty appetizer? This delicious Ham and Cheese Sliders Appetizer is the perfect beginning before dinner with your friends and family. This is a quick recipe that will be absolutely incredible for any day of the week.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Jalapeno Cheese Ball

A Jalapeno Cheese Ball is a great appetizer to serve to your guests this Thanksgiving and all throughout the year. It’s got the perfect about of spice and the great flavor of smoked bacon.

A Jalapeno Cheese Ball is a great appetizer to serve to your guests this Thanksgiving and all throughout the year. It's got the perfect about of spice and the great flavor of smoked bacon.

Candy Cane Cheese Board from Recipe Girl

This Candy Cane Caprese Board is a fun and delicious appetizer board for holiday entertaining.

Candy Cane Cheese Board

Little Smokies

This classic Little Smokies Recipe is a perfect addition to any party! Mixed together in a crockpot, this easily heats through while you prepare the rest of your menu and it only has 3-ingredients! A favorite of kids and adults alike, you can’t go wrong adding this recipe to your holiday events.

3-Ingredient Crockpot Little Smokies

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread from Smart School House

This festive and Cheesy Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread is loaded with cheddar, mozzarella and other cheeses for a surprise in every warm, buttery, and garlicky bite. If you are entertaining this holiday season, you definitely need to take a look this!

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Bread

Buffalo Chicken Dip

An easy buffalo chicken dip recipe is just what you need to make on game day!  This recipe is topped with crumbled blue cheese and is a perfect choice for serving with pork rinds, celery stalks, or any vegetable!

Keto Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe with blue cheese

Brownie Batter Dip

This brownie batter dip is my new favorite appetizer for parties! Who wouldn’t want to dip cookies into edible brownie batter? If you serve this dessert dip at your next football party or get-together it will surely be a hit!

Brownie Batter Dip

Christmas Tree Cheese Board from It’s Always Autumn

This Christmas tree cheese board is easy to put together and looks great on your holiday table.

Christmas Tree Cheese and Crackers Board

Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Bites

Full of cheese, bacon and jalapeños, this appetizer is everyone’s favorite. These Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Bites are crispy and cooked to perfection. They taste amazing and will be perfect at any of your get-togethers or just for a fun snack. 

jalepeno popper bites

Veggie Christmas Tree

We created this fun Veggie Christmas Tree idea for NBC’s recipe site Dinnertool.com. This is a great idea for Christmas parties & the kids gobbled this up at one of my boys class parties at school!

Christmas Veggie Tree


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3 comments on “40 of the Best Christmas Appetizers”

  1. Gayle Thompson

    I was looking for ideas for an office potluck and printed almost half of the recipes because they sounded so good. I particularly want to make the sliders.