This collection is full of Christmas Appetizers that are as festive and as fun to make as they are to eat! Easy Christmas appetizers like these are perfect for serving at Christmas dinner, bringing to potlucks, and setting out for holiday open houses and cocktail parties.
Includes recipes suitable for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and low carb diets.
The holidays are all about entertaining, so what could be better than a collection of flavorful and easy to make Christmas appetizers? That’s right, I’ve done the searching so you don’t have to, and have put together this list of Christmas appetizers that are as festive and as fun to make as they are to eat!
Easy appetizers like these are perfect for serving at Christmas dinners, bringing to potlucks, and setting out for holiday open houses and cocktail parties. And I love to keep a couple of them stashed in the fridge and ready to serve in case unexpected visitors drop by.
And, if you want even more holiday recipes, you’ll want to check out my Instant Pot Thanksgiving Holiday Menu and these Air Fryer Thanksgiving and Christmas Recipes.
I truly think that this collection of cheese appetizers, meat appetizers, and vegetarian appetizers is sure to make your holiday season merry and bright!
Christmas Cheer Cheese Appetizers
In my opinion, it’s really not a party unless there’s a delightful assortment of cheeses to snack on. And these cheerful cheese appetizers check all the holiday boxes! From baked feta (make in the air fryer), pinecone cheese balls, and smoked cream cheese to raspberry brie tartlets, kid-approved Mac and cheese balls, and Mexican cheese dip, these festive creations are sure to please!
Air Fryer Baked Feta Appetizer
Air Fryer Feta Cheese Appetizer is warm, creamy, and so delicious. And since it’s super quick and easy to make, it’s perfect for holiday entertaining.
Christmas Crostini with Pomegranate Feta and Pistachio
These gorgeous Pistachio, Feta, and Pomegranate Crostinis are a great way to bring some Christmas color and flavor to your holiday table.
Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls
Just 3 ingredients are all that’s needed to whip up this totally crave-worthy and kid-approved mac and cheese balls appetizer.
These Air Fryer Wontons seem complicated but are surprisingly easy to make. With a warm cream cheese filling and air fried to crispy perfection, this take-out inspired appetizer is sure to be a favorite.
Everyone loves chips and dip, and this classic queso dip made in the air fryer is quick, easy, and totally delicious. Feliz Navidad indeed!
You will love this Christmas Caprese Salad with tomatoes, bocconcini, and fresh basil presented in the shape of a candy cane. A lovely, simple Christmas appetizer that will add a festive touch to your holiday table!
This Christmas cheese ball recipe makes a simple and tasty side! It’s perfect for parties and family dinners because it is a classic combination of sweet and savory flavors.
I love entertaining with easy delicious go-to Christmas appetizers. This Raspberry Brie Tartlet recipe is a beautiful and simple puff pastry tartlet stuffed with raspberry jam, brie, and a sprig of thyme.
Impress your loved ones with these phyllo cup appetizers filled with cheese, apples and bacon. They’re a creamy-savory twist on a classic cheeseball with crackers. The crunchy phyllo shell is better than regular crackers.
There are four flavors of this holiday side: White Cheddar Rosemary Pomegranate, Pimento Cheese, Garlic Chive Goat-Cheese, and Cranberry Pecan. This dish will be the star of the show at your party or family get-together.
This is the ultimate, easy, festive, and delicious appetizer! This Cranberry Goat Cheese Roll is SO EASY with Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Ground Cinnamon, Fine Sea, Salt, and Pecans – yum!
This Festive Pine Cone Cheese Ball is the best appetizer for any Christmas party. It’s a creative variation on a traditional cheese ball. This recipe will definitely please any crowd!
These simple Cranberry Brie Bites are truly heavenly. The brie is so soft, melty, and delicious and contrasts the sweet-tart taste of the cranberries perfectly. And after all, everything tastes better with brie!
This Christmas Tree Cheese Ball recipe is a fun and festive appetizer for any party platter. The sun-dried tomato and herb flavors are perfect for a festive crowd.
What could be better than a delicious warm cheesy dip? This recipe literally begs you to find something to scoop it up with. Smoked Cream Cheese has an unparalleled level of flavor plus, you can make it spicy, sweet and everywhere in between.
Festive Meat Appetizers
Hearty and satisfying meat is the star of the show in these perfect-for-the-holidays appetizers. Beef, pork, poultry, and seafood are all represented in dishes like French charcuterie, bruschetta, shrimp cocktail, and meatballs. And with an assortment of flavorful wraps and rolls, you’ll have plenty of finger food options to choose from.
A classic French Charcuterie platter is an ideal appetizer for all types of holiday events. Whether it’s a holiday open house, cocktail party, or pre-Christmas dinner drinks, these tips for how to make a charcuterie board quickly and easily will cover all your Christmas entertaining needs.
These Instant Pot meatballs are so simple to make, and only take five minutes to cook! A classic party appetizer that is great for Christmas buffets, parties and potlucks, these tasty meatballs are also gluten free and low carb, making them suitable for a range of dietary needs.
Slow cooker grape jelly meatballs are a family favorite party food. The perfect combination of smoky, sweet, and tangy, these flavorful meatballs require just 3 ingredients and virtually no work at all to make, so they’re perfect for the busy Christmas season.
Air Fryer Sausage Rolls are a super fun finger food that both kids and adults alike will love. An 4-ingredient easy to make appetizer or snack that’s also flavorful and satisfying.
These bacon-wrapped dates are stuffed with goat cheese and brushed with maple syrup. That’s right – this super simple 4 ingredient Christmas appetizer is baked to perfection. You can never go wrong with bacon, am I right?!
If you’re looking for a Christmas party appetizer to excite your taste buds, look no further! This Sardine, Tomato, and Red Onion Bruschetta is topped with fresh parsley and paired with champagne or wine.
If you want to have a healthier leaner option available at your holiday party, try these turkey pinwheels. They are easy to make and pretty to look at. Made with easy ingredients that you probably already have, these turkey wraps make a great side or even a healthy lunch option for yourself!
Shrimp cocktails are a classic appetizer because they’re elegant, simple, and so delicious. All you have to do is pick up some store bought cocktail sauce and poach the shrimp for 5 minutes.
Seared Scallops are the perfect Christmas appetizer because they’re fancy and super quick. They’re ready in 10 minutes and all you need is Olive oil, Salt, pepper, Butter, Minced garlic, and Chopped parsley for garnish.
This steak and shiitake mushroom bruschetta crostini is an easy-to-make appetizer that will impress your Christmas guests. It’s quick to throw together for last-minute visitors or just because you’re craving something delicious.
Verry Merry Vegetarian Appetizers
Flavorful fresh fruits and vegetables add a wonderful balance to much of the rich foods served at Christmas, and this assortment of vegetarian appetizers, including a beautiful fruit salad and fresh fruit platter, stuffed onions and mushrooms, blistered peppers and air fried asparagus, will please both the eyes and the palate.
This 3-ingredient easy Christmas fruit salad recipe is the perfect Christmas and winter appetizer, side dish, or dessert! Colorful and flavorful, beautiful fresh fruit is a great way to start off your Christmas dinner or holiday brunch.
Air Fryer Asparagus is a perfect healthy appetizer! It’s beautiful green color is ideally suited for Christmastime, and it cooks up quickly and easily in the air fryer, freeing up that precious oven space when you need it most.
Deviled Strawberries are a deliciously sweet red and white treat that’s perfect for Christmas parties and potlucks. And the kids will love helping make these cute Christmas snacks.
A bountiful mezze platter is great for serving at holiday cocktail parties and open houses, as it truly offers something for everyone. Learn how easy it to assemble a gorgeous vegetarian mezze platter that’s perfect for your Christmas entertaining needs.
A colorful array of fresh fruit will be a welcome addition to any Christmas gathering! Easy to assemble yet impressive looking, a festive fruit tray is sure to become one of your go-to holiday traditions.
Guacamole and chips is a must-have party appetizer, and Christmas is no exception! Homemade adobo guacamole is full of flavor and its festive green color makes it the perfect addition to your holiday table.
Instant Pot Deviled Eggs with Sour Cream
These sour cream and onion flavored Instant Pot Deviled Eggs are a super tasty take on a classic. Ideal for serving as Christmas party appetizers, these delectable deviled eggs are also easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot.
I’m not kidding when I say that shishito peppers are cute, mostly sweet, small, and the perfect appetizers. Some in the bunch are likely spicier than others, so be careful with each bite!
Stuffed Onions are baked with savory stuffing made from tofu and vegetables. So if you’d like a vegetarian option that is healthy, filling, and delicious, try stuffed onions. It’s perfect for a special dinner or an appetizer for a party.
Spanakopita stuffed mushrooms are an easy option that has spinach, feta cheese, and garlic! Healthy stuffed mushrooms with spinach taste like Greek spanakopita and take just 30 minutes.
Need some new festive Christmas appetizers? This Asparagus Wrapped in Puff Pastry with brie and cranberry jam is just the ticket! With the flaky puff pastry, creamy brie, and tart cranberry – your party guests will love this puff pastry recipe and you will love how easy it is to prepare!
More Holiday Recipes You May Like
- Christmas Chicken.
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Butter Gravy.
- Pineapple Brown Sugar Glazed Instant Pot Ham.
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