23 Easy Holiday Appetizers

Hosting a gathering can be stressful, especially when you can’t decide what to serve. Appetizers are a key staple in any gathering that involves food. If you’re doing a dinner, you’re probably serving appetizers. If you’re not serving a full dinner, it could be nice to at least serve a few appetizers. This list of appetizers has you covered – you’re sure to find something that will please your guests!

Consider the following recipes as your holiday appetizer tool kit, as this list includes vegan, gluten-free, and kid-friendly options. They’re all delicious, and they’ll all receive the ‘ooh, what’s this?’ response from your guests, as they eagerly prepare their napkins. The holidays can be chaotic, so don’t go in unarmed without a plan.



Charcuterie boards can be as simple or extravagant as you want – try dressing them up with some decorative fresh herbs.

holiday charcuterie

1. Classic Guide

2. Vegan Guide

Dips and Spreads

Spreads and dips are a great versatile option that you can include on or with charcuterie boards, with raw veggie platters, or just a side of crackers.

3. Broccoli Pesto

4. Garlic Aioli (try with some sweet potato fries)

5. Baba Ghannouj

6. Mediterranean Balsamic Hummus

7. Slow Cooker Apple Butter

8. Roasted Garlic

9. Radish Green Pesto

10. Walnut and Blue Cheese Spread

11. Salmon Cream Cheese Spread

Bruschetta Toppings

You can assemble your own bruschetta or crostini  toppings (try using any of the dips or spreads listed above!), but here are a couple more recipes we love:

23 Holiday Appetizers

12. Eggplant Bruschetta

13. Fennel and Salami Bruschetta

14. Salmon Lox Crostini

More Great Appies

23 Holiday Appetizers

15. Roasted Endive with Walnut Vinaigrette

16. Crispy Kale Chips

17. Falafels

18. Baked Brie with Strawberry glaze

19. Roasted Figs and Bacon with Goat Cheese

20. Kickass Stuffed Mushrooms

21. Herbed Garlic and Mozzarella Pull-Apart Bread

22. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

23. Easy Stuffed Mushrooms


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