Start your holiday off right with these festive Christmas Appetizers. Food is a huge part of the holiday season, and it’s even better when the food matches the mood. Choose your favorites from this list of 37 appetizers, dips, finger foods, and bite-sized snacks.
Whether it’s a Christmas cheese ball or a Christmas tree appetizer you’re looking for, here you’ll find over 30 different deliciously satisfying appetizers to help set the mood for your holiday party or Christmas Dinner.
I am an equal opportunity appetizer connoisseur, but I do have my favorites. These are my Top 5 Favorite Christmas Appetizers, and the ones I include on my Christmas menu almost every year. My family loves them too, so I make them whether we have guests or not!
Mozzarella Bruschetta is a delicious, easy appetizer that everyone will love. Top grilled slices of baguette with fresh mozzarella, and a fresh, savory tomato salad. A drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a lovely tang and brightness to the dish.
These Stuffed Mushrooms are perfect for every get-together, from the swankiest shindig to football Sunday! Loaded with gooey cheese, spicy sausage, and tons of savory flavor, these easy-to-make two-bite wonders will be gone in a flash!
Sweet, salty, spicy, and crunchy, these candied Bacon Crackers are the perfect appetizer. Made with just 5 ingredients that are more than the sum of their parts, this easy appetizer recipe is sure to become a staple in your household.
If you love meatballs, you’ll love this easy Meatball Marinara Poppers Appetizer. Homemade or frozen meatballs are topped with a delicious homemade marinara sauce that is simple to make and full of flavor. It’s a great appetizer for the holidays!
Make Ahead Appetizers
These are the Christmas Day time savers that you can make ahead of time. Sometimes just prepping all of the ingredients is all it takes, and sometimes you can prep the entire dish and just reheat to serve. Either way, these appetizers will save you time in the kitchen so you can enjoy time with your guests.
My Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels make a deliciously perfect holiday party appetizer. They are super easy to whip up – sweetened cream cheese, dried cranberries, fresh rosemary and crunchy walnuts are combined and stuffed into soft flour tortillas for an irresistible snack!
Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.