Christmas time is here, which means you definitely need to find the best Christmas appetizers to serve your family and friends. We have found the best Christmas appetizer ideas that you are sure to love.
When choosing the best Christmas appetizers, keep the winter months in mind. Warm, hearty apps are always a good idea.
Seasonal ingredients are also perfect for helping pick the best Christmas appetizer recipes. Citrus fruit and cold weather veggies all make great Christmas appetizers.
Amazing Christmas Appetizer Recipes
Take a look at all our amazing Christmas app ideas and see which you want to prepare for your family.
Our slider recipe is so easy and makes a big tray, perfect for serving a crowd.
The butter biscuit dough is delicious when served warm. The crumbly, seasoned beef is hearty enough to be an entrée.
Pigs in a blanket are a classic party appetizer everyone loves. Pigs in a blanket are especially great with Dijon mustard dip or just some ketchup.
These easy pigs in a blanket from The Kitchn are made with full-sized hot dogs and then sliced. Perfect Christmas appetizers should be easy to eat and also delicious.
Finger food options are sometimes the best!
Classic deviled eggs are one of our favorite Christmas appetizers. Lil Luna will show you exactly how to make great deviled eggs.
Deviled eggs are especially great to serve to a crowd since you can enjoy them with your hands. Such easy clean-up!
Bacon-wrapped scallops are a decadent treat that makes for wonderful Christmas appetizers. This recipe for bacon-wrapped scallops from Dinner at the Zoo is incredible and easy.
The salty bacon and chewy scallops will be wonderful and quite fancy at your Christmas eve holiday party.
Our delicious cheese ball is made with cream cheese and Italian dressing powder.
Chopped pastrami really makes this big cheese ball an incredible Christmas appetizer. This is one of the best cheese balls we have ever had!
Cranberry sauce is a classic Christmas food. Serve this cranberry sauce from Sugar Spun Run alongside some crackers for an easy and tasty Christmas app.
It also tastes great spread across your holiday ham.
A shrimp cocktail is a great appetizer to throw together at the last minute. Foodie Crush will show you how to make a shrimp cocktail ahead of time, so it is ready for your Christmas party.
Be sure to serve your shrimp chilled with a great cocktail sauce.
Parmesan cheese crisps are one of the easiest apps to make. These crisps from Low Carb Yum are great for anyone on a low-carb diet but delicious for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.
Bake the cheese crisps right before you’d like to serve them, so they are perfectly crunchy.
9. Cheese Board
Damn Delicious will show you how to make a fantastic cheese board perfect for your Christmas Party.
You can follow this recipe exactly or tweak it to suit your personal preferences.
10. Pesto Pinwheels
Pesto pinwheels are an impressive-looking, cheesy appetizer that is not too hard to make. Puff pastry is the key to this delicious appetizer from Well Plated by Erin. The pretty green color is perfect for Christmas!
Little Swedish meatball bites are great holiday appetizers, especially for a big crowd. Serve these Swedish meatballs from Recipe Tin Eats straight out of the slow cooker. They are an easy appetizer you are sure to love.
Bacon-wrapped hot dog bites will be your new favorite app to serve at Christmas.
Use this recipe from Take Two Tapas and wrap the hotdogs with smoky bacon for a very flavorful appetizer.
Brussels sprouts are not only the color of Christmas, but they are also a healthy holiday appetizer. These honey, olive oil, and balsamic glaze Brussels sprouts from Once Upon a Chef are perfect for your buffet table.
14. Artichoke Dip
A warm tray of spinach and artichoke dip is perfect for your next Christmas party. This creamy dip from Spend With Pennies is loaded with spinach, garlic, and marinated artichokes.
Bacon and parmesan stuffed mushrooms are irresistible. Everyone will be grabbing at the tray of these salty, crispy finger foods.
This recipe from Jo Cooks is easy and incredibly flavorful.
Creamy blue cheese dip is perfect for Christmas. Christmas appetizers should be a little decadent, just like this dip from Inspired Taste!
Serve the blue cheese dip with celery, carrots, or broccoli for a healthy addition.
Buffalo chicken dip is a flavorful and easy appetizer to make. Toss everything in your slow cooker and set the timer.
The shredded rotisserie chicken bakes with cream cheese, hot sauce, and ranch to make a very tasty Christmas dip.
Smoked salmon is a Christmas Classic. We love easy Christmas appetizers like this smoked salmon dip from Spicy Southern Kitchen. It is flavorful, classic, and simple!
We love a beautiful Christmas veggie platter. These Christmas crudité ideas from Butter With a Side of Bread are perfect for your holiday party.
20. Sausage Bites
Put a toothpick into each little sausage bite, and you will have a perfect tray of appetizers ready to go. These cheesy, meaty bites from Brown Eyed Baker have a great taste and make wonderful food for any occasion.
A cranberry pecan cheese ball is a festive twist on a classic appetizer. Everyone in your family will enjoy this cream, sweet cheese ball from Gimme Delicious while sitting around the Christmas tree.
22. Antipasto Salad
Antipasto is a traditional Christmas appetizer for many people. Try this antipasto salad recipe from Skinnytaste for a new twist that has even more veggies. A yummy salad is a great Christmas app.
23. Seven Layer Dip
Chelsea’s Messy Apron has a great recipe for a seven-layer dip that you should definitely make for Christmas.
Add more red pepper salsa if you like a little extra heat or more sour cream for a more mild dip.
24. Baked Brie
Baked brie is an easy-to-make crowd-pleaser. It is made by spreading jam over the top of a brie cheese wheel then wrapping the whole cheese in puff pastry.
Simply Recipes will show you exactly how to make this great creamy brie appetizer.
Make these fried mac and cheese balls the ultimate treat for Christmas. Everyone will go crazy for fried mac and cheese from Foodiecrush.
They are the perfect Christmas appetizer for kids and adults.
Cream brie filling is stuffed into tender mushrooms then topped with crispy breadcrumbs. These mushrooms from The Pioneer Woman are delicious and one of the easiest appetizers on our list.
Fried goat cheese balls from The Cookie Rookie are going to become a holiday favorite. The salty, soft goat cheese is stuffed with dried cherries and pecans before being fried.
Bacon-wrapped dates are a salty and sweet combination that is perfect for serving large groups. These finger foods from Pinch of Yum are sticky, sweet, and can be made ahead. The best Christmas appetizers are the ones that you can make in advance!
29. Spinach Dip
Everyone loves a good, creamy spinach dip. This recipe from Diethood is especially delicious.
Butter, caramelized onions, garlic, and cream cheese make up the tasty, creamy part of the recipe.
30. Beef Skewers
Marinated beef skewers are a hearty and tasty appetizer that can lead up to a decadent Christmas dinner. These skewers from Just a Pinch are sweet and savory.
The convenient skewer makes them easy to cook and easy to eat.
31. Fig Bruschetta
Figs are such a special treat that they must be saved for a grand occasion like Christmas. Enjoy these caramelized figs drizzle with honey using this recipe from Feasting at Home.
Shrimp wrapped in bacon is like a mini version of surf and turf. Skewer the bacon to the shrimp with a toothpick which can double as a serving utensil. This is such an adorable holiday app from Culinary Hill!
These delicious cheddar cheese sticks are melty and also crispy. They are a fun new twist on mozzarella sticks that everyone will love.
Serve our cheese sticks with marinara sauce as perfect Christmas appetizers.
Everyone in your family will adore these homemade chips on Christmas.
Homemade potato chips from Simply Recipes are also much healthier than store-bought chips. Cook them in the oven until crispy, brown, and warm.
35. Pull Apart Rolls
Cheesy pull-apart rolls are a delicious and fun appetizer to serve on Christmas. This recipe from Archana’s Kitchen has just the right blend of herbs and butter.
Serve the bread as a large loaf and let your guests pull apart the pieces they want.
Mushrooms stuffed with mashed potatoes may be one of the best Christmas appetizers on this list. They are hearty, creamy, and can be made long before Christmas eve.
Pop the mashed potato mushrooms from Cafe Delites in the oven anytime you are ready to serve them.
Caramelized pear and blu cheese crostini are great examples of Christmas appetizers you look forward to all year long.
This recipe from Bourbon and Honey is easy to follow and looks beautiful with bright red pomegranate seed garnish.
38. Baked Crab Dip
A warm crab dip is a delicious appetizer to serve at your next party. We adore this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. It uses fresh lump crab meat and Old Bay Seasoning to make a perfect, irresistible dip.
Skillet cornbread is a warm and cozy appetizer that is perfect for Christmas. This simple, gluten-free recipe from A Couple Cooks is flavorful and easy.
Serve the cornbread right in the skillet for a cool presentation. Perfect Christmas appetizers should be pretty and delicious!
The Best Christmas Appetizers Recipes For Your Next Christmas Party
There are so many incredible appetizers on this list that everyone in your family will be smiling for the holidays. From tangy dried cranberries to savory Swedish meatballs, we have covered every type of appetizer out there!
Which Christmas appetizers will you serve for the holidays? Let us know and enjoy!