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Christmas Appetizers

These appetizer recipes are perfect for family and friends to gather during Christmas. Find party-ready options for easy appetizers, finger foods, dips, spreads plus more Christmas appetizers and hors d'oeurves.

Veggie Pizza Squares

Veggie Pizza Squares

Veggie Pizza Squares

This is one of my favorite potluck recipes. I frequently am asked for the recipe.—Linda Harrington, Hudson, New Hampshire

Mini Sausage Quiches

Mini Sausage Quiches

Mini Sausage Quiches

These bite-size quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese, plus their crescent roll base makes preparation a breeze. Serve the cute "muffinettes" at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut

Festive Stuffed Dates

Festive Stuffed Dates

Festive Stuffed Dates

Four ingredients are all you need for these delightful change-of-pace treats sent by Cincinnati, Ohio's Diana Debruyn. Just 1/2 cup dates contains more potassium than a medium banana.
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Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

"This creamy dip is a nice addition to an appetizer buffet," assures Priscilla Gilbert of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. "It's received many compliments, and I've handed out several copies of the recipe." Seeing red. Sweet red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes better vision both at night and during the day.

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Chive Biscuit Ornaments

Ring in the holiday season with these tender bell-shaped bites from our Test Kitchen home economists. they used cookie cutters and whole chive "hangers" to from the warm and appetizing ornaments, which get a slight kick from red pepper flakes.

Appetizer Wreath

Appetizer Wreath

Appetizer Wreath

I have lots of fun with this festive appetizer wreath. I often place a bowl of stuffed olives in the center. —Shirley Privratsky, Dickinson, North Dakota

Quick Clam Dip

Quick Clam Dip

Quick Clam Dip

Although you can serve this dip right away, the flavors blend better after chilling a few hours. —Frances Councill, Crawford, Florida

Raspberry Fondue Dip

Raspberry Fondue Dip

Raspberry Fondue Dip

Field editor Edna Hoffman from Hebron, Indiana delights guests with this fun non-traditional fondue. Creamy apple butter and cinnamon red hots add tangy flair!

Shrimp Lover Squares

Shrimp Lover Squares

Shrimp Lover Squares

During the holiday season, my family enjoys having a variety of appetizers as a meal while playing a board game or watching a movie. These delicious shrimp squares are part of the buffet I prepare every year. —Ardyce Piehl, Poynette, Wisconsin

Baked Spinach Dip in Bread

Baked Spinach Dip in Bread

Baked Spinach Dip in Bread

This is the only way my kids will eat spinach! The dip can be made ahead and chilled. Place in the bread shell and bake just before company arrives.—Shauna Dittrick, Leduc, Alberta

Party Pesto Pinwheels

Party Pesto Pinwheels

Party Pesto Pinwheels

I took a couple of my favorite recipes and combined them into these delicious hors d'oeuvres. The colorful and impressive snacks come together easily with refrigerated crescent roll dough, prepared pesto sauce and a jar of roasted red peppers. -Kathleen Farrell Rochester, New York
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