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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.

Crunchy Potato Mounds

Crunchy Potato Mounds

Crunchy Potato Mounds

This is one of my favorite appetizer to serve to guests and at potlucks. These crunchy little bites disappear fast.—Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York

Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms

Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms

Spicy Stuffed Mushrooms

These savory stuffed mushrooms have been a huge hit with family and friends in Belleville, Michigan for years, says Amy Prey. For a little less heat, substitute a milder sausage and different cheese for the pepper Jack.

Cucumber Dill Dip

Cucumber Dill Dip

Cucumber Dill Dip

This cool and creamy dip keeps the oven free for other foods on Thanksgiving. You can make the base in advance, then stir in the cucumber just before serving. —Judith Smith, Wymore, Nebraska
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Tomato Bacon Cups

Tomato Bacon Cups

Tomato Bacon Cups

These savory biscuits have a flavorful tomato and bacon filling. “I got the recipe at a friend’s house one Thanksgiving,” Paige English relates from Portland, Oregon. “I’ve made them at special gatherings ever since. They always disappear fast.”

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

"I've served these fun kabobs at many parties," says Robin Spires of Tampa, Florida. "You can use any combination of fruits you like, depending on what's in season. The thick chocolate sauce has just the right hint of orange."

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Instead of a fruit platter, serve these fun kabobs from Robin Boynton of Harbor Beach, Michigan. Drizzled with a yummy, warm butter pecan sauce, these treats will pretty up your party spread.

Kiwi Tiki Torches

Kiwi Tiki Torches

Kiwi Tiki Torches

“The kiwi, pineapple and strawberries all taste wonderful with the melted chocolate,” Elaine Sweet writes from her Dallas, Texas home. “It's an easy dessert that really dresses up a meal.”

Garlic-Onion Pizza Wedges

Garlic-Onion Pizza Wedges

Garlic-Onion Pizza Wedges

Using a prebaked crust, you can have this delicious appetizer hot and ready to serve in just 20 minutes. The wedges can even make a light main dish.—Clyda Conrad, Yuma, Arizona

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups

Delicious and healthy, this appetizer is a yummy way to eat green beans. The roll-ups can be prepared ahead of time, and guests always comment on how tasty and different they are.

Special Cheese Balls

Special Cheese Balls

Special Cheese Balls

—Margaret B. Nichols, White Hall, Illinois

Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl

Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl

Bacon-Tomato Dip in a Bread Bowl

This tasty dip disappears whenever I serve it. I like that it is quick and can be made ahead. —Laura Mahaffey, Annapolis, Maryland
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