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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.

Hearty Mushroom Canapes

Hearty Mushroom Canapes

Hearty Mushroom Canapes

This appealing appetizer from Sue Huebner of Wausau, Wisconsin shapes up nicely for Valentine's Day—or any special holiday. "I cut the bread for my canapes into hearts, flowers and other seasonal symbols," she describes. "They're a big hit at parties. In fact, every time I serve them, I get requests for the recipe."—Sue Huebner, Wausau, Wisconsin

Merry Berry Appetizer

Merry Berry Appetizer

Merry Berry Appetizer

Not only is this appetizer from Gloria Rohlfing of York, Pennsylvania a treat to eat, it shapes up into lots of fun, too. How so? Just by forming the soft cream cheese into a cane and spooning stripes of ruby-red cranberry concoction over the top of it. In no time you'll create a treat that looks as good as it tastes!—Gloria Rohlfing, York, Pennsylvania

Clam Dip

Clam Dip

Clam Dip

Sherri shares another seafood delight that's perfect for a bridal buffet. She also makes this appetizer when company's coming. "My clam dip is a hit at family get-togethers, too," she writes.
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Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

This is always a hit with guests— and with me, too, because it's simple and can be assembled ahead of time.—Mrs. Melvin Schnuelle, Manitowac, Wisconsin

Beef N Cheddar Biscuits

Beef N Cheddar Biscuits

Beef N Cheddar Biscuits

This was a winning recipe at the county fair when I was a child. It's a family favorite—and great picnic fare.—Della Jackson, Loomis, California

Chilaquilas Appetizer

Chilaquilas Appetizer

Chilaquilas Appetizer

I learned how to make this recipe when I was attending high school in California. It's been a family favorite for years.—Joy Frost, Wood River, Illinois

Beef Chili Cheese Dip

Beef Chili Cheese Dip

Beef Chili Cheese Dip

I love to keep these ingredients on hand for entertaining or quick-to-prepare hearty snacks.—Nancy Brown, Janesville, Wisconsin

Chili con Queso Dip

Chili con Queso Dip

Chili con Queso Dip

I can count on a roomful of smiles whenever I make this---and it couldn't be easier!—Tammy Leiber, Navasota, Texas

Fiesta Appetizers

Fiesta Appetizers

Fiesta Appetizers

The fact that these go from freezer to oven means less last-minute kitchen fuss...and more time to spend with guests!—Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Hamburger-Broccoli Dip

Hamburger-Broccoli Dip

Hamburger-Broccoli Dip

Here's an appetizer that's guaranteed to keep hunger pangs at bay until dinner's ready!—Marvel Maki, Ponca City, Oklahoma

Pizza Fondue

Pizza Fondue

Pizza Fondue

It's time to rethink the way your family does pizza night. I heard about this recipe on a talk show and then personalized it by using home-canned sauce. —Susan Carlson, Perry, New York
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