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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.

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Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs

Cranberry Appetizer Meatballs

For a memorable meatball party snack with a tangy non-traditional sauce, I suggest this recipe. The meatballs are mouthwatering.—Jim Ulberg, Elk Rapids, Michigan

Cheese Ball Spread

Cheese Ball Spread

Cheese Ball Spread

"This rich creamy spread looks so festive with flecks of green onion and red pimiento dotting with cheddar cheese," relates field editor Sundra Hauck of Bogalusa, Louisiana. "It's a crowd-pleaser at any party."

Cranberry Chili Salsa

Cranberry Chili Salsa

Cranberry Chili Salsa

“This is delicious, easy to make and very different from your typical salsas. The combination of tart and sweet adds to its appeal.” Try it—it’s sensational! Mary Guertin - Bourbonnais, IL
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Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Chutney

You can serve this chunky chutney over cream cheese or Brie with crackers, or as a condiment with roast pork or poultry. Either way, its slightly tart flavor and deep red hue lend a festive flair to the table. —Karyn Gordon, Rockledge, Florida

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

Hot Spinach Spread with Pita Chips

This warm, cheesy spread is absolutely scrumptious served on the toasted pita wedges. And its colorful appearance makes it perfect for the upcoming holidays. —Teresa Emanuel, Smithville, Missouri

Shrimp Tartlets

Shrimp Tartlets

Shrimp Tartlets

Mini tart shells are filled with a cream cheese mixture, then topped with seafood sauce and shrimp for a picture-perfect look and delightful taste. Gina Hutchison of Smithville, Missouri assures, “This recipe makes a great appetizer, but you can also serve several for a fast, light meal.”

Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

Warm Chicken Fiesta Dip

This crowd-pleasing dip is always a success, whether I follow the recipe as is or if I substitute shredded pork and stir in chopped fresh mushrooms.—Shannon Arthur, Lucasville, Ohio

Artichoke Crescent Appetizers

Artichoke Crescent Appetizers

Artichoke Crescent Appetizers

“This is a great appetizer to serve at any affair. My family loves it both warm and cold.” Mary Ann Dell - Phoenixville, PA

Brie Phyllo Cups

Brie Phyllo Cups

Brie Phyllo Cups

Mini phyllo shells from the freezer section hurry along these elegant cups. They look fancy and taste delicious but are a snap to put together for a special occasion.—Brenda Little, Boise, Idaho

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cheery Tomato Bites

Cherry tomatoes may be small, but these are full of great flavor. Plus, they add color to any table.—Rev. David Bostedt, Zephyrhills, Florida

Gooey Pizza Dip

Gooey Pizza Dip

Gooey Pizza Dip

Pepperoni, tomatoes and olives dress up this cheesy baked dip. I serve it with breadsticks and wedges of baked Boboli. You can even prepare individual servings in ramekins if you like. —Kitti Boesel, Woodbridge, Virginia
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