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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.

Christmas Candle Cheese Spread

Christmas Candle Cheese Spread

Christmas Candle Cheese Spread

My sister shared this recipe with me when I was in school and still learning to cook. It's an excellent appetizer that's remained a favorite through the years. —Patty Glasgow, Dresden, Ontario

Seafood Triangles

Seafood Triangles

Seafood Triangles

"One chilly Easter, my creative clan was looking for an appetizer that would break family traditions and warm hearts...and we came up with these spicy bites filled with shrimp and crabmeat," relates Tarsia Nichols from Prineville, Oregon.

Buffet Meatballs

Buffet Meatballs

Buffet Meatballs

I need only five ingredients to fix these easy appetizers. Grape juice and apple jelly are the secrets behind the sweet yet tangy sauce that complements convenient packaged meatballs. —Janet Anderson, Carson City, Nevada
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Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Looking to add a dash of Christmas color to your appetizer mix? This unique, warm and savory treat sent in by Milford, New Hampshire’s Michelle Boucher is sure to be a hit with any hungry holiday crowd! TASTY TIP: To accent a festive holiday occasion, use green spinach tortellini for this hors d’oeuvre and serve with fancy, frilled party picks!

Orange-Hazelnut Breakfast Twists

Orange-Hazelnut Breakfast Twists

Orange-Hazelnut Breakfast Twists

These buttery spirals won a Blue Ribbon at Oregon's State Fair. Friends always ask for more when I bring these to church gatherings. They add a merry note to Christmas morning!

Baked Onion Brie Spread

Baked Onion Brie Spread

Baked Onion Brie Spread

The buttery brie-and-onion flavor of this spread just melts in your mouth. Plus, you can even eat the bread bowl, which my husband said is the best part. Lori Adams, Mooresville, Indiana

Zippy Party Roll-Ups

Zippy Party Roll-Ups

Zippy Party Roll-Ups

A guaranteed Christmas crowd-pleaser, these zesty appetizers are a great way to pep up a party! The recipe won a blue ribbon at the county fair, and even though I always double it, I never seem to make enough.

Honey Nut Spread

Honey Nut Spread

Honey Nut Spread

This simple cream cheese treat goes over big at all my ladies' luncheons and parties. No one guesses that the spread has just four ingredients.

Molasses Herb Casserole Bread

Molasses Herb Casserole Bread

Molasses Herb Casserole Bread

A friend of my mother's gave her the recipe for this crusty round loaf that I now bake for my family. It goes great with winter stews and soups ... and we love the hint of molasses.

Sauerkraut Meatballs

Sauerkraut Meatballs

Sauerkraut Meatballs

This zesty recipe is a great way to pep up a party! The hot pork sausage and sauerkraut make terrific-tasting meatballs, and the mustard dipping sauce is a nice complement. —Christine Batts, Murray, Kentucky

Party Barbecued Franks

Party Barbecued Franks

Party Barbecued Franks

These peachy little franks disappear quickly whenever I serve them. The sweet and tangy sauce appeals to all ages.
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