Slide into the holiday spirit with these timeless Christmas appetizers as comforting as a warm hug on a cold winter's night. We're talking about the classic starters that set the stage for a festive feast, each bite packed with flavors that tell tales of tradition and togetherness.
Smoked Salmon Dip
This decadently flavorful, creamy Smoked Salmon Dip will be the hit at your next party. In less than 5 minutes and with just 3 simple ingredients, you'll have an elegant party appetizer to impress your guests.
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Oysters With Simple Champagne And Blood Orange Mignonette
Champagne mignonette, made with actual Champagne or Champagne vinegar, is a classic pairing for oysters. Not the least of which, because serving oysters alongside a glass of bubbly is a time-honored tradition.
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Creamy Hot Crab Dip
This cheesy Crab Dip is so easy to make; it makes the perfect quick and elegant party appetizer. Made with lump crab meat baked in a cream cheese base with cheddar and parmesan cheese mixed through green onions and gentle seasonings that give this dip just enough flavor without being too overpowering.
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French Onion Soup
Celebrate the holidays with this delicious, sweet, and savory French Onion Soup. It's loaded with perfectly caramelized onions and topped with a crusty baguette slice slathered with gooey cheese!
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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Make this Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe for your next Christmas party. You’ll love these cheesy stuffed mushrooms with sausage.
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These easy crab cakes are ready in half an hour! With a quick mustard aioli. Includes how-to photos and plenty of tips!
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Balsamic Roasted Grapes
Roasted grapes are a surprisingly different and delicious addition to an appetizer night (or main meal)! Lightly roasted with oil and balsamic vinegar, grapes have a new flavor and texture once roasted.
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Bacon Wrapped Dates
Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Manchego are the perfect party appetizer! This salty and sweet finger food is pretty impossible to have just one of, so consider doubling the batch if you’re entertaining a crowd.
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Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes With Pomegranate Guacamole
Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes with Pomegranate Guacamole! A flavorful side dish for the holidays. Savory potato cakes with guacamole, feta, and pomegranate.
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Baked Brie With Fig Jam And Rosemary
This baked brie with jam is snuggled in puff pastry, brushed with an egg wash, sprinkled with salt, and served melty all over some crackers. Convinced to make this yet? I should also mention it's incredibly easy and only takes five ingredients.
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Steamed Old Bay Shrimp Recipe
This Old Bay steamed shrimp recipe is a great way to give a classic shrimp cocktail a little extra flavor. It’s mild in flavor, but everyone will wonder how you made it.
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Brussels Sprout Crostini
Vegan Brussels Sprout Crostini! Lemon-White Bean Spread topped with charred Brussels sprouts and dried cranberry salad. A must-make for the holidays!
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Chicken Liver Pate Recipe
This chicken liver pate recipe is a crowd-pleaser. It’s creamy, flavorful, and with a touch of cognac that takes it beyond delicious. Serve at your next party and see everyone gather around the table to eat this tasty paté.
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Baked Stuffed Clams
This recipe for Italian baked stuffed clams, or clams oreganata, brings together fresh littleneck clams, crispy panko breadcrumbs, and a burst of flavors from pecorino romano, parsley, white wine, and lemon juice. Perfect to kick-start any seafood dinner, this easy and delicious appetizer will transport your taste buds straight to the charming Italian coasts.
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Chicken Sausage Rolls
These Chicken Sausage Rolls are flaky, flavorful, and a healthier sausage roll! They are easy to make with simple ingredients- puff pastry, minced chicken, onion soup mix, and the perfect crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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Baked Ricotta Dip
This Baked Ricotta Dip is the perfect quick and simple appetizer recipe! It’s a great option to serve at a dinner party!
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Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball
Bacon Cheddar Cheese Ball is a giant ball of cream cheese and cheddar rolled around in bacon. It’s the perfect snack for parties, holiday gatherings, tailgating, wine and cheese parties, and more.
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Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Our Tomato Bruschettas are open-faced sandwiches using baked baguette bread and a honey-balsamic glaze to enrich the simple tomato and onion filling.
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Savory Bread Pudding With Mushrooms & Butternut Squash
This Savory Bread Pudding Recipe features challah or brioche, roasted butternut squash and mushrooms, and shredded gruyere cheese. It is melty, cheesy, custardy, rich, and makes for an incredible side dish. It's like stuffing but so much better!
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Pumpkin Chipotle Queso Dip
If you love queso dip, then you have to try this spicy Fall version. A creamy base of pumpkin and chipotle peppers smothered in a rich cheese sauce. Try it with chips, vegetables, or the base for holiday nachos.
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Pimento Cheese Recipe
This quick and easy Homemade Pimento Cheese, or “Southern pâté,” is a creamy and delicious cheese dip made with a flavorful combination of cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and shredded cheddar cheese.
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