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Naughty & Nice: Our 15 Best Christmas Appetizers

Explore our collection of 15 top Christmas appetizer recipes, each carefully selected to enhance your festive gatherings. These recipes are more than just starters; they’re the heart of your holiday table, offering a variety of flavors and textures to delight your guests. They are the key to a relaxed, joy-filled Christmas, focusing on enjoyment and togetherness.

This collection is designed for ease and elegance. It simplifies your holiday cooking, allowing you to join the festivities with your guests. With these recipes, you’re creating a warm, inviting atmosphere at your Christmas party, ensuring a memorable and stress-free celebration.

A tray of pastries with cranberry and walnut fillings.
Cranberry Brie Bites. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Mozzarella Sticks

Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside – our Mozzarella Sticks app is the image of simple, cheesy joy. No need for fancy descriptions here – just imagine perfectly golden sticks of mozzarella, ready to be dipped into marinara sauce. It’s a classic snack that never fails to please, making it a must-have for any holiday gathering. Forget the complicated apps; go back to the basics with these timeless crowd-pleasers.
Get the Recipe: Mozzarella Sticks

Caprese Appetizer

Spice up your appetizer game with our Caprese Appetizer app. It’s like a mini vacation to Italy in every bite, featuring fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes, and fragrant basil. A simple yet sophisticated treat that brings a touch of Mediterranean flair to your holiday gathering.
Get the Recipe: Caprese Appetizer

Caprese bites on a serving board, drizzled with balsamic glaze.
Caprese Bites. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Baked Brie

Indulge in our Baked Brie app, a gooey masterpiece that combines the creamy goodness of brie with a hint of sweetness. It’s like a warm hug for your senses, making it an irresistible addition to your holiday spread.
Get the Recipe: Baked Brie

Deviled Eggs

The classic Deviled Eggs app is a must-have for any holiday get-together. Simple, timeless, and always a crowd-pleaser, these eggs are packed with zesty flavors. The perfect finger food for mingling at your festive celebration – they disappear faster than you can say “Happy Holidays!”
Get the Recipe: Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs with cranberry sauce on a platter.
Devilled Eggs. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Tiny, tangy, and absolutely tempting – that’s what you get with our Mini Goat Cheese Balls app. These bite-sized wonders are coated in herbs and rolled in crushed nuts, creating a flavor explosion in every mouthful. Perfect for popping in your mouth between sips of eggnog, these little delights are a game-changer for those who love a bit of goat cheese goodness without the fuss. Uncomplicated and ready to charm your appetizer game.
Get the Recipe: Mini Goat Cheese Balls

Brussels Sprouts Sliders

Spice up your holiday with our Brussels Sprouts Sliders app. These little bites pack a punch, showcasing the bold flavors of Brussels sprouts in a compact and unique form. A different addition to your spread, these sliders are sure to please those looking for something a bit distinctive.
Get the Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Sliders

Green apple cheese balls on a wooden cutting board.
Mini Goat Cheese Balls. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Crispy, flavorful, and oh-so-easy – our Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes app is a game-changer. Forget the hassle of traditional potato dishes; these smashed spuds are a crispy delight that will have everyone reaching for seconds. A simple yet tasty addition to your holiday feast.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Caprese Skewers

Our Caprese Skewers app brings a twist to the classic combination of tomato, mozzarella, and basil. Threaded onto skewers for easy munching, these bites are a fresh and convenient option for holiday snacking. Upgrade your appetizer game with this simple yet flavorful choice.
Get the Recipe: Caprese Skewers

A bowl of cheese with honey and a plate of bread.
Baked Brie. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Cheese Ball

A creamy concoction of cheese goodness, rolled into a perfect ball. Our Cheese Ball app is like the life of the party, blending sharp cheddar with a hint of garlic and spices. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser, perfect for spreading on crackers or dipping into with your favorite veggies. Get ready to level up your snack game with this classic that never goes out of style.
Get the Recipe: Cheese Ball

Smashed Potatoes

We’ve got a twist on the classic mashed potatoes – introducing the Smashed Potatoes app! Imagine those spuds boiled, smashed, and seasoned to perfection. This app brings a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior that’ll have you reaching for seconds. Forget the fancy mash – go for the rustic charm of smashed potatoes that add a crunch to your holiday spread. Simple and a guaranteed hit at any festive gathering.
Get the Recipe: Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes with sour cream on them.
Smashed Potatoes. Photo Credit: Splash of Taste.

Cranberry Brie Bites

Meet the Cranberry Brie Bites app – a perfect blend of sweet and savory. These bite-sized wonders combine the creaminess of brie with the tartness of cranberry, creating a flavor explosion that’s sure to be a hit. Ideal for those who crave a balance of rich and fruity notes during the festive season.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Brie Bites

Caprese Candy Cane

Take a twist on tradition with our Caprese Candy Cane app. It’s a festive, visually appealing delight that adds a playful touch to your holiday table. Featuring the classic Caprese flavors arranged in a candy cane shape, this app is a fun and tasty conversation starter.
Get the Recipe: Caprese Candy Cane

A plate with tomatoes, basil and bread on it.
Caprese Candy Cane. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Bites

Hold up, Brussels sprouts lovers! Our Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Bites app takes these green gems to a whole new level. Think about a roasted Brussels sprouts, covered in melted cheese – a perfect combo of crunchy and creamy. Forget any preconceived notions about Brussels sprouts; this app will convert even the skeptics into fans. It’s a flavorful treat that might just steal the show at your holiday feast. Simple, delicious, and surprisingly addictive.
Get the Recipe: Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Bites

Potato Skins

Say goodbye to plain potatoes and hello to our Potato Skins app. Imagine crispy potato skins, loaded with cheese, bacon bits, and a dollop of sour cream. It’s a handheld delight that’s both savory and, making it the perfect party snack. Ditch the utensils – these potato skins are meant to be picked up and devoured, leaving your fingers happily coated in cheesy goodness. Get ready to redefine your potato game with this no-frills, flavor-packed app.
Get the Recipe: Potato Skins

Baked potato bites with sour cream and green onions.
Potato Skins. Photo credit: Splash of Taste.

Pineapple Cheese Ball

Time for a tropical twist on a classic favorite – our Pineapple Cheese Ball app is here to surprise. Think about a creamy mix of cream cheese, pineapple, and a hint of sweetness rolled in crunchy nuts. It’s a refreshing departure from the usual savory options, adding a touch of sweetness to your holiday spread. Perfect for those who want a hint of the tropics in the midst of winter festivities. Uncomplicated, unexpected, and undeniably delicious.
Get the Recipe: Pineapple Cheese Ball


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