Holiday Appetizers for Christmas

Holiday Appetizers for Christmas – below is a list of all the best easy and elegant appetizers for the holidays!

Whether you’re hosting or have a holiday party to go to… a great appetizer is always the hardest to find.

A great appetizer needs to be the star of the show and stand on it’s own. It’s important if you are or aren’t serving dinner! If you are serving dinner, the appetizer is like the first impression. It sets the tone of dinner. And if it’s a holiday party where the only food served is holiday appetizers, then it’s even more important!

If you’re looking for some store-bought appetizers, Trader Joe’s has a ton of great selections!

38 Holiday Appetizers for Christmas…

30 Holiday Appetizers for Christmas
Room temperature holiday appetizers for Christmas
Whipped goat cheese with bacon and date in a serving dish with crackers on the side

Whipped Goat Cheese with Bacon and Dates

It has all the flavors of a bacon wrapped date. But it’s a layer dip so it’s way easier than making all of those individual dates!

Goat Cheese with Figs and Pecans

We have used chili fig jam for a little heat in this dip and it’s delicious!

Whipped Ricotta with Honey

An easy, 10 minute appetizer with truffle and honey. Serve with toasted bread or crostini!

Ricotta and Tomato Jam Jar

The perfect combination of sweet and savory. Eaten with crunchy, salted toasted baguette slices

Basil Whipped Goat Cheese

Serve it with crackers or vegetables!

Steak Crostini

A delicious fancy appetizer that’s sure to be a crowd please!

A serving dish with bread oil in it and couple bread pieces in the oil

Bread Dipping Oil Recipe

A super easy, super delicious appetizer that comes together in under 5 minutes.

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostini

A simple impressive appetizer! Make the caramelized onions ahead of time for easy assembly

Hot holiday appetizers for Christmas

Bacon Jalapeno Popper Dip

A deconstructed jalapeno popper made into a cheesy dip with a crispy topping!

Bakeds sausage rolls piled on a baking sheet

Sausage Rolls With Puff Pastry

Like grown up pigs in a blanket!

Kielbasa bites in a serving tray with dipping sauce on the side

Mustard Hasselback Kielbasa Bites

Served with mustard dipping sauce on the side!

Plated stuffed mushrooms with a little parmesan on top

Creamy Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Even people who don’t like mushrooms love these!

Plated sausage stuffed mushrooms golden brown and out of the oven

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re looking for a more elevated stuffed mushrooms – these have a crispy topping!

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

A crowd pleasing appetizer recipe that’s also great for keto and low carb diets.

Mini Crab Cakes

Serve with an aioli on the side!

Hot Onion Dip

this is a family favorite appetizer we make for every holiday gathering! Super easy and made with only a few ingredients!

Finished party cheese bread with pretzels on the side

Party Cheese Bread

This is so simple to make an a crowd pleaser!

Baked Brie

Loaded with fig jam and caramelized onions, wrapped in puff pastry!

Crispy Baked Boursin

Made with only a few ingredients and done together in under 30 minutes!

Thyme Garlic Baked Camembert

This dish is simple to make and tastes delicious!

Blue Cheese Bacon Dip

You will love this if you are a blue cheese lover!

Charleston Cheese Dip

So easy, so delish! I like to put a little bacon in the dip as well!

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Made with a pinch of cream cheese, dates, bacon, and a maple/mustard glaze are irresistibly addicting

Spinach Artichoke Dip with Panko & Lemon

This spinach artichoke dip is our new and improved version with lemon mixed in and toasted panko on top

Spinach Artichoke Twists

A fun spin on classic spinach artichoke dip!

Spinach Artichoke Phyllo Bites

Bonus: you can prep a day or two in advance.

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

An impressive appetizer to serve this holiday season!

Poblano Corn Cheese Dip

No party is complete without something bubbly and hot!

Mexican Street Corn Dip

Serve with with tortillas chips on the side for scooping.

Cold holiday appetizers for Christmas

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail

This is the best foolproof way to cook shrimp!

Marinated Christmas Cheese

This looks super festive with all the red and green! Plus it’s made ahead of time!

Everything Bagel Smoked Salmon Dip

For the smoked salmon lovers in your life!

Pimento Cheese

And you can use the leftovers to make a grilled cheese!

Classic Cheese Ball

A classic holiday appetizer the whole family will love!

Cheese Ball Bites

Green Goddess Cheese Ball

A festive spin on the classic cheeseball!

White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

So much easier than humus and tastes better too!

Double Pea, Prosciutto and Burrata Platter

A light and fresh appetizer!

If you’re looking for more Christmas recipes… check here for all of our favorites!