It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and one of the most delicious too! And for an extra-special start to your celebrations, why not kick things off with appetizers full of holiday flair. Our Woman’s World test kitchen pros have busy creating these holiday-perfect dishes that make it easy to impress. You’ll love our clever shortcuts and make-ahead tricks that will leave you more time for fun. So keep reading for our favorite appetizers for Christmas!
18 easy and delicious appetizers for Christmas
1. Roast Beef Pinwheel Tree
This towering holiday starter is guaranteed to wow everyone at the party!
2. Mini Pita Canapé Wreath
This savory Christmas treat will be the ultimate centerpiece at your next celebration.
3. Vegetable Wreath and Herb Dip
Our red and green veggie wreath, with a garlicky herb dip, will add tasty sophistication to your holiday table.
4. Mini Cranberry & Brie Puff Pastry Bites
These light bites are the perfect way to use up extra cranberry sauce and take minutes to whip up.
5. Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Filled with cream cheese, capers and smoked salmon, these tasty bites will disappear in a flash.
6. Baked Brie with Honey
With just 5 ingredients, this irresistible gourmet treat is decadently delicious yet a cinch to put together.
7. Antipasto Christmas Tree
As tempting for the eyes as the taste buds, our wow-worthy antipasto tree is extra-tasty with a creamy basil vinaigrette for dipping.
8. Mini Spinach-Feta Tartlets
For extra-easy prep, make the filling up to one day in advance, then fill and bake just before serving.
9. Dilled Spinach and Artichoke Dip
We used nonfat yogurt for a delicious lightened-up take on the classic dip.
10. Cornmeal Biscuit Stars
Chive-flavored biscuits topped with cheese and a touch of hot pepper jelly are delicious.
11. Parmesan-Garlic Stuffed Jalapeños
Make a double batch of these bites for your big Christmas gathering.
12. Spinach Artichoke Cheesecake
Spinach artichoke dip is transformed it into an elegant yet easy party-perfect appetizer.
13. Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms
Pecorino and panko deliver tangy crunch in these two-bite morsels.
14. Goat Cheese-Cucumber Crostini
These tangy-fresh bites can be made several hours ahead — simply cover and chill until ready to serve.
15. French Onion Soup Crostini
These handheld bites have all the flavors of the classic bistro soup—no spoon required.
16. Christmas Tree Cheese Spread
Three layers of our lemony herb cheese spread get stacked up into a festive edible Christmas tree.
17. Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites
This fun twist on a comfort-food favorite would be a welcome addition at any holiday potluck.
18. Holiday Bruschetta
Enjoy these tasty pesto-mozzarella toasts are as delicious as they are colorful.
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