21 Best Holiday Appetizers

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21 Best Holiday Appetizers

The absolutely 21 BEST holiday appetizers and crostini’s below! There is an unexplainable feeling when the holidays are in the air! I absolutely swoon over all these amazing bites, which are absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas holiday appetizers (and beyond!) 

Included below are 21 appetizers, finger foods, sides, snacks, crostini’s and more that are perfect for any holiday party that all your guests will absolutely love ranging from sweet to savory.

Mushroom & Sage Toasts with Whipped Goat Cheese

1. Mushroom & Sage Toasts with Whipped Goat Cheese

These mushroom & sage toasts with whipped goat cheese are life-changing and giving me all the Fall & holiday vibes right now. Get IN on this.

Herb and Calabrian Chili Garlic Bread

2. Herb and Calabrian Chili Garlic Bread

Cue’ my new fave way to make garlic bread: spicy with Calabrian chili and herbs, like basil and parsley. Not to mention, the butter mixture is tossed with roasted garlic, which is absolutely breathtaking – literally.

Spinach Artichoke Dip

3. Spinach-Artichoke Dip

This spinach artichoke dip is the best appetizer/side/dinner EVER! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, or even bread and eat up! It’s also extremely quick and easy to make, this will go on repeat. Made with cream cheese, spinach and artichokes, this is the BEST! Truly the best Thanksgiving and/ or Christmas appetizer recipes.

Baked Camembert with Honey and Chili Flakes

4.  Baked Camembert with Honey and Chili Flakes

Baked camembert is so easy, and so epic! We’re taking it up a notch with honey & chili flakes. This appetizer looks impressive, it is creamy, delicious and so good! You can alternatively sub this out with brie as well. Serve with baguette slices or crackers.

Classic Shrimp Cocktail

5. Classic Shrimp Cocktail

I LOVE shrimp cocktail and this just screams summertime to me! Great for entertaining, or a refreshing, crunchy app/dinner idea! It’s easy and the sauce is just OH SO addicting.

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Strawberry Jam

6. Whipped Ricotta Toast with Strawberry Jam

These whipped ricotta toast with strawberry jam are EVERYTHING! Minimal ingredients make this come together, and it is SO delicious and addicting.

Pear & Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola

7. Pear & Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola

I am absolutely obsessed with this pear and prosciutto ham crostini with gorgonzola! It has so many flavors going on and is a great balance with sweet, tangy and salty. Topping here with cranberries may also be a fantastic choice – or cranberries tossed into the gorgonzola. 

Parmesan Roasted Garlic Bread

8. Parmesan Roasted Garlic Bread

The most epic, and simple parmesan roasted garlic bread. It is cheesy, garlicky, and just all around SO good. It starts off with roasted garlic,  mixed with butter and herbs – lathered on a french baguette and toasted in the oven. You will love it! So nostalgic and delicious.

Cheese Bourekas

9. Cheese Bourekas

Hello beautiful cheese bourekas! A 3 cheese mixture (cheddar, feta, ricotta) sealed in puff pastry triangles and topped with sesame seeds. It is so easy & tastes even more delicious.

Prosciutto, Mt. Tam and Fig Jam Crostini

10. Prosciutto, Mt. Tam and Fig Jam Crostini

I am literally obsessed with these prosciutto, Mt. Tam & Fig Jam crostini’s; they are perfect. It comes together so simply, it is SO quick to whip up and it’s definitely an appetizer pleaser for the holidays.

Burrata and Steak Crostini

11. Burrata and Steak Crostini

This: burrata and steak crostini is the ultimate appetizer. (I would have a whole platter for dinner as well, though).

Herb Lamb Meatballs with a Horseradish Dipping Sauce

12. Herb Lamb Meatballs with a Horseradish Dipping Sauce

I am absolutely dreaming of these herb lamb meatballs paired with a horseradish dipping sauce. It is just the perfect, easiest, no fuss mess recipe that is filled with flavor.

Roasted Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Hummus

13. Roasted Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Hummus

Fall has begun and I’m just dreaming of this roasted sweet potato + pumpkin hummus! Roasted sweet potatoes blended with spices, tahini, pumpkin & lemon juice.

14. Muhammara Dip

So many feels for this cozy muhammara dip! It’s blended with homemade roasted red bell peppers, walnuts, lemon juice, spices like paprika, cumin and garlic that makes this dip SO delicious.

15. Kimchi Deviled Eggs

Switch up your usual deviled eggs with these kimchi deviled eggs! I love the spicy from the gochujang and zing from the kimchi. I def ate all of these.

Breadcrumb Toasted 4 Cheese Ravioli with a Tomato Vodka Dipping Sauce

16. 4 Cheese Ravioli Toasted in Breadcrumbs with a Tomato Vodka Dipping Sauce

Today’s post is all about these 4 cheese ravioli toasted in breadcrumbs served with a tomato vodka dipping sauce. Think an easy, quick & crunchy holiday appetizer.

17. Charcuterie Tartines

I am LIVING for this amazing combo. Think charcuterie platter but on a open-faced toast. Garlic toast with a simple shredded tomato spread for some brightness and freshness (and acidity) topped with assorted salami’s (I’m using coppa and spicy sopressato here) and shredded asiago cheese.

Spiced Lamb Pita Chips with Whipped Feta

18. Spiced Lamb Pita Chips with Whipped Feta

These spiced lamb pita chips with whipped feta are set to be in your holiday menu! They are easy, quick to assemble and pack so much flavor. It starts out with a quick whipped feta filled with lemon + honey, homemade pita chips and a spiced lamb blend with onions and all my favorite spices.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

19. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

The most decadent, sheet pan roasted butternut squash soup! It starts off with one pan of veg (like onions, garlic and butternut squash) blended with broth and coconut milk, making this completely plant-based/vegan! PS though, if you don’t want this vegan, you can also opt to add a lil’ bit of bacon and pancetta to the mix!

Roasted Garlic & Herb Yogurt Dip

20. Roasted Garlic & Herb Yogurt Dip

All about this roasted garlic & herb yogurt dip! Say hello to this cozy/easy prep-ahead appetizer for the holidays. Serve with all your favorite veggies and crackers.

Lemon Pepper Wings

21. Lemon Pepper Wings

These lemon pepper wings come together in NO time and are SO good! A quick lemon pepper butter paired with crispy wings = perfection. When I tell you I DREAM of these wings, I mean it. They’re seriously SO tangy, easy and delicious.

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21 Best Holiday Appetizers

The absolutely BEST holiday appetizers and crostini’s below. There is an unexplainable feeling when the holidays are in the air! This garlic bread is one my favorites.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Ingredients 

  • 1 french or sourdough baguette
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1/4th cup chopped fresh parsley and fresh basil
  • 1/4th cup shredded parmesan adjust more to your preference
  • 1/2 teaspoon Calabrian chili paste sub with chili flakes if you can’t find Calabrian chili
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and bring out your butter to room temperature.
  • Take your garlic, and slice off the top of the head, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and cover completely with aluminum foil. Roast in the oven for 40-50 minutes until softened and roasted. Remove and set aside, keep the oven on and adjust to 350 degrees.
  • In the meantime, once your butter has come to room temperature, mix in chopped parsley, basil, shredded parmesan, Calabrian chili paste and salt and pepper, squeeze your roasted garlic in the mixture as well. Mix well until combined.
  • Take your baguette and slice into crostini’s, or rounds. Spread on your butter mixture all throughout the bread. Toast in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes until the baguette gets toasty, but not burnt, soft on the inside, and the butter mixture has melted. Serve!
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