21 Easy and Adorable Holiday Appetizers

Za'atar Spiced Cashews make the perfect holiday starter!

21 Easy and Adorable Holiday Appetizers ~ because sometimes we’re so preoccupied with the main course and the desserts that we forget all about the hungry hoards camping out in our living rooms beforehand…

Olive cocktail penguins on a white platter

Olive Cocktail Penguins

Smoked Salmon Boursin Appetizers from Diala's KitchenSmoked Salmon and Boursin Appetizers

Christmas Tree Pull Apart Bread from Eclectic Every DayChristmas Tree Pull Apart Bread 

Baked Brie with roasted cranberries from The View from Great IslandBaked Brie with Roasted Cranberries and Maple

Pinecone Cheese Ball from The Pioneer WomanPine Cone Cheese Ball

drunken cranberry meatballs from The View from Great IslandDrunken Cranberry Meatballs

Mexican Shrimp Bites from Dinner at the ZooMexican Shrimp Bites

za'atar spiced cashews from The View from Great IslandZa’atar Spiced Cashews

Christmas Queso from DelishChristmas Queso

Mini Goat Cheese Balls from Mom on TimeoutMini Goat Cheese Balls

Fried Mozzarella Balls from The View from Great IslandFried Mozzarella Balls

Pomegranate Guacamole from Half Baked HarvestPomegranate Guacamole

Mini Pizza Bites from The Girl on BloorMini Pizza Bites

Easy cheese wreath from KraftEasy Cheese Wreath

Cheese Dreidels from Di LussoCheese Dreidels 

Cranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta from The Cafe Sucre FarineCranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta

savory smoked salmon cheesecake from The View from Great IslandSavory Smoked Salmon Cheesecake

Mini cheese quiches from Saving Room for DessertMini Cheese Quiches

caramelized grape crostini from Camille StylesCaramelized Grape Crostini

watermelon appetizers from Seasons & SuppersFestive Watermelon Appetizers

smoked salmon latkes from delicious magazineSmoked Salmon Latkes with Horseradish Cream


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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    December 5, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Appetizers are one of the best parts of the holiday season. I’ll take one of each, please!

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      December 19, 2019 at 5:09 pm

      I could make a meal out of these any day!

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    December 5, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I love all these ideas!!! I have way too many holiday parties to go to so this list comes at the perfect time – thanks so much for including my pizza bites in this round up 🙂

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      December 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Those pizza bites make me soooo hungry Taylor 🙂

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    December 5, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Such a great round-up, Sue and thanks so much for including my watermelon appies 🙂

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    Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
    December 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Such a great round up and just in time for my holiday party. I’m loving that Christmas queso!

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      December 5, 2016 at 9:17 am

      I love that one too, Karen, I’m going to try it for sure. I hope I can find those red and green chips!

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    December 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Awesome, Sue! They are all so good that it would be hard to choose!

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    Bonnie Axeman
    December 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    What perfect timing!! We cannot wait to add these to our holiday events and many other occasions!!!

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    Chris Scheuer
    December 4, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Wow, what a spread! Wouldn’t it be fun and delicious to go to a party with even half of these delicious appetizers. Who needs dinner?

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      December 4, 2016 at 11:08 am

      So true 🙂

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    Gerlinde @Sunnycovechef
    December 4, 2016 at 7:03 am

    What gorgeous looking food. There are at least four recipes I like to try. Thanks Sue, this is wonderful.

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      December 4, 2016 at 8:37 am

      Happy Holidays Gerlinde!

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    Robyn Gleason
    December 4, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Oh my goodness, such a beautiful collection of delicious appetizers, Sue! I think those carmelized grape tartines are going on my table very soon! Thanks so much for including me!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 4, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Yeah! This is just what I needed this time of year. What a beautiful, adorable roundup of wonderful appetizers! I don’t know which one to make first!

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