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5 Easy Appetizer Recipes That Are Sure to Please

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Other than your company, food is the most important element of any successful holiday gathering. If you’ve spent hours planning dinner and dessert, but are still deciding what kind of appetizers to serve while your guests drink and mingle, consider these five easy, delicious recipes that you can make with very little prep time.

Christmas Baked Brie @AintTooProudToMeg

Christmas baked brie has only five ingredients and four steps, which makes it a breeze to make. Everyone loves the taste of this versatile creamy cheese, and this delightful recipe that adds some sweetness and crunch will appeal to kids and adults alike. Plus, the pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds give a festive red and green look to this appetizer, making it a perfect choice to serve around the holidays.

Check out the Christmas Baked Brie here!

Crescent Dog Pull Apart Wreath - Pillsbury Kitchens

You can’t have a holiday party without pigs in a blanket! These little hot dogs stuffed into croissant dough are just the thing for a relaxed family celebration. Both kids and adults will love this simple, traditional appetizer served with a holiday twist.  This appy is heavier and more filling than some of the other recipes on this list, as it does include meat.  If you are looking for a vegetarian alternative,  you can swap out the beef hot dogs with a meat-free alternative.

Check out the Crescent Dog Pull Apart Wreath here!

Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl - TasteofHome

This savory delight is perfect for dipping vegetables.  And for any young guests who steer clear of spinach, this dip is a surefire way to bring them into the fold! This light appetizer is perfect for a gathering with a few friends or family members. Chop up some celery, pepper and carrot sticks and get to dipping!

Check out the Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl here!

Spicy Deviled Eggs - David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding

Grandma’s favorite deviled eggs are a time-honored holiday tradition. Even though the recipe hasn’t changed much over the decades, this one combines the familiar with a little bit of chipotle heat. Be prepared to refill your empty platter!

Check out the Spicy Deviled Eggs here!

Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix - Michael Wurm, Jr.

This cheesy, crunchy snack mix is a light appetizer, perfect for a Christmas cocktail party. Simple ingredients and  a quick baking time will make this one of your go-to recipes for future parties. It can last up to a week if stored properly, but, who are we kidding, there won’t be any left!

Check out the Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix here!