Food & Drink
October 4, 2023
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 Thanksgiving or Christmas 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
This Christmas Baked Brie from Homemade Hooplah has only six ingredients and three 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 hors d'oeuvre to serve around the holidays.
Crescent Dog Pull-Apart Wreath
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 crescent roll appetizer served with a holiday twist. This hors d'oeuvre from Pillsbury Kitchens is heavier and more filling than some of the other appetizer recipes on this list, as it does include meat. If you are looking for a vegetarian appetizer, you can swap out the beef hot dogs for a meat-free alternative.
Spinach Dip In A Bread Bowl
This savory delight from Taste of Home is perfect for dipping vegetables or crackers. 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!
Spicy Deviled Eggs
Grandma’s favorite deviled eggs are a time-honored holiday tradition. Even though the recipe hasn’t changed much over the decades, this one from Eat This, Not That combines the familiar with a little bit of chipotle heat. Be prepared to refill your empty platter!
Parmesan Ranch Snack Mix
This cheesy, crunchy snack mix from Inspired by Charm is a light Fall appetizer, perfect for a holiday 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!