Christmas Eve Appetizers

Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year.  The excitement of knowing Christmas Day is coming makes me so happy, but it’s really the annual family get-together that totally thrills my soul!  It’s been a tradition since I was a kid and I always look forward to it.  Seeing my family is wonderful, but we also have an awesome tradition of Christmas Eve appetizers and desserts.  In case you don’t know, I’d rather have appetizers than just about any other food.  There’s just something about those “little bites” I guess!

It’s really not all that uncommon for us to have an Appetizer night around here, but when the whole family participates, you get a wide variety.  Fortunately, I come from a family of skilled home cooks.  There is no limit as to what you might get…dips, sandwiches, soups, casseroles, pizzas, flatbreads, cheese and charcuterie plates, seafood…and it’s all good!

I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and if you need food ideas, bloggers are the people to ask!  Some very generous people have shared their favorite appetizer recipes and I’ve included a few of my own.  These appetizers are great for any holiday, party, game night, or just when you have a craving.  Hopefully, they will inspire you to make a few of your own!

Dips & Spreads

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Harissa Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

Spinach Dip

Cranberry Salsa

Fire-Roasted Texas Caviar

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Pizza Dip Stuffed Bread

Easy Quesadilla Dip

Meat Lovers Pizza Dip


Classic Guacamole

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Black Eyed Pea Dip

Fajita Chicken Cheese Dip

Cold Crab Dip

Hot Jezebel

Cranberry Compote with Brie

Peach, Basil, and Bacon Baked Brie

Benedictine Spread

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Sausage Stuffing Balls

Spicy Sausage Wonton Cups

Bacon Crescents

Chicken and Chorizo Bites

Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

Easy Sausage Balls

Candied Bacon

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Easy Chicken Appetizers

Agave Lime Chicken Wings

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Easy Homemade Corndog Bites

Baked Salami Bites

Crab Rangoon Egg Rolls

Spicy Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

Ham Cheddar Puffs

Triple Cheese Bacon Pinwheels

Savory Bacon Pineapple Bites

Pepper Jack Chicken Wontons

Beef Tenderloin Red Pepper Rumaki

Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

Easy Appetizer Pinwheels

Roast Beef Horseradish Roll-Ups

Turkey Avocado Roll-Ups

Christmas Eve Appetizers



Marinated Cheese

Garlic and Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball

Savory Mini Cheese Balls

Bacon Green Onion Cheese Ball

Christmas Tree Appetizers

Pull Apart Cheese Bread

Spicy Jalapeno Cream Cheese Egg Rolls

Christmas Eve Appetizers


Veggies, Small Bites, & Sauces


Spicy Veggie Pizza

Puff Pastry Pesto Bites

Spinach Balls

Best Recipe Deviled Eggs

Herb Stuffed Artichokes

Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta

Feta Pepper Spinach Cups

Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms

Quick and Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Artichoke and Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms

Potato Poppers

Saucy Water Chestnuts with Bacon

Zaxby’s Sauce

Christmas Eve Appetizers


I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry just reading the names of these appetizers!  Time to get cooking!!

Thanks so much to Drug Store Divas, Who Needs a Cape, Daisies and Pie, The Kitchen Is My Playground, Cooking with Curls, Eating on a Dime, Homemade for Elle, Robyn’s World, Wanna Bite, Chaos Is Bliss, Penny Pincher Jenny, A Magical Mess, Mission To Save, Happy Deal Happy Day, Sugar Spice and Family Life, The Flying Couponer, Dancing Through the Rain, Frazzled N Frugal, Thrifty Jinxy, Savvy Saving Couple, Rebooted Mom, Small Town Woman, and This Old Gal for sharing all of these wonderful recipes!!

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  1. Thanks for including some of my recipes! Happy Holidays!
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