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
Peach, Basil, and Bacon Baked Brie
Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Beef Tenderloin Red Pepper Rumaki
Roast Beef Horseradish Roll-Ups
Garlic and Onion Cheddar Cheese Ball
Spicy Jalapeno Cream Cheese Egg Rolls
Veggies, Small Bites, & Sauces
Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Quick and Creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Artichoke and Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms
Saucy Water Chestnuts with Bacon
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!!
Robyn Wright says
Thanks for including some of my recipes! Happy Holidays!
Thanks so much for letting me!!