Hosting a festive get together? Let the Barefoot Contessa help make your party a success with her delectable holiday appetizer recipes that your guests will love.
Pan-Fried Onion Dip
Sweet, caramelized onions, and a trifecta of creaminess, which includes none other than cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise, come together in this ultimate party app.
These bite-sized beauties stuffed with sweet Italian sausage and soft mascarpone cheese are sure to impress.
Potato Basil Frittata
A simple breakfast frittata becomes an enticing appetizer when you cut it into easy-to-eat bite-sized squares.
Roasted Eggplant Spread
If you love baba ghanoush, you’ll love this roasted eggplant spread. It has all the creamy, roasted goodness plus the sweetness of roasted red pepper, red onions and freshly chopped garlic.
Ina Garten’s Smoked Salmon Spread
A simple but impressive dip comes together in minutes. Try making this luxurious dish with Norwegian salmon, it is drier and less salty than others.
Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse
If the holidays aren’t the time for indulgence, when is? Chicken liver, brandy, truffle butter and duck fat are just some of the luscious ingredients you’ll need for this delicious make-ahead appetizer. Make a double batch for Christmas Eve snacking and save the second for New Year’s Eve.
Blini with Smoked Salmon
No one does entertaining like Ina Garten! Try these smoked salmon blinis topped with crème fraiche and a sprig of fresh dill — they’re a surefire hit for any soirée or afternoon brunch.
Greek Mezze Platter
Marinate your feta the night before for an easy and satisfying no-heat summer meal. Pair with a glass of your favourite wine and enjoy on your back deck for a relaxing evening mid-week.
Cheese and Bread Platter
For an impromptu holiday soiree, you can make the perfect party platter in just 10 minutes. Ina recommends an assortment of sweet and savoury treats served with bread and an assortment of crackers.
Herbed Goat Cheese
Creamy goat cheese is marinated in olive oil and herbs, then served with baguette or crackers. Present it in a clear glass jar so your guests can appreciate the delightful pops of colour throughout.
Fish & Lobster Cakes
A mix of cod and lobster is combined with diced pepper, onion and celery, and each cake is rolled in panko before frying. Serve them hot with a creamy Rémoulade sauce for dipping.
Warm Goat Cheese
Transform a log of goat cheese into a melty, bite-sized appetizer. Breaded medalliions of cheese are browned to golden perfection on the stovetop and served warm.