The holiday season can be quite hectic with all parties, celebrations and unexpected guests. Lucky for you, we have tons of easy and impressive appetizer recipes to make before the party starts so you can celebrate the season with friends and family.
Simply Irresistible Lobster Roll Bites
Mix your lobster salad and brown the bread cups in advance, so all you have to do is spoon and serve these delightful East Coast bites.
Bright and Beautiful Beet Hummus
Vibrant beets shine in this show-stopping appetizer. Everyone will be reaching for this bright and tasty app as the vibrant hued dip stands out on your table.
Brown Sugar-Sriracha Bacon Bites
Sweet, spicy, smoky and salty – what more can you ask for in one bite? These delicious sesame-seed topped slices get crispier as they cool, which means you can definitely bake them up long before guests arrive. Plus you’ll fill your house with the mouthwatering scent of bacon. Bonus!
Salami Antipasto Cups are Your New Favourite Make-Ahead Appetizers
Salty salami can be baked hours before your party because it needs time to cool. Your filling is at its best too once the flavours have melded, making this the ultimate make-ahead bite.
Bruschetta Bar to Go
Take the worry out of dietary restrictions by assembling a DIY or d’oeuvre spread. Prep each piece ahead of time, then assemble on a sheet pan or tray and store in the fridge. When guests arrive, present this impressive spread and prepare for applause.
If there’s one thing kids love more than food on a stick, it’s dip! These colourful donair skewers filled with lettuce, pita, tomato and cubes of seasoned ground beef make snacking a fun affair. Opt out of the pearl onions for an onion-free meal and slice the tomatoes before skewering for the little ones.
The Pioneer Woman’s Mini Turkey Meatloaves
Bring this classic comfort food out of the past and into your party this holiday season. Bake these little bacon-peppered bites the day before then pop in the oven for a quick re-heat so they’ll be piping-hot as everyone arrives.
Bright and Bold Moroccan-Spiced Cauliflower Bites
Turmeric gives these tasty bites a bright, golden hue. The cool yogurt sauce is the perfect complement to this warm and flavourful appetizer or side dish.
Guacamole with a Kick
Kick your snacking up a notch with this spicy guac from The Pioneer Woman that includes both jalapenos and chipotle peppers.
Cheddar Shortbread Cheesecake
This savoury cheesecake can be served as a creative appetizer with a side salad or as an ending to a warm winter meal.
Blue Cheese and Chive Butter
Pair with some crackers and crusty bread for a super simple homemade appetizer you can nibble on until everyone arrives with their dishes.
Whether you make the pastry from scratch or opt for the store-bought stuff, these scrumptious mini versions of the Québécois classic will be devoured fast.
Turkey Quinoa Skewers
A tasty little holiday bite that has all the best flavours of the season, made with ingredients both you – and your waistline – will love.