Winter is in the air, which means that holiday party season is nearly here.  Every good host knows that a stellar appetizer spread should ideally include an equal number of hot and cold hors-d’oeuvres. If you’re hosting a Christmas bash, an ugly sweater party or a potluck, we’ve got a mix of sizzling and cool recipes that will get your party started.


Hot Appetizer Recipes

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Gougeres (Gruyere Cheese Puffs)

Crispy Crab Cakes with Mustard Artichoke Aioli

Duck Pot Stickers with Plum Sauce

Lemon Chicken Lollipops

Pear and Gorgonzola Mini Pizzas

Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Shrimp Chips with Spicy Peanut Sauce

The Pioneer Woman’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Ina Garten’s Baked Brie


Cold Appetizer Recipes

Holiday Cheeseball Wreath

The Pioneer Woman’s Salami Roll-Ups

Smoked Salmon on Corn Blini with Wasabi Cream

Middle Eastern Bean Dip

Chunky Summer Gazpacho

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

Tortellini Skewers

Looking for more party ideas? Try these Holiday Party Appetizers That Your Guests Will Love.