Heading to a holiday party and not sure what appetizer to bring? Hosting a party and want to know which party foods are guaranteed crowd-pleasers? We think these ten holiday party appetizers are the best — from classic deviled eggs and old-fashioned New England clam dip to elegant cheddar rosemary twists and mini shrimp turnovers.
When time is at a premium, this easy-to-make pineapple-cheese ball recipe is a perfect option, pairing sharp cheese and sweet pineapple. If by some chance there are leftovers, just reshape it, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve it again.
You know that dip you loved as a child? You sprinkled the dehydrated onion mix into sour cream, opened a bag of chips, and were in heaven. Here’s a modern twist made by sautéing five types of onions—Vidalia, yellow, shallots, leeks, and garlic–very slowly, until the natural sugars caramelize.
If this combination sounds unusual, think of your favorite orange-chicken dish at your local Chinese restaurant and you’ll see how well fruit can pair with soy sauce. These wings are crisp, tangy, sweet, and salty, all at the same time.
Why pull an appetizer from your grocery store’s freezer section when it’s so easy to make these Mini Spinach Quiches from scratch? Buttery and delicious, we’ve yet to meet anyone that can resist these savory bites.
Which holiday party appetizers would you add to the list?
This post was first published in 2015, and has been updated.