The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. The holidays are in full swing, and no one wants boring chips and dip at the party. So we’ve compiled 10 videos of the best holiday party appetizers for 2019. These scrumptious little bites will take your holiday get together to the next level — and they might make you skip the main course altogether!
1. Spinach Artichoke Dip and Herb Cheese Bread
We all order spinach artichoke dip in restaurants. This video shows you how to easy it is to make your own at home. The crusty, herbed bread is a tasty bonus. Double it for a crowd.
2. Vegetarian Pot Stickers, Samosas, and Artichoke Quesadillas
Finger foods don’t have to be heavy and rich. These three vegetarian options keep the savory punch but are light and delicious. The multi-cultural flavors will please a crowd with varied palettes.
3. Pesto Tarte Au Soleil
This pesto and puff pastry appetizer is visually stunning. It’s also easy to make. Chef Beth takes you through the steps, as well as shows how you can swap the pesto for Nutella to make a sweet version of this French “Sun Tart.”
4. Sweet Bun Christmas Tree, Cranberry Brie Tarts, and a Pull-Apart Wreath
Looking for a few tasty bites for kids and adults alike? The DIY Mommy shows how you can use crescent rolls in three ways. The finished products are festive, and these tasty dishes mean the plates will be clean in no time.
5. Low Carb Super Creamy Stuffed Mushrooms
Laura Vitale’s stuffed mushrooms are hearty enough, they could pass for the main course. You can swap out the pork for turkey, chicken, or even vegan sausage. These mushrooms will be the hit of the party.
6. Italian Pinwheels
Forget the storebought pinwheel sandwiches. How Daily shows the easy steps to make your own. You can change up the fillings to suit your guest’s tastes. These colorful and zesty mini sandwiches are an ideal party tray appetizer.
7. Pull-Apart Fluatas, Stuffed Shells, Apple Fritters, Lasagna Rolls and MORE
This isn’t your mom’s monkey bread. These pull-apart dishes are cheesy, spicy, gooey, sticky and all things delicious. Make a couple for your next party and be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand.
8. Easy Semi-Homemade Cocktail Party Bites
If you have a crowd coming and you want to put out several dishes that are easy to eat in one or two bites, these five options are a winner. They feature both cold and hot appetizers: antipasto kabobs, brown sugar bacon lil’ smokies, bruschetta, and cocktail party crackers all look like something you’ve seen passed on a tray by a caterer. Now, you can serve them at home.
9. Five Savory Puff Pastry Appetizers
Store-bought puff pastry transforms into delicious and elegant appetizers. It’s all about the filling. The garlic parmesan twists are ready in minutes. The French onion puffs taste like French onion soup in one easily transportable bite. The blue cheese, fig and walnut blossoms are a sweet, salty and crunchy appetizer that make holiday parties an elevated affair.
10. Goat Cheese Balls, Pita Bites, and Shrimp Cocktail
Five ingredients or less? Yes, please! These three appetizers from Honeysuckle are fresh, flavorful and fancy. That’s three for three, folks. The video shows how each one can be customized to suit your taste. Trust us, put these lovely little bites on the table and your guests will be asking for the number of your caterer.
Appetizers at the holidays can seem daunting so most of us resort to the stand by dips and frozen food section of the grocery store. These videos show how you can make appetizers that will wow your guests and satisfy their cravings. Happy Holidays!