Best Appetizer Recipes for the holidays!

Top 20 Easy Appetizer Recipes


It’s that time of year again, the holiday season! That means lots of holiday get-togethers, dinners and cocktail parties, for which you’ll need some killer-good appetizer recipes! My favorite part of any gathering is the appetizers. I love making them and I love eating them. A great appetizer spread with wine or champagne will get your guests in the holiday spirit and set the mood for a great evening.

For this post, I’ve gathered up all my favorite appetizer recipes into one post! These are tried and true recipes that my guests have loved, praised and asked for more next time, especially my ‘Hot Salmon Dip’! Now, I always make a double batch of this recipe to make sure there’s enough for everyone. It’s always the first thing to go! I hope you enjoy this collection of appetizer recipes and enjoy holiday entertaining! For the recipe, just click on the link provided, or click on any image to take you directly to the recipe! You can get more appetizer recipes here, too:

A charcuterie board is a great addition to any party! Watch my step-by-step tutorial to make this spread for your next party!

How To Make a Charcuterie Board step-by-step tutorial

My newest addition to this collection – the best Smoked Salmon Puffs! Made with a creamy and fluffy cream cheese filling!

close up of seafood salmon puffs with fresh dill; easy appetizer recipe

These ‘Spinach Panela Tartlets’ are always gone in seconds when I serve them at a dinner party! They’re made with loads of creamy cheese and wilted spinach!

Spinach Panela Tartlets

These spicy bacon and cheese stuffed peppers are soo good, knock-your-socks-off good!! I usually eat about 10 of them myself, so double up the batch if you’re expecting lots of people!

This next recipe is actually a FIVE recipes in one. Avocado toast prepared five different ways. You can make just one of these, or try all five variations. My favorite is the smoked salmon, but if you want something new and unique, try the strawberry avocado toast. It’s incredibly delicious!

Moving onto that famous ‘Hot Salmon Dip’. I’m definitely making this for my next party, it’s easy and delicious! A party favorite for sure!

If you love Cheesecake Factory’s avocado egg rolls, I’ve got the copycat recipe, paired with a dipping sauce! These avocado chicken egg rolls are simply scrumptious!

If you haven’t tried this recipe for ‘The World’s Best Crab Cakes’, what are you waiting for? These are soo good and they’re easy to make! Don’t make let the long ingredient list scare you off, these come together in no time!

These smoked salmon canapes are not only super easy to make, but also look like a million bucks! Check out that caviar and the silky smoked salmon! This is one of my favorite appetizers!

What party would be complete without some chicken wings? These teriyaki chicken wings are so delicious and made with home-made teriyaki sauce!

My husband loves these teriyaki beef skewers! They’re so flavorful and delicious!


And, the second one is with quiche filling. This one is usually the most popular with guests!

These larger spinach ricotta tarts are made with smoked ham and mushrooms!

My recipe for teriyaki pigs-in-a-blanket is the easiest recipe in this collection! Just grab some teriyaki sauce, little smokies and pre-made pastry dough! Soo good and delicious!

I absolutely LOVE this simple beet spread on toast! Garlicy, sweet and delicious! You can actually serve this as a salad, too!

Calling all seafood lovers! This avocado shrimp ceviche is killer good! So creamy and delicious!

If you love cheesy tartlets, you’ll love these asparagus cheese tarts with flaky tart shells!

How pretty is this appetizer?! It’s simple avocado toast topped with salty prosciutto, capers and quail eggs! The petite eggs make this appetizer look super fancy, but it’s actually easy to make!

Elegant and simple couscous salad on endive leaves. This easy little appetizer is a great way to serve couscous at a party!

This next appetizer is unique and delicious! It’s made with mozzarella balls wrapped in basil and wonton wrappers, fried until golden and served with a tomato dipping sauce!

This recipe for pork and ginger egg rolls is the ONLY egg roll recipe you’ll ever need! These are soo good!

And no appetizer collection would be complete without some antipasti! These super easy and colorful skewers are made with prosciutto, green zucchini, olives and tomatoes!

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