Are you planning a New Year’s Eve Party – or at least planning to attend one? If so, you’ve probably already started researching delicious appetizer ideas that you can make to help contribute. Choosing the perfect appetizer that everyone will love can be difficult. Luckily, we’re here to help!
We have compiled a list of 23 amazing appetizer recipes that will ensure you don’t drop the ball this New Year’s Eve! As a bonus, they’re all easy to make too!
Who knew that delicate mushrooms caps can transform into an exciting appetizer! This recipe is so easy and comes together in 25 minutes.
If you don’t have leftover bacon you’ll want to cook that first. Combine the mushrooms stems with garlic and cook in a skillet for about 2 minutes. Then you’ll combine the bacon bits with the chopped mushroom and garlic and mix with feta and cream cheese. Fill the mushroom caps and bake in the oven for 15 minutes and serve warm.
http://therusticwillow.com/feta-and-bacon-stuffed-mushrooms/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE RUSTIC WILLOW
Deviled eggs are crowd favorite and that is why they make an awesome party appetizer. However, if you really want to wow a crowd then show up with a platter of loaded deviled eggs!
Just like a loaded baked potato, these loaded deviled eggs are consumed in a delicious mixture of chives, bacon, cheese and sour cream. This recipe may have a few additional ingredients compared to a traditional deviled egg recipe, however, it won’t take you any extra time!
https://www.thecookierookie.com/deviled-egg-recipe-loaded-deviled-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE COOKIE ROOKIE
The vegan diet is gaining popularity quickly! Further, dairy allergies are on the rise too! That being said, it’s always a good idea to have a couple dietary accommodating dishes at every party.
Whip up a delicious plate of deviled potatoes. Even if you don’t have dietary restrictions, you will love these! Like a deviled egg, these deviled potatoes are filled with a creamy swirl of goodness! They’re just as easy to make too.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/vegan-deviled-potatoes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
If you really want to stand out at this New Year’s Eve party combine 2 party favorites. Deviled eggs and macaroni salad come together to create one enticing dish!
This creamy pasta salad tastes like deviled eggs and is loaded with exciting textures from celery, olives, pickles, and red onion. It will come together in 30 minutes!
https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/deviled-egg-macaroni-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JO COOKS
This idea is so easy that you won’t need a recipe. Caprese salad is refreshing and is a simple salad that is loved by many. Instead of digging into a plate of Caprese salad, turn it into the perfect bite-sized appetizer.
All you’ll need are fresh mozzarella balls, fresh basil leaves, and cherry tomatoes. For a bite-sized appetizer combine the three ingredients onto a toothpick. You can also make them bigger by using a wooden skewer instead of the toothpick. Serve on a pretty platter and drizzle your favorite balsamic dressing on top.
Having a variety of different party dips is always a great idea. Why not start with a delicious and simple hummus recipe. It’s healthy, filling and is often a crowd-favorite.
For this recipe, you’ll need a can of chickpeas, tahini (ground sesame seeds), fresh lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and just a couple other seasonings. A food processor will help this recipe come together quickly and you and your party friends will enjoy a delightful treat in no time.
https://www.cookingclassy.com/hummus/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOKING CLASSY
Serve a platter of fresh veggies and these puff pastry cheese straws to go with that delicious hummus. However, these cheese straws are so lovely that they can stand on their own too!
To create these all you’ll need is store-bought puff pastry and a mixed hard cheeses such as parmesan or aged cheddar. This recipe will make between 16-20 straws so double the recipe if you there is a long party guest list!
https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-puff-pastry-cheese-straws-226381?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=managed&utm_content=custompin&crlt.pid=camp.ZIf5RAPO6Kcg PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE KITCHN
New Year’s Eve is a huge celebration for many. It’s a chance to change the page, start fresh and embrace a brand new year! This holiday deserves a fun sprinkle-filled treat like this cake batter dessert hummus!
There’s bound to be many savory treats on the table so changes things up by sharing a sweet appetizer with your friends and family. The process is similar to a traditional hummus recipe but many of the savory ingredients are swapped for sweet tasting ingredients. Some of these include maple syrup, almond milk, and sprinkles! This is also a dairy-free and vegan-friendly recipe which means all the more can indulge in it!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/vegan-cake-batter-dessert-hummus/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Here’s another excellent dessert dip option that is bound to be a party-favorite too! Caramel apple dip is a quick and easy treat that only requires 4 simple ingredients.
A sugary cream cheese base is topped with a thick caramel sauce and is sprinkled with toffee bits. Pair the dip with sliced apples. However, to prevent browned apples, be sure to cut the apples right before serving.
https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/caramel-apple-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DINNER AT THE ZOO
To free up oven space and for easy transportation, make a slow cooker recipe for your New Year’s Eve party! The slow cooker makes preparation easy for you and better yet, guests can indulge straight from the pot!
Spinach artichoke dip is a restaurant favorite so there is no question that it’ll be a hit at the party too! This recipe is so easy to put together. Serve the dip with bread or your favorite crackers and watch this appetizer disappear quickly!
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-spinach-artichoke-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: GIMME SOME OVEN
Heat things up with this party appetizer! This is a copycat recipe of a Texas Roadhouse favorite! These rattlesnake bites are deep fried and super delicious!
Begin by combining shredded pepper jack cheese with diced jalapenos and then mold the cheese mixture into little balls. You’ll need to freeze these first so that they hold their shape before you dip them in the batter. Once cooked, they will be crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey delicious on the inside!
https://tornadoughalli.com/copycat-texas-roadhouse-rattlesnake-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TORNADOUGH ALLI
If you love jalapeno poppers then you’ll truly love this dip too! This savory and spicy dip is sinfully delicious and is sure to be a hit.
This dip is loaded with cheese, hot jalapeno peppers, and is topped with buttery breadcrumbs. Serve this dip with bread or a cracker of your choice!
https://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2016/01/easy-jalapeno-popper-dip.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FAMILY FRESH MEALS
You could show up to the party with a store-bought shrimp ring or you can wow everyone with this garlic roasted shrimp cocktail appetizer! It’s so easy and will be ready in less than 20 minutes.
First, you’ll toss the shrimp in a simple olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper coating and bake in the oven. While you wait for the shrimp whip up the homemade cocktail sauce. Serve this appetizer on a large platter or create a stunning single-serving app using cocktail cups.
https://thesuburbansoapbox.com/garlic-roasted-shrimp-cocktail/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE SUBURBAN SOAPBOX
Both kids and adults love macaroni and cheese! It’s simple, savory and cheesy – what’s not to like? This recipe turns mac and cheese into a delicious appetizer that is sure to quench a craving. Share a plate and you’ll see how quickly these will be gobbled up!
What makes this recipe even better is that the mac and cheese bites are entirely homemade. To create this appetizer you’ll need elbow macaroni, butter, flour, milk, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and an egg. Lastly, a mini muffin tin will help you create the perfect bite-sized treats!
https://www.chef-in-training.com/homemade-mac-and-cheese-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CHEF IN TRAINING
Embrace the new year and cheers with your friends and family with a drink in one hand and a bourbon whiskey meatball in the other! We gave a classic meatball recipe an adult makeover that is seriously drool-worthy!
You will need a bag of frozen meatballs, a slow cooker, and a delicious homemade whiskey sauce. These come together effortlessly and the slow cooker will do most of the work for you!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/crockpot-drunken-bourbon-whiskey-meatballs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
This appetizer may be the pure definition of comfort food. Ring in the new year with a savory treat that everyone is going to love!
This bread bowl is filled with a fondue-like beer cheese that has a golden bubbly top layer. Save the inside of the loaf and use that portion of the bread as dippers! Once they’re gone encourage the guests to tear apart the bread bowl and devour every single delicious piece!
http://hostthetoast.com/bacon-beer-cheese-bread-bowl/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOST THE TOAST
This appetizer will have you and all the party guests melting at the knees! Ooey-gooey melted brie cheese sits in a bowl of crusted sourdough and together they make for one exciting appetizer.
This appetizer comes together so quickly and all you’ll need is 1 round sourdough bread, one wheel of brie cheese, dark brown sugar, white wine, and fresh rosemary. Before you place this delicious bowl in the oven you’ll top the brie with brown sugar, white wine and a sprinkle of freshly chopped rosemary.
https://foodnessgracious.com/baked-brie-sourdough-bread-bowl/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FOODNESS GRACIOUS
Many fruit platters come with some form of yogurt based or chocolate based dip. Instead of using the store-bought dip that comes with these fruit platters you need to try this champagne cheesecake fruit dip recipe!
It’s a great way to toast off the night, however, the dip does contain real champagne, so make sure those who are indulging in the appetizer are of age. Along with champagne, to make this dip, all you’ll need is heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and gold or silver sprinkles to garnish!
https://www.diprecipecreations.com/champagne-cheesecake-fruit-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DIP RECIPE CREATIONS
Almost everyone loves pizza! Transform a classic party food into a delicious dip for a perfect appetizer. This dip begins on the stovetop and finishes in the slow cooker. Brown the sausage in a skillet and then add the pizza sauce. You’ll also need to cook the pepperoni in the skillet before or after the sausage to make them nice and crispy.
When all your ingredients are ready, you’ll layer the slow cooker beginning with a cream cheese layer, followed by the meat sauce and finish by sprinkling shredded mozzarella cheese and crispy pepperoni. Serve with naan or garlic bread.
https://www.foodtasticmom.com/ultimate-pizza-dip/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FOOD TASTIC MOM
Crostinis are so fun because this simple crusty bread appetizer is so customizable. Here, we’re sharing a delicious brie, apple, and honey crostini!
It only takes 15 minutes to prepare and it’ll surely be a crowd pleaser. Begin by cutting a baguette into 1/2 inch slices and topping with apple butter and thinly sliced brie. They’ll crispy up in the oven and you’ll finish by topping the crostinis with thin apple slices, a sprinkle of candied pecans, and a drizzle of honey.
https://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/brie-apple-and-honey-crostini/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TWO PEAS AND THEIR POD
Pigs in a blanket are a party classic. However, take it one step further and share a platter of these pretzel bites and you’ll never want to go back to plain pigs in a blanket again!
These are so easy you won’t even miss the prepackaged variety. You will need cocktail sausages, storebought pizza dough, and salt. Give the bites a salt bath in a boiling salty water first, then finish by baking them in the oven. Lastly, serve with your favorite cheese sauce!
https://aprilgolightly.com/easy-pretzel-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: APRIL GO LiGHTLY
Golden tater tots mixed with crispy bacon and ooey-gooey melted cheese! Sounds exciting, right? This appetizer is so easy and will be a huge hit this New Year’s Eve.
There are loads of tater tot casserole recipes floating around the internet but the idea of making skewers is brilliant, especially for a party! Each guest can grab a stick and indulge in a delicious and comforting treat.
https://www.madewithhappy.com/loaded-tater-tot-skewers/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MADE WITH HAPPY
Enjoy all the main ingredients you love about a Big Mac burger but without the bun making this a low carb delicious treat. This idea also makes this appetizer perfectly portioned for finger food.
The bites start with a tender beef patty followed by a slice of American cheese and are finished with lettuce and a dill pickle. You’ll also be provided with a secret sauce recipe that is perfect for dipping your bites into!
https://www.homemadeinterest.com/low-carb-big-mac-bites/?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOMEMADE INTEREST