Christmas is coming and with it comes family get-togethers and parties. There’s no reason for buying store made appetizers when they’re so easy to make yourself. These finger food ideas can be used for appetizers, party snacks, a light lunch, the first course of a dinner, or just nibblies as you drink some fantastic wine. These are all finger foods, meaning that they’re ready to eat without dipping or scooping. They’re one or two bite snacks that you can eat with one hand. All of these recipes come in at 30 minutes or less for prep and cook time. Don’t slave away in the kitchen when you could be enjoying the party!

1. Egg Buffet Bites

These cute egg finger food treats are a play on the class deviled egg recipe. Instead of mayonnaise being added, flavorful toppings are offered.

The recipe recommends salmon eggs and dill leaves, but if that’s not your speed then bacon and green onion would be brilliant. Leave the toppings out in containers so that your guests can make their own with their preferred toppings.

2. Bruschetta

This classic Italian finger food never goes out of style. The key is in the garlic. Rub a garlic clove all over one side of your bread. It adds a fragrance of garlic without the pungent bite.

Toast the bread under your broiler on both sides. Top it with fresh tomato, basil, and very good quality olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top to bring out the flavor of the tomato.

3. Bacon Wrapped Scallops

If you’re cooking for a crowd of meat lovers, they will love this bacon wrapped scallop finger food. The trick to perfectly cooked bacon and scallops is precooking the bacon.

Fry the bacon until almost fully cooked, but still flexible. The fresh orange sauce brings a freshness to this potentially greasy dish.

4. Italian Sausage Rolls

This super flavorful sausage roll will blow the frozen kind out of the water! They’re flavored with red wine and bacon. A mixture of beef and pork mince makes a rich sausage with a good fat content.

The result is a tender and delicious sausage with a hint of bacon. Use store-bought puff pastry to speed up this recipe.

5. Basil and Almond Canapes

Sometimes simple is best. This cute little finger sandwich is flavored simply with almond and basil. It’s a unique combination with a huge impact!

Your taste buds will come to life with this easy to make recipe. Use Christmas cookie cutters to make this finger food dish even more in season.


6. Nacho Crostini

Go unique with this fun finger food. It’s Mexican meets Italian, and the result is beautiful. Baguette slices are used as a base for this dish. The bread is made luxurious with liberal use of butter.

Top with your favorite nacho toppings, such as salsa, cheese, sour cream, olives, and even sliced chicken.

7. BLT Caprese Sliders

These adorable mini sliders are made with puff pastry buns. These are baked into little buns and filled with some classic Italian toppings.

Slices of tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and bacon are layered with pesto. Make your own combination with different toppings, such as sliced meats or smoked salmon.

8. Salmon Vol Au Vents

These little pastry cups can have many different types of delicious fillings. Use store-bought vol au vents for a very fast recipe. You can also make your own from puff pastry, but there’s a chance they don’t rise.

The pre-made ones are perfect and beautiful- just pretend you made them yourself. Your guests will be shocked at how gourmet and delicious these appetizers are.

9. Jalapeno Popper Potato Bites

These little potato bites are two tasty finger foods in one. They have the heat and bite of a jalapeno popper, with a delicious potato cup.

Use the potato cup part of the recipe and add your own toppings to make it unique.Leave the bacon out of the recipe if you want to make this vegetarian-friendly.


10. Hummus & Caramelised Onion Crostini

Sometimes the best appetizers and finger foods are the ones with the least amount of ingredients. Instead of the number of ingredients that are in the recipe, the focus is more on the flavor created between a few carefully selected foods.

With these mini crostinis, the garlic hummus is complimented perfected with the sweet notes of the caramelized onions. Top with a sprig of rosemary for added beauty in the presentation.

11. Spinach Artichoke Cups

Spinach Artichoke Dip is often a crowd favorite at parties and celebrations, especially when it’s served with some nacho chips or fresh bread. Make your artichoke dip a little tidier by having it preportioned into mini pastry cups.

With this approach, your guests can bite into both the dip and pastry without worrying messy dip accidents on their clothing. You can also add a little bacon for added flavor.

12. Ham and Cheese Slider

Ham and Cheese sliders are a great alternative to a hamburger slider which can take a lot longer to create and is messier! These neat and tidy sandwiches are packed with flavor, quality cheese, and scrumptious ham.

If you want to make it a little more gourmet, you can add a slice of tomato or roasted red pepper. Sometimes though, basic is better!

13. Simple Savory Christmas Trees

How adorable are these Christmas trees?! They present themselves so beautifully on a platter and are also really fun to create. Gather a few family members and make these fun Christmas trees as a family for your Christmas party.

All you need for this easy finger food is puff pastry, green olives, cheese, salami and whipped cream cheese. Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this appetizer – and that’s a guarantee!


14.  Caprese Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread is one of those recipes that you don’t want to mess with because it’s so good already. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Well, think about this recipe as garlic bread dressed up for Christmas.

This finger food is not only delicious and easy to eat, but it will be consistent with your Christmas decorations with the green basil and bright red tomatoes. Drizzle with a little balsamic reduction for the perfect tangy finish to this appetizer.

15. Fast and Fancy Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches are probably one of the most underrated appetizers out there! They are not to be confused with funeral sandwiches which can often be very disgusting.

With this specific tea sandwich, it’s open-faced and each topping is carefully woven onto the decorative toothpick for an excellent gourmet presentation. Pick up some Christmas themed toothpicks for added festivity!

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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