Looking for easy recipes for elegant Christmas appetizers?

I’ve compiled a list of 15+ of the best holiday recipes for light Christmas appetizers to inspire you!

elegant christmas appetizers

The season of giving is fast approaching and you might be looking for some elegant holiday appetizers to make those upcoming parties extra special.
Luckily, I have 17 amazing ideas that will impress your guests with their creativity and uniqueness!
So get cooking and get ready to wow your friends and family this Christmas season!

17 Elegant Christmas Appetizer Recipes:

From a Christmas charcuterie board to various crostini recipes and delicious dips – these elegant appetizers will be a great start to your Christmas party!


1. Cranberry Brie Bites

These little finger foods treats will disappear so quickly! For a tangy and sweet perfectly bite-sized treat that is super easy to make, try this delicious store-bought puff pastry with brie cheese that’s topped with tart cranberry sauce and crunchy pistachios recipe.


Find the recipe at: Cooking With Curls


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2. Holiday Charcuterie Cups

Elevate your holiday gatherings with Christmas charcuterie cups. These individual servings are not only easy to assemble but also ideal for parties. 


Find the recipe at: OhClary


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3. Asparagus Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Flaky puff pastry wraps around fresh asparagus, creamy brie cheese, and cranberry jam to create this tasty morsel of goodness! This easy appetizer recipe is one that everyone will love and it looks beautiful, like a mini danish pastry.

elegant christmas appetizers

Find the recipe at: Simply Scrumptious


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4. Cranberry Jalapeno Dip

Cranberry jalapeno dip is everything you could want from a holiday appetizer! It’s tangy, sweet, and spicy. Serve the creamy dip with crackers or crusty bread for an unbeatable spread that people won’t be able to resist.

cranberry dip

Find the recipe at: Alekas Get Together


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5. Christmas Tree Appetizers

These easy Christmas tree appetizers only take about 30 minutes and 4 ingredients(brown bread, cream cheese, cucumber, and cheese) to prepare and no cooking is required! Just grab your cookie cutter to cut the cheddar cheese into star shapes and you’re on your way to making these healthy Christmas appetizers.


Find the recipe at: Frazzled n Frugal


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6. Holiday Crostini

Crispy sliced of French bread topped with a savory and creamy mix of ingredients that all compliment each other. This trio of tasty crostini is the perfect delicious appetizer for a crowd.


Find the recipe at: Will Cook for Smiles


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7. Cranberry Brie Crostini

This crostini recipe is the perfect last-minute easy appetizer to throw together for those unexpected holiday guests. 


Find the recipe at: The Savy Mama Lifestyle


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8. Sweet Potato Canapes

These tasty morsels of sweet potato are made by roasting sliced sweet potatoes in a layer in the oven and cooking them through, then cutting them into small squares and decorating them with some creme fraiche.

elegant christmas appetizers

Find the recipe at: Somebody Feed Seb


9. Caprese Christmas Wreath

If you’re looking for a show-stopping salad to impress your guests this Christmas, look no further than the classic Caprese wreath. This vibrant and fresh salad not only looks stunning on the table, but it’s also delicious and easy to prepare.

The perfect accompaniment to hot or cold dishes, the Caprese wreath is sure to be a hit with your Christmas dinner guests.

elegant christmas appetizers

Find the recipe at: It’s Not Complicated Recipes


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10. Baked Brie Jam

Looking for an alternative to cheese boards? This baked brie jam is it!

It’s fruity and creamy, slightly savory and sweet, with a nice crunch from the almonds and a hint of sharp minty flavors from the fresh thyme. It’s quite an experience for your taste buds so why not give it a try this holiday season!

elegant christmas appetizers

Find the recipe at: Britney Breaks Bread


11. Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites

These cheese balls are the perfect mix of sweet and savory. While they’re delicious all year long, they’re especially perfect for Christmas!


Find the recipe at: 365 Days of Baking and More


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12. Cranberry Snowballs

Surprise your guests with these sweet and tangy fresh cranberries rolled in powdered sugar. You only need 3 ingredients to make this make-ahead appetizer recipe.


Find the recipe at: Bitz & Giggles


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13. Raspberry and Pistachio Wreath

Slice up this impressive looking wreath and serve it as a unique appetizer that’s sweet and delicious!


Find the recipe at: Rainbow Nourishments


14. Salad Kabob Skewers

Need a fun way to present salad? Try these salad kabob skewers! They are easy to eat, super healthy, and easily customizable to suit any taste.


Find the recipe at: Sunglow Kitchen


15. Christmas Charcuterie Board (CharcuterWREATH)

If you want to try something different you can make a charcuterWREATH! The wreath is both beautiful in presentation and full of all the great things you want in an appetizer spread. You can keep it small with individual charcuterie boxes or go BIG and make a holiday grazing table for a crowd!

elegant christmas appetizers 

Find the recipe at: The Vivacious Life


16. Santa Skewers

Turn your appetizer table into a festive wonderland with these Santa Caprese Skewers. These cute and creative Christmas appetizers bring a joyful touch to any holiday event.

santa appetizers

Recipe: Easy Christmas Santa Appetizer


17. Cranberry, Prosciutto, and Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini

The holidays are a time for festive foods and this cranberry, prosciutto, and whipped goat cheese crostini recipe is the perfect delicious appetizer that fits the bill!

This sweet and salty appetizer is made with fresh cranberries, crispy prosciutto, and creamy goat cheese. The crostini are easy to make and can be made in under 30 minutes.


Find the recipe at: Happy Honey Kitchen


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15 Elegant Christmas Appetizers (Easy Recipes)

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If you're looking for some easy elegant Christmas appetizers then these 15 light Christmas appetizer recipes are for you!

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • Cranberry Brie Bites
  • Cranberry, Prosciutto, and Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini
  • Asparagus Wrapped in Puff Pastry
  • Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
  • Christmas Tree Appetizers
  • Holiday Crostini
  • Cranberry Brie Crostini
  • Sweet Potato Canapes
  • Caprese Christmas Wreath
  • Baked Brie Jam
  • Cranberry Pecan Goat Cheese Bites
  • Cranberry Snowballs
  • Raspberry and Pistachio Wreath
  • Salad Kabob Skewers
  • Christmas Charcuterie Board (CharcuterWREATH)


  1. Scroll up and pick your favorite starter from the list of elegant appetizers.
  2. Click through to the recipe, make, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 15gNet Carbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

The nutritional information is based on the #1 recipe on the list (Cranberry Brie Bites)

I hope these easy holiday appetizers have inspired you for your upcoming holiday parties! Which of these fancy Christmas appetizers will you be trying out first?