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