Christmas is that time of year when you are pretty sure to have a lot of people coming over to your place expecting a marvelous get together and some delicious Christmas party food. There is no reason to buy store made appetizers when you can make them yourself at home.
The best food ideas include finger foods that can easily be used for party snacks, appetizers, a light lunch and dinner and also nibbles with your drinks. The finger foods are ready to eat savories without dipping or scooping. Finger foods are one or two bite snacks that need less than 30 minutes for preparation. So, before you sit to enjoy the holiday dinner, serve the guests with some delicious bites.
Here goes the list:
RING OF PIGGIES:
The charming and elegant plate of piggies looks like a perfect wreath when draped with fresh rosemary in the center. Perfect displays on the dining table for amazing get together!
CHRISTMAS SPROUTS CHEESE SAUCE:
The delicious Sprouts Cheese Sauce is sure to take center stage in the Christmas Dinner party at your place and amaze the guests with its flavors, taste and texture.
EGG BUFFET BITES:
The delicious egg finger food treats are a perfect play on the class deviled egg recipe. Use flavored toppings rather than mayonnaise. For this recipe salmon eggs and dill leaves are recommended but if you want to bring a change then you can use green onion and bacon too. You can also keep the toppings aside to let your guests choose their own toppings.
CHICK PEA RITTERS WITH SPICY AIOLI:
This is a simple yet nice appetizer with amazing flavors. The mayonnaise can have another life in sandwiches as well.
LATKE SLIDERS / POTATO PAN CAKE:
Endless filling combinations for every night of Hanukkah. A perfect holiday recipe that is sure to have something for everyone. Once a batch is fried, platter the sandwich fillings and let your guests make customized sandwiches. The potato pan cake sliders taste beyond amazing are a perfect way to create an instant party mood.
CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE TREE:
The fun snack arrangement designed for fall can take a new form when reworking is done for holidays. Arranging evergreen shaped boughs and putting the Christmas cookie cutters to work to make colorful elements is a real fun time.
HASHBROWN SAUSAGE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE:
This idea on your dining table is surely going to make you the best chef in the family and the best dish on the holiday table.
The mouth watering appetizer is worth sharing with guests on the holiday night.
CRANBERRY PECAN MINI GOAT CHEESE BALLS:
Cheese balls and Christmas party goes hand in hand but this time rather than creating one big cheese ball for everyone to dig in, let us create mini goat cheese balls that does not require any additional effort than a regular cheese ball and yes, the single size portion makes it perfect to grab and go finger food. The best part about the recipe is that it only takes 10 minutes.
CHOCOLATE DIPPED KETTLE CHIPS:
All the guests in the home including your family members and kids will love and enjoy the amazing flavor and taste of the spicy chips that are put together with chocolate in this delicious finger food dish.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH FLAT BREAD WITH GOAT CHEESE:
Nothing is better than flat bread in a Christmas Party and this one recipe is the one slice pleases all for winter flavors to impress the guests and make them crave for more.
Southern Christmases are never complete without a bowl full of pimiento cheese dip. The dish is easiest to make with the ends of cheese leftover in the fridge. You can also swap the pimientos for whatever pickles you have on hand or olives and you can also mix some Miso Paste or Vegemite that makes an unconventional choices/
CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE CHIA TRUFFLES:
Healthy yet delicious, this holiday recipe is a perfect step away from the ordinary Christmas party food that you will be glad to take and your guests will be amazed to feed on.
APPLE NUT BLUE CHEESE TARTLETS:
The delicious and tasty appetizers looks gourmet but they are too easy to make and have loads of flavors of a blue cheese. The phyllo shells and fillings can be made in advance and on the main day you can simply fill the cups and warm them before serving.
CHRISTMAS TREE CHEESE PLATTER:
This finger food idea is so easy that you will not even need a recipe. It can be as simple as whipping up a delicious cheese and cracker platter. This season, get creative and transform your cheese platter in to one that looks like a Christmas tree. Choose your ingredients and garnish them with rosemary to give it an ever green look. Decrease the length of each row while arranging your platter.
ONION CHIP DIP:
It is so good and easy to make that you would like to dip everything in it and use it with your sandwiches every day. The base of this dip is tangy, creamy and full of sour cream.
CHEESE POTATO AND BACON CROQUETTES:
Be ready to feel the magic that will happen when the mashed yummy potato batter meets crispy bacon and sharp mature cheddar. I bet, your mouth would be salivating by just thinking about the dish.
CLASSIC CHEESE STRAW:
With just a touch of spice, the classic crips that are buttery, crunchy and full of cheesy flavors are delicious served on their own or with hummus or a favorite dip.
MERRY CHRISTMAS PAN CAKES:
With these delicious Pan cakes, give your holiday morning a perfect and a tasty start and enjoy the day savoring and rejoicing this sweet finger food.
To munch on this delicious dish, the guests in your house might peel the rubber to get to the table because the tender bites are made with hassle free crescent rolls that were refrigerated and a flavorful chicken and cream cheese filling.
CROCKPOT DRUNKEN BOURBON WHISKY MEAT BALLS:
Meat balls are the perfect finger foods and here a crock pot recipe means less work for you with a big playoff. With a drunken bourbon whiskey sauce, the meat balls get a boozy make over. The sauce might sound fancy but it is simple and easy. Use tooth picks to serve and watch out the meat balls disappearing quickly.
MEDITERRANEAN STUFFED MUSHROOMS:
The flavors in the dish are the best part of it and everyone in the party will love and talk about it over and over again. Make them for a dinner party and watch people making it a big hit of the evening.
CRANBERRY & BRIE BITES:
The little phyllo bites could not be easier to make but better prepare double batches because the peeps will make up like starved animals as soon as you pop this dish out of the oven.
GOAT CHEESE STUFFED PEPPADEW PEPPERS:
The stuffed peppers come together within minutes as sweet with a perfect touch of heat packed with tangy goat cheese.
CHRISTMAS SPICE CHOCOLATE WAFFLES:
With this amazing Christmas Spice Chocolate Waffles recipe, add a perfect festive spice to your holidays as they are crazily good.
The Italian flavored warm appetizer makes a quick filling lunch for everyone. It has a veggie version but you can also add sausage or pepperoni to create mini pizzas.
SUN DRIED TOMATO PESTO BITES:
With this amazing finger food dish add a pop of green and red color to your holiday table! The delectable bites look gourmet but they are equally simple to make.
DEEP FRIED COCONUT SHRIMP:
This dish is tasty and easy to fix on any dining table with other food items. You can serve it with Dijon mustard, horseradish sauce and orange marmalade.
FRENCH ONION SMASHED POTATO BITES:
If you are confused between smashed and mashed potato then, you are not the only one. The gently squished baby potatoes serve as a perfect base for all the melty cheese and caramelized onion which will make your guests fall in love with your cooking skills.
In this recipe, 2 types of cheese are layered and marinated in a white wine vinegar dressing made with parsley, garlic, scallions, pimientos and basil. I bet your guests will love to try this and crave for more.
CHOCOLATE LOG CHRISTMAS CAKE:
It might look like a simple dessert but it is remarkable. This one dish is sure to take away all the charm of the dining table and be the center of attraction.
ALMOND CHEDDAR APPETIZERS:
After this one try, you will always have a supply of this delicious appetizer on hand on your fridge so that if any guest drops in then you can simply re – heat and serve. This finger food recipe works great for brunch, as a snack or even along with a light lunch.
BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO POPPERS:
You can get some store bought jalapeno poppers for this recipe but making things at home is the best because something is too satisfying about creating and indulging in something home made. The idea is simple and needs only 3 ingredients.
CURRIED CHICKEN TEA SANDWICHES:
Served on the bed of lettuce, the food finger recipe is amazingly delicious and beautiful. It is a perfect addition for Christmas parties or an evening snack.
DEEP FRIED MACARONI AND CHEESE:
This recipe is a classic take on a deep – fried snack. The Macaroni and cheese balls are warm, gooey and breaded and ask anyone, these are the best parts of a party food.
PUFFED PASTRY BAKED BRIE WITH FRESH FIG JAM:
You do not have to be afraid of puff pastry just because you are not ready to make it from scratch and tackle everything but here comes the best part; get the frozen version that will work easily with you. Enrobe a wheel of brie with it and top it with homemade fresh fig jam. Your dish is good to go on the table for serving.
ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS CHEESE BOARD:
Use this idea and put the tasty Christmas cheese board recipe on the holiday table and watch off snacks getting off the platter. You might need more than one batch so be prepared accordingly to avoid delay and mood swings of your guests.
You and all the guests will have a good amount of fun with this festive appetizer wreath in the party. You will need to be ready with more than one batch because it will steal the attraction of your dining table and the guests will crave for more. Place a bowl of stuffed olives in the center of the plate to give an attractive look.
CHEESY GARLIC PULL APART BREAD:
There would hardly be anyone who doesn’t likes garlic bread! It is a crowd favorite dish and you must add it to the finger food menu because this recipe is not any ordinary garlic bread recipe, rather it is gooey cheesy and the pull apart pieces make it easy to grab and go. You do not have to bake any bread and to make pieces pull apart, you can make generous slices throughout the bread and fill the layers with cheese & garlic mixture and bake until cheese gets the perfect gooey consistency.
SUN DRIED TOMATO BRUSCHETTA:
The dish is a delicious and easy little Bruschetta. The goat cheese in the dish is a perfect element to compliment the taste of the sun dried tomatoes.
LASAGNA ZUCCHINI BOATS:
The appetizer has all the amazing flavors of veggie lasagna that can easily be served without utensils. A perfect dish for the finger food recipe! The hearty dish is a healthier take on the classic Italian dish. Every guest in the house and even your kid will love the dish.
MINI GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH BITES:
The dish is made up with aged cheddar on crispy baguette slices with an addition of sautéed mushrooms, fresh herbs, arugula and sun dried tomatoes that make the mini dish the center of attraction on your dining table.
BACON WRAPPED WATER CHEST NUTS:
The bacon wrapped water chest nuts will surely turn the heads over and over again on the dining table and have your guests running for a taste. You must include this finger food recipe idea this season in your list.
RYE PARTY PUFFS:
The puffs are pretty enough for a wedding reception yet hearty enough to snack on while the Christmas party in going on in full swing. A perfect platter of these will disappear even when you have a small group so make sure you are ready with more batches to serve.
If the best thing about holiday for you is the finger food spread then this recipe is definitely for you because finger foods can range from healthy fruit tray to delectable chocolates and even exciting treats like cheese wontons. Amaze your guests with this recipe and let them discover what you have made for them.
EGG PLANT & FETA ROLLS:
The delicious egg plant rolls are easy to make and tastes mouth watering. You can prepare the dish as an appetizer buffet in your Christmas party.
POMEGRANATE HONEY RICOTTA TOAST:
For a party noshing, toast might be a bit of an undertaking but this one not because your guests will be impressed and amazed by this delicate combination that is rich, fluffy and cheesy in the end.
ROASTED CHERRY GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI:
If you can get cherries during the Christmas time then you must definitely try this dish in which fresh cherries are pitted and then roasted. You can also pair savory herbs with sweet stone fruit if you are a fan of pairing.
CRANBERRY BRIE BITES:
The elegant bites are a stunning addition to the dining table on the Christmas Eve as they look fancy but are actually too easy to make. The recipe only needs 3 ingredients and 25 minutes to make few batches and to impress the guests in the party with your cooking skills. Once the ingredients combine, it tastes delicious to be a perfect holiday appetizer to gobble them up instantly.
SPINACH ARTICHOKE CUPS:
The dish is often a crowd favorite at celebrations and parties, especially when it is served beautifully with fresh bread or some nacho chips. This season make your cups a little tidier by having it proportioned in to mini pastry cups because with this style, everyone can bite in to both the dip and pastry without worrying messy dip accidents. For added flavors you can add little bacon.
Here ends our trending list for 2019 finger food for Christmas. Try them out and mix them up with your ideas as well to create something new and unique because there are endless possibilities when it comes to taste. Also, you can add 2 or more recipe ideas for your dining table and impress your guests with your skills.