12 Simple Party Appetizers

12 Simple Holiday AppetizersIf you need simple appetizers to serve at your New Year's Eve party or any other special occasion, look no further! These elegant dishes make abslutely scrumptious finger food! These party pleasers will impress your guests, and best of all, each of these recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less! Try these delicious party snack foods for your celebration!

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer RecipeThese savory little bites make a satisfying hot appetizer for any party or cocktail hour. You can easily make a vegetarian version or a sausage version, depending on the tastes of your guests.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 25 minutes

Get the recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms here.

 


Apricot Cranberry Brie Hors D'Oeuvres

Apricot Cranberry Brie Appetizer RecipeA bright symphony of flavors, these delicious crostinis are a perfectly balanced meld of creamy, luscious  cheese and tangy fruit, and you can assemble them in no time!

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 15 minutes

Get the recipe for Apricot Cranberry Brie Hors D'Oeuvres here.


Fig Almond Filled Prosciutto Cups

Fig Almond Proscuitto Cups AppetizerA delightful sweet salty snack, you won't believe how easy this appetizer is to prepare. Your guests will keep coming back to gobble up more of these delicious treats.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 25 minutes

Get the recipe for Fig Almond Filled Prosciutto Cups here.


Loaded Nacho Bites

Loaded Nacho BitesBetter than digging into a messy plate of nachos, you get all your favorite flavors from the classic bar food in a more sophisticated dish. These tasty little bites will dissapear before you know it.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 25 minutes

Get the recipe for Loaded Nacho Bites here.

 


Classic Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs AppetizerAlways a favorite, these bright, colorful snacks are a healthier option for thos guests who want to watch their weight. Whip these up in mere minutes and serve on a platter for a simple appetizer option at your party.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 25 minutes

Get the recipe for Deviled Eggs here.

 


Pesto-Dipped Boconcinni Bites

Pesto-Dipped Boconcinni BitesIf you love simple, this is the recipe for you. The preparation for this easy dish is a breeze. In a few minutes you'll have a creamy cheese appetizer guests will munch on throughout the evening.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 5 minutes

Get the recipe for Pesto-Dipped Boconcinni Bites here.



Spicy Mediterranean Feta Dip

Spicy Feta Dip RecipeThis is a creamy dip with a little kick that is perfect served alongside fresh crispy pita chips or crudites. This tangy luscious dip will be the hit of your party with very little effort. 

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 5 minutes

Get the recipe for Spicy Mediterranean Feta Dip here.


Parmesan Cheese Straws

Parmesan Cheese StrawsFreshly baked, crispy, cheesy pastry straws are excellent served alongside dip or on the their own. This delicate snack packs a flavroful punch. You'll want to make these for every party (and your guests will thank you)!

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 25 minutes

Get the recipe for Parmesan Cheese Straws here.


Mini Caprese Paninis

Mini Caprese Paninis AppetizerGooey, cheesy, tangy little bites of toasted bread, basil, and tomato are a classic hit that never goes out of style. Grill a few of these up a serve as guests are arriving so they can grab these flavorful mini sandwiches while they're piping hot.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 15 minutes

Get the recipe for Mini Caprese Paninis here.


Pecan Cranberry Encrusted Goat Cheese Balls

Pecan Cranberry Goat Cheese BallsThese creamy little cheese balls allow sweet and tangy flavors to mingle while adding a satisfying crunch. A great vegetarian option, you can whip these up in the minutes before your party and serve to eager and grateful guests.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 10 minutes

Get the recipe for Pecan Cranberry Encrusted Goat Cheese Balls here.


Chicken Skewers with Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Chicken Skewers with Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce RecipeGrilled chicken coated in a tangy marinade served with a tasty cranberry dip that imparts sweet, fruity, and spicy flavors is an absolute pleasure to the palate. Make sure you make enough to go around!

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 10 minutes

Get the recipe for Chicken Skewers with Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce here.


Pesto Tomato Crostinis

Pesto Tomato CrotinisThis is the epitome of casual fun food that boasts lively, bright flavors. Make a plate of these for your party and watch them get gobbled up.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 5 minutes

Get the recipe for Pesto Tomato Crostinis here.

 

 


Asparagus Pastry Sticks with Tangy Lemon Dipping Sauce

Asparagus Pastry SticksWho says vegetables have to be boring? Verdant, roasted asaragus makes a great filling for this simple pastry stick, and the tangy lemon dipping sauce adds the perfect bright, citrusy flavor to balance the appetizer.

 

Time Required to Make the Dish: 30 minutes

Get the recipe for Asparagus Pastry Sticks and Tangy Lemon Dipping Sauce here.