The last few months of the year are always filled with parties and gift-giving and sparkly lights and champagne. Each year really does feel a little more special than the last. Of course with the most splendid and cozy time of year comes holiday parties with co-workers and spouses and friends and family and anyone else you can think of. While a meat and cheese plate is a classic choice and will never be sniffed at, there's room for a little variety when choosing a dish to impress your boss with. Here are 10 appetizers to bring to a holiday party!
Cranberry Jalapeno Dip
This dip is unstoppable! One bite is never enough with this sweet and spicy dip. The cream cheese makes a delicious contrast to the zippy jalapeños and the cranberries add festive flavor making it a perfect appetizer to bring to a holiday party. Addictive!
Full recipe at Sparrows and Lilly.
Feta & Olive Phyllo Cigars
Working with phyllo dough can be daunting, but with a little practice, phyllo dough can be a great addition to any appetizer spread. These delectable Feta & Olive Phyllo Cigars can be prepared ahead of time to bring to a holiday party. Who doesn't love finger food?
Full recipe at the Kitchn.
Raspberry Brie Dessert Pizza with Candied Pecans
The sweet and savory combo of creamy brie and tart raspberries is sure to be a hit at your next holiday party. This dish works great as a dessert or an appetizer to bring to a party. The candied pecans give off an aromatic smell as it cooks so this is a great dish to bring if you're headed to your family's house and you know you'll be able to use the oven once you're there. It's just fine if it doesn't make it into the oven until after the hostess is done cooking. It makes a great dessert too!
Full recipe at Completely Delicious.
Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Next on our list of appetizers to bring to a holiday party are these delicious stuffed mushrooms! Savory, whipped goat cheese, fresh herbs, and a sweet balsamic vinegar reduction are combined into mushrooms for an over-the-top, delicious appetizer. One is never enough with these! Make this your next appetizer to bring to a party!
Full recipe at Peas and Crayons.
This powerhouse appetizer has become all the rage in the past five years, and with good reason! This spread has a range of ingredients so you can customize it to fit the occasion.
Check out our guide to creating your own Charcuterie Board here!
Mini Caprese Skewers
If you're looking for a healthy and easy-to-make appetizer to bring to a holiday party, look no further! These Caprese skewers are perfect finger food and can be drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Choose colorful cherry tomatoes to make the prettiest skewers. A modern twist on a classic appetizer! These are easy and travel well, making them a great appetizer to bring to a party.
Full recipe at Reluctant Entertainer.
Garlic Pull-Apart Bread
7) Garlic Pull-Apart Bread by StreetSmart Kitchen
Nothing is better than delicious, warm, melty, gooey, cheesy pull-apart bread. Nothing. This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and it's fun to pull pieces from the loaf and see the cheese follow you halfway across the room. Seriously, you'll be the favorite guest when you show up with this delicious garlic pull-apart bread. Look no further for an appetizer to bring to a party!
Full recipe at Street Smart Kitchen.
Easy Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Glaze
This bruschetta has the perfect blend of juicy tomato, tangy balsamic, onion, basil, and olive oil and it does even better when you make it ahead of time and let all the flavors and ingredients come together. As a time-saver, you can present the bruschetta in a dish with a side basket of crostini so guests can serve themselves.
Full recipe at Ahead of Thyme.
Baked Brie with Blackberry Compote and Spicy Candied Pecans
Prepare to have your holiday socks knocked clean off with this baked brie. It is the perfectly decadent dish that defines the holidays. Her technique of baking the brie separately from the compote creates the perfectly melty-ness we crave with the tartness of the berries. A must try! This is a great dish when you want to impress but don't want a ton of leg work to do so. Make this your next appetizer to bring to a party!
Full recipe at Foolproof Living.
Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Little Smokies
No one turns down these oh-so-tasty weenies wrapped in savory bacon and rolled in brown sugar. They taste just as good once they've cooled so they make the perfect make-ahead appetizer to bring to a holiday party. Make tons of these because they go so quickly!
Full recipe at The Chunky Chef.
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