Top Holiday Appetizers

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I’ve put together a selection of my favorite snacks and appetizers that are reader favorites! I hope this helps you to decide what to make and serve at your next family gathering or party this year.

This easy, cheesy, creamy feta and spinach stuffed french bread is deliriously rich and tasty. It reminds me of a Greek spanakopita but all stuffed inside a wonderful sourdough bread loaf. Perfect hand held appetizer for parties or the holidays!

Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread

This easy, cheesy, creamy Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread is deliriously rich and tasty. It reminds me of a Greek spanakopita, but all stuffed inside a wonderful loaf of sourdough bread.

overhead photo of a white bowl of marinara surrounded by fried breaded ravioli and fresh parsley on a blue platter

Crispy Deep Fried Ravioli

Fried ravioli is a deep fried appetizer of warm cheese with a crispy coating. Make this recipe for a delicious party snack or game day food!

A close up of crab stuffed mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

My Crab Stuffed Mushroom recipe is my family favorite, using seasoned cream cheese and lots or tender crab meat all topped with buttery breadcrumbs baked to a golden brown!

close up of a bowl of Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Roasted garlic spinach artichoke dip is a classic party appetizer. Make this recipe with ingredients you may already have on hand!

Choux Pastry Puffs (Gougeres)

Choux pastry is essential for making flaky dough for delicious appetizers and desserts. Make a batch to use for this cheesy gougeres recipe!

A bowl of ranch dressing and Bacon wrapped tots

Bacon Wrapped Tots with Homemade Ranch

Bacon Wrapped Tots, a classic flavor combo potato and bacon. Now wrap bacon around each tot and bake!

A pile of spiced pecans on baking sheet

Spicy Pecans

These smoky, nutty pecans coated with a delicious and exotic mixture of spices will soon become your new snacking addiction!

Cajun Hot Crab Dip

Cajun Hot Crab Dip

If you’re a crab lover like me, this Cajun Hot Alaska Crab Dip will be a new favorite. Made with lump crab meat, Monterey Jack and cream cheese and a spicy Cajun seasoning blend!

These Bacon Puff Pastry Cheese Twists are a sweet, savory, crunchy appetizer for any party. Made with puff pastry, Major Grey's chutney or jam of choice, cheddar cheese all twisted with bacon and baked to crispy goodness!

Bacon Puff Pastry Cheese Twists

Bacon Puff Pastry Cheese Twists are sweet, savory, crunchy and made with puff pastry, Major Grey’s chutney, or jam of choice, cheddar cheese all twisted with bacon and baked to crispy goodness!

closeup: baked brie puff pastry bites

Brie Puff Pastry Bites

Brie puff pastry bites are a simple, warm appetizer, perfect for New Years Eve! Make this quick appetizer recipe for the perfect party food!

These addictive Smokey Spiced Walnuts get toasted in the oven after getting coated in a warm blend of curry powder, soy sauce, melted butter and Tabasco.

Savory Spiced Walnuts

These addictive spiced walnuts are coated in a warm blend of spices then oven toasted. Make this recipe for spicy roasted walnuts!

spicy deviled eggs on platter, man's hand holding one

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Spicy deviled eggs are simple to make for a holiday appetizer, game day food or potluck. Save time by making this recipe up to 5 days ahead!


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