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Ridiculously Easy Holiday Appetizers

Whether you're heading to a holiday party this week or are looking for some fun recipes for Christmas Eve like we are, these Ridiculously Easy Holiday Appetizers will hit the spot. Each recipe is made with only 3 ingredients, saving you time and stress so you can enjoy the holidays with your guests and family or bring an amazing dish to a party or potluck.

3 ingredient Easy Holiday Appetizers Recipes

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We have a family tradition that started when my husband was a kid, and we've continued it with our own children. All day on December 24th, we spend the day cooking and enjoying appetizers and desserts (instead of a planned meal).

Each family member gets to pick a new recipe to try. Plus, we include our usual favorites (my kids love pigs-in-a-blanket). We have a very relaxed day of playing board games and watching movies. These easy Christmas appetizers and finger foods make it really fun!

Are these easy appetizer recipes?

I just love easy recipes! All of these easy appetizer recipes for a crowd need only three ingredients. If you like the idea of quick party prep, you'll also like these Easy Cookie Recipes with 4 ingredients or less.

Are these healthy appetizers?

Honestly, no, not at all. These fun appetizer recipes have lots of cheese, carbs and fat. But I love making them for a party, potluck or tailgate because I can have just a little taste and count on the guests to finish it off!

Easy Holiday Appetizers Recipes

Easy Appetizers with Meat

Pinwheel Appetizers

Pinwheels make the best easy holiday appetizers! You can fill them with any variety of flavors. We like spicy salami with cool cream cheese and sweet pickles.

Crockpot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Drumsticks from The Frugal Girls | Easy Holiday Appetizers | MoneywiseMoms

Who likes wings? These Crockpot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Drumsticks from The Frugal Girls are even better because you get more meat! Slow cook them along with a bottle of hot sauce and a packet of ranch seasoning for a crowd-pleaser.

Easy Sausage Balls from My Blessed Life | Easy Holiday Appetizers | MoneywiseMoms

These Easy Sausage Balls from My Blessed Life are quick to prep with Bisquick, bulk sausage and shredded cheddar. These are on our to-make list this year. My kids will just love them!

Baked Ham and Cheese Rollups from The Comfort of Cooking | Easy Holiday Appetizers | MoneywiseMoms

Celebrate the lack of school lunches with Baked Ham and Cheese Roll-ups from The Comfort of Cooking. Layer pre-made pizza dough with your favorite type of ham and sliced cheese, then bake.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs from Frugal Fanatic | Easy Holiday Appetizers | MoneywiseMoms

Sweet and Sour Meatballs from Frugal Fanatic cook for just a few hours in the crockpot, with just frozen meatballs, ketchup and grape jelly.

Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese Bites from Swirls of Flavor

Bacon Wrapped Crackers from A Bride on a Budget

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots from Miss in the Kitchen

Bacon Wrapped Scallops from What a Girl Eats

Pecan-stuffed Dates wrapped in Bacon from Coffee with Us 3

Bacon-Wrapped Cocktail Wieners with Brown Sugar from Drugstore Divas

Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes from Homemade Food Junkie

Easy Appetizer Dips

Sausage Rotel Dip from 3 Boys and a Dog - Easy Holiday Appetizers

Sausage Velveeta Rotel Dip from 3 Boys and a Dog is a great tailgate dip!

3 Ingredients Refried Beans Dip from My Cooking Journey

Crockpot Cheesy Chili Dip from Flour on my Face is so easy to throw together with just three ingredients. Plus, you could choose vegetarian chili to make this an easy vegetarian dip!

Black Bean Dip from Major Hoff Takes a Wife | Easy Holiday Appetizers | MoneywiseMoms

If you'd prefer a non-cheese dip, try the Black Bean Dip from Major Hoff Takes a Wife. Just warm your favorite salsa combined with black refried beans and serve with a dollop of sour cream.

3-minute French Sardine Pate from My Cooking Journey

More easy holiday appetizers

Raspberry Brie Bites from The Sweets Life | Easy Holiday Appetizers | MoneywiseMoms

Raspberry Brie Bites from The Sweets Life are an amazing combo of tangy and sweet. Just set out frozen fillo dough shells with bites of brie and a dollop of raspberry jam. Easy peasy, but they look so elegant.

Roasted Grapes from Gastronom

Slow Cooker Mushrooms from Coffee with Us 3

Air Fryer Pimiento Cheese Wontons from Food Hussy

3-Ingredient Easy Cranberry Brie Bites from Grits and Pinecones

Pecan, Grape and Blue Cheese Bites from Cheap Recipe Blog

What are your favorite easy holiday appetizers?

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Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

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Thursday 18th of December 2014

Great round up! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!


Wednesday 17th of December 2014

I want the chili cheese dip for lunch today. (Seriously, these all sound fantastic.)

Visiting from #typeaparent!


Friday 12th of December 2014

Thanks so much for including my easy black bean dip! I hope you love it as much as we do!

Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

Friday 12th of December 2014

That blue cheese thing? OMG. Delicious looking and I want some!!!


Friday 12th of December 2014

I know. It's not the time to eat healthy.