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.
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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
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.
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.
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!
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 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 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!
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 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?