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Quick and Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Ring in the new year with a delicious arrangement of finger foods and elegant drinks!  Here are some Quick and Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizers and Signature Drinks to share with friends and family.  Dips, cheese, snack plates, sliders, punch recipes, and more!

To help you with your New Year’s Eve plans, I’ve put together a list of some of our favourite appetizers, finger foods, and drink offerings. There’s something for everyone here!

Quick and Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

Parmesan Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

These Parmesan Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms are a quick and delicious appetizer. Perfect for holiday gatherings like New Year’s Eve! Right out of the oven the filling is cheesy and creamy, and combined with the delicious mushroom and crispy butter bread crumb topping, these are just so tasty.  I could eat them all.

Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney

This Brie with Cranberry Balsamic Chutney is a simple and festive holiday appetizer! The sweet and tart of the cranberries pairs perfectly with creamy Brie cheese. Serve with bread or crackers, or take it to your neighbour’s party for the perfect hostess gift. 

Classic Cheese Ball Recipe

This Classic Cheese Ball is perfect for a New Year’s Eve appetizers party! This delicious no-nut cheese ball recipe is made with cream cheese, old cheddar, and a crust of dried apricots, cranberries, bacon and green onion. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, because who doesn’t love cheese?

Easy Classic Cheese Ball Recipe

Festive Antipasto Appetizer Wreath

If you’re looking for a showstopper appetizer that is both easy and delicious, then this Festive Antipasto Appetizer Wreath is it! Make mini antipasto skewers with your favourite vegetables, pickles, charcuterie meats and cheeses, and shape them like a wreath for a festive and delicious holiday appetizer! So easy and tasty.

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Pimento Cheese Dip

Looking for a quick and easy holiday appetizer? This Pimento Cheese Dip is ready in 15 minutes!  Made with sharp cheddar, mayonnaise, spices, and roasted pimento peppers, it’s creamy, tangy, and so delicious. Serve this spreadable and dippable cheese with sliced fresh vegetables and crackers.

6 Delicious and Easy Brie Recipe Ideas

Brie is one of the most loved cheeses on the appetizer table, so why not make it the merriest and most delicious too? Brie is a creamy and delectable cheese that pairs well with many flavours. If you’ve got Brie on your menu this year, here are some really simple ways to dress it up. Nothing complicated, just cute and tasty. 6 Delicious and Easy Brie Appetizer Ideas, right at your fingertips!

Prime Rib Sliders

If you’re looking for the ultimate appetizer to wow your guests, this is it.  What’s more delicious than prime rib? Prime Rib Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Horseradish Cream, of course! These are such a nice treat to serve on New Year’s Eve and are sure to make your guests feel welcome and celebratory.

Prime Rib Sliders

Cheese Fondue Appetizer

I don’t know what it is about the holiday season, but when I think of parties, the first thing I think about are fondues!  Just the idea of dipping into a rich bowl of melted cheese on a cold winter’s night seems like food perfection. This Cheese Fondue Appetizer is easy and SO delicious, and is sure to make your party feel cozy and comfy! Fondues are always a hit!

Cheese Fondue Appetizer

Dessert Cheese Plate

Think outside the charcuterie plate, and make a Dessert Cheese Plate! More often than not, we think of cheese plates as a savoury treat, but cheese is a wonderful addition to dessert too. Paired with all the right things like chocolate, nuts, and fruit, cheese is a perfectly sweet addition to any table. Perfect for entertaining!

Dessert Cheese Plate

Classic Spinach Dip

Looking for a tried-and-true recipe that’s perfect for parties and holidays? This Classic Spinach Dip is made with Knorrs Vegetable Soup Mix as a secret ingredient. Delicious served in a bread bowl as a dip for fresh vegetables, crackers, and chunks of bread.

An appetizer of spinach dip inside a bread bowl.

Baked Goat Cheese Spinach Dip

This Baked Goat Cheese Spinach Dip is creamy, tangy, and so flavourful, and it makes the perfect appetizer for any get-together. Besides the goat’s cheese, it’s full of chopped spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic, and crumbled bacon. Did I mention that this dip has bacon? Bacon makes everything delicious! It’s baked right in a hearty bread bowl, making this the ultimate hot dip. 

Baked Goat Cheese Spinach Dip

Easy and Elegant Holiday Appetizers

The star of this appetizer post is Boursin cheese. It’s wonderful enjoyed on its own, and I also love to cut pieces off and put it on bread. But it’s also fantastic in these Easy and Elegant Holiday Appetizers I want to share with you! Maybe you will fall in love with the Lemony Mushroom Crostinis with Shallot & Chive Boursin, the Cranberry & Pepper Boursin Figs with Pepita Brittle, or one of the other fantastic recipes you will find in this post! Your guests are sure to love them all no matter which you choose. 

Lemony Mushroom Crostinis with Shallot & Chive Boursin

Charcuterie Boards

Snack boards are all the rage for New Year’s Eve appetizers, and I’m so glad they are! There’s something so appealing about a board loaded up with all kinds of olives, meats, cheeses, crackers, fruit, nuts, and even desserts! This no-fuss entertaining is the best, and I’m here for it! They make for fun, stress free entertaining because once they’re made, there’s nothing left to do but sit back, eat, and enjoy your party. Come get all my ideas for How to Make A Charcuterie Board.

Charcuterie Board

Nuts & Bolts

Nuts and Bolts is a staple snack in our home during the holiday season! Made with 15 cups of different cereals, crackers, chips, and nuts, this delicious salty and garlicky snack will disappear quickly. It makes a big batch which is perfect for any kind of party!

Hot Buffalo Turkey Dip

Do you have some leftover turkey just begging to be turned into a delicious appetizer for your New Year’s Eve celebrations? This Hot Buffalo Turkey Dip is a spicy, tangy, creamy dip that’s perfect for a party! Bake it in a sourdough bread bowl and serve it hot with carrots, celery sticks, crackers, and chunks of sourdough bread.

Hot Buffalo Turkey Dip

Prosciutto, Basil, Fig Jam & Goat Cheese Crostinis

These Prosciutto, Basil, Fig Jam & Goat Cheese Crostinis are quick and simple New Year’s Eve appetizers…ready in 10 minutes or less! The flavours all work together fabulously and you get some sweet, some salt, some soft, and some crunch in every bite. Delish!

Prosciutto, Basil, Fig Jam & Goat Cheese Crostinis

Antipasto Skewers

TI love skewers of any kind…BBQ, fruit, grilled veggies, you name it! For the holiday season, I love Antipasto Skewers. The ingredient possibilities and flavour combinations are basically endless. Use your favourite cheeses, olives, meats, pickles, and fresh veggies, and create your custom antipasto appetizer today!

Antipasto Skewers

Hot Pizza Dip

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dip for your appetizer table, this Hot Pizza Dip is it!  Made with layers of cream cheese, pizza sauce, cheese, and your favourite pizza toppings, everyone will love it! Love Hawaiian pizza? Use ham & pineapple. Veggie lover? Use green peppers, olives, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Meat lovers? Use pepperoni, ham & Italian sausage. Getting the idea yet? Create your own custom dip today and serve it with crackers, chunks of bread, baguette slices, slices of warm naan bread or even tortilla or pita chips.

Airfryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

These Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are crunchy and delicious, a perfect party appetizer!  Cauliflower florets are coated in buffalo hot sauce and then tossed in panko bread crumbs before cooking. Your guests will be wowed by this yummy vegetarian option!

Quick Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

This Quick Shrimp Cocktail Sauce is a delicious homemade condiment! Have it ready to serve with cooked shrimp in just minutes. Better than store-bought, and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry already!

Maple Bacon Wrapped Smokies

Who can resist a juicy baked little smokie, wrapped up in maple-caramelized bacon? These simple Maple Bacon Wrapped Smokies are always a party favourite. Ready and on the party table in less than 30 minutes, these popular little bites of deliciousness are sure to please.

a close up of a bowl full of maple bacon wrapped smokies. the bowl sits on a plaid napkin on a wooden table

Stuffed Garlicky Mushrooms

I love a savoury and meaty appetizer that can be served up like a tapas, but is also hearty enough that you could almost have them for dinner. That’s these Stuffed Garlicky Mushrooms for sure! Made with mushrooms, garlic, ground chicken, cheese, wine, and fresh basil, these are SO good. And easy to make too! Serve them for your next holiday party and let the compliments roll in. 

Crispy Airfryer Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings

This recipe for Crispy Airfryer Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings makes the most crispy and delicious chicken wings. Only 3 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes! Perfect casual New Year’s Eve appetizers. The wings come out SO flavourful, crispy and crunchy on the outside, and perfectly tender and juicy on the inside. I will be making these again and again! 

New Year’s Eve Drinks

Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail

If you’re looking for a holiday cocktail that will knock your socks off, this Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail is it. The flavours of rhubarb, cranberry, lemonade, and gin go together so perfectly! It’s SO flavourful and scrumptious and perfect for ringing in the new year, despite its name. Make one, make many, cheers!

two coupe glasses filled with Rhubarb Cranberry Gin Christmas Cocktail

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream

This is a delicious copycat recipe for Baileys Irish Cream! It’s SO creamy and delicious, and it tastes so good you’ll never want to buy the real stuff again. Ready to enjoy in 5 minutes and perfect for a conversation starter at your next holiday party! 

Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch

Today I’m sharing a delicious and easy holiday punch recipe with you. This Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch is bursting with fresh citrus flavour, and will make a pretty addition to your holiday menu! The no-alcohol base makes it a punch both kids and adults can enjoy, and you can always make it adults-only if you want to. See the recipe for all the options!

White Cranberry Punch

Today I’m sharing the prettiest, simplest holiday punch there is. This White Cranberry Punch has two ingredients! Just two! Then to make things a little special and a lot pretty, I make some big square ice cubes, some frozen with cranberries, and some without, then I add slices of green apple. Easiest punch ever. And it’s a drink both kids and adults can enjoy! A great addition for your next holiday gathering. 

Winter Sangria Recipe

Who says you can only have sangria in the summer? This Winter Sangria recipe is the perfect winter holiday drink.  Red wine, Grand Marnier, brandy, pomegranate juice, and fresh fruit all mixed together make for one very festive and flavourful drink!  I’m also sharing a non-alcohol version so you can serve it at any party. Whether you go with the Grand Marnier version or the non-alcohol version, this is sure to be a hit at your next party.

Classic Old Fashioned Recipe

This next drink dates back to 1806, making it a real classic! It’s made with whiskey, bitters, sugar, an orange slice, and ice. Have you guessed yet? I’m talking of course about a Classic Old Fashioned. A great drink for cozying on up next to the fire on a cold winter day, and so easy to make. Enjoy one tonight!

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Dips, sliders, charcuterie boards are some of the quick and easy new year's eve appetizers.

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Happy New Year!

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