New Year’s Eve Appetizers are a perfect way to bring an end to one year and ring in the new year. Grits and Pinecones and I teamed up to bring you these amazing bites, dips and spreads you’ll be sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
1. Kir Royale
Kir Royale is a classic French aperitif consisting of crème de cassis and champagne. It is typically served in a champagne flute and makes an elegant addition to your New Year’s Eve festivities.
2. Spinach Artichoke Bread Ring Dip
Spinach Artichoke Bread Ring Dip is the perfect marriage between soft and fluffy homemade rolls and amazing Spinach Artichoke Dip. And guess what? The food processor does most of the work, starting with the kneading of the bread dough!
3. Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread
If you like shrimp cocktail, you’ll absolutely love this New Orleans inspired Layered Shrimp Cocktail Spread. It’s quick and easy to prepare and tastes as good as it looks! It consists of spicy cocktail sauce and succulent shrimp on top of a savory cream cheese base.
4. Easy Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms (from Grits and Pinecones)
Easy and tasty Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms make the perfect appetizer for a Christmas, holiday, or game day party, or even a light snack. If you like hot artichoke dip and stuffed mushrooms, you will love this simple recipe.
5. Bacon Jalapeño Popper Dip
Bacon Jalapeño Popper Dip is the perfect appetizer for the busy holiday season and ultimate holiday feast. It’s creamy and cheesy, and full of bacon and jalapeño peppers. Bacon Jalapeño Popper Dip is easy to put together, can be made ahead of time and will likely be the first appetizer to disappear.
6. Quick and Easy Hanky Panky (from Grits and Pinecones)
There is nothing improper about this Hanky Panky recipe for old-fashioned, delicious, cocktail rye bread appetizers. Sometimes called a Polish Mistake, Hanky Pankies are topped with a combination of sausage, hamburger meat, and what else, lots of gooey cheesy goodness!
7. Crunchy Cheese Wafers
Crunchy Cheese Wafers are buttery and crispy like cheese straws with the crunch supplied by Rice Krispies. These little morsels are totally addictive and make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Bet you can’t eat just one!
8. Pigs in a Blanket Wreath
Pigs in a Blanket Wreath is a festive way to celebrate the holiday season. If you can make pigs in a blanket, you can make this decorative appetizer. Serve it with Cranberry Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce for a memorable appetizer. These tasty morsels are perfect New Year’s Eve Appetizers.
9. Cheesy Creole Shrimp Toast (from Grits and Pinecones)
This recipe for Cheesy Creole Shrimp Toast checks all of the boxes; it’s quick and easy to make, it can be made ahead of time, and best of all, it tastes incredible. These bite-size appetizers made with cooked shrimp on toasted baguette slices will be the hit of any party.
10. Fromage Fort
Fromage Fort, meaning “strong cheese” in French, is an easy and delicious cheese spread made with leftover cheeses that are in your refrigerator. It literally takes minutes to put together and produces an awesome appetizer that your guests will rave about.
11. Easy Crab Stuffed Shrimp (from Grits and Pinecones)
A plate of decadent Crab Stuffed Shrimp will make you feel like you’re dining in an elegant restaurant. Delicious sweet crab and plump, briny, jumbo shrimp are a match made in heaven. And while it may look fancy, you won’t believe how easy this recipe is to make. This New Year’s Eve Appetizer is sure to please.
12. Instant Pot Pulled Chicken Sliders
Pulled Chicken Sliders are quick and easy to make in your Instant Pot. The pulled chicken is cooked in and then tossed with a spicy, flavorful barbecue sauce, and heaped onto soft slider buns. What’s not eaten makes delicious leftovers.
13. Deviled Eggs
Deviled Eggs are an ever-popular appetizer and are perfect for your holiday get-together. I’ve been making these Deviled Eggs for as long as I can remember. They’re a snap to put together, and are best made in advance.
14. Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (from Grits and Pinecones)
Brown Sugar Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is amazingly delicious fresh, briny shrimp wrapped in sweet and smoky glazed bacon and baked until they reach perfection! Easy, simple, and utterly addictive.
15. Marinated Cheese
Marinated Cheese is an appetizer that is sure to Wow your guests. It has alternating layers of sharp Cheddar cheese and cream cheese, topped with an incredible marinade. Marinated cheese is a snap to make, and is awesome to serve.
16. Texas Caviar
Texas Caviar is the perfect appetizer to serve anytime. It’s super easy to make and insanely delicious. Black-eyed peas and colorful vegetables blended together in an Italian dressing make an awesome dip, making it the perfect New Year’s Eve Appetizer.
17. Bourbon Pecan Brie Bites (from Grits and Pinecones)
Bourbon Pecan Brie Bites are a show-stopping bite-size, make-ahead appetizer that’s perfect for holiday entertaining.
18. Tasty Taco Cups
Tasty Taco Cups are the appetizer. Yummy taco filling layered with melted cheese in crispy wonton wrappers will disappear before your very eyes and have your guests clamoring for more. What’s even better is that they’re super easy to make and just as amazing when made ahead of time and reheated!
19. Easy Cheesy Sausage Balls
Easy Cheesy Sausage Balls are a perfect appetizer. With only three ingredients, these little gems have it all. They’re super simple to make, taste incredible warm or at room temperature, freeze beautifully, and are just as good reheated. Who could ask for more?
20. Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites
If you like loaded potatoes and Hasselback Potatoes, you’ll absolutely love Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites. They are a mini version of the ever popular Hasselback Potatoes all dressed up with traditional loaded potato fixins. They make the perfect appetizer to serve at your holiday party, or anytime for that matter.
21. Holiday Glazed Turkey Meatballs
These tender and flavorful turkey meatballs glazed with a sweet savory sauce will be a winner at your next holiday gathering.
22. Sunrise Mimosa
Sunrise Mimosa is a refreshing and simple twist on a classic cocktail, making it the perfect drink for your New Year’s celebrations!
Aren’t these New Year’s Appetizers amazing? I hope that your only problem will be deciding which of these tasty tidbits you sample first!
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