21 Christmas Eve Apps

Christmas eve appetizers

Meatballs and dips and cheeseballs, oh my! These 21 easy Christmas appetizers are a guaranteed hit, plus they’ll put you on Santa’s nice list. With appetizers that will tickle everyone’s taste buds (no matter how picky they are), you’ll find the perfect holiday appetizers for your next gathering or a low-key Christmas Eve at home. Grab some eggnog, put on your favorite holiday music, and gather around the Christmas tree with these delicious holiday apps!

Pimento and Cheese Sausage Balls

Pimento and Cheese Sausage Balls

“When cream cheese and pimento cheese is added to this sausage ball it really gives it a great creamy texture. The flavor is amazing also but if you like something with a pop of flavor use spicy sausage but the regular is perfect for me.” - Debbie
Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread

Cranberry Brie Pull-Apart Bread

“Pull-apart bread is a fun and delicious appetizer. This version seasons the bread with rosemary and thyme and then stuffs it with pieces of creamy Brie cheese. Topped with dollops of tart and sweet cranberry sauce and sprinkled with nuts and dried cranberries. Out of the oven, the bread is toasted and the Brie is nice and melted. To eat, pull it apart and enjoy this gooey, tart, and sweet appetizer.” - Kitchen Crew
Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

Crispy Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Fries

“Asparagus spears wrapped in salty prosciutto and cooked until the asparagus is tender and the prosciutto is perfectly crispy!” - Kevin
Sweet Hot Kisses

Sweet Hot Kisses

“I love the combination of spicy and sweet. This appetizer is a perfect combination of my favorite flavors.” - Dawn
Cranberry Meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs

“Fantastic meatballs with a holiday flair. Using a combination of beef and pork for the homemade meatballs gave them a wonderful flavor. The seasonings are subtle but keep the meatballs from being plain. The slightly sweet and full of tang sauce is what makes these special. Chili sauce and cranberry sauce are amazing together. We could not stop eating these. They're easy to throw together and perfect for any holiday event.” - Kitchen Crew
Block Cream Cheese Appetizer

Block Cream Cheese Appetizer

“You can take an ordinary block of cream cheese, add one or two simple ingredients and crackers and you have an appetizer in minutes. Add either sweet or savory toppings with appropriate crackers or cookies and take the stress out of entertaining or that potluck party.” - Paula
Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

“I made this for a recent neighborhood get together. The crescents were very easy to make. The only thing I did extra was brushing the roll ups with butter before I put them into the oven. They are best straight out of the oven, but they were still good after cooling. All the neighbors enjoyed them. This recipe would be good for a football party or any event requiring finger food or appetizers.” - Norman
Cranberry and Pecan Vegan Cheeseball

Cranberry and Pecan Vegan Cheeseball

“This vegan cheeseball recipe uses cashews as a creamy base, and adds cranberries and chopped pecans for flavor and crunch.” - Nicole
Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

“Sweet lump crab meat is the star ingredient in this hot crab dip recipe. It's creamy, cheesy, and delicious. The seasoning is just enough to have a little zing, but not enough to take away from the richness of the dip. This could be a little on the fancy side or served at a very casual event. So good!” - Kitchen Crew
Savory Apple Pinwheels

Savory Apple Pinwheels

“These scrumptious pinwheels are a delicious appetizer. They'd even be good for brunch. The sweet apples are a nice contrast with the savory dough and spices. Cumin adds an earthy flavor that we really enjoyed with the apples. Chopped cashews add a little crunch. The filling is wrapped in buttery crescent roll that's baked until flaky. Yum!” - Kitchen Crew
Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

“At first glance, these look like regular deviled eggs but one bite and you're hooked. They're creamy and full of flavor. The faint flavor from horseradish sauce is enough to know something's different from the spice but you can't put your finger on it. The same goes with the Romano cheese. It's faint but adds a bit of savoriness and zest to these deviled eggs. This recipe makes a lot and is great if you're serving a crowd (or really like deviled eggs).” - Kitchen Crew
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sliders

“These aren't your typical sliders. It's hearty and meant for a meat lover. This bakes into a big, thick cheesy slider. Nothing skimpy about these. The ranch is a nice complement to the shredded chicken. The mound of bacon is held down by a thick gooey cheese layer. You get a bit of tang from the Dijon mustard. Brushing melted garlic butter on at the end is the perfect last touch. Serve these to friends and watch them disappear.” - Kitchen Crew
Three Cheese Pepperoncini Spread

Three Cheese Pepperoncini Spread

“This is my own take on a Greek Feta spread known as Kopanisti. I love the combination and bite from the cheeses and the zing from the peppers and garlic. Add the crushed red pepper if you like it extra spicy! Enjoy!” - Michael
Mini Beef Wellington Hors D'ouerves

Mini Beef Wellington Hors D'ouerves

“This is the perfect party appetizer! These little hors d'oeuvres are sure to impress guests. They really are like a Beef Wellington in bite-size form. Cooking down the mushrooms in Madeira wine gives them great flavor. Prosciutto (or salami) adds savoriness while Dijon mustard gives the app a pop of tang. Everything is baked inside perfectly flaky puff pastry. It takes a little while to assemble this appetizer, and it is a little on the fancy side, but well worth it.” - Kitchen Crew
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

“This recipe is a favorite with my family. It combines my daddy's artichoke dip and my spinach dip to create one fantastic hot, creamy, and cheesy dip.” - Janet
Jalapeno Bacon Wonton Poppers

Jalapeno Bacon Wonton Poppers

“Made these for staff meeting and they were an instant favorite. Quite spicy and I tweaked the original version by adding bacon to the mix. Great for those game time parties as well.” - Brandi
Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

“I made this recipe twice during the holidays and it was a HUGE hit! Have shared several times. Thanks for posting!” - Pam
Easy Macaroni and Cheese Bites Appetizer

Easy Macaroni and Cheese Bites Appetizer

“Indulge in your favorite comfort food, minus the guilt, with our homemade macaroni and cheese bites. I've added toasted Panko, bacon and parsley to give this dish a gourmet edge.” - Sylvia
Baked Crab Party Dip

Baked Crab Party Dip

“I made this dish last night for my ladies game night it was delicious. Everyone loved it. I followed the recipe as written I added the grated cheese to the cream cheese mixture I chopped up some raw shrimp and threw it in, it cooked whilst baking in the oven the only thing I would suggest is just a little less garlic!!” - Ann
Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese

“When we first saw this appetizer recipe we thought it looked interesting. What's not to love - bacon, cream cheese, and bread? We were not disappointed. These little gems are like eating a cream cheese crouton wrapped in bacon. We loved the smoky flavor and crunch of the bread. You will not be able to eat just one. These little appetizers will be a big hit at your next party.” - Kitchen Crew
Baked Brie With Cranberry Sauce

Baked Brie With Cranberry Sauce

“The combination of tart cranberry sauce and creamy Brie cheese is irresistible! You can prepare it in advance and just pop it in the oven.” - Tess