5 Easy Appetizers to Bring to a Holiday Party

There is so much to look forward to during the holidays—beautiful decorations, local festivals, holiday films and so much more. One of our favorite things about this time of year is holiday parties. Whether you’re celebrating with friends or coworkers, it’s so nice to unwind and enjoy music, games, gift exchanges and, of course, food!

If you love to cook, you may already have the perfect holiday party appetizer in mind. But if cooking is not your forte or you’re short on time, we’ve got you covered! Here are five easy and tasty appetizers that are sure to be a hit at your holiday party.

  1. Cocktail Meatballs

This foolproof slow cooker recipe comes in many delicious variations. The sauce can be made from a combination of grape jelly or jellied cranberry sauce with either chili sauce or barbecue sauce. However you choose to make it, you can’t go wrong!

Here’s a version with grape jelly and BBQ sauce from iheartnaptime.net.


  1. Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Cheesy, creamy and oh-so-dreamy, this dip is a classic comfort dish that always gets scooped up fast. Serve it with tortilla chips, naan or a sliced baguette.

We love this super recipe from Rae Gun Ramblings that can be made in the slow cooker or on the stovetop.


  1. Cranberry Brie Bites

This is a dish that’s sure to impress! You really can’t go wrong with crescent roll dough but this easy recipe from The Country Cook really elevates it to the next level. It’s got fancy Brie cheese. It’s got whole (not jellied) cranberry sauce. It’s got rosemary sprigs. Does it get any better? We think not.


  1. Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Smokies

This sweet and savory appetizer is quick, easy and perfect for a crowd of meat lovers. Just cut the bacon into thirds, wrap the smokies, roll them in brown sugar mixture and bake. Can’t get any easier than that! Here’s the recipe from Spend with Pennies.


  1. Toasted Ravioli

These crispy, cheesy raviolis are definitely a crowd pleaser! Though there are many variations that usually involve frying, we love this baked version from Somewhat Simple. It gives you all the flavor without the mess and extra calories from oil. Just serve them with a side of your favorite pizza or pasta sauce and you’re good to go.


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