15 Holiday party appetizers – delicious finger food and snack recipes

Holiday party appetizers delicious finger food recipes


Are you planning a party and would like to entertain family and friends? We offer 15 Holiday party appetizers recipes for delicious finger food, quick snacks and cocktails with alcohol for any party – New Year’s Eve, birthday party or just family gathering. Crackers with prosciutto and cream cheese, asparagus wraps, shrimp cocktail, pickled olives in herb herbs and mayonnaise dip will delight your party guests.

Holiday party appetizers – Cream cheese and prosciutto crackers

Cream cheese and prosciutto crackers

Welcome your guests with a delicious surprise. The crackers with cream cheese and prosciutto are the perfect appetizers

Finger food ideas Cream cheese and prosciutto crackers

Ingredients:

Cream Cheese – 200 g

Garlic – 3 cloves (minced)

Olive Oil – 2 tbsp

Prosciutto – 100 g

Crackers – about 40

Salt

Pepper

Honey

Servings: 40

Preparation time 20 minutes.

You can prepare these crackers a few hours in advance and garnish with honey just before the arrival of the guests.

Cream cheese and prosciutto crackers recipe directions


Directions:

Finely chop the garlic cloves.

In a bowl, mix the cream cheese with the chopped garlic cloves, salt and pepper.

Add olive oil and mix well.

Cut the prosciutto slices into small pieces and roll them up.

Top the crackers with the cream cheese dip first and then with prosciutto. Spread honey over the crackers.

Holiday party appetizers – Prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Holiday party appetizers Prosciutto wrapped asparagus


Tasty and filling – this is how our next suggestion can be described. The lightly roasted asparagus, wrapped in prosciutto and served with ketchup, will certainly cause a sensation on the festive buffet.

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus recipe ingredients


Ingredients:
Asparagus – 400 g

Prosciutto – 300 g

Olive Oil – 2 – 3 tbsp

Pepper

Servings: about 10 wraps,

Preparation time 30 minutes,

Prepare shortly before the arrival of the guests.

Holiday party appetizers Prosciutto wrapped asparagus directions

Directions:

Cut off the woody end (bottom) of the asparagus spears.

Peel the rods, wrap in prosciutto.

Put the olive oil in a pan and heat, fry the asparagus around 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with ketchup.

Holiday party appetizers – Avocado and tuna dip recipe

Avocado and tuna dip recipe

Dips add variety to the table and can additionally enrich the festive buffet. They taste particularly good in combination with crackers and breadsticks. Our tip: Prepare the dip just before the arrival of the guests.

Avocado and tuna dip recipe ingredients

Ingredients:

1 Avocado

Tuna – 100 g

Mayonnaise – 50 g

Lemon

Olive Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt

Pepper

Servings: 3

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Avocado and tuna dip recipe directions

Directions:

Distribute the tuna from the can into the glasses.

Meanwhile, mash the avocado, stir together with mayonnaise, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper and salt. Add the avocado to the tuna, garnish with lemon slices.

Holiday party appetizers – Shrimp cocktail

party food ideas Shrimp cocktail recipe

The next recipe tastes just great and can make a big impression. We offer you a recipe with spicy sauce.

party food ideas Shrimp cocktail recipe ingredients

Ingredients:

Shrimps

2 Lemons

Peppercorns

Fresh Parsley – 40 g

Ketchup – 250 ml

Horseradish – 2 tbsp

Salt

Worcestershire Sauce – ½ tsp

Tabasco Sauce – ½ tsp

Servings: 7-8,

Preparation time: 40 minutes, serve warm.

 party food ideas Shrimp cocktail recipe directions

Directions:

Pour water into a saucepan, season with a pinch of salt, squeeze a lemon and add the juice along with the lemon halves. Add pepper and parsley and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat, add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes.

In a bowl, add the horseradish, the lemon juice from the second lemon, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce.

Serve in shot glasses.

Holiday party appetizers – Avocado dip with smoked salmon

Holiday party appetizers Avocado dip with smoked salmon

Ingredients:

1 Avocado

Smoked Salmon Fillets – 200 g

Cream Cheese – 200 g

Dill – 1 tbsp

Juice of ½ lemon

Salt

Pepper

Olive Oil – 1 tbsp

Servings: 4-5,

Preparation time: 30 minutes, can be prepared several hours before the arrival of the guests.

Holiday party appetizers Avocado dip with smoked salmon ingredients

Directions:

Divide the cream cheese in two bowls.

Core the avocado, peel, cut into four and add to the first bowl. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and blend.

Finely chop the dill, season with salt, pepper and olive oil and add to the second bowl.

Take shot glasses and spoon some of the avocado mixture, add smoked salmon filet and top with the white sauce and freshly chopped dill.

Holiday party appetizers Avocado dip with smoked salmon directions

Holiday party appetizers – Iceberg leaves with prosciutto and red pepper recipe

Iceberg leaves with prosciutto and red pepper

Ingredients:

Iceberg Salad

Prosciutto – 100 g

Red Pepper – 100 g

Olive Oil – 2 tbsp

Salt

Black Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Parsley – 2 tbsp

Holiday party appetizers Iceberg leaves with prosciutto and red pepper ingredients

Servings: 5-6,

preparation time 20 minutes, serve warm.

Directions:

Cut prosciutto into pieces. Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the prosciutto.

Meanwhile, dice the peppers and add to the pan. Season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and fry for 3 minutes.

Remove from heat. Chop parsley and add.

Place iceberg lettuce leaves on a plate and distribute the filling.

Holiday party appetizers Iceberg leaves with prosciutto and red pepper directions

Finger food recipes – Green olives with herbs

party finger food Green olives with herbs

Sometimes little things leave the biggest impression. In the next recipe we offer you an idea for pickled green olives.

Ingredients:

Green Olives – about 40

Olive Oil – 200 ml

Oregano (dried) – 1 tbsp

Salt

Pepper

Basil (dried) – 1 tbsp

Cocktail Sticks

Servings: 40,

Preparation time: 10 minutes, can be prepared the day before.

party finger food Green olives with herbs ingredients

Directions:

Mix oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, stir well.

Pit the olives (you can buy green olives with carrot filling) and add them to the bowl. Let the olives absorb the aromas for one hour and then pin on cocktail sticks.

party finger food Green olives with herbs directions

Finger food recipes – Carrot and red pepper with mayonnaise dip

Party Snacks Carrot and red pepper with mayonnaise dip

Who could resist a tasty dip with crispy vegetables? The snack can be prepared in advance and can be stored in the fridge for several hours before the party.

Ingredients:

Carrot

Red Pepper

Mayonnaise – 150 g

Dijon Mustard – 1 tbsp

Garlic – 1-2 cloves

Chilli Flakes

Salt

Pepper

Carrot and red pepper with mayonnaise dip ingredients

Servings: 4-5 dips,

Preparation time: 10 minutes, can be prepared on the previous day.

Directions:

Mix the mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl. Peel the garlic cloves, finely puree and add to the mixture. Season with the chili flakes, add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Peel the carrot and cut lengthwise into sticks. Cut the pepper as well. Optionally, you can also serve chips with the dip.

Party Snacks Carrot and red pepper with mayonnaise dip directions

Party food ideas – Brie with strawberry jam

Brie with strawberry jam

Brie and strawberry jam are an irresistible combination for real connoisseurs. You can spoil your friends with a dry sparkling wine or a Chardonnay.

Ingredients:

Brie Cheese – 100 g

Strawberry Jam – 100 g

Spoons

Servings: 10,

Preparation time: 10 minutes, serve cooled.

Brie with strawberry jam ingredients

Directions:

Cut the Brie in small triangles from the middle to the outside. Distribute strawberry jam in spoons, garnish with the cheese pieces.

Brie with strawberry jam directions

Party finger food recipes – Marinated mozzarella

Party finger food recipes Marinated mozzarella

Ingredients:

Mozzarella Cheese- 200 g

Olive Oil – 50 ml

Sun-dried Tomatoes – 1 tbsp

Parsley – 1 tbsp

Chilli Flakes – 1 tsp

Basil (dried) – 1 tsp

Garlic – 1 clove

Toothpicks

Party finger food recipes Marinated mozzarella

Servings: 20

Preparation time 1 hour, can be prepared the day before.

Directions:

Drain the mozzarella and slice. Press the garlic clove, stir together the tomatoes, parsley, chili flakes and basil.

Mix the spices with the olive oil well.

Add the mozzarella pieces, stir in and marinate for 30 minutes.

Party finger food recipes Marinated mozzarella directions

Party food ideas – Ham and cheese crackers recipe

Ham and cheese crackers recipe

Ingredients:

Ham (sliced) – 100 g

Cheese – 100 g

Cracker – about 20

Cookie Cutter

Servings: 20,

Preparation time 10 minutes, can be prepared the day before.

Ham and cheese crackers recipe directions

Festive finger food – Cucumber Christmas trees

Festive finger food Cucumber Christmas trees

The combination of Brie and cucumber is refreshing and perfect for starters. We offer you an idea how to present the appetizer in an attractive way.

Ingredients:

1 Cucumber

Brie Cheese – 100 g

Cocktail Sticks

Festive finger food Cucumber Christmas trees ingredients

Servings: 15,

Preparation time: 20 minutes, serve cooled.

Directions:

Peel the cucumber and cut into thin strips. Stick the strips spirally on cocktail sticks, garnish with a piece of Brie cheese at the bottom.

cucumber christmas trees party appetizers

Festive finger food – Santa hat

Festive finger food Santa hat

A tasty and healthy proposal for the children’s table – The Christmas hats shown above are made with plum cherry tomatoes. You can make these together with the kids.

Ingredients:

Mozzarella Cheese- 100 g

Cherry Tomatoes

Toothpicks

Servings: 10,

Preparation time: 10 minutes, serve cooled.

Festive finger food Santa hat ingredients

Directions:

Halve the cherry tomatoes and slice the mozzarella.

Cut out several smaller pieces.

Arrange a mozzarella slice, then half a tomato and in the end – a small slice of mozzarella.

How to make Bloody Mary – basic recipe

How to make Bloody Mary basic recipe

Ingredients:

Tomato Juice – 500 ml

Vodka – 125 ml

Cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced)

Lemon

Hot Sauce – ½ tsp

Worcestershire Sauce – 1 tsp

Garlic – 2 cloves (minced)

Celery Stalks

Green Olives

Salt

Black Pepper

Chilli Powder

Ice

Servings: 7,

Preparation time: 10 minutes, serve cooled.

How to make Bloody Mary recipe

Directions:

Mix the tomato juice, vodka, cucumber, the spicy sauce (for example Tabasco sauce) and the Worcestershire sauce.

Puree and add the garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper. Leave in the fridge for at least one hour.

In a flat plate mix salt and chili powder. Rub the rim of the glass with lemon and moisten with lemon juice from inside and outside. Put the glass in the spice mixture and turn 2-3 times.

Pour the cocktail in the glasses just before serving, garnish with celery stick or green olives.

How to make Bloody Mary recipe and directions

Mulled wine – a quick and easy recipe

Mulled wine easy recipe

Ingredients:

Red Wine – 750 ml

1 Orange

1 Apple

Cinnamon Sticks – 2

Star Anise – 2

Sugar – 100 g

Peppercorns – 1 tsp

Servings: 5-6,

Preparation time: 40 minutes, serve hot.

Mulled wine recipe ingredients

Directions:

Add sugar to a hot pot. Melt the sugar over medium heat and stir several times.

Peel an orange, squeeze and add together with the peel and juice.

Cut the apple into large pieces and add.

Mulled wine recipe directions

Season with the cinnamon sticks and the pepper.

Optionally, you can add cloves.

Add 200 ml red wine, stirring constantly for 5-6 minutes. Stir in the star anise and the remaining red wine and cook for 5 minutes over low heat.

Serve hot.

Mulled wine easy recipe

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