I don’t know about you, but it seems that our weekends are suddenly filled with parties to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Work gatherings, cookie exchanges, and cocktail parties all call for fun appetizers to be shared. I have been trying to track down some unique holiday appetizers that I can bring, and these all fit the bill. While I love a big bowl of dip, I appreciate bite sized-hand held appetizers. They seem classier and aren’t as much of a mess. Plus, I have been stocking up on trays from antique and vintage shops and love the idea of passing these out. Share your favorite appetizer in the comments below.
Who doesn’t like nuts? (Well, except those that are allergic.) Best of all, they double as hostess gifts. Bring a bag to leave!
Recipe and Photo Credit: Food Network, Ellie Krueger
Who can resist itty-bitty lasagna pockets? Perfect finger food for a cocktail party. Dip in pesto or tomato sauce for a Holiday theme.
Photo and recipe credit: Crustless Quiche a Week
I love this appetizer idea! Thinly sliced pieces of grapefruit, avocado, capers topped with good-quality olive oil. Simple and impressive.
Photo and recipe credit: Herbivoracious
Leek and Mushroom Croquettes
I love the idea of croquettes. Small, they are the perfect bite-size appetizer. Make them larger for a main entree paired with a soup or salad.
Recipe and Photo Credit: Food & Wine
Sweet Potato Bites with Cilantro Aioli
Everything is better on a stick! Try these sweet potato cubes with cilantro dip.
Recipe and Photo Credit: Rx4Foodies