20 Easy Appetizers for New Year's
Start your New Year's celebration with a bang with these 20 quick and easy appetizer recipes. From traditional holiday fare (everyone needs to know this recipe for Classic Savory Deviled Eggs, and this Herman Reunion Cheese Ball is a snap to make) to bite-sized puff pastry finger foods (these Cranberry Brie Bites are perfect for New Year's Eve), to incredibly simple dips (this Best Spinach Dip Ever is so good, you should really go ahead and make extra), you'll find a new favorite in this collection of easy New Year's appetizers.
Baked Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches
It's not a party without these meaty, cheesy sliders. Even the pickiest eaters will come back for more.
This four-ingredient appetizer is great to make ahead of time — just make sure to bring the canapes to room temperature before serving.
Best Spinach Dip Ever
Yep, you read that right! This is truly the best spinach dip ever. Serve in a bread bowl for the ultimate experience.
Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese
"These are delicious and very easy to make for a party," according to recipe creator WINEANDCHEESE. "You can serve them at room temperature, so it is okay to make a few hours in advance!"
Cranberry Brie Bites
Who doesn't love a good puff pastry app? These cheesy, fruity bites are perfect to serve during the winter holidays.
Herman Reunion Cheese Ball
This family recipe comes together in about 15 minutes. It's totally freezer-friendly, so you can make this recipe months in advance.
This festive dip comes together in about 15 minutes, but it's best to let this recipe sit in the fridge for about 24 hours before serving so the flavors can meld.
Classic Savory Deviled Eggs
Here's a classic appetizer that's always sure to impress. This deviled egg recipe is super basic, so you can get as creative as you want.
Warm Brie and Pear Tartlets
These elegant tartlets look so fancy, people won't believe you made them with only five easy-to-find ingredients.
Beef and Caramelized Onion Canapes
Use leftover roast beef from the deli to make these gorgeous, dinner party-worthy canapes.
Chef John's Shrimp Cocktail
"Before I knew much about food or dining out, I knew that if they brought shrimp cocktails to the table as an appetizer, we were eating at a 'fancy' restaurant," says Chef John. "I'm sure I enjoyed the shrimp, but what I really loved was dipping the crackers in the spicy, horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce."
Baked Stuffed Brie with Cranberries & Walnuts
Baked brie is welcome on any holiday table. One of the most common mistakes, according to Chef John, is not letting the cheese come to room temperature before serving.
"Ever since a family friend introduced us to this Italian dip, we have made it a tradition on New Year's Eve," says recipe creator Julie P. "You have to really like garlic to enjoy this. I have heard that some people omit the cream and substitute olive oil also. Serve with crusty Italian bread, raw cabbage wedges, lettuce, bread sticks or crackers."
Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Need proof that everything is better when it's wrapped in bacon? Just try this three-ingredient appetizer — it has more than 1,500 glowing reviews.
Simple Artichoke Dip
Believe it or not, you need just three ingredients to make this absolutely perfect artichoke dip: canned artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, and mayo.
Baked Jalapeno Poppers
These five-ingredient poppers, which come together in about 20 minutes, are healthier than their fried counterparts.
Get your New Year's Eve party started the right way with this three-ingredient pasta salad on a stick.
World's Easiest and Most Amazing Two-Ingredient Dip
Ridiculously Easy Queso Fresco "Dip"
"On a recent trip to the local Costco, I ended up purchasing a huge thing of queso fresco, or Mexican white cheese," says recipe creator Jillian Eileen. "Not sure what to do with it, I created this modified dip that [everyone loves]! It's so ridiculously easy, and looks much more refined than classic chile con queso."
Amazing and Easy Chicken Wings
Looking for an easy chicken wing recipe with few ingredients? Your search ends here.