Nothing says New Year’s Eve menu like appetizers! This list of over 14 appetizer recipes will have you all set to ring in the New Year. Bring on the party food!
New Year’s should be a time of celebration, not a day where you are stuck in the kitchen all day. Here are appetizer ideas that you can make ahead of time or set it and forget it in a slow cooker.
Crostinis are always a good choice. One can never go wrong with anything bacon wrapped. Throw in something featuring melted cheese and you’ve got yourself a solid line up. We have those kinds of recipes for you right here. Happy New Year, folks!
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1. Sweet & Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twist
Found from Half Baked Harvest
Here is a great recipe that anyone can make! I love the puff pastry twists it adds heights to your dinner table. In this recipe, you need pre-made puff pastry dough, cheddar cheese, and bacon then twist together and bake. It’s so easy, it’s incredible!
2. Apple Cranberry Baked Brie
Found from Sugar and Soul
This Apple Cranberry Baked Brie embodied that perfect mix of holiday flavors. Serve this in a small pan with slice baguette to the side, gentle heat the brie in the oven and add brown sugar, maple syrup, cranberry, and pecans. This is a wonderful tart, sweet and cheesy appetizer!
3. Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Cranberry Meatballs
Found from Carlsbad Cravings
Meatballs are an easy appetizer that is perfect for New Year’s Eve party. You can even leave the meatballs in the slow cooker to be served. It’s a set it and forget it app!
4. Super Easy Bruschetta
Found from Tammilee Tips
I love bruschetta because one it is so tasty and two it is very easy to make! For serving, plate several of them and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top (beware of this though because the bread can get soggy). Or place a bowl of the bruschetta filling in the middle of slice baguette pieces and have your guest assemble for a fresh and crunchy appetizer!
5. Pepperoni Caprese Bites with Basil
Found from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
Here is another great appetizer, you can easily assemble these skewers the morning of and place them in the fridge until you are ready to serve!
6. Sriracha Cheddar Popcorn
Found from the Food Charlatan
If you love spicy food this is for you! Here is a fun twist on cheddar popcorn. I love this idea especially for an appetizer that can sit out all day!
7. Easy Coconut Shrimp
Found from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Here is a version of an easy shrimp cocktail. The shrimp are sweet and juicy, while the coconut crust is crispy – without being greasy! These shrimp will be the first to go from the table. Kids and adults love them!
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8. Salted Chocolate-Dipped Mandarin Slices
Found from Deliciously Yum
Now you might be thinking why is chocolate an appetizer? Well, I love the salty sweet combination and by using dark chocolate it’s not going to be that sweet. I like the idea of a fruit being served. Dip the mandarin slices in chocolate and then sprinkle with salt on top for a well-balanced dish! Oh, and you can make this the morning of as well!
9. Skinny Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups
Found from Julie’s Eats and Treats
Skinny buffalo chicken wonton cups are genius! Make the chicken filling ahead of time and simply add the filling to pre-made wonton wrappers and bake them together. I love the bite size cups, you don’t need plates to enjoy this app!
10. Artichoke Spinach Dip-Stuffed Mushrooms
Found from Weary Chef
Here is a great vegetarian appetizer for New Year’s Eve! I made a version of this and I think the artichoke dip stuffed in mushroom is a perfect way to serve artichoke dip! Add some parmesan and breadcrumbs on top for a crispy top!
11. Honey Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
Found from Julie’s Eats and Treats
These chicken drumsticks are simple, fast and delicious! On a foiled lined sheet tray bake the drumsticks while the honey garlic sauce is simmering on the stovetop. Then you brush the drumsticks so they are sticky, sweet and garlicky!
12. Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Found from Jo Cooks
Devilled Eggs are always a holiday favorite. These guacamole devilled eggs use creamy homemade guacamole to put a fun spin on a perfect classic dish!
13. Individual Seven Layer Dips
Found from the Girl Who Ate Everything
Anything personal-sized is more fun, right? These individually portioned Mexican appetizer dips are perfect for New Year’s Eve! You won’t even have to worry about double dipping!
14. The Ultimate Appetizer Board
Found from What’s Gaby Cooking
I love cheese and charcuterie board because it is so simple and a no-brainer! Here is where you can mix and match and put anything you have in your fridge or pantry. For the basics any of the following for your cheese board like cheese, cured meats, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, olives, crackers, jam, and bread slices. Any combination will be delicious!
An end-of-the-year bash doesn’t require complicated or time-sucking recipes. All you need is a few solid apps and good drinks will make sure that you and your guests are able to ring in the New Year with good laughs and happy bellies!
Happy New Year!
Bonus: Here are two cocktail ideas to serve with your yummy appetizers! Cheers to the New Year!
Found from The Cookful
Tart and slightly sweet, sangria is always a solid choice for a party, and this one comes with a holiday twist. Note that the cranberry juice is optional.
Honey Lemon Gin Rickey
Found from Bright Eyed Baker
Super simple, super delicious, the Gin Rickey is your typical gin and tonic without all the added sugar inside tonic. Go easy on the honey, though, so that it’s not too sweet.
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