100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes {Christmas Appetizers}

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Create Christmas 2018 is here, and today I’m sharing 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes – enough to keep you catering your festive parties for years to come!

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, canapes, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet!

Some of these recipes are also great for work/office, and school/classroom parties, potlucks, and more.

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Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!
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Christmas Party Food Recipes

Are you throwing any parties this holiday season? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place for Christmas Party Food Recipes! I have collated over 100 recipes so that you don’t have to worry – just take a look through the pictures and list of recipes and I am sure there will be several that you will want to include at your party.

This list is predominately savory foods, as I did a roundup of 60+ Scrumptious Christmas Sweets & Treats, and The Ultimate List of Christmas Cookies – 101 Christmas Cookie Recipes! recently so you can always check those out. I have included a few of my own sweet recipes at the bottom of the list.

Not all of these recipes are Christmas specific – they’re just really good party food recipes that would go great on the buffet table. There are also a range of recipes for those with special dietary requirements such as gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, and keto. These are indicated on the recipe link.

A lot of the recipes are for finger foods, some may be more suited to a knife and fork buffet; and some for small bites at a cocktail party. I have also tried to group similar foods together, hopefully making a bit easier to look through.


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As with all of my roundups, there are ideas from my blog as well as from lots of fab blogs from around the world. I have made all of links to these Christmas Party Food Recipes open in a new window so that you don’t lose your place on the list. Enjoy!

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. 7 Ways To Make Devilled Eggs – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Festive Sausage Rolls – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Low-Fat Lemon & Parsley Dip – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Roasted Rosemary & Chilli Almonds – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  5. Rocky Holiday Road – The Purple Pumpkin Blog

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Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Pesto Shortbread Savory Crackers Recipe – Tikkido
  2. Creamy Shrimp Dip – Living Sweet Moments
  3. Bacon and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers – The Appetizer Chick
  4. Sausage and Cheese Wontons – The Cozy Cook
  5. Mini Cheese and Onion Quiches – The Improving Cook

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Honey Baked Brie With Figs and Rosemary – Living Sweet Moments
  2. Elegant Olive and Feta Appetizer – Tikkido
  3. Vegan Cashew Cheese Ball – Rhian’s Recipe
  4. Cheesy Bacon Garlic Pull Apart Bread – Delicious On A Dime
  5. Serano Ham & Melon Appetizers – Comfort Bites
  6. Easy Baked Brie – The Appetizer Chick

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Giant Couscous Antipasto Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. One Pan Cheeseburger Sliders – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Cream Cheese – Low Carb Yum
  4. Paleo Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard Dip – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  5. Maryland Crab Dip Pretzel – Might Mrs
  6. Italian Meatballs – The Gay Globetrotter

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Christmas Tree – Veggie Desserts
  2. Rosemary Antipasti Wreath – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Cheese, Cracker and Sausage Christmas Tree Appetizer – Honey & Lime
  4. Easy Pepper Jelly Christmas Trees – This Ole Mom
  5. Easy Christmas Appetizer “Hummus Wreath” – Two Healthy Kitchens
  6. Christmas Tree Appetizers – Frazzled & Frugal
  7. Caprese Salad Skewers – Food Meanderings
  8. Christmas Tree Mini Quiches – Happy Kitchen Rocks
  9. Christmas Deviled Eggs (Keto Holiday Appetizers) – Mom Foodie

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Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

Dip Recipes

  1. Low-Fat Garlic & Herb Dip – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Sun Dried Tomato Hummus – Call Me PMC
  3. Whipped Artichoke and Feta Dip – Delicious On A Dime
  4. Beetroot Hummus – Shivani Loves Food
  5. Traditional Cypriot Hummus – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Savory Italian Tigernut Flour Crackers (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo) – Strength & Sunshine
  7. Zucchini Dip – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  8. Gluten Free Cajun Shrimp and Corn Dip With Cream Cheese – A Sprinkling Of Cayenne

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Cornflake & Coconut Shrimp with Citrus Mustard Dip & Mango Salsa – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Baked Brie & Prosciutto – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Parmesan Crusted Tortellini Bites – The Cozy Cook
  4. Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms – Peas & Crayons
  5. Authentic Swiss Cheese Fondue – Earth, Food & Fire
  6. Easy Cheesy Pizza Dip – Glitter On A Dime

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Bite Size Roasted Red Pepper Burrata Crostini – Living Sweet Moments
  2. Roasted Turkey & Black Currant Brie Bites – Food Meanderings
  3. Tortilla Pinwheels – Food Meanderings
  4. Cranberry Compote with Brie Appetizer – Thrify Jinxy
  5. Bacon-Wrapped Crackers – A Bride On A Budget
  6. Baked Mini Gluten-Free + Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites (Allergy-Free) – Strength & Sunshine
  7. Easy Stuffed Mushrooms – Dancing Through The Rain
  8. Apple Polenta Gorgonzola Bites – Dancing Through The Rain
  9. Bisquick Shrimp Vegetable Appetizers – My Pinterventures

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

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  1. Tahini Dip – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Mushrooms In Wine – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Dolmades – Cypriot Stuffed Vine Leaves – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Cranberry Sweet & Sour Meatballs – Swirls of Flavor
  5. Steak Bites Appetizer With Chimichurri Dipping Sauce – Wholesome Yum
  6. Jewelled Rice Salad – The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Jalapeño Popper Pinwheels – Delicious On A Dime
  2. Gluten-free Chip and Guacamole Bites – My Gluten-Free Kitchen
  3. Southern Inspired Charcuterie Board with Black Eyed Pea Salsa – Call Me PMC
  4. Vegan Chickpea Squash Fritters – Piping Pot Curry
  5. Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Dip – Sixth Bloom
  6. Gorgonzola Pear English Muffin Pizzas – The Rising Spoon
  7. Savory Roast Beef and Gouda Rolls – Accidental Happy Baker

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts – Simply Stacie
  2. Crispy Baked Vegetarian Empanadas – Went Here 8 This
  3. Bacon Ranch Cheddar Cheese Ball – The Cozy Cook
  4. Baked Brie with Cranberry Chutney – Went Here 8 This
  5. Hot Caprese Dip with Mozzarella, Parmesan & Cream Cheese – The Rising Spoon
  6. Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball – The Cozy Cook
  7. Cranberry Walnut Cheese Ball – Raia’s Recipes
  8. Gluten Free Spicy Hot Crab Dip With Artichokes – A Sprinkling Of Cayenne

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Mini Candied Pecan Cranberry Goat Cheese Balls – Peas & Crayons
  2. Spinach and Artichoke Dip Phyllo Cups – The Cozy Cook
  3. Roast Beef Crostini – Snacks & Sips
  4. Herb and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Bites – Delicious On A Dime
  5. Crispy Mushroom Caps with Cream Cheese and Lox – Mighty Mrs
  6. Jalepeño Poppers with Sun-dried Tomatoes – Mighty Mrs
  7. Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs {Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Keto} – Recipes From A Pantry
  8. Gluten Free Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms – Cathy’s Gluten Free
  9. Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball – Imagelicious

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

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  1. Chicken Parmesan Meatballs – Smart Savvy Living
  2. Cranberry Orange Cheese Ball With Caramelized Pecans – Baked, Broiled & Basted
  3. Pineapple Jalapeno Meatballs – Baked, Broiled & Basted
  4. Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese Bites – Swirls of Flavor
  5. Smoked Salmon Pate With Cream Cheese – Low Carb Yum
  6. Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey – Happy Kitchen Rocks
  7. Little Smokies Appetizers – Mom Foodie
  8. Greek Shrimp Skewers – Jersey Girl Cooks

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Rosemary Maple Spiced Roasted Nuts and Seeds – Veggie Desserts
  2. Savory Bacon Cranberry Cheese Tartlets – Beauty & The Foodie
  3. Homemade Honey Roasted Peanuts – Served From Scratch
  4. Candied Nuts (Vegan + GF) – Rhian’s Recipe
  5. French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread – Call Me PMC
  6. Potato Fritter Sliders – Piping Pot Curry

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts – The Gay Globetrotter
  2. Cauliflower Nuggets (Vegan, Gluten-Free) – Healthier Steps
  3. Pistachio, Feta And Pomegranate Crostini – Recipes From A Pantry
  4. Baked Vegan Cheese With Guava Swirl – Very Vegan Val

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Creamy Crawfish Dip – Sixth Bloom
  2. Roasted Smoked Paprika Cinnamon Chickpeas – Strength & Sunshine
  3. Savory Mini Cheese Balls – Mama Likes To Cook
  4. Gluten Free Cajun Shrimp and Crab Dip – A Sprinkling Of Cayenne
  5. Three Cheese Pepperoni Bread – Jersey Girl Cooks
  6. Phyllo Wrapped Brandied Cranberry Baked Brie – Swirls of Flavor

Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!

  1. Mince Pie Pinwheels in Filo Pastry Cups – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  2. Candied Cinnamon Pecans – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  3. Christmas Fruit & Nut Cake – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  4. Chocolate Christmas Pudding Truffles – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  5. Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer Doughnuts – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  6. Ginger Nut Truffles – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  7. Paris On Ice Gelatine Dessert Cups – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  8. Mint Choc Chip Cupcakes – The Purple Pumpkin Blog
  9. Banoffee Pie Shots – The Purple Pumpkin Blog

Want more Party Food ideas? Check out my Party Food Board on Pinterest!

Party Food Board on Pinterest
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Keep this handy list of 100+ Christmas Party Food Recipes nearby and you will never run out of delicious appetisers, dips, snacks, and sweets to put on your Christmas buffet! Recipes are also great for work and school classroom parties, potlucks, and more. Save this list from The Purple Pumpkin Blog to use year after year!


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