Great Ideas for Holiday Appetizers

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I love the holidays. I love holiday parties, decorating, cooking, spending extra time with family, and even shopping. The only thing I would actually get rid of is snow; snow is my archenemy. Back to the point though, I always need a lot of appetizer options for all our holiday events, so I thought that all of you might also benefit from my search for great appetizers. Below you will find 10 holiday appetizers I want to try this season! Please feel free to also include your own links to great appetizers below, and I will try to feature them on my social media!

My Appetizer Recipes

Mini Caprese Cups - a bite sized appetizer that gives you a caprese salad in a puff pastry cup! From The Love Nerds {}

Mini Caprese Cups

Delicious Toasted Ravioli, perfect as an appetizer or dinner entree. These are addictive - breaded, fried, cheesy goodness @ The Love Nerds

Toasted Ravioli

Caramelized Onion Dip - Nothing beats the fresh taste of this dip with deeply brown and sweetened onions! from The Love Nerds {}

Caramelized Onion Dip

Loaded Baked Potato Chip Dip @ The Love Nerds

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

New Appetizer Recipes I want to Try

Mini Mac and Cheese Cups from The Curvy Carrot

Turkey Meatballs from With Style and Grace

Hummus Cups with Tomatoes and Cucumbers from Inspired Taste

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms from Will Cook for Smiles

Roasted Cauliflower and Aged White Cheddar Dip from ClosetCooking 

Garlic and Cheese Wontons from Brooke at Cheeky Kitchen 

Brown Sugar Bacon Smokies from Kathy’s Kitchen Table

Creamy Lump Crab and Corn Dip from Spoon Fork Bacon

Vegetable Appetizer Tarts from She Knows

Antipasto Skewers from The Best Blog Recipes

So what are your Thanksgiving appetizer recipes! Please share links below.


  1. Christine says

    These all look fantastic! I’m always on the lookout for appetizer ideas. Thanks for sharing! Dropping by from the DBB.

  2. Britni says

    That loaded baked potato dip looks incredible although I probably wouldn’t use it as a dip… I’d just eat it by the spoonful.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  3. DesignedByBH says

    These look great! Pinning for my family Christmas get together! 🙂 (Thanks for taking care of the Daily Blog Boost today!)

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      You are welcome, Kathy! I am definitely going to be making these for a party this year. They look so delicious!

  4. Kim Osburn says

    Hey Maggie Mae
    We don’t usually do appetizers for Thanksgiving or Christmas, usually just set up deviled eggs and a relish tray on the serving table. But all of these look amazing. Maybe I’ll start a new Thanksgiving tradition. <3 Kim

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      No appetizers?! My family love snacks, especially because we hang out all day but only have one big meal, so we put out a lot of apps to snack on the rest of the day.

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