This is the time of year that no-fuss recipes rule like these Five Easy Holiday Appetizers to make your celebrations festive and stress-free.
I adore nibbles and small plates during the holidays. However, I want simplicity when it comes to prep and cook time in the kitchen. Doesn’t everyone? Tasty food shouldn’t have to take hours so I’ve put together five of my easiest appetizer recipes right here in this post.
The first recipe is a Retro Ham and Olive Bite which I first shared a few years ago on Two Purple Couches. Does anyone remember making these for your mom’s parties when you were a kid? I do! I loved making these simple bites and now I make them as a quick appetizer for holiday gatherings.
How easy are these Irish Chips? Simply potato chips baked with bleu cheese and then sprinkled with fresh chopped chives. These will fly off the platter! They definitely don’t last long in my house. And if you’ve got some extra time you can make a quick dip to pair with the chips. Although, I like them just as much without a dip. These are such fun nibbles to pair with cocktails.
I’ve always got homemade Strawberry Jalapeño jam in the pantry so it makes an easy Goat Cheese and Jam Crostini. You can find all sorts of pepper jelly, strawberry pepper jam, or even a peach pepper jam in the markets these days. Find one with a bit of heat but still sweet and then pair it with goats cheese and crostini. This makes for the easiest and most delicious starter. Especially if you love goat cheese.
I adore everything about these Easy Baked Boudin Balls! Rice and Sausage rolled in breadcrumbs and baked. How easy is that? And they’re a bit hearty so it makes a great starter or a delicious addition to an evening of small plates.
I first created this recipe after a visit to Italy with my friends at DaVinci Wine. I adore this simple recipe because it’s just slightly different in flavor and pairs so beautifully with an antipasti platter or cheese tray. I could truly make a meal out of these lovelies.
Five Easy Holiday Appetizers just waiting to be made!
I’ve listed the recipes below for easy printing and a more fuss-free holiday. I’m not sure if I’ll be back to the blog before Christmas as it’s been the busiest season so far and I’m aching for some quiet, quality time with my crew. That’s what the holidays are all about anyway, right? Spending time with family and friends, connecting, cooking, eating, laughing and basking in this magical season.
I wish you the happiest of holidays, much peace, true joy, good health and loads of love.