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5 Easy Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

frozen blueberries

‘Tis the season to entertain. And although this is undoubtedly fun and joyful, it can also be a little overwhelming!

When you’re hosting a party or meal, you probably spend hours wondering what you can make for guests that’s beautiful, festive, delicious – and also easy.

And when you’re a guest at someone else’s house, you probably do the same, since you want to bring something helpful and impressive.

My solution to these dilemmas is to make every event an appetizer & cocktail party. People love heavy apps, and in this casual environment everyone feels comfortable and happy.

But we all still need appetizer ideas, right?!

Here’s what I’ll be making this holiday season. These are easy, quick, and satisfy even the fussiest guests.

5 Easy Appetizers for Holiday Entertaining

easy appetizer

Blueberry crostini. Blueberries + goat cheese on toasted bread. What’s not to love?

homemade ranch dip

Homemade Ranch Dip. All you have to do is make a platter of pretty, colorful veggies and serve them alongside this creamy dip. Done.

herb goat cheese

Fresh Herbed Goat Cheese Balls. Every time I make these, people go WILD for them. If you have any leftover (which you won’t) you can stuff this cheese mixture inside chicken breasts or pork chops for a delicious healthy dinner.

easy hummus recipe

Three-Color Hummus. Serve these festive hummus dips with veggies, pita chips, or baguette slices.

apple nachos

Apple Nachos. Because every holiday party should have some desserts that aren’t cookies! You probably wouldn’t serve these as an appetizer per se, but they’re a great sweet addition to an appetizer-style party.

More delicious appetizer ideas from a few of my blogger friends:

Rosemary Almond Flour Crackers (Gluten-Free!) from The Healthy Apple

Cinnamon Maple Sea Salt Nut Clusters from Edible Perspective

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms from What’s Gaby Cooking


  • Jodi@prairiekuchen
    December 18, 2014 at 8:22 am

    The blueberry crostini looks so good! Not a huge fan of goat cheese – but I can sure sub something else! Thanks!

  • Amelia Winslow
    December 18, 2014 at 9:09 am

    You could make it with any soft cheese you like, Jodi!

  • The Healthy Apple
    December 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Thank you for including me Amelia; miss you and love you! xoxxx

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