23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

When it comes to party food, the only thing I love more than a good appetizer is a WHOLE SPREAD of good appetizers. Especially during the holidays. But between wrapping presents, cookie exchanges, music programs, and moving your Elf on a Shelf, you don’t have time to spend hours making the perfect appetizer for that night’s holiday event.

You need to find a way to save time and make your appetizer. That’s why today I’m sharing 23 make-ahead Christmas appetizers that you can make for your next holiday party or family gathering.

Whether you’re looking for something healthy or decadent, you’ll find something to love here. Let’s dig in!

23 Festive Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Cranberry Salsa

With cranberry sauce, green chiles, cilantro, and green onions, this Cranberry Salsa is the perfect sweet and savory combo for the holiday season. Serve over cream cheese with crackers.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Holiday Charcuterie Board (with Aldi Cheese Board Ideas)

Make this festive holiday charcuterie board all with ingredients you can get from Aldi!

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Easy Christmas Appetizer “Hummus Wreath” – Two Healthy Kitchens

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twohealthykitchens.com

Made by layering hummus, a parsley mixture, and cherry tomatoes, this hummus wreath is easy to make and a beautiful appetizer for your table.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Cranberry Maple Baked Brie

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www.willcookforsmiles.com

With dried cranberries, gooey melted brie, and maple syrup, this appetizer is sure to please your guests.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Bacon Cheeseball Bites – Saving Dollars & Sense

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savingdollarsandsense.com

These miniature bacon-y cheeseballs are the perfect bite-sized snack for a party.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Italian Antipasti Skewers – Keto/Low Carb

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ketocookingchristian.com

Need a low-carb option? These antipasti skewers combine high-quality ingredients to make a delicious appetizer (you won’t even miss the carbs).

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip

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www.zestedlemon.com

Make this cheesy spinach artichoke dip whenever you like and then pop it in the oven right before your party.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Sweet Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

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www.savvysavingcouple.net

Your guests will love these delicious mushrooms filled with sausage, cream cheese, and breadcrumbs.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Easy Marinated Olives & Cheese Ring Appetizer

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www.aforkstale.com

Marinated olives and cheese — what’s not to love about this easy and pretty appetizer?!

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Simple Three-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

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www.hunnyimhomediy.com

These cocktail meatballs get a spicy holiday twist when they’re heated up with cranberry sauce and chili sauce.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Wedge Salad Skewers Recipe

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princesspinkygirl.com

Give your guests something healthy with these adorable wedge salad skewers.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Merry Little Christmas Deviled Eggs

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www.shekeepsalovelyhome.com

What’s an appetizer table without deviled eggs? And these add a festive touch with bow made of pink peppercorns and parsley.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Pomegranate Cranberry Relish

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thekitchengirl.com

This pomegranate cranberry relish is perfect for serving over melted brie or cream cheese. Delicious and pretty!

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Whole30 Cucumber Bites | Hot Pan Kitchen – GF, Paleo, & Whole30

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www.hotpankitchen.com

Make these pretty cucumber and prosciutto bites for your Whole30 friends and they will love you forever for including something they can eat at your party.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich Sliders

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keytomylime.com

These sliders with the winning flavor combo of chicken, bacon, and ranch will make a great hearty addition to your appetizer table.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Cornbread Spinach Cheese Bites

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www.krazykitchenmom.com

Served with blue cheese dressing, these cornbread spinach cheese bites are unique and easy to make.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Pomegranate Guacamole Recipe (Holiday Festive!)

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downshiftology.com

Pomegranate guacamole? It might sound weird, but somehow it works. And it couldn’t be more festive!

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Veggie Christmas Tree Appetizer

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cincyshopper.com

Why not make this veggie Christmas tree? Made with broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower (with a cheese star), it’s both creative and a healthy appetizer.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Mini Salmon Cakes with Sriracha Lemon Aioli

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tasteandsee.com

Mini salmon cakes are an amazing appetizer idea, and with a tasty sriracha lemon aioli, they’re sure to be the hit of your appetizer spread.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Spicy Chex Mix

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thecozycook.com

Complete with instructions for making it gluten-free, this spicy Chex mix is the perfect grazing food.

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Candied Bacon {3 Simple Ingredients!}

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www.spendwithpennies.com

This candied bacon couldn’t be easier to make with just three ingredients that everyone has in their kitchen. (And your guests won’t be able to keep their hands off them!)

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Mini Candied Pecan Cranberry Goat Cheese Balls

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peasandcrayons.com

Need a little sweetness in your appetizer spread? These goat cheese balls are rolled in a pecan and brown sugar candy coating. So different and yummy!

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23 Delicious Make-Ahead Christmas Appetizers for Your Next Holiday Party

Olive Christmas Tree Appetizer

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www.cookingonthefrontburners.com

Could this olive Christmas tree be any prettier? Made with different colored olives, marinated peppers and mozzarella balls, it’s definitely a show-stopping appetizer.

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Whether you’re getting together with friends or family, I hope one of these delicious starters will make your Christmas (or even New Year!) get-together menu a hit. I don’t know about you, but I want to eat all of them. Which one do you want to try?

Tell me in the comments below. And don’t forget to pin this post for later!

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