10+ One-Bite Appetizers for the Holidays
Level up your holiday snacks with these recipes that'll have everyone reaching for one—or five—more.
Air-Fryer Rosemary Sausage Meatballs
Level up your festive spread with these tasty one-bite appetizers. “These air-fryer meatballs were created as hors d’oeuvres for a friend’s wedding and became an instant hit. Now we enjoy them often at our house.” —Steve Hansen, Redmond, Washington
Get the recipe for Air-Fryer Rosemary Sausage Meatballs.
Gruyere and Crab Palmiers
“I keep these little bursts of flavour in my freezer so they can be pulled out and popped into the oven whenever needed. Crab, pancetta and Gruyere make a sophisticated, elegant appetizer, and you can make your own variations on the filling. Try chicken and pesto, or a Mediterranean version with spinach and feta.” —Grace Voltolina, Westport, Connecticut
Get the recipe for Gruyere and Crab Palmiers.
Easy Spanakopita Appetizers
“I love having appetizers on hand in the freezer, especially when the holiday season is fast approaching. This easy spanakopita recipe is one of my all-time favourites. Everyone loves them, they’re easy to prep and they bake up in about 20 minutes.” —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta
Get the recipe for Easy Spanakopita Appetizers.
Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites
“After making little bacon-wrapped sausages for years, I needed a change! I had an extra sweet potato and half a package of bacon on hand, so I put on my thinking cap and came up with this treat.” —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey
Get the recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites.
“This recipe is so good, no one will guess how quickly you put it together. These little bites are delicious and decadent!” —Stephanie Howard, Oakland, California
Get the recipe for Crab Crescents.
“My family is picky, but everyone loves these little bites. I make dozens of them at a time because they’re gone the second I turn my back.” —Colleen MacDonald, Port Moody, British Columbia
Get the recipe for Brie-Leek Tartlets.
Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage
“Years ago, I found a version of this sausage and meatballs recipe in a cookbook. At first taste, my family judged it a keeper. The tangy, saucy meatballs are requested by our friends whenever I host card night. We also take the yummy dish on camping trips.” —Marybell Lintott, Vernon, British Columbia
Get the recipe for Cranberry Meatballs and Sausage.
Stuffed Asiago-Basil Mushrooms
“Even if you don’t like mushrooms, you will have to try them again with these pretty appetizers, which taste divine. For a main dish, double the filling and use large portobellos.” —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
Get the recipe for Stuffed Asiago-Basil Mushrooms.
Spinach Deviled Eggs
“Spinach adds unexpected colour and flavour to this tasty variation on deviled eggs. They’re easy to make and are an attractive addition to a party spread.” —Dorothy Sander of Evansville, Indiana
Get the recipe for Spinach Deviled Eggs.
Orange-Glazed Chicken & Chorizo Meatballs
“These tasty southwestern meatballs warm up a buffet. I add pomegranate seeds, jalapeno pepper jelly and cilantro to make everything pop with colour.” —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Get the recipe for Orange-Glazed Chicken & Chorizo Meatballs.
Caliente Christmas Cheese Crisps
“To fire up the crowd, I pack these homemade crackers with bacon, pumpkin seeds and French-fried onion rings. Dunk them in picante sauce.” —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Get the recipe for Caliente Christmas Cheese Crisps.
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