The 10 Best Make Ahead Holiday Appetizers are the perfect way to prepare for a holiday party without the stress! Some of these recipes can be made weeks in advance and parked in the freezer until you’re ready to reheat them or make others a few days ahead of time and let them sit in the fridge.
Every year we host a large holiday party, kind of like an open house. It is fun and so lovely to see all of our family and friends during the holiday season, but the preparation for the party almost did me in last year. I was a hot stress of a mess and we completely ran out of food. This year, to avoid said hot mess and lack of food, I am stocking my freezer and fridge with the 10 Best Make Ahead Holiday Appetizers! Let all the planners out there rejoice with these beautiful make ahead recipes.
Mini Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry Dip from My Kitchen Love
Meatballs are the perfect freezer-friendly appetizer and let’s be honest, mini size makes everything better.
Antipasto Skewers from Dinner at the Zoo
Food on a stick is always at the best parties, just saying.
Sweet and Spicy Maple-Roasted Rosemary Cashews from Vanilla and Bean
A delicious and appealing flavour combo for holiday parties that will go extremely well with cocktails (you’re welcome).
Mango Chicken Puffs from Happy Foods Tube
Mango and chicken are scrumptious together. This is a simple, but refined recipe for entertaining.
Dark Chocolate-Dipped Figs with Gorgonzola from We are Not Martha
Chocolate and figs are never a bad idea, let alone together as one solid appetizer.
No Cook Cranberry Pomegranate Relish from The Kitchen Girl
‘No cook’ are the key words here. And usually relish is tastier a day or two later when all the flavours have had a chance to mingle (kind of like party guests after a couple of beverages).
Pork, Cranberry and Goat Cheese Sausage Rolls from The Home Cook’s Kitchen
Take a regular sausage roll and elevate it with great cranberry and goat’s cheese flavours aka bland to wow in no time flat.
Cranberry and Cream Cheese Mini Phyllo Bites from At The Corner of Happy and Harried
On point with the festive vibes and these bites are ready in 10 minutes!
Bacon-Wrapped Dates from A Sassy Spoon
Wrap dates in bacon for a sweet and salty appetizer that could be frozen or parked in the fridge for a couple of days. Did I mention bacon?
Easy Cranberry Brie Appetizers from The Seasoned Mom
The perfect trifecta of sweet, salty, and creamy in a super easy and seasonal appetizer. Things on tiny toasts always do well!