Make your New Year’s Eve gathering unforgettable with our list of the best party appetizers out there. From bacon wrapped dates to savory buffalo chicken wontons, these easy-to-prep bites promise a flavorful start to the festivities. Make your celebration unforgettable with a table brimming with delicious snacks to celebrate the year!
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It’s almost the start of a New Year and that means it’s time to start planning the spread of snacks you’re planning to serve on New Year’s Eve. As the clock counts down and the anticipation builds, there’s no better way to welcome in the new year than with a feast of your favorite foods.
Especially when they are easy to make!
It doesn’t matter if you are hosting a big party or an intimate gathering, these New Year’s Eve appetizers are your ticket to making it a tasteful start to the year ahead.
From savory roast beef sliders to gooey spinach artichoke goat cheese dip, this round up promises unique flavors that will make your gathering stand out. We aren’t just making pigs in a blanket here! Your guests will love devouring any and all of the recipes below, trust us!
These recipes are more than just finger foods; they’re the prelude to a night filled with joy, laughter, and the promise of a fantastic year to come. So, let’s bid farewell to the old and ring in the new with a table brimming with these New Year’s Eve appetizers, setting the stage for a night of culinary enchantment and good cheer!
new year’s eve appetizers
Crispy Prosciutto is a crunchy, savory snack that’s super simple to make in the oven! In less than 15 minutes, you can add this fried prosciutto to a charcuterie board or crumble it up to use as garnish on soups, salads, pasta, pizza, and more.
Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls
Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls are the best way to get your baked potato fix, but in a totally delicious new way! All your favorite loaded baked potato flavors are wrapped up inside an egg roll, fried golden brown and served up with an epic beer cheddar cheese sauce. All I can say is, you’re welcome.
Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
Easy Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Dates are a sweet and savory appetizer that’s always the star of the party. With only a few ingredients, you can whip up this easy recipe in no time for your next gathering.
Marinated Mozzarella Balls
Simple Marinated Mozzarella Balls are a quick and easy appetizer that always wow’s a crowd. It’s the ideal snack for any of your holiday gatherings or celebrations. Serve it with crusty bread or as a part of your charcuterie/cheese board!
Roast Beef Sliders with Caramelized Onions
Roast beef sliders with caramelized onions are effortless, savory, and perfect for any gathering. Whether you are making a batch for game day or need a casual dinner, these sliders are an easy winner.
Cheese Corn Balls
Cheese corn balls combine corn and gooey cheese for a snack that is perfect for any occasion. Using fresh corn, potato, and a blend of herbs and spices, these little golden cheese balls are crispy on the outside with a delicious creamy center. Fry them in oil, air fry them, or bake them!
Discover the ultimate taste of summer with Caprese Bruschetta! Juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and aromatic basil come together on a crusty bed of bread to create a burst of flavors that perfectly capture the essence of the season. From backyard barbecues to picnics in the park, Caprese Bruschetta is the go-to appetizer that will impress your guests and leave them craving for more.
Creamy Greek Hummus
This is the easiest way to make the most flavorful Greek Hummus! Authentic, smooth, and incredibly creamy, this recipe is so much better than anything you can buy in the store. We are sharing all the best tips and tricks to make homemade Greek style hummus.
Crab Rangoon Dip with Crispy Wonton Chips
Crab Rangoon Dip with Crispy Won Ton Chips is the dip recipe I whip out when I’m feeling a craving for crab rangoon and actually feel like sharing with others. The creamy, crab-packed dip makes for an easy dish to serve guests or bring to a potluck. Garnish with green onion.
Spinach and Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip
Spinach and Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip is a tangy twist on your favorite warm and gooey dip! Goat cheese brings an extra layer of savory flavor to the party that is simply irresistible. Everyone will be gobbling it up in mere minutes!
Jalapeño Popper Avocado Wontons
If you love jalapeño poppers, you are going to flip out over these Jalapeño Avocado Cream Cheese Wontons! The creamy and spicy filling wrapped in crispy wonton wrappers makes these poppers a fantastic party appetizer (or afternoon snack…).
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are a simple appetizer recipe that works for any holiday gathering! With only a few simple ingredients, you get a sticky delicious glaze with savory bacon and tender shrimp. They are ready in less than 30 minutes!
Roasted Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini
Tart, tangy, creamy, and a little sweet, this crostini is a killer appetizer for the holiday season.
Baked Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower
Baked crispy buffalo cauliflower is the sneaky snack with a healthy twist, straight from the oven. The cleanup is simple and the cauliflower lifts right off the pan!
Crispy Korean BBQ Chicken Wings
What goes better with game day than Crispy Korean BBQ Chicken Wings?! The spicy and saucy wings are pure magic that you can grill OR bake, depending on whether you want to fire up the grill. They will disappear fast so be sure to snag a couple for yourself before you put them out!
Poblano Enchilada Chicken Empanadas
Poblano Enchilada Chicken Empanadas are the easy recipe that will show you how to make savory hand pies that are flavorful, wrapped in dough, and packed with fresh ingredients. The whole family will love this baked Mexican comfort food. You can even freeze them for later!
Honey Lime Shrimp Guacamole Tostadas
Honey Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas are my new crunchy, tangy go-to for a party, or for any ol’ weeknight when I want to add a little flair to the menu. They are loaded with guacamole, my favorite shrimp, pico de gallo, red onion slices, and queso fresco. It’s an easy meal that can be made in less than 30 minutes!
Chicken Spinach Artichoke Dip Puffs
Chicken Spinach Artichoke Dip Puffs are the bite-sized version of your favorite dip, made heartier with the addition of chicken and puff pastry. It’s the easy-to-make rich and creamy appetizer that’s ready to eat in 45 minutes! They’ll disappear quick, so be sure to set a couple aside for yourself 😉
Berbere Fried Ravioli
Golden brown, crispy Berbere Fried Ravioli are the spicy appetizer everyone will be begging you to make again and again. Berbere is an Ethiopian spice mixture that’s full of chili, ginger, garlic, and so much more, making it a complex spice that elevates any dish to something truly amazing. The simple addition of this spice to the dredging mixture makes these fried ravioli spicy and rich in flavor!
Dry Rub Wings with BBQ Blue Cheese Sauce
Dry Rub Wings are the EASIEST way to make wings. All you need is a slammin’ seasoning to infuse your grilled chicken wings with a ton of flavor! You can serve them straight up or pair them with a tangy BBQ blue cheese dipping sauce.
Holiday Cheese Board
Celebrate the season with this Holiday Cheese Board! In this post you’ll learn not only how to make a winter cheese board from crackers to the cheese, but how to make it for any size gathering and customize with the things you love.
New Year’s Eve Dessert Charcuterie Board
This Chocolate-Filled New Year’s Eve Dessert Charcuterie Board features an array of sweet snacks that cater to every chocolate lover’s palate. It is a delightful board that makes a versatile addition to your celebration, providing a variety of indulgent treats for a sweet start to the new year.
Whipped Ricotta Crostini
Simplify New Year’s Eve festivities with Whipped Ricotta Crostini, a straightforward but impressive appetizer. With easy preparation, budget-friendly ingredients, and crowd-pleasing appeal, this dish is a go-to for those seeking a delicious and hassle-free addition to their celebration.
Hot Pimento Cheese Dip
Pimento Cheese Sausage Dip is always a popular recipe suitable for any time of the year. Featuring cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, pimentos, and sausage, this savory dip is sure to satisfy the appetites of your guests.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Make your New Year’s Eve festivities unforgettable with this Buffalo Chicken Dip, a beloved choice for party appetizers. Packed with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and loads of cheese, this easy and delicious dip bakes into a golden, bubbly perfection, ready for dipping. Serve with tortilla chips!
Marinated Cheese and Olive Antipasto
A platter of Marinated Cheese & Olive Antipasto is a flavorful medley of cheese, olives, red bell pepper, and pepperoncini peppers marinated in an herbaceous dressing. This appetizing dish adds a touch of sophistication to your gatherings, making it a perfect choice for welcoming in the new year.
Cheesy Crusted Roasted Tomato Crostini
Make a statement with your appetizers this New Year’s Eve by serving these crispy cheese-crusted crostini. Topped with creamy Greek yogurt and jammy roasted tomatoes, these bites are not only visually appealing but also easy to prepare.
Buffalo Chicken Wontons
Simplify your New Year’s Eve appetizer spread with these crispy buffalo chicken wontons cooked in the air fryer. Stuffed with a savory mixture of cream cheese, chicken, and buffalo sauce, these easy bites are ready in just 20 minutes, ensuring a delightful and hassle-free addition to your celebration.
Air Fryer Garlic Bread
Achieve the perfect cheese pull and crispy bite with this Air Fryer Garlic Bread. Infused with butter, garlic, and herbs, this crusty bread is an easy and irresistible choice for a New Year’s Eve appetizer.
Italian Sub Pinwheels
Transform classic Italian sub sandwich flavors into bite-sized delights with Italian Sub Pinwheels. Perfect for New Year’s Eve appetizers, these two-bite wonders are easy to eat with your fingers and offer a unique twist on a familiar flavor combination.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Serve up quick and easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings that are ready in less than 30 minutes. These crispy wings are the perfect addition to your New Year’s Eve celebration.
Filet Mignon Bruschetta
Filet Mignon Bruschetta is an elegant and mouthwatering appetizer. Garlic-rubbed baguette crostinis are topped with sliced tender filet mignon, juicy tomatoes, freshly grated parmesan, fragrant basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
my must-haves for a new year’s eve party
When it comes time for a party, I always like to bring out my favorite serving tools, platters and bowls. It depends on what you plan to serve at your party, but here are some must-haves I always have on hand when I’m hosting.
You might need a serving bowl for large dips, salads, and more.
I love a more natural serving platter like this wood slice serving board. It’s more unique than a plain old plate!
Don’t forget to have wooden toothpicks on hand for bite-sized appetizers like bacon wrapped dates.
Finally, if you love serving cocktails with your appetizers, may I suggest picking up these gorgeous Gatsby cocktail glasses? They are our personal favorite for any kind of cocktail.
just one more thing…
It’s hard to end a post about the best New Year’s eve appetizers without thinking about cocktails to pair with them! There are tons of options to choose from, but here are our top cocktails that are made to serve a crowd.
Just because it isn’t Christmas doesn’t mean this isn’t a good time to whip up this bubbly Christmas punch! You can also make a big batch holiday sangria. A pomegranate negroni cocktail is a bitter and tart alternative that can easily be made into a big batch cocktail!
If you don’t see something you like above, check out all of my cocktail recipes to choose your own favorite!