Looking for delicious and easy-to-make finger food appetizers for the holiday season? Look no further! We have 25 mouth-watering finger food recipes that are perfect for any occasion. From savory to sweet, vegetarian to meaty, there’s something for everyone on this list. So get ready to impress your guests with these tasty bites!
Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce
This baked brie cranberry is the perfect appetizer for any season. With its rich, creamy brie and tart cranberry sauce, it’s just the right amount of tart and sweet! Plus, it’s not just delicious but also easy to prepare, making it a go-to recipe for last-minute gatherings!
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Prosciutto Wrapped Pears With Manchego
These Prosciutto Wrapped Pears with Manchego and Arugula are easy to make when last minutes guests arrive. They are two bites of sweet and savory heaven!
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Holiday Crostini With Scallops And Avocado
This Crostini with Scallops and Avocado is the perfect appetizer for all your holiday parties. The scallops are sauteed to perfection and placed on top of crunchy crostini spread with avocado. A drizzling of balsamic syrup really takes the flavor over the top.
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are crispy, baked to perfection, and covered in a delicious savory buffalo sauce that will have everyone licking their fingers. Make them for any family gathering or game day, and they’ll get gobbled up fast!
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Air Fryer Chicken Or Beef Frozen Taquitos
Frozen chicken or beef taquitos – straight from your freezer to your air fryer for delicious Mexican-inspired dinner! The air fryer crisps the tortillas to perfection while leaving the meat on the inside hot, juicy, and delicious. Top these tasty taquitos off with some sour cream, cheese, salsa, guacamole, or any other toppings of choice and you’ve got an excellent appetizer!
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos
These Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos are so easy! If you need a fun and easy finger food appetizer for game day or for family gatherings, you’ll love this easy snack with the perfect pop of flavor and spice.
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Brie Cranberry Bites Appetizer
The creaminess of brie cheese pairs beautifully with the sweet flavour of cranberry sauce in these brie cranberry bites in puff pastry. These delightful little bites are perfect for any season or occasion and each one boasts plenty of wonderful flavour. So, if you like the gooey creaminess of brie cheese along with sweet bottled or homemade cranberry sauce, you’re going to want to make these.
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Italian Burrata Stuffed Tomato Appetizer
If you’re looking for bite size finger food, why not consider making filled tomatoes with fresh burrata? This Italian burrata stuffed tomato appetizer only calls for four ingredients plus salt and pepper. It’s quick, simple, colourful, and appetizing without being too filling.
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Air Fryer Crab Cake Egg Rolls With Fire Sauce
These air fryer crab cake egg rolls with fire sauce are simple to prepare and make a fantastic appetizer. The lump crab meat is generously flavoured with Old Bay, lemon, sriracha and more, and the fire sauce is perfect for dipping. Making these seafood egg rolls in the air fryer ensures a short cooking time and beautifully crispy result!
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Delicious Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs
Bloody Mary devilled eggs are a favourite creative deviled egg idea. They take the concept of traditional eggs and add in rich ingredients like slaw dressing, pickle juice, tomato paste, paprika, and more, to make a unique gourmet deviled eggs with a Bloody Mary feel.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
These air fryer zucchini chips are a delicious, wholesome snack with a salty, savory flavor and crispy texture. No soggy zucchini in this recipe! We take special steps to keep it crispy and firm.
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Baked Carrot Fries
This baked carrot fries recipe is nutritious, tasty, and fun. Dip them in ranch, ketchup or even hummus. With just a few simple ingredients, these carrot fries are a quick and easy finger food to make!
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Pimientos de Padrón or Padron Peppers in English are a small green mild pepper that originate from the Padrón region of Galicia in North-western Spain. These chili peppers are milder than other peppers like jalapenos or habaneros. When cooked they are so savory, flavorful, and salty. They’re almost like popping chips in your mouth…you can’t have just one.
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy-to-make yet impressive and elegant appetizer. The perfect finger food for serving at Christmas, New Year’s Eve, cocktail parties, or any special occasion.
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Warm marinated olives are a truly spectacular appetizer despite their seeming simplicity. If you like olives, you will love these. Gentle heat makes the olives intoxicatingly fragrant with the scent of spices and herbs and citrus peel adds bright, fresh notes to really elevate them.
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Butternut Squash Crostini With Goat Cheese And Fig Glaze
This Butternut Squash Crostini with Goat Cheese and Fig Balsamic Glaze is the perfect party food. Crunchy garlicky baguette, creamy goat cheese, and roasted butternut squash. All drizzled with the best balsamic fig glaze and garnished with crispy fried sage. So good!
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These coconut shrimp are jumbo shrimp rolled in a sweet and savory coating, then deep fried to golden brown perfection. A restaurant style appetizer or main course that’s super easy to make at home.
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Best Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
Cream cheese sausage balls are a delicious, easy-to-make appetizer that can be served on any occasion. Adding cream cheese takes this classic recipe to a whole new level, making these sausage balls the all-time best!
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BBQ Chicken Stuffed Mushrooms
These fun and easy stuffed mushrooms are full of easy barbecue pulled chicken, spicy pepperjack cheese, and fresh cilantro. They make a great finger food appetizer for parties any time of year!
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Vietnamese Egg Rolls
Vietnamese egg rolls that are crispy, flavorful, and downright addictive! It consists of an irresistible combination of crispy, golden exteriors and flavorful, savory fillings.
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Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups
Looking for an easy and delicious bite-sized appetizer? Look no further than Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups! These are the perfect mix of crispy, spicy, and cheesy, making them the ideal party food!
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Shortcrust Pastry Mini Sausage Rolls
These homemade Shortcrust Pastry Mini Sausage Rolls are a delicious combination of flaky and buttery shop-bought pastry with perfectly seasoned hearty sausage meat. They are the perfect appetizer or finger food for your Christmas parties and are also great for lunch boxes, picnics, or snacks.
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Complex flavors make these pork and beef meatballs extraordinary! Make these quick and easy Asian meatballs to serve as a sticky party appetizer. One-bite, crowd-pleasing meatballs!
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Popcorn Chicken Recipe
This KFC-style Popcorn Chicken is everything you love about the fast food chain’s most popular dish, but made with fresh ingredients in the comfort of your own home! They’re flavorful and have the perfect, satisfying crunch.
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Georgian Eggplant Rolls
These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simple appetizer. Three ingredients, some artfully chosen spices, and less than an hour of time, and you have a plant-based treat for the tastebuds with these walnut stuffed eggplant rolls.
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