Holiday parties just got a little bit more fun. Serve up these hor d'oeuvres, dips and platters for major flavor in bite-sized portions.
You can follow this veggie-packed recipe for pretty canapés, but try swirling it with sour cream for a quick dip too.
The secret to these fried mashed potato bites? Coat them with panko instead of Italian breadcrumbs for a lighter and crispier crunch.
Save space in the oven for the roast and go with no-cook skewers instead. Make the glaze ahead of time and you can pass off assembly to other helping hands.
This savory first course will have your guests wondering what else you've got up your sleeve this Christmas.
These adorable tartlets are easier to make then you'd think — a does the trick. The rest is all about flavor.
Shhh...for a low-carb twist, eggplant acts as a bread substitute. But don't you worry about a thing — it's packed with plenty of cheese.
People will think this cheeseball, filled with toasted almonds and crispy sage, was store-bought. But joke's on them — you're just THAT good.
The only thing missing from this fresh and festive blend of flavors is a nice glass of wine to pair it with.
With only three ingredients, you'll want to whip up these salty snacks on a regular basis. The key is stocking up on store-bought pizza dough.
Chips and dip get a lot more lively in a festive color scheme. The key is a red jalapeño and cilantro garnish.
They're cheesy, fluffy and adorably tiny. What more could you possibly want?
A plate of mini toasts can curb appetites until the cooking's done. This version mixes salty and sweet flavors for a true crowd-pleaser.
A 15-minute, three-ingredient appetizer is a hostess's dream come true. Serve it with crackers, pita chips or even sliced apples for scooping all of that melty goodness.
Get ahead of the game. Roll asparagus in prosciutto (or thinly-sliced bacon) a few hours before, and then pop the spears in a frying pan just before dinner time.
Sunchokes, also called Jerusalem artichokes, actually come from sunflowers. The tubers taste like a sweeter, nuttier version of your typical potatoes.
Only two layers of puff pastry can stand up to melted cheese and sticky sauce. Although extra napkins wouldn't be a bad idea either.
Sometimes the canned stuff just won't cut it. This recipe recommends using two whole Dungeness crabs, but king crab will also work in a pinch.
You can never have too many recipes for melted cheese. Olive Garden's Smoked Mozzarella Fonduta actually inspired this copycat version.
Whip up a variety of these tasty bites with a unique set of adornments, including blueberry and jalapeño.
Crab puffs are already delicious, but adding cheddar cheese takes them to the next level.
Anything wrapped in prosciutto automatically gets a thumbs-up in our book, so breadsticks are clearly no exception.
As tasty as they are colorful, these spiced cheese balls have a yogurt base and can easily be made ahead of time.
Nutmeg and cranberry preserves make this dish especially appropriate for the holiday season.
Pie crust is an unexpected star in this recipe, which has a unique taste thanks to dried figs.
These are not your average potatoes. They're loaded with cheese, sour cream and bacon.
A starter that's easy to make (and eat), this pull-apart tree is something even the pickiest of eaters won't mind nibbling on.
These crostinis have a dollop of brie, plus cranberries, pecans and maple sugar glaze.
Sugared cranberries make add unexpected flavor (and a really pretty topping) to these bites.
Dress up this crowd-pleasing cheese with roasted cranberries.