My god, what a year it has been…
Let’s hope that 2021 brings us more happiness and good times! How will you celebrate? I assembled a couple of appetizers just in case you need more inspiration!
So let’s talk about New years eve appetizers for a change!
Well then, here we are again, folks
It is the end of yet another (strange) year full of cooking and baking for me as a food blogger! And I can tell you, I have had a real blast.
10 New Years Eve Appetizers Ideas
I am currently visiting family and friends in Belgium for the Christmas holidays and I am going crazy again after seeing all that glorious Belgian food everywhere. It also gives me a break from my Spanish cooking!
So stay put because I have some awesome Belgian recipes coming up…
Anyway, where was I?
OK, end of the year again.
And with all of that also comes the need to start prepping my New years eve appetizers because now that Christmas is over we all got just a couple of days to start looking for appetizer recipes!
Fellow Food Bloggers
But then I thought I would do something different this year instead of only coming up with my own ideas. I have seen quite a few very interesting New years eve appetizers recipes lately from other fellow food bloggers.
So why not assemble my top 10 of my favorite appetizer recipes that are worth trying out this year!
Keywords here: easy, fast, make ahead and delicious of course! So let me take you by the hand and show you some super interesting recipe ideas!
New Year’s eve is closing in again… Time really goes so fast! It is time to start brainstorming about a couple of New years eve appetizers for this year!
Ready, here we go!
10 Best New Years Eve Appetizers Ideas
1) Smoked Salmon, Greek Yogurt and Cream Cheese Pitas (Little Cooking Tips)
I love smoked salmon.
How about you?
And that is why this fantastic smoked salmon appetizer by my fellow food bloggers and Greek foodie friends Mirella and Panos over at Little Cooking Tips is really making me salivate! You might be familiar with the classic version of this appetizer made with traditional Russian blinis (tiny pancakes), sour cream and smoked salmon.
Sometimes a little dollop of caviar is also added.
But here is the cool part, instead of using blinis as a base for this appetizer, they used grilled Greek pita bread. A great festive delicacy. I really like the look of these appetizers, perfect for my New years eve appetizers roundup!
2) Buffalo Chicken Dip Cups (Southern Bite)
How cute look these chicken dip cups!
Credits for these next New Years eve appetizers go to Stacey, who is the blogger behind Southern Bite, Supper Made Simple. And I will let him describe these bites for you!
Here is what Stacey says about his recipe: “Crispy wonton wrappers are filled with creamy and delicious buffalo chicken dip, sprinkled with tangy crumbled blue cheese, and topped with finely chopped celery and green onion.”
Well that sure sounds amazing to me.
Thanks Stacey for the inspiration!
3) Bacon and Chives Cheese Balls (Diethood)
Cream cheese, bacon, pretzel sticks and chives.
What’s not to love about this next appetizer! I have some serious cheese lovers in my family, and I bet that this tray of New years eve appetizers cheese balls by Diethood would be emptied in just a matter of minutes.
This is what Katerina says about these cheesy treats: “Easy, cheesy and bacony bite-size appetizer ideal for your Holiday parties or even game days!”
Indeed another Super Bowl appetizer idea as well!
4) Antipasto Skewers (Baker By Nature)
You can assemble them just the way you like them! I really liked the idea of adding some cooked tortellini as well. And if you like you can keep them purely vegetarian. Awesome New years eve appetizers to make ahead.
Ashley says: “Antipasto skewers are the easiest appetizer EVER. Loaded with flavor and so easy to make, these are perfect for bridal showers, parties, and more! Double or triple to serve a crowd!”
I totally agree.
Needless to say that these skewers look absolutely stunning.
5) Zucchini Pizza Bites (The Comfort Kitchen)
I like the idea of using zucchini slices for these mini pizza bites.
No need to use dough. Plus I do have a feeling that these New years eve appetizers are actually gluten free as well if I am not mistaken! Look at that gooey cheese on top of these bites.
There is definitely time to assemble them in advance and just pop them in a hot oven if your guests have arrived.
Georgia behind The Comfort Kitchen says: “It is impossible to stop at one of these gooey zucchini pizza bites with molten mozzarella and mini pepperoni! They are a healthy, low carb option for party snacking and weeknight meals!”
You just can’t go wrong with this one.
6) Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Wraps (Eat Well 101)
I think we need a couple of lighter New years eve appetizers recipes to back up the all that melted cheese and pasta skewers.
So yes I would love to see this bite on my table: just look how simple but yet so fantastic this next bite is! Lettuce wraps filled with cooked prawns and a spicy ketchup and mayo dressing by Eat Well 101.
Here is what the people behind this food blog say about these wraps: “These shrimp cocktail lettuce wraps are a delicious treat for dinner or game-day snacking. Dress the shrimp with a spicy cocktail sauce and fresh chives. Then serve them in lettuce cups to make a delicious finger-friendly appetizer.”
I am all in.
7) Creamy Tomato Soup Shooters with Grilled Cheese Sticks (How Sweet Eats)
And how about this homemade tomato soup and cheese sandwiches.
Can it get any easier. I do think that this soup tastes at its best if you serve it warm. But that does not make it impossible to serve on your New Years eve appetizer party.
You can definitely make this soup a day in advance and even assemble the cheese sticks. After that it is just a matter of warming the soup through again and grill the sandwiches. Everyone loves a good homemade tomato soup in the winter, right!
I found this absolutely great recipe from Jessica. And she runs a food blog by the name of How Sweet Eats.
Thank you, Jessica!
8) Ham and Cheese Crescents Appetizers (June d’Arville)
Allow me to squeeze in one of my personal New years eve appetizers!
These ham and cheese crescents are again easy to assemble some times in advance. Definitely a great job to do with kids! I created these little puff pastry bites a couple of months ago out of some leftovers I have to admit.
But since publishing this recipe, these little crunchy cheesy bites instantly became my most popular appetizer recipe on my website! Dipping sauce? Just a simple squeeze of homemade ketchup and you are all set.
My mini ham and cheese crescents: a great Christmas bite or New Years Eve appetizers! Very easy to make and ready in 30 minutes!
9) Hot Corn and Bacon Beer Cheese Dip (The Cookie Rookie)
No party without a proper dip, right!
And if I am honest, I like my dips extra cheesy, chunky and preferably with beer and bacon if possible! So that is also why I wanted to talk to you about this fabulous dip recipe with corn, bacon and beer by Becky over at The Cookie Rookie.
Becky says: “This hot corn and bacon beer cheese dip is the perfect easy appetizer for entertaining. A quick dip recipe for any party of tailgating!”
Look how savory it is! Just what I like. Add to this a bowlful of nacho crisps and an ice cold beer. I want happy faces and bellies on New Years eve and this dip will certainly deliver.
10) Easy Chocolate Mousse (Cookies and Cups)
Once that countdown is long gone, I don’t like to send my guests home like that.
I like to serve a good cup of coffee, hot chocolate or tea before the party is over. And with that comes a last bite, but a sweet one this time! Nothing better than chocolate of course!
I would consider a chocolate fountain with fresh fruits or chocolate cupcakes, even a simple slice of chocolate cake with whipped cream, custard or ice cream. One of my favorite make ahead chocolate desserts still is a good old classic chocolate mousse.
Check out the chocolate mousse that Shelly over at Cookie and Cups makes! Nobody ever said no thanks to chocolate mousse!
She says: “This Easy Chocolate Mousse recipe is equally delicious and versatile. Eat it on its own, or layer it in a trifle or cake… It is a creamy no bake mousse that you will love!”
I love it.
How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve?
With a bunch of New years eve appetizers of course!
New Year’s eve is closing in fast again…
Gosh, time really goes so fast!
Are planning on cooking a full dinner? Or do you feel more like serving a ‘walking dinner’ (a fancy word for an appetizer party with hot and or cold little bites) to let your guests serve themselves the whole evening until countdown?
I am going for the latter.
Appetizer Countdown Party
I like this kind of celebration because a lot can be made and prepared in advance.
Sure I like to make some hot New years eve appetizers in between. That sparks the appetite even more. Time to show off some of your cooking and baking skills!
So what should definitely be part of this confetti loaded munch party?
I recommend for cold appetizers a couple of dipping sauces (a great opportunity to include a vegetarian option) with nachos or naan bread, deviled eggs, cold appetizer soups, raw or marinated vegetables, cheese, bread sticks, charcuterie…
Hot & Cold Appetizers
If you are planning on serving hot New years eve appetizers, then you can go in and out the kitchen throughout the night without missing out on too much of the fun.
Hot appetizers can also be (partially) prepped you know.
And therefore I am thinking of bites such as stuffed mushrooms, hot dipping sauces, baked cheese, homemade pizza, focaccia, quiche, pastry bites and popcorn.
Sure you can make these things in advance and serve them in the beginning. Just make sure that your New years eve appetizers don’t go soft and loose their flavor and crunch if they are sitting in the fridge or pantry for too long…
New Years Eve Appetizers Ideas for more inspiration…
Do you think that you will not have the time to do all of this?
Well I am sure that there are more than a couple of eager hands to help you out on this one!
Here is just another handful of my personal New years eve appetizers recipes that are also perfect for any type of celebration.
Or just go straight to my appetizer recipes chapter for more inspiration and recipe ideas!
So then what are you waiting for, people?
Are you ready for this year’s Silvester’s eve?
Whatever you do, enjoy it!
New Year’s eve is closing in again… Time really goes so fast! Time to start brainstorming about a couple of New years eve appetizers for this year!