Holiday Appetizers to Get the Party Started

holiday appetizers

Every year it's the same ole bake and bring your go-to, safe bet appetizer to the holiday party or Thanksgiving dinner. NOT THIS YEAR! This year we here at Key Ingredient want to encourage and help you step up your holiday potluck game just a notch...or a nibble! Here are some original, unique, and ever so interestingly tasty recipes to spark your foodie imagination. Cheers! 

Sweet Potato WontonsEveryone loves a little dumpling to snack on! Shelby at is crafting these sweet, spicy, crunchy morsels of deliciousness for the holidays and you can too! These Sweet Potato Wontons are easy to make, guilt free, and a festive way to use a classic Thanksgiving ingredient!

holiday appetizers to get the party startedMerry cherry meatballs! The flavor combos in these Crock Pot Cherry Jalapeno Meatballs are sure to get your holiday party started instantly! Arlene at really knows what the people crave. Everyone at your next holiday party will be crazy over these slow cooked spicy and savory balls of meaty delight!     



Incredible Cheese Crisps

The name says it all...these Incredible Cheese Crisps are a tasty bite size snack that won't fill up your party guests before the main courses! This recipe made by Robin at only requires a handful of easy ingredients and 15 min to make! It really doesn't get better than that; everyone knows how busy the holidays can get so why not give yourself a break and cook these crisps!

holiday appetizers to get the party startedThe only thing better than a juicy bite of meat is meat that's wrapped in more meat...double the meat, double the fun! These Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies are full-flavored with a kick of cayenne to light up your tastebuds this holiday season. Amanda at created something simply amazing with these classic holiday party ingredients. Skip the crescent rolls and bring on the bacon! You might want to make a double batch, your friends and family will be salivating over these little smokies!




holiday appetizers to get the party startedThere's a bang in every bite of these Caramelized Onion Bacon Cheesecake Bites! These appetizers are the cream (cheese) of the crop! Each bite is like a little slice of cheesy, bacon-y heaven. Arlene at has concocted these tangy mouthfuls that make an impeccable appetizer for your family get together this holiday season. Not only are they ever so yummy, they look great on a plate too!

holiday appetizers to get the party startedEvery holiday dish doesn't have to involve cheese or bacon. Pesto Holiday Crackers are made for edible enjoyment without all the extra stuff that fills you up before you even get to the turkey! Shelby from made these festive foodie snacks with only two ingredients! Serve them with hummus or your favorite dip or just eat them by themselves...they are so scrumptious it won't matter! These crackers are light on the tummy so you don't fill up before the big feast...snack away! 






holiday appetizers to get the party started

You'll blow all your guests away with these Bacon Bombs that Jamie at is crafting up. Biscuits full of cheese and bacon that you can dip into marinara or whatever fancies you! These could make a good side dish or a hearty appetizer to take your holiday party to the next level. These bombs are well THA BOMB! Be ready to share this recipe because everyone will be asking for it...happy happy holidays! uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're ok with this. You can change which cookies are set at any time and find out more about them by following this link.

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