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Our Favorite New Year's Appetizers - 48 recipes

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By Susan52

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (14 Votes)
Mini Party Quiches 1 Picture
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Servings 12
Preparation time 20
Cooking time 40

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 5 to 7 tablespoons ice-cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Dash ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Monterey Jack cheese or Gruyere cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
  • 5 to 6 pear or cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced, and/or small herb leaves
  • Fresh thyme leaves, optional

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These two-bite Mini Party Quiches have a crisp Parmesan crust and savory custard filling

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Literally everyone loves crab cakes (except those with shellfish allergies!), which is why they're the ultimate par

  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped jarred roasted red bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil, more if needed
4.4/5 (58 Votes)

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Spread the love for your favorite seafood at your next party with crowd-pleasing Smoked Salmon Mousse Canapés

  • 8 ounces hot or cold smoked salmon
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 large English cucumber, cut into 30 (1/3-inch-thick) slices, or 30 small whole grain crackers
  • Garnishes: caviar, chopped fresh chives
4.1/5 (8 Votes)

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These crispy Cabrales Phyllo Rolls have the pungent, rich flavors of blue cheese paired with the crispness of fried...

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus 1/2 cup for brushing and frying
  • 1 medium leek, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 2-ounces Cabrales or other blue cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sweet sherry
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 teaspoon water
  • 8 sheets of phyllo dough, plus more in case of breakage
4.5/5 (4 Votes)

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These easy canapes are perfect for a light snack or appetizer in autumn

  • 24 walnut halves (about 3/4 cup)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 24 thin slices whole-wheat baguette, from 1/2 baguette
  • 8 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, choped, plus whole leaves for garnish
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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It's really easy to make slow cooker cinnamon sugar candied almonds & they're even better than the mall or your fav

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups almonds
  • 1/4 cup water
4.4/5 (70 Votes)

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Ritz crackers get the star treatment in this zesty recipe with the addition of grated Parmesan, Garlic powder, spic...

  • 1 box Ritz Crackers
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
4/5 (93 Votes)

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These Spinach Bacon Cheese Puffs are sure to be a hit at your next gathering, whether it's during the holidays or a...

  • 1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 packed cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 3 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 (8.7-ounce) sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and cut into 9 squares
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
4.6/5 (39 Votes)

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This super simple, quick, and easy recipe is the perfect appetizer for any festive occasion or celebratory party

  • 2 large green plantains
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to garnish
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup peanut oil
4.9/5 (10 Votes)

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These Vietnamese green papaya spring rolls are delightfully refreshing and low in fat and calories which make them ...

  • GREEN PAPAYA SALAD:
  • 1 small green papaya
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, roughly chopped, can use salted or unsalted
  • 1 to 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, cut into long thin strips
  • 1 red chili, minced, plus more to taste
  • 3 green onions cut into ribbons
  • 1/2 cup fresh Vietnamese basil, torn
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoons honey or agave
  • SPRING ROLLS:
  • 12 square rice paper sheets
  • 3 ounces rice vermicelli
  • 1/2 head of green, red, or romaine lettuce, about 12 leaves
  • 1 large carrot julienne or shredded
  • 1/4 cup each Vietnamese basil, mint or coriander
  • 2 to 3 cups Green Papaya Salad
  • SPICY PEANUT SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts, chopped
  • VIETNAMESE FISH SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed, peeled, and minced
  • 1 medium shallot, crushed peeled, and minced
  • 1 Thai chili pepper, seeded, and minced
5/5 (2 Votes)

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Quick and easy to make, these Spinach Artichoke Bites are the perfect appetizer to accompany your next party or cel...

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen spinach, chopped thawed and drained
  • 2 tubes refrigerated crescent rolls
  • mozzarella, shredded to taste
4/5 (85 Votes)

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Quick, healthy, and great tasting, Quinoa Spring rolls are filled with greens and a perfectly prepared dressing of ...

  • SPRING ROLLS:
  • 2 cups red quinoa
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 handfuls of greens or lettuce of your choice
  • 10 rice paper wrappers
  • DRESSING:
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
4.5/5 (37 Votes)

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Garlic Knot Bread Bowl is made in a bundt cake pan, so that after it is baked marinara sauce can be placed in the m...

  • 2 (8-count) tubes Pillsbury Grands biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pizza or marinara sauce
  • 10 to 12 cup bundt pan or tube pan
4.6/5 (25 Votes)

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Imitation crab and cucumbers come together with the hot sauce of your choice to make these creamy and crunchy Crab ...

  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) package imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 2 green onions, sliced
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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Champagne and lobster are the epitome of elegance, and they take the starring role in this crostini appetizer, rich...

  • SAUCE:
  • 3 large vine tomatoes
  • Pinch superfine sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted organic butter, divided
  • 1 cup champagne, sparkling wine or Italian prosecco
  • Tabasco or Crystal hot sauce
  • Salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • CROSTINI:
  • 1/2 cup Hollandaise sauce
  • Whole piece of tail meat from 1-pound lobster
  • 1 small crusty white baguette, sliced
  • Fresh dill leaves, snipped
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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