New Year's Eve party coming up? Ditch the tired party platters and predictable punch! Let's get this bash bubbling with 13 creative bites and mains that'll have your guests raving until the clock strikes twelve (and beyond!).
Air Fryer Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Pigs in a Blanket
Air fryer bacon jalapeño cheese pigs in a blanket are perfect if you want an easy appy or finger food. This air fryer appetizer uses Pillsbury pizza dough along with brats, cheese, jalapeños, and more. Pigs in a blanket with bratwurst is the perfect treat on game day or whenever you have friends coming over. Get the recipe.
Smoked Salmon Vol Au Vents
Whipped Cream Cheese, Mustard and Smoked Salmon carefully nested into a puff pastry shell create a decadent and mouthwatering French appetizer, perfect for your next get-together. These Smoked Salmon Vol Au Vents are seriously scrumptious. Get the recipe.
Sloppy Joe Recipe
This super easy sloppy joes recipe requires only 5 ingredients and will be ready in 15 minutes! It’s the perfect weeknight meal for those busy days when you want to whip up something the whole family will love! Get the recipe.
10-Minute Cajun Shrimp
This Cajun shrimp is made with bold Cajun spices, the richness of butter, the tanginess of lemon juice, and a savory hint of garlic. It’s absolutely delicious, and you know the best part? You only need 5 ingredients to make it from scratch in 10 minutes! Get the recipe.
This Turkish Muhammara Dip is made with juicy bell peppers, walnuts and spices. It is so easy to make and is sure to become your favorite appetizer for a crowd. Get the recipe.
Slow Roasted Salmon with Orange And Fennel
This Slow Roasted Salmon with Orange + Fennel is a light and bright dish that is simple to prepare and tastes as good as it looks. Low and slow roasted salmon turns soft and buttery, while the crisp fennel orange salad cuts through the richness. Get the recipe.
30-Minute Polenta Bites
If you need a 30-minute appetizer idea, these Polenta Bites will do the trick. Tubed polenta is fried until crispy and then topped with a tangy Kalamata Olive-Caper spread. Easy and mouthwatering appetizer that everyone will love. Get the recipe.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Seafood lovers, rejoice! If you want to satisfy your craving for a seafood dish our bacon-wrapped scallops recipe will surely please even the most discerning palate. These succulent scallops are marinated before being nestled in smoky bacon and then baked to perfection. Prepare to dazzle your guests with this delicious combination of bacon and seafood’s salty and sweet flavors. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Brownie Cheesecake
This gluten-free chocolate chip brownie cheesecake is a dessert lover’s dream! A rich brownie crust is topped with a silky, cheesecake layer speckled throughout with mini chocolate chips. It's then topped off with more mini chocolate chips and fresh strawberries for a truly out-of-this-world, decadent, and delicious cheesecake! Perfect for the holidays or any special occasion! Get the recipe.
Layers of crispy shortcrust pastry are slathered with apricot jam and covered with sweet almond paste. Dipped in rich dark chocolate and garnished with caramelized cashews. These cookies are a crowd-pleaser and sure to delight your family and friends over the holidays. Get the recipes.
Bruschetta With Pesto And Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Easy Bruschetta with Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes features homemade basil pesto, sautéed zucchini, and delicious sun-dried tomatoes. If you're looking for the best crowd-pleasing appetizer for Christmas or New Year's Eve, you can count on this Basil Pesto Bruschetta to deliver. Easy to make and absolutely delicious! Get the recipe.
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps
These stuffed portobello mushroom caps are loaded with farro, fresh herbs, pistachios, spinach, and cheese. This hearty and delicious dish is the ultimate party appetizer or main course for a vegetarian meal! Get the recipe.
Chicken Tartiflette With Bacon And Brie
Chicken tartiflette is the ultimate French potato bake, taken up a notch. So creamy and insanely delicious, this comforting chicken gratin packs a serious flavor punch. Perfect entree for when that comfort food craving kicks in. Get the recipe.
Iryna Bychkiv is the founder and writer of the culinary website Lavender & Macarons, where she shares clean, European-inspired recipes that are delicious, easy to prepare, and made with wholesome ingredients. Iryna loves creating meals that are simple yet healthy and unique, including vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Iryna is also a freelance writer for MSN and Associated Press Wire.