Watch Cooking Channel

Quick and Easy Holiday Appetizers

Easy Appetizer Recipes for Christmas and New Year's

Mario's Crostini Misti

Holiday season is, for all intents and purposes, party season. Cocktail parties, dinner parties, black-tie affairs and galas, casual get-togethers, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa gatherings — all of these events can tax even the most imaginative of hosts and hostesses. Can’t come up with any new nibbles for friends and family to nosh on? Have no fear! Cooking Channel has you covered with new ideas for tasty appetizers. Here are five deliciously easy last-minute options.

Giada's Pecorino Crackers

Giada’s Pecorino Crackers are flaky and cheesy, and incredibly easy to make — mix the ingredients together and bake for 15 minutes! A little cayenne adds a special kick.

Mario prepares a colorful array of crostini (pictured above), perfect for parties thanks to their endlessly variable toppings and basic components. These are topped with a red onion and pepper combo, a cabbage and prosciutto mix, leeks tossed with mint, a garlic white bean mash and sautéed mushrooms with sage.

David Rocco's Arancini

Rice balls are always a hit –  if you downsize these from David Rocco and they make great hors d’oeuvres. Even better, you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen – risotto or rice, mozzarella, and a little olive oil, egg, and bread crumbs and you’re ready to go!

Giada's Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip

This refreshing dip from Giada is a blend of garlic, spinach and cannelloni beans pureed to a creamy consistency. A little fresh lemon juice and balsamic vinegar brighten it up and make it an exciting change from more average spreads.

Michael's Serrano Ham and Manchego Cheese Plate

This plate is about as simple as it gets – a pretty display of thinly sliced salty Serrano ham and earthy manchego cheese, drizzled with olive oil and finished off with freshly ground black pepper – but it just goes to show that simple ingredients done right never let you down.

Easy Holiday Appetizers Recipes for Christmas

For even more appetizer choices, check out our Holiday Appetizer photo gallery!

Comments (681)

  1. asdm beverly hills coupon code posted 2 weeks ago

    Title…

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are a few of the top offered [...]…

  2. Title…

    [...]we prefer to honor numerous other online web-sites around the web, even when they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[...]…

  3. Maurices Coupon Code posted 2 weeks ago

    Title…

    [...]Here are a few of the web sites we advise for our visitors[...]…

  4. Chapter 7 West Palm Beach posted 2 weeks ago

    Foreclosure Attorney West Palm Beach…

    Thank you for producing my private students have access to your site post….

  5. striped bass charters posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web page which you may possibly get pleasure from. Take a look for those who want[...]…

  6. boston web design posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Title…

    [...]Every as soon as inside a while we select blogs that we read. Listed below would be the most current web pages that we opt for [...]…

  7. employee reviews posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Title…

    [...]please pay a visit to the web pages we stick to, like this one particular, as it represents our picks through the web[...]…

  8. Interlink Express Bonus posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Title…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to web sites that we link to because we think they’re really worth visiting[...]…

  9. how to make a website wordpress posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are various totally not related web pages to ours, on the other hand, they may be certainly worth going over[...]…

  10. vapor cigarette review posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or take a look at the content material or web sites we have linked to beneath the[...]…

  11. qua tang posted 1 week, 5 days ago

    qua tang…

    [...]always a significant fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but do not get a great deal of link like from[...]…

  12. best drug rehab posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Title…

    [...]The information and facts mentioned in the write-up are a few of the very best accessible [...]…

  13. types of tea posted 1 week, 3 days ago

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll discover the link to some sites that we think it is best to visit[...]…

  14. Make money on ebay posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Title…

    [...]please pay a visit to the web sites we follow, including this 1, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  15. Title…

    [...]The facts mentioned inside the report are some of the ideal readily available [...]…

  16. http://www.krispykremecoupons.blogspot.com posted 6 days, 6 hours ago

    ….

    ….

  17. secret millionaires club posted 5 days, 14 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]Here is an excellent Weblog You may Obtain Exciting that we Encourage You[...]…

  18. dr oz garcinia cambogia diet pills posted 5 days, 13 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated information, nevertheless genuinely really worth taking a appear, whoa did a single learn about Mid East has got more problerms at the same time [...]…

  19. eviction notice template posted 5 days, 12 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]The info talked about inside the write-up are a number of the ideal out there [...]…

  20. xxx videos posted 5 days, 12 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or stop by the content material or web sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  21. halo e cig review posted 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]we prefer to honor a lot of other world-wide-web web pages around the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Below are some webpages really worth checking out[...]…

  22. Mobi 911 Leads Review posted 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]Here are some of the web-sites we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  23. muscle x supplement posted 5 days, 5 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some web pages that we assume you should visit[...]…

  24. scott sohr lawsuit posted 4 days, 8 hours ago

    scott sohr lawsuit…

    [...]The facts mentioned inside the post are a number of the very best obtainable [...]…

  25. wayfair coupon code posted 2 days, 15 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]always a massive fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but don’t get a whole lot of link appreciate from[...]…

  26. Hangout Doctrine posted 2 days, 14 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]that could be the finish of this write-up. Right here you will obtain some sites that we feel you’ll enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[...]…

  27. chocolate posted 1 day, 20 hours ago

    chocolate…

    [...]Here is a superb Weblog You may Uncover Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]…

  28. Sports Authority Coupons posted 1 day, 14 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are many absolutely not related web pages to ours, nonetheless, they may be surely really worth going over[...]…

  29. Minneapolis tax service posted 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Minneapolis tax service…

    [...]Here are a few of the web pages we recommend for our visitors[...]…

  30. click HERE posted 1 day, 4 hours ago

    The Slave of the Husband…

    Trying to find ahead to learning more from you afterward!……

  31. garcinia cambogia posted 8 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Title…

    [...]please visit the web pages we adhere to, like this a single, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c