New Year’s Eve Appetizers

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Happy (almost) New Year! How many of you are going to or hosting parties this weekend? Whether you are hosting, bringing something to share or staying snuggled up at home with the family, here are some of my very favorite appetizers EVER. They are all pretty simple to throw together. Enjoy, friends! 🙂

New Years Eve Appetizers
pretzel dogs on a cooling wrack with ketchup and mustard

Pretzel Dogs

Frozen rolls and hot dogs turn into fun and easy Pretzel Dogs! Serve with your favorite cheese dip and you have a winning New Year’s Eve appetizer.

cranberry salsa in a bowl with chips on the side

Holiday Cranberry Salsa

Holiday Cranberry Salsa is a whole mix of wonderful things! Sweet, but a little spicy. Juicy and salty with a little crunch. And super festive for ringing in the New Year!

peppers filled with cream cheese and seasoning on a plate

Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

Everything Bagel Stuffed Peppers have only 3-ingredients that come together in no time. These cream cheese stuffed mini peppers are great as a make-ahead, low carb, keto diet friendly snack or even a crowd-pleasing appetizer. 

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

This Sweet and Sour Meatballs recipe is so simple to make and is the perfect appetizer for New Year’s Eve. The odds are you have all the ingredients already on hand! Bonus! The longer they cook, the better they are!

Mediterranean Greek Yogurt Dip

Mediterranean Dip

This Mediterranean Dip is filled with fresh and creamy flavors and is quite healthy too! Serve to your New Year’s Eve guests with pita chips and/or veggies.

sausage balls on platter with dipping sauces

Sausage Balls

These Sausage Balls are a real crowd pleaser, whether you serve them for breakfast, brunch, or a holiday appetizer. Based on a classic Bisquick recipe, I’ve swapped out the regular biscuit mix for Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix

Smoked Chicken Wings on Platter

Smoked Chicken Wings

These low and slow Smoked Chicken Wings are far superior to those heavily breaded deep fried wings you get in a restaurant and perfect for your New Year’s spread.

lasagna dip

Lasagna Dip

If there is food in heaven, then I’m pretty sure this Lasagna Dip would be front and center in the buffet line. What a way to end the year with this flavor explosion!

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is creamy, tangy, zingy, spicy, salty, addictive. Basically, world peace in an appetizer. Enjoy with friends or alone this New Year’s Eve!

Deviled Eggs Recipe with Ham and Cheese

Ham & Cheese Deviled Eggs

This Deviled Eggs Recipe is crunchy, creamy, melty, warm, cold, satisfying AND delicious. Made with ham and topped with melted cheese.

spinach artichoke dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip is the best appetizer! It’s creamy, cheesy and has the perfect blend of flavors. It’s easy to make, popular and is always the first thing eaten. Enjoy it with tortilla chips or veggies. 



This Stromboli loaded with salami, ham, mozzarella, and parmesan rolled up in pizza dough will be the STAR of your New Year’s Eve party!

hand dipping cracker into salmon dip

Salmon Dip

Try this Salmon Dip recipe made with only three main ingredients in 10 minutes or less! This is certainly a crowd pleaser.

Chicken Drumsticks

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks

Sticky Chicken Drumsticks are gorgeously delicious. They belong in the chicken drumstick recipes hall of fame because they are THAT good!

enchilada stuffed mushrooms

Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms

These Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms are low carb, cheesy bites of enchilada heaven! Ready to eat and enjoy in about 30 minutes.

Thai chicken bites

Thai Chicken Bites

These Thai Chicken Bites are everything you want in a Thai Chicken recipe! Crispy, salty, sweet nuggets of pure joy and the recipe is pretty simple to make too! Perfect party appetizer!

Hummus in a bowl with dipping options around it

Classic Hummus

This Homemade Hummus is a million times better than store bought. Delicious served with pita bread, crackers, or veggies for your New Year’s festivities.

holding a pizza roll that was dipped in marinara sauce

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Four ingredients and a hot oven are all you need to make cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Rolls! Delicious for your next party!

BBQ Chicken Wings

Crockpot Chicken Wings

These Crockpot Chicken Wings are the easiest appetizer of all time. You only need chicken wings and some BBQ sauce and your New Year’s Eve guests will never know.

dipping tortilla chip into salsa

Homemade Salsa Recipe

This easy Salsa Recipe is so fresh and easy to make! It’s a restaurant-style salsa made in a blender or food processor in about ten minutes. 

BBQ Chicken Nachos

BBQ Chicken Nachos

Say hello to cheesy, sweet, and spicy goodness with BBQ Chicken Nachos recipe! Perfect for a New Year party or just because!

Baked Brie

Baked Brie with Brown Sugar Hazelnuts

This Baked Brie recipe is pure heaven! The brown sugar hazelnuts add a sweet and crunchy element to the creamy melted cheese.

Mexican Street Corn Guacamole

Mexican Street Corn Guacamole

All the flavors you know and love from Mexican Street Corn stirred into creamy Street Corn Guacamole! An easy and show-stopping appetizer.

Buffalo Chicken Dip in a white casserole dish

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is creamy, spicy, and perfect for an easy party appetizer! This is one of my favorite dip recipes I’ve developed. Pair with chips, veggies, and/or crackers.

Bruschetta recipe 3

Simple Bruschetta Recipe

Bruschetta is an easy, Italian appetizer that always goes over well. Toasted bread, rubbed with garlic and topped with diced garden tomatoes, fresh basil, and a hint of balsamic vinegar.

candied-pecans-in bowl

Candied Pecans

This classic Candied Pecans recipe is a great addition to your Holiday festivities. Great as a crunchy snack, on salads, as part of a charcuterie board or as a homemade gift. Made with cinnamon sugar and a few other warm spices, this EASY and simple recipe is sure to be a hit!

Puff Pastry Pesto Wreath

Puff Pastry Pesto Wreath

A Puff Pastry Pesto Wreath is the perfect holiday appetizer. Festive, delicious, so easy and only takes about 10 minutes to make!

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Beef Enchilada Dip

Beef Enchilada Dip is the perfect appetizer for New Year’s Eve, or any occasion! You only need 3 ingredients and 10 minutes to make a dip everyone will love. 

pepperoni ranch chip dip

Pepperoni Ranch Dip

Pepperoni Ranch Chip Dip is the perfect cheese-inspired appetizer for Super Bowl. It’s a hot, bubbly, pepperoni-ranch party in your mouth and it tastes amazing!

candied almonds on a baking sheet

Cinnamon Candied Almonds

Sweet and spicy Cinnamon Candied Almonds will make your holidays merry and bright! Crunchy, toasty, and divine they are delicious on their own or as part of your charcuterie board.

honey bbq cheesy chicken bites on a plate

Honey BBQ Chicken Bites

These easy and fast Honey BBQ Chicken Bites are the perfect appetizer that you can have these ready to eat in about 20 minutes!

I hope 2022 was good to you and praying 2023 is even better!

Happy New Year!

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10 Responses
  1. Deb

    I was looking at an old GH magazine. “Beat the scramble with Parmesan, bacon, and egg cups. Bake in a muffin tin…” But I can’t find the recipe here. It was for a shower brunch.

  2. TiAnn | Bliss From Scratch

    I live for appetizers! I must confess that I love your blog, it definitely one of my very favorite food blogs in the entire blog-universe. Your unique writer’s voice and phenomenal photos inspire me.

  3. Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs

    Mmmm, Lauren all of these look delicious! Perfect to ring in the new year. Hope you had a great celebration!

  4. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

    We didn’t do a thing for New Years (but pack and watch Back to the Future after the 3 year old went to bed). 🙂 BUT, I am bookmarking many of these for NFL playoff season! Happy new year, Lauren!

  5. Jolene (

    I am definitely an appetizer girl … I’d rather nibble on appetizers than eat a full meal. Happy New Year to you, and all the best in 2013!

  6. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    I’m so with you – kids have turned me into an old lady. They’re sucking the energy out of me lol. Love this list! I was actually eyeing your mushrooms earlier today. Have a happy new year!