60 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 60 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.

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

This Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is savory and cheesy, filled with a delicious sausage, panko and herb mixture with two kinds of cheese.

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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!

deviled eggs

Deviled Eggs

The basic deviled egg recipe comes down to perfectly cooking hard-boiled eggs and then making a creamy filling that pairs well with that egg flavor. 

peppers filled with cream cheese and seasoning on a plate

Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

These cream cheese stuffed mini peppers are great as a make-ahead, low carb crowd-pleasing appetizer. 

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Hot Onion Dip

My Hot Onion Dip Recipe is the easiest appetizer with only 3-ingredients! Sweet Vidalia onions, Swiss cheese, and mayo are baked until hot and bubbly.

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!

Guacamole with chips


Everyone loves Guacamole. This easy recipe is perfect for a last minute Thanksgiving appetizer, and is always a winner. This is a classic recipe made with avocados and lime juice and add in any extras you like!

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.

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Pigs in a Blanket

A classic appetizer for kids and adults alike, Pigs in a Blanket will be the first thing you run out of at your next party. These mini cocktail sausages are rolled in buttery crescent roll dough and baked to golden perfection!

sausage balls on platter with dipping sauces

Sausage Balls

These Cheddar Bay 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

goat cheese truffles on a serving dish

Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Balls

Creamy, crunchy, savory and slightly sweet, these fresh goat cheese truffles are sure to please your party guests. They’re one of my favorite things to add to a holiday menu.

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.

Nutella Deviled Strawberries on a white plate

Nutella Deviled Strawberries

These Nutella Deviled Strawberries are a fast, three-ingredient dessert or treat, perfect for any party or afternoon pick-me-up.

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!

Lemon & Garlic Herb Cream Cheese

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

When you want to dress up your bagel, crackers, or sandwich, try this super easy and flavorful Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese Spread!

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!

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Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon is a popular take-out appetizer that are just as easy to make at home and taste even better! Add this to your next party menu!

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.

Bacon Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed BBQ Chicken Bites

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Chicken topped with blue cheese, wrapped all up with bacon and smothered with BBQ sauce. These will fly off your party platter!

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. 

Cajun Sweet Potato Tots

Cajun Sweet Potato Tots with Creamy Dip

Frozen sweet potato tots, tossed in cajun seasoning, is a crisp and tasty appetizer that pair deliciously with creamy cinnamon dip.



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!

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Fried Zucchini

Dredged in egg and a simple garlic and flour mixture, these are fried to crispy golden perfection. Then add a little grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on top!

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Salmon Dip

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

Chorizo Manchego Pinwheels

Spanish Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Spanish Puff Pastry Pinwheels are an easy and delicious appetizer, filled with lots of Spanish chorizo and manchego cheese.

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!

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Loaded Smashed Potatoes are such a simple upgrade that makes all the difference with lots of easy ingredients that taste amazing together.

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.

warm collard cheddar bacon dip

Warm Collard Bacon Cheddar Dip

Creamy, bacony and cheesy all at once, the perfect appetizer! Served with slices of warm French bread, butter crackers or vegetables this is delicious!

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!

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

For dinner or an appetizer, these Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are a winner! Perfect for New Years’ Eve!

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.

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Parmesan Pretzel Bites

All of the flavor, and none of the hassle – that’s what you get with these easy Parmesan Pretzel Bites!

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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

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

Corn Dogs

Mini Corn Dog

If you have kids at your party this is the perfect family friendly appetizer! Easy and delicious!

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.


Parmesan Basil Homemade Crackers

Easy Parmesan Basil Homemade Crackers are perfect for a snack! With this recipe, you’ll never make plain homemade cheese crackers again.

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. 

Cowboy Caviar

This Cowboy Caviar Recipe is a Tex-Mex inspired dip that has been around for years! Enjoy on its own, with chips or spooned onto tacos! It’s the ultimate crowd-pleasing appetizer!

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!

Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip

Creamy Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Dip is perfect with pretzels or graham crackers! It’s like cheesecake, cherries, and chocolate had a baby and it’s divine!

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.

blue cheese mushrooms

Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms

Super simple but so delicious! These are such a great appetizer for mushroom loving guests!

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.

cheese board

Cheese Board

‘Tis the season for easy appetizers, and Cheese Boards are certainly at the top of my list! Everyone loves a cheese board!

Buffalo Chicken Dip in a white casserole dish

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip is creamy, spicy, and perfect for an easy party appetizer! Pair with chips, veggies, and/or crackers.

tostada bites


This Tostada recipe is a cute Mexican appetizer perfect for any party! Super simple and easy to make, this recipe is a keeper!

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Simple Bruschetta Recipe

Toasted bread, rubbed with garlic and topped with diced garden tomatoes, fresh basil, and a hint of balsamic vinegar.

Roasted Red Pepper Whipped Feta

Whipped Feta and Red Pepper Dip

Tangy, creamy Whipped Feta and Red Pepper Dip has only a few ingredients and is super quick to make. Enjoy with toast or crackers!

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Candied Pecans

This classic Candied Pecans recipe is a great addition to your Holiday festivities. Made with cinnamon sugar and a few other warm spices, this EASY and simple recipe is sure to be a hit!



This Baked Taquitos Recipe is the perfect Mexican spin for using all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Or feel free to use chicken!

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!

BBQ Pulled Pork Frito Bites

Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Frito Bites

Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Frito Bites are crunchy, tangy, sweet-with-a-little-heat, pork-tastic Frito bites! Carolina sauce never paired so well with pulled pork.

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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. 

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Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes are a super simple recipe that requires 5 ingredients plus some oil for frying.  You can make them into mini pancakes and serve with a variety of dips and toppings!

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!

Goat Cheese Truffles

These tasty Caramelized Onion Goat Cheese Truffles are a perfect appetizer served alongside vegetables and crackers.

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Cinnamon Candied Almonds

Crunchy, toasty, and divine they are delicious on their own or as part of your charcuterie board.

apple dippers bar

Apple Dippers Bar

A sweet and customizable appetizer for your guests, perfect for when they need a little something sweet!

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 2023 was good to you and hoping 2024 is even better! Happy New Year!

If you make these recipes, I would really appreciate it if you would give them a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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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 (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    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!