17 Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

As the holidays approach, social gatherings loom and it is time to start considering menu options. Whether you are hosting an involved dinner party or a shindig in which hors d'oeurves are the star of the show, these easy holiday appetizer ideas will help you get the party started. This guide for 17 Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas features plenty of Southern classics that are sure to please your guests. The following pimento cheese, deviled egg, and cheese straws recipes are sure to satisfy the hordes of holiday guests that grace your parties this festive season.

Because you want your attention to be focused on your guests and not on party preparations, the following recipes are as simple and easy as possible. The holidays are a time for relaxation and festivity and these easy holiday appetizer ideas will make your life as stress-free as possible. You can even make and take one of these tasty appetizers to a potluck or a neighbor's house this holiday season.

Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

17 Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

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Easy Dip Recipes

These dips will make you swoon! Any one of these fantastic recipes is the perfect thing to serve at your next party. No one will be able to have just one scoop, so it might be a good idea to serve a trio of dips so your guests have plenty of options.

Aunt Holly's 3 Ingredient Party Dip



Every great meal needs fantastic appetizers and desserts as bookends. Now that you've got some appetizer recipes to try out, check out our free and downloadable eCookbook: Heavenly Southern Desserts: 9 Easy Cake Recipes.


Cheese Straw Recipes

Cheese straws are a staple on any Southern appetizer tray. If you are looking for easy holiday appetizers, there is no way you can go wrong with any of these simple homemade cracker recipes. Even if you are not having a party, make a batch of cheese straws to have on hand for snacking.

Cheddar Spritz Crackers


Pimento Cheese Recipes

There is nothing more Southern than a creamy batch of pimento cheese, and these distinctive recipes are sure to satisfy even the hungriest party guests.

Jalapeno Pimento Cups


Easy Deviled Egg Recipes

A homemade batch of deviled eggs never misses the mark. Deviled eggs are the epitome of easy holiday appetizers. This collection of easy recipes runs the gamut from classic Southern deviled eggs to deviled eggs with an unexpected twist.

How to Make Deviled Eggs with Cheese



We just can't get enough deviled egg recipes! Check out this collection: How to Make Deviled Eggs: 7 Easy Recipes.



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