17 Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

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 dip 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.

When you have time to focus on other things, you'll be able to throw the best party ever! These recipes will make sure that is possible. With most of these, the hardest step is just mixing the ingredients together. There are lots of shortcuts that will make the time go faster but won't take away any flavor from them.

You can even make and take one of these tasty appetizers to a potluck or a neighbor's house this holiday season. However you decide to make use of these recipes, you'll be sure to love every moment of the making and eating! Everyone will be sure to love the work you put into these, and they don't need to know it wasn't all that much work at all!

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Easy Dips and Chips

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. Plus, we've included two types of chips that will be perfect for dipping.

Aunt Holly's 3 Ingredient Party Dip

You won't be able to find a dip easier than this one!

Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

Throw the ingredients into a slow cooker and end up with a tasty dip that won't last five minutes at the party!

Turnip Green Dip

I know this sounds unexpected, but you'll definitely love this dip!

Creamy Sausage Dip

Meaty and creamy, this dip is sure to be a hit at any holiday get-together or game day celebration.

Louisiana Shrimp Dip

Add a fancy element to your spread with a dip that uses your favorite seafood.

Cheese Pinwheels with Mayhaw Jelly

These are as gorgeous as they are delicious, which is a perfect combo for your party.

Cheddar Spritz Crackers

Cheesy and crunchy crackers are a perfect addition to any spread.

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. Whether it's the classic pimento cheese dip or a bolder jalapeno version, this is sure to be a great bunch of recipes you'll love to make and serve.

Cream Cheese and Pimiento Stuffed Celery

This is an unexpected snack that would look just as good on a party table as it would as part of game day celebration.

Jalapeno Pimento Cups

Perfectly contained edible cups with a spicy filling, these are sure to bring joy whenever you make them.

Creamy Pimento Cheese Dip

Nothing is more classic than pimento cheese dip, and this one is just as special.

Pimento Cheddar Crisps

These are so good they may just disappear before you even set them on the table!

Southern Pimento Cheese Hush Puppies

Innovate two Southern recipes with this super neat idea.

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.

Pancetta and Green Onion Deviled Eggs

The addition of pancetta and green onion makes these deviled eggs a lot fancier than your typical Sunday classics!

Sweet Pickle Deviled Eggs

Pickles add a tart element to these deviled eggs, which is so good!

How to Make Deviled Eggs with Cheese

The somewhat unexpected addition of cheese to these eggs makes them even more savory.

Mom's Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

If you'd like a traditional deviled egg recipe, this is just for you!

Sweet and Sour Deviled Eggs

Another unexpected twist on a classic can be found with this awesome recipe!

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