Easy Holiday Appetizers For A Smaller, More Laid-Back Crowd

Wings, spinach and artichoke dip, nachos, cheese balls and more recipes for a chill celebration at home.

As we all know, this isn’t the year (YET AGAIN) for a black-tie holiday party, a dessert buffet or kissing strangers under the mistletoe. COVID-19 safety guidelines suggest it’s safest to stay at home, and honestly, what could be better than that?

Do you really want to eat another crudité served on an endive leaf? Or balance a glass of wine in one hand and your purse under your armpit while trying to eat shrimp off a skewer? And do you really want to eat unidentified cubes of gelée that’ve been handed to you by a server whose hands may or may not have been washed recently?

Nah, us neither. We want big hunks of white bread dunked in a hot casserole dish of spinach-artichoke dip, and we want sticky plates of wings. We want as much at-home comfort food that we can eat in our pajamas, without judgment, as humanly possible.

Make these cozy, homey appetizers for the holidays this year. Check out our favorite recipes below.

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Foodie Crush
Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
2
Damn Delicious
Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
3
Damn Delicious
Ham and Swiss Sliders
4
How Sweet Eats
Marinated Christmas Cheese
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How Sweet Eats
Everything Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Twists
6
Damn Delicious
Winter Cheese Board
7
Love & Olive Oil
Baked Brie Puffs with Fruit Preserves and Pistachios
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Damn Delicious
Carne Asada Nachos
10
How Sweet Eats
Deviled Crab Dip
11
Foodie Crush
Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
12
Love & Olive Oil
Mexican 7-Layer Dip
13
Half Baked Harvest
Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists
14
How Sweet Eats
Toasted Sesame Sriracha Deviled Eggs
15
Half Baked Harvest
Mini Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie Bites
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Foodie Crush
French Onion Dip
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Half Baked Harvest
Homemade Cheesy Pizza Rolls
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Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
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