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 for a black-tie holiday party, a dessert buffet or kissing strangers under the mistletoe. COVID-19 safety guidelines suggest we all 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.

Let’s take advantage of 2020 and make these cozy, homey appetizers for the holidays. Check out our favorite recipes below.

1
Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Foodie Crush
2
Sticky Asian Chicken Wings
Damn Delicious
3
Ham and Swiss Sliders
Damn Delicious
4
Marinated Christmas Cheese
How Sweet Eats
5
Everything Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Twists
How Sweet Eats
6
Winter Cheese Board
Damn Delicious
7
Baked Brie Puffs with Fruit Preserves and Pistachios
Love & Olive Oil
9
Carne Asada Nachos
Damn Delicious
10
Deviled Crab Dip
How Sweet Eats
11
Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Foodie Crush
12
Mexican 7-Layer Dip
Love & Olive Oil
13
Sweet and Savory Cheesy Bacon Wrapped Puff Pastry Twists
Half Baked Harvest
14
Toasted Sesame Sriracha Deviled Eggs
How Sweet Eats
15
Mini Pastry Wrapped Cranberry Baked Brie Bites
Half Baked Harvest
16
French Onion Dip
Foodie Crush
17
Homemade Cheesy Pizza Rolls
Half Baked Harvest
18
Instant Pot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Damn Delicious