Ideas for New Year’s Eve appetizers
A round-up of New Year’s Eve appetizers.
I’ve said before and I’ll say it again. I love hors d’oeuvres. In my opinion, there’s no better way to entertain, be it for a casual girls’ night in, an elegant cocktail event, or a poker game, than with a selection of tasty hors d’oeuvres. One of my favorite events to host with an all hors d’oeuvres menu is New Year’s Eve. We keep things casual around here; pajamas, champagne, and an all munchies menu. With that in mind, I thought it wise to take a look back at some previously posted hors d’oeuvres and appetizer ideas which work perfectly for a New Year’s bash!Skip to next paragraph
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Amy Deline is a stay at home mom to three little boys. She’s a former early childhood educator with a lifelong passion for home-cooking. Amy is the author and photographer behind The Gourmand Mom, a blog which celebrates food through simple and perfectly seasonal recipes, fit for a gourmet feast among friends or a relaxed family dinner.
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Click on the titles for links to recipes and more info on each idea:
Petite Toasts with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche – Cold smoked salmon with a dollop of crème fraiche. Check near your grocery store’s cheese section for crème fraiche, which is similar to sour cream, only thicker and less sour. If your store doesn’t carry crème fraiche, you can substitute with a bit of sour cream or cream cheese blended with fresh dill.
Feta Cheese Mousse with Summer Fruits – Watermelon and fresh figs will be more difficult to find at this time of year. Substitute with any fresh or dried fruits. Goat cheese would also work well in this recipe and pair deliciously with fruit.
Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip – This one’s a crowd pleaser! Not too pretty to look at, but super tasty. Pair with tortilla chips, fresh celery, or chunks of doughy bread. It can be made ahead, refrigerated, and baked before serving.
Olive Tapenade Three Ways – Three variations on a simple and delicious olive tapenade. My favorite is the sun-dried tomato tapenade. Serve with crackers or slices of baguette.
Asian Style Turkey Meatballs with Hoisin Peanut Sauce – An interesting twist on cocktail meatballs. Prepare ahead of time and reheat before serving. About 15-18 minutes in a 350 degrees oven should do the trick!
Tomatoes, Mozzarella, and Basil Pesto – A classic favorite! Serve with slices of baguette and let your guests construct their own little hors d’oeuvres.
Baked Brie – Fill with apricot preserves or your favorite type of jam. Fresh whole-berry cranberry sauce works well too!
Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms – Omit the bacon for a vegetarian alternative.
Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce – New Year’s Eve feels like the perfect night for shrimp cocktail! Make your own cocktail sauce and serve with a few wedges of lemon.
Crab-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers – A fresh and elegant alternative to frozen jalapeño poppers! Certain to clear those sinuses.