OK, party people, New Years Eve is tomorrow . . are you ready? Still looking for a great appetizer recipe? What are you doing? We’re going to a friend’s house and will be dancing in the new year. Not the way you might think, we’re going to a Just Dance 2015 dance off. That’s how we roll with kids.
Everyone is bringing an appetizer and I still haven’t decided what I’m making. Here’s a great appetizer round-up for those of us still hitting the grocery stores today for tomorrow’s festivities!
Let’s start with some easy-to-throw-together, but still super delicious, appetizers! It doesn’t get any easier than making crostini in my mind. This salami and emmentaler cheese crostini is both simple and delicious! Toast some bread, spread on the dijon, top with cheese and salami or prosciutto, and you have yourself one mighty fine appetizer.
For the cheese ball lovers, I absolutely LOVE this Jalapeno Popper Bacon Cheese Ball from Crunchy Creamy Sweet! This super easy appetizer only takes 20 minutes to make! “Packed with cheese, spicy peppers and bacon – this is the ultimate cheese ball!” Isn’t this gorgeous?! And we’re talking about a cheese ball here.
If you like kimchi, you will love this kimchi bruschetta! These are in my top 5 favorite ways to make bruschetta. This is seriously delicious and I had to give some love to kimchi in this round-up. In fact, these might be the apps that I will be bringing to my party tomorrow night.
Quick Appetizers for New Years Eve
I absolutely LOVE these beautiful roasted olives from The View from Great Island. Have you ever roasted olives? I never have and can’t wait to try this recipe! Serve this hot with some crusty bread and you have a winner here, folks. I love this recipe! Talk about a gorgeous appetizer to have on the table!
I love these baked veggie wontons! These are actually really easy to make and can be wrapped in the wonton wrapper in two simple steps. Plus, they are baked, not fried so eat as many as you want!
I don’t know about you, but you kind of have to have an appetizer with some brie. I love this Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini from NeighborFood. I mean, just look at this. Delicious!!! And the roasted balsamic cranberry with the brie just sounds magical.
Quick Appetizers for New Years Eve
I love stuffed mushrooms. . I mean, LOVE them. . and these Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms from Snixy Kitchen are brilliant! Spinach artichoke dip in a mushroom!!! I love these!!
Do you need something for the kids? These mac and cheese muffins are always a hit! Great for the kids. . and the big kids too. . these mac and cheese muffins might be the first apps to disappear off the table and into everyone’s mouths!
Quick Appetizers for New Years Eve
And I’ve got to share an appetizer recipe using puff pastry. Well, just because. . it’s puff pastry we’re talking about. I LOVE these Havarti Pear Thyme Puff Pastry Bites from Shared Appetite! Chris is a master mind and because havarti + pear + walnuts + puff pastry = freaking delicious!
And last, but certainly not least, if you’ve got some time, these empanadas are always a hit. They are delicious and you can make a few different kinds for variety.
2014 has been a great year and I just wanted to say thank you so much to all of you who take the time to visit me here, leave comments and share a bit of your lives with me. This blog means the world to me and I feel blessed to be doing something I love and enjoy. Wishing everyone a fabulous New Year’s Eve and the best wishes for an amazing 2015!
Allie | Baking a Moment says
Oh my gosh, so much goodness here! Several of my favorite Hip Foodie Mom recipes plus a few that I know and love from around the web. Hope you have fun celebrating Alice! xoxo
Annie @ ciaochowbambina says
Oh my! Each one just as pretty as the one before! Looks delicious! Happy New Year, Alice!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
You just killed me with those empanadas for reals! I love empanadas!!! Now I want them tomorrow.
Marla Meridith says
So many amazing bites! I wanna try them all 🙂
These all look great. I’m still gawking at those havarti turnovers! Have a great holiday!
So many yummy bites! Love those kimchi bruschetta, and everything else here is just perfect for NYE! Have lots of fun tomorrow and Happy Happy New Year, Alice! xo
Oh my gosh, these all look so good my head is spinning! I love appetizers so much, and I’m pinning this whole post. Who can decide?? Happy New Year, Alice! 🙂
I love how low stress but absolutely delicious these are! Happy New Year !!!
Great roundup, Alice! Appetizers are so much more fun than the main course anyway. I am dying to make those stuffed mushrooms!
Julie | This Gal Cooks says
I’m loving all of these easy appetizers, Alice! But I have to say, my go to super easy appetizer is always meat and cheese on crackers and I’m totally loving your salami & cheese crostini appetizer. Because what’s better than a cracker? Bread, of course!
Hope you have loads of fun at your New Years party. Happy New Year!
Jennifer from BestFoodProcessorGuide.com says
Oh, I just think this is all genius! All are just looks so pretty. Specially, Roasted Balsamic Cranberry and Brie Crostini. Thank you and Happy new year!
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
I’d eat all the apps in this post! Happy New Year!
So many amazing ideas Alice! Can’t wait to try the roasted olives 🙂 Happy New Year!!!
Kelly - A Side of Sweet says
I think I could LIVE on cheese, sausage and bread! This is such a great list of party starters!
I just finished breakfast, but could dive right in and eat any of these amazing appetizers! Wonderful round up to kick off 2015! Happy New Year, my friend!
Sarah @ SnixyKitchen says
A Just Dance 2015 dance off sounds like such a fun time! Especially when you have so many delicious appetizers! Thanks so much for including my mushrooms in this list – I just made them again for Christmas and they were one of the first to go. I hope you enjoy your New Year!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Enjoy your dance party! How we roll with kids is heading to bed early, sure to be up multiple times in the night. But I guess that changes as your kids get older! Happy New Year!
KRISTIN FOR TOASTER OVEN PLANET says
These sound delicious, now I can impress my family with an item they never tried before! Happy New Years to you! 🙂
This is a GREAT roundup!! NYE may be over, but I see many a football watching party that is going to require all of these. One of the highlights of my year was definitely getting to meet you! Happy new year!
Alessandra // the foodie teen says
Looks absolutely amazing! Congratulations on a fantastic year, and best wishes for a wonderful 2015 filled with lots of delicious food!
Denise | Sweet Peas Saffron says
Happy New Year! I love all of these appetizers, my parents just told me that they are having an appies only dinner tonight and after seeing all these pictures, I’m a little jealous! Hope you had a wonderful New Years and danced the night away 🙂
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
All these appetisers look delicious, Alice! Well done on a fab year- cannot wait to see more your recipes!
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
Ohhhhhhh I am loving these recipes Alice!!!!!!!!!! <3 The Kimchi Bruschetta has to be my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you had a fabulous New Years' celebration and a VERYYYYY HAPPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY! :* <3
It’s such an absolute pleasure to stop on by and see what tasty things are on offer. I have some seriously big food cravings right now and I’d give anything to eat a delcious crostini with salami or Proscuitto! Anything! Can’t wait to read more on your delcious story in the coming new year!
thanks so much, Alice!!! How are you??
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Hehe my stomach just growled its approval! Everything looks delicious. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’d better go and get some lunch 😛
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
I was looking through all these amazing appetizers and then boom, realized you included mine! You’re so sweet, thanks so much! Those kimchi bruschetta look amazing! What’s your favorite brand of kimchi? I’m still looking for my fave… haven’t settled on one yet.
Nagi@RecipeTin Eats says
Alice! This is an awesome round up, thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to collate them. I love roundups on my fave blogs because it’s such a great way to discover older recipes. Those puff pastry bites in particular got my attention!