10 Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipes

November 8, 2011

Things get hectic on Thanksgiving day and the last thing we want to spend precious time on is an elaborate appetizer spread. Those just spoil the appetite anyway! When it comes to holiday entertaining my philosophy is "half-homemade/half store-bought." Don't have time to make your own fresh Hummus? Buy a plain version and dress up the top with some herbs and a flavorful olive oil. In less than 10 minutes you can make your own Herb and Spiced Goat Cheese. Or, throw mushrooms in balsamic vinegar for some delicious Rosemary Thyme Marinated Mushrooms. Below are some more of my favorite easy, crowd-pleaser holiday appetizers that you can make without breaking a sweat.

herb and spiced goat cheese Easy Herb and Spiced Goat Cheese







A delicious Egyptian spice blend excellent served with olive oil-dipped bread.






hummusQuick and Easy Hummus
Photo: La.Blasco







parmesan thyme crackersHomemade Parmesan Thyme Crackers







Rosemary Thyme Marinated MushroomsRosemary Thyme Marinated Mushrooms







Blue Cheese Stuffed Peppadew PeppersBlue Cheese Stuffed Peppadew Peppers







Holiday Spiced NutsHoliday Spiced Nuts
Photo: WhitneyinChicago






Onion Cheese PuffsOnion Cheese Puffs







Crispy Baked ChickpeasCrispy Baked Chickpeas







Easy Cheese Puffs (gougeres)Easy Cheese Puffs (Gougeres)
Photo: djjewelz



JP's picture

When I click the links, they don't take me to the recipes, which I'd love to see!

Sheri Wetherell's picture

Sorry, JP! I don't know what happened, but I've fixed all the links. Thanks for letting me know! Cheers!

Sheri Wetherell's picture

So sorry, I thought I fixed them all! They are all working now :)

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