Easy Christmas Appetizers for Everyone

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Easy Christmas Appetizers

Christmas is the season for food and parties! I like to be prepared for a party any time, so I make sure to have a few key things on hand. Then I can quickly prepare some easy Christmas appetizers everyone will enjoy.

Easy Christmas Appetizers

Finger foods are the best for keeping your guests satisfied until the main meal is served. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll have a nice spread of all kinds of yummy appetizers and no main meal to slave over 😉

Posh Piggies

Make these cute looking star-shaped appetizers for your holiday party and they’ll be the star of the day

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb natural turkey sausage links I used Jennie-O
  • 1 sheet sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Dijonnaise
  • 1 egg (for brushing
  • 1/4 cup apricot jelly (or sub with apple, peach or your favorite)

Instructions
 

  • PREHEAT oven to 400°F/
  • SLICE the sausage links into half inch thick slices.
  • BROWN the meat on both sides in a frying pan over medium high heat. No need to fully cook at this time, all you want is to get both sides a little crispy.
  • COOL – Set aside on a plate to cool while you get the pastry ready.
  • PREP the pastry by laying it out on your work surface.
  • CRACK the egg into a small dish, beat it, then brush the entire surface of the pastry with the scrambled raw egg to glaze
  • CUT OUT – Using a mini cookie cutter (I used a star) cut out shapes from the pastry.
  • PLACE the meat onto a baking sheet and cover each one with a piece of the cut pastry and secure in place with a toothpick.
  • BAKE in a 400°F / 204.444°C oven for 18-20 minutes.
  • MIX the jelly, mayo and mustard in a small dish while the piggies are baking.
  • These Posh Piggies are good served hot, warm and room temp.
  • Dip and enjoy!
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Posh Piggies

Make these cute looking star-shaped appetizers for your holiday party and they’ll be the star of the day

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb natural turkey sausage links I used Jennie-O
  • 1 sheet sheet puff pastry thawed
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Dijonnaise
  • 1 egg (for brushing
  • 1/4 cup apricot jelly (or sub with apple, peach or your favorite)

Instructions
 

  • PREHEAT oven to 400°F/
  • SLICE the sausage links into half inch thick slices.
  • BROWN the meat on both sides in a frying pan over medium high heat. No need to fully cook at this time, all you want is to get both sides a little crispy.
  • COOL - Set aside on a plate to cool while you get the pastry ready.
  • PREP the pastry by laying it out on your work surface.
  • CRACK the egg into a small dish, beat it, then brush the entire surface of the pastry with the scrambled raw egg to glaze
  • CUT OUT - Using a mini cookie cutter (I used a star) cut out shapes from the pastry.
  • PLACE the meat onto a baking sheet and cover each one with a piece of the cut pastry and secure in place with a toothpick.
  • BAKE in a 400°F / 204.444°C oven for 18-20 minutes.
  • MIX the jelly, mayo and mustard in a small dish while the piggies are baking.
  • These Posh Piggies are good served hot, warm and room temp.
  • Dip and enjoy!
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Meatloaf Cupcakes

These are perfect to grab on the go while conversing with your guests. They are also great next day (after the party), when you really don’t want to do anything else but bum around

Ingredients
  

  • Meatloaf
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup ketchup divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef extra lean (raw)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 4 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold potato about 2 pounds
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Garnish
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives

Instructions
 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.
  • Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.
  • Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • While the meatloaf is cooking, make the mashed potatoes. Place potato in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Put potatoes into a ricer for best results. Return potato to pan. Add milk and remaining ingredients; stir with a spoon to desired consistency. If they are not creamy enough for you, add up to 1/4 cup more milk (just remember that they need to be stiff enough to pipe on top).
  • Put the potatoes into a pastry bag with a wide star tip and pipe the mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf. Sprinkle with chopped chives.
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Watermelon and Feta Appetizers

For a light and easy appetizer, give these watermelon and feta cheese bites a try. Low calorie, and healthy, it’s a great alternative to have.

Ingredients
  

  • one watermelon
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp. basil leaves
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

Directions:

  • 1. Slice the watermelon in half then use a melon baller to carve out rounds of the watermelon.
  • 2. Slice a small piece from one side of the watermelon so it creates a flat surface. This will make it stable on the plate. On the other side, carve out a small groove with the melon baller so it can be filled with feta cheese.
  • 3. Place each round on a platter, flat side down, add a small droplet of balsamic vinegar, top with feta, and add a small basil leaf. Lightly salt each melon cup and eat up! YUM!
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Easy Christmas Appetizers for Everyone

Christmas is the season for food and parties! I like to be prepared for a party any time, so I make sure to have a few key things on hand. Then I can quickly prepare some easy Christmas appetizers everyone will enjoy.

Easy Christmas AppetizersFinger foods are the best for keeping your guests satisfied until the main meal is served. Or, if you’re like me, you’ll have a nice spread of all kinds of yummy appetizers and no main meal to slave over.

Oh, and definitely have some candy cane crinkle cookies 😉

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  1. On the sausage/puff pastry appetizer, you never mention what to do with the mayo and Dijjonaise. Is it a dip for after baking? Do you put it on the puff pastry?

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  2. I only see recipes for Posh Piggies, Meatloaf Cupcakes, and the Watermelon and Feta Cheese appetizers. Is there a link that I am missing?

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    • Hi Beverly!

      Thank you for bringing to our attention that some of the appetizers were missing in our Easy Christmas Appetizers for Everyone list.

      SORRY about that! There are definitely more.

      I’ve been working on the problem with tech support since I got your note yesterday, and it’s still not resolved.

      In the meantime, you may find more good options if you scroll through the posts at this link.
      https://recipesandme.com/?s=christmas

      I’ll be back in touch to let you know as soon as this issue is fixed, and thanks again for taking the time to let us know.

      If you make something, please share how it turned out and any photos if you like. We love to see them!

      Best!

      LeAura
      RecipesAndMe.com

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