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13 Easy Christmas Party Food Ideas

Dec 17, 2022 | 0 comments

The best part about the Christmas and holiday season is all the opportunities for party food!

Whether it’s Christmas day grazing over a cocktail or a full-blown Christmas party, these 13 options are guaranteed to impress. They’re also simple and most can be prepared ahead of time.

Butter smoothed onto a board and topped with chilli oil, fig chutney and herbs with crackers and bread on the side.

Festive Butter Board

A butter board is SUCH a fun idea for a cheap, creative alternative to a cheese or charcuterie board for entertaining. It’s as simple as smoothing butter onto a board, and then adding whatever gorgeous toppings take your fancy.

Garlic, fig chutney, prosciutto, chilli oil and fresh herbs make a seriously festive board I think you’ll love.

Christmas sausage roll wreath on baking paper on a wooden board with Christmas decorations in the backgorund.

Sausage Roll Wreath with Cranberries & Pecans

This gorgeous Christmas sausage roll wreath is such a showstopping appetizer for the holiday season.

It’s easy, takes only 10 minutes to prep and is stuffed with festive cranberries and pecans.

Halloumi bites on a blue marble plate with red pepper sauce on the side.

Oven Baked Halloumi Bites

These addictive oven-baked halloumi bites are halloumi fries taken to a whole other level.

The crunchy spiced crust, soft salty centre and sweet honey drizzle make these the ultimate flavour-packed snack for entertaining.

Cranberry pecan stuffing balls piled on a large white plate with more stuffing balls in the background.

Stuffing Balls with Cranberries & Pecans

These juicy stuffing balls are the perfect little bite.

They’re loaded with dried cranberries and pecans for a fun, festive twist, super easy to prep ahead of time (up to 3 days!) then just throw them in the oven when you’re ready to serve.

3 whole arancini on a small plate with a open arancini with cheese spilling out, with aioli with pesto on the side in a small bowl.

Mozzarella Stuffed Risotto Balls (Arancini)

These mozzarella-stuffed arancini are worth making risotto for.

Just form into balls, coat in breadcrumbs and fry until gorgeously golden and crispy. They’re the ultimate party snack (who doesn’t love a gooey, cheesy centre?!)

Close up of hand pulling out a dough ball from the Christmas tree.

Cheesy Pull Apart Christmas Tree Dough Balls

These super soft pull-apart Christmas tree dough balls are stuffed with a cheesy, cranberry filling for the ultimate festive appetizer idea.

They’re brushed with delicious garlic butter as they come out of the oven, making them the perfect fun snack to feed a crowd over the holiday season.

Pile of halloumi fries on a white plate with pomegranate seeds, spring onion and tahini sauce drizzled on top.

Crispy Baked Halloumi Fries

These super crispy halloumi fries are baked for a quick, mess-free, egg-free result.

No deep-frying, no sticky coating and you’ll have gorgeously gooey fries in just 25 minutes. Serve with a creamy tahini dipping sauce for a Middle Eastern-inspired party snack.

Lamb kofta with parsley, pomegranate seeds and dukkah on a white plate with yogurt tahini sauce, with a bowl of yogurt tahini sauce on the side.

Lamb Koftas with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

These super JUICY lamb koftas are delicious little party nibbles and are great hot or at room temperature, making them easy to prep ahead.

Served with a zingy tahini sauce and cooked quickly in one skillet, they make an easy and delicious party bite you’ll going to love.

Wheel of camembert on a wooden board with oozy cheese spilling out, topped with pomegranate seeds and herbs.

Honey Harissa Baked Camembert

Baked camembert always looks so impressive, but it’s so easy and quick to make.

This version is made extra special with the addition of honey, harissa and juicy pomegranate seeds for the best sweet, spicy, super oozy delight.

Hand picking up a filo bite with more filo bites on a white plate in the background.

Brie, Cranberry and Prosciutto Filo Bites

These little brie, cranberry and prosciutto filo bites are the perfect festive party snack.

They’re easy, take just 30 minutes, can be prepped in advance and are always super popular.

Baked whole halloumi on a small white plate with blue oven dish in the background.

Whole Baked Halloumi with Apricots & Honey

This baked whole halloumi with apricots and honey is easy, uses 5 ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes.

It hits all the best sweet and salty flavour notes to make the perfect sharing appetiser. It’s a bit of an all-in-one cheese board!

Loaded potato wedges on a large oval white plate with small jug of gochujang bechamel on the side.

Crispy Loaded Potato Wedges

These loaded potato wedges are the ULTIMATE party snack.

Super crispy wedges are topped with a spicy, cheesy sauce and lots of fresh Asian-style toppings for a flavour-packed bite every time.

3 pulled pork sliders on a small wooden board.

Sticky Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled pork sliders are always popular at parties. Juicy, sticky, super tender pulled pork is piled onto soft buns and paired with a crunchy slaw, creamy aioli and sweet chilli jam.

They’re easy, great for a crowd and perfect for prepping ahead of time.

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I’m Kate, the creator behind Dished. I love creating flavour packed, simple (ish) recipes for you, designed for every day and special occasions.





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