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Healthy Christmas Appetizer Recipes

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Steak-&-Boursin-Wrapped Bells

For an even quicker preparation, try deli roast beef.

» Steak-&-Boursin-Wrapped Bells

Apricot Canapes

These sweet and savory bites are like a cheese course in a bite.

» Apricot Canapes

Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts

In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip, we stuff artichoke hearts with lightly seasoned cooked spinach and melt brie on top.

» Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts

Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

We love the way Brie and apples taste together in these mini quiches. Mini phyllo cups make it swift and simple to create an elegant appetizer.

» Mini Brie & Apple Quiches

Marinated Olives & Feta

Olives and feta marinated with rosemary, lemon and garlic are great served on crisp flatbread-style crackers or warm slices of crusty baguette.

» Marinated Olives & Feta

Five-Spice Pistachios

Chinese five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns; it adds subtle flavor to these pistachios. Look for it in the spice section at the market or with other Asian ingredients. Omit the added salt if you use salted pistachios.

» Five-Spice Pistachios

Roasted Pears with Brie & Pistachios

Roasted pears with Brie and pistachios is delicious as a first course or a side with roast pork or lamb. Leave the stems on for the prettiest presentation.

» Roasted Pears with Brie & Pistachios


Our healthy Christmas appetizer recipes are the perfect way to start your holiday cocktail party or Christmas dinner. From dips to canapés and spiced nuts, our healthy Christmas appetizer recipes are crowd-pleasing finger foods that are easy to make. Try one of our healthy Christmas appetizer recipes for your upcoming holiday party or as a festive hors d’oeuvre for your Christmas dinner.

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Healthy Christmas Appetizer Recipes with Meat

What makes this chicken liver mousse so special is its...
Spread this creamy ham and roasted red pepper dip on...
Horseradish sour cream, pickled beets and roast beef top...
Deli roast beef and a simple blue cheese cream top Treviso...
For an even quicker preparation, try deli roast beef.
These crustless mini quiches are like portable omelets....

Healthy Christmas Appetizer Recipes for Dips

Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat...
Lots of freshly chopped herbs add zing to our white bean...
In our homemade version of French onion dip, we simmer...
For this simple-as-can-be dip, rich-tasting poached garlic...
Adults and kids alike love the tanginess of this ranch-...
Smoked salmon gets an added crunch when served on radish...
This healthy squash dip recipe, spiced with curry and made...

Healthy Vegetarian Christmas Appetizer Recipes

These sweet and savory bites are like a cheese course in a...
Fresh figs, blue cheese and a drizzle of honey top toasted...
Crunchy pita chips make the perfect base for this ultra-...
Crackers topped with tangy goat cheese and a confetti of...
This creamy, cheesy dip is spiked with green chiles and...
Olives and feta marinated with rosemary, lemon and garlic...
We love the way Brie and apples taste together in these...
We love the taste of these zesty Italian-style one-bite...
Crispy pieces of polenta topped with a tangy sun-dried...
Roasted pears with Brie and pistachios is delicious as a...
In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip...
Skewering mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes makes them...
For this healthy stuffed mushroom recipe, marinated...

Healthy Christmas Appetizer Recipes with Seafood

Sliced eggs and ruby-colored salmon roe top whole-grain...
Caviar lovers agree that the best presentations are the...
Lean Canadian bacon, Parmesan cheese and an aromatic blend...
You could also serve the scallops over Asian salad greens...
This Scandinavian-style appetizer is a good way to try...
These shrimp appetizers are simple yet full of flavor. Just...
Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.
Wasabi mayonnaise really sets off the smoked salmon in...
Smoked salmon gets an added crunch when served on radish...
A simple lemon-dill mayonnaise adds a touch of...
Washington, D.C.-based chef Barton Seaver is a passionate...
Spicy wasabi mayonnaise makes crab sing in these easy...
This delightful Italian salad recipe brings together...

Healthy Christmas Appetizer Recipes for Spiced Nuts

These spicy nuts were inspired by ones sold by street...
These curried cashews are impossibly addictive—every time...
Chinese five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves,...
Salty, sweet and laced with smoke—the perfect kind of...

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