8 New Year’s Eve Delicious Appetizers

The year is coming to a close, which means that it’s time to break out your champagne glasses and fancy dinner plates to celebrate! Even though health experts recommend staying safe on December 31 by not throwing a blowout New Year’s Eve party, getting through such a crazy year is still worth celebrating — even if it’s just over Zoom or a tiny celebration with those you live with. And even a small New Year’s Eve party in quarantine needs delicious food!

Before serving up the main course for your last dinner of 2020, whip up a few of these irresistible hors d’oeuvres that are super easy to make. From ooey-gooey cheese dip to mouthwatering flatbreads, these simple bites and spreads will kick off your NYE celebration on a yummy note — and they’ll pair perfectly with a champagne cocktail. Whatever you decide to serve to start 2021 on the right foot, one thing’s for sure: These memorable New Year’s appetizers will keep you full and satisfied well past midnight.


Tater tots and nachos combine in this dish to create an irresistible app that’s amazingly cheesy and full of tasty spices. Plus, it pairs perfectly with a delicious avocado dip.new year's eve appetizers   totchos

Asparagus, Burrata and Prosciutto Tartines

Apps never looked better than with these toast slices topped with asparagus spears, creamy burrata, and crisp prosciutto. It’s the perfect finger food to kick off a flavorful new year.burrata asparagus prosciutto tartine recipe

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

It’s the easiest way to feed a crowd: a hearty spinach dip served with crackers, breads, veggies, or chips. Plus, the cannellini beans make it a healthier alternative to the classic dip made with cream cheese.

Super Bowl Snacks - Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Cauliflower “Popcorn”

Every viewing party requires popcorn — even if it’s a NYE ball drop viewing party, and even if it’s not technically popcorn! These cauliflower florets are tossed with garlic and Parm, making it a delectable snack to pop in your mouth.new year's eve appetizers   cauliflower "popcorn"

Chorizo Queso Potato Skins

Queso is always a good idea at parties — especially if it’s chorizo queso with homemade potato skins. In fact, it’s so good you might even want to make an extra batch (or two).New Year's Eve Appetizers - Chorizo Queso with Potato Skins

Charred Shrimp, Leek and Asparagus Skewers

Super tasty and easy to eat, these skewers stacked with grilled shrimp and veggies will fly right off the plate. Guests will love the slightly spicy sauce made of mayo and harissa paste, too.New Year's Eve Appetizers - Charred Shrimp, Leek, and Asparagus Skewers

Sweet Potato Croquettes

We originally ran this recipe in Good Housekeeping in 1923 — but we’ve tweaked it a bit since then. For example, you can cook these croquettes in your air fryer for an extra crispy treat.

Arugula Pesto

Because if there’s anything better than pesto, it’s pesto made with arugula and then spread on toasted bread with ricotta, pine nuts, and lemon zest.

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