While New Year's Eve is not known to be as much of an eating holiday as Thanksgiving and Christmas, food very much plays a role in the festivities — specifically in the form of appetizers or hors d'oeuvres.
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If you're hosting an end-of-year fète, as you pass flutes of bubbly around, you should also circulate a range of nibbles to keep your guests fueled up for the night of celebration.
Not sure what to make? We've got you covered with these easy-to-make appetizer recipes for New Year's Eve.
1. Spread the Grub's Goat Cheese Crostinis
Assembling these tasty (and beautiful!) bites couldn't be easier. Simply spread goat cheese and jam over a toasted crostini. IG user @spread.the.grub used carrot cake jam and hot pepper jam for a sweet and spicy combo.
2. Orchids + Sweet Tea's Crispy BBQ Cauliflower Wings
It's all about the perfect crunch with the breaded coating of these BBQ cauliflower wings by @orchidsnsweettea, who also offers a gluten-free version of the recipe.
3. Walder Wellness' Pear and Brie Salad Skewers
These gorgeous skewers by @walderwellness have all the flavor profiles you need: the sweetness of pear, the bite of arugula, and the savoriness of cheese.
4. Cherry on My Sundae's Za'atar Pancakes with Roasted Eggplant Dip
Have you ever tried Chinese-Mediterranean fusion? If not, here's your chance — make these delectable za'atar pancakes, a riff on scallion pancakes, by @cherryonmysundae.
5. The Everyday Feast's Oven-Baked Coconut Shrimp
Coconut shrimp is an absolute classic when it comes to appetizers. You really can't go wrong with @theeverydayfeast's oven-baked version.
6. I Heart Umami's Air-Fried Lemon Chicken Bites
Break out that handy-dandy air fryer and crisp up these lemony chicken bites by @iheartumami.ny for a relatively healthy snack!
7. Life's Ambrosia's Roasted Garlic and Brie Pull-Apart Bread
Who wouldn't want cheesy garlic bread as a snack? This decadent treat by @lifesambrosia is all the buttery carby goodness you need on New Year's Eve.
8. Mrs. 5's Smoked Salmon and Caviar on Crackers
Feeling a little fancy? Caviar elevates these smoked salmon bites by @mrs5cookbook. But your guests would never know how easy it is to make them!