Tis’ the Season For Make-Ahead Appetizers
The holiday season is here, so people worldwide will be coming together to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the like with their friends and family. There’s no better way to cherish your loved ones than to prepare them a meal made with love. If you’re looking to feed an army of hungry kids or just need a dish that can travel well, PS Seasoning is here to help. Browse through our 10 holiday appetizers so you can put your best foot forward this season—even if you’re not much of a chef.
The 10 Best Holiday Appetizers to Wow a Crowd
Follow our instructions to make these delicious but straightforward finger foods so you can be the belle of the ball whether you’re hosting or attending a holiday dinner party.
Bacon Cream Cheese Pretzel Sticks
You’ve heard of chocolate-covered pretzels. Now try it with a satisfying savory twist. Bacon Cream Cheese Pretzel Sticks are easy-to-make cold appetizers. Dip pretzel rods into cream cheese mixed with our jalapeño bacon seasoning and coat each one in crushed bacon. The plate will be devoured in minutes because of how nicely the bacon fat blends into the cream cheese.
Crispy Potato Latkes
Crispy Potato Latkes are a staple on any best holiday appetizers list. And for good reason: potato latkes are a traditional eastern European dish rich in heritage and can be prepared using many variations. Our potato pancake recipe is sure to spread smiles and fill stomachs across your entire family. The kids will be begging to see it again next year.
Old-Fashioned Brie Bites
You don’t have to come from Wisconsin to recognize how deliciously cheese pairs with other appetizers or stands alone. Old-Fashioned Brie Bites from PS Seasoning are wrapped in a light, crisp shell made from crescent dough. They’re stuffed with bourbon-flavored cherries and, of course, ooey-gooey brie. These make a nice pairing with your guests’ wine.
Smoked Salmon Rangoons
Just because it looks fancy doesn’t always mean it’s expensive. Give your guests something to fawn over with these Smoked Salmon Rangoons. All you’ll need to do to create the illusion of five-star hors d'oeuvres is to wrap bit-sized cuts of smoked salmon in wonton wrappers lined with fresh cream cheese.
Crispy Air Fryer Falafel
Do you have some vegetarian friends coming to your dinner party? Go the extra mile and create some spectacular finger foods they can enjoy alongside your other guests. Use an exotic Middleastern option to diversify your food selection with Homemade Falafel. Falafel is made from crushed chickpeas with herbs and seasoning, but we’ve air-fried ours into nuggets for a fun twist.
Shallot & Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
Our Shallot & Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms are essential appetizers for when it comes to feeding a crowd. For this simple holiday recipe, each beautiful mushroom is generously packed with melt-in-your-mouth black garlic filling. Feel free to grab a couple yourself but watch out! Their irresistible taste might pull you into ruining your appetite for the entree. Not that we’d blame you.
Bacon-Wrapped Lobster Bites
We bet you’ve never surfed and turfed like this. In this case, though, we use bacon instead of steak. Cut up small pieces of plump lobster and wrap them up in juicy bacon to get the best of both worlds. Pair this Bacon-Covered Lobster appetizer with an oh-so-smooth and buttery dipping sauce and you’ll feel like you shot straight into heaven. Don’t say we didn’t tell you so!
Air Fryer Mashed Potato Balls
Not only are we including classic potato pancakes on this holiday appetizers list, but we’ve prepared a unique way to cook your potatoes and impress even the pickiest of eaters. Our Air-Fried Mashed Potato Balls use black garlic, swiss cheese, bacon, eggs, flour, and breadcrumbs to form a crisp outer coating. We can’t wait for you to try it.
Parmesan Pickle Crisps
These pickle crisps are another excellent example of convenient make-ahead appetizers for a large crowd. They should keep your guests occupied and buy you some time to work on the final touches of your bird. The cheesy and tangy flavorings make for a powerful synchronized duo that you might not otherwise think of. Top this off with some jalapeño beer mustard, and you’re set to turn heads.
Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs may be quintessentially easy cold appetizers, but have you ever tried them topped off with smoked salmon? Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs are that eggs-tra touch you need to send your party over the edge. You’re going to love how it turns out. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for this recipe during your next potluck.
When your friends and family gush about how you have the best holiday appetizers, share the love and tell them to visit PS Seasoning.