15 Appetizers

The holiday season is in full swing, which means all month-long we’ll be toasting and hosting–a–plenty as we walk out of the room to adjust our waistbands to make more room for more. More. MORE!

In between decorating and shopping, we’ll be scurrying off to holiday dinners and parties of all sorts, as well as throwing our own. Since December brings such a flurry of activity, and our time is limited and precious, we’ve gathered up 15 simple but amazing holiday appetizer recipes using five ingredients or less.

Simple to make? Yes! Short on flavor? NO WAY!

From the usual suspects, like baked brie and crostini, to a made-over version of the nostalgic party fave—the cheeseball—these festive 5-ingredient appetizers are the perfect way to spread the cheer with the ones you love, and give you more time to mingle!

Appetizers That’ll Make You Jingle

Everyone is ready to dig into the nibbles and nosh, but first things first with a few fun products to get the appys safely to their destination and then serve them up in style.

Appetizer products foodiecrush.com

Rachael Ray food container with lid / Cheers cocktail napkins /  Marble and acacia wood cheese paddle / Hoiday ribbon plate set / Gold cheese knives set /Blanc rectangular platters

App It Easy With 5 Ingredients or Less

Isn’t it great to know there are plenty of time and ingredient-saving recipes out there amid the wonderful chaos of the season, especially if you’re the one who’s doing the hosting. Party on Rudolph!

Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites from yummymummykitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bites from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs with Pancetta from snixykitchen.com on foodiecrush.com

Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs with Pancetta from Snixy Kitchen

Cucumber Rounds with Salmon Mousse from abeautifulmess.com on foodiecrush.com

Cucumber Rounds with Salmon Mousse from A Beautiful Mess

Phyllo Baked Brie with Figs and Walnuts from shewearsmanyhats.com on foodiecrush.com

Phyllo Baked Brie with Figs and Walnuts from She Wears Many Hats

Savoury Sables from cakeletsanddoilies.blogspot.com.au on foodiecrush.com

Savoury Sables from Cakelets and Doilies

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Cranberry Pistachio Baked Brie from Gimme Some Oven

Warm Goat Cheese Toasts with Walnuts, Rosemary and Honey from seasonsandsuppers.ca on foodiecrush.com

Warm Goat Cheese Toasts with Walnuts, Rosemary and Honey from Seasons & Suppers

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Mousse Phyllo Cups from foxeslovelemons.com on foodiecrush.com

Smoked Salmon & Avocado Mousse Phyllo Cups from Foxes Love Lemons

Cranberry Pecan Cheeseball from lecremedelacrumb.com on foodiecrush.com

Cranberry Pecan Cheeseball from Creme de la Crumb

Baked Brie, Pear & Pecan Bites from unsophisticook.com on foodiecrush.com

Baked Brie, Pear & Pecan Bites from Unsophisticook

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese from poetinthepantry.com on foodiecrush.com

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese from Poet in the Pantry

Homemade Cheese Straws from joannagoddard.blogspot.com on foodiecrush.com

Homemade Cheese Straws from A Cup of Jo

Honey Roasted Pear Crostini from reluctantentertainer.com on foodiecrush.com

Honey Roasted Pear Crostini from Reluctant Entertainer

Baked Brie Bites from aspicyperspective.com on foodiecrush.com

Baked Brie Bites from A Spicy Perspective

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Crock Pot Grape Jelly & BBQ Meatballs from I Heart Naptime

Make it a great day friends, and cook something good.

XO, Heidi

Thanks to contributor Hayley Putnam of Tip Toes in the Kitchen. Follow her foodie tastes and other flights of fancy on Pinterest and Instagram.

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