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10 Delicious New Year’s Eve Appetizers

What do you do on New Year’s Eve? Nearly every year for as long as I can remember, I have stayed home, watched a movie and ate some delicious food. At midnight, I always have some sort of sparkling wine or champagne.

Back when I was a teen, our family tradition was to eat a spread of appetizers in lieu of dinner: ultra-hot buffalo wings, spicy nachos and mozzarella sticks. Then we’d watch a movie that ended just in time for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. These days, I still watch the movie. However, dinner is takeout eaten earlier in the evening with the kids.

But I still love the idea of an apps spread.

Looking for a great appetizer for your New Year’s Eve celebration? These 10 fabulous appetizers (after the jump) are perfect.

  1. Turkey Pepperoni and Cheese Stuffed Puff Pastry – Flaky puff pastry is stuffed with two cheeses and slices of turkey pepperoni. This kid- and guy-friendly appetizer is a great finger food.
  2. Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip – Just the idea of spinach, artichokes and cheese in a piping hot dip is enough to make the mouth water. This delicious version from In Good Taste lightens it up a little.
  3. Mango Chipotle Shrimp – These sweet and spicy shrimp are a definite crowd-pleaser. Serve them on cut toothpicks with extra sauce in a bowl for dipping.
  4. Chipotle Lime Deviled Eggs – Deviled eggs are one of those quintessential appetizer foods that look perfect on an appetizer spread. This spicy-tangy version comes from Kalyn’s Kitchen.
  5. Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Bread – Sweet and rich roasted garlic is spread on bread and topped with tangy roasted artichoke hearts and then sprinkled with asiago. It’s a little bit complicated but totally worth the effort.
  6. Pancetta Crisps with Goat Cheese and Pears – Are you drooling yet? Sweet, creamy and salt come together in this mouthwatering appetizer from Sweetnicks.
  7. Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus – Salty prosciutto makes roasted asparagus just amazing. This one is so quick and easy, yet totally beautiful on a plate.
  8. Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers – Small sweet peppers are stuffed with herbs, tomatoes and cheese. Not only are these tasty, but they also can be made ahead. Score!
  9. Fillo Clams Casino – Love the salty, buttery taste of clams casino? These delicious little cups have it, no clam-opening required (read: way easier!).
  10. Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil – I am a big fan of cooking in season, but bruschetta is a bright and wonderful appetizer for any time of year. This one from Simply Recipes sounds perfect.


Thursday 31st of December 2009

Hello You have given nice party idea for New Year celebration.These are truly top ten delicious appetizers.Thank you very much for this useful post.


Wednesday 30th of December 2009

Oh, this is a great idea. I love the little bites, the "dipping" of everything in the meal, and just the thought of not *really* having a proper traditional meal. I'll have to try to sell the rest of the family on it - my mother would dive in, but my father really tends to feel satisfied only with a "real" meal. Sigh. But I'm still going to try!


Tuesday 29th of December 2009

Great party ideas! Happy New Year to you!