20+ Best New Year's Appetizers For A Flavorful Celebration

Want to start the year off right? First, start dinner off right.

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Kitchen Sanctuary

Pack your party with good taste by serving one of these irresistible dishes.

new year's appetizers
Kitchen Sanctuary
Cranberry & Brie Bites

Want to snag the attention of your guests? Simply put out these delicious bites. Covered in melting brie and cranberry sauce, this puff pastry appetizer from is a festive addition to your spread.

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Home. Made. Interest.
Havarti, Ham And Pear Crostini

This crostini from is sophisticated without being complicated. Drizzled with honey and topped with thyme, your guests will cheer to its (and your) good taste.

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Striped Spatula
Potato And Zucchini Chips

A little crunch goes a long way at a festive party — and with these zucchini chips, you can stick to your healthy eating resolution before you even start. In this dish from , the chips are covered with bacon, gorgonzola and thyme.

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Whole Foods
Fingerling Potato Tostones

If you love plantain tostones and mashed potatoes, this one is for you. Smashed fingerling potatoes are fried up and served with a bevy of flavorful dips and side dishes.

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Half Baked Harvest
A New Crudité Platter

Arrange this crudité platter and let your guests bask in your hosting glory. Loaded with artichokes, olives, radishes, cucumber slices, snap peas and many more fresh vegetables, this dish from makes "eating more veggies" a ridiculously easy resolution.

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The Two Bite Club
Pepperoni And Asiago Pizza Pinwheels

Add a swirl of youthful joviality to your party with flaky, cheesy pizza pinwheels. This recipe from is best served with pizza sauce for dipping.

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Whole Foods
Easy Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters might seem intimidating to prepare at home, but with the right recipe, you can't go wrong. Top these half-shell delicacies with spinach and parmesan for a daring holiday hors d'oeuvre.

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Kitchen Mason
Tuxedo Cheese & Crackers

Get your best suit and tie (drawing skills) ready for these awe-inducing crackers by . Olive bits provide the bow and buttons on cheese triangles.

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Whole Foods
Baked Camembert With Fresh Herbs

If you need a failsafe crowd-pleaser, melted cheese is a guaranteed winner. This recipe combines Camembert, a soft cheese that tastes like a slightly more sophisticated brie, with aromatic herbs for flavor, and endives for dipping.

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Whole Foods
Gourmet Cheese Board

Why fix what isn't broken? The cheeseboard is a classic for a reason. This elevated take incorporates a wide range of interesting cheeses, alongside fruits, nuts, jams, and other delicacies.

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Jo Cooks
Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

A crowd-pleaser for both vegetarians and omnivores, these stuffed mushrooms by are cheerful in aesthetic and evocative of party confetti, thanks to a sprinkling of onions, peppers, parsley and other seasonings.

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Sweet As Honey
Spinach Balls

Playful and dainty, these little spinach balls by are simple to make ahead of time and freeze until the day of your party.

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The Wanderlust Kitchen
Deep Fried Olives

Put an indulgent twist on the typical olive starter with this recipe from . Only requiring four ingredients, it's a show-stopping dish that takes only 15 minutes to make.

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Saving Room For Dessert
Saving Room For Dessert

Why make a full quiche when you can offer guests a bite-size quiche? perfects the concept of finger food with this velvety smooth quiche with a flaky crust.

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Spoonful of Flavor
Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Meatballs

A trusty formula for delicious appetizers often involves sauce and melted cheese, and this appetizer from fits the bill perfectly. Paired with a sauce made with Malbec, these cheese-stuffed meatballs will keep guests satisfied until midnight.

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Noshing With The Nolands
Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes

Chances are, few of your guests dislike potatoes or bacon. Combine both with this tasty dish from . Cue the nom.

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Whole Foods
Red Lentil Crackers With Spicy Vegan Cream Cheese

This crispy, delicate snack may be vegan, but it's still plenty indulgent! Savory lentils pair with vegan cream cheese on crackers (made from more lentils) that melt in your mouth.

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Cooking On The Front Burner
Caprese Bites

For a version of classic Caprese that's less messy to eat (nobody wants tomato stains on their New Year's dress), turn to these bite-size goodies from .

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Five Heart Home
Mini Cheese Ball Bites

It's a universal rule of appetizers: Anything round and served with a pretzel stick will be a hit. These bit-sized cheese balls from are dotted with blue cheese crumbles and dried cranberries before being rolled in toasted pecans.

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Bake Eat Repeat
Gherkin And Caramelized Onion Dip

The traditional chips and dip appetizer is given a makeover with this recipe from that incorporates flavorful gherkins and caramelized onions.

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Feasting At Home
Grilled Fig Pizza

Kick the sophistication up a notch on everyday pizza with this gorgeous creation from . The grilled pizza is topped with balsamic onions, gorgonzola and a sprinkle of arugula.

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Delightful E Made
Cheese Grape And Pistachio Truffle

This creative dish from is likely something your guests haven't tried before — a perfect nod to the many new experiences that await in the new year. Grapes, cheese and a coating of pistachio come together for an easy 30-minute appetizer.

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Averie Cooks
Ham And Cheese Sliders

This classic sandwich turns into a unique party treat when treated as a slider, as with this recipe from .

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Wilde Orchard
Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Easy to make and healthier than your typical tacos, these wraps from make for easy finger food apps filled with the flavors of spiced ground turkey, honey roasted peanuts and spring onion.

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My New Roots
Winter Rainbow Panzanella

This vibrant dish from could double as party decor. Packed with the hues of purple potatoes, celery, parsnip, golden and red beets, many other fresh veggies, this panzanella is a delight for the partygoer.

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The Seasoned Mom
Party Salad

A 4-ingredient mix from , this salad can be made with items you likely already have on hand, and appeals to a wide range of preferences. The bright flavor of mandarin orange slices will start your New Year's celebration out on a cheery note.

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Spinach For Breakfast
Skinny Beet Dip

You'll be telling dip hogs to "beet it" (see what we did there?) when they refuse to share. Not only is this hummus from fresh and healthy, but it also welcomes the new year with a brilliant shade of red.

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