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If you’re hosting a Christmas gathering or having everyone over to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, chances are you have the main menu nailed down. But what about the appetizers? Whether you have unexpected guests drop by or a crowd of hungry family members who can’t wait for dinner, having a few easy recipes on hand that you can whip up in minutes will keep stress levels low this holiday season. Here are 5 easy-to-prepare appetizers that fit the bill.
Four-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
With just 20 minutes of prep time and under 10 minutes in the oven you’ll have a fancy app ready to pass around the party. Stuffed with sweet sundried tomatoes, a blend of creamy cheeses, and fresh basil, each bite-sized mushroom packs in a major flavor punch.
Watermelon Feta Bites
These easy appetizers look impressive, but take just 10 minutes to put together. Salty feta is paired with light, juicy watermelon and fresh basil, then finished off with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Stacking the cubes and pressing in the toothpick is the perfect task to assign little kitchen helpers!
Salmon-Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Take a hint form Chef Vikki’s menu and serve up one of her that look sophisticated, but couldn’t be easier to prepare. Blanched asparagus spears are wrapped in smoked salmon and then garnished with lemon zest for a flavorful nibble that will hold guests over until dinner.
Golden Beet Chips
Everyone will be impressed with this colorful update to the chip bowl! With just three simple ingredients, you can add a delicious, festive touch to your appetizer spread. Kids and adults will gobble up these yummy chips that are way healthier than your standard tortilla or potato chips. Make sure to double the batch – these will go fast!
Carrot and Ginger Soup
This super-simple recipe calls for fewer than ten ingredients, most of which you already have in your pantry. Olive oil and a touch of heavy cream create a creamy texture, while ginger gives it a zesty kick. Serve it up in shot glasses or decorative ramekins for a fun, cocktail-party twist that’s easy for guests to grab and sip while mingling.
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