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New Year’s Eve Appetizers

The BEST New Year’s appetizers that are easy, delicious and great for a crowd. All of your favorite dips, finger foods, crockpot appetizers and more. 

Looking for easy and delicious appetizer recipes to ring in the New Year? You’ve come to the right spot! I’ve rounded up 50+ of the best New Year’s Eve appetizers that are simple, flavorful and perfect for a crowd.

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If you’re getting ready for your New Year’s party, definitely keep this list of easy appetizers in your back pocket! Whether you’re looking for dips, crockpot appetizers, finger foods or low carb recipes…I’ve got you covered. These New Year’s Eve appetizers will be loved by all and gone before you know it.

Dips

I’m a lover of all appetizer dips! I especially love homemade tortilla chips and queso…I could eat a big bowl every day. Below you’ll find lots of easy and delicious dip recipes that make the perfect New Year’s appetizers. Whether you’re looking for Mexican, Greek or Italian…we’ve got you covered. These dips are full of flavor and always a huge hit!

close up of 7 layer dip in a baking dish
7 Layer Dip Recipe
7 delicious layers of salsa, guacamole, sour cream, beans, cheese, tomatoes and olives. The perfect appetizer for game day or a friends get-together. People will gather around this 7 layer dip until it’s gone!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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queso dip recipe
Chorizo Queso Dip Recipe
Cheesy and delicious chorizo queso dip that's loaded with flavor! The perfect appetizer for any party that can easily be made ahead of time. 
Total Time: 30 minutes
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cowboy caviar in glass bowl
Cowboy Caviar Recipe
Flavorful and delicious cowboy caviar dip that will become the star of the show at your next get together. Full of fresh veggies and topped with an easy homemade dressing. 
Total Time: 15 minutes
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dipping chip in velveeta queso
Velveeta Queso
This EASY 2-ingredient Velveeta queso is the perfect last minute dip that's easily made in the microwave or crockpot. It's great for a crowd and tastes super creamy and delicious. 
Total Time: 15 minutes
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black bean salsa in white bowl
Black Bean Salsa
Delicious black bean salsa filled with corn, tomatoes, peppers, red onions, lime juice and fresh cilantro. A delicious Mexican appetizer that everyone loves!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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white bean hummus in a wooden bowl
White Bean Hummus Recipe
This white bean hummus with roasted garlic is so creamy and delicious! It pairs perfectly with fresh vegetables or pita chips and makes a great spread for sandwiches and wraps. 
Total Time: 30 minutes
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This 5-layer Greek Dip is the ultimate appetizer and so easy to make. It's light and tastes great with fresh vegetables, naan bread or pita chips!
Greek Dip Recipe
This 5-Layer Greek Dip is the ultimate appetizer and so easy to make. It's light and tastes great with fresh vegetables, naan bread or pita chips!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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dipping a chip into chicken enchilada dip
Chicken Enchilada Dip
The most amazing cheesy chicken enchilada dip you will ever make! Loaded with shredded chicken, cheese, enchilada sauce and flavorful Mexican spices.
Total Time: 35 minutes
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smoked italian cheese dip in skillet on wood board
Smoked Italian Cheese Dip
Smoked Italian Cheese Dip -a delicious and easy appetizer to whip up for game day, a party or late night snack!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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cream cheese and chili queso dip in a cast iron skillet
Cream cheese and chili queso dip
Super easy and delicious chili queso dip with amazing flavor. Can be made in the skillet, slow cooker and even the microwave!
Total Time: 15 minutes
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hot corn dip in cast iron skillet
Hot Corn Dip
This hot corn dip is perfectly creamy and cheesy with the best Mexican flavors. Everyone goes crazy over this easy appetizer recipe!
Total Time: 40 minutes
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5 layer dip in dish with chips
5 Layer Dip
Mexican 5 layer dip filled with refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese and diced tomatoes. Super easy, tasty and ready in just 15 minutes. This crowd favorite appetizer is loaded with flavor! 
Total Time: 15 minutes
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Finger foods

Finger foods make the best New Year’s Eve appetizers. They’re easy, delicious and are the perfect bite-sized snack. I especially love bruschetta, pigs in a blanket and caprese kabobs. All always get rave reviews and are so easy to make!

bruschetta recipe
Bruschetta Recipe
Toasted baguette slices topped with a fresh tomato and basil mixture. So delicious and easy to whip up. You'll be making this homemade bruschetta all summer long!
Total Time: 15 minutes
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buffalo chicken meatball on toothpick
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Tender and juicy buffalo chicken meatballs coated in a tangy buffalo sauce. These meatballs make the perfect easy appetizer and are great for dipping in your favorite sauce!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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bacon wrapped dates on plate
Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe
Delicious bacon wrapped dates made with just 3 simple ingredients. This easy appetizer is the perfect balance of sweet and savory! 
Total Time: 40 minutes
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pigs in a blanket
Pigs in a Blanket
Warm and delicious mini hot dogs wrapped in fluffy crescent rolls seasoned with garlic and parmesan. These pigs in a blanket are such an easy appetizer idea that comes together in just 20 minutes with 5 simple ingredients!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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sausage balls in a white bowl with vegetables
Sausage Ball Recipe
Delicious and easy sausage balls made with just 3 simple ingredients. This tasty appetizer makes the perfect game day or party dish! 
Total Time: 40 minutes
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caprese skewers
Caprese Kabobs
Caprese kabobs are an easy, no-cook, make-ahead and delicious appetizer for any party! Your guests will love these bite-sized caprese skewers filled with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic glaze.
Total Time: 10 minutes
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ham and cheese sliders
Ham and Cheese Sliders Recipe
These easy ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed sauce are the perfect appetizer or main dish recipe for game day, parties or the holidays. The best way to use up any leftover ham!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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A close up of mini pretzel bites with a jar of pretzel cheese sauce
Pretzel Bites Recipe
Easy homemade pretzel bites brushed with melted butter and sea salt. This easy pretzel recipe makes the perfect appetizer or snack! Always a big crowd pleaser and gone in minutes!
Total Time: 40 minutes
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Pizza Pinwheels
Easy pizza pinwheels that are made with fluffy crescent rolls, marinara and all your favorite pizza toppings. The perfect snack or appetizer that's ready in just 20 minutes!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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Mini Cheese Ball Recipe
Cheese ball bites are flavorful appetizers that are perfect for snacking or serving at parties. These mini cheese balls are loaded with everyone's favorite ingredients, and they are incredibly simple to make.
Total Time: 35 minutes
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rainbow fruit kabobs on white plate
Rainbow Fruit Kabobs Recipe
Healthy and delicious rainbow fruit kabobs that are ready in just 10 minutes! An easy low calorie snack or appetizer idea that is perfect for any occasion.
Total Time: 10 minutes
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jalepeno poppers
Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
These bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers pack so much flavor in just one bite! They're quick, easy and make the ultimate game day appetizer. Plus they're made with only 5 simple ingredients!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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bacon wrapped smokies on white plate
Little Smokies Wrapped in Bacon Recipe
These 3 ingredient bacon wrapped smokies are the perfect easy appetizer for your next party. They're wrapped in crispy bacon and a delicious caramelized brown sugar coating. Always a crowd pleaser! 
Total Time: 40 minutes
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deviled egg recipe
Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs are a classic, easy appetizer that has delicious sweet and smoky flavor. Perfect for potlucks, holidays, parties and more. 
Total Time: 25 minutes
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Kielbasa Puffs
Kielbasa Puffs
Kielbasa puffs made with 2 ingredients in just 30 minutes! The perfect appetizer for the holiday season or any get-together!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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baked chicken wings
Oven Baked Chicken Wings
These oven baked chicken wings are SO easy to make and seriously addicting! They're crispy, flavorful and the perfect party appetizer. Coat them in your favorite sauce and dig in!
Total Time: 45 minutes
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cheesy meatball slider on a spatula
Meatball Sliders
These Meatball Sliders are the perfect EASY appetizer to make for your next party! Made with Hawaiian rolls, meatballs, marinara, mozzarella and topped with a delicious butter and Parmesan seasoning.
Total Time: 32 minutes
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Cold appetizers

One of my go-to cold appetizers is a big charcuterie board full of meats, cheese, spreads, nuts and crackers. It is seriously one of the easiest New Year’s appetizers and looks so pretty! It’s also great for a large crowd and includes a little something for everyone!

round charcuterie board with crackers, meats, cheeses and dips
Charcuterie Board Recipe
A charcuterie board is a simple way to make the BEST spread for a large crowd! Just throw together your favorite meats, cheeses, crackers and more. This cheese board has tons of snacking options for everyone and will definitely be a hit!
Total Time: 10 minutes
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cheese ball recipe with bacon
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
A creamy cheese ball coated in bacon pieces, Chex cereal and pecans. Full of flavor and has the perfect crunch.
Total Time: 10 minutes
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mezze platter on marble counter
Mezze Platter
Learn how to build the ultimate Mezze platter filled with dips, flat bread, cheese, fresh veggies and more. This is the perfect appetizer for entertaining and includes all of your Mediterranean favorites! 
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Cheese Ball
Hands down one of the easiest and yummiest recipes to serve at your next holiday party! This easy cheese ball recipe is always a huge hit!
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
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fruit and cheese platter on circle board
Fruit and Cheese Platter Recipe
Learn how to assemble an amazing fruit and cheese platter for your next party. Pick your favorite fruits, cheeses and fillers to make your platter the star of the show!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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bacon ranch deviled eggs on a white plate
Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs
Flavorful deviled eggs with bacon and ranch seasoning. The perfect party appetizer that is always a crowd pleaser! 
Total Time: 15 minutes
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fresh fruit platter on wood board
Fruit Platter Recipe
Learn how to make a fresh fruit platter with these easy tips. Perfect for entertaining a crowd or enjoying with your family! 
Total Time: 20 minutes
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cranberry salsa with cilantro and crackers
Cranberry Salsa
Sweet and spicy cranberry salsa with cream cheese is the ultimate holiday dip! This delicious combination of flavors is sure to satisfy your taste buds. 
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
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Crockpot appetizers

Who doesn’t love a good crock pot appetizer! It doesn’t get easier than throwing all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and letting it do the work for you. If you’re in a pinch and are looking for a ‘set it and forget it’ option, these recipes are for you!

bbq meatballs with chopped scallions on top
Crockpot Meatball Recipe
Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs.. easy to make in the crock pot with only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! Doesn't get better than that.
Total Time: 3 hours
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buffalo chicken dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This easy buffalo chicken dip recipe tastes incredibly delicious and is made with only 5 ingredients in the crock pot! Makes the perfect appetizer to bring to any cookout, holiday party or family gathering!
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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little smokies recipes
Little Smokies Recipe
These Crockpot Little Smokies taste so rich and flavorful...your guests will never know they're made with just 4 simple ingredients! One of my favorite 'set it and forget it' appetizer recipes that is always a huge hit! 
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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baguette slice dipped in spinach artichoke dip
Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip
The BEST cheesy hot spinach artichoke dip! A delicious appetizer that is perfect for any party and made extra EASY in the slow cooker.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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sweet and sour meatballs
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs
These slow cooker Hawaiian meatballs take only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So easy and always a crowd pleaser. Makes the perfect appetizer or main dish.
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
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bowl of queso blanco
Queso Blanco Recipe
Slow cooker queso blanco dip takes just 5 minutes to prep and only 5 ingredients to make. This creamy white cheese dip is seriously the best ever!
Total Time: 1 hour
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cranberry meatballs cooking in crockpot
Cranberry Meatballs
These mouthwatering cranberry meatballs made with cranberry and chili sauce are sweet and tangy with an intensely bold flavor. Made with only 3 ingredients, they are always a super simple crowd pleaser!
Total Time: 3 hours
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Low carb appetizers

Looking to bring an appetizer recipe for those that are watching their carb intake? These low carb New Year’s Eve appetizers don’t skimp on flavor and won’t have your guests missing their carbs at all. Most of these are perfect to snack on with fresh fruit or veggies!

bowl of dill dip on a white plate with fresh veggies
Dill Dip Recipe
The best vegetable dip that's light, healthy and packed with flavor. Perfect with fresh veggies or pita chips. You'll love this skinny dill dip recipe! 
Total Time: 5 minutes
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homemade guacamole
Best Homemade Guacamole
The best homemade guacamole recipe that takes just 10 minutes to make! Made with ripe avocados, lime juice, red onion, garlic, cilantro and a spoonful of salsa, this delicious Mexican appetizer is loaded with flavor in every bite. 
Total Time: 10 minutes
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salsa verde
Salsa Verde
Easy salsa verde recipe with a touch of sweet and spicy! Enjoy this homemade tomatillo salsa with tortilla chips or with your favorite Mexican dish.
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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homemade salsa
Restaurant Style Salsa
The absolute BEST restaurant style salsa that's made in the blender in less than 10 minutes! Easy, authentic and full of Mexican flavor. 
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Fruit Salsa Recipe
Fruit salsa and cinnamon chips - the perfect Summer dessert or appetizer! Fresh, easy and so delicious. My whole family loves this fruit salsa recipe! 
Total Time: 20 minutes
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mango salsa in a white bowl
Mango Salsa Recipe
The BEST mango salsa that's fresh, full of flavor and combines a little heat with a little sweet. This easy recipe makes the perfect snack, appetizer or topping!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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drizzling honey onto baked brie with a honey dipper
Baked Brie with Honey
Baked brie with honey - A simple and delicious appetizer recipe that's always a crowd pleaser! This baked brie is so creamy, rich and tastes amazing paired with the sweetness of the honey. 
Total Time: 8 minutes
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tzatziki sauce in wooden bowl
Tzatziki Sauce
Creamy tzatziki sauce made with Greek yogurt, fresh cucumbers and herbs. Comes together in just 10 minutes and tastes great with vegetables and flat bread or on a sandwich or salad. 
Total Time: 10 minutes
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dipping a fresh strawberry into strawberry fruit dip
Strawberry Fruit Dip
Creamy, easy to make and absolutely delicious! This strawberry fruit dip does excellent at parties, or you can serve it up at home as an extra incentive for kids to eat their fruit. Trust me—it'll work!
Total Time: 5 minutes
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pico de gallo recipe
Pico de Gallo
Homemade pico de gallo is fresh, delicious and so easy to make! Packed with flavor and takes less than 10 minutes. It makes the perfect addition to any Mexican dish!
Total Time: 5 minutes
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