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.
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, easy hors d’oeuvres, 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.
Types of Appetizers
Bring the party to your house with all these delicious New Year’s appetizers to ring in the new year! Either create an elegant, easy, or make it a theme with these dips! These are all favorites to make as well as quick and simple to make! Find the best New Year’s appetizers for your next getto
Dips: These are perfect for chips, crackers, and sliced vegetables! Place in a bowl with a serving plate to add the chips around it or serve it right from the bowl or dish.
Finger Foods: Perfect for serving on a tray! A little tip would be to use a white or wooden plate or tray to showcase the colors of the finger foods. These are perfect for little fingers too!
Cold Appetizers: Great for showing casing the main appetizer. Usually, cream cheese balls or charcuterie boards are cold appetizers and great for sitting out.
Crockpot: Warm these up with a slow cooker. You will love how easy these appetizers are. Add all the ingredients into the crockpot and let it sit warm throughout your party. It is perfect to keep it warm and ready whenever anyone is hungry!
Low-carb: Already starting your healthy journey for the new year, don’t worry! These low-carb appetizers are perfect for those wanting to party but not eating all the calories.
What you Need to Start your Party!
Family and friends are always your best choice in planning your party! Next, plan your food choices and who is going to be there. This will help determine what you are wanting to prepare. For serving kids, you will want more finger foods and dips. If it is an all-adults party cold appetizers are fun and can be upscale or casual for your spread! Make this as simple or elegant as you like! Lastly, plan for serving platters, crockpots, or plates to serve your amazing appetizers! Here are some ideas of things to check off your list!
Who to invite: Adults, kids, families, and friends. Pick the best people you want to spend the night with!
What are you serving: Check to see what others like. Plan to have a theme like Mexican, or have a mixture of dips, cold and warm, with some finger food appetizers.
What you need: How many slow cookers do you need? Serving trays, plates, and platters for each different appetizer.
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 are always a huge hit!
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!
Creamy and cheesy hot corn dip made with corn, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, green chilies and jalapeno is loaded with the best Mexican flavors. Everyone goes crazy over this easy appetizer recipe!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
If you love chicken wings but want a healthier baked version without the hassle of frying, this simple baked chicken wings recipe is for you. It uses just a few common ingredients to make juicy, crispy wings in under an hour.
Looking for a classy and elegant appetizer for your upcoming holiday party or celebration? These 3-ingredient cranberry brie bites have everything you love about baked brie and preserves in individual bite-size portions. Perfect for easy entertaining!
Buttery and flaky spinach puffs are easy to make with puff pastry, cream cheese, fresh spinach and savory bacon. Baked in muffin tins they are elegant enough for a fancy party appetizer but just as delicious as a weeknight side dish!
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!
Charcuterie Board Recipe
A charcuterie board is a simple way to make the BEST spread for a large crowd! Add your favorite meats, cheeses, crackers and more. This cheese board makes the perfect appetizer and will definitely be a hit at your next party!
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!
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!
Crockpot Bbq Meatballs
Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs are easy to make in the crock pot with only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep! Doesn't get better than that.
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!
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!
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 dill dip recipe!
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.
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!