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The cold weather may put a damper on outdoor entertaining but not on your appetite. Whether you’re hosting a cozy dinner party or a full-on holiday bash, these cold-weather appetizers are sure to warm up your crowd. These recipes are quick, simple, and delicious, perfect for those busy holiday months.
1. Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Everyone loves a good dip, and serving this Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper Dip is a great way to put some color, flavor, and heat to the table. This creamy and slightly spicy dip is perfect for eating with pita chips or crackers.
2. Air Fryer Falafel
This air fryer falafel recipe is air-fried instead of deep-fried and comes together in a snap. Since you’re using an air fryer, they are a breeze to make. Each bite of this will surely whet your guests’ appetites.
3. Garlic Mushroom Double Cream Brie Cheese
For stress-free holiday entertaining, you need this appetizer on your menu. This garlic mushroom double cream brie cheese is pure holiday extravagance.
4. Mini Quiche
This healthy mini quiche recipe is perfect for your holiday table. Each little quiche is packed with flavor, and they’re easy to transport, too, if you’re hosting your holiday party elsewhere.
5. Air Fryer Cheese Sticks
This healthy version of cheese sticks is a delicious start to your holiday entertaining. Your guests can feel good about indulging thanks to the lack of deep frying. It’s the best appetizer for a cheese-loving crowd.
6. Classic Bruschetta
You can’t go wrong with a classic. You’ll love this Italian bruschetta recipe. It’s the perfect appetizer for a crowd, and it’s an easy-to-assemble appetizer if you don’t feel like cooking.
7. Loaded Sheet Pan Quesadillas
These Loaded Sheet Pan Quesadillas make a perfect filling appetizer or light dinner. Either way, this recipe is a must-add to your holiday menu to bring warm, comforting flavors to a cold evening.
8. Tex-Mex Dip
This delicious, healthy TexMex dip is great for a crowd. It’s the perfect appetizer if you and your guests love Mexican food.
9. Stuffed Mushrooms
This stuffed mushrooms recipe is perfect for parties, get-togethers, or even just a snack for a night in. It’s the best example of a delicious appetizer that doesn’t have to be complicated.
10. Southwest Black Bean Dip
If you’re into bean dips, this Southwest Black Bean Dip is a must-try. It’s a fun dip that is reminiscent of comforting, southwestern flavors.
11. Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts
These air fryer smashed Brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. Satisfy your cravings without compromising a nutritious diet. Even your guests will appreciate this one.
12. Potato Wedges
Make these Potato Wedges as a delicious appetizer for cold-weather entertaining. They’re hearty and delicious, served with ketchup or ranch dip.
13. Chicken Sliders
These barbecue chicken sliders are super easy to make in a pressure cooker, and with this recipe, you can have appetizers on the table in under an hour.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.