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New Years Eve Appetizers - Finger Food Recipes

By Edited Aug 17, 2016 1 19

A brand new year is awaiting us so the party planning must begin. If you are going to be hosting a party, you should be planning a menu for your New Year's Eve appetizers. Finger food recipes are easy to make and greatly appreciated by the guest. Having all of your New Years Eve appetizers beautifully arranged on a buffet table adds excitement to your guest and their palate. Furthermore, your enticing treats and how they are arranged can add and astonishing appeal to your holiday décor. Besides, finger foods recipes are easy to make allowing you more time for party planning and enjoying yourself during the event. Here are some finger food recipes that I think you might enjoy.

Ham and Swiss Cheese Rolls

  • 1 package of Crescent Rolls
  • 1 package of Honey Ham
  • 1 package of Swiss Cheese
  • 1 jar of Grey Poupon Mustard

Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Spread out the crescent rolls to make four rectangles. You will have to pinch the creases of two triangles together to accomplish this. Spread a layer of mustard on each of the four rectangles. Top this with a slice of Swiss cheese and a slice of ham. Roll up the crescent into a jelly roll and cut in 5 pieces. Spray some cooking spray on a baking sheet and lay rounds on a baking sheet. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. This yields 20 biscuits. Adjust the amount of this finger food recipe according to your number of guest. These go quickly, so you will want to make quite of few of them.


Plum-Glazed Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 32 large white mushrooms
  • 1 lb. pork sausage
  • 1 cup of Chinese plum sauce

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove stems from mushrooms and peel caps. Fill each cap with sausage. Mound the tops of the mushrooms off with the sausage. After you finish doing this, you need to add a little plum sauce to glaze the sausage. Place stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet for 18 minutes followed with an additional 30 seconds under the broiler. Heat the remaining plum sauce and place in a small bowl next to the platter. This finger food recipe yields 32 mushrooms.

Smoked Salmon Roulades

  • 1 lb. of smoked salmon, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 cup of chive cream cheese
  • 6 Kirby cucumbers

Lay salmon slices out on table. Thickly spread chive cream cheese over each slice of salmon. Form each into 1 inch jelly roll, wrap tightly in saran wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Unwrap roulades and wash cucumbers. Slice both cucumbers and roulades into 1/4 thick slices. Top cucumber slices with roulades. This yields finger food recipe 30 cucumber rounds.

Crab and Cream Cheese Dip

  • 8 oz. package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 can of crab meat
  • 1/4 cup of cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon of sweet chili pepper sauce
  • Shrimp crackers

Mix the cream cheese, crab meat, cilantro, and chili pepper sauce together and place in a shallow bowl. Place crackers on a platter beside the dip. I like to add different spices to mine. I use a small amount of Basiks Italian Table Blend for color, taste, and texture. This is a simple finger food recipe that will have your guest coming back for more.

Spiced Shrimp

  • 1 bag of Jumbo shrimp
  • Ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Butterfly shrimp by slicing down the back of the shrimp and spreading them out. Put the some ground coriander in a bowl. Press both sides of shrimp in spice to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Use a nonstick frying pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat to fry shrimp. Cook for a couple of minutes or until opaque. Place a toothpick in each and serve on a platter.

Spinach Balls

  • 1 10 oz. package of frozen spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups of Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing Mix
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter
  • 3 eggs

This can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. Cook the spinach according to the package. Drain. Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls. Store in freezer bag. When you are ready for to prepare them. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place on a baking dish and cook for 10 minutes or until brown. By making this finger food recipe ahead of time, you will have more time to spend on these other creations.

Cream Cheese Wontons

  • 8 oz. package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 16 Wonton Wrappers
  • Peanut Oil
  • 1 jar of sweet and sour sauce

Heat oil on medium heat in a deep fat fryer filled with peanut oil. Keep a bowl of water nearby to wet finger while working with the wonton wrappers. Lay out wrappers and add a dollop of cream cheese to one corner. Fold over into a triangle and seal the edges with water on your fingertips. After you have made them up, add wontons to hot oil. Cook until brown and lay on a paper towel to drain. Place a warm bowl of sweet and sour sauce nearby. You can also add some ingredient to your cream cheese like crabmeat. This is a wonderful finger food recipe that will taste similar to Crab Rangoon.

These New Year's Eve appetizers should be a big hit at your party. They do not require much skill or time. The aroma of savory flavors emanating from your buffet will have the partygoers mouth watering in anticipation of these delectable treats. To make your buffet even more enticing try adding some drama to the table setting. Pick out a beautiful solid color tablecloth. Strategically place different small boxes of varying heights underneath the tablecloth. Sprinkle tablecloth with some glitter on confetti. Place serving platters on top of these intertwined with candles and vases of flowers to add dimension and sparkle to your buffet. Place a large glass wine cooler filled with ice and 2 to 3 bottles of bubbly as the centerpiece. Your guest will love your New Year's Eve appetizers, and your buffet table will be the talk of the party.

Make sure that you supply plenty of food and water. Since most people like to party on New Year's Eve, this will help to lessen the effects that any alcoholic beverages my have on your guest. Take note of how much your guest are drinking alcohol, and if anyone does overindulge in the spirits, do not let them drive. As a good host, you should make sure that your guest has a safe and happy New Year's Eve.



Dec 20, 2010 4:00pm
Great recipes! I'm going to try a few of them and I'm especially looking forward to the Cream Cheese Wontons and Spinach balls! Thanks!!
Dec 21, 2010 4:35am
Glad that you like them. The Wontons are my favorite.
Dec 31, 2010 7:38pm
The Salmon Roulade sounds yummy. I have a few more hours to get them made. Thanks for the great recipes!
Jan 6, 2011 12:02pm
I am so glad you liked my finger food recipes.
Dec 30, 2011 8:30pm
Great ideas, will try a few!
Jan 18, 2012 6:12am
Thank you so much for checking out my article.
Dec 31, 2011 5:19pm
I'm having the crab and cream cheese tonight.

Cream cheese wontons sound good.... maybe next year.

Might add bacon...... mmmmmm.....bacon......
Jan 18, 2012 6:14am
Crab rangoon is simple to make. Sounds like you have got most of the ingredients listed.
Dec 31, 2011 5:51pm
Homemade is so much better! Thanks for the easy instructions, and happy new year!
Jan 18, 2012 6:14am
I agree. I love to cook,but it doesn't like me.
Jan 2, 2012 8:47am
Wow, this article is making me hungry! Thanks for sharing these great recipes.. Happy new year!
Jan 18, 2012 6:15am
Well grab you something to eat and have a happy New Year. My this be your best year yet.
Jan 2, 2012 8:47am
Wow, this article is making me hungry! Thanks for sharing these great recipes.. Happy new year!
Jan 2, 2012 7:41pm
Thanks for posting these! I hope to try some of them even after the holidays.
Jan 18, 2012 6:16am
I hope you do because they are simple to make and I know that you will enjoy them.
Jan 3, 2012 10:25am
Those all sound really good.
Jan 18, 2012 6:17am
Glad you like them and they are good.
Jan 6, 2012 7:33pm
I don't know about new years eve, I think I could eat some of these recipes right now!
Jan 18, 2012 6:18am
Thank you and enjoy.
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