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3 Easy Appetizers to Make for Your Holiday Party

Three easy appetizers for your holiday party that are as delicious as they are simple! Christmas appetizers made easy.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas appetizers, easy appetizer recipe, easy appetizers, holiday, holiday appetizers, party food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 80 kcal


  • 1 skinny French baguette gluten free if needed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 slices raw bacon
  • 5 large Brussels sprouts
  • 10 pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar


Spicy Grape Tomato Crostini

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Slice baguette into ten 1/2 inch slices. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and salt. Bake on foil lined baking sheet for 10 minutes until crisp.
  3. Chop grape tomatoes, and mix with olive oil, chili pepper flakes, dried basil, and salt and pepper. Top crostini slices with grape tomato bruschetta. Serve immediately.

Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

  1. Cut each Brussels sprout in half, for a total of 10 pieces. Cut bacon strips in half, for a total of 10 pieces.
  2. Roll each sprout in the bacon, placing the seam down on a foil lined baking sheet. (You can use the same baking sheet as the crostini.) Bake for about 25 minutes, until bacon is crispy. Serve immediately.

Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates

  1. Cut pitted dates in half. Stuff each date with about 1/2 teaspoon goat cheese.
  2. Place on platter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. (If desired, place in oven for 5 minutes to melt cheese.) Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The goat stuffed dates and bruschetta can be made up to 2-3 days before your party, so you save on prep time.

Nutrition Facts
3 Easy Appetizers to Make for Your Holiday Party
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 6.1%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.