It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Things may look different this holiday season, and meal planning can feel daunting after all the at home cooking you’ve done this year, but there’s nothing like good food to spread happiness and cheer. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering for your immediate family, or cozying up with your significant other, these festive appetizers are sure to be crowd pleasers.

This round up of sophisticated, flavorful and gorgeous appetizers by registered dietitians will allow you to indulge in the joys of the season without the hassle or stress. Enjoy these 30 easy-to-make and festive appetizers, and have a happy and safe holiday!


  1. Pumpkin Sage Hummus with Roasted Pepitas by Hoorah to Health
  2. Meatballs with Chimichurri by The Oregon Dietitian
  3. Pepperjack Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms by Spicy RD Nutrition
  4. Roasted Grape & Goat Cheese Toast by Marisa Moore
  5. Spicy Cranberry Shrimp by Grateful Meal Nutrition
  6. Alaska Cod Sliders with Cranberry Chutney by Bucketlist Tummy
  7. Caprese Bites by Kiss in the Kitchen
  8. Easy Vegan Chickpea Endive Boats by Champagne Nutrition
  9. Asian Deviled Eggs by Rachael Hartley Nutrition
  10. Cranberry Jalepeno Dip by Snacking in Sneakers
  11. Roasted Grapes with Burrata by Live Best
  12. Spinach Con Queso by Hungry Hobby
  13. Mediterranean Antipasto Kebabs by Toby Amidor Nutrition
  14. Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates with Prosciutto by Tasty Balance Nutrition
  15. Goat Cheese Caprese Dip by Cheerful Choices
  16. Crunchy Cauliflower Bites by Food Heaven
  17. Butternut Squash & Sage Crostini by Kara Lydon Nutrition
  18. Ham & Pear Crostini by Fannetastic Food
  19. Lemon Parmesean Shaved Brussels Sprouts by Alena Menko
  20. Green Beans with Cilantro & Garlic by Olive Tree Nutrition
  21. Cranberry Goat Cheese Flatbread with Thyme by Rebecca Bitzer and Associates
  22. Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms by Meals with Maggie
  23. Baked Brie with Pecans & Pears by Delicious and Nutritious Eating
  24. Pistachio Stuffed Dates by Kelly Jones Nutrition
  25. Salmon Meatballs with Basil Cream Sauce by Mash and Spread
  26. Eggplant Pecan Pate by Sharon Palmer
  27. 7 Layer Dip by Tara Rochford Nutrition
  28. Spinach & Prociutto Pinwheels by Beautiful Eats and Things
  29. Cranberry Blackpepper Boursin by Smart Nutrition
  30. Ginger Butternut Squash Bread by Make Healthy Easy