16 New Year's Eve Appetizers That Will Get the Party Started
If there's one day of the year that's worthy of a party, it's New Year's Eve. From getting dressed up in dazzling outfits to toasting with a glass of Champagne at midnight, there's nothing quite like a celebrating in style. Our appetizer recipes for New Year's Eve are sure to get the party started. From casual party bites like Spicy Chicken Wings with Harissa and Guacamole Without Tomatoes to more elegant appetizers such as Grilled Oysters with Compound Brown Butter and a showstopping Egg-and-Caviar Dip, these appetizers are the perfect bites to enjoy while celebrating the new year to come.
When it comes to entertaining, we're all about make-ahead dishes that can be served at room temperature. That's why we're such a fan of this vegetarian Mushroom-Gruyere Tart. The whole dish can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator, covered, overnight; just bring it to room temperature before serving. Another make-ahead winner is this Mixed-Olive Tapenade, which is a flavorful accompaniment to a cheese and charcuterie board.
If your party is going to err on the side of casual, serve a crowd-pleaser like our Pull-Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread. On a cold winter night, there's nothing better than a comforting slice of rich, warm bread. Just as crowd-friendly and comforting is Classic Cheese Fondue. Who doesn't love getting to mix and match cubes of bread and fresh vegetables, then dipping them in a savory batch of ooey-gooey melted cheese?
Welcome the new year (and wish the old one adieu) with these special New Year's Eve appetizer recipes.
Grilled Oysters with Compound Brown Butter
The best kinds of appetizers are the ones that can be made in advance and served at room temperature. This tart checks off both boxes—and tastes divine.
Egg dip may not seem elegant, but once it's topped with trout roe, it becomes a whole different story. Serve it fresh with crackers and watch as it disappears spoonful after spoonful.
Creamy Artichoke Ranch
A light, fresh, and, dare we say it, healthy dip that comes together in a flash (or rather a few quick pulses in the food processor). Make it right before guests arrive, then enjoy the minimal clean-up.
Spicy Chicken Wings with Harissa
Feta-Stuffed Shishitos in Phyllo
Celebrating New Year's in the South (or just dreaming of warmer weather)? These fried appetizers are just the recipe for the occasion. You can make them a couple of weeks in advance, then simply reheat when it's time to serve.
Shrimp and Crudité Platter with Two Sauces
Pull-Apart Cheesy Pesto Bread
Guacamole Without Tomatoes
Classic Cheese Fondue
Rich and gooey, fondue is a fun, interactive appetizer that guests will love. The key is using tiny cubes of high-moisture Gruyère cheese and Emmental Cheese, both of which melt into an endless stringy pull.