Last updated on August 10th, 2022
New year’s eve is a time for friends and family to gather together. To ring in the new year, many people enjoy eating appetizers. For those looking for an appetizer recipe that will be perfect to set out on the table before the arrival of midnight, this article discusses the best options for appetizers.
These recipes are easy to prepare, delicious, and will keep your family satisfied until dinner time!
Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Salmon pinwheels are a festive and delicious way to start off the new year. Many people enjoy eating salmon because of its rich omega-3 fatty acid content, but it can be tricky to cook at home. Salmon pinwheels are an easy way to prepare the fish without having to deal with removing skin or cooking in a pan. They are easy to make, delicious, and healthy.
- 200g smoked salmon slices
- 1 x 150g tube of Primula Original Cheese
- 1 small pack of fresh dill
- Lay the smoked salmon slices on a chopping board.
- Pipe the Primula cheese back and forth over the surface of the fish giving good coverage.
- To roll, start from the top edge, carefully roll the smoked salmon and cheese up to make a long sausage shape.
- Place into a freezer-proof container and pop everything into the freezer for at least 20 minutes to firm up.
- After twenty minutes, remove the roll from the freezer.
- Slice the roll gently at 2 cm intervals using a very sharp knife. For a cleaner cut, wipe the knife with a paper towel in between slices.
- To serve, arrange the smoked salmon pinwheels on a serving plate and sprinkle with chopped dill.
This recipe is a spicy twist on a classic. You can make these Bacon Jalapeño Pinwheels in less than an hour. The sweetness of the cream cheese and sugar pair nicely with the spiciness of the jalapeños and the saltiness of the bacon. It’s a great appetizer to have with drinks before dinner, or perfect to have for breakfast!
- tube of refrigerator croissant rolls
- package of cream cheese
- 1-2 slices of cooked bacon
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 jalapeño finely diced
- Preheat oven to 375°
- Separate the croissant dough in two and create two rectangles, smoothing out the seams.
- Mix together one softened block of cream cheese, the sugar, crumbled cooked bacon, and jalapeño.
- Roll both from the long side.
- Slice the rolls into pieces about one inch wide.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes until golden.
Jalapeno Popper Crescent Ring
Featuring a combination of spicy and savory flavors, this Jalapeno Popper Crescent Ring is the perfect New Year’s Eve appetizer for your get-together. The recipe is so easy to make and takes only 30 minutes from start to finish. Jalapeno poppers are typically small, whole, pickled green chilies stuffed with cream cheese, and cheddar cheese and then fried or baked. The result is a spicy snack that will keep you coming back for more.
- 2 packages Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- 6 jalapeno peppers, diced
- 8 green onions, thinly sliced
- 12 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 12 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- ½ cup mild cheddar cheese
- ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a sheet pan.
- Combine the jalapeno, green onion, cream cheese, bacon, cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese in a medium bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Divide one can of Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough into four rectangular pieces. Arrange them perpendicular to each other on a greased sheet pan so they form a cross pattern. Leave a square space in the middle.
- Separate dough from the second can of crescent rolls into 4 more rectangles, arranging them into an X that overlaps the cross. Leave an open circle in the middle.
- Spread the jalapeno mixture around the center of each piece of dough. Then shape the mixture into a ring, leaving about ½ inch of the dough in the center.
- Pull the overhanging dough from the outer edge toward the center and over the fillings. Tuck and pinch dough under the middle close ring.
- Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown and completely cooked through.
- Remove the crescent ring from the sheet pan to a serving plate or chopping board.
- Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.
Spinach dip is a staple among New Year’s Eve appetizers. However, this can get boring and repetitive. When I think of spinach dip, I think of a little dish on the side of a party for kids to nibble on while the adults get their hands dirty with meatballs or some other finger food. The idea that it can be an appetizer is new to me. Switch things up this year with these recipes that will have all your guests coming back for more.
- 10 oz. package of chopped frozen spinach thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/8 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese
- 1-2 tsp. hot sauce
- 3 waterchestnuts chopped
- 1/4 cup purple onion finely chopped
- sourdough bread round or long
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Drain the spinach well.
- Mix spinach with sour cream, wine, cheese, hot sauce, and waterchestnuts.
- Spoon spinach mixture into hollowed-out sourdough bread.
- Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Top with diced purple onions.
- Serve with pieces of bread or vegetables.
Every party needs a bit of healthy food to combat the inevitable onslaught of sweets and fried appetizers. This Cucumber Appetizer will make your life easier and your party healthier! In just 10 minutes, you can have a tray of mouth-watering cucumber snacks with just simple ingredients. Best of all, they’re not only delicious but also a healthy snack.
- cucumber slices
- herbed goat cheese
- fresh dill
- Lay out some cucumber slices.
- Top each slice with some herbed goat cheese.
- Add fresh dill for garnish.