Christmas Appetizers. They’re often overlooked by their bigger cousin, Christmas dinner. But these vegetarian Christmas appetizers are an important part of any holiday gathering. You don’t need an excuse to go all out on eating and making appetizers, but something about the season just makes overindulging that much more fun.
It's 2022 and that means it's time to update you on the best vegetarian Christmas appetizers! From savory to sweet, and from classic dishes to exciting new twists, these recipes will help you create a delicious spread that is sure to please every guest at your table, on your couch, or anywhere else you see them this year.
Best Vegetarian Christmas Appetizers
Here are delicious, tried and true vegetarian Christmas appetizers to bring to any holiday gathering.
Baked Goat Cheese Dip
Don't skip this one! This creamy dip is made with tangy goat cheese and a hint of garlic and rosemary. Serve it warm with crackers or crostini for an easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Whipped Feta with Cranberries, Pistachios, and Honey
If you're looking for something a little different, this is the way to go! Feta cheese is whipped until light and fluffy and then mixed with cranberry sauce, crunchy pistachios, and a drizzle of honey.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
A vegetarian twist on a classic favorite, these bites are a great snack to munch on while waiting for the main course.
Outrageous Garlic Cheese Bread
If you’re looking for something indulgent and cheesy, then this garlic cheese bread is it! The combination of creamy cheese, salty butter, and garlicky goodness will be a hit with everyone at the table.
Baked Goat Cheese Dip with Red Pepper Jelly
This dip combines the best of both worlds: creamy, tangy goat cheese with a sweet and spicy red pepper jelly.
Baked Boursin in Puff Pastry with Onion Jam
This dish is a combination of creamy, classic Boursin cheese and earthy, sweet onion jam. It’s the perfect balance of flavors that will pair well with almost any other appetizer you choose to serve.
Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
With white cheddar and black pepper, these straws are a great way to add some flavor and texture to the Christmas appetizer table.
Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwich Appetizer
My mom has been making these since I was a kid, and I still love them!
Basil Whipped Feta with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Roasted cherry tomatoes are served with a creamy, whipped feta cheese infused with basil for a vegetarian Christmas appetizer you'll love.
Mini Grilled Cheese with White Cheddar and Pesto
Try these mini grilled cheese sandwiches for an easy-to-eat appetizer that everyone will love. White cheddar cheese and pesto make a delicious combination.
Easy Cold Veggie Pizza Appetizer
Vibrant, healthy, and delicious, what more could you want in a Christmas appetizer?
Here's how to make my cold veggie pizza.
Smokey and Spicy Baked Cream Cheese Dip
This dip is a great way to add some smoky and spicy flavors to the appetizer table. Cream cheese and some spicy additions are combined before being baked until creamy and bubbly.
Tell Me About Your Favorite Vegetarian Christmas Appetizers!
What appetizers do YOU plan on cooking up this holiday season? I’m always looking for more ideas!
I always like serving a bit of a variety which is often hard for me. If it were up to me, I'd just serve 18 goat cheese appetizers because I love them so much! But having a mix of things with some fresh veggies, bread, cheese, and proteins is a nice way to make sure there's something for everyone to enjoy. It also adds color to your spread and makes it all look more appealing.
xo - C